Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winter Wonderland ...


Are you still decking the halls ?  As I create a winter wonderland, these two fluffy feathered owls have come to visit.


The soft flicker of candlelight sparkles from this vintage style mercury glass holder.


A pressed tin reindeer inspired by old tin ornaments shows off its flower topped antlers.


Pearlescent glitter creates an icy Christmas tree.


Isn't this little drum basket adorable?  Its bright glitter trim and silver cord reminds me of Christmas carolers.  I have filled it with a few jingle bells to ring in the season.



Pinecones and snowy branches are everywhere.


 This silver centerpiece is the perfect accompaniment to my decor.


A glitter bow and frosty branches make it magical.


Today I am having tea in a Fostoria glass teacup.  The etched pattern is Romance, which has dainty bouquets tied with ribbons and bows - pretty and romantic! 


The clear glass allows me to see my tea a little clearer and enjoy it a bit more! 


Paris is my choice of tea today.  A fruity black tea with a vanilla aroma and slight creaminess, which has defining characteristics of an Earl Grey.  Please go ahead and grab a sachet to enjoy.


I love this time of year!  There is just something about the holiday season that brings people together - perhaps it is all the glitter and sparkle.  This morning I woke up to a dusting of snow.  Maybe we will have a white Christmas after all  :-)

Thank you for stopping to visit me.  Have a delightful weekend!

Today I am joining ...

Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally
Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Tea Talk @ The Teaist
Friends Sharing Tea @ Bernideen's Tea Time
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters
Blissful Whites Wednesday @ Timewashed
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ Primp
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground 

31 comments:

Kateri said...

I love those fluffy snowy owls! I haven't started decorating for Christmas, but it is about time, isn't it?

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous decorations Donna and those owls ooooooooohhhhhhhhhh so cute.
love that deer too it's gorgeous.

greetings karin

Chris said...

Oh, so pretty! I don't know which picture I like the best! It is snowing here today in Maine. I think a white Christmas is very possible!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Those owls are too cute! And I love the drum basket. Everything looks great and very festive :)

Cynthia said...

Beautiful Donna, I love the dcorations, you do such wonderful things.

twelveOeight said...

Gorgeous Donna! I love the little fluffy owls with the sparkle of the reindeer and candles, so pretty :)

xoxo, Tanya
twelveOeight

Sharon Souter said...

Those two little owls are just precious! I love it that you have kept using the pale 'ice' colours - they are really magical!

Terry said...

Gorgeous photos. I love the older decorations, and your color palette is beautiful!

Hugs,

Terry

Infuse With Liz said...

Oh Donna what a sweet vignette! Those owls are adorable That little woven drum box with the sparkly bells is cute!

Katz Tales said...

It's so pretty. It reminds me of Christmas in Holland. We never celebrated (we did St Nikolas) but I always thought it was a very pretty festival. This is just amazing!

Karen said...

So lovely, Donna, everything is so sparkling and festive! The owls, reindeer and little drum basket are sweet as can be and your pretty tea set is so nice. I do love your napkin ring, too! I hope your weekend is lovely. xx

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love your frosty table, Donna. The owls are darling and I love the deer ornament. The tea looks wonderful, a warm note in a frosty landscape! So pretty! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

SmilingSally said...

I love the soft blue on that giant ribbon and the blue top on the box of tea. Thanks for sharing.

Happy 1st Blue Monday, Donna.

Cafe au lait said...

Gorgeous pics!

My Blue Monday.

The Teaist said...

Beautiful photographs and love the the glass teacup and saucer. The engravings give it such an elegant, lace-like, filigree look. Really, really pretty.

And the tea sounds yummy too!

Visiting from the link up :)

Beth said...

Love your winter wonderland, Donna! I like your Fostoria teacup too. Merry Christmas Donna!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
Your winter wonderland is beautiful! I love Christmas and all the merriment that goes with it. It's a happy time of year. Your Fostoria teacup is very pretty and your choice of tea sounds delicious. The napkin really caught my attention as I love robin egg blue! Yours is a pretty post and thank you for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful week and Merry Christmas!

Blessings,
Sandi

Millie said...

Those owls are so cute! I also love the teapot napkin ring.

sandy said...

Your vignettes are like a winter wonderland. So lovely! And I love your clear glass teacup. It DOES seem as if you'd enjoy it more just seeing it clear through like that.

Chubby Chieque said...

Absolutely, whimsical.

Greetings from a freezing & snowy Stockholm,
/Chie

Steph said...

Very pretty! I found you from The Teaist profile. (I was the other blogger she's profiled so far.) I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I enjoyed your photos Donna and you post! I have some looking glass spray paint and am eager to get some mercury glass of my own!

Terri said...

Hello Donna,
You have made such a lovely post for for this holiday season! Your photos are wonderful. It feels so good to surround ourselves with festive looking things!
Hugs,
Terri

Yael Ben-Ari said...

Donna,

Beautiful and elegant winter decorations. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
Ohh my your tea sounds delicious. I would love some to sip while I enjoy your pretty decor. I love the color of your napkin and the teapot napkin ring really caught my eye...fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful day!
Lisa

Trisha said...

I love all the icy colors you used-so soft and pretty!

~Trisha

mail4rosey said...

The silver centerpiece is really gorgeous! I'm visiting you today from Thursday's Favorite Things. :)

Polly McCormick said...

Hi Donna! Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment about my doily chair! Looks like you have a lovely blog here! Looking forward to looking around!

Polly
Georgie Emerson Vintage

Katherines Corner said...

Donna you are so talented! Thee are beautiful winter wonderlands! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This is so delicate looking and so very beautiful a holiday display, Donna. I love the reindeer and the drum! Our weather is still quite warm for this time of year, and there are still some outdoor garden chores I need to get to soon--still have some tender bulbs to pull up, but the tops haven't died back yet. I still have a few nasturtiums blooming! Have a great weekend!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful, Donna. The little owls are adorable. Thank you for sharing at the Open House party.

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