Thursday, November 17, 2011

Almost Done Yippeeeee

I tried to get shots quickly before the sun went down. 
I was not successful.
So take them as they are.
I am tired, and done for the day
and it's only 7:00pm.
The birdbath in the dining area is not staying. 
It was moved from it's normal spot (tree there)
and it weighs a bloomin' ton 
so I'll move it tomorrow

Anyway, you can get the idea
bad lighting and all.
I will continue to tweak and fuss 
over the next few days.
I'll add garlands and ribbons
 and lights and snow as needed,
but the bulk of it is done
and I plan to play tomorrow.

All mercury glass

I always add lots of floral pics to my trees.
Makes them fat and full.

I see that birds nest needs adjusting.
I just stopped minutes ago and started snapping,
so there will be a few things ajar.

Chandelier- blurry..sigh

Now it is really dark.
This is when I really enjoy it though.
All the trees reflect off of mirrors
and glass all over the room.
I can see the flocked tree in here 
from the couch in the family 
room I showed you the other day.

Mercury glass, crystals, glitter stars, birds,
paper ornaments, sheet music, 
canvas script and black burlap ribbon. 

Managed these shots around noon.

So that is the main room.
Are you keeping up so far, or have I lost you?
I have some tricks I use every year 
in my displays and at clients homes
that I will share soon.
I'll be giving you some tips about
all things Christmas over the next few weeks
and throwing in some great recipes too.
I hope you will spend some 
of your holiday time here with me. 
I so appreciate each and every one of you.


Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

OMG! Can you do mine now!? It's gorgeous! I would never leave! Just sit and stare! Thank you for sharing.

Lisa said...

What a simple wonderful room. I think it looks beautiful. I hope you enjoy some time off after all the good work. Enjoy the loveliness. Lisa

Amy Kinser said...

Everything is just splendid! (you know, I never use that word, but it just seems appropriate) You have THE TOUCH, my friend. Beautifully done...

sugar Creek said...

Absolutely georgous!!

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Your living room is so pretty and cosy - Love all your decorations.
Love the rag with the dolls dresses too. Such a great idea.

Low Tide High Style said...

It looks beautiful, all ready for Santa, and a photo shoot! I hope you were able to relax enough to finally get some rest! And where did you find that stepback cupboard...I have cupboard envy!

Kat :)

she dreams big! said...

So beautiful, warm and cozy! I think I'm going to have to spend alot of time staring at your photos!

Thanks for sharing all of your hard work. I'm going to look forward to your tips! Gosh, I hate to think of hauling my big tree out but you are kind of putting me in the mood!

Charlene said...

Everything is stunning!!!! You are the busy (smart)bee getting this done so soon. We have Thanksgiving here this year so that means minimal Christmas decor as we don't host Christmas. NEXT YEAR! Enjoy the beauty & thanks for sharing.

Robin Larkspur said...

Z, you are too self-critical!!! LOL! your photos are fab, your decorating is fab, and even though you say the photos are dark, or blurry, to me, they are gorgeous!! I love every inch; and am so surprised to see how black works so well for Yule! Can't wait to see more. Now, sit down with a cup of tea and a goody and relax, for pete's sake!!

Createology said...

Your home and your decorations are simply heavenly. I am in awe seeing your lovely space. Blissful...

Marcela para Colorin Colorado said...

It looks FAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like always!!! Christmas is here, no more doubts!!!!

Debbie said...

Totally AMAZING!!!!!
You have a beautiful home, it should be in a magazine.
You such a talented decorator.
Thanks for Sharing!!

Bead and Needle said...

It's even more stunning in REAL life! Take a nap, Z!

Karen Ann said...

Perfectly beautiful. My favorite was the oval tree decoration with the two birds....absolutely stunning! How smart of you to start so early and have lots of time to enjoy your home

mary puskar said...

I am new to your blog and I want to thank you for the privilege of being able to visit your lovely home. It's so peaceful, soft and dreamy. I just love this style even though my own home is more colonial. I can relate to a lot of the issues you discuss also because I am in my mid sixties. Thanks again for sharing.


Cindy said...

You HAVE to publish a book!! Too much goodness not to be shared with everyone!

Jacqueline said...

Z...can't wait for all your tricks and recipes! I'm still working on my decorations, not quite ready for the camera yet. I plan to have it all up and running by Dec 3 - when our little town kicks off the season with a Candlelight Stroll.

C. Joy said...

How peaceful. I may need to come visit your blog this evening just to relax. I look forward to reading about your photo shoot adventures. May your life be as wonderful and peaceful as your pictures look today. I tried your tip about taking pictures and not seeing dust - my counter looks like it needs a shave (peach fuzz). Oh, well.. off to clean. Yes, I'm droning on and on because when I stop I have to go back to the real world.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is so beautiful and magical! I wish I could sit in this room and enjoy! hugs, Linda

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Everything is gorgeous Suzan. I especially love that flocked Christmas tree. I think you should just fill that birdbath with artificial snow and pile some ornaments in it. I think it would look beautiful.


miss flibbertigibbet said...

Just beautiful....saw you in Where Women create...congratulations!

Susie said...


TheCrankyCrow said...

Il est incroyablement magnifique! I would never ever want to take it down. My own magical world of Christmas....:o) Well done my awesomely creative get some zzzzz's....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Down to Earth Style said...

Old Grey Mayer girl.... you have a very beautiful style. I have loved your blog for a few months now. I follow you... and I am new blogger too.

sissie said...

So beautiful!!!

Cozy Little House said...

I absolutely, positively love your decorating style! Your decorating for the holidays is particularly delightful!

Anonymous said...

I am breathless....I will be trying to get a similar look....if I just get a little of it I will be are so blessed with "The Talent"...breath Kathy breath....Kathy S.

Rebecca said...

Hi Z
It looks totally fabulous... I hope your not wearing yourself out. Are you still feeling punk? Don't overdue now...
Love the way your house looks and feels, that pediment is awesome. Better chain that puppy down when I come to visit :)
Hope your having a glass of wine and enjoying your handywork now.

Boxwood Cottage said...

It's so cosy Z and looks like Santa could step inside every minute!
Now after all this hard work take some time to enjoy it!
I sure would!
xoxo~ Carola

Nook & Cranny said...

I just simply must say, stunning!
Thanks for sharing.

time worn interiors said...

Everything looks amazing! I wish I had some Christmas for my house! Of course it wouldn't look that good!

A Cottage Muse said...

Looking forward to hearing your tips...would love to capture some of your magic here at my home!

Oh...and read your craZy giveaway, sure do with I lived closer!!!

A Scrap-a-Teeny Girl said...

It is all so very lovely! Thanks for sharing your decorating journey with us!!

Kit said...

I am so enjoying all your pics. Can't wait for your tips and ideas. This is fun. Have a great weekend! Kit

Junk Fairy said...

I'm in awe of your beautiful space1 It's so warm and cozy. I'll look forward to your upcoming posts!

marcia said...

Ahhh just beautiful!

happy day!

Susan said...

What a beautiful home, and a beautiful blog! I'm new here, but I'm definitely sold! Awesome!