Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Christmas Vignette

Hello everyone,

It is a cool windy day here again today but it is warm and cozy inside . I thought I would change the display on my cabinet that stores my china cups of saucers .

A toile candle

My toile santa

I got this pitcher at Coulson's a few years ago. The basin came with it but I didn't use it for this vignette.

A pretty Christmas bouquet!

It is my husband's aunt's 92nd birthday and we are going out for breakfast with some of the family. I hope I am half as smart as her if I live to be her age.

Thank you for visiting me.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Carolyn

34 comments:

elise said...

How very nice to be able to enjoy your Aunt's 92nd birthday. So many things to hear and learn from all the valuable memories and wisdom .A Happy Birthday. Thanks for sharing all the lovely photos,very festive and cozy.
May Your Days Be Merry and Bright,
Elise

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Toile is so pretty and it's especially pretty in your home. Hope you enjoy the birthday breakfast.

Merrie said...

I'm drooling. Have never seen a toile Santa before, nor a toile candle. It's all very pretty!

Enjoy the breakfast with your aunt!

Lee Laurie said...

Happy birthday to your Aunt. What a special birthday to celebrate. 92 years old! I bet she has some stories to tell and memories to share.
Your Christmas vignette is so pretty. I love the toile dishes and santa. It all looks so warm and inviting. I would love to have a toile Santa. Maybe I could make one.

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Always love to see your toile! Have a great time at your Aunt's birthday party!~Patti

podso said...

Love that toile candle! It's all lovely and enjoy the cozy inside day. We are in the low 40s (F) here in the south, so it's feeling a little like Christmas!

Riet said...

What a lovely display of all your beautiful toile things. Even a toile candle, so beautiful. Happy birthday to the 92 years old lady.

The French Bear said...

I do love your red , I collected it for my daughter, but you have many beautiful pieces I have never seen before. With your Santa, it makes a delightful vignette.
Have a lovely lunch!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Carolyn! Oh, Happy Birthday to your aunt and I know you'll have a wonderful time celebrating with her.
This vignette is beautiful, just like everything else you do!
I've never seen a toile Santa! He's so cute. The big pitcher with the flowers is so pretty! You just have the touch! It's so lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Oh Carolyn, I love all your reds! The little tea lamp is adorable and I love the toile candle! I very seldom see anything as lovely as that pitcher at Coulson's but then again I don't get there very often. I hope you enjoyed your breakfast with your hubby's aunt. Isn't that wind something else? Have a lovely day.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Carolyn; Your photos always make my heart beat faster. No matter how busy I am, if I see you have posted something, I'm there! Thanks! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Sonia said...

Carolyn,

Your red and white vignette is just gorgeous! Where ever did you find that Santa with the red toile! Your pictures are devine!
Happy 92nd Birthday to your Aunt and Merry Christmas! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhhhhh, how achingly beautiful...

June said...

Oh Happy Birthday to auntie. What an amazing age to make it to. I hope I can do that, and be healthy.
Your beautiful red toiles warmed me right up on this very chilly day.
hugs

GWENDOLYN said...

A very lovely vignette. I love santa's robe, he blends in so well. Very charming. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!
Gwen

Sarah said...

A Santa in a toile coat and a tolie candle...wow, I think these are fabulous! Your Christmas vignette is a delight! ~ sarah

Deanna said...

May you have a refreshing week-end!
Enjoyed your lovely home.

Merry Christmas,
d

Cottage Rose said...

A Happy Birthday to your Aunt,, I just love all your Toile,, just gorgeous,, the Santa is my favorite I think... you have a beautiful home... have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

Kathy said...

Absolutely lovely, Carolyn...as always!

Merry Christmas,
Kathy

verveine sauvage said...

What a marvellous house... you live in a house which looks like a fairy tail.... Enjoy it ! Have a nice sunday...

Sage said...

Great pictures as always. There is something on the east coast air where poeple live to aripe old age.My best friends are from PEI; wonderful poeple.

Rhondi said...

Every time you show that red tranferware I have to repent for coveting!
Hugs, Rhondi

Becca said...

Carolyn, thank you so much for stopping by my new blog and leaving such a kind note. Your home is beautiful ... your Christmas decorations are GORGEOUS (LOVE the toile Santa!) ... your visitors must not want to leave!! Thanks for opening your lovely home ... I look forward to "following" your blog! Take care, Becca (http://adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com)

Twice as Nice said...

Everything looks so pretty! I just went through your Rhoda post and I love your green toile room and the snowmen on your window sill.

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Congratulations on your aunts birthday! 92, what an age..I hope you and your husband have a lovely time visiting her. Your photo's today are once again beautiful. I like the toile and your red with white China.

I went to a Christmas fair today with two friends of mine. We had a great time. It was horribly cold though!!

Lieve groet, Madelief

rosabeer said...

I love all of the red things. Its with pink my favorite color.
The toile Santa is stunning.
greetings

Cindy said...

I love your toile Santa! Everything looks so lovely at your house. All of your toile looks so gorgeous. You must have purchased much of it in the US. I have searched for such things in Canada and I am always so disappointed in what is available. Thanks for a look at all of your lovelies. Hugs, Cindy S.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

So pretty. I love the pitcher. And all put together so well. Rosie

Janean said...

lovely red transferware vignette!

tales from an oc cottage said...

LOVE this!!!!


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Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Toile is one of my "favorite" things. I love your toile Santa and candle. Breath taking Carolyn. thanks for sharing. hugs ~lynne~

*Ulrike* said...

I just love looking at red and white, especially during the winter time. Something that says warm and cozy! Hope you enjoyed your husband's aunts party!
Take Care!

Elissa said...

What a beautiful Vignette!! Your toile collection is just lovely!!
~Elissa

cinner said...

Hi, I came over from The White Bench, I love your blog...just beautiful. Merry Christmas.