Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Christmassy

Perhaps images of Christmas past will help me to move forward.
Gifts wrapped and out of the way.
The "peepers" will be less tempted!
Cousins comparing University notes. Europe to the States.
A silent night at the creche. I cherish these "santons de provence" from my Mother-in-law.
Each year my son likes to arrange them.
Our tree covered with years of ornaments.
Excuse the blurry photo.
The house feels full of peace when all the Christmassy things are up.
Did I mention these photos are from last year.
The plan is for all this to happen on friday!
Wish me luck.

30 comments:

quintessence said...

Your lovely home is definitely feeling the spirit! And I'm sad to admit that you're way ahead of me! Next week will be my time to put things in gear!! That little creche is so sweet!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Patricia,
It does feel Chritmas-y!!! You have company, I'm still finishing up!

Purple Flowers said...

Patricia: I am confident you will make it happen.
Love that creche; it is beautiful!

The Buzz said...

Have yet to get all the decorating done... your pretty pictures are definitely inspiring! Love your creche - one of my favorite memories as a child was to set ours up and now the boys have that job.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Good Luck....I hope the holiday spirit catches you. I have really enjoyed my coffee by the tree! Your last year is beautiful, I love a Christmassy tradition.

VictoriaArt said...

Oh, it looks all so wonderful. I love that festive table! So pretty!
Are you up to it now???
My tree still sits in the garage and waits for it's festive rebirth!
The children and me home with bronchitis.... everything is at a standstill right now!!!

Hope all is well on your end!

xoxo
Victoria

Stephanie Sabbe said...

I was hoping to find a Christmas post this morning! so cozy!

Inspirational Sketchbook said...

Love this time of year. Each morning I've been getting up early and sitting by our tree, lights twinkling, alone with coffee. (Sigh) A perfect way to start the day.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Ha...some of the photos I've used in posts are from last year. This year time as gotten away, plus the kids have had most of the voting power regarding decor this season. It is very creative...I'll leave it at that.
Janell

two hippos said...

fabulous decorations, it's beginning to feel a lot like christmas, as they say.

I Dream Of said...

What lovely photos! I know you'll get things decked...I'm in the same club, not quite finished. The empty pots on the mantel taunt me every day. Oh well! I hope you have a merry time decking the halls!

Melissa Blake said...

Those are certainly inspiring!

pretty pink tulips said...

I love looking back on Christmas' past. It helps to give me a guildline...and then I give it an update or a twist.

Have you seen the creche at The Met? Amazing!

Good luck with your decorating!!! Put on some Christmas music...that always helps me.
xo e

katiedid said...

Lovely and perfect! I would be right at home!

mydesignchic said...

It's looking wonderful...I too am having a little trouble getting in gear this year...still presents to buy and wrap!

the gardeners cottage said...

hi patricia,

i do wish you luck. i have not started decorating yet either. my plan is this weekend too. fingers crossed.

~janet

My Notting Hill said...

Fun to use last years photos as inspiration. Your creche is beautiful.

Joyce said...

Between your busy schedule and the sawdust, I am sure you will make this Christmas just as special for your family. If all fails sweep the sawdust under the tree for a natural tree skirt. xo

annechovie said...

How warm and festive your home looks! I know you can do it all again this week - cannot wait to see photos. You've got the touch - go Patricia! xx

bentley said...

good luck! looks lovely. im sure this year will be no different.

JMW said...

Don't you love decorating your home during the holidays? We have our tree up and other decorations throughout. Love this time of year!

Janet said...

You made me laugh. I was thinking, gosh, she's so organized...and then I saw this was from last year. Phew! Good luck with Project Christmas!

Nessa said...

so warm and inviting... I am sure you will get it all done, and if not - leave some decorations for some family to do when they visit. That is always fun.

Hill House Ramblings said...

Patricia, I'm still sorting through my ornaments and figuring out the greens...definitely wayyy behind! Your home is just lovely. It feels warm, homey and full of Christmas-y cheer!

H.H.

bricarwaller said...

Oh, I love seeing a peek into your home. Good luck on decorating this year, I feel very behind. It looks like a Christmas bomb has gone off at my house. I just love your pictures and I love, love, love your large windows. Can't wait to see this years pics:)

Megan Coyle said...

Looks like a lovely Chrismay of the past :)

CALinteriors said...

Hi Patricia, everything looks lovely. Am trying to get in the spirit myself, the children have put up the xmas tree and a few lights and it does look a bit more festive but I still think that it's friends and family that make it all happen :))

Carole said...

Lovely! Christmas music always puts me in the mood to decorate. And I always wrap packages while watching Holiday Inn, in which "White Christmas" was introduced.

CREED said...

You're not alone - I was just purusing photos from Christmas past myself in attempt to get myself motivated to start on this years decor. Thanks for sharing your very inspiring Christmassy home!

24 Corners said...

Your home was lovely and christmassy last year and I'm sure it will be even more so this year!

Best of luck...play some Charlie Brown, it helps!
xo J~