Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas 2013- A rush to the finish!

This Christmas season really came too quickly. But as I told you last week, I gave myself  2 days to get all the Christmas decorations done. My family arrived on Tuesday and as of last Tuesday, there was no holiday décor, Christmas shopping or menu planning done! Well, I can't believe that it is one week later, Christmas Day is over, the shopping got done ( thank you, Amazon!) and the menus were completed and food was purchased!  So how did my decorating turn out!  Not as much as last year, but festive nonetheless.

snow dusted wreath hung on mirror over dining room buffet.

Bronze ferns and pearl branches just added into the urn  of hydrangeas

my favorite jeweled eggs placed in a gilded nest on top of the Cinderella clock.

embellished the sconces.

Velvet fruit and lace leaves placed on the coffee table.


frosted cabbages and roses on the mantle.

Finally got the tree done!

French Santas and frosted pods in samovars in kitchen.

fresh flowers for the breakfast buffet.

Breakfast is breakfast

Breakfast table is set!



Simple iced branches and greens on old frames on the mantle. 

More pearl branches added to the foyer vase.

Put out the Santas!



A few trinkets placed  throughout the house-


Santa has come- piles of toys and gifts for all the grandchildren are placed throughout.
I actually got it done-  time for a good night's sleep!
Merry Christmas!!!!!



Mr Paul said...

Absolutely stunning, I always love your arrangements so much at this time of year. Wishing you the merriest Christmas and New Year!
Paul xo

Christy said...

The table set for Christmas was very pretty! I'm sure "The Little's had a ball!

LostRoses said...

Absolutely stunning! You have quite the eye for making things beautiful. Not sure about that naked-looking Santa though! :-)

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

Absolutely stunning!! You did a phenomenal job in such a short period of time. Although Christmas was yesterday, I am looking forward to next year as we'll be settled and I will purchase new decor for our new house. I am in love with your painting above your fireplace. What kind of painting would you describe that as? I'd like to search for something similar online. Thank you!

Monica said...

I loved your dinning room. Many ideas I see to apply to my home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014 New Year.

Monica said...

I loved your dinning room. Many ideas I see to apply to my home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014 New Year.

Splenderosa said...

What wonderfulness you've created! I love the tree with all those big golden orbs. I see YOU in every detail. All beautiful. Happy New Year to you and yours. xx's

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Everything is absolutely Gorgeous!
Happy New Year.

Laurell Banner said...

Well you were a busy little bee. Everything turned out lovely. As usual. I adore all your Santas throughout the house and all the sparkle and wonderment.
The littles probably did not know what hit them.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! I am sure it was a feast for the eyes and so muuch fun for the kids to look for their gifts! I love the color you used in your dinning room by your buffet! Could you let me know what that is? Thank you and Happy New Year to you and your family! Ana

Emily said...

Simply beautiful Susan. I can only imagine what memories you are creating for your grandchildren...they will think Christmas is just magical thanks to Grandma!! Happy New Year!