December 17, 2008

Christmas Part I

So much going on here and not much time to blog. I'm sure it's the same for all of you. I know you've been patiently waiting for Christmas pictures from me and I've been a slacker but I do have a good excuse: dead camera batteries and what seems like 427 cloudy days in a row to blame for my lack of photos. I hope to have more Christmas decorations to show you soon and I definitely have more holiday fun to share with you. I hope you are all enjoying the season.

Simple is the theme for me this Christmas. It's easy on the budget on easier on the stress level. Like most years I feel the time rushing past me so quickly & see all my grand ideas and projects slipping from my grasp.

At some point I will have to just embrace the fact that I'm not going to get it all done and relax. I hope that happens soon. I hope you are all being productive and enjoying the season.

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! I love it all, especially that tray hanging over your mantle!!

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  2. your decorating is beautiful. i love all your vintage ornaments.

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  3. love, love, love the bits of red with all your white dishware!

    I'm with you on the "simple" this year. I've put out only a tenth of what I normally do. I'm trying REALLY hard to be okay with that, but it ain't easy!

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  4. Hi Jen,

    Thanks for dropping by my page. Your Christmas decor is beautiful! Are those Jenny Lind plates on the mantel? I've been a long-time collector of that pattern.

    Pretty page!

    LaurieAnna

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  5. THANK you. :-) I love the silver wall vignette, it was "tray" chic!!!

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  6. jen.......your home is adorable, like you...simple and perfect. now i don't mean simple-minded...just simple like "keep it simple"....xoxo, julia

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  7. Your silver is beautiful. You did a fabulous job! I'm wishing I had some great silver pieces.

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  8. Your stockings are simply darling. I like the way you decorated simple but sweet and warm looking. Good job!

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  9. Everything looks beautiful! Love that idea of the tray over the mantel! I'm going to have to do that in the future!

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  10. So pretty Jen! I love your silver "Be Joyful" tray - very creative :-)

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  11. Everything looks wonderful so far!

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  12. Just beautiful. I love simple for Christmas. Great colors!

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  13. What pretty vintage ornaments. I enjoyed your Christmas decorations so much. I had not thought of displaying them on a silver tray. That is so pretty.
    Debbie

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  14. That looks so beautiful! Your things always look so tasteful and well put together. The tray above the mantle is perfect!! And you are right...our mantles look so similar! Funny!

    I have done far less this year than what I normally do. It feels like I am running out of time this year! I really want to enjoy the season, too, so I have pared down. The windows outside do not have the wreaths like usual, and I didn't put up all my trees. But I am fine with that this year. I am happy to have a simple time this year to focus on the reason we celebrate! ;o)

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  15. oh I love it all - so simple and sweet and absolutely beautiful!

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  16. everything looks great! i look forward to post-holiday postings about any wish-list items come true. (i am also wishing for the c. stamp set) happiest holidays xo

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  17. Beautiful, Jen! I love the simple look, although you'd never know it from looking at my house. I am pulled between the 2. I do love what you've done. Merry Christmas!

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  18. Beautiful images Jen. Your home is gorgeous!

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  19. It's all so perfect......wanna see more! I'm a tad jealous of your Be Joyful banner!

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  20. Love the photos. Great ideas
    Thank you for taking the time to post pictures.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
    Timi

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  21. Everything is lovely! I especially like the shelves with the white dishes and santa mugs.

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  22. It looks like such a restful home. Lovely "picture" over the mantle.. serving tray and banner, great idea.

    Kindest Regards ~ Eileen

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  23. merry christmas sweet jen
    everything looks PERFECT!
    & i especially love how you displayed the pam banner
    xo

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