Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's Starting To Look A Lot Like Christmas....

First, sorry for the Thanksgiving post being up on the ole' blog for way too long.

Every morning I would tell myself "you've got to change the blog today."

Every night I would lay my head on my pillow and say "shoot, didn't get to the blog today."

I've been sick.

Littlest dude has been sick.

Lots of volunteering going on.

Big, big Christmas party last night.

But, as my heroine Scarlett said, "Tomorrow is another day."

Today is that tomorrow.

Without further ado some of my Christmas decorations....




Fake wreath with fresh cut cedar, magnolia, and holly branches from the back yard.
(Hubby bolted the monogrammed "S" to the door, "so it would stay put", now it is so much trouble
to remove...easier to try and hide it under the wreath than to remove it.)



 I just love Pansies.  They do very well in our southern winters.  




When you enter our house the first room to your left is the dining room.





More decorations photo's to come over the next week.  Stayed tuned for my favorite, favorite room, the kitchen!  I just love the whimsical and vintage decorations that I've used in that room, love them!!  Hope to have those pictures up on Tuesday.

I'm linking this post up to The Tablescaper's blog party, Seasonal Sundays.  Head on over to view some wonderful Christmas ideas.

Be safe my friends.

Fondly,
Ann



14 comments:

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Gorgeous so far! Can't wait to see the kitchen!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The outside of your house is gorgeous. Love it. Your dining room is stunning. Such beautiful topiaries and I could also see a glimpse of the staircase garland. Fabulous. Everything is just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

keepinupwiththejonestd said...

Can you come decorate my house, Ann? You just do it so beautifully! Thanks for sharing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your Nativity set. All of your decorations are beautiful.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Such pretty decorations. I like how you decorated the table and your nativity scene is so pretty. I really like that wreath hanging on the dining room door too.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Oh! It all looks lovely. I like your use of an indoor wreath and the dining table decorations are wonderful...I find dining tables hard to do for some reason but you have given me some good ideas. Thank you...onward and upward to your kichen.(-:

Julie Harward said...

I love it all...I had a nativity set just like that, I gave it to one of my daughters this year. Your home looks just so full of Christmas..beautiful ;D

Marlis said...

OOh I spotted Burgenland in the hutch!!! You've got a great collection. Love your nativity too. Thanks for dropping by..
So when and where were you in Germany?

Denise said...

It all looks very pretty. sorry you've been sick, I do hope you're all feeling better soon.

The Tablescaper said...

Such a beautiful home, inside and out. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Marlis said...

Ann, I graduated from Mannheim HS in 1971 ;-)!!

~ Pink Flamingo ~ said...

Mmm, you are in your element now... red and green (and decorating) heaven! It's so nice to see sugared fruit and Della Robbia styling this time of year... both sentimental favorites for me. I understand that The Grinch (Who Stole Christmas) lives in Tampa and is heading your way, Cindy Lou Who. You might wake up and find every decoration (and your beautiful table/chairs) GONE! ;) xoxo

Gracie's Cottage said...

So pretty...and pansies in winter - I'm jealous!

Jan

Angela said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAA..look at that awesome red transfer ware...I adore adore it.

I love your buffet also. that is just gorgeous. those trees as the centerpiece are so pretty also..loving everything girl..You have been one busy beaver getting your house all set up and moved in and everything in it's place...