Sunday, December 31, 2017

I'm not late.....I'm just really, really early

I didn't get my act together enough before Christmas to share how I decorated for the Season
this year and wanted to post it before 2018~
so here goes...
Just to warn you though, this post has waaay too many photos!!!

I did the woodsy thing again since it's what I love and my trees are prevalent on
our mountain property.
The aspens sometimes sucker up in fencelines and other
 places we can't have them grow, so I usually have lots to choose from.
This year I did hydrangeas in the branches and the photo above is before I had them all
hung up. I loved the look in this photo and not so much in the light of day, because truthfully,
it looked like one big mess, but I'm glad I got this shot before I had hung them all up.

I did more trees than I usually do and loved the look of an enchanted grove that it gave
 the living room in the evening with all the lights lit.

I decorated the trees with a myriad of things. 
Some of the items have special meaning for me, and others I just think are pretty.

I had ten trees in the grouping and as you can see, they aren't that impressive without the lights
lit, but to get a decent photo straight on, I had to take it with the lights out.
Even then, they look much prettier in person.

I do love how they look through the reflection of the mirror though!

I did the mantle in silver and gold with sprinklings of hydrangea petals

 a few vignettes around the house in the next pics


I'm crazy about this old photo of sleigh riders in years gone by

a little fun with my Maileg pixie and his little pixie friend

Here he's showing me one of his brothers in Belle Blanc's Merry Christmas book

The garden gates each got a matching wreath this year, and as you can 
see, we haven't gotten snow different from this time last year!

I hope each of you had a beautiful Christmas season this year and that you all have
a wonderful New Year!

sending hugs.....


Michele said...

Oh, dearest June - how I wish I could take bright gorgeous pics of my things as you do yours.
I have lovely things for every season but my pictures are ugly, grainy and dark - I just can't figure out how to do it. I have a good camera, great lights and excellent tripod, yet, well, bleh.

Your photography is magical. You should publish books, seriously.

Happy New Year, sweet lady. Big hugs. Good health and joy to you and yours!



bobbie said...

Lovely decor, June ~ thanks for sharing with us!

Wishing you and yours all the best of the season!


Victorian1885 said...

Happy New Year June! I hope 2018 brings you & your family good health, love and happiness.
Your home looks lovely for the holidays!
Sending love & hugs from Arizona

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So very beautiful and true to your style. Even that little tree at the end is precious. Blessings of light and love for the year ahead.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Love all the pics... simply delightful.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2018.
Susan xx

Beverly Cazzell said...

Your decorating is a feast for my eyes. I adore every like walking through a sweet boutique and getting all sorts of lovely ideas. Your place looks very dazzling! Thank you for taking time to share with us, June. Have a blessed and wonderful New Year - 2018.

Marrianna said...

In Flagstaff AZ, we haven’t gotten any snow yet either. Thanks for this beautiful exhibition of aspen branches and holiday decorations. Happy New Year.

Dorthe said...

Dear June, so very beautiful is your world, always, The decorated Christmas home, gives me wings to fly on, seeing all the beauty you have created, with the trees , filled with wonders of nature and hands . So love it June- and also all the other places and corners filled with your lovely sense, for adding beauty with just a few things.
Thank you for showing, I love all the berry garlands, and the green tinsels, too .
Wishing you all the best for 2018, my friend-
New Year hugs from Dorthe

Mary W said...

Absolutely glorious! I think I will try something like it next year. Your pictures were the perfect way to enjoy my first cup of coffee on this freezing new years morning. I'm so happy I discovered your blog years ago. I'm also to thankful you love to garden and decorate and then take pictures and share. Thank you so much!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Serenely beautiful! I'm inspired to 'maybe' try something different for Christmas 2018. We'll see how I feel when that time rolls around. :-)

Have a wonderful 2018 dear one ~ FlowerLady

Junkchiccottage said...

Happy New Year June. Always swoon through your beautiful pictures. Gorgeous. Love your tree grouping that is really pretty.
Wishing you a new year filled with happiness, wonderful health and lots and lots of gorgeous pictures to post.

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Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Happy New Year, June. Your beautiful home must feel like you are walking into a fairy tale each time you come through the door, like opening the cover on a special book and reading a story that you never want to end. Hope you had the merriest of Christmas and joy to come in the new year..Judy

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi June,
I wish you a very Happy New Year!
I love your unique and beautiful decorating style. It's always so soft and lovely. Your trees are stunning.


Mantelilaakson Susanna said...

So beautiful and amazing pictures as always, dear June!
I love the Hydrangeas in the trees!

Happy New Year for you!
With Love,

Teddee Grace said...

Love your woodsy winter decor! I'm still not ready to quit myself, so this suited my mood. I love the period leading up to Christmas and am so sorry when it's over. Is the vintage photo of the folks in the sleigh a personal heirloom or is it on line? Just love it!

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful idea---it is just beautiful---breathtaking really. How did you stabilize them? I am thinking maybe plaster of paris in cans or something? It is such a sweet idea!!!

I hope your New Year is full of love, joy and many blessings. Love to you and hugs for your own sweet 'angel'. xo Diana

La Vie Quotidienne said...

So beautiful...I have been waiting for your Christmas post and I was so excited to see it come up this morning. How very, very beautiful and the grove is such an original and magical way to celebrate the season. Your creativity is amazing.

Happy New Year!

Jann Olson said...

June, it's all just truly magical! I see many of the same ornaments I have and love. The grouping of trees is so unique and I can just imagine how beautiful they were at night. I just received the Maileg girl advent. She was half price and I couldn't resit. :) Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Debby Goes Shabby said...


Happy New Year! You so inspire me, very beautiful!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your Christmas decor is magical...pure magic. I love the trees and the mantel is breathtaking.
Wishing you the most wonderful 2018, my friend!

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Your Christmas decorations look so light and elegant, dear June. Just fabulous!
Have a happy and healthy 2018! I hope this year will bring you lots of joy and memorable moments.

The Sketchy Reader said...

Your trees are the prettiest, June! I hope you enjoy them at least through Twelfth Night! I also think your mantel is so pretty, too. Even the simple little wire trees... everything is amazing!

I hope you have a wonderful 2018 full of joy, peace, and good health and cheer!

Happy New Year!
Ricki Jill

Mari Mora said...

Una decoración navideña preciosa.
Me ha gustado muchísimo.
Feliz año nuevo.
Un saludo

Anne's Attic - Design said...

So sweet and beautiful June. I will look at Christmas decor anytime of the year. Have a beautiful New Year!
xoxo Jo

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Gorgeous as always, June! Thanks for giving me beauty to enjoy!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Magical as always June.
Happy New Year to you and your family ... wishing you all a wonderful 2018. XXXX

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Everything is absolutely gorgeous! All the best in the new year!

Bente said...

Dear June, your decoration looks so beautiful. Love the little trees with the tiny cute decoration.
Hope you will have a wonderful new year
Hugs from here

Melissa Clark said...

Happy New Year June! I love all of this. So magical. I have yet to learn about vignettes. I will try and learn from you! Such beauty. Xx

Muggensteekjes said...

Hello dear June,
your Christmas decorations were gorgeous and magical. I wish you and your family a wonderful newyear and a good health.
Hugs, Ingridxxx.

suziqu's thread works said...

I know I am very late to your beautiful Christmas display for December June but I just had to come when I could to see your glorious trees - the way you have decorated them in such an amazing cluster decorated to elegantly with the hydrangeas and all of your special decorations.
The little vignettes scattered around your home are so personal, simple and meaningful!
It has been a joy visiting!
I wish you a wonderful, happy and especially healthy New Year which we have already begun.
Love and sweet blessings to you my friend of the desert probably now snowing as we enjoy soft Summer breezes on our beautiful wild sea bird life lake which we enjoy each and every day feeling so lucky with our lives at the moment,
Warm hugs,

Rostrose said...

Like a fairy tale, my dear!
I wish you and your family the best for 2018 (well, I know, I AM late ;-))
Hugs, Traude

A Casa Madeira said...

Muito bonito.

Olivia said...

Such an exquisite Christmas atmosphere you have created!!!! Pure Natural Magic!!

Olivia said...

Such an exquisite Christmas atmosphere you have created!!!! Pure Natural Magic!!