Thursday, December 20, 2012

A simple little Christmas



I'm back to show a little more of the decorating I did this year for Christmas.
I knew if I didn't put it on here tonight I wouldn't be able to share it before
Christmas was over, and who wants to look at the decorating after
Christmas has come and gone?

 

Daughter number three and her family will be here tomorrow to celebrate the holiday
with us and then go back home to Boise so the children will be in their own
home for Christmas morning.
I will be baking and cooking tomorrow for a Christmas dinner  here on Saturday.


 

Daughter number two and her family who lives in St. George, Utah will fly in
during the holiday break and my older son will come home then also and
 I will be cooking another dinner for them  )

Daughter number four and her little girl live nearby and so she will get
two Christmas dinners along with Landon, Dale and I.

Yippee...we get to eat twice the pie!



So until Christmas is over, I will most likely be sleeping in my apron!



I think this will be the new normal for us during the holidays.

When children grow up and get families of their own they like to be in
their own homes at Christmas making their own traditions.

Not to mention the in-laws who want to have them when their turn comes.




Most of you know that I have six children and at first it was difficult for me
to see them move away from home. Through the years some have moved
many times in the course of schooling and jobs and so I feel blessed
just to get them home once in awhile.




After this weekend with the three year old, I will wonder why I even
 decorated the house at all...
and by the time the nine month old is done with it when
his turn comes during the Christmas break,
well...
too many pretty shiny things to just leave alone.








Here are a few more photos of what I did in the house this Christmas.

































I finally got the tree decorated. 
Why is it so hard to get a decent photo of a Christmas tree?
I tried to get a shot of the whole tree and didn't get one I liked so here are a few 
close-ups of some of the ornaments used this year.


The tree won't last long with the wood heat and dry air, 
but we will enjoy it while we can.
It smells so good!







It's a simple tree






with simple ornaments








a simple cranberry garland







and I simply love it!








Tonight
the candles are burning, the carols are playing
and I am reminded again how much I LOVE this season of JOY and how
grateful I am that a Child was born in Bethlehem.


Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas Day!


101 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear sweet June...your home is absolutely beautiful and so very welcoming for your children as they come and go with their families! You will love them when they are there and love them as they go ~ it's truly all you can do. But I pray you have a beautiful Christmas sweet friend...filled with love and blessings! xxxxoooo, Dawn

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hello sweet June, I have to catch up with your latest posts. We had so many power and internet outages and temporarily 14 dogs and cats to take care of. With the electricity being a bit more stable now and 3 puppies less, I can start again visiting blogs :-).
Your Christmas decorations are just gorgeous. They look fresh and festive at the same time. I love the sweet red and green accents. Your style is so adorable and the pictures are gorgeous as always.
Have wonderful Christmas celebrations with your family and a great time!
Big hugs to you,
Julia

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
Your home looks absolutely beautiful and I know that all of your children, grandchildren and their partners will adore the wonderful Christmas atmosphere that you have created.
...... and, I know exactly what you mean about getting a good photograph of the tree. I am really pleased with our Christmas tree.....it looks so pretty and magical but can I get a good photo ? It's the same every year !!
Wishing you, Dale, Landon and ALL of your family the most wonderful time together and for a happy, healthy and beautiful 2013. Much love to you all. XXXX

Faded Charm said...

Sounds like you are going to be very busy over the next week. Your home looks so lovely and I'm sure you will enjoy having your children there to celebrate with:-)

Happy holidays,

xoxo
Kathleen

Catherine said...

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! We already had a Christmas party with my son, who return ed to Dubai.

Pondside said...

Merry Christmas, June! I wish you all the joy of Christmas with the children and grandchildren that make it to your house!

Wendy Chamberlain said...

June
Your home looks amazing as always. Sounds like you have some busy days ahead, so glad you get to share the fun with all your family. Little fingers definitely love to touch all the pretty things!
Wishing you and your family a most blessed Christmas
Wendy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I can feel the Christmas spirit shining through in your post. Your photos are so pretty and festive. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Home and Lifestyle said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, June! I hope you will have a wonderful time!

Big hugs, Ingrid

Ali @ Betty and Violet said...

Your home and festive decorations look absolutely beautiful, what wonderful memories you are creating for your grandchildren!

Barbara said...

Dear June,

Your home looks fabulous. I hope you all have a wonderful time together.

For me it's the ultimate family season, and we're thankful that my love is out of the hospital to celebrate Christmas at home, he is doing so well.

From my home to yours,
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Love,
B.

debi said...

June, your Christmas home is beautiful and cozy. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Hugs, Debi

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FlowerLady Lorraine said...

June, I love your lovely decorating style but especially at Christmas.

May you and your family enjoy your Christmases.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady Lorraine

Custom Comforts said...

Your home is always so lovely and just beautiful in its simpleness. I always find your blog such a peaceful place to visit. I love how you used all the little bells, especially on the bird statue - just darling. And your tree is lovely. I like simple trees too - nothing fussy for me. I got rid of my old artificial tree and most all the ornaments and bought a simple small one last season. I like it so much better. It looks like it came right out of the woods with just it's few ornaments on it. I haven't even taken any pictures of it yet, so I must get to that before it is time to put it away.
It's cold and windy here with just a touch of snow, but I bet you have lots.
I am probably going to stop blogging after the new year, but I will still be visiting around, and always at your place since you are my most favorite blog and blogger.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful time together celebrating the birth of our Lord and savior, and a very joyous new year.
Sending love - Cindy

sissie said...

Hello June,
I love all of the beautiful touches throughout your lovely home. Your photos are magical.
I tried to photograph our tree last night and couldn't get it right, so I like your idea of the close ups. You have so many pretty handmade ornaments.

Enjoy the time with your little ones and your children.

Blessings to you and yours and may all your Christmases be bright.

hugs
Sissie

Denise Masyga said...

so so festive....so so beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. Thanks for being such a wonderful fan of my blog.....I truly appreciate it! Merry Christmas!!

flowersandhome said...

Everything is so pretty again June. I do think it 'd be best to put some shiny, breakable things up high when the little ones come to visit. Unbelievable how fast kids grow up and start building lives of their own, isn't it? It will be so good to see them all during this christmas time, you'll be busy, but a fun busy I'm sure.
Love the cards on the tray and the little pixies in your tree.
Bye,
have a lovely christmastime with your family,
Marian

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
Your home looks so beautiful-I love those stockings hanging on the mantel! Such beautiful photos you always capture.
It is so nice that your children can come home for Christmas and you get to enjoy pie twice!I am also blessed that our children and grandchildren will all be here for Christmas(they all live on the Island).Doesn't it seem like yesterday that out own were little ones dancing around the tree!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and blessings for the New Year too.

Carolyn

Anne said...

June your home is so pretty! LOVE getting a little tour of your home I so enjoy seeing your beautiful Christmas touches.I will be baking today too.My daughter has a short day of school and then we will be baking once again in our kitchen.I cherish those times.They grow so fast!
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!
xx
Anne

summersundays-jw said...

Love your decorating...everything looks warm & cozy. Wondering if you have snow! Have a great Christmas with all your family. Peace, Jan

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning gorgeous one!

Well, what can I say but that I enjoy every photo you take of your home. I have YET to learn how to work with the APERATURE (spelling) so that I can get the most LIGHT out of my new Canon camera. I went to the extent of painting my studio all white last summer so that I could get this bright white effect but my shots still come out on the yellowish side.

I love the mint green with the red in the stockings against your mantle my dear. MAGIC IS HERE! And a merry Christmas to you dear June! Anita

Rostrose said...

Oh dearest June,
and I simply lovelovelove your decoration (and your tree!) Have a wonderful holiday season with your beloved ones - I'm sure you will enjoy every hour!!!
Kindest Rusty-Rose-Christmas-greetings
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Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

So very beautiful June... enjoy your time with all of your children and grandchildren... I know you will be holding them a bit tighter even this year... wishing you, Dale, Landon and all of your family a beautiful and blessed Christmas, xoxo Julie Marie, Jack and Tessy

Susie said...

I found during my time of raising my daughters...put it up high if it's important. :):) Love your decorations. Merry Christmas beautiful June. xo,Susie

Victorian1885 said...

Magical Dear June... enjoy your Family time!
xxx
Hugs,
Wanda

Riet said...

Hello dear June.
Your home looks like Christmas and how you like it the most. I love it.
It sounds like you have a busy week ahead but isn´t it wonderful that you can see all your children even if it is only once a year and what better time than Christmas.

I wish you a wonderful Christmas time with all those that are dear to you.

With hugs from Riet

Trisha said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas June! Enjoy spending time with your family!

~Trisha

Victoria said...

Everything is beautiful June! I'm sure all your kids and grandkids enjoy your home so much during this time! That's so sweet of you to be so accommodating with all your kids, I remember the stress of running around with my boys all day when they were little, stuffing ourselves with 2 huge dinners because both sides wanted us and it had to be on THE day!

Enjoy!!!

Geli said...

Hello June! Your home with the decoration is a dream! In every detail I can see your love! And the tree with the garland with cranberries is sooooo beautiful! I also like your white bird and the candle! I think your children loves to come to you and your home full of love! I wish you a very merry christmas with your family and your animals! With love, Geli

Dorthe said...

Dear June,
I enjoy seing your lovely decorated home.-
I know how much joy will be there, when your kids return home for christmas, and even they comes and goes, you will have many happy hours to treasure when the holyday is over.
I wish you a beautiful christmas, blessed and happy.
Hugs,Dorthe

Zuzu said...

It looks lovely, June! Everyone will enjoy it so much!!! :)
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Dear June, your Christmas decorations are so very lovely! I hope you have a wonderful Christmastime with your sweet family!
Michelle xoxo

Anne Marie said...

Hi June! I usually decorate so much, but this year and a few leading up to this one, I've lessened that...and I see your decorations are so beautiful and it makes me want to create + decorate though!!

May the Christ Child bless your Christmas day and an abundance of blessings for the New Year.

xo
Anne Marie

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Everything looks so lovely June. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and plenty of blessings for the New Year.

Sandy

chateau chic said...

June, your home looks like a place of joy, peace, and comfort! As our children grow up and leave the nest, I think it's moms who are called upon the most to adjust to all the changes that go along with the new stages of life. Happy cooking and Merry Christmas!
Mary Alice

Diane said...

Your Christmas home s beautiful. The bright reds make it so wonderfully festive. I can just imagine your home with your children coming and going and you - taking it all in stride! Merry Chritmas, June Diane

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

What a blessing to have such a big family with all the grandkids...
To you and yours June a Very Merry Christmas...
Susan x

Katherine said...

All the beautiful treasures hung on each branch are worth the close up look. Maybe that is why you were not pleased with the pictures of the whole tree.

I can see you wandering throughout the house adding each fine detail...... lovingly. It shows in everything you do.

Thank you for your sweet note to me.
Hugs
Katherine

Mary Ellen said...

Oh June so very glad you are able to spend time with your children even if it is in shifts! It will be just hubby and me this year. A blogging friend and her hubby may come depending on the weather but we decided to just have a quiet day celebrating JEsus. It will be an interesting year for sure, as we usually have an overflowing houseful of family but none are able to come and we have a wedding to go to in January so 2 trips are not an option.

Friend I do wish I could get my camera to take lovely photos like you do! Did I tell you hubby bought me a wonderful camera for my birthday but I cannot seem to get the hang of it all.

Merry Christmas dear friend- enjoy your time with precious family.

bee blessed
mary

Privet and Holly said...

June, thank you
for blessing me
with the lovely
peeks into your
home; your world.

I know that you
will savor every
{crazy} minute
with your kids
and grandkids.

Thank you for
being such a
wonderful blog
friend. May
your Christmas
be Joy-FULL and
2013 filled with
blessings for
you and your
sweet family!

xo Suzanne

NanaDiana said...

June-it all looks just beautiful. I suppose you are cooking up a storm tonight preparing for tomorrow- God bless you and your whole sweet family-xo Diana

Bella said...

Hi June,
Your simple Christmas is perfect, so charming, I love all the little details:-)
Merry Christmas,
Hugs,
Bella

Denise said...

Everything is so beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

hello my sweet friend, christmas is here again and I love visiting your home with the simple touches of red. I have found myself adjusting to others needs so that I can see each of my children. And they all live here on the wasatch front with me within an hour and half drive.

Life is getting faster and busier but I can always count on visiting your blog and receiving peace and tenderness.

Merry Christmas
cindy@stitches-n-stuff

Deb said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS JUNE ♥

Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures through the years. It's a joy to stop by 'laughing with angels'
Have a wonderful time with your family xo

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Nely said...

My dear June,
Your home are so beautiful,thank you for sharing your lovely pictures,I am really enjoy.
Marry Christmas to you and your family,
Many hugs my dear friend!

sophie said...

Parfois il suffit juste d'un petit ruban rouge pour se sentir le coeur en fête!
Joyeux Noël et plein de jolies choses
bises de France
Sophie

Tammy said...

My favorite photo is of that lovely aqua flowered tin. So pretty! And your tree is simply beautiful -- simple is always best. I went to a cookie festival at a friend's today -- she has 7 kids and has been baking for the past two weeks -- about 15 different types of cookies, and everyone got to take home two of each. I don't know how she manages to do it all -- along with all the food she made, too. Enjoy all your celebrations with loved ones. Hugs and blessings, Tammy

Celestial Charms said...

Hi June,
Your home looks so very lovely and welcoming for the holiday season. I hope you enjoy a very Merry Christmas, and you and your family blessings for the coming New Year.
Maureen

Cheryl said...

Hi June, Your Christmas decor this year is so sweet ~ I love all the silver & red.... I am still finishing up a few things here before I can sit & just enjoy the Holidays. I will be spending Christmas Day with all my kids & grands, then we all head to my sisters.... I am so lucky that My Kids & Grands are within 10 minutes from me, I know that probably won't last forever (since 2 are not yet married) but for now, I will Enjoy each & every moment!
Merry Christmas to You & Your Family
xox
Cheryl

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Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas vignettes with me June, you always make me feel at home!
Merry, Merry Christmas!

LizlovesVintage said...

Oh, June
Thanks for stopping by..Merry Christmas to you too!!
Everything here looks so beautiful and festive.
I hope this Holiday brings you joy!
xxx Liz

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

June honey
I had to laugh at your sleeping in your aporn until the holidays are over but knowing you and how much you love your children you would not have it any other way.
Sending you much love for a very Merry Christmas
Maggie

Penelope's Beehive said...

Dear June,
Your home, filled with glistening, is absolutely breathtaking!
I wish you and your family a holiday filled with peace, light and great joy!
Warmest hugs,
Judy xx

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

Dear June,
Your posts area always a double treat... lovely, lovely visuals plus an abundance of good thoughts and kind words! I do know what you mean about a "new normal". We still have Rosie at home but our older children are harder to see during the holidays. My philosophy has become one of "no pressure" i.e. being here for the ONE day (25th) is not a requirement (as long as they're here in spirit :) Thus...similar to you...we spread our celebration out over the months... celebrating anywhere from November to February! It gives us much more to look forward to and (again, like you) I don't mind sleeping in my apron either... in fact I rather enjoy it!
Sending love and good thoughts to you and yours for a happy and blessed Christmas.
Warmly,
Tracey x0x

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi June,

I am always SO INSPIRED when I stop by your blog and get very excited because I know it will just be so beautiful! I love your home and all your gorgeous decor! Enjoy your time with your daughter and her family!


XO's,
Jessie

Mimi Sue said...

Have a wonderful Christmas season with your adorable family! We have children all over the place too. (One in St George too!)It becomes a marathon holiday for us. Just so happy to spend some time with them. I'll take whatever I can get. Mimi

Fete et Fleur said...

Dear June,

Everything is simply gorgeous. Your family is so blessed to have you. May your Christmas be merry and bright.

Hugs!
Nancy

bobbie said...

Waving madly from over in Eagle ~
Your home is beautiful!!

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi June,
Oh, your house looks incredible decorated for Christmas. Everything is so pretty. And you get to celebrate multiple Christmas's with your family - lucky you! I'm sure they appreciate all you do as you really do put a lot of energy into your beautiful decor and meals. BTW, I like your new photo a lot!

Wishing you and your family the happiest of holidays,
with love,
Sharon

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Merry Christmas, dear friend to you and your family, may you have much joy, love and happiness.
I know exactly what you are saying with the apron on most of the time.
I have been sweltering with the oven going and making Christmas mince pies.
Enjoy the special time with your family and the holidays.

Hugs
Carolyn

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

So many more pretty Christmas decorations! Pretty, pretty! Love you'll be sleeping in your apron! Isn't that the truth when family is near?! Yes, more pie for you! LOL! Have a very Merry Christmas sweet June with your beautiful family! We have family staring to come our way too!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

suziqu's thread works said...

So wonderful to return and see so many more beautiful images of your Christmas decorated home in preparation for the arrival of your dearest kids and grandchildren (with some of them already been and gone back to their own homes by now).

Every piece I see has your special and "no fuss" touch June which appeals to me greatly and yet everything looks absolutely charming at the same time.

I can still see you sweet woman wearing that apron still! There are few pleasures more than receiving and feeding your kids!!! especially at this most joyous time of year.

I'm glad you came to visit and to warm my heart - I too feel so blessed in having met you through this wonderful world of blogging and I hope our connection continues through into the New Year.

Sending many Christmas Blessings of peace, happiness and joy with much love and warm hugs,
Suzy


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Cottage Garden said...

Thank you for being such a wonderful blog friend these past three years June. I am giving up blogging but will pop over every now and then to say hello as it will be difficult to stay away from this lovely space.

I wish you a Joyous Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Love
Jeanne
xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My gorgeous friend!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TONIGHT! Oh I can only imagine that your home is filled with much joy and magic! THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY TONIGHT! BISOUS! Anita

Claudia said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, June!

xo
Claudia

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

Joyeux Noël à vous et votre famille chère June.

Nella said...

Dearest June, I hear you...it all looks warm and lovely and full of goodness from a Mother's heart, just as it should be! I am missing my home this Christmas, but we had a beautiful Christmas Eve at my youngest son's home. He is still single so,I made it all come together there for our family...the food and decorations, what was most important was that we had each other, healthy and happy....sending you all the joys of this beautiful season, N.xoxo

Rostrose said...

My dearest June,
I hope you had the most wonderful Christmas-celebration! Thank you so much for your sweet words!!!
Lots of hugs and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR, my dear!!!
XOXOXOX Traude


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Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi June,
Just popped in to wish you a happy holiday as you enjoy spending time with your family. I hope your new year is filled to bursting with happiness and blessings beyond measure.
Hugs,
Patti

Astréor said...

Chère June, j'ai vu le merveilleux article que t'a consacré Maison Romantique de décembre 2012 et je trouve que c'est mérité. J'ai moi-même fait un reportage sur ton blog que je trouve sublime pour inviter mes nouvelles amies à venir le découvrir. Bises. Astréor

Shabby soul said...

My darling friend, I'm late to tell you Merry Christmas, but not to wish you a new year full of peace, love and joy! Your home is beautiful and warm, as your heart is.
Many hugs
Silvia

Carole said...

Ok lets start with the "not being able to take a decent photo of our christmas trees". I feel you June. I can't do it either. I gave up years ago. I think it's because they are so GREEN. Look at me complaining about it looking healthy:) I just love how you decorate for Christmas with bits of red. It has me wanting to add more red myself. You are going to laugh but I just finished decorating the tree in the living room. One was done thank goodness. I am happy we were soo busy this season but one year I'd like to get it together sooner:) someday!

SOrry for the long comment. Making up for lost time. Now I need to drool over the other posts that I had just time to glance over previously.
Happy New Year dear June

Carole

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I always know when I visit, I will see total eye candy, your photography is breath taking. By know you have hung your apron up and are patting yourself on the back for a job well done! Whew! My son just got married this year, so we will see how this sharing with in laws goes! Happy New Year!

Carol

Susan said...

Oh your Christmas Decorations are just gorgeous!! I am now following your blog. I came over from Show and Tell Friday.

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Maison Beldecor said...

Dear June,
I hope you had enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with your family and I did'nt want to miss, to wish you all the best for the new year. Your decoration is always an eye candy and I'm looking forward to the next year to see all the gorgeous pictures from your lovely garden again!!!
Big hugs,
Bine

Cindy said...

Simple is the best... and, i'm with you! Why in the heck is it so hard to get a good photo of a Christmas tree!!??? I mean they are so pretty... but they DO NOT photograph well! Yours looks so sweet. You have such a magical touch with everything, and your house looks completely enchanting as usual... I really love your Jesus and your Mary with baby Jesus - prints... they are amazing.
It is strange when kids grow up and things change... I don't quite know what to think of it all, but just try to embrace the little time i have with my adult children,... i can't even imagine having grandchildren at this point, even though i'm perfectly old enough to have some! Seems like i'm still raising my 22 and 25 year old children!

Cindy

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you June, for gracing your beauty over at my place, and best leaving a comment that I will treasure for eternity.
I so enjoyed your Christmas post,wishing I was one of your holiday guess so I could enjoy all the touches you have added to your home. Your photos are so amazing,like I am reading a magazine

I am looking forward to 2013 and all you will be inspiring.

Blessings to you and yours
Xox
Happy New Year.

Doré

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DARLING JUNE!!!!!!!!!!

You came to my house! YOU CAME! Ok, now you see, I cannot get the WHITE effect that you get. But maybe because not all of my décor is in white? I have a super new camera, a Canon EOS t2i...

WEll, on Jan. 1, I would love it if you came back to visit me, for I will show more of my home AND a special project that I have been working on. In the meantime my dear, thank you for your support and lovely inspiration throughout the year. HAPPY 2013! Anita

The Rustic Victorian said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year June! So nice to hear from you! What a beautiful Christmas you created. Any cookies left? I bet not with such a large family, how lucky they are, and I bet your a great cook. I have enjoyed catching up to your last few posts and amazing photos.
It was quiet here, my sister few out, it was nice to have her for a week. All is well, we have such cold winds lately, but no snow for Christmas this year.
Blessings in your day!
Love
Marcie

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

June..you are such a beautiful soul...your home is warm and you can feel the love that must fill it..I just got your note,means alot..as things may change around here this next year..I will likely be starting over if you know what I mean...where ever I end up I will be happy as long as my home says welcome...like yours always does,thanks! xoxo

Susan said...

Hi June! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and are relaxing now (especially after all that cooking/baking you must have done).
I'm catching up with all my fave blogs, and just adore what you've done with Christmas decorating.
Everything looks just stunning and I love how you've used natural elements.
Have a happy new year, June. I wish many blessings for you in 2013!

seidenfein said...

Hello June !

What a wonderful christmas decoration all over ! Thank you for showing it on your blog.

I hope you and your family will have a wonderful new year !

Best regards
Eva

Vintage Home said...

....and a Happy New Year!

Geli said...

Dear June! I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year full of love, luck, laughter and health! With love, Geli

Snooks said...

How wonderful, you had all of your family home at Christmas. Maybe not all together at the same time but you got to see them all. I love the silver dishes you have in these pictures - love the way it looks. Yes simple is good. Isn't less more? Blessings to you this season and for the New Year.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

June-Your home is beautiful and probably looks completely different by now! Hope you had a blessed Christmas with your family and are enjoying this first day of 2013!

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Bente said...

Dear June. Thank you so much for your sweet words. That ment a LOT to me.

I just love your beautiful blog. Your decoration for christmas was gorgeous.

I wish you a beautiful new year, dear June, and look forward for new posts from you.

Hugs

Lisa said...

June,
Look at Dawn being comment #1 and then me 94~! You know how I feel about your home. I love that your Christmas decor is simple and not over the top. Love the pop of red too. I could never have an all white holiday, gotta have some red!
I try not to think about how Christmas will change in our house one day. It's such a magical time while their little. When we decorate the tree they like to bundle all their own special ornaments and have me tell them where they came from. I tell them they will be theirs one day when they move out. They all looked at me in horror and said 'we're never moving out'! I made them repeat it while I taped it! LOL
Happy New Year sweet friend.

Ingrid said...

Hello June,I wish you and yours a verry beautiful 2013 full of joy and happiness......

Ps!it was a long time I have was here,now I am back!

Brandi said...

Hi June! Your home is so beautiful. I love your holiday decorations. Sweet and simple! Thank you for sharing. Wishing you and your family a wonderful new year.

Teacup Mosaics said...

Dear June you make everything in your world beautiful. Wishing you lots of health and happiness for the new year!
Kelley

Anna said...

Hello, I saw your beautiful home and read your story on "The special House Chic" Shabby Romantic .... happy birthday to you and your family for a peaceful 2013 and from now on I will follow with great pleasure because your blog is wonderful ... congratulations!
a hug
Anna Celeste

Sabi Sunshine said...

Hello Dear

This is my first time at your blog and truly loved it

Wish you a very Happy new year 2013.
I will wait for your next post.

Love
Sabi Sunshine

Vicki said...

Hi, June,
I enjoy seeing your Christmas decorations after Christmas or any time of the year!! Everything is simply beautiful!! I, too, have learned to celebrate with my two sons and their family when the opportunity is present. I celebrated with my oldest son and his family before Christmas, and then my youngest son and his family after Christmas. My sister, niece and I had a wonderful Christmas day brunch at an old Victorian home restaurant in Austin. The food and "milk punch" was delicious!! I am wishing you and your family a very blessed and happy new year! love and hugs to you~Vicki