Saturday, December 21, 2013

A little more of the Christmas decor in and out of the house...

We had a very frosty day yesterday so I was having a little fun with
Christmas garland in the trees and a few balls on the clothesline.

No snow to speak of and that is different for this time of year here.

 I don't buy many new Christmas decorations because I like
to use the same things from year to year, but when I saw these
little chartreuse pine cones I had to have them.
I think they will be pretty hanging from some packages this year.

The mantle is much less colorful than last year's. I used all
my old glass balls that I purchased years ago.

I love the red pear candles I found this year.

The birch pillars are from a tree in the garden we have to limb up this summer.

A small urn of aspen twigs in keeping with the winter woodland look this year.

A teeny nest in the branches of the aspen trees.

A large urn by the front door filled will more twigs finishes off the look.

Wishing you all the joy this season brings!
sending hugs from here...


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hello June,
Thanks for sharing your frosty dé lovely. Your home looks so pretty and I love the silver krugles and mercury glass ornaments.

I hope that you and your family have a lovely Christmas.


Trisha said...

Beautiful June! We had a major inversion all week and although it was freezing cold, it was beautiful! Lots of snow which is perfect for Christmas. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!


Julie Marie said...

So beautiful June!... I think we must be getting our snow and yours too!... we have been pounded... your home looks just gorgeous... so serene looking... "all is calm, all is bright"... love your red pear candles and also your little nest in the branches... Merry Christmas to you sweet friend!... xoxo Julie Marie

Carolyn said...

Everything looks so beautiful!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.


flowersandhome said...

O my goodness June, I LOVE those red pear candles!!! Never seen any like it. Love your beautiful decorations as always and that nest is so very adorable! Makes me even think a bit of spring already but first things first: Have a lovely Christmas June!


I love it all, so beautiful! Have a Merry little Christmas :)

Seawashed said...

Oh how I love those birch pillars from yoyrcown garden. Its all so soft and gentle like a dusting of snow. Merry Christmas xo

Low Tide High Style said...

I love the pine cones and the pear candles! And of course your home is the epitome of beauty and simplicity for the holiday season!

I hope you and your entire family have the merriest of Christmases and Happy New Year!

xo Kat

deb said...

all so very beautiful!
Wishing you a blessed Christmas ♥

Junkchiccottage said...

It is all so beautiful. I love those pear candles. Super sweet. The pictures are all so pretty. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy.

Bernideen said...

Just beautiful!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything looks so pretty and I am always so impressed with your photography! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas :)

Katherine said...

No one does this look better than you, it is so beautiful. I love the colour and patina of the vintage ornaments.

I hope that you have a noisy and fun time this Christmas with a house full of kids/grandchildren.


Diane said...

Your home and photography are both amazing, June. Everything looks snowy even though you have no snow. It's always a treat when I see that you have posted. Merry Christmas to you and your family and a joyous Christmas season. Hugs, Diane

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

June....everything looks so incredibly lovely! I just love your simple and pretty! I can't believe you hardly have any snow...we got slammed here in SLC. We have enough for us both! Merry Christmas to you June! xoxo

Barbara Lilian in France said...

Love your Christmas decor, with the added touch of 'les petite buches' bringing some natural beauty indoors mixed with your lovely vintage pine cones. Have a wonderful Christmas.

sophie said...

je vous souhaite un très joyeux noël et une belle année 2014
bien amicalement

Vicky said...

Just lovely June, i love your photography and your decor!!
I wish you have a very merry christmas xx

Barbara said...

Gorgeous Christmas decoartions, you pear candles are just lovely. We're still waiting for Winter to arrive, so it will be a rainy Christmas here in Holland.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful & warm Christmas.


Home and Lifestyle said...

Dear June,

Your decorations are beautiful, I enjoy all your pictures so much.

Wish you a merry Christmas, with family and friends. I hope the New Year will bring you a lot of happiness and health.

Many hugs from Holland! xxx

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I love your style of decorating June. It's so welcoming and warm, simple yet very elegant. The tree branches in your foyer are so cool! Love your style!

Merry Christmas - Edie Marie

chateau chic said...

I adore being invited into your home, June!!! Your mantel is simply divine!! Love the pop of color from the pears. And the outside is magical. I love coming away with so much inspiration.
Have a wonderful Christmas celebration with your family!
Mary Alice

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Beautiful and inspiring, as always, June!
Merry, Merry Christmas to you & yours!!!

One Shabby Old House said...

Merry Christmas my friend. How I have enjoyed your pictures all year long. There is just a softness to them that is so soothing to look at. Wishing you the happiest of Christmas time blessings.

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

This is so pretty and ethereal. I have very much enjoyed reading your posts this year, thank you for sharing and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family. Minerva x

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

So beautiful… Merry Christmas!

Dorthe said...

Dear June, your decorations are amazing as alwayes ,--so very beautiful.
I`m in a hurry as my little family arrives in a few hours, but wanted to wish you a very happy and beautiful christmas.
All the best for 2014, dear friend.
With love and hugs,Dorthe

Geli said...

Dear June!
Your decoration is so dreamy and like a fairy tale ...
I' m glad that I know you ...
And I wish you a very merry christmas with your family!
Thanks for all dear June!
With love,

summersundays-jw said...

So beautiful! The perfect place to have a wonderful, peaceful Christmas. Enjoy! Jan

Wendy & Megan Chamberlain said...

June, it all looks quite exquisite, white and silver with just a hint of colour. Wishing you and your family a most blessed Christmas and all of the very best for 2014.
Beary hugs across the miles

Unknown said...

so so beautiful.......I love the garland in the trees and those small ornaments in the birds nest. Have a very Merry Chistmas!

Nely said...

My dear June
Your pictures are so magic,beautiful Christmas decoration,like a fairy tale!
Have a very Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2014.
I send many kisses

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

You take the most inspirational photos! I love how you make the colors just pop in your photographs.
Thanks for sharing.

{oc cottage} said...

love! love! the colors against the snow look so cool!!!! i especially love that you use the same decorations every year!! we may live in the the "wild" west {which means things that would make the original wild west folks hair stand on end!! ;} but we are ALL about tradition!!! such boring fuddy-duddies, eh? ;}

MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS! thank you for the beauty and inspirations you bring to us with every post. God bless you and your family awesomely this new year!!!

m ^..^

Shabby Passion said...

Dear June, I looooove the way you decorated the house, you've created such a peaceful atmosphere...and I love the pear candles, such a perfect shape and color! WOW,
you're of great insiration to me, thanks so much.

I wish you a merry merry Christmas,
which is in Italian: BUON NATALE!!

Maison Beldecor said...

Hi dear June,

your decoration is so beautiful! I love the mercury silver ornaments very much.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. I'm looking forward to your lovely posts next year.
Bine , xo

Lady of the Woods said...

oh my goodness, I adore everything, especially the fact that your winter is real...I am still in hot/humid weather, but I have done a cool winter season indoors as well. I posted the all white decor on White Bohemian Beauty. I love what you have done here! and those birch pillars! I saved a birch box I have now over 25 years :D I still have an urn just like yours with nothing in it....only no space :D I love your pictures. Last night saw some of your home in Feminine Home magazine! soooooo nice!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

June, what a beautiful post. It is all so sparkly and serene. You have such a knack for putting those two descriptions together. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family..Judy

Victoria said...

Visiting your blog is such a treat but I feel like I run out of words to describe your fabulousness!!! There really are no words! Everything you do takes my breath away! And where oh where did you find those amazing pear candles?!?!?

Have a lovely Christmas June! Hugs!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for you time in posting the lovely photos. I just love the pretty outside color. I'd love to do that here, but we have so much wind.
And the pretty chartrues ornaments are so unique. I love the unusual. Have a good countdown to the 25th.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

I love those little red baubles... where on Earth did you find them.
Your home looks so inviting June. From one year to the next it is utterly charming and cozy.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful festive season,a Merry Christmas and the best for 2014.
And of course more beautiful posts to come...
Susan x

Ricki Treleaven said...

Everything is so stunning! I really love the pop of red in the pear candles. LOVELY!!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Your home looks so beautiful June, you really have a magical touch! I love those pear candles, sweet find!
Merry Christmas!

Victorian1885 said...

Merry Christmas my Dear blogging Friend! I am sending love from our Home to yours... Enjoy your Family time around the Holidays!


Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Beautiful and Peaceful as always my friend. Wishing you and the family a Very Merry Christmas.
Hugs Rita

Unknown said...

Beautiful, as always! Have a very merry Christmas!

erin's art and gardens said...

Oh I just love it all!
Merry Christmas to you, June!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh June,
We have so much in common ….. on my mantlepiece in the lounge is a vintage copy of ' Old Christmas ' by Washington Irving !!!! It has a different cover …. if I get around to it, I shall take a photo and send it to you !!
Your home looks absolutely wonderful and just perfect for the Christmas celebrations.
Wishing you and your family a happy, happy Christmas and, thank you so much for your continued and valued blogging friendship. Much love. ♥♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas an a happy new year, dear June ! Thanks for your great pictures and your lovely blog.
All the best,

Beehive Needleworks said...

Such a glistening, enchanted wonderland!
Wishing you and your loved ones a holiday overflowing with the blessings of love, peace, and light!
Sending love your way ...
Judy xx

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi June,
Your home all decked out is lovely! I love all the natural elements.. the birch pillars are so clever, and that tiny nest is perfect! Decorating the bare trees outside so fabulously whimsical! and I gotta say, that little Old Christmas book is a treasure!
Wishing you and Your Family a Very Merry Christmas!

Rostrose said...

Dearest June,
fortunate for the birch, that she gets a second life as a Christmas decoration in your beautiful house! And I love your delicate garden-decoration, too!
I hope you are practicing already folding yourself very small so you fit in my luggage on my next trip ;o))
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Hugs, Traude

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Oh so lovely!
Have a very Merry Christmas June!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi, June. Love the calm and simple effect of the white, then the soft pop of color with the pears, ...
lovely. Wishing you a happy and blessed holiday season.

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear June,

Oh so much Christmas beauty is filling your home with red pear candles and silver baubles but it's the natural beauty of the Aspen twigs sitting so gracefully in that urn which appeals to my heart!

May the simple pleasures of Christmas bring love and joy to your heart and to those loved ones around you!

Much love,

Catherine said...

Dear June,
I wish you A Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Olive said...

Dear June, I have a quote on my site from Jan Karon " Beauty is important in this fragile life." Your talent soothes us all and exemplifies so much beauty. Thank you for that. olive

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Dear June, Your Home & Photos are always so Beautiful.... I had to stop by for a quick visit to wish You & Your Family a Merry & Blessed Christmas.... xox

HWIT BLOGG said...

Beautiful Christmas pictures! You are always sharing so much inspiration, thank you!
I wish you a merry Christmas June...

Rosemary and Thyme said...

A quick hello to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. One full of love, health and lots of happiness....And a prosperous New Year.



Sylvia said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, June! Thank you for being a wonderful blogging friend!

Bente said...

You make the most beautiful photos, June.
Wish you a wonderful Christmas.

Big hug from here

Draffin Bears said...

Seasons Greetings, dear June to you and your family.
I love all the beautiful decorations around your gorgeous home.
Best wishes for a bright, healthy and happy New Year


Mimi Sue said...

Love all of your winter wonderland decor. So pretty. Hope your Christmas was merry! Mimi

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness gracious, how pretty everything looks. The light in your house and in your yard is amazing... I love the urn with the branches, the little nest is so sweet, and the birch pillars are to die for.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas beautiful lady...


Things and Thoughts said...

Sublime everything you show us dearest June! I was lucky to have discovered your wonderful blog filled with beauty and kindness . Thank you for all your sweet words and wish we will continue blogging much longer... Happy New Year my friend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June! Well, again, your photos leave me astounded and inspired! One day I will get that super-white look from my photos!

I spent the most wonderful time with family in California these past few days. I'm on my way home now, finally with internet service, but I'm coming from 85 degree weather and going to SNOW!

Best wishes for a peaceful recovery from all the festivities! Anita

Anne Lorys said...

Positively beautiful!

toves sammensurium said...

Dear June,your new decorations looks wonderful,how fun you took them outside for a photoshoot - they look even greater outdoors :)))
You are so talented and your pictures are really a piece of art and a treasure each and everyone!!!
I jope you have a blessed Christmas and enjoys it in every way,also the very last days of this year!!
Tovehugs :)

Susan Shull said...

June-I just love your pictures! The garland and bulb hanging from the tree should be in a magazine! I take that back-they ALL should be in a magazine! I wish you lived close to me-I KNOW we would be good friends. Hugs!

Vintage Home said...

The Winter Wonderland you created in your Home is delightful to walk in and be Greeted with such a striking Forest! The texture is exciting!
Your Home smiles with Joy!

Anonymous said...

June, you always manage to transport me to somewhere magical every time I visit!

Blessings in the new year

Anne said...

So beauteful June it all!
Wish you a Happy new Year !!
Hugs from Anne

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, June. I just adore your mantel, and those pear candles are lovely. Such beautiful Christmas cheer you created. I always love visiting!

vitadrömmarobusigabarn said...

Whish you have à happy new year!!!
Hugs Tina

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Love. Love your décor!!!
The garland outside your frosty home is just so gorgeous!!! and I never saw such beautiful pear candles. In fact I've never seen pear candles. They are just lovely. so are the pine cones.
Thank you for stopping by with such sweet comments.
I wish you all the best in the coming new year.
May God Bless,
Marie Antoinette

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous June!! I too have those pumpkin shaped ornaments on your mantle-piece. I love pumpkin shape for some unknown reason. I love the red pear candles....oh heck I love EVERYTHING!!

Bet you've got that snow now Darling June! Cor! it looks absolutely freezing over there on our news-reels. I hope you are managing to keep warm, and Dale's ok going about the fields.

A very Happy New Year my dear friend, wish I was there with you having a good old natter and a cup of decent coffee. Much huggings to you.
Jane xxOOxx