03 December 2014

A Little Bit of Christmas Decor









I'm sharing a few photos of my porch today.
So far, I have only decorated one small spot of the home.










My winter scene in the desert is sketched in fully. All year, I've changed it month by month except for the six weeks spent away.  I made the white garland with the sequins.










In the frame is the score of one of the movements of a 
Haydn's piano concerto that my daughter plays. 
It's a beautiful and happy symphony. The world's greatest woman pianist Martha Algerich plays the first movement  here.  My favorite movement is the third.
Amazingly, Haydn created joyful music, even though his life was not so joyful. 
Here is a link to the pom pom wreath that I made for the porch.




And my office is done. It's quite different than our porch, which is the brightest room in our home.




I'm Featured here on December 9th at Brooke's Creative Country Mom.
She has an ongoing tour with featured bloggers, but she also has a link up.
I joined the link up and she featured this room on her google page and blog. That's really sweet that her party is inclusive. xoox

Creative Country Mom's Holiday Link Up






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79 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I haven't started decorating yet. All energy has gone into a post for this coming Fri. Then I'll get it in gear. :)
    LOVE Haydn.
    xoxo,
    Lin

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    1. Thank you, Lin. I wonder what you are up to! I can't wait! xoxo

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  2. awesome . . . beautiful . . . charming . . . delightful . . . . .

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  3. I love the animal scene on the chalkboard and the greenery really pops against the crisp whiteness of your decor. It is beautiful!

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  4. Oh Christmas...I think I have two rooms decorated. I love your chalkboard art. I am in the process of painting a whole big wall with chalkboard paint and drawing on it. Though drawing part is fun, I found out I need to use chalk board pen on top of chalk for it to photograph well. Oi....

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. The wall sounds exciting! I can't wait to see it. I've seen the chalkboard pen, but I have not tried it, because I don't want to ruin the surface of this one. I would have to purchase one to try it another one of our boards.

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  5. That is lovely music. I love your desert scene on the chalkboard. Such a nice of Christmas on it.

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    1. Thank you, Judy. I love that symphony. I've had so much fun drawing it all year, that I can't bear to erase it. It might just have to stay and continue to evolve. xoxo

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  6. Beautiful decoration. Love it.
    Hugs from here

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  7. Pretty! I'm feeling such Christmas spirit this year!!

    xox

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    1. That's great, Anne. I love your enthusiasm. xoxo I usually have a lot done by now, but I guess I'm a little slow due to working on the office.

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  8. Crazy, what great impact one vignette such as your chalk board can have on an overall Christmas feeling .... so lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. xoox This can be seen from the front door through the French doors. I really wouldn't have to do anything else festive, except that the family loves the tree and stable, and I like putting it together for them.

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  9. Gorgeous decors!!!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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    1. Thank you, Alessandra,and for your sweet visit. xoxo

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  10. Hi Su, I love your Christmas decorations! Bottle trees seem to be all the rage this year! I will have to see if I can find them in the stores. I hope you are enjoying the holiday season.
    Julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie. xoxoI found these trees in a shop with vintage and handmade items.

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  11. love your winter chalk board scene ... gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Deb. I've had so much fun sketching it for these past 12 months. xoxo

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  12. Very vintage pretty! I haven't gotten much done yet. Love those tan bottle brush trees.
    Brenda

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  13. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas....lovely vignette. Love, love, love the chalkboard. This year I am so obsessed with those cute little bottle brush trees...soooooo darn cute. Love them.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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    1. Thank you, Ana. I think they are so adorable. I have some in my daughter's room too. xoxo

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  14. Always love your porch! The chalkboard art is so fun.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Love your cream, garland and festive things! Bottle brush trees are one of my favorite things! I too am slow with our Christmas/winter decorations because me too with working on a very special linked post for this Friday, stop by, promise it will be fun.

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    1. Thank you. xoxo How exciting. I look forward to seeing it!

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  16. So lovely, I found a great frame today that reminds me of yours. I love the chalkboard and didn't think of doing it to mine when I bought it...but now I think I might have to! I have the worse handwriting so can't imagine I could draw anything as pretty as yours!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy, for the sweet visit and lovely compliment. xoxo

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  17. So pretty! Love every detail....<3 xo Karen

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    1. Thank you, Beatrice, for the lovely visit. xoxo

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  18. I've been waiting to see your chalkboard area for the season. It's so creative and a lovely reflection of your family's interests. Love the music score, the book, the picture of the natural world, the hangings and the colour. Thank you for the music link. Your daughter is musically talented as well as artistic to be playing classical music. Thank you also for your visit to my blog and leaving a kind comment.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Your compliment is so touching. It warmed my heart. xoxo

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  19. Love what you've got going on...the chalkboard is fab girl.

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  20. Beautiful vignette, and the garland is adorable!

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  21. Your Christmas decor is so pretty and rich look. I love the gold mixed in with the white and green - simply beautiful!

    Also, your office looks wonderful! I love what you did with the table top :) Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you, so much Stephanie, for the sweet visit and compliment. xoxo

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  22. So beautiful, I will be featuring your post on Tuesday, December 9th with my home tours for Christmas in the Country! Thanks so much for sharing and add more of your holiday posts when you can! xxx....Brooke from
    Creative Country Mom's Vintage Home and Garden

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    1. Thank you, Brooke! Thank you for the tours as well!

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  23. Just lovely! How beautiful is that chalkboard drawing too!

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  24. Wow! Your winter scene is just breathtaking !

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  25. Gorgeous chalkboard drawing! Beautiful....everything dearie! xo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. I have a lot of fun with it. oxoxo Su

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  26. You are well on your way! What a beautiful arrangement, love the little vintage in the teapot, so cute!
    Great job!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you, Patti, for your sweet visit and compliment. xoxo

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  27. Beautiful arrangement, so romantic! Great idea

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  28. beautiful vignette!!!!

    chalkboards are so fun!

    ~ Violet

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  29. Love all the greens against the white, beautiful. I have been very anti-red this year, not sure why.

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  30. Beautiful.
    And I too enjoy your music selection!
    xx oo
    I am listening to the Nutcracker right now. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Carla. We love the Nutcracker too. xoxo

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  31. What a lovely Christmas vignette. I'm listening to Haydn as I type!

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  32. I love that very sweet vignette and that chalkboard is beautiful! You are definitely a talented woman with a creative flare! Blessings, Cindy

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  33. Merry Christmas to you & your family! Everything looks perfect for the Holidays!

    Wanda

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  34. I love everything about this!!
    Susan

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  35. Very pretty. Soft and serene. ~ Nancy

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  36. Love love love your Christmas decor. Very chic and stylish.

    Janet

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    1. Thank you, Janet. It's a lot of fun to decorate for the holidays. xoxo

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  37. we just painted a small wall in our kitchen, and i love doodling on it:) i checked out your home tour post--you have such a pretty style, soft and sweet! thanks for linking up at shabby story:) merry christmas!

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  39. Congratulations on your feature dearie! So wonderful! xo Jen

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su