Friday, December 7, 2012

Dreaming of a White Christmas

I'm still dreaming of a white Christmas, but until that happens I will just have to create my own little wonderland.  Are you ready for a decorating tour?

A beautiful vintage skate painted in London white and sprinkled with glitter brings back memories of when I skated as a little girl. 

Adorned with ruffled lace, burlap, crinkled seam binding and a vintage pin.

This year I added some silvered glass balls in sea blue and went with a softer color palette.  It gives the tree a Victorian vibe nostalgic of Christmas time in the mid-19th century.

I decided to 'dress up' the wrought iron mirror in our living room.

This swag hangs over my induction cooktop.  Pine cones, German glitter glass and shiny ornaments add even more sparkle.

I added a frosty garland around my chandelier and dangled a few snowflake ornaments.

Mercury glass trees and an etched pillar holder light the way.

Silver baubles fill a white wrought iron basket.

Do you remember the cream lantern I decorated for autumn?  Well, I decided to re-decorate it with a pearl and berry candle ring.

Sprigs of silver glittered leaves are tucked behind a burlap bow.

Glass jewel ornaments hang from a faux window while candlelight flickers.


Simple clear stones and pearls fill a hurricane topped with a snowflake pillar.

Silver sparkles ...

pretty pale blue ...

and glistening white.

About ten years ago we moved our Christmas tree into the sunroom.  It was the only place in the house free from kitty paws!  Cheops and his brother use to go crazy over the shiny ornaments.  I really can't blame them.

I've turned the lights down low so you can enjoy the ambiance.

Do you see Cheops sitting under the tree?

Thank you for stopping to visit me.  May you enjoy everything the holiday season has to offer.

Today I am joining ...

Holiday Housewalk Party @ Jennifer Rizzo
Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally
Inspire Me Monday @ Create with Joy
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Blissful Whites Wednesday @ Timewashed
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ Primp
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Home Party @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground

Items displayed were purchased from various sources: Pottery Barn, Wisteria, Etsy, Michael's Crafts and Target


Unknown said...

Donna, what a warm and inviting home! It is so beautifully decorated for Christmas!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Everything is so pretty Donna!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wowwwwwww Donna, this looks awesome.
beautiful decorations.

greetings karin

Chris said...

Beautiful decorations, Donna! I love the ice skates!! Your mirror decorations are perfect!!! Happy Holiday!

Cynthia said...

OMG Donna!!! I love this post everything looks so perfect. I love the ice skate it is gorgeous. You are a talent. Love the Christmas decorations and the tree too.


sharonssunlitmemories said...

I can't believe how creative you are and what lovely ideas you have Donna - your home is absolutely stunning! Everything looks so wonderful and inviting.

Quietfire said...

Really lovely post! Thanks for the sharing the beauty. Love the skate!

Terry said...

Please come decorate my home! I love yours. Every detail is exquisite. I love repurposing items - such as your lantern - for different holidays too. Everything is absolutely gorgeous.



Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, Donna, everything is simply lovely! It really is a Winter Wonderland! Thank you for taking us for a tour of your lovely home. I do see that naughty kitty eyeing those pretty ornaments! I hope you have a nice week. xx

Beth said...

I love the skate and your pinecone/greenery swag. It's definitely looking like Christmas at your home, Donna!
Christmas blessings, Beth

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Donna, What beautiful Christmas decor! Everything is gorgeous and I especially love the glittered skate. Happy Holidays.

SmilingSally said...

Ooo, I love the pale blue with a bunch of white.Thanks for sharing your blues.

Yes, I see Cheops under the tree. Perhaps he's waiting for you to forget him and leave the room. Then, he'll go tree climbing!

Happy Blue Monday, Donna.

Anonymous said...

So pretty, Donna, and you take beautiful photographs! Our kitty is always under the tree too. Thanks so much for visiting my Christmas kitchen!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Donna, your holiday home is breathtaking and the fairly lights make it so magical. It's a beautiful home.

Cassie Bustamante said...

those glitter skates are so fun!

The Charm of Home said...

This is just gorgeous! Love, love that skate! You are very talented!
Have a very Merry Christmas!

Denise Marie said...

such a wintery wonderland!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

So lovely and festive! Your tree is beautiful, and I adore those ice skates.

Cheryl said...

Donna, Your Christmas decorations are gorgeous! You are one very talented gal. Love your ice skate!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Everything is so beautiful and your pictures are lovely. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Shannon said...

Lovely Christmas decorations, love the whites and blues. Wishing you a wonderful Holiday season!

Mary said...

Your decorations are amazing Donna! Everything looks so beautiful. Thanks for letting us tour your lovely home.

cassandrasminicorner said...

Thank's for the tour, I really enjoyed it:)

Visited from Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

Connie B. said...

Love your white Christmas. I especially love the skates. I bought some to put on my front door. I like the way you have filled yours.

must love junk said...

All your white decor is gorgeous! The skate is so pretty! Congrats on your Romantic Homes feature!! :)

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a beautiful white Christmas! I've lost a few ornaments to my kitties this year. Love your blog design!

Ellen Whyte said...

Lovely! Reminds me of the winters when we used to go skating :-)

Passionate for White said...

Gosh you have wonderful taste and your Christmas tree is spectacular!

Vee said...


It's all so lovely, but I especially enjoyed seeing that beautiful skate with the lace toppings. Darling!

Bernideen said...

Congrats on being featured in Romantic Homes!! That's great!

Ann said...

Your home looks wonderful in all it's holiday glory. Your glittery ice skate is my favorite. I shared on my Once Upon a Firefly FB page.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful post! Filled with so many beautiful things especially the skate!!



Yona Williams said...

Gorgeous holiday setting! I love the pale blues and silver. The Christmas tree pictures are beautiful!

I'm stopping by from Katherine's Corner blog hop.

Happy Favorite Things Thursday!

Katherines Corner said...

a beautiful display of holiday decorations. I'm looking forward to a white Christmas too. Thank you for sharing at the blog hop xo

Unknown said...

WOW you are so talented!!! I love Shabby chic! Great pics too. XO

mail4rosey said...

Hmm, I visited earlier today and thought I commented. My Google Chrome has been acting up all day though (not sure what's up w/that).

Everything looks really pretty, and I LOVE the London skate!

I'm up for a white Christmas just because I know it'll make the kids happy. :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Beautiful White decor. popping over from Timewashed.

Anonymous said...

Everything is so lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Everything looks absolutely gorgeous! Beautifully presented and I loved seeing your presentations. TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
Hugs, Gayle.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
Your home is just lovely; warm and inviting! I love your skates. I'm working on a pair too but cannot decide whether to leave them plain white or sprinkle glitter on them. The mirror is gorgeous and so is your Christmas tree. Thank you for sharing this at my HOME and have a lovely weekend.

Christmas blessings,

Chubskulit Rose said...

Beautiful creations!

I know it's Friday already but I don't want to miss the BLUE entries so here I am.

Hope you can also comment on my my BLUE post

Free Art Printables said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely tree and your holiday home with us!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Donna, I adore your sweet home. The skate is so darling and I love your tree. I saw your blog featured in Romantic Homes. Congrats! Very well deserved. Thanks for sharing with 'Creating Christmas'.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Donna,
just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring you on Share Your Cup later today.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow Donna, your home looks stunning, your tree is beautiful and all of your wonderful decorations are stylish and elegant. I absolutely love your ice skate! Hugs, Lesley

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