Friday, November 12, 2010

{oh dear....Christmas Pretties in my home}

ok....
just had to do it.....
visited one of my favourite stores the other day....here
it was all decked out for Christmas....
so...


came home and got out my little cream trees
and added them to my mantel....
{image above}
yes
I
have
officially
started!
{no stopping me now}
I think my little trees are perfect for
Friday Pretties
{visit Joyce's sweet blog here for more pretties}
....all I can say is that life is starting to get pretty magical
xox
has anyone else started?
{I have linked up with tinsel & company today...deck the halls...visit here}

69 comments:

The Garden Bell said...

Wow.. You are just to far ahead of us. We are still working on getting through the Turkey Day Holidays here...But...I'm so ready for the Christmas Cheer. This is sure putting me in the mood this morning. I can't wait to see what you come up with in the next few weeks.

Ho-Ho-Ho,
Kate

Have a fun-filled weekend.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Koralee,
You are ahead of the game! Getting ready for Christmas already.
I am a huge fan of bottle brushe trees, and these creamy dreams are precious!
When you are done with your house, would you come over and help me with mine?
xo Yvonne

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I just received my Christmas cards in the mail - ordered them this year because I just know there isn't going to be enough time to make them like I usually do. Also bought 1 present but alas, no decorating as of yet. Your trees are very pretty.

BEAR's Mom said...

love bottle brush trees...
that color is so nice
I'll really be in the Christmas spirit
after the bazaar tomorrow...
75 Christmas cards to sell ~ wish me luck!!!
HUGS Sweet Friend ~victoria~

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wow Koralee .. way ahead of the game ... slow down a bit :-) I can just imagine your house all decked out .. very pretty too. ♥

Elizabeth said...

Hi Koralee,
Love those pretty trees! Been makin' Christmas pretties! Today one of my favorite little shops is having their Holiday open house. It's always so pretty, I might be joining you! :] But as of right now still got my white pumpkins out.
Have a wonderful,wonderful day!
Elizabeth

Monica said...

With sweet little trees like yours, how could you possibly not begin decorating. I haven't begun any decorating, but have started shopping for gifts. Have a wonderful day :)

Two Shades of Pink said...

Nope not yet but yours are absolutely gorgeous! So serene yet festive and beautiful. Koralee...you inspire sweet friend!

Bad Taste Toast said...

Oh these little trees are terrific! I haven't started yet, I think I'll wait another one or two weeks because my boyfriend might kill me if I start earlier haha :D

bellaboo said...

Am itching to get started on my decorations but it's way too early! Enjoying looking at all the beautiful displays in the shops though. :o)

Deb said...

I'm with you , Koralee. I have started with my kitchen Christmas tree and will show it off soon. My favorite Christmas ornaments are the trees so I have quite a few lovelies. Yours are beautiful. Now that my daughter's kitten has left I can seriously start decorating. The 'ol cats don't pay much attention. Have a festive day, Deb=^..^=x5

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Wish I could add a touch of Christmas joy to my home already, but in the Netherlands we are celebrating Sinterklaas at December 5th. Yes, yes the Christmas tree enters our home early morning December 6th ;) Your sweet petits are darn cute. I will think of you when looking at my fireplace this weekend. The fire will most probably be burning all weekend long, we have such stormy weather. I got the shuffle board out {think about turning it into a kind of tradition on Christmas day}.
Have fun fun fun at the barn, I know you will. Much love sweet friend xxxxx

Laura Marcella said...

So pretty!!! I love that Santa. I've been collecting Santas for the past ten years. My mom had been getting me a really nice one every year, but I had to tell her to stop because I have no more room to store them and display them in my little apartment. :( But once my husband and I get a house, I'll restart my Santa collection! Eventually I want to have two Christmas trees: one that has all my regular ornaments, and one for just Santa ornaments. :)

So far, I've displayed my Christmas books and DVDs. Every year I wrap my wall picture frames in gorgeous paper and ribbon to look like gifts, and I'm really tempted to do that this weekend! Christmas is only 6 weeks away afterall. That's not much time to enjoy the festive decorations! (Though I always leave my tree up far into January!)

Happy weekend, Koralee!

Teresa said...

LOVE your little magical cream trees!
We have some just like them...and they are MAGICAL!
Also loving those pink and white striped cookies up there!
LOVE everything about YOU...sweet YOU!
You make my HEART BEAM with JOY!
Happy Weekend my Sweet Koralee!
xo

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your cream colored decorations are wonderful. I haven't started decorating but I did buy a few vintage Christmas goodies yesterday.

-Danielle

Rose Garden Romantic said...

LOVE your Friday pretties!! I love white for Christmas! I have already decked the house! I can never wait very long! I love Christmas!!!
Michelle

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Not yet, just took the halloween decor down, LOL! But I would love to "hurry up", as I love love love christmas!
Your is just beautiful, I love that color scheme, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend, I am off to Seattle!

Rosa Blu said...

Those little trees are lovely! No Christmas decorations here yet, usually I start with decorating after the 5th of December, St. Nicholas Day. I'm already making plans... :)

Have a lovely weekend!

xoxo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Hello! How lovely your cream vignette is!!
Love those trees!

Warmly,
Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Martina said...

Dear Koralee, i'm really tempted, when i see this - but i haven't yet started. Will wait a little longer - 2 weeks? I have to savour some real november greyness before i get into christmas mood, but i love to think about it and do some planning!

heather yalin said...

haven't started! but these are so pretty!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH THIS IS GETTING EXCITING!!! Koralee dearest, this is very, very lovely and I hope that what I am sending you will add a touch of blue to the cream in a pleasant way! YEEEEEEE! LOVE IT! Bises, Anita

It's me said...

Lovely friday pretties !!! so nice that little trees....no no christmas at home...only in the shop right now........happy weekend darling.......love Ria.....

Jennifer said...

You're funny - my student aide wanted to decorate today and I said " Grace, please wait until after turkey day" she still took everything out of the closet! I left everything behind when I left but somehow I know I'll find treasures again...I love pales seafoams, cream, light blue and silver. Jennifer jennsthreegraces

Everlasting Blooms said...

Oh my Koralee! What gorgeous decorations you have...I do love vintage Christmas the best! We have not started in our house, but the shop is bursting with Christmas cheer :)

~ Happy Pretty Friday to you! It's always a joy stopping by your blog.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

...charming...i am listening to christmas music right now..i can never get enough...

so, since it's just my doggy Teddy and and my kittys...why not,and they seem to LOVE it too.

have a wonderful November weekend, my friend

sending love,
kary and teddy
xxx

A Room For Everyone said...

Once I tidy up the family room today, the tree is going up! I want my little girls to enjoy it for as long as possible.. Your decorations are gorgeous, particularly the little trees - what a beautiful colour. Rachaelxx

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You are the second person today that I see putting out Christmas decorations...I'm not ready! I have those sweet trees...can't wait to find mine!

Ms.Cupcake said...

LOVE that you are already Christmasy! YAY! Your photography never fails to leave me happy and breathless!

have a wonderful week,
xo
Becky!

hometown girl said...

just starting on gifts and things mostly. i did put my candles in all the window and my little lights on the porch while the weather is still nice :) have a wonderful weekend! susan

Rizzi said...

I DIDN'T START DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS YET, PROBABLY AFTER THANSGIVING. BUT, I'LL TELL YOU ONE THING WHILE YOU ARE ON THE COUCH WITH YOUR BLANKET AND A ROARING FIRE GOING SIPPING YOUR NICE CUP OF TEA, WE WILL ALL BE DECORATING. BRAVO TO YOU :)
RIZZI

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Love your little bottle brush trees Koralee! I haven't started decorating, but I've been making holiday things and gathering my decorating supplies. Have a nice weekend ♥

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

No Christmas here yet. It's birthday decor this weekend for my granddaughter then it will be Thanksgiving decor until the weekend after Thanksgiving. :) I love your pretties though.

Kristin said...

Ive been itching to start the holiday decorations already..haha and now its worse, I may have to put up the Christmas tree tonight..HAHAH

A Casa da VĂ¡ said...

Haven't thought about CHristmas decor until your beautiful post!

Claudia said...

Your decorations are very pretty! But no, I don't start until at least December 1st. Otherwise, I get tired of things too quickly.

xo
Claudia

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Have not started yet, but when I saw all your pretties out, made me want to start.
I adore your sweet trees, the wreath and Santa, love all those neutral colours.

Happy weekend, dear friend
Hugs
Carolyn

myletterstoemily said...

i would not have been able to resist either. i add more
creamy white and bits of gold every year.

BUT not until after thanksgiving. :)

Vintage Home said...

HI Koralee...I was in Fort Langley yesterday with Kelly & a friend of hers for lunch!..haha...I love your bottle brush trees..of all my decorations they are among my fav's!....as soon as I get this painting done...front hall....the decoratios go up!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I haven't started quite yet...but I'm itching too.

Marilyn said...

Trying to hold back until after Thanksgiving, but the music has started playing and the imagining has begun.

LuLu said...

Thank goodness you started.. it's finally given me permission to start!! I'm feeling so eagar this year to enjoy every second of it... why wait... it's all to pretty to wait anymore!
xo,
LuLu

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Pretty! Not yet.

started shopping yesterday have planned my colour theme for wrapping. Have not started my cards...


Eeeek! To much to think about xox

red ticking said...

come on down girlfriend the ticking will really kick you into gear! he he
cant wait to meet you!!! xx

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

I want to start decorationg so so bad! But my parents wont let me until after Thanksgiving. Which stinks. Ha. I'm actually listening to christmas music right now, I'm listening to "Santa Baby" haha

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Pinecone said...

I love your trees and I want them too. It is really hard not to start looking at all the xmas stuff. We have been listening to xmas music like crazy too!! But what I really need to be doing is planning everything for Thanksgiving since I have company coming from out of state....sigh!
Ashlyn

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Koralee,

I love your tiny trees.
I haven't started but it
I'm thinking, thinking,
thinking. :0)

Hope you are doing well
my sweet bluebird friend.

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love those sweet little trees :-) Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings,
Marcia

Andrea said...

Its never too early to start! I love it and I have pulled all mine out too!

Bela said...

Oh what nice beauties YOU got up there, Koralee dear!!! I love the colors you choose your Christmas to be! Creamy Christmas!!! Lovely!!!
I wish you show me all small details in x-mas decor!!! Kisses!!! Have a sweet and fun weekend!!! Bela.

Clara said...

You are very brave to have already started! Very nice colors you have chosen.

francis said...

I imagen you , in the middle of the night reading for hours all the comments hihi ....
It's another world for all of you oversea ...
Christmas is all over already .
Here in Holland today Sint Nicolaas arrives on his big steamship all the way from Spain ... with lots and lots and lots of presents for the children ... He will visit us in the night while everyone sleeps and put little sweet through the chimney riding on the rooftops on his white horse . He has lots of helpers Zwarte Pieten who carry the bags filled with the special sweets : Chocolate letters , chocolate toys , chocolate money , chocolate cigarettes , but also kruidnootjes and taaitaai ..... The children put their shoe by the fireplace with drawings and a list of wishes and a carrot for the horse and a bowl of fresh water for the horse .... In the morning they are awake very early to look if Sint Nicolaas was there . He cannot come often because he has to visit all the children and collect their drawings and wishing lists .
On the night of 5 december we celebrate Sint Nicolaas . Big bags and baskets full of presents will be delivered by the frontdoor .
Mostly the neighbours help to knock on the door ! We have the most wonderful wrappingpapers ! Wish you could see them .
So no christmas decoration for us untill december 6 ......
But you enjoy and we will follow you soon .

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I JUST HAD TO COME BACK FOR ONE MORE GANDER before you posted again this weekend! LOVE all the photos, but most of all, your friendship dearest. HAVE A LOVELY SATURDAY! Anita

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, your little cream trees
are gorgeous! Ahhhh thinking about christmas makes me smile and warm my heart! And yes i have started making chrsitmas gifts and looking into christmas decors! I have even started with christmas musics and movies...i know im a little crazy. Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Foxglove Spires said...

Koralee your trees are soooo gorgeous, it is wonderful to start decorating, feeling the magic of Christmas.

Have a beautiful Weekend my lovely friend. xxx

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty as Always!!!

I have had the urge to start, which I haven't felt that way in a couple of years, but I host Thanksgiving and I like to keep in the fall mode for that day. But, when my wonderful company pulls out of the driveway the Sunday after- Down to the basement I go to start hauling everything up. :)

Have a Magical weekend decorating,
Joyce

somepinkflowers said...

in my heart
there are always
little cream Christmas trees
with sparkles

but


not yet on my mantel


not

quite

yet

{{ but soon }}

:-)

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Have I started? Did I ever stop! Tee hee! Its the best time isn't it, planning little displays and discovering new treasures to add to the old cherished ones.
Go for it Koralee- can't wait to see more.....

Love to you

Sarah x

Mama Holli said...

Sending you some well deserved Link LOve today! Have a great weekend!
Makes me so happy to stop by and see your beautiful things!
Mama Holli

Bralliz said...

Oh that's sooo cute! Happy Saturday sweet Koralee, xoxoxo alice

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

...and you my sweet Koralee, YOU taught ME how to be a blogger...yes, you. I can literally sense the love and care that you take into your posts and it amazes me how QUICKLY comments come a flyin' into bluebird notes as soon as you do post! But it is the love that you sprinkle everywhere you visit dearest....I finished your little BLUE THINGS today...off to the post! IT IS SNOWING SO BEAUTIFULLY TODAY!

Keep cozy! Anita

Beach Vintage.com said...

Oh my I had better start.....I have nothing in my home yet!

Holiday Sparkle - Cyndi LaChance said...

Oh what a great time of the year....your little cream trees are adorable. Can't go wrong with a bottle brush tree!! And that Santa ....oh my.
I have collected Santas for years....my tree is nothing but Santas. And I can't stop searching for more vintage Santas. I have issues - LOL
He is a cutie. I would have taken him home :)

Pamela said...

I just love your joyful spirit. I've enjoyed my visit here.

kayce hughes said...

I love your sparkle! I have been working on making some things for our store window but have been holding off on home.

LBB said...

Oh, I love those cream trees! So soft & pretty! I try to hold off until the day after Thanksgiving...but you're getting me inspired to start!

Celestial Charms said...

Wow Koralee,
I've never seen these trees in a cream color. Fabulous!
Maureen

Gloria said...

So beautiful, Koralee!!! Love your Christmas decorating...:)A touch of sweet vintage!
Have a happy, fun time pulling out all of the Christmas decor this Season!
xoxo Gloria

Tami Michel said...

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Thanks, Tami @ Curb Alert!
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