21 December 2016

Christmas 2016 at Butterfly and Bungalow





I love to keep decor simple at Christmas.  Caught up in living, I put decor off.







A simple ribbon here or there makes home festive.








Because I am still working in the garden, I can bring in fresh rosemary and our kind of snow, since roses are the best this time of year, as well as our fresh citrus, tomatoes, and lettuce.  Nature's Christmas colors of the desert.








Stockings for three dogs. 








An angel holding a pair of wings as a gift...









Sparkle stars...








Boxwood wreath in the kitchen with a madonna...








But then I have a burst of energy, and decorations become more elaborate.










I love setting up these little scenes on the tree. This year, I arranged the tree as a ballet using rabbits, birds and boutique and collected handmade ornaments from years past, with a few new ones this year from Target of all places.





























Lucy's friend...











Snow from the garden...







































To the meaning of Christmas...







Twas almost the night before...












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34 comments:

  1. Most charming! I love seeing Christmas at your house and how delightful your Ballet tree! I also like the humor, too, the expressions on sweet kitty's face. I am a little jealous of your snow. Merry Christmas to you...

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  2. Happy Christmas for you and for the lovely Lucy!
    I love your beautiful interior and the photos!

    Susanna

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  3. So beautiful Su. * Merry Christmas *

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  4. Su everything is gorgeous. Beautiful snow from your garden to the magical ballet on your tree... simple adornments that speak of the seasons true meaning to embracing everyday life in your bungalow with sweet Lucy and family both 2 legged and 4! Wishing you happiness and sending love.

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  5. Your Christmas tree is just gorgeous!!!! Everything is fairy and your Lucy is very sweet. Merry Christams!!!!
    Hugs Alessandra

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  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Su. Love the Christmas kitty and the snow! Gorgeous.

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  7. So beautiful Su! and your kitty is precious! Have a very Merry Christmas and all my best wishes for a happy new year!!

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  8. Your home is pure Magic!
    Merry Christmas!
    xoxo

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  9. Very nice Photos, so beautiful, merry Christmas from Reserl
    And the cat is sooooo cute

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  10. Beautiful touches, Su. I love the handmade ornaments, but your kitties are the ones who have stolen my heart. Those poses!
    Merry Christmas!

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  11. Beautiful and serene. Loves Lucy and her friend. Merry Christmas.
    Kris­čî▓

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  12. I love seeing your sweet home decorated for Christmas, Su. It's all charming, as usual. Your tree is stunning. Have a very Merry Christmas

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  13. Beautiful! I wish you and your family a lovely happy Christmas.

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  14. was f├╝r wundersch├Âne WEIHNACHTSBILDER,,,

    w├╝nsche dir noch einen sch├Ânen WEIHNACHTSABEND
    ich dr├╝cke dich aus der FERNE

    bis bald die BIRGIT aus TIROL

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  15. Beautiful Christmas decorations !!
    Merry Christmas !!

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  16. WOnderful pictures - love the kitty and the sparkly stars.
    Merry Yule!

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  17. Oh Su, this is a breathtaking posting of the beauty of Christmas here. I love your muted vignettes of whites, gilding, and snow.
    How wonderful your Holiday season is here with you, a very Happy New Year!

    Xx
    Dore

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  18. It's all lovely...I love what you did with your tree and the Nativity set is wonderful. I hope that you enjoyed Christmas immensely :)

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  19. Su, your tree is so stunning, and I love the little mice ornaments! Yours is one of my favorite Christmas trees I've seen this season. I hope you and your sweet family are having a Very Merry Christmas!

    xo,
    Ricki Jill

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    1. Thank you so much, Ricki. That is so sweet to hear... I hope your Christmas was joyous, and that you and your family have a blessed and happy New Year! I did respond to you a few days ago by e-mail. I'm sorry that I missed that. I did not check my mail for a few days. xoxo Su

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  20. Thank you for our beautiful friendship blogging in 2016 !!
    Happy New Year 2017 !!

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  21. I'm finally catching up on blogs.

    Christmas at your home is magical.

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    1. Thank you, Carol... I have not been able to keep up with this either. But I read each and every comment, and appreciate them. I have been doing Instagram, because it is much simpler, and easier to interact. xoxo Su

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  22. Your pictures are very beautiful. Wishing you all the best for the new year.

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    1. Thank you, Imogen. I enjoy following your adventures on Instagram. Happy New Year. xoxo Su

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  23. Hope 2017 is full of beauty and serenity, just like your decorations.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Amalia, and a happy creative New Year to you. xoox Su

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  24. Your Nativity is absolutely beautiful. I have never seen one quite as nice. I loved that you used roses in the display. I always look forward to your house tours. I love the beauty of your design.

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    1. Thank you so much, Shery. That is so kind of you to take the time to tell me that. Happy New Year. xoxo Su

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