Monday, December 6, 2010

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

It's hard to believe that just five short days ago we were experiencing our first snow of the season.  If you looked out my window today you would think otherwise.  The weekend was filled with the sounds of ambulances as people tried to remember how to drive on slick, icy roads.

I thought you might enjoy some Christmas decorating photos.  I took a bunch this weekend so I could show you what I've been up to.  These pictures are of my dining room.  The color scheme centers around the red and cream dog toile wallpaper (yes, I said dog).  My tree is mostly black, red and cream and is made up of hats and fancy gloves, little tiny purses and various shiny, beaded trinkets.  There is a full shot of the tree at the end of this post.

Even the doll house gets a wee tree at Christmas.  Mother is busy baking for the holidays.  I think she might need an apron so she doesn't get that fancy dress dirty.

There is much to do about glitter on the sideboard.  Sparklie snow people shimmer against the backdrop of Christmas sheet music, all reflected off the vintage mirror they stand on.

The snow owl watches over the proceedings, a bit suspiciously if you ask me.  Not to worry, there's no flying allowed in the house.

Oh, how I love Christmastime.  I'll be back tomorrow with more photos of this room and then we'll walk through the "Pretty Room", if I haven't bored you to tears.  Monday morning blessings from winter wonderland!



  1. Amazing! So pretty! Oh how I wish we lived close by and I could come for a little visit to soak it all in. I was just telling my husband earlier that we need to make our place more "Christmas-y". I love how even the dolls in the house are ready for Christmas. Perfect!! Can't wait to see more.

  2. !!!!!.....speechless!!!.....a beautiful post :)))) Happy crafting, Jenny

  3. Such a pretty tree and such a pretty room. I love your walls! :o) And the little hats are simply precious, on your tree!!
    I just love this time of the year too. :o) Woody and I did some shopping on Sunday and it was so fun picking out special gifts for our children!! I can hardly wait to wrap them and put them under the tree!! Right now they are in his trunk, because I don't hide them very well in our home. :o) Remember the stories I told you ... yipes! :o)
    Have a lovely day friend. :o)
    Sincerely - Trish

  4. Beautiful, Festive and Sparkley! What more could anyone ask for?!?

  5. Good Morning,

    I recently came across your blog and have enjoyed looking around. Your crochet edged pillow cases for the crochet-a-long are beautiful. AND your "winter wonderland" is beautiful too and very festive. I've followed you and look forward to exploring more of you blog. :-)

    DeeJae (Deb)
    altered heART works

  6. Your tree is gorgeous. I love your china head doll and saw a glimpse of your doll house. I would love to see more of your doll house. Thank you for sharing pictures of your beautifully decorated holiday home.


  7. Hi Renee,
    I love your dining room at Christmas! The doll house is an adorable touch with mother baking...I also adore the top hat on top of your darling tree!

  8. Love the display with the vintage sparkle people and Christmas sheet music. You have snow, we have heat and rain soaking our region in Australia at the moment.

  9. Love the little snow people and all the glitter! Bottle brush trees are one of my faves. I have got to get mine flocked and glittered!!! Time is running out on me!


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