Sunday, December 11, 2011

How I decked my halls

it took me awhile,
but I finally got the decorating done.

 I love how the Christmas decor turns the house into a totally different place.

I have kept it very simple this year.

 Enjoying every minute of it.

That is after I dug it all out of the shed and brought it in and then piled
everything in the middle of the living room and stared at it
for three days waiting to be inspired.

And after sending Dale to the mountains to get some little 
Douglas Fir trees to decorate with.

Yes, I know it is against the law in Idaho to just go dig trees in the forest, 
but not if you have friends who own the land they are on.

The little Nativity that my daughter made me in the third grade.

My cheesy little garland of plastic bells hang in the gothic church
window frame. Sometimes I just love cheesy.

The next three pictures are of the mantle above the wood stove.

 I used all of the vintage books in the house that had red covers and 
my little wire trees and silver balls and garland. 

Little feather wreath in the mudroom.

Some of the vignettes around the house.

The iron angel brought in from the garden to reside in the house until next Spring
wearing his annual Christmas necklace.

 My paperwhite bulbs planted too late to bloom by Christmas, but pretty none the less.

 Now for my favorite thing.
And that would be the Christmas baking!


Junebug said...

I love the simplicity. It is beautiful but so calming. Sometimes the decor is so overboard it leaves me restless and wanting to leave. I think I could just snuggle down at your house and I'm sure I would be stuffed with your yummy baking. I think I need to get with it. Yes, furniture would be a good start for me. Suggestion, don't do house remodeling at this time of the year. Hugs to you today!

Katherine said...

You have so many beautiful elements to work the idea of simplicity with. You have created a warm and magical Christmas and it is oh so lovely.

Jane said...

All I can say is gorgeous....absolutely gorgeous!! Have a wonderful holiday.

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

You never cease to amaze me! I love every little Christmas touch you've sprinkled in your home.


Deborah said...

Oh I just love. love. love your Christmas decor!
Baking? I love that too!
Christmas Blessings!

Deborah xoxo

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your simple decor is stunning...and sometimes tacky is so wonderful, it is beautiful!!

Denise said...

Oh I love all your decorations. Love those red books on the mantle. I spotted those paperwhites right away.....I love them!!!! Have a Merry Christmas!

Olive Cooper said...

June, the understated elegance here is a reflection of you and your beauty. I especially like the vintage red books.

Happy Christmas from Olive&Joe

Candylei said...

So wonderful. I love the trees and bulbs and wreaths and everything. The silver trays are so neat...a little bohemian touch too! Your daughter is amazing to have made those figurines in 3rd grade!! Does she sculpt now?
And lastly...the only thing better than Christmas baking is the tasting. (I can't believe I put that in print.) Happy times to you in your happy home!

Diane said...

Simply beautiful June. I especially love the little Douglas Firs and......well just everything. Enjoy the Christmas season. Diane

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Nothing "cheesy" here, my dear June, just loveliness all around! Love all your wonderful touches. I got a late start on my paperwhites, too. Have a blessed Christmas Season! xoxo

à la parisienne said...

I can describe your beautiful home, decorations, and post in two words - MAGAZINE WORHTY! For real, this is gorgeous. I LOVE your little fir trees and the "cheesy" red bells.
Oh, and my jaw dropped when I saw your grouping of hanging silver platters-genious!


Victorian1885 said...

Oh June.. how beautiful! You have such a wonderful touch to everything you do... I have been carrying around my shears and a plastic bag so I can take a snip of someone's fir tree and today we were at Our son's and I forgot all about it! They have two huge trees that need a good trim.. I will have to head back there this week. Have a wonderful week my friend and Happy Holidays to you & your Family!
Love & Hugs from my home to yours...

Low Tide High Style said...

Beautiful, every inch of it!

Kat :)

Alina said...

Oh June Dear !!!!!!!!!
I absolutely adore your decor !
It is stunning! I MEAN IT !
Wishing You best holidays ever!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

It looks just beautiful!! You are making me smile saying this is simple :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

How lovely your beautiful home looks and I love all your pretty decorations.
The little Douglas fir tree is sweet and you really have made your home welcoming and romantic.
Enjoy the new week and have fun with your Christmas baking.


Farah Muzaffar said...

A true wintry decor June.... very lovely and so elegant... And love love love your feather wreath... what a beautiful creativity and an elegant touch....
Wishing you memorable pleasant time with your family on Christmas...
Happy if you come to see me at
with love from

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet's just as I imagined June ~ absolutely breathtaking!! Simple, quiet beauty that touches your soul ~ I always love coming here because I know I will see such gorgeousness!!!! I hope everyone is well and you are enjoy this wonderful season, hugs and love, Dawn

Privet and Holly said...

Love how you
enjoyed the journey
to your decorated
house, which is so
pretty! My mom
arrives on Wednesday,
so the baking will
begin here, too....!

xx Suzanne

MJ Ornaments said...

Everything is so beautiful June! Love those reindeer especially. xo Martha

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Sweet June,
You just have that special touch when decorating - I love the simplicity of your arrangements - especially your statues, vintage red books and your silver trays sitting so happily on the wall!
There is such a happy feeling here June and I do hope the holiday season fills you with so much happiness too.
Sending you big hugs and love across the miles,
Suzy xoxox

Riet said...

Dear JUne. Your derorating took my breath away. Everything looks so simply perfect, I just kept looking.Wonderful photo's you took.
Have a nice day my friend.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Stunning, peaceful and beautiful! You have the touch of an angel June! I love the sweet Nativity your daughter made a few moons ago. Merry Christmas sweet lady!

Love ya,

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your decorating style is so fresh and just wonderful, dear June. The silver and white with some touches of red and green is such a lovely combination. The pictures you took are fabulous as always.
Have fun baking cookies! I have that ahead of me too :-).
Have a wonderful Christmas time!
Big hugs to you,

Georgianna said...

Dear June, Your holiday home is filled with so many magical corners and visual treats! I love it all! I only wish you could pop over here with your wonderful talent for vignettes and help me get started. I've done NOTHING as I was out of commish with a nasty virus for two weeks. At least I can visit and enjoy yours. Thank you for sharing! xo – g

Boxwood Cottage said...

Dear June,
it was well worth the wait to see your home decorated so beautiful and festive! I just finished pinning your pictures to my inspiration boards. I love the red books with the silver garlands, tiny baubles and the enchanting wire trees and tarnished silver plates in the back, it looks so fabulous and christmassy! There are so many pretty touches I can't name them all.
Hope the magazines have arrived by now?
Sending you warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday time!
xoxo~ Carola

Wendy Chamberlain said...

June it all looks so beautiful and serene, just like Christmas should be! Love the special things like the nativity set made by your daughter.
My boxes of Christmas 'things' are still sitting waiting for inspiration and I have an angel to dress. Within you and your family a very blessed Christmas.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh how I have missed you honey. Love love your home for Christmas.
I laughed about the tree digging in Idaho. haha
You have everything just lovely as always and wish you lived close to me so I could put you to work on my ole house.
Now I am off to catch up on you and see what else you have been up too.
Wanted to tell you too that I am having a long overdue giveaway so if you get a chance come by and put your name in the hat.
Love ya

Dorthe said...

Dear June, your home looks so festive and beautiful, with your wintery decorations and the red accents all-over. I love the little tree, with its red jewlery , and the books -the bulps lined up, and all your so fantastic photoes.
I wish you a lovely week ahead, June.

FairyFiligree said...

Some gorgeous ideas - it must have taken you ages to do it all. Happy Christmas!

Naomi said...

Just gorgeous June. So simple and divine yet so festive at the same time. I have to say I sucked in my breath when I saw those cherub wings - adore them. I so hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and I love how you used old red books to bring out the colour in your home. N x

Jess WhoaMamma said...

Oh my goodness! Your home is pure heaven. What a beautiful, serene, homely and inspiring space! Thank you for sharing it with us all. Best wishes to you and yours for the Festive Season xxx

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

what gorgeous little touches! And your photos really capture the true beauty and loveliness

The Sweetest Days said...

I would say simple is best. The decor looks delightful, light, and airy. All that white helps the bits of color to just pop! Very pretty.

Custom Comforts said...

So, so pretty June! As always, your blog is a treat at ~ kind of like having desert. Love the tiny red bulbs you have hanging here and there ~ such sweet simplicity. Also just love your header. Sooooo pretty!!!!
Christmas wishes to you and your family ~ Cindy

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Just breathtaking June...
What time will the baking be done?
Susan x

Penelope's Beehive said...

Enchanted perfection!
Wishing you and your family
a holiday season filled with
peace, love, and light!

Warmly ~ Judy

time worn interiors said...

Oh June! It all looks amazing! I would love to come over for some hot tea and take it all in for awhile! Hahahaha!

Zuzu said...

So bright and beautiful, June!!! I haven't decorated yet. Hubby doesn't care about the decorating - he wants cookies & candies first!
Wishing you a lovely week,

Miss Gracie's House said...

I am so glad I am NOT the only one to drag all of the tubs down and then just LOOK at them! I love the simple but yet festive beauty you have created...isn't white decorating the best?! You can even add in pops of red and it is stunning! I love your quirky, mixed in with all of the gorgeousness!
Good luck with WB...
Merry Christmas!

Claudia said...

Always beautiful - you have great taste and style. I love the way your Christmas decorations don't take over your house, but enhance its already considerable beauty.


Tracey said...

Oh June, I just knew your home all decked out for Christmas would be a real treat to view! It is simply stunning!!! So, so pretty! I am in love with your gothic church window!


:) T

Victoria said...

Everything you do just takes my breath away!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

I've been baking away also, and getting lots of Christmas shopping done:)

Rita said...

Sweet June to tell you the truth I haven't had the inspiration to decorate yet and I almost gave up until I came to your blog post. Love the touches of RED. I think today is the day for me to decorate. My brain is already in creating for Spring.
June, "Buona Natale" to you and your Famiglia. Ciao Rita

Monica said...

Just fab, June! These pics deserve to be in a magazine!!
Monica xox

summersundays-jw said...


Ann Marie said...

Of course everything looks beautiful!! ~ AS always!

I saw that Mary/Lamb/baby print at Deseret Book and wanted it sooo badly! I love that it looks vintage.. and smiled when I saw you have a smaller version. It is beautiful!!!

Happy Baking! ♥

Sandi said...

Your decor is very lovely along with your home June! I kept it simple this year too. Love it!!
Blessings~ said...

June, it is so beautiful that I got goosebumps!lol Simple, rustic, romantic and so elegant all wrapped up into pure gorgeousness:) Thank you for sharing:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Villa König said...

Oh June, your decoration is wonderful. I really adore your talent for it! Hugs Yvonne

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Gorgeous! I love simple, and you've made that an art form!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Your Holiday Decor is Beautiful, but then again, I expected nothing less, Simple Beauty with the soft touches of the natural Green trees...Love It! I also Love the little wire trees, I think I may have to try something like that.... I am thrilled that I was able to log on to see your fabulous photos, Have a Beautiful & Blessed week Dear Friend ~

Catherine said...

Beautifully decorated, June! Merry Christmas to you and your family

flowersandhome said...

Love your cosy home all dressed up for this time of year.
Have fun baking for Christmas!


kerrie of sea cottage said...

I always always love how you decorate. You have a good eye for it...very creative. More creative than what I see in the magazines. I have found magazines to be so boring now that we have all these gorgeous blogs...except for a Jeanne D Arc Living. Next year I think I will add red to my mostly white decor.

Deb said...

Your home looks beautiful June ~ warm & serene ♥ Happy Holidays!

SIMONA said...

your pictures are so nice. warm atmosphere, cute details and deorations

Fete et Fleur said...

Merry Christmas!! Your home is a winter wonderland. I love it all, but that mantel with the red books has captured my heart.

Wishing you a Beautiful Day, June.


Holly Loves Art said...

It's gorgeous June! Just stunning. It has such a lovely vintage yet modern feel with the touches of red here and there. So very pretty. Thank you for sharing and wishing you very happy holidays!
All my best,

A Cottage Muse said...

Ok first, your header is so lovely! I've enjoyed walking through your decked halls, so much so that I'm going to walk through again! Happy Holidays!

Rebecca said...

Hi Sweet
It all is so beautiful, I love the red books with the wire trees! You are so clever... I had to laugh because I had been starring at those bins now for 2 weeks... they are finally gone. Still got the kitchen and then I am done. Don't you just love how all the magic comes out of the house and the spirit of the season wraps around you like a warm blanket. I love just sitting with all the lights and soaking it in.
Blessings to you this wonderful season

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

June, you have some of the most inspiring and loveliest home décor ideas around. Your home is like a MAGAZINE!!!! I love those wired trees and I too have gone very simple this year but I am still using GLITTERED objects but mostly natural elements. SO LOVELY!! Anita

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi June! I must agree with everyone else, my friend. Your home is stunning. Your gift of decorating is amazing. And your photography beautiful! You need to compile it all and publish a book!! I'm just soaking up all the simple, natural decor you used. I pulled things from out of my garden shed, too. Just love that look. :) Christmas blessings to you! ♥

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, I wanted to ask you, June -- what type of camera do you use that you get such beautiful bokeh from it?? I'm looking at purchasing a new one, but can't spend the motherload on one. :)

xoxo laurie

Angela said...

Hi sweet friend! I love all the pops of red, green and silver against your white! Lovely! Such great texture. Have a blessed and very merry Christmas! Hugs - Angela

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

June ~ so simple, yet so so beautiful! Your home is gorgeous! Lovely job! Sending Christmas wishes and hugs your way from down here in Salt Lake! (*_*) xo

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Hi Jean
WOW how beautiful, not an inch of tinsel in sight! I am amazed at how tranquil and elegant your festive home is!

Best wishes


Anneke said...

your house is beautiful decorated and the photo,s give a good view from everything

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh WOW!! Your home is stunning!!! I absolutely love all of your beautiful Christmas touches around your home!
You have really inspired me.
Hope you have a wonderful day.

Al said...

Your decor is really beautiful! I love the collection of silver plate trays on the wall, that looks fabulous. I am having a vintage holiday brooch giveaway at my blog, please stop by...

Anne Marie said...

Oh June your home is so really need to be featured in a something -

can you give me an email?? I don't see yours here

God bless !
Anne Marie

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Simply beautiful,dear June! Love it.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Jade said...

What a great joy for me, to visit you in your wonderful world full of magic, beauty and love, my dear June!!!!!! And thank you soooo much, for your lovely words!!! A MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family and please my kisses to your sweet laughing angel - hope, he is feeling fine!!!!!
With love, Jade

Pondside said...

*sigh* Just beautiful!
I love your little red plastic bell garland - too cheery to be considered cheesy. Who wouldn't smile at a string of cherry-red bells?

awal.ny said...

June your home is so festive and I love the beautiful pictures. I love that you decorated the garden urns, simple but so you. I hope you are enjoying getting ready for Christmas. I am sure your home is starting to smell yummy with baking. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

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Carole said...

Oh my gosh there is nothing cheesy anywhere in your home just stunning. I always come here knowing I will be blown away and holiday time is no exception. You could sell books girl. The June Collection!! maybe?
I know the feeling of the bins. I'm about to go home and start the decorating with George. Ok after some wine and cheese...we'll see after that how far we get:)


Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi June,
Everything is so peaceful and pretty.
I love all the little touches layered with memories. (Your daughter was one talented third grader!!) So beautiful ...
Thanks for your visit and sweet words.
Hugs and happiness,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening June dear,

It is really so pleasant to see you come to visit. School will let out next Wednesday and we are all looking forward to it. Our weather here however is too warm for it to feel like a Mid-west Christmas, but all the same, we celebrate an important time to remember our humanity and our destination...peace and much love to you dearest, Anita

Betty Jo said...

You found the inspiration you were looking for. June everything is just gorgeous! I love the simplicity of your Christmas decor. I really adore the mantel and those adorable reindeer. I wish you and yours the best Christmas ever. ♥

Terri said...

June, your home looks beautifully festive! You have done a lovely job getting it ready for the holidays. I am way far behind you!
I wish you a Wonder-Full Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Ticking and Toile said...

Everything looks totally gorgeous! Every little inch....seriously! wow!!!!


Simply beautiful June. Well done!


Yvonne said...

Dear June,
I love your decoration style !It looks so beautiful!

saltbox treasures said...

Hi June, Oh, your home is just so lovely for Christmas. I love all of your vignettes and that mantel!! You're so creative. I enjoyed your tour. I've really kept our decor simple this year since we're going to our daughter's for Christmas in Meridian :). Maybe it'll snow :).
So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Your lavender sachets are very pretty and will be special gifts.
Wishing you a Merry and blessed Christmas!
~ Julie

Shabby soul said...

Darling June, all is so beautiful in your Christmas home.
I would like to save each image!
Hugs my sweet friend

red.neck chic said...

I'm speechless.

Your home is by far the most beautiful I have seen this season. Just absolutely breathtaking.

I hope you have a wonderful Merry Christmas full of friends, family and laughter...

;-D robelyn

Marydon said...

Sweet June ~ Magnificent! Nothing EVER cheesey in your decor ... just beauty, serenity, elegance. Your home just radiates absolute peace.

May your holiday family celebrations be filled with many joys & blessings, sweet lady.

Hugs & lvoe,

Lisa said...

Oh June,
I had to read this post 3 times. I also added many of your photos to my pinterest. It's all so beautiful. I'm jealous that you can go get a tree out of your backyard, how wonderful. My favorite thing tho is your daughters little nativity scene. Those things are what Christmas is all about! Hope your baking up a storm!

Suz said...

This is incredibly beautiful! Your house is like a fantasy all the time but especially at Christmas. Thank you for sharing it.

koralee said...

So beautiful...I adore your white with touches of red. Sending you ooodles of love dear one...xoxoxx

GardenChic said...

Just starting to decorate, a little late this year. Love all your wonderful photos and ideas. Very simple but classic.

Love, Jody

Mary Ellen said...

Oh June everything is just so beautiful! I so want to get that simple elegant look down but cannot seem to put up almost every Christmas decoration I own which amounts to about too much!

Love the string of bells- not cheesy at all. Ok next year I want you to remind me- Simple - Elegant-

bee blessed

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I think you got a lot of lovely inspiration by waiting the 3 days!
I am loving the little touches of Christmas all around your home.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.


Susis gelbes Haus said...

Ohhhh my dear.. thanks for your lovely comment :o) I am very very happy about your words :O)
your pictures are soooooooooooooo wonderful.. I love your blog ;o)
I wish you a merry christmas my friend.. many many hugs and kisses Susi

Cindy said...

Everything you do is always so pretty. Even the stuff you call "cheesy" is nothing but charming with your touch. You're a special lady... and i am enchanted by your "energy"


Sharing with Sherri said...

It all looks so fa la la la lovely June! You've done such a beautiful job, it all looks so festive and serene at the same time! Love it!

I know just what you mean when you said how decorating for Christmas transforms the whole feeling in the house... I love that feeling:)

Thanks for the Christmas wishes and hugs... Sending the same right back to you my dear friend...

Burlap Luxe said...

O, Oh, o June I just love the way your halls are decked, I also love that grouping of wire trees they would look great with my wire chandeliers :)
You know me anything wire and I am all over it :)

Thank you for your beautiful visit and also much thanks for all that you have inspired over here.
See you soon!!
Merry Christmas

Burlap Luxe said...

PS, your mini green trees wow me!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my gosh do you do it...I love every little detail in this post esp. the ones that you call "cheesy" you have so much talent,I really think your one of the best out here in blog land!!!!Good luck with your paperwhites!! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas my sweet friend! x0x0 P.S. only 100 do you do it!!!!!!!!!!

karen said...

Do you hear the long sigh, traveling across the states to your home? I felt like I was there, sitting on your couch viewing your beautiful decorations.
So lovely.
So peaceful and calm.
I'll take a eggnog and rum over ice.
Thank you.

Melanie @ French blue and Peachy Pink said...

Hi June,
I love that you bring your outdoor statues inside. I love to bring my birdbath inside from time to time. I float candles and rose petals in it. Expect the unexpected ! Your home is lovely and I love the simple but very elegant touches that you add. Have a beautiful Christmas with your loved ones.

Ana said...

Absoluetly dreamy! I've looked over your beautiful pictures and Christmas decor a couple of times now. They are just beautiful and inspiring my sweet friend. Wishing you and your lovely family a very Merry and Blessed Christmas...Have fun baking.

Much love,

Rostrose said...

Oh dear,
did you really call it "simple"? It's so great and pretty, my dear - I lovelovelove your decoration, June! Ok, let's call it "simply wonderful"!!!! :o)
Lots of Compliments!!!
And I give my warmest hugs to you! Have a good Christmas-time with your family,
xxxxo Traude

Rosie said...

Oh June what a M A G I C A L wonderland you have created!
I am swooning over all that GLORIOUS white...
B E A U T I F U L !!!
Well both of my baby birds are back in the nest until the new year...YIPPPPPPEEEE!
Work is CrAzY these days...and seems like I am there ALL hours of the day and night. Thankfully, we are closed between Christmas and New years...and should I choose to, I COULD stay in my P.J.s at least until 10:00...:) ( definitely a treat).
Hope your holiday is WONDERfilled....xoxo...Wishing you a very Merry Christmas...Rosie

Vintage Home said...

So beautiful! Wonderful spots to contemplate the JOY of the season!
Funny I had not planted my Paper Whites either...I just leave them till the last minute & put them in water near the heat of the fireplace...they look beautiful & are usually ready for the big day!

Linda said...

Merry Greetings, June!

All is just so beautiful. I love your style. Where on earth did you find that magnificent column? Your home is breathtaking...

Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas,
Linda at BeautifulIdeas

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello June... Christmas at your home looks like pure magic, everything is so beautiful!... wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas... xoxo Julie Marie

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Oh June, everything looks so beautiful. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.


Felicity said...

As ever June, visiting your home is a true treat and this time spying all the thoughtful touches with little spikes of humour and fun is a great gift.

It's easy to close my eyes and imagine the warmth and love imbued in everything that you do in your home and I'm sure that as soon as anyone alights your front doorstep they are transported to a special place indeed.

Here's to a fabulous Christmas season for you and all whom you hold most dear.

Biggest of happy hugs and fa la la la la - hooroo!


Yvonne said...

Dear June,
Merry Christmas!!!!
Wish you wonderful and happy days!

Astréor said...

I love so mutch. It's very very beautiful. Merci pour ces images splendides et apaisantes. Je te souhaite un très beau Noël et plein de bonheur. Bises. Astréor

Lisa said...

Your photos, bring emotional tears to my eyes. June, your home is beautiful, truly!

Have a Merry Christmas, and a wonderful wonderful New Year!


Amanda said...

Wow! You decor is divine and your photos are perfection! You have been blessed with amazing talents! Thank you for sharing them with us all! And thank you for your sweet visit to my blog and the nicest comment! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Syl' said...

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Joyeux Noël et heureuse année 2012 à toi et tous les tiens!

Zuzu said...

Popping back in to wish you and yours a very joyful holiday season, June!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Beautiful~Thank you for sharing!


So beautiful Christmas decorations, I love the little splashes of red!
Dear June, wish you a Merry Christmas with your family and friends, Love Mira!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Junie! Just as I would expect.... everything is just perfect. I love each and every thing INCLUDING the cheesy... I don't think it is, by the way. Love your look. It really is magazine perfection.

Wishing you and your beautiful family the most glorious Christmas...


maría cecilia said...

Dear June, wishing you and your beautiful family a very happy christmas time and may this happiness stay with you always.

Always having you in my heart.
lots of love

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

It wouldn't be Christmas without coming by and wishing you a very Merry Christmas sweet friend.
As always your home is just lovely.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Those little twiggy reindeer are adorable! Wishing you and yours the merriest of Christmases! Blessing of health and happiness in the new year. Tammy

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cheap scooters said...

It look really beautiful.In the christmas house decoration is really great trend.Merry christmas and happy new year.

Lady Pamela said...

Merry Christmas June. I am so thankful to have you to call my friend and your blog to enjoy and uplift my soul.

texasdaisey said...

It turned out just beautiful and your pictures did not disappoint as usual. May God bless you this Christmas season with much joy and may he bless you this next year above and beyond all you can ask or imagine.

A Fanciful Life said...

Merry Christmas June!
Your decorations are fabulous - how much work it must be that you stared three days at the boxes! All worth it, I am sure. I'd love to step right into those photos. And your handmade gifts are so beautiful - I'm sure all the recipients were just thrilled. Your handiwork is just beautiful. I'm hoping that you and your family are having a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for sharing your most gorgeous photos and life this past year.

Sharon :-)

Marilyn said...

My Wish for you & yours is Good Health & Happiness for the New Year !!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Hope that you and your dear family have had a happy Christmas and holidays.
Warmest wishes for a year ahead, filled with happy days.


A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi June,

Oh my goodness! I just found your blog and am in awe of all the simple beauty over here! Your decorated home is just breathtaking...really had to scroll up and down quite a few times just to enjoy the entire gorgeousness of it!!! Just amazing, to say the least!!!

I can't seem to find your follower button {maybe I'm blind}, so I'm adding you to my blog side bar so that I won't miss a thing! :) I do hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you a fabulous New Year! Looking forward to browsing through your old posts.


P.S. Love the name of your blog and read the story behind the name - so sweet! :)

Lana said...

June, your style is simple perfection! Everything is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you and your family have a blessed new year. :)

The Rustic Victorian said...

How lovely every corner June. I hope your Christmas was fine as could be, and a Very Happy New Year!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hello honey
Just thinking about you and wanted to come by and wish you a very very Happy New Year.
Looking forward to our friendship growing in 2012.
Love ya

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

It does my heart good to come see your beautiful decorating for the season.
Sure hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I want to wish you a very Happy New Year June.
Susan x

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

Oh June...such loveliness you've always. You have such a gift for taking ordinary things and bringing forth their beauty. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to photograph and share them with us. It's always a relaxing, visual delight to visit here.
Sending thoughts for a happy, healthy, prosperous new year for you and yours.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Hope you and the family had a very happy Christmas and just want to wish you a Happy New Year.
Best wishes for a wonderful 2012, with good health, happiness and may all your dreams come true.
Thanks for your friendship and look forward to visiting you in the new year.


Candy said...

So I'm a tad late on your home tour but I enjoyed it all the same. Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year of adventures.
Blessings ;-)

Mary Ellen said...

June wanted to come by and wish you a Happy New Year friend! You have been such a wonderful inspiration to me not only in your lovely decorating and gardens but your life lived in thankfulness to the Father-

bee blessed

wendy said...

I'd love a stroll through your house. I LOVE IT ALL.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Dearest June I guess you got the message by now...'We all think your decorations look fabulous!!!!'.

I hope the Holidays have been wonderful dear friend. I wonder what lovely gifts you received? I was lucky and wound up with 'twelve books!', one for every month, you bet!

Sending my very best wishes to you my lovely friend, may the world become more peaceful, and your days be filled with sunshine and laughter. Happy New Year Dear June from my family to yours!

Hugs Jane XOXO

Rachel said...

My dear, I'd like to wish you and your dear family a so Happy and Wonderful New Year full of so much blessings and love! Thanks so much, my dear, for all the beautiful inspirations you share with all of us! Love all of them so much! Kisses, Rachel :))))))

jewelsinthegarden +: ) said...

Dear June, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I had been away from blogging a while and have some catching up to do and I see you've been gone awhile too. Hope fun stuff is what is keeping you away. Miss you!
Julie +: )blessings

Theresa said...

Your home is always beautiful June, but this would have made all of the Christmas magazine publications! It looked gorgeous, I think it would have been hard to put it all away. That gothic window frame is amazing and looks perfect all cheesied up! Our decorations are still up, maybe tomorrow... today I have some orders to catch up on. Congrats on winning the giveaways in your latest post! I won a giveaway from Carola last year, it was marvelous, and I too have one of her beautiful soldered ornaments, mine is for spring :)
Have a beautiful 2012, full of love, laughter and the joy of family! (I just know the last one is easy for you to come by) t.xoxoxox