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Sunday, December 5, 2010

White Christmas

 

Hi there! 

It is a wonderful gloomy, rainy December day

today in Cali, and I wanted to capture it. I have been

busy with finals this week and whewww, I am done!

It is the best feeling. Can’t wait for next semester.

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I have been redecorating a bit, I moved that big

antique tin mirror I had here and replaced with this

old door.  Gorgeous patina.

Look at those antique white skies in the image above!!!

I found them for 5 dollars!

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The weather got me in the mood for some more decorating

and cooking!

I made this wreath using fresh garland, an antique horn,

vintage ornaments and tied

it with burlap and vintage lace.

I have been cooking stew and the house is filled with an

aroma of food and the warmth of Christmas!

The day after Thanksgiving we went to Underwood Family Farms

to get our tree. I will share that with you in another post.

I love fresh trees and garland. The whole house smells soo

good. 

I try and collect vintage ornaments whenever I go to

a flea market! I love the patina and craftsmanship.

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 I enjoy using antique religious figurines whenever I

can. I placed candles, vintage small white trees, ornaments

on this old architectural column top.

Faux snow is fun to use.

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Love this vintage book

of The Seasons Greetings.

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 Have to add a antique snowman!

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I will be back this week with some more

inspirational

Christmas images.

THIS IS MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR!!!

Have a wonderful week!

Always,

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54 comments:

  1. Hi LuLu,
    Such a beautiful post! Your photos are lovely as always!
    Don't you just love this weather here in Cali right now? At least it feels more like the Holidays!
    Have a great afternoon.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  2. Beautiful! The lighting is stunning. I can almost imagine I'm actually in your home. This is also my most favorite time of the year! Enjoy your stew :)

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  3. Gorgeous LuLu...love the vintage card. merry♥O

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  4. ~*~* Beautiful!!~~**~Hugs,Rachel

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  5. Love your decorations, it looks so cozy and warm!

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  6. Your house is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Very pretty touches you've added.
    Brenda

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  7. Swoon! Love, love, love! The statues with candles and a few little trees is just gorgeous. Can not wait to see more inspiration! :)

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  8. The white is very calming.I love the way you do it.

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  9. I love the white skis. Did you paint them? I've never seen white skis. Miss you. How are you feeling?
    Love,
    Les

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  10. Seriously beautiful, Lulu!!!!!! Love that door next to the skis!!!! And your vignettes are just stunning......swoon-worthy stunning...... :)

    xoxo laurie

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  11. It is all so beautiful, Lu!
    Lots and lots of inspiration to draw from here.

    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  12. I love your antique wreath and the little snowman. he's so cute! Congrats on being done with school for a bit!

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  13. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm good, love this post! Thank you.
    Jeanette

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  14. So lovely, your vintage touches!! The door is awesome! Isn't holiday decorating fun??
    ~michelle~

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  15. Your home looks so beautiful all decorated for Christmas Lu. Hope you are well. Sending you all my love ~ Tina xx

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  16. Lulu- It looks just lovely. I love the little cross hanging off your lampshade. And the skis are to swoon over! Hugs-Diana

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  17. So that's what you were planning on doing with that horn! When you bought it from me I was like...HUH? Looks so gorgeous girl, as always.

    oxox
    Jennifer

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  18. hey lulu! everythings beautiful! funny! i just did the same white trees, angel, and faux snow in my little glass dome! i love how it turned out! i cant wait to see more! its always beautiful!

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  19. Your home looks so beautiful Lu...I really love that old door too! ~Deb~

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  20. Lucky Lady 5.00 vintage Skies, hard to find.Love the door as well.~Cheers Kim

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  21. Gorgeous! Love the door, love the skis...love it all.

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  22. I love it all! The bottle brush trees are great and that huge door! Love it!
    Theresa
    aka:TOT

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  23. Sigh...these beautiful images will always be in my head when I dream of a white Christmas!

    Loving that little book!!

    Sigh...

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  24. Hi Lulu!!! this is my fave period of the year too!!! And I love your inspirational pics!!!
    Hugs!
    Mara

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  25. Your home is so beautiful. Love the skis and that great door:) Have a great week:)
    ~Debra
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  26. You sure do have a way of capturing great pics of all your lovelies. LOVE the use of religious statues.

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  27. Everything looks beautiful Lu!
    Cheers~
    T

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  28. yeah!! the more posts from you the better!!!
    xo+blessings,
    Anne Marie

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  29. Just gorgeous!
    Your style takes my breath away every time!
    Thanks for the inspiration :)

    -Emily @ Crisp Interiors

    www.crispinteriors.blogspot.com

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  30. I knew coming by here would inspire me...every little detail is just define!! x0

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  31. gorgeous.....love the skies! What a find and the price CRAZY!!!

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  32. OH!!!!!!! IT is just gorgeous.
    Debby

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  33. sweet Lulu!! Love your finds, LOVE the way you put them all together.

    You are such an amazing collector! Love your white Christmas - and I can't wait to see more!

    Hugs sweet prego mamma!

    xoxo

    PS - didn't you LOVE Sunday's weather? I drove up Mount Wilson on Sunday to see the amazing colors of the fall trees and the varying gray skies of the rain that came our way - I am so BUMMED I didn't have my camera! (what was I thinking?) xoxo

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  34. Oh Lulu! How gorgeous!
    I would take some fake snow right now over the real stuff that is for sure!
    Very lovely, I was going to be done decorating but I might have to pull a few more things together tomorrow!
    Angela,
    ParisienneFarmgirl.com

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  35. My favorite time too! Just not long enough.

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  36. this just sends my head into a spin .... such soothing vignettes.
    I just posted a house tour myself!

    wishn we were neighbors

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  37. Such pretty pictures Lulu, every bit of it!
    The rain passed us in San Diego, I was looking forward to it!
    Can't wait to see more pictures!
    Take care
    Kristin

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  38. Oh Lu,
    It's beautiful. I love your religious items, they're close to my heart too. Always a dream here. Have a wonderful week!
    xo~Tracie

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  39. Just beautiful and serene,great photography.The door made my heart beat a little faster and those skis are perfect, a great find.

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  40. YUM.... totally yummy.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  41. sooo gorgeous! that door is amazing!

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  42. Stunning Lu! Just so, so pretty!!!!!!!!

    Hope you're feeling good :))

    Hugs ~

    :) T

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  43. Lulu dear~ Oh this is all so pretty!! Perfectly balanced sparkling styling.. that's what I say! :) I absolutely adore how your twinkling Christmas lights are reflecting in the glass panes. Your religious statue, candlescape centerpiece is simply breath taking! Congrats on finals being done.. I need to sign up for the Spring (whahhh??) semester real soon.
    Air Kisses~
    Lara xx

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  44. Oh my gosh...this is stunning!! Love the antique door!!

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  45. My favorite holiday post so far this year!

    C'est ravissant!

    Bisous,

    Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
    http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/



    P.S. – Everyone, still time to enter my Jeanne d’Arc Living Giveaway till 12 Dec.!

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  46. it's my favorite time of year too! Everything looks gorgeous!! love the door!! Thank you for always giving me something to ohhhh about!!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  47. Hi Lulu,
    I came to visit you via Ann Marie. I adore your blog very much!I read back to Oct.
    I have become a followers.
    Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!
    Hugs, Elizabeth

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  48. Love the door! found you via white and rust!

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  49. gorgeous decorations, love that old door!
    Trish xo

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