13 December 2017

Christmas 2017 at Butterfly and Bungalow



I hope your are enjoying this beautiful season of light.
I wanted to post my Christmas tour before it became too hectic.
This year, I begin with the sleeping porch.

Here we have our version of an advent wreath. The Santas represent several countries. France, Russia, Italy, Sweden and so on. The little clogs have goats painted on them, and they were my daughter's some years back now.







Here is my desk area with a fresh rosemary topiary with some flowers from the garden, and a theater that is a cupcake decorating box with a pair of dolls from Poland embracing in a dance.

















the porch bed...









The garden... blooming with white roses.







The she shed cottage... with an asymmetrical wreath that I fashioned with fresh cedar.








My daughter decorated the inside in a Swedish style.









Joyeux Noel
Vintage pitcher from Germany and little wooden German  Christmas scenes.







The egg ornament was made in Russia.












We have two decorated trees this year. 







There is one in the library decorated by my daughter.
Owls, Mushrooms, Birds







Library Mantle







Library Rocking Horse









Kitchen and Dining Room














Simple Greens





















and the living room...








A basket fill of bleached pine cones and some handmade ornaments of pottery from Mexico.









Madeline in Candy Cane Ribbons
She likes to take photos...
Not so much the other two dogs or the cat...








My bedroom...







My Bedroom...
The Nativity's pieces are all made in Italy. It was started by my mother many years ago.


That's it... Just a peek of our home at Christmas... I hope to return with closeups, but it is the busiest time of the year for most everyone.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah 


33 comments:

  1. It is all beautifully peaceful Su. Your living room photo with your white tree and french settee is my favorite. Your home is a cozy Christmas haven. A walk in your garden amidst the white roses with a cup of tea would be so pleasant. Merry Christmastide x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Kerrie. I love that the white roses seem to bloom near Christmas most years. xoxo Su

      Delete
  2. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Such a beautiful and serene way to decorate for the holidays. The wreath is beautiful, but then everything else is too.'

    Merry Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Everything is gorgeous and I love your fresh greenery. And the seashells here and there! Holiday hugs, Diane

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Diane. I didn't even notice that! I went back through and you were right. xoxo Su

      Delete
  4. I love the beauty on every page! So serene! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Merry Christmas to you and your family! xoox Su

      Delete
  5. Madeline is so adorable with her ribbons. What a cutie. Swooning over your pretty trees. Have a great rest of the week. Have fun as this time of year goes so quickly. Hugs. Kris

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Kris. Madeline is such a cutie. xoxo Su

      Delete
  6. Wow! Your home looks fabulous with these magical Christmas decors
    Hugs

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Alessandra. Merry Christmas! xoxo Su

      Delete
  7. Beautiful my friend!
    Merry Christmas,
    Carla

    ReplyDelete
  8. Merry Christmas, Su! You have such pretty and unique Christmas decor. I love the Advent candle, and both trees are stunning! I hope you and your sweet family have a blessed Christmas!

    PS: Your library is so pretty. I love it when you feature it in your posts!

    xo,
    RJ

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, RJ. It is the sweetest little room. There is a fountain outside the window. My sister says I should move our sparkling Christmas Eiffel Tower outside it. Lol. merry Christmas. I received the book early last week. Hoping to find some down time soon. 🕊🎄Su

      Delete
  9. Everything is sooo beautiful. Love your christmas decoration
    Hugs from here

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your home is beautifully decorated for the holidays.. I love your she shed. Madeline is cute a lovely girl. Love the Christmas tree with the beauitul doves. Everything looks beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Cathy. Merry Christmas. xoxo Su

      Delete
  11. May I ask where the Santa pillow case cover came from. I love it! Your nativity is gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It comes from a local store called French Bee. This is one of his own lines. They might send it to you, if they still have it since it is a mom and pop design service.
      Su

      Delete
  12. Oh Su...everything is just beautiful...you have such a lovely home to decorate...and your decorations make me want to throw all mine out and start over....:)
    Merriest Christmas, dear one

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, BJ. A blessed season to you and your family. xoxo Su

      Delete
  13. I adore your decorations, Su. Happy Holidays to you and yours.
    Amalia
    xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Amalia, and to yours as well. xoox Su

      Delete
  14. Just beautiful! Love the one of the dog and the tree. Your bedroom cabinet is so lovely in white. It makes me want to break out my paint brush!

    ReplyDelete
  15. It is all so beautiful Su and dear little Madeline is a cutie. My toy poodle Milly was clipped ready for Christmas yesterday and came home from the doggie beauty parlour sporting Christmas plaid bows. I think perhaps all poodles are posers!!!
    Thank you for linking up at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather. I'm delighted to be featuring your home at tomorrow's party.
    Merry Christmas xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Kerryanne. That's wonderful! Milly must look adorable! Merry Christmas. xoxo Su

      Delete
  16. Oh Su, your house looks so lovely for the holiday season. The Nativity is stunning!! Merry Christmas, sweet girl. xoxo Debbie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Debbie. Merry Christmas! xoxo Su

      Delete

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