Thursday, December 5, 2013

LIGHTING UP CHRISTMAS


This years tree is the tallest one we have ever had. 
What was I thinking?  






A simple change:   I added some burlap strips cut from fabric tied to my Magnolias which already had gold ribbon.  This change gave a little more country feeling to this years tree.






We experienced a beautiful snow all day yesterday so we closed the shop and went home.  I went home and made a Holiday purse from 2 rectangle shaped placemats, other heavy fabric for inner lining strength,  a doily , a Christmas Card,  yarn, an antique button and brass jewelry findings.  I plan to make more - as gifts.




My Snowlady has her place of honor again by the Christmas Tree.
As you can see, she loves her Nutcracker Teapot!





I hope your weekend is restful and full of happy memories! 
 I so hope to get some baking done!

I made these stockings below back in the 1970's.  They are made from an antique crazy quilt and have brass jewelry findings on them.









I hope you will join me next week for a special "2013 CHRISTMAS THYME TEA"  posting for Friends Sharing Tea!  Copy this thumbnail if you like for your blog!  I will try to get this post up on Monday!


 Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage will also be having a tea blog party!   Here is her party logo:




29 comments:

xinex said...

Gorgeous tree, Bernideen! Did I link my Bernkastel travel instead of my Polish pottery tea table. Sorry....Christine

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love your Nutcracker teapot! Your tree fits perfect with your high ceilings...gorgeous! Hugs, Penny

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's all so pretty and whimsical. Sometimes your photos make your home look like a doll house! I mean that as a compliment. The tea party sounds fun. I should try to figure out something.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh it is so festive for Christmastime at your pretty home, Bernideen! Well done, it is very inspiring!

Hugs.

Joyce Olson said...

Your home is lovely and is ready to welcome Christmas, family and friends!

June said...

Your Christmas home is beautiful Bernideen! So warm and inviting. I love the little tea you have set up and your tree is amazing!
sending hugs...

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh so pretty - I love love love the tall tree.

NanaDiana said...

Bernideen- It is all just beautiful. I LOVE the big tall tree. It is stunning. And your sweet tea set up is just darling. Hope you have a good night- xo Diana

[email protected] said...

Oh Bernideen, your tree is beautiful. Love the ornaments and the tea set is so cute.
Have a great weekend.
Mary

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I love the size of your big tree Bernideen and it is decorated beautifully. The whole room is pretty.
Judith

Barbara said...

Well it is tall but you obviously have the space for it! Also looks like you had a tall enough ladder too!

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love your big tree, Bernideen. I miss the real thing but we have always had an artificial because I like to keep my tree up longer. Good thing is you can buy scent sticks which really help spread that wonderful evergreen scent through the room. Your whole room looks lovely and I love that snowman teapot! Your purse turned out cute too. Thank you for sharing your cozy post at my HOME.

Blessings,
Sandi

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
waht a huge tree. I have never seen such a giant Christmas tree in a living room. How did you decorate it. It looks really gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend.
Best greetings, Johanna

ellen b. said...

Your tree is so beautiful, Bernideen! Love it!!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh Bernideen. I always love your home but it is just beautiful right now. What a gorgeous tree. I love that even though you have the shop, you still put so much into your home!! Clarice

Bernideen said...

Clarice:
Thank you - I would be happy to stay home every day. I love to cook and bake and sew and garden. Lately I dream of canning and making my own jams, etc. When I retire I will probably have a booth in an antique mall (will live in Columbia, Mo) and do Etsy and a few craft shows. Yesterday, I stayed home as it is bitter cold here and I got 3 more purses made to sell. I love the photos of your home. I want to live in an older house with charm but am concerned about the "loss of a basement" for storage.

Susan said...

Such a lovely tree. I haven't gotten my little one up yet, but will before the grands come. Can't wait until next year to do the house up right; being in a rental for the holidays is hard, XOXO

Bernideen said...

Hi Susan:
We haven't done the outside as it is bitter cold but hopefully next week. I doubt we have time to put up our Nativity this year as it is a lot of work. Merry Christmas!

Marcia Ren said...

Hi Bernideen, I live your tall tree. Ever thing looks so cozy at your home. I'm new at blogging, and came across your blog. I am so impressed and inspired. ♡

Marcia Ren said...

Hi again Bernideen! I was wondering how you get the name of your blog on all your photos? I would love to do that.

sweetvintageofmine said...

Morning Bernideen, Oh, how I love a real and tall tree! For many years, I only purchased a tall, real tree.....yours is beautiful!! Love the warm, country-victorian setting~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

[email protected] said...

Oh your tree is just magical, fair tale like!

Ruth Weston said...

The tree may be tall, but it's gorgeous! Love all you Christmas decorating, Bernideen. Just lovely!
Ruth

Angela McRae said...

Love how you used burlap on your tree -- burlap is quite the thing in the design world right now!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your tall tree bernideen is gorgeous! Beautiful small setting next to it, along with all the C'mas decor! Thank you for your kind visit, you made my day!
FABBY

Beth said...

Your tree and fireplace are beautifully decorated, Bernideen. Lovely!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Very pretty Bernideen!
Sherry

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow, this looks wonderful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Jann Olson said...

Bernideen, I love the touches of burlap! The bag turned out darling and I love the crazy quilt stockings! thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann