Thursday, December 9, 2010

Good things to share!

Has your life seemed a little hectic on this first week of December?


Mine has been crazy! But I think I have done enough to start enjoying my home!


So here are some good things I would like to share....


my baker's rack in our lanai...


it's so much fun to decorate.


Top shelf...




With my doll, Anne dressed for the holidays!


And this is a Blog that encompasses Christmas beauty,

All the beautiful Christmas. It will lift your spirits and bring beauty to your life!

Let me know if you visit this blog...I'm wondering what you will think!

And now a special THANK YOU!!!

I had the joy of winning a giveaway last week and received these wonderful Christmas paper products! Aren't they pretty?


Almost too pretty to use....


but I will enjoy them! Thanks Teresa!  Visit her HERE !


I love the blogs that are sharing their Christmas decorations.


It's a special time of the year and I plan to take a breath and enjoy the rest of the month! How about you? Do you have a favorite blog for the Christmas season?

Happy holidays!


Anonymous said...

I love your decorations.I see alot of red and I love Red for Christmas.I adore your tree at the top with the cardnals and the beads so pretty Diane.

Im going over to check out the Christmas blog thanks for sharing.have a nice rest of the week.

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

I love the little elves!!! And all the kissing couples!
I love Christmas decorations!

Into Vintage said...

This has been a hectic week and it's only Wednesday -- been to the post office every day but grateful I don't have to stand in line. I drop my packages off fortunately.

I was checking out the ornaments on your bakers rack -- the ones that look like fabric origami sort of ... did you make those? They're really interesting! :-)

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I love all your decorations! Ok, now I need to go work on my baker's rack. Yours is so decked out! Don't think I can top that.
Thanks for sharing!

Vicki said...

I love your traditional red and greens. That header photo is perfect!

Unknown said...

Not only am I enjoying your red and green Christmas but your holiday art work as well. Your paintings are wonderful! I love that you get to say Lanai. Sigh, wishing here! Elizabeth

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Diane your decorations are so sweet and festive! I am in Colorado this week as my grandson is turning two years old! I've been having a lot of fun with him. I will be decorating when I get back home. It will be a busy time but I'll enjoy seeing all my favorite decorations again as I take them out of my bins and boxes:) Enjoy your break!

Betty said...

Oh...I love that gorgeous blog. Thank you for sharing the link. Did you see that adorable advent calender?
Your house is looking so cute too. Every time I see your kissing angels I remember when I painted some years ago. Don't know what happened to them. LOL

Vee said...

All blogs are my favorites! Looks as if you have done well and now get to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labors. It all looks so cheerful and Christmasy!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane,
Love your bakers rack decorated so darling and your Anna doll is so pretty.
Looks like you received a wonderful giveaway of paper goodies. Thank you for sharing the link for the Christmas blog.
All are my favorties and I find inspiration in all that I visit. Yours is always one of my favorites.

Hope you enjoy the holiday and relax and spend time with family and friends.
Thank you for stopping by. I am trying to recall the stocking you got from me, but just can't place it. I paint so much I forget over time! LOL

Hugs from Texas,
Celestina Marie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh dear..I must run over and take a right back! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well, first of all, your home just gets cheerier and cheerier! Little girl doll looks like she is ready and waiting for Santa to come! (no Christmas clothes on my babe's yet.)

I did go visit the blog you mentioned and it is lovely. Very nice and unusual. I loved her soft colors..
Merry Christmas, Diane. :)

Donnie said...

Everything looks so festive and i know you'll both enjoy the rest of the holiday season. Have a great day.

Lallee said...

I'm glad you're able to take some relaxing time to enjoy your festive home. The post with your dolls all ready for Christmas--too sweet. The site you shared is wonderful. The photography is just beautifully done. Thank you for sharing the link!

Unknown said...

Diane. Thank you for sharing your winnings and linking to my blog. I love seeing all your charming Christmas decorations...thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and yours,

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Diane,
You are all decked out for Christmas! I love your Mr. Santa Clause kissing Mrs Clause! so sweet..
I also adore your basket of hearts!
Have a sweet day, hugs~Elizabeth

Emily said...

Everything looks so festive and pretty! I'll have to check out those links.

Anonymous said...

do you know that the first time i ever heard the word lanai...was on some trivia thing about what the 'golden girls' called their back deck....

this is the second time in my life coming across this word...and I'm 36 years old....I love that is so romantic!

your photos....big..and gorgeous!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

LindyLouMac said...

I like your decoration of the shelf unit with the baskets of greenery.

Tolentreasures said...

Love all your decorations! I see you are from the mountains of NC. One of my very favorite places and the most beautiful area of our country (my opinion) I have family in Robbinsville. Thanks for entering my giveaway!


Brenda Pruitt said...

Too many blogs I love to count! I had a baker's rack that I gave away a couple of years ago, and I've been kicking myself ever since.

Low Tide High Style said...

Your baker's rack looks beautiful all decked out for Christmas. I still have lots of stuff in bins in the middle of my living room floor, but I'm loving all of the wonderfully decorated homes in blogland! I'll have to stop by the blog you linked, and congratulations on your pretty paper products giveaway win!

Kat :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Happy holidays to you! I enjoyed my visit to your place, love all the decorations.
It is a busy time of the year and hope that you find time to relax.


Nancy's Daily Dish said...


The kissing Clauses are soooo cute! I like all your ornaments and the way you've decorated your bakers rack.


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I just love all of your Christmas decor, it's so beautiful... and what pretty Christmas paper products you won! "CONGRATS". I still haven't gotten one thing decorated yet, I've got to get on the ball!
Blessings~~ Daphne

Leo said...

You have so many beautiful holiday decorations!!