December 11, 2008

Holidays that Inspire


For those of you needing some holiday inspiration, here are some simple and beautiful pictures to inspire you. I'm still slowly working at getting the house decorated. I think I will be done about midnight on Christmas Eve. I hope you are all enjoying the season and not totally making yourself frantic. Deep breaths people. Christmas is something to experience and enjoy, not something to get through. Let's keep repeating that to ourselves until we get it. I'll be back soon with some holiday pictures from my place.




27 comments:

  1. really pretty. i especially like the top photo. BHG? i still don't know how to decorate my house for the holidays so i need all the inspiration i can get! xo

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  2. Those are beautiful inspiring pictures. I love the simple-ness of them. Chill out and decorate on YOUR TIME....it will eventually happen, and if it doesn't, enjoy what you have up and forget about the rest. Have a blessed day!

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  3. They all look so clean and calm! I love it.

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  4. That first pic is making me swoon! It's truly lovely! ~ Claire

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  5. I LOVE that first pic too!! Soooo much! Is that your house?

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  6. Absolutely delightful!!! Lovely. Inspiring. I am going to go decorate! thank you.

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  7. What wonderful pictures- I think you've just motivated me to get going around here, thanks! Can't wait to see your decorations...

    Happy Holidays!
    ~Rachel

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  8. All of those pictures are definitely inspiring! I love how some people use lots of white and it looks so clean and crisp and wintry! I have wanted to make one of those felt square garlands for a long time, but never have gotten around to it...

    And I completley hear you out on Christmas shouldn't be something we just "get through." It's so super easy to get caught up in the moment of trying to PREPARE instead of just enjoying each day of the month. I can't wait to see your house all decked out!

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  9. Divinely gorgeous! I love to oooohhh and aaahhh at your blog every day.....

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  10. good reminder ~ thanks, Jen!!

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  11. Inspiring photographs. Loved the first one, I remember seeing that in a magazine and absolutely loving it.

    Hope you are having fun decorating and enjoying it all.:)

    Lidy

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  12. Loving your inspiration photos ~ especially the first one. Now I want to see me some Jen at The Cottage Nest inspiration photos!

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  13. Jen,
    The name is Jeff ...aka Sir.
    Jeff

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  14. Really fabulous! I can hardly wait to see all of the beautiful holiday decor at your home!
    Good thought about enjoying, not getting through Christmas.

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  15. Wonderful inspiration pics! I need all the motivation I can get trust me! LOL
    ~Des

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  16. wonderful pictures jen, can't wait to see your cottage shots
    xo

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  17. I absolutely love your tree with the white doves on it. Did you make those or is it my lucky day that you might have purchased them somewhere. I would love to use the beautiful idea in my home. I hope you don't mind. And by the way your other pictures are fabulous!!!

    Sally

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  18. What yummie photos....thanks for the inspiration!

    LaurieAnna

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  19. Awesome photos. I especially love the first one!

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  20. These are the loveliest holiday decorations I've seen!
    Linda

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  21. What amazing photos. I can't wait to the photos of your home.

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  22. Did you ever go buy any of the Hello Kitty things while on sale?

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  23. so very pretty!
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    wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a lovely Christmas.
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    and to also let you know about my new blog:
    www.thevictorygardener.blogspot.com
    (I still have my gardengoose blog..this new one is simply geared totally towards gardening)
    and wanted to invite you to the Small Town Living forums in case you haven't been by:
    www.smalltownliving.ning.com
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    Have a lovely Holiday!

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  24. Your chosen photos are just so wonderful - I absolutely love them!

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  25. I have always loved greenery in white containers. I haven't found the right spot to do that yet. It is so pretty. Enjoyed my visit here. Debbie

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