Wednesday, December 9, 2009

* Dots and Stripes *

Red and White
Peppermint Sticks

Polka Dotted
Ribbons


Stripes + Dots =
Santa's Whimsical Workshop

***

If I were in charge
of
decorating
Santa's Workshop
this is
all the
inspiration I would need


***


Have you all been busy
little
elves

I have

*


51 comments:

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

I love your dots and stripes.
Don't you just love this time of the year! ~ so many pretty things about.
Must buy some peppermint candy canes for the tree, ( note to self )

I hope that you are having a great week.
Hugs
Carolyn

glenda said...

Fun things for a fun time of year...
Merry Christmas....
glenda @ Serendipity Cottage

Amanda said...

I should think that Santa's workshop made over by you would be a very special place! Love the spotty ribbon!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Koralee,

If you were in charge of Santa's workshop...my, what a beautiful place it would be! Love your photos.

I need some elves pronto...I haven't even started...yikes!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Love the Decor! said...

Love that combo!!
I am enjoying all the inspiration here in blogland this time of year

Blondie's Journal said...

As if Santa's Workshop could get any more whimsical. I love it!!!

xoxo
Jane

Connie said...

Love the stripes and polka dots! You have a lovely blog!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Koralee!
You should most definitely go after the Santa's workshop gig - you would give it a fabulous dose of creativity!
I'm sure your home looks beautiful with so many bluebird flourishes.
Enjoy the rest of the week!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I think Santa might be calling to make you head decorator! I love the stripes and dots. How perfect for the season.
Blessings,
Marcia

DebraLSchubert said...

Good God, you've even got snowflakes! Does the magic never end? ;-)

Dragonfly said...

Cute ribbons :-)

Jane said...

Personally I think Santa's workshop wouldn't be that much fun, it's enough doing my own presents and that isn't that many! I guess I would be okay if my job was limited to cutting spotty ribbon, selecting background music, making tea or polishing the sled. Apart from that I would be useless. But I think you have more energy than me!

Beach Vintage said...

I think we have all been so busy this week Koralee, but it's nice to stop and look at your beautiful blog!

Feelings said...

Oh, Koralee... Your post is so lovely and inspiring.
I love the dots and the peppermint sticks!!!

I´m happy you recieved the hift I sent you and hope it will bring you a lot of joy.

Have a lovely day!

Hugs/
Luiza

Pauline said...

Hello Koralee. Lovely post :o) No, I have not been busy, lol. My Christmases are usually calm and stress free...much better that way ;o)

Blessings

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Koralee dearest! Again, you and only you can take a couple of simple subjects and make photos that make these things EXTRAORDINARY. You have great talent dear, and you remind me of my beloved sister-in-law Nancy from Fete et Fleur. You must visit her; her photos are also so stunning. Have a beautiful day!!! Anita

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh very cool my dear Koralee. Always love your snapshots of life.
xxx

m.e (Cathie) said...

mmm, I can smell the pepermint in your pics! lovely as always.
hope you have a fabulous Friday.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a lovely post, and I quite agree, what a beautiful combination.
Karen

becky said...

I like the dots and stripes so colorful.Its snowing here as well,lol.Wowo we have finally got some snow.It looks like its going to be a white christmas.

Jacqueline said...

I'm just starting to be a busy little elf.This weekend will be designated as decorating my house weekend. Love your stripes and spots, Koralee. XXXX

Laura Trevey said...

red and white is so festive, and who doesn't love a sweet candy cane for the holidays??

xoxo Laura

Barbara said...

Your photos are lovely! They are urging me to do more with peppermint sticks! This is my first visit...I ran through your past posts and love the peppermint twine. Don't think I have ever seen it anyplace.
I'll be back!!!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Koralee... perfect combination for Christmas! Bisous... Julie Marie

Anne Marie said...

I'll help you Koralee!! I'll be a little elf........wouldn't that be fun - I bring my cupcakes, you and decorate them.....

btw; I saw the cutest idea to line a little table top tree on the bottom with straight candycanes (not the hooked ones) standing straight with ribbon around them as a wrap - it looked so cute in their kitchen!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Very busy...we take off early next week, so I have to have everything done and be packed. It is crazy for me this at this point, but the days before Christmas when everyone else is frantic, I can relax and let let housekeeeping make the bed! Love the dots and stripes!

Sue

Jenns Three Graces said...

Beautiful, fun, fancy, perky, pretty - a make me feel good post - love it! Jennifer

paperhill said...

how sweet! your photos are always so beautiful! we are busy here indeed! xo susan

Nezzy said...

Such sweet dots and stripes they are too!!!

You have yourself one terrifically blessed day!!!

RIZZI said...

LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW
ME TOO..............I LOVE SNOW, ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. I HOPE WE HAVE A LOT OF SNOW THIS WINTER. LOVE YOUR POLKA DOTS, AND PEPPERMINT STICKS, IT SAYS "CHRISTMAS." HAVE A GREAT DAY. RIZZI

My Grama's Soul said...

Sweet post about all the necessary items at Christmas!

Blessings,

Jo

Morning T said...

Yes, I've been a busy bee for sure but am feeling good with my progress at this point.
Fun photos as usual!

Libbie said...

One of my favorite book is Shelia Rae's peppermint sticks & this reminds me of that...I need to dig that book out & read it with my kids & candy canes :)

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Your blog is looking so festive! And not like everyone elses! Before I get too busy with wrapping gifts and then our new bundle I wanted to say "Merci" for following Parisienne Farmgirl this past year. I hope to "see" you around next year!!!!
I hope you continue to share your adventures and thoughts thru the art of blogging and that you find 2010 a wonderful year.
Thank you again et Joyeux Noel!

Angela,
www.parisiennefarmgirl.blogspot.com

Julie Harward said...

YES, WHAT IS IT ABOUT THEM WE ALL LOVE SO MUCH! THE CHEERINESS I GUESS! I HAVE BEEN BUSY TOO AND IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THE CHRISTMAS-ING, I DECIDE TO MAKE A BABY BLANKET!!! BUT I AM HAVING A GREAT MONTH, HOPE YOU ARE TOO MY SWEET FRIEND! Come say hi any time :D

Elyse said...

hi koralee,

what a pretty post. i love dots and stripes!

happy elfing to you!
xo

Terra said...

These candy sticks are so bold and beautiful, and I love the story of how the first candy canes were made, by the choir master at Cologne Cathedral, hundreds of years ago.
They were pure white then, but curved at the top.

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Koralee, your images are so charming. I love candy sticks, swirls and stripes :)
xoxo
Bunny
ps, YAY, I'm so happy your package arrived!!

Tracey said...

Hi Koralee! I love how you can turn anything into a beautiful picture!! Candy canes are such a favorite at our house because they are one of the few Christmas treats that my son can actually enjoy with us (he has a serious dairy allergy which rules out most of the goodies)! Merry Christmas season to you...

:) T

Teresa said...

Oh Koralee!
Such a happy post!
You remind me of someone who would be perfectly suited to deck the halls in Santa's home!
I too adore all things dotted and striped!
Love the colors that you put together!
XXOOXX

Jacqueline said...

Dear Koralee, dots and stripes...both my favorites! It's snowing here on your lovely bubble space...and i LOVE it! Feel soooo festive and this is as close i could get to feel snow. hehe Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Oh I love the colors in your photos... so Wintry and Christmasy~
As for shopping... we're trying to do less at the mall (mostly online these days)
I bought some fabric to make a cute Mrs. Claus apron (similar to the one that sold out at Pier 1) I'm hoping for some time this weekend to get it done!
Wishing you some snow this soon
*for a sweet White Christmas*
~Maria

Rubyred said...

Hello Koralee,
thanks for popping by my little blog and leaving lovely comments!
Love rhe combination of spots and stipes, so wonderful!
Wouldn't be lovely to have a job in Santa's workshop!
Have a lovely day!
Rachel x

Kristin said...

I totally need to get busy!! And those lovely pics are inspiration! Blog rolled you btw. :)

Auntie Cake said...

Love those images of dots and stripes. Such sweet inspiration you have given all of us. I can smell peppermint from here!
Kate

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I love dots and stripes too...they just make me smile.

kathi hardin ~ traybella said...

Polka dot ribbon is my favorite...but now my favorite is polka dot ribbon with candy canes! how beautiful is that black ribbon with the red and white...wow! Just found your blog by blog hopping this morning. I'll be back later with a cuppa coffee to see more of it...can't wait!
Kathi at traybella

Kris said...

I'm just starting to get "holiday busy". Thanks again for the snow flake tip!

Joy said...

Cute post and cute blog! Now I want a candy cane :)
Have a great weekend!

Helen McGinn said...

Too, too busy...but in a good way. Especially now you've struck me with oodles of inspiration.

LuLu said...

I wish you decorated Santa's workshop... it'd be stunning... full of fabulous eye candy!
xo,
LuLu