Monday, November 9, 2009

Christmas Past



Hello everyone,

We had a beautiful day today and it supposed to continue all week so it is great to be able to finish up the last of our fall clean up. Vesey's( a local mail order garden center) had a big supply of tulips etc. on for $2. a bag. Even their amaryllis were $2. So you guessed it -I did stock up!

Now on with my mosaics- I decided to make a few from last years photos at Christmas.The first one above is our little garden cottage all decked out for a Christmas tour.





This is our home at Christmas last year-it will soon be time to go to the attic and haul down all our tubs of Christmas decorations.


More of the 'Christmas Cottage'.

Today I am joining in with Mary again at the Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Thank you Mary for hosting-I love seeing so many pretty mosaics.

I am also going to join in on Cielo's Show off your Cottage Monday at The House in the Roses. Thank you Cielo for hosting this fun event.

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33 comments:

Vicki said...

Hello, Carolyn,
Your home is so beautiful! I enjoyed seeing all of your lovely and inviting Christmas decorations! Thank you for stopping by for a cup of tea at Bunny Cottage. Blessings and best wishes to you! Vicki

Emily Anne said...

LOVELY! :-) Can't wait for Christmas now.
Blessings~

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ohhh gosh.. my heart beat skips.. going to your blog like going to a magical world.. so beautiful!

Heather said...

Your home is sooo beautiful!!

Love, Heather

Miss Jen said...

Beautiful~ *sigh*
stunning.... looks like your
home is from a magazine.

Love~ Miss Jen

Porch Days said...

It looks like you will have lots of decorations to get out of the attic. Your photos are lovely.

sweet bay said...

Beautiful!

Tracey said...

Yeah for Christmas! Just beautiful Carolyn, just beautiful!!!

:) T

Patricia said...

Thank you ever so much for stopping by my blog - your Christmas decor is more than beautiful. Very inspiring !!! I hope you have a lovely week.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....I still think you should do a book on all your beautiful decorating photos! Just gorgeous!~Patti

Ana said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love your cozy little garden cottage. I can't wait to start decorating my Petite Cottage. I love Christmas. Everything looks so beautiful. I am soooo ready for Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing. Awesome mosaics. Have a wonderful evening.

Hugs,
♥Ana

Cindy said...

I'm glad to hear that your weather has been nice, ours has been too. Your little cottage is so sweet done up for Christmas and so is your house. I am looking forward to seeing all of your "Christmas Present" photos. Your "Christmas Past" photos were delightful! Hugs, Cindy S.

bBchronicles said...

Well, those pics sure get me in the mood to pull out the decoration! Beautiful!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Carolyn I just can't get enough of you home!! It is just lovely and so inspiring! The last set of pictures - I love the white washed planks and all the softness!! Is this one of your gardening sheds?

blessings
mary

Deanna said...

Looks beautiful!
d

Riet said...

What a beautiful house you have and I love your decorations.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Carolyn,
I enjoyed your Christmas past photos! My goodness... it's like looking through the pages of a magazine! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing...I look forward to Christmas! 2 more weeks I too must start pulling storage boxes out! Eeeek! Take care!

Willow said...

Hi Carolyn,

Thank you for visiting my blog. I just love yours and come often. I love how you decorating for Christmas last year. I can't believe it is almost that time of year again and can't wait to put our things out.

Willow

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Enjoyed seeing your Christmas photos once again. Did you find anything at the Homestead?

Blessings,
Sandi

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Beautiful Christmas rooms! So cozy!

once in a blue moon... said...

just one word for you...

joy~

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your house looks so warm and inviting! The pictures look like magic. I am glad Darcy is back safe. I had to laugh when I read about the Stroopwafels and the wooden shoes he took with him for your mother. She must have been very pleased. My family also enjoys 'Stroopwafels'. I often buy them in the village where my parents live. The village is close to Gouda and has a very small Stroopwafel factory. When I visit my parents I often take some packages of wafels with me. You always get one extra for the road :)! They are so delicious!!! Have a wonderful day!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Zuzu said...

Soft and inviting, and together in a mosaic it is just gorgeous, Carolyn!

Enjoy your day,
Zuzu

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Carolyn! I have serious fireplace envy . . . you have so many of them and I have only ONE!

What gorgeous Christmas decor. Can't wait to see this year's. I hope I can lure one of my kids home to do the endless run up to the attic for the holiday boxes. Their knees work so well!

Cass

Sharon said...

So beautiful, I just had to hold my breath!!! It was like going into a dream. You decorate so beautifully. I can almost see the sugar plum fairies dancing about. Warmly, Sharon

Crafty Gardener said...

Christmas mosaic photos.

nannykim said...

Nice--sweet stuff!!

http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/

Rita said...

Hi Carolyn,
thanks for stopping by and leaving your wseet comments. Though I'm not a big tea drinker i do love china, especially teasets. I find they can such a special touch to a home and at the same time they can literally warm the soul up with their warm content, be it tea, or simply heral tea or camomille...
Again, I must repeat myself and tell you how beautiful your home is. Beautiful past xmas mosaics. thanks for sharing such treasures and putting me in the holiday mood (kind of early for me!).
Warmely
Rita

Islandsparrow said...

Wasn't the weather beautiful today! I didn't make it to Vesey's - I may try to get up there this week. But I did make it to the Point - red berries, bay berries and pine branches for free :)

Olivia and Me said...

Thank you Carolyn for your thoughts and concerns on Maggie's welfare. She's sitting in bed with me now as I try to comfort her in this time.

hugs

~Olivia

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful Christmas mosaics. You have a lovely home.

Beverly said...

Carolyn, everything is beautiful. It's like a dream come true.

Thank you for sharing your Christmas magic with us.

danielle-laryn said...

your home is beautiful-it looks like a dolls house- i just want to move in and play! thanx for sharing!