Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jingle Bells

As fast as time is flying,
Christmas will be here and gone before I can post
all of the photos I have been taking of my Christmas decorating.
Tonight I will post lots and lots of  photos of the living room.

I haven't brought the tree in yet so I will be sharing it and some
other vignettes I have done around the house
in another post.

As you can see,
I changed the mantle.
I have moved the paperwhites to the window sill as you will see.

I made this cedar wreath the other day to hang on the mirror.
I also made others to hang in the windows.
I needed something simple here and this was just what I wanted. 

Paper doilies stamped with 



 I just had to bring out my mercury balls again this year.

More paperwhites and mercury balls.

A little reflection.

Reds in the cupboard.

Let me open the doors so you can see it a little better.

The nativity my daughter made in elementary school.

My iron garden angel in the dining room.


I know this was a lot of photos for one post so I am going to try and do little posts
during the holidays to share the rest of the Christmas in the house.

Many hugs from me!!!!


Victorian1885 said...

Oh June I love your home all decorated for the Holidays! Everything is so elegant and perfect with your decor.
Have a wonderful Holiday Season with those you love.


Jade said...

What a wonderful Christmas decoration, dear June.......looooooove it, everything looks so romantic and full of heart!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family and enjoy every moment!

Hugs Jade

joanne said...

lovely June, just lovely. Everything looks so perfect, not a drop out of do you do that?! Lots of love from here and Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your family. Esp. to your angelman. take care.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh June,
Your Chistmas decorations are sooooooo beautiful....wonderfully understated and so me !
.......... and, our children made EXACTLY the same little nativity pottery figures when they were at nursery school and I still have them.....perhaps all of the teachers go on the same course !!
I can't wait to see your tree and everything else that you do ........ I shall probably pinch some of your ideas !!!!
Enjoy all of your Christmas preparations. Much love. XXXX

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love your decorating--it looks so bright and pretty. Love all the white and your angel wing touches are beautiful.

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

June ~ your home is so incredibly beautiful! It's all so white and clean and fresh looking. What a calm, peaceful atmosphere you have cultivated for your family. I'm sure you will enjoy it over the holidays. Thank so much for sharing your lovely home with us! xo

Boxwood Cottage said...

Hello dear June!
Oh I must say that I love your Christmas decor! The jingle bells garland, the silver cups and all the greenery. Your living room looks so beautiful, peaceful and Christmassy and I'm so in awe about all the natural light you have. Here it is mostly dark days. When I come home from work at 5.30 pm it feels like deep night already. Hopefully I'll have the chance to take some daylight pictures here too next week when I'm off work for the rest of the year.
Sending you very happy Holiday wishes from snowy Germany
xoxo~ Carola

Geli said...

Hello dear June! What a dreamy post! Your home is really ready for christmas! I love your decoration and the colors white and this special green! Really very beautiful! I wish you a wonderful time with your family, your friends and your pets! With love, Geli

Pondside said...

It's all so pretty! I don't know what I like most - the touches or red, the simple wreaths, the paper doilies stamped......
Thanks for the lovely little tour!

Alaina said...

June your home looks just beautiful. I love the pop of green and red color. Everything looks so wonderful and you have such a way with taking pictures. I always enjoy the way you decorate your home using touches of the outside in. Merry Christmas. Alaina

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh June, I forget I'm not drooling over one of those high-end magazine photo shoots when I look at your posts. Your decorations are so lovely and charming and pretty all rolled into one. I don't think you could ever show too many..Happy Thursday..Judy

Home and Lifestyle said...

You have a wonderful Christmas house, June! I like the decorations, thanks for sharing so many photos and thanks for your inspiration!

Warm wishes from Holland, Ingrid

theromanticrose said...

Tutto meraviglioso!Sistemato con gusto!Adoro i centrini attaccati al camino!Rosetta

sophie said...

c'est joli ces petites touches de couleur et les photos sont superbes!
belle journée
bises de France

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear June ~ How lovely and serene your home is.

May your holidays be filled with lots of love, joy and peace.

FlowerLady Lorraine

Maison Beldecor said...

Hi dear June,
your Christmas decorations are so beautiful (as always!) and your home looks so inviting. I hope you spend many cosy hours with you sweet family during the Christmas days.
with warmest wishes

Deborah said...

Your home and your decorations are just so beautiful! thank you for sharing :)

Bee happy x

Custom Comforts said...

I always love your decor. It is amazing how your little splashes of color just jump off the page against the background of white. Just exquisite!!!
Can hardly wait to see more.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

I love that pop of bright green with the glass balls in the urn.
Enjoy your decorating.
Susan x

Nely said...

Dear June,
Your Christma decorations are so amazing,everything looks so,so beautiful.
I am relly enjoy!
Many hugs my dear friend:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh June, June, June.....

I always, literally, have to take an extra breath when I come here! SIGH! I have been working on my home and decorating and have been adding more of this white/silver element and I am loving the peaceful beauty. BRAVO AGAIN for another display of perfect décor!! LOVE IT! Anita

Ivy and Elephants said...

June, such beautiful touches! I love the urn with the mercury balls, and the mirrors reflecting so much beauty! More, please!
Big hugs and happy holidays,

NanaDiana said...

June- It is just beautiful. I love the sweet simplicity of those cedar wreaths. Just a touch of green with just enough oomph to draw the eye. I love all your touches-from the red balls in the wire basket to the green mercury balls...but my favorite is the little nativity, molded and formed by your little one- How precious is that!?! xo Diana

Nella Miller said...

June, always so beautiful, simple and natural touches I love...looks perfect with your pristine white background.
You have definitely put me in a festive mood! Especially love the paper whites in glass, lovely. N.xo

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, as always, June! I love the delicate wreaths that you made.
We're expecting more snow in the next couple of days, so perhaps I will take a walk into the woods today to find a little tree.
Hope you have a lovely one!

Julie Marie said...

Hello June... so very beautiful. I love the red in your cabinet and also those paper doilies with "Believe" on them!... Believe is my favorite word and those are so pretty! The little nativity set your daughter made is just priceless... I love seeing it come out each year... happy decorating!... (and photographing!)... xoxo Julie Marie

chateau chic said...

June, your home is absolutely EXQUISITE!!!
Mary Alice

Anne said...

June I am enjoying viewing your beautiful photos of your home! LOVE all the special touches of your simplistic Christmas decor!
~~~~~~~~~ Beautiful~~~~~~~~~

Regina said...

How beautiful and inspirational !!!! Wish you a wonderful Christmas time !!

Deb said...

so pretty June ♥
I love the little wreaths you've made and the splashes of red.

My name is Riet said...

Dear June. You have the most beautiful decorated home. Everything is so stylish and gorgeous. You are the perfect decorator. I am looking forward to the rest.
Hugs from Riet

Unknown said...

beyond beautiful dear june!! oh Fifi would be SO proud!!! Merry xmas and many blessings....

Junebug said...

Girlfriend you are so talented! You know just the right touch. A little green here and a little red there! It truly is picture perfect! But I can also picture a grand kid come bouncing in grabing a candy cane and snuggle down on the sofa. Beautiful but so comfy the best kind of decorations! Have Merry Christmas and can't wait for the tree! Love the other June.

Unknown said...

I love the idea of using paper dollies! Beautiful! Maybe you want see our proposals to Christmas deco ;)

Ticking and Toile said...

Oh my goodness...everything looks so it all <3<3<3


Lady of the Woods said...

EVERYTHING looks just beautiful! I love it all especially the slender little wreaths, but its all wonderful. So much work went into this I can see. I hope you enjoy it all immensely!> lady

LandHausLeben said...

♥♥ wonderful♥♥ Best wishes! Carmen

pballard said...

Can I just say one thing. FABULOUS!!

oldgreymare said...

Ginormous hug right back <3

Olive said...

June, such delicate whispers of Christmas. Love the red in the cabinet. xo, olive

Seawashed said...

Your Christmas is always prettier than any magazines I've ever seen. Your home is so comforting to me.

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BECKY said...

Just so lovely June! Truly always a joy to see what your heart and hands create in your surroundings! Can't wait to see the rest!
Christmas joy to you!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I enjoyed each and every photo ~ it is all totally beautiful. The wreaths you made are perfect in their elegant simplicity and just the right touch. It is all rather amazing! I hope you will show us more. Merry Christmas!

Donna Reyne' said...

Charming and so you!
I love everything~especially the tiny touches of red everywhere!
So festive and fun~makes me want to run out and buy candy canes!
hugs and much love to you sweet friend!

Dorthe said...

Dear June,
your beautiful, and simple decorated home, gives me the most wonderful christmas feeling, with the whites,reds,and greens!! There are so many fantastic decorated places and corners, but the one I love most is your little green table, with the sweet paperwhites, and iron bowl, with mercury bowls inside, and the lovely green tiny wreaths hanging above- what a most gorgeous setting for the paperwhites,June.
Thankyou for beautiful inspiration-and hugs,Dorthe

Anonymous said...

I love your christmas home,its really beautiful,have a nice weekend,greetings Musje,

flowersandhome said...

Love your decorations June! A lot of greenery with the wreaths(thin as can be, so different and beautiful), the Paperwhites(mine are at exactly that stage as well now, some ready to bloom, others just starting to grow), little red accents, love it! Love the tiny pine trees with roots in the glass containers as well. Do you dig them up in your garden or somewhere in a forest?.... I recently planted a seed that fell out of a pine cone but nothing yet, wonder if it 'll work.... ;-)

Diane said...

Very beautiful and simple decorations, June. I just love the way the red just pops.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi June,
I love your soft and gentle holiday touches....your home is so warm and welcoming and oh so pretty.

I'm so glad that you shared all this loveliness. I love the paperwhites.


wendy said...

Well, of course I LOVE every single thing.
That is great that you kept your daughters nativity that she made.
I have saved some things like that from my kids as well.
That wreath with the angel wings on it was really awesome I thought.
I could go on and on and on and on....
Like Ann Marie said when I got to visit with her while in Utah...we just need to get in the car and do a road trip to your place.
I bet you got fudge and shortbread don't ya ???

wendy said...

Well, of course I LOVE every single thing.
That is great that you kept your daughters nativity that she made.
I have saved some things like that from my kids as well.
That wreath with the angel wings on it was really awesome I thought.
I could go on and on and on and on....
Like Ann Marie said when I got to visit with her while in Utah...we just need to get in the car and do a road trip to your place.
I bet you got fudge and shortbread don't ya ???

wendy said...

don't know why it went on twice...and when I tried to DELETE one of them, Blogger is doing something Weird, and not letting me do it???

Anonymous said...

June you are so amazingly talented with your ability to create beauty in your surroundings. I do believe you would have made even the stable beautiful that Jesus was born in.....of course it was beautiful in a different way because of HIM!

Oh and your photography. Bill bought me a beautiful camera for my birthday and I still have not been able to command and conquer the thing! I was so hoping to have figured it out so that my photos would be lovely like this.

The perfect present would be to come help decorate then take pictues!!!

bee blessed

Privet and Holly said...

When may I move in?

Seriously loving all
that you've created
here, June!

It just says LOVE.

Enjoy all the blessings
of the season, sweet friend!

xo Suzanne

Alina said...

As always, it was a pure pleasure to visit You here ! Absolute loveliness and perfection !
Have a very Merry Christmas my Dear !
Hugs from Me

Eva Agnes said...

Thank you soo much for your lovely comment on my blog.
It made my day ( or rather night since I couldnt sleep and therefore started o the computer... *smiling* )

Your Christmas decorations are so beautiful.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh. So so gorgeous. Pure eye candy. We have the same taste. Love love everything!

Faded Charm said...

Thank you for sharing all your beautiful photos of your holiday home with us June. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas spent with loved ones:-)


Verbena nested treasures said...

prettiest home & pictures I have ever seen. wishing you a very Happy & healthy holiday. xo Laura

Anonymous said...

your pictures are so wonderful, I love your blog

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Esther said...

I found your blog, and its really great.
A new follower,

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening beautiful June! Yes, December holds much magic, as this is the one month that we can see more of the light of love as we prepare our homes (as you so lovingly have) to welcome in LIFE and HOPE. Many Christmas blessings to you! Anita

Shabby soul said...

My sweet darling June, your home is full of light and joy! We all can feel it! I adore how you decorate and i especially love all these little wreath you spread all over your home, so cute =)

Mimi Sue said...

So pretty! Love the doily banner. Really a good idea. Mimi

Mimi Sue said...

So pretty! Love the doily banner. Really a good idea. Mimi

lynn said...

love the rusty crowned angel, june! sweet doily banner, too! this whole room is simply enchanting! happy holidays!

Angela said...

Um WOW June! Your photos are stunning, your decor is lovely and YOU should be shooting for a magazine! Seriously!!?? I felt like I was reading Romantic Homes or BHG, etc! Your decor is so pleasing to the eyes. Thanks for sharing. Sending big holiday hugs and wishing you a blessed Christmas! :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Everything looks so beautiful June!
The mix of color and textures is wonderful and inspiring! Can't wait to see more!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

Everything looks so beautiful at your place, love all the gorgeous Christmas decorating you have been doing. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful inspiration and beauty.
Wishing you the very happiest Christmas and holidays with your family.

Sending warmest hugs to you

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

June, it looks gorgeous as always. Loved taking the tour through your beautifully decorated home.


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi again, June. It all looked as pretty the second time as the first, but just wanted to thank you for your kind comments to me. I do have a lot of fun playing house and as I was catching up on your last post, unlike you who has reigned decorating in from what you did when the kids were small, I continue to go overboard. This is my first Christmas season blogging so I am seeing so many beautiful, calm and peaceful ways of decorating, and I am thinking I will try to do the same next year. What do you think the odds are?..Hope you are having a wonderful weekend..Judy

Barbara said...

I'm so excited to see what you've done in your home this year, June. You are so creative...I don't know where to start. Love the candy canes stuck here and fun. And your paperwhites are perfect on that table. Creative mantel too...I could rave on and on. Looking forward to more, especially since this year, our home won't be as decorated as usual. I'll enjoy yours vicariously.
Hugs right back to you!

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June, your home is stunning and shines with love. Thank you for your sweet comment.

Merry Christmas,

Vicki said...

Everything looking simply elegant, beautiful and oh so festive, June!! I have always admired your garden angel, and those candy canes really speak of the Christmas spirit to me. I bought some paper white bulbs just this past few days since I saw yours. I have an amaryllis blooming right now so as soon as it is finished I will start my paper whites. June, I am wishing you and your family a very blessed and happy Christmas~Vicki

koralee said...

I just knew if I came over here I would be inspired by your lovely so beautiful my sweet friend. xo May you find joy in every corner this week. xoxo

Travel With Lulu said...

Wow, you live in a magazine!! It is all such Christmas perfection. I enjoyed every morsel :)

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momto8 said...

your home looks beautiful.

Patina said...

Hi June! Everything looks so pretty.

I'm loving the pop of red, so nice.

I love the simplicity of the cedar wreath also.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.


suziqu's thread works said...

Hello Sweet June
My original comment somehow never appeared so I am revisiting dear friend to tell you how in tune I am with all of your simple Christmas decorating here. I love the simplicity of the cedar garland and wreath, the paper doilies, the little bells and candles and the way you have arranged everything.
I so love how you have moved in your garden angel to share the goodness of the inside beauty.
To me it is about the homeliness, the gentleness and the natural feel of it all.
Sending you heaps of Christmas blessings June and hope every minute is precious with your lovely family.
Love and hugs from afar,

Tammy said...

From every angle, your home is beautiful! Happy holidays to you and yours, Tammy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your pictures are just so beautiful, June! Truly inspiring. You have the most wonderful sense of style. Such a pleasure to visit. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Your Holiday decorating just takes my breath away! Actually, anything you post always does that....this is exceptionally beautiful! Wishing you and your family a most blessed Christmas!


Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

So beautiful June! Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays my friend.
Ciao Rita

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet June,

I find such peace when I come to visit! Your home looks just heavenly for Christmas! You put love into every detail! Your photos are so clear and crisp. xox


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Sweet friend! I need to email you a note- something that's been on my heart. I cannot find your email address anywhere in my contacts and it is not on your blog- would you consider emailing me with it so I can share something with you? Thanks!

bee blessed

shabbyfufu said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.....oh, and did I say LOVE?! Happy New Year...xox, Janet