Tuesday, November 2, 2010

{winter wonderland....}

magical
enchanting
{it's not too early to be thinking these thoughts?
...is it?}

....especially when my sweet friend has
decked her store from top to bottom
with pure
JOY


Saturday morning we visited
Roses and Rutabagas

*Pure Delight*

...now all I want to do is
DECK the HALLS

It is never too early to start
collecting
hoarding
stockpiling
accumulating...
is it?
...so when it is really time to
Deck those Halls....
I will be so ready!

Have you started yet?

xox

38 comments:

hometown girl said...

i really love the Fall so i try not to rush Christmas but i have been buying some vintage ornaments when i see them :) have a lovely week! kiddies have no school today we we are going to enjoy a "day off". take care, xo susan

Dawn said...

No! It is definitely not too early!
I would like to fly over and go to that shop with you:)
Beautiful...I think I would grab it all up and come straight home to deck everything out:)
Hugs to you today!!!

BEAR's Mom said...

love the blues and whites...
i'm up to my ears in cards...
getting into the spirit ~ love November but a little hoarding for December is a gOOd thing :D

HUGS ~victoria~

Claudia said...

It may be a bit too early for me - but I sure love seeing all the pretty decorations!

xo
Claudia

Foxglove Spires said...

Such beautiful colours Koralee, I dream of a winter Christmas..... I have started looking at all the delightful decorations with my little, soon we will start.
Your friends shop looks heavenly!

Have a beautiful day my friend. xxxx

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I shop for gifts throughout the year but never decorate until the day after our Thansgiving. This year however, I have so much going on that I was thinking perhaps we should get a jump on things - still deciding. That shop looks delightful.

Jacqueline said...

Oh yes Koralee.....I've started. Just a minute ago, the postman knocked with some presents that I have ordered. We tend not to decorate our houses too early and, I send my Christmas cards about mid December. People used to put their tree up on Christmas Eve, but now I put mine up about a week before Christmas Day.
Your friend's shop looks beautiful, all decorated for the wonderful season that is Christmas. Enjoy your preparations Koralee.....I know you will.
Oh, and I do hope that your daughter is enjoying England. XXXX

A Vintage Chic said...

I'm so ready, Koralee! Love those beautiful colors and images from your friend's gorgeous shop--wish I lived nearby, I'd be there in a heartbeat!

Just have to take down all my Halloween first...then I have to give the house "a breather"...then Christmas all through the house!

Ahhh...my favorite time of the year...

Hope your day is wonderful, dear friend!

Julie

the southern hostess said...

Beautiful! I can't wait for Christmas.

FrenchBlue said...

Dear One,
Oh No not too early at all~ It is never the wrong time to share the winterland magic! The twinkly sparkles are always glistening over here with you my love~
Big Hugs to a special week!
XO

Rizzi said...

HOW PRETTY KORALEE, THANKSGIVING WILL BE HERE AND GONE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT.
AS THE YEARS GO BY IT SEEMS THANKSGIVING IS PUSHED IN AND OUT VERY QUICKLY. WE USUALLY PUT ALL OUR CHRISMAS DECORATIONS UP OUTSIDE BY THANKSGIVING NIGHT. THEN WE TURN THEM ON AFTER THANKSGIVING. THEN THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS BEGINS.
TURQUOISE IS THE COLOR OF ALL MY LITTLE CHRISTMAS BALLS FOR MY LITTLE TREE. HAPPY DECORATING. RIZZI

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Have not started yet but I don't mind looking at these gorgeous Christmassy images. Cannot wait for the Holiday with M. Mead to enter my home. Let the pre-joy begin! I'm soooo with you on this.
Much love for today, my friend xxxxx

Carol said...

Feels like...."walkin' in a Winter Wonderland"....but, luckily..."Bluebird" is here to stay!!

Mandy Higgs said...

I'm ready for christmas!! I love the Post lovie:D We have snow here in Ontario already, so my winter wonderland has begun!!

Xo
Mandy

Vintage Home said...

...Oh Koralee it is so stunning at Roses & Rutabagas.....I spent a bit there!...so early but fast on our heels!......I am clearing out the clutter to make room for what matters!...CHRISTMAS!

pollydove said...

It really is a quick jump from the orange and black of Halloween (kay, I know, not so much for you and your cute house) to the colors of Christmas! And isn't it fun that the color wheel of red and green has expanded to these beautiful colors of pink and teal and white and silver ... LOVE that! What a fun shop.

I usually wait until the 1st of December to start, but I am thinking mid-November will work for me. The Christmas season is such a wonderful time of year that I don't think we can start that any "too" soon. xoxo

Julie Harward said...

I don't put Christmas up until the day after Thanksgiving...but I am thinking about it too! ;D

Laura Marcella said...

You friend's shop is magical! I love all different types of Christmas decorations, but I decorate my home traditionally: lots of red and green and Santas!

I'm so so ready! I love Christmas time!!! Since yesterday I've been listening to a Christmas song or two already, lol. I can't help it! I love Christmas music.

My friend and I are going to get together soon and watch Christmas movies all day! And I can't wait to start baking and buying presents. Christmas shopping and wrapping is always fun for me; the stressful part is having to wait so long to give them to my loved ones!

I'm looking forward to your future holiday posts, Koralee! I know they'll be lovely and festive!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Yikes! I never even got everything done for Halloween that I wanted to do. I need to work on Fall and Thanksgiving now. The days are just flying quicker than I can think. :/ Have a great rest of the week. :) Tammy

Ashley said...

I simply cannot wait for the upcoming Christmas decorating....I don't start until after Thanksgiving, but truthfully, I do not believe I can hold out that long :) xoxoxo

harmony and rosie said...

That shop looks amazing. I've made a few things already but have since gone off on a tangent!! xox

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH I JUST WENT THERE THIS MORNING and I had the best TIME!!!! Your presentation here dearest is just fabulous...those yummy blue gumdrops are magic in themselves, but ROSIE'S WORLD IS WHERE I WANT TO BE THIS CHRISTMAS, and my dream is to meet you in town, and go to her shop...wouldn't that be fabulous? Keep 'em coming in blue dear one....Anita

Gloria said...

All of my favorite colors in one beautiful store. No wonder why Rosie is smiling so much!! :) I am very eager to get out the deocrations for Christmas. Such fun!

Lovely...lovely store!

Have a sweet day, Koralee!
xoxo Gloria

Marilyn said...

Oh you temptress! I have been planning in my head what I will do this year, but trying to enjoy the golden colors of autumn right now. I do have the Dundee cakes in the freezer and soon I will bake gingerbread doves to tuck in there too.

Maria said...

Hi Koralee {and Rosie}
Oh I can just imagine everyone gathering at Rosie's meandering and browsing ... with our oooooo's and ahhhhh's as we admire all the pretties...
and, at the end of our shopping, with a cuppa tea in hand , we'll sit to lovely conversations of our dear families and holiday traditions ~

Wishing .·:*¨¨*:·.Wishing

*Thank you for sharing this visit with us!
.·:*¨¨*:·.Wishing we were all there too dear ♥
love,
Maria

Beach Vintage.com said...

I start in January so its never too early.

Rosie said...

Oh Koralee,
You are too kind! I love Christmas...and all the S*P*A*R*K*L*E it brings. We do decorate early...just can't help it! Now having said that I do wait until mid November to put up my "home tree".
Dearest thanks sooooo much for your VERY kind words...I think it is time to take a breath, and sneak away for a good cuppa...
.....smile on Rosie......

Mystica said...

So very beautiful. All the images are glorious.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Have not started yet, but it is not too far away now.
What a magical shop and thanks for helping us get into the spirit and showing the gorgeous photos.

Enjoy the rest of the week
Hugs
Carolyn

Apron Cottage said...

Beautiful colors...I love decorating for Christmas!

theUngourmet said...

Such a magical time of the year! I'm looking forward to decking my halls! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my dearest bluebird! Oh yes, I have Vancouver and its environs on my list of MUST SEE places, but it is the people that call my heart.....one day dear one, one day...and you explained an enigma to me...my little bugs were BUZZING HIGH ALL WEEK, and it's gotta be the sugar setting in! I am actually taking today off because WOOOOOOOOO! I am getting worn out here! But you should see how they are loving their language arts. Oh, teaching is marvelous! And I know that you have to be a phenomenal teacher. With the love in your heart, the CREATIVITY in your soul, your charges are extremely blessed to have you.

God bless you today and always mon amie! Anita

Susan said...

I have already purchased a few new Christmas decorations and have also enjoyed browsing without fighting the crowds! No, it's not too early...It's the perfect time to be thinking about the holidays! Your pics are stunning as always, Koralee! Love the sweet bluebird!
Blessings!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Koralee Sweetie...
It is never to early to shop for Christmas. I look year round, you never know what you may find that is just that perfect touch.

It's a good thing I don't live closer to this store, my wallet would already be empty. Love the decorations, and can't wait to see what you purchased and how you display it. Your talents are many sweet friend.

Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Becky said...

Goodmorning! I finally found this post.I lovee that shop,so adorable the things are.Lucky you!Im thinking of Christmas alot.Im hoping for snow alot too ha.I would say I usually start the decorating the day after Thanksgiving.I like taking it a bit slow it goes so fast.I put this and that up, and take the next day too to have fun decorating.Oh I cant wait.Loved this blog.

Kitty M said...

Beautiful shop Koralee - and do I spot a pretty little glitter blue bird! So cute. Our local BBC Radio station played it's first Christmas song on Monday evening when we were driving home from the airport - I was sooooo excited lol and singing and driving along :-) xxx

Clara said...

Simply beautiful. Love your blog and am now a follower!

Teresa said...

Sweet Koralee!
These little shoppes looks just like you!
Love all the whimsical wonders!
How dreamy to have a friend with a shoppe such as this.
I would LOVE to step into your home and DECK the HALLS with you!
And sip tea and nibble cookies too!
xoxoxoxo