Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas Past

Hello everyone,
        How was your weekend? We enjoyed ours and the weather is staying unseasonably warm but we are not complaining!
I have started decorating for Christmas and will share some photos soon.
For now it is just some pics from last year that some of you would not have seen and for those of you that have I hope you don't mind a second look.

Enjoy the rest of your evening. Tomorrow it is still going to be warm and sunny so I hope to finish decorating our little 'cottage' and have some pictures to share with you.

Take care,
Carolyn

35 comments:

The Sweetest Days said...

Carolyn, everything is so beautiful. I don't know how you find the energy for all that decorating! It must take days to get everything just right. A labor of love, no doubt.

I hope this year is just as splendid.

It certainly is warm, isn't it? Very odd for November, but I'm not complaining either! There are still bulbs to be planted!

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening Carolyn
Your place is looking beautiful & very festive! Can't wait to see the finished Cottage. Take care.

Wanda

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of Christmas past...can't wait to see your pictures.

xo, abby

Linda said...

These are just fantastic, Carolyn! Your photos make my heart go pitter patter, pitter patter. Midge says that I should not be surprised that we have so many similar decorations! Haha

I love that creamy urn with the greens and a touch of berries, so festive, indeed! And, the statuary brought in from the garden and assigned to new duty guarding the tree is one of the things I love to do, too!

It all looks just too BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for putting me in the Christmas spirit tonight! Lol I'll be baaaackkk....

Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Amanda said...

Thank you for sharing such lovely photos of Christmas past! I so enjoy coming here for inspiration!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Deb said...

I am one that did not get to enjoy your decorating last year. It is just simply magical. I love Christmas, too. Looking forward to see your beautiful home again.
Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

flowersandhome said...

Beautiful pictures full of Christmas cosiness! Love all the decorations! A real Christmas Home with Christmas in every little corner. Can't wait to see your pictures of this year's decoraton already ;-)
Oh and if you should get tired of the warm beautiful weather ;-) just send it over here please, it's been grey and dark and foggy and cold for more than two weeks here now and I've really had enough of it. I would even welcome rain now I think, more exciting than this dull weather. Oh my, guess this weather has really gotten to me... ;-)
Bye,
Marian

Olga said...

Beautiful photos! Christmas decorating is always so much fun. I could never get tired looking at such beautiful Christmas photos.

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, It's starting to look a lot like Christmas at your place. I love visiting with you and enjoy seeing all your beautiful Christmas decorations. Jen.

Ellen said...

Everything is so beautiful! Love the picures:)

Evi said...

Love everything you do. I'm so glad I'm not the only one starting the Christmas decorating early this year. Do you still have your Christmas blog?? I need to go and check. I love visiting your blog it always puts me in a calm & peaceful place - even the music. So wish I lived close to you I would love to attend your Christmas House Tour - it's even on my Birthday (12/10) :)
Evi

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You did a beautiful job last year I can't wait to see it now. Great ideas and inspiration, everything is gorgeous! I'm starting to deck the halls, startin with the Christmas tree...I think maybe it's old age, but I'm exausted and I'm not liking ot to much! When it's all finished I'll probably enjoy it!! Happy week. FABBY

Susan said...

Oh Carolyn, that's so awesome you are starting to decorate. I'll begin right after Thanksgiving. I remember some of the lovely items you show in today's blog. Your house is enchanting at Christmas. Susan

podso said...

It's always good to see your photos even if we've seen them before. They are always so beautiful! Have a good week and enjoy your warm weather.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely pictures, Carolyn! Honestly, I think I would enjoy seeing Christmas pictures all year round. Loved the teal transferware in your previous post too.
I've been down with a bug for days and am itching to get at my decorating. Don't feel much like it though with the tummy feeling the way it does.
Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
The weather has been rather nice for this time of year, hasn't it? The snow we had was gone in a day.
Looking at Christmas pictures is soothing, must be the happy family gatherings that we associate with them.
Looking forward to your creativeness this year.
Judith

Candylei said...

I feel like a little kid again! Thank you!

June said...

So beautiful Carolyn. I can hardly wait to start decorating for the holidays, but some things have come up that will delay the process a little, but then it will be 'DECK THE HALLS' time for me!
sending hugs...

Tretswelt said...

Hei Carolyn,mein Wochenende war nicht so schön...meine Freundin ist beerdigt worden,traurig...
Wie ich sehe bei dir sieht wieder festlich aus...wow!Bin begeistert!Schöne Woche.Bussi.Lu.

gilda said...

I follow you for quite some time and is a pleasure .... and see these pictures of Christmas decorations makes me daydream! Thanks ...
A hug to you soon!
Gilda

sonja said...

Ohhhh, I've never seen such beautiful Pictures before...
I love them all...
Sonja

Deborah said...

So beautiful Carolyn!
So nice that you are enjoying warmer weather...still! :)
I cant wait to see your holiday decorating.
Have a great week!

Deborah xoxo

Jojo said...

I love the photo of your frosted roses used in your header. Beautiful.

di said...

It's a first time look for me. Stunningly beautiful. The red transferware is perfect:)

di

Petra said...

OO so beautyful everthing, we had first 5 dec Sint - Nicolaas. And after that we enjoy christmas. Also a nice time. Thanks for de lovely photo's.

Groetjes Petra.

Rosetta said...

Io l'ho già viste,ma è un grandissimo piacere rivederle!Amo i tuoi post!Rosetta

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Beautiful photo's! Already looking forward to see how you will decorate your house this year.

Wish you lots of fun!

Happy new week,

Madelief

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your photos are Stunningly Beautiful for this coming Christmas in your lovely home. I can hardly wait to see it all together. I do follow you Carolyn for a long time now.
I hope you have a great weekend with your family. Come see me some time sweet lady.
XXOO Diane

Vivi said...

Kan ikke forstå, at det snart er december og dermed julemåned.

Hyggelige og stemningsfyldte billeder som altid :-)

oldthings said...

we wait to see your Christmas decor!!

Babs said...

How beautiful! I love lighted houses and villages..vintage looking ones, and yours are so lovely and nostalgic.
Can't wait to see this years decorations.

Landbohaven said...

Hvor ser det hyggelig ud.
Tak for kigget.

Kathy said...

Carolyn your home always looks like a dream! I can imagine that dream turning into a Christmas fantasy! How I would love to visit during your open house! I am looking forward to your pictures!
May your day be very blessed,
Kathy

Camille said...

Love the table setting with the candles! Everything beautiful!

Katy Noelle said...

Tom wonders why I'm squeaking and giggling in here. heeeheheheheheeee!

Oh, I just love Christmas! I love this! I just love it!!! (Oh, I've said that already....but...I so do love it!)

I saw something very pretty in a recent, Christmassy issue of "Romantic Homes", this year. It was an Emilie Tolley kind of white, natural, herby decor and on each white plate on the Christmas table, there was a little gingerbread house with simple white frosting decoration. The brown of the gingerbread was very harmonious with the natural scheme. Plus, like in your post here, there's something very magical about miniature houses - miniature fairytale, lilliputian, warm, european like houses. I very much hope that I can set our little snow scene up, this year. We haven't, since we moved.

Thanks for the joy, joy, joy!!!

btw, you know, in the US, we aren't 'technically' supposed to start the Christmas season until a week from this Thursday - the US Thanksgiving. We're straining at the bit.;) However, Thanksgiving for most, here, is a beautiful holiday because it is, indeed, very simple compared to the whirlwind of fun that's just to come. Perhaps, it's the same for you, in Canada?