Sunday, November 29, 2009

Deck the halls!!!

Today I'm joining those at House in the Roses for 'show your cottage Monday'. Thank you so much Cielo for hosting Cottage Monday.

I've been putting out a few things for Christmas in the past ten days or so and it is slowly beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. I really love this holiday season. I love the warmth that seems to radiate from everyone I come in contact with. The joy that is expressed in the songs I hear and the words I read. I enjoy the feeling of home that fills my heart with the desire to decorate every nook and cranny. I'm having to hold myself back from hanging wreaths on everything that moves. I want to hang them everywhere, including every horse stall on this place, but I will resist because I know I could not convince the horses not to try to make a meal out of them. I made T.T. Rabbit a little Christmas collar, but he doesn't seem to appreciate it much. Every time I put it on him he manages to rip it right off. I guess I can't force the holiday spirit on everyone! When I get a photo of him with it on I will share it, because he looks so darn cute.

I thought in this post I would show you a little of the decor around the cottage. There will be a lot of it that I will be sharing on the next few white Wednesdays, as most of it fits with that meme well and I'm running low on whites around here.

We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving! The whole family agreed that the best part of it was eating the leftovers on Friday and Saturday and that maybe they will just show up the day after Thanksgiving. Thank goodness the food is gone now and I can get back to normal eating. Today is the first day since Thanksgiving that I have not been miserably full.

I wish all of you dear friends a lovely week!


Gayla said...

Very pretty! I love all you holiday touches... Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie Marie said...

Hi June, everything is looking beautiful, as always... ooh, I can't wait to see TT in his Christmas finery, if he will hold still for you! Kisses TT! As always, I will wait for your beautiful White Wednesday post... love to you... Bisous... Julie Marie

Sandi said...

Just beautiful decor June! You are way ahead of me. I hope to make a dent in this house tommorrow.

Rebecca Nelson said...

I'm lovin' it JunieGirl.

I soo hope this finds you well. I feel soooo happy this year as last year Christmas was so sad with the passing of my Grammy (a year today). My trees are up (one in front and one in back) and I'm loving them more than ever.

God is always sooo faithful to restore our hearts to joy....

Love to you~your cottage is #1 with me!


Anonymous said...

June your sweet tree with the 1 red ornament is just precious!!! Will you keep it like this? I hope so- what a unique and fun idea!

I am just getting the THanksgiving decor down with being gone last week to Arizona. I hope to get a few things done tomorrow as we have another full week this week! I do so love this time of year though!

blessings friend!


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BellaRosa said...

June, everything looks so pretty, I can't wait to see what new pictures you post, they always make me ooh and ahh :) Glad to hear you had a great Thanksgiving weekend, I think I gained what I had lost the few weeks prior to Turkey day :) Now back to the diet...cause you know I gotta be in shape for all those yummy Christmas goodies :)Maybe this time I will wear tight pants to keep me in line...nah I wanna be comfortable while I eat..and eat..and eat :) Besos, Rose

LiLi M. said...

Good to hear that you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving and start of the Holiday seaon! Your decorations are lovely, I love the feather tree. We don't have them, as there are simply no vintage 'fake' trees over here and the modern ones are shaped more like cones and are very full. I bought that Dream (Wendy Addison) ornament too, when I was in the States, I just love it! Your decorations are breathtaking, I cannot wait to see more! Have a great week! hugs LiLi

The French Bear said...

June, looks like you are getting a fine start on things. I do love the feather tree, so delicate. I wanted to keep things very simple yet elegant this year. It is hard to start out with a new color, my room is still brown and I am doing the tree in gray, so it is a bit challenging.
I am so glad your Thanksgiving was lovely, hopefully you can run off the turkey while decorating for Christmas!!!
Margaret B

Lori said...

June, your decorations look SO pretty...i really love your trio of trees vignette, that is really sweet...i hope to get my goodies out early this week...your post has made me excited about seeing what i have and working on new ways to arrange it all...thanks for the inspiration!!!

My name is Riet said...

Hi June. Your house is going to be wonderful looking. I love your decorations. IT is wonerful to hear that your whole family was there for Thanksgiving and you must have had a wonderful time. Have a nice day.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Dear June,
Your home is really looking "A lot like Christmas!" I love everything that you have shown us and I'm looking forward to seeing more! Have a wonderful week.

Jane said...

I just love getting glimpses into your beautiful home. The layering of the "Dream" over the picture over the mirror is fabulous. I love the whole vintage feel!

Anonymous said...

Hi June!
What wonderful Christmas Decor! So pretty & I will look forward to White Wednesdays this month!!
Sunday was the first day that I didn't groan from eating too much too! So hard to resist......
Happy Holidays!

Reading Tea Leaves said...

So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and now the count down to Christmas, and more turkey!

You are making a great start with your Chritmas decorations June - inspiring decor as ever and I just adore the little berry wreath!

Jeanne xx

KeKe said...

Everythng looks so dreamy and magical June~Great inspiration!!

Unknown said...

June, I LOVE your Christmas decor!! The white with the pops of red is just perfect! I am really into decorating this year (for once!) and I cant wait to start some decorating this coming weekend!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Lovely to see your home beginning to get dressed for Christmas. I am very much like you. Wreaths are my favourite Christmas decoration and I have to restrain myself a little, otherwise I would have wreath overload. Have a lovely week decorating your home June. By the way, I like picture 2 as it has my blog name in it !! hehe. XXXX

Anne Lorys said...

You used the word warmth...that's exactly the word I would use to describe your home and your decor. And you too, of course!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Oh, so do you do it * a little at a time*? I make a HUGE mess...stuff everywhere! so glad you had such a great weekend...looking forward to seeing more winter wonderland goodies.

French-Kissed said...

What a beautiful backdrop your cottage is for Christmas decor. Looks wonderful so far and I am looking forward to further additions.

A Southern Rose said...

I am so glad that I found your blog. I love it. Your decorations are beautiful and as I went back and read many of your older posts, I can tell what a sweet and talented person you are. I will back to read more and now I am a follower. Thanks for all of the ideas!

Lee Laurie

Seawashed said...

That white tree with one pink ornament is adorable...I hope you leave it that way! Your home is sweet indeed.

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

You have a lovely week too June! Our fridge is still full, I can't take it any more, Deano cooked everything at it's steel so good. On another note I love all your Christimas and I am looking forward on seen more on Wednesday. Ciao

English Cottage in Georgia said...

I do so love Christmas. Not the buying and cashing out part of Christmas, but the joy which comes from the life long memories of Christmas which centered on Church activities and family visits.
Your decor celebrating my favorite season is beautiful! I have been mixing whites with cream and black. I love what you have's always a treat visiting and peeking in at your house.

Solveig said...

How lovely Christmas detail you are showing here. An adorable white Christmas tree - a fabolous home:o)
Have a nice week.
Hugs Solveig

prashant said...

I am really into decorating this year

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Helen McGinn said...

Your decor is so beautiful. It's the way I'd like mine to be but it never quite works out how I expect! We have been making 3d snowflakes with the kids this weekend though and they have turned out beautifully (I'll have a pic on my blog in the next few days) so I'm looking forward to hanging them up everywhere. x

Deb said...

As beautiful as I imagined it would be ♥ Can't wait to see T.T. Rabbit in his new Christmas collar :-)

Unknown said...

June everything is looking sooooo beautiful! I love the white feather tree in the first pic, but it's that gorgeous chair you have in the background that really caught my eye!! And I LOVE how you hung the smaller white mirror over the larger black mirror and finished it off with the glittery dream sign!!!!!

Blessings ~

:) T

Ann Marie said...

I know what you mean about being full. It's been that much here as well...

As always.. lovely photos.
You have white all over.. and I'm in the middle of pink everywhere!

It looks like Christmas Decorations have exploded in my Living room... It takes me days to decorate.. and I hope no one comes knocking at my door.. or they just may be invited in to help!! :)

This my favorite season to decorate! Love it.. and love seeing everyone's pretty displays!

Rebecca said...

Hello June
I decorate right up to the day we leave for Minn for Christmas. I love the season and love the whole process so if I see something I need to add to my collection I just add it and then I am surprised the following year!

oldgreymare said...


Oh please hurry hurry and get the decorating done because I simply cannot wait to see your home in Holiday Splendor.

I too am having wreath envy. I'm thinking maybe the grill of my Hyundai?

Merry christmas blog friend!


Rita said...

HI June,
thanks for popping over and leaving your sweet encouraging comment. Wow, your festive decor is so unique... i wish I had your special touch for decor. Can't wait to see the rest.

blushing rose said...

Oh, June, what delight & beauty you surround yourself with ... your sweet decor is serene, warm & welcoming. I always feel so peaceful when visiting with you.

Please follow/join me @ our new blog ... the old one had issues.

So glad you had a lovely holiday.
TTFN ~Marydon

Vicki said...

Hello, dear June,
How I would love to stroll through that sweet cottage of yours and see these lovely decorations in person!! Everything looks so charming and I love the touch of red here and there. I am glad you and your family had a wonderful time together at Thanksgiving. Have a lovely week and love to you! Vicki

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

I am loving, having a glimpse of your Christmas decorations.
How beautiful ~ the white feather tree is so magical and the heart shape red pillow and the three trees are lovely.

Have a happy week

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
i am glad you had a nice holiday with your family.
You do have lots of lovely whites in your home.I love that little feather tree.
Looking forward to seeing more on Wed.
Take care,

Diane said...

I like your idea of putting a little out at a time instead of trying to get the whole thing done at once, that way I can clean and straighten and, yes, I really like that idea. Your house is looking so pretty, June.

Stephenie said...

OMG!!! I'm just looooooving all your christmas treasures.. Your home looks so pretty.. You really did deck the halls.. I'm slowly getting my halls all decked(hehe)..
Hope all is well..

Debra@CommonGround said...

June, are you sure you are not a magazine photographer? That white tree with the one red bulb just grabbed ahold of me. PERFECT!!! And about the vintage Santas, I saw ones just like my husband and I had for our first Christmas tree at the store last year! Ohhh, it made me feel sooooo old!

Journal Swag said...

Just beautiful!


Boxwood Cottage said...

Hi June!
I love how you have arranged the bottle brush trees on the old books and your feather tree is amazing! You could have easily participate in Vintage Christmas Monday with this post too!
Warmest wishes from Boxwood Cottge in Germany sends you

Fete et Fleur said...

It's looking lovely! I started taking out Christmas things today! It is always fun to see our old decorations again.


Donna Reyne' said...

YOu have oe of those glorious homes where you feel instantly "at home"
Everthing looks so cozy and wonderful!
I love the little pops of red here and there.
Have a blessed day...donna

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

So beautiful, June. I love all of your Christmas decorating.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Very charming little glimpses of your holiday decor! Love the little white tree!

Stacey said...

I love your decorations. The white tree with the red bulb is so cute. I can't wait to see what else you would be sharing!

A wreath on the horse stalls would be so cute but I think you are right, they may take a nibble!


red.neck chic said...

Oh my......that's it, I'm speechless and can't wait for more! What a BEAUTIFUL home you have!!!

;-) Robelyn

Faded Plains said...

I love the creamy white with pops of red...just beautiful.

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

I love your things- quite good taste you have!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

June, our homes could be twins....only I would not call what I have sitting around "vingenettes"..they would be more like piles of vintage "stuff". albiet pretty, sweet delightful stuff.

Waiting for me to decide what in the world is going to become of it..or what it may someday be made into. When I get the energy and creative juices flowing again it will all will be the first to know about it .

I just love to collect...I may have to do "counseling" about it all soon. ( laughing )
If my husband was not so tolerant, I would not be able to have my DELIGHTFUL CLUTTER hither and yon.. ...that I so love.

Don't get me wrong, I have a beautiful home too that I am proud to show's just that I have more than my fair share of
" stuff" after all these years.

But that never stops me from going out and looking at more.
IT'S THE HUNT.... as we all know.


A Fanciful Life said...

Your decor is just divine! How yummy are those decorations - I would love to see your home in person. It reminds me of some of my favorite stores! Have a lovely week!
Sharon :-)

kelli said...

June, I can always count on beautiful inspiration when a visit your blog. Thank you.
have a beautiful day.

xo Kelli said...

I'm late getting to this post. I love your room and you decorations. Especially the words in glitter. I am so in love with the human language.