December 21, 2011

Christmas Time...

Hi friends!

  I wanted to share the winner of the $50 gift certificate to spend with Mikarose clothing...the Random Generator picked lucky number 8!!! That's you Allison that said "I follow your lovely blog!" Yay!!! So happy for you!  I hope you will love getting to shop with Mikarose!!  I know I am happy to have found this wonderful company and definitely look forward to shopping with them too!! 

There has been so much going on here between filling orders, designs, baking, shopping and wrapping that I really haven't had much time to decorate for Christmas.  I decided to keep it very simple this year, so with that I don't have a lot to show you in pictures.  I do however have this post from last year that shows some of the decorating I did here...I hope you will enjoy getting to see this again if you saw this last year or if it's the first time, I hope you will enjoy a little peek into our home for the holidays with a re-post...

So happy to get to share a little of Christmas decorating with you all this year.  Last year we were just moving in and putting our floors in, I didn't get to decorate for the Christmas season at all.  

We have been taking in the moments and savoring the beauty, warmth and comfort of our home at this Christmas time.  Little by little it really is starting to look and feel like the home I had envisioned. I decided not to stress about projects that still need to be done in the house this month and instead focus my attention solely on the spirit of has been a nice change!

I have a tradition every year that I make something homemade and special for my family.  Giving something from my heart and hands shows my family how much they mean to me.  I too have fond memories as a kid being given handmade gifts that I have treasured...much more than things that were bought for me.  

This year I decided to make some new stockings. As I pondered on what I wanted to do, I remembered some beautiful crocheted snowflakes my mother-in-law had made for me years ago.  I thought, what better way to create something special than to incorporate something  from her heart and hands, along with mine.  

I let the family pick what snowflakes they liked and then sewed them on.  Using burlap, linen and canvas...I had a neutral background for all of the beautiful and intricate snowflakes.  I made the cuff of my stockings with a scallop edge from an old maltesse coverlet that used to be on my bed. They have added so much whimsy and beauty to our Christmas decor and fireplace...we all love them!   

I feel lucky to have such a talented mother-in-law, who is always making wonderful creations for us from her heart.  We love and treasure her! 

Ready to share with you all what Christmas time looks like in our home...a little whimsy, touches of elegance, with a cottage feel...Welcome friends and enjoy

Burlap and crocheted snowflakes...

Personalized letters...

Homemade stockings, made with love... 

Hung with care...
 In hope's that St. Nicholas will soon be here.

Hopefully no coal in mine!

Birdies and snow...

Vintage bottle brush trees...

Joy to the World!

Shiny ornaments...

A miniature nest under a cloche...

The splendor of the tree...

No two snowflakes alike...

Brilliant red berries...

A dove for Peace and it's pretty nest...

A hand carved wooden dove...

A sweet nest...

Pretty wrapped packages, ready for the tree...

No peeking...
Tree bathing in the light...

Still more room for presents!

Lot's and lots of pine cones...

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas from my home to yours!!

Thank you for stopping by and visiting!

Hugs and love to you all!


  1. Gorgeous Victoria! Love the stockings! Have a Merry Christmas!

  2. Victoria, your home looks gorgeous! It is as warm and inviting as you! I hope you and your family have a wonderful, happy Christmas. :)
    Love to all,

  3. merry christmas victoria. your home looks lovely. i really love the stockings. gorgeous.

  4. Oh this is soooo cute! MAGAZINE worthy my dear!

  5. Gorgeous as always! Love the stockings. What a great idea to use the snowflakes on the new stockings. Beautiful!


  6. Bonjour! I love your personalized letters ~ Tres Chic! Wishing you health, happiness and fortune for the coming New Year. Joyeux Noel! ~ Chelle

  7. Love your decor and color scheme. All of it is gorg. I adore ADORE your stockings with the dollies and embelishments. I also love your stacked wrapped gift boxes. WELL DONE! Jen

  8. So pretty! I love those stockings! We have a similar color scheme... you should stop by my blog and check out my christmas decor. :-)

  9. Beautiful! Your house looks fantastic. Merry Christmas Victoria!


  10. Beautiful!

    So glad you posted again.

    I hope you and your family have an absolutely gorgeous Christmas!

  11. victoria! inspiring as always!!!

    warmest wishes for continued merriment, good health and of course, treats!


  12. I L*O*V*E your tree! You are so great with the little details! The dove on the top is my favorite. And the burlap stockings! Are you taking orders for next Christmas? Great JOB!!!

  13. Victoria,

    Thank you for letting us re-visit your "Christmas Past". Your Christmas decorations are beautiful -- the stockings, the nest under the cloche, the dove in the nest that sits atop your tree -- I adore them all. Most of all, I love your sentiment: "I decided not to stress about projects that still need to be done in the house this month and instead focus my attention solely on the spirit of Christmas." That is the best gift you can give yourself. :)

    Your Friend,


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