Monday, December 8, 2008

with a twinkle and a glow...

...Christmas and all its loveliness has come to our house.

The tree, upon which ornaments were lovingly placed by all of us. We do have cute pictures of the girls hanging ornaments, but they're on Jeremy's fancy camera, and well, I'm stupid when it comes to that. :) But do you notice my kitty hiding in the corner?

The stockings. Someday, it is a goal of mine to MAKE beautiful unique ones that are perfectly suited to each of us, but for now these Ross Dress for Less ones will have to do. And the bookshelf is the best place I can think of to hang them, so you also get a sneak peek of our DVD collection. Classy, right?

This vignette over my blue dresser is my personal favorite of all our decorations. I just love the pale colors and how sparkly and wintery it looks.


This beautiful white poinsettia was found at Target for $6-- cute pot and all! It graces our entry-way table.

This is my other favorite nook. I'm just such a lover of collections/gatherings of dear little things. And this has a delightfully vintage feel to it, don't you think?

A Christmas birdie whose nest is a bowl of ornaments

This is the little tree we put up in the girls' room. They LOVE having their own tree, and it's a perfect place to hang all their own special little ornaments they've collected over the years . (especially the ones that don't "match" our big tree, ahem. Sorry, I'm just picky like that...)
Oh, the wonderment of Christmas. I always love the way our house looks when it's all decorated for the holidays, and it makes me sad when I have to take it all down again when everything is over. Must we, really? Can't we always decorate with twinkly lights and cheery cozy things?? No? Oh well... I shall certainly enjoy all this loveliness and the Christmasy feel of our home for as long as it can last.


20 comments:

Tristan said...

hOW CUTE does your house look!! Oh, I just love your girls..they make me want one...lol..

Kourtni said...

Wow your house looks amazing!! Can I come over and see it in person??? I need something to do! LOL.

Oh... were those gingerbread cookies from Starbucks? I think I recognize them! Juliet had one 2 days ago and insists that they are gingerbread GIRLS because of their curly hair. ;)

Sarah said...

Everything looks so idyllic! Very nice! And the girls, well darling as usual

Megan said...

Oh! Oh oh OH! I LOVE IT. I love the pastel, snowy, blue theme going on. It is just magical. And that picture of the girls- WOW.

Kyla Bea said...

Your home is so beautiful - and the little ones? Oh my gosh, I can't get over them. Too cute!

Jerusha Abigail said...

what gorgeous decorations!! i love it all! the blue dresser ones are probably my favorite as well! we've still got some to do here as well...gotta have the house all festive for you all!
and you have the cutest little girls, in case you didn't know already.
love you!

caitlyn said...

i have a feeling you rearranged your house! i like and i must see in person :)

i got your message by the way. i was at work. but i will be calling you back tomorrow!

Jenn said...

Your house looks lovely and the girls are adorable!

sohobutterfly said...

Beautiful! Looks at your lil munchkins eating their gingerbread men!

Just think, this time next year and your beautiful new addition will be crawling about the tree!!

oh hello friend said...

oh everything looks SO lovely talia! everything from the winter wonderland to your pretty things .. so beautiful! i esp. love the christmas birdie! i was wondering as i was decorating my place the other night what it would be like if i actually got really lovely decorations, instead of the everyday snowmen and country themed christmas items, how it would be. i imagine it'd be a lot like your place! ;) thanks for sharing! your kids are just adorable.

Mom said...

So you won't think I am playing favorites! Your house looks lovely, my dear. I am not sure where you get all that decorating talent? It is not from my side of the family! The picture of your girlies eating gingerbread cookies was darling. I can't wait to see them and you all. Since they have their own little tree, I will have to include each of them in the ornament-giving tradition. Thanks for the idea.

Band of Brothers said...

could your house and girls be any more dreamy? in lorie's words "i maintain not":)

*CPA* Su said...

OK-so I want to comment on pretty much every picture you have posted! Your house looks GORGEOUS! I think my favorite pic is the "Winter Wonderland". How peaceful and lovely! OH, I just love it all!! And your girls are precious as always! Those lil' gingerbread men they're holding are cute...did you/they make them?

Lisa said...

I love it. Totally needed to see these pictures because things have been a little bah humbug around here lately. :(

Rebecca said...

your place is just so festive and lovely! my favorite picture would have to be the "pretty things" one, and i love both trees! your girls just get more adorable by the picture! :) they are getting so big!

oh hello friend said...

haha, sorry i just wanted to comment how CUTE it is that your mom posted a comment on your blog ;) my mom did that a while ago, it was so sweet.

thanks for stopping by the giveaway my friend!

See Sherm Blog said...

HOW CUTE is your house?? Can you come decorate my house? I have no clue how to do finishing touches. I need help with shelves and corners. I love all of your holiday decorations.

alyssa said...

Awwww, I love your tree..the mirror...the...everything! How pretty. I need some decor, PRONTO. (wanna bring some over to my house saturday? haha :)

sarah marie p said...

Your house looks so magical! I love your decorating style! Love the birdie in its nest and your nook of pretty things and the girls' tree! Everything is so dainty and adorable! And the last picture of the girlies is too cute! Thanks for sharing all of these pictures!

bFlat said...

The tree looks fantastic and your girls are adorable!