Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A White Christmas

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas -what about you?

So I thought you might like to see some of my white theme Christmas decorations.

I got the white house in the middle at Marden's in Bangor last year. It has mirrors in it -so a candle gives it a nice glow.The little houses came from TJMAXX . Come to think of it the shelf came from a thrift shop there also. This display is in the guest room upstairs with the green and white toile wallpaper.

I have a small collection of Father Christmas's. This is one my late mother in law gave me several years ago. I have always loved it.

Can't have too many angels among us!

a white Christmas tea anyone?

I spent the day putting up some of my decorations for Christmas. I will confess it seemed like a daunting process this morning when my husband took all the boxes down from the attic and I started removing china , family pictures etc. to make way for the decorations but by the afternoon I was starting to see light at the end of the tunnel! I remember when we had one box of decorations and seven excited children to exclaim over each little treasure-oh! the good old days. I was happy to have some little grandchildren stop by and start playing with the animals from the Christmas manger scene-always a favorite with the wee ones.

I had a good laugh last night when our little granddaughter Jessie (4 years old)picked up an old play phone and said "Grandma I am going to call you" She picked up the receiver and said
" Hi Grandma, What is it like to be different"?

After a peal of laughter , I thought I should find out if she meant different ' Special 'or different 'WEIRD' ? I won't even ask you which you thought she meant!

I wish all my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving and thank you to all who came to visit.

Take care,



Lynn said...

Since we are going to our daughter's for Thanksgiving dinner, I have time to check out blogs tonight! Carolyn this "White Christmas" is just charming. Very soothing. Thank you for sharing.

food with style said...

you are different ... as in remarkably talented in sharing so many beautiful things! always love seeing your world, enchanted always comes to mind~

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Yes!!! Always a white Christmas...Lovely ...Happy Thanksgiving... xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Eileen said...

Very beautiful (as usual)! I'm going more with white this Thanksgiving and Christmas too.

I loved the story of Christmas past and I loved the story of your granddaughter! So sweet!
Thanks for sharing that and for always sharing your elegant home!

All the best to you,

Ana said...

Good evening Carolyn,
Beautiful white Christmas decorations...I'm dreaming of a white Christmas too! I'm so looking forward to decorating my petite cottage. Soon! Yay!

Have a wonderful rest of the week my friend. Until next time.


FranE said...

So beautiful. Your life appears to idyllic. I hope your day tomorrow is as beautiful as the genteel spirit you share with us.

Anna said...

I know what you mean, I have 2 nieces 15 and 12
they think I am very different too!
I never asked what they mean! they seem to love me though!!!
I wish you a happy thankgiving and a white Christmas and just let us be different...LOL

Andi's English Attic said...

What beautiful things to put in your guest room. So much inspiration has flooded my brain from looking at your post. What can I do to OUR guest room? My son is no longer interested in decorating the tree, so it's just me and my daughter. They're all still excited when I bring the tree home, though.

Rita said...

Love your white Christmas theme. I wonder if we will have a white Christmas this year; no snow yet;very unusual for us.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

you my dear.. are not 'different'.. you are perfect in everyway! Most women strive to be just like you and the secret is that they'll never say so.

Lovely White Christmas as it does set the mood now!

Love and thanks for the holiday well wishes..

Oh.. and Thank heaven.. for little.. girls!

Islandsparrow said...

Definitely at white Christmas!! It wouldn't be the same if it was green (actually brown for us:) A little covering of white makes everything beautiful! Your inside white is beautiful too. I haven't started decorating yet - but I'm "thinking" about it :)

oh my - I can hardly wait for the funny things grandchildren will do - our children were a good source of entertainment and I've no doubt their children will be the same.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
I'm sure Jessie meant 'different' in the nicest sort of way! I love your white houses and the little church is simply adorable. The angel is lovely too. Have a wonderful day decorating!


Suzann said...

Such a beautiful post.

Happy Thanksgiving from America.

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

You have decorated your quest bedroom beautifully! I can imagine your grandchildren enjoy staying with you very much! To wake up in such a beautiful room.....

Fijne avond!

Lieve groet,


Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Forgot to wish you Happy Thanksgiving!!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I do love a white christmas, this is so pretty. But you know c, you can even make blue pretty... thanks for your sweet note.

Sussi / Sussinghurst said...

Oh, what a pretty lille white town - but then, you always show the most beautiful pictures.

Mary said...

Its Thanksgiving, and I have a few minutes this morning before leaving for our son's...wanted to stop by to see what you've done, and so glad I did...there's always so much decorating inspiration on your blog, Carolyn! I also have a lot of white for Christmas, as well as red and green, but your whites with the green Christmas trees is so special. Looking forward to more!

God bless!


Cindy said...

Oh Carolyn! I love your beautiful white Christmas decor!! It is so soothing and gorgeous. hugs, Cindy S.

Jessica said...

Beautiful! I love Christmas villages. :-)

Beverly said...

Your white Christmas is lovely. It looks so fresh and pure. Decorating begins at our home tonight.

I want to be finished when I go back to work Monday. Too much to do in too little time, but oh so fun.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear Carolyn! Oh, what a cute story about your granddaughter. Kids are so funny, aren't they?
I love seeing your pretty decorations. I'm going to more serious about my decorating tomorrow.
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Lacy said...

I love your white christmas! It's what heaven must be like!