December 13, 2007

Sweet Inspiration for the Holidays

I'm staying so busy around here. Cold days filled with Christmas movies, knitting, snuggling, sewing, baking and making. I'm working on a felt advent calendar that I hope to have ready for show in tell in a few days. While I work, I'm listening to my newest holiday CD, Christmas Songs by Diana Krall. I try to buy at least 1 new Christmas CD every year and this one is swonderful! You'll want to own it.

I thought I'd share a little decorating that's been happening in Miss Emma's room and share some wonderful inspiration pictures for the child in your life or just the child inside of you.
I think we will make some more paper chains to decorate her room before the holiday season is over.
Love this doughnut from Mahar Dry Goods. I gave little miss some vintage pink ornaments. Most people would think 6 is a little young for that but this girl so values things with a history. I love that she will grow up her whole life with things that are old and special.

This guy has been hanging on Emma's door every year since she was born. I can't believe this is his 7th year. Where does the time go?


(marthastewart.com)
I'm not too grown up for a tree full of ballerina ornaments.
Emma has a version of this on her dresser. You can see the pink star in the bottom of the top picture. It's a staple in our house. (from bhg.com)


I hope you are enjoying this holiday season and that your days are full of merry making.

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful Jen!
    I especially love the sweet teddy in the stocking :-}

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  2. I bought some tins that reminded me of you. I posted them in my holiday tour yesterday. Glad you are having fun with the making and baking. It is snowing here right now; so festive!!
    Janet

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  3. That is so sweet and beautiful.

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  4. emma's room looks so sweet! and i love the donut!

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  5. Ooh such inspiration!! I love the paper chains.

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  6. Oh, how pretty. I love Diana Krall too.
    Nan

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  7. how special Jen!!!...LOVE everything you've done...you are such a sweet Momma!!...enjoy the Holidays!!..lacy

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  8. I love Emma's decorations...adorable!! And that donut...do they ship to Canada??!!!

    I, too, am so ready to just "snuggle in" with my family and enjoy the holiday!! Glad to see you are enjoying yours!

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  9. I love your new blog banner. Very sweet along with all your decorations.

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  10. Her room looks so sweet! I just adore paper chains! That tree of ballerinas is adorable.

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  11. Enjoyed this post, Jen and all the beautiful images. I love the tinker toy tree! Cute!!

    Pat

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  12. The tinker toy tree is so creative! All of your photos are lovely.

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  13. Jen, everything looks so pretty! I'm especially loving the feminine touches this year (since I'm the only girl in my all-guy family!). That tinker toy tree was such a neat idea!

    xo, Andrea

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  14. It just goes to show, style knows no age! Great work Emma.

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  15. Love your treasures, Jen, especially the bear that hangs on your daughter's door.

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  16. Everything is so beautiful and enchanting. Sending holiday wishes to you and your family.

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  17. Jen oh Jen! Very sweet tree...and lovely eye candy. I want to see your tree and decor! Come on chickie.. (coming from someone who lost steam a few days ago rofl). Merry Christmas girlie. cherry

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  18. Sweet Christmas decorations Jen!
    I also specially love the teddy in the stocking :)

    Here it is calm, calm befor the storm maybe. It is just the two of us, but we are expecting visitors upcoming weekend. I am sooo looking forward to that! Yes, my little sister is coming. Hasn`t seen her for about 4 months now.

    I wish you lovely days and enjoy all your preparations!
    Aina

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  19. That Tinker Toy tree is ingenious! Love all your photos and inspiration. You are SUCH a good mom. Your daughter is very lucky!

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  20. What beautiful holiday memories you are creating for Emma!

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  21. I love the paper chain going across the window.

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  22. Everything looks gorgeous and what wonderful tree ideas. I think it's so lovely that your daughter is already appreciating items that have history and meaning.

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  23. So adorable. Maybe we'll have another one and be blessed with a girl who loves girly things! :-)
    ~Angela :-)

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  24. The doughnut is so funny. I love the pipe cleaner snowflake also. Good job.

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  25. Wow, it really did link to your post! [Technology still amazes me.] Love that Tinkertoy tree; I will have to make one for my Bitties next year, and one for me to keep.

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