Friday, November 27, 2009

White Christmas

Hello everyone,

I hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My sister in law used to live in North Carolina and she said the day after Thanksgiving the stores had the busiest day of the year as everyone focused on Christmas. So now we are probably all thinking of decorating,shopping, baking etc. I am looking forward to seeing everyone else's Christmas decorating and hearing about your Christmas traditions.

Today ,I was working on doing some decorating in our kitchen -dining room. Last year I had village houses on the shelves between the cabinets but this year I am doing a white theme.

We are having very mild weather for November and today it rained all day making it hard to get good pictures without the flash as it was darker. So, the color is a little off.

Last year these were in the guest room upstairs.

This angel lost his horn but I still has charm.

This is a heavy iron lantern from Winner's that I have had for a few years.

I did break down and buy this Santa at TJ maxx on our trip even though I am trying to discipline myself not to buy anymore Christmas 'stuff'.

I do have a weakness for these Father Christmas's though.

I added a little mercury glass for some sparkle.

I like the feather trees .

I apologize again for the quality of the pictures today. I had hoped to take some other pictures around the house but it was just too dark today. I think showers are expected for the next few days , hopefully after that we get some bright sunny days!

It is Show and Tell Friday again at My Romantic Home so I am joining in again. Thank you Cindy for hosting this fun event.

Hope you have a good weekend


Thanks for visiting,



Robyn said...

MY GOODNESS! Your display made my heart pitter pat in my chest! I'm in LOVE! I just adore white Christmas goodies...I wish I only had white goodness like you... YOUR displays are just delightful!

TQ said...


What a wonderful display you've made. It denotes peace love and good-will toward all.

Simply beautiful!

Thank you for sharing and have a GRAND weekend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is so pretty with the lighting. I always love your Christmas decor!

Roseny Crisp said...

É tudo tão maravilhoso!!
Seu blog me faz bem e da muita inspiração!!
É tudo um amor.


It's all so wonderful!
Your blog makes me feel good and a lot of inspiration!
It's all one love.

June said...

Oh Carolyn, your white decor is beautiful. I LOVE the Santas. The pictures are great even with the lack of light. This is such a nostalgic looking display of Christmas goodness!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Your white Christmas looks so lovely and peaceful. I'm looking forward to seeing so much more. Thank you for inspiring me!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi sweetie, your photos are beautiful. a touch of romance to them. You always inspire.. I've been decorating for days now. Not sure why the fever this year, but I sure have it.. looking forward to seeing more of yours..
hugs ~lynne~

From the Old InkWell said...

Love all your white Santa's and the iron lantern. It is all so well displayed and arranged as you do in your garden. I have a fondness for Santas too and collect them. Your's are charming!

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

Don't apologize...We all have those overcast days...Your shots are great, Love all the white. Santas are so sweet! The lace is beautiful hanging off the shelves, Have a wonderful week, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Gypsy Purple said...

Fabulous things you have here....

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Please don't apologise for the pictures, they just look fine. I know how difficult it is too keep the 'warmth' in the photos and not use the flash. You decorated everything beautifully! I like your father Christmasses. Uptil now I have only decorated very little. We have to celebrate Sinterklaas first. We celebrate it next week with my husbands family. His sisters still have small children, so it will be fun. After that I will start decorating. I already look forward to it.

I wish you a happy and sunny weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Rita said...

Beautiful pictures; a visit to your blog is so relaxing; thank you.

My name is Riet said...

YOur decorations are beautiful. And wonderful displays

♥Elizabeth said...

Carolyn, the pictures look fantastic! I really like the yellow light, it makes it seem so warm and golden. Plus I know it looks awesome in person too!!

I can't wait to see the house all done up! Oh- And I forgot to mention, I love what you did with the mantle in the living room this year!

Marigene said...

Carolyn, that is just beautiful, all the white with a touch of silver and gold. Your Father Christmas's are fabulous. I adore white for is just so peaceful and pure. Thank you for sharing.

Cindy said...

Your images are absolutely gorgeous. You make white look so-o-o good. Thanks for a peek into your kitchen
Christmas decor. Your weather is still mild? So is ours, but no rain, thank the Lord. Hugs, Cindy S.

Cindy said...

You have so many beautiful white Christmas things! I love all of them! It was raining here yesterday also. Today the sun is out but so is the wind!

Sonia said...


Your white winter wonderland is so beautiful, I love the way you have your shelves backlit, it gives everything such a soft glow and reminds me of how snow makes everything looks so bright, especially at night! Just gorgeous as usual!! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Lady Pamela said...

My favorite piece is the angel. I just love Winner's (Homesense), too.
I started my decorating tonight.