Monday, November 28, 2011

CHOIRS OF ANGELS















 Christmas choirs singing beautiful carols is a joyful way to celebrate and enjoy the season. I love angels and cherubs so while traveling throughout Italy I purchased several pieces of Fontanini. I have a small Nativity and several choir angels and cherubs.
I started doing my Christmas decorating over the long Thanksgiving weekend between visiting family. Jim loves decorating the house as much as I do so he is in charge of decorating the tree while I do smaller projects. He finished the tree and I've decorated several rooms and The French Hutch.
I designed a vignette on the sideboard in the dining room using Fontanini. 
So take a peek at my choirs, Christmas tree and French Hutch. 




















Hope you enjoyed a peek at my decorations. Have you started your Christmas decorating? I hope you'll visit again when I have my Christmas Open House.


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79 comments:

  1. I love your Fontanini choir of angels. The facial expressions are wonderful. I love that you collected these on your trip, this makes them so meaningful and personal.

    My best
    Helen xx

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  2. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely post.Joann

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  3. Your post is adorable and elegant. Just puts me right in the mood for the season. I would love for you to link this wonderful post to our blog party.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  4. Your angels are wonderful, a nice keepsake from your trip. Laura … Will be your newest follower.

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  5. Oh no --- I'm so behind --- love your pretty angel choir.

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  6. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Christmas tree is Gorgeous with all your hidden treasures on it sweet lady. I also love your Angels the way you put them all together on your table. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your lovely family. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Christmas Tablescape.
    XXOO Diane

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  7. What a darling choir of angels! You've set up a beautiful vignette!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. Adorable choir of angels1 Your vignette is gorgeous and so elegant and so it's the tree. I love the classic colors of Christmas. Lovely. I'm also at What's it Wedenesday, new linky party.
    FABBY

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  9. Love your Christmas decorations. It's great that you got an early start, that way you can enjoy them for a long time. This is my favorite time of year! Thanks for putting me in the holiday mood!

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  10. Emily, the most I've done is plant my amaryllis bulbs this afternoon. You are way ahead of me. It all looks lovely, and I'm eager to join your Open House. ~ sarah

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  13. Emily, your decorations are just beautiful, and so you! xo

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  14. Your cherubs and angels are beautiful but I love the tree reflecting in the window. Great picture.

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  15. I love your header, Emily :D Your decorations are so elegant. I love the sneak peek, especially the choir of angels! *lovely*

    I am starting to decorate today (our dining room). I will do a little everyday through Sunday because I have a busy week.

    xoxoxoxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  16. Love your vignette and the topiary. Your tree is beautiful. Pat

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  17. Hello... I am partying with Patti and Paula at Ivy and Elephants too and popped over from there... your choir of angels is just exquisite... and your blog is so lovely... xoxo Jule Marie

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  18. My name is really Julie Marie, not Jule Marie... I type really fast... guess I need to slow down and proofread!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  19. Beautiful! And I love how the tree reflection is caught in the window.

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  20. Truly beautiful decorations. That is so nice all the family enjoys decorating together.

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  21. Your Italian angels are ornate and so pretty. Merry Christmas ♥ Olive

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  22. Your decorations are so classy and elegant! Love those angels!
    Happy REDnesday,
    Carol

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  23. German nutcrackers, Fontanini angels and blown glass ornaments...Christmas perfect! Can't wait to see the rest of your house.

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  24. Your angel choir is just heavenly and the tree is drop dead gorgeous.
    Following the Bavarian tradition which I began almost 30 years ago,December 6th (Nickolaus)is when I traditionally begin decorating.

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  25. Looks beautiful! I love your choir of Angels too. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  26. I love the old world feel of your ornaments and angels Emily. I would love to see a full picture of your tree. We are not nearly as ready as you are.

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  27. Your home must be one of the loveliest with all these pretty things. Very nicely done.

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  28. My house is decorated!! woo hoo now to enjoy. I loved seeing all your pretties. Your choir of angels are so pretty.. and the wooden village is a real charmer! Love love the tree. you have a wonderful style. thanks for sharing.. xo marlis

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  29. What a beautiful blog post!! Puts me in the mood to decorate.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  30. Everything is gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

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  31. Emily, your Christmas decor is beautiful! I love all the pretty vignettes. And your tree captured in the window is magical! Just beautiful!

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  32. Thanks for popping over to visit me and comment on my christmas ladder. Love your tree. Your hubs did a great job. If my hubs did it the ornaments would all be humbled together in one spot! Following you too.
    Kelly

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  33. Cherubs are so cute, no matter where you find them, even in a French hutch.

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  34. Just heavenly! Your decorations are beautiful.

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  35. Your cherubs are to die for...soooo cute...what a great collection...so frenchy...love them

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  36. Emily~ Your tree is BEAUTIFUL~ doubly so with the lights reflected in your window!! My SIL has a wonderful Fontanini nativity set she received when she got married that I've always admired. Your choir of angels is special & wonderful!

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  37. Beautiful post. I'm in the mood for Christmas. I like the way the ornaments on the tree match the colors you decorate with. You have put so much thought into all of this - even your angels look like they belong - you inspire me, thanks for the kick I needed.

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  38. Your holiday decor is beautiful and so festive. The choir of angels are wonderful!

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  39. What elegant angels! I'm sure their music is heavenly!

    A DAY WITHOUT SCARLET

    A day without scarlet, they say,
    Can color the soul ashen-grey;
    For if there’s no red,
    The soul feels half-dead,
    And has no incentive to play.


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Red blossoms here, red buds here

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  40. Hello...

    My...ohhhh my! Your home is looking so beautiful all dressed up for Christmas, my friend! I love your choir angels...FABULOUS!!!

    Warmest Christmas Wishes,
    Chari

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  41. What a beautiful blog!!!! I've just returned from my FIRST (But hopefully not my last) trip to France! I've added myself as your newest follower! Merry CHRISTmas!

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  42. Yowza!!! I LOVE your new header!!! The color really jumped out at me and got my attention!!! You have done a lot of fabulous decorating for the Christmas season...especially that tree! I'm still trying to get motivated. I'm going to put my mind to it this weekend. I hope things are beautiful in your world! Have a great weekend!!!

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  43. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Everything looks so festive and and the color is spectacular! Thanks for sharing!!

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  44. The Fontanini are such great collectibles! They are so nicely made. Your decorations are lovely...way ahead of mine!
    Cheers!
    R

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  45. Beautiful Christmas decorations...I especially like the ivy topiary. Thank you for sharing, Emily.

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  46. Hi! Stopping back by to say thank you for your sweet thoughts and prayers, and thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

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  47. All I can say is WOW!!! The first photo...the crystal violin....
    OK...I play the violin and my breath was absolutly taken away when I saw that!!! GORGEOUS! Oh how pretty...and the Fontanini pieces are soooooo sweet! What an amazing job you've done creating a beautiful home!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us for Pearls and Lace Thursday! I'm so excited to have you!
    Blessings, Doni

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  48. Hi Emily, Your Christmas decorations are beautiful and I love the new header! I have similar cherubs that I purchased in Italy a number of years ago. Mine are also playing instruments but they are sitting down. Thank you for sharing your pretty decor at the Open House Party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  49. Sooo pretty Emily! I love those Fontanini angels! You're also very lucky to have a hubby who loves to decorate. Mine hates it and would rather watch grass grow so I'm on my own.....Needless to say I haven't even started yet *sighs* Vanna

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  50. Oh how beautiful! I love depose angels!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

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  51. Oh, Emily!! This is gorgeous! I love your angels and your tree! So magnificent, it is just a gorgeous tree. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  52. Love the Fontanini putti. Cherubs are a favorite of mine, too.

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  53. Oh this is so completely DREAMY!!! I hope that you are having a beautiful holiday season. XO Cindy

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  54. P.S. And I love your header too!!!

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  55. OOO, Emily...this is so so beautiful. You have some beautiful Christmas decorations. Your tree and the reflection is so lovely.
    It is sure looking a lot like Christmas around your pretty home.:))

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  56. How cute, I love the choir of angels. Just adorable. The Santas are cute too. Beautiful decorations and ornaments. Lovely photos, have a great week!

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  57. Fantastic collection of angles. Hope you have a wonderful week and take care:)

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  58. What a Big, blue nutcracker!

    Happy Blue Monday to you, Emily!

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  59. Emily, I think your angel choir is beautiful and really sweet. Your tree and ornaments are stunning. Thanks very much for the generous comment you left about my gingerbread tree. It was fun to do. I'm glad you like it.----Shannon

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  60. Beautiful christmas decor! I love the sweet angels ;)

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  61. Beautiful blues.

    Come see the Blue at my page when you get a chance. Thank you!

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  62. Thanks for the visit!
    We do Traveling Tuesdays every week at the WhistleStop cafe... Y'all come on by and join the linky party.

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  63. wow! how cool...really love those choir angels...so cute!

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  64. Lovely..Love those sweet angels..

    Visiting for BM! Hope you can visit mine too..

    http://www.heavenly-dreams.com/toy-story-toddler-bed/

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  65. I really enjoyed that little peek at your decorations. I love your colours - so festive!

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  66. Your choir angels are so sweet, and the Christmas tree is beautiful. Your decorations are delightful! I hope you have many special moments this holiday season.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  67. Oh my dear new friend, I am so glad you stopped by my blog, My Old Historic House, thanks so much for being one of my followers and I am your newest as well. I love all the wonderful things I see in your hutch. I am looking forward to seeing more of your blog soon. Your friend and Sissy Dog Kisses, Richard

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  68. I love your Christmas decorations, Emily. Everything is so beautiful, your tree, the angels....everything!..Christine

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  69. Hi Emily!
    So thrilled that you got to come by and share your angelic collection! I had not heard of these but they are so sweet.
    Love their little faces.
    You tree looks amazing and your collections of holiday pieces seem to represent so many European styles and traditions. You must be quite the traveler!

    Happy New Year sweet friend. Thanks so much for linking up.
    xoxox
    Alison

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  70. Hi Emily, fun to see this again. Glad you linked it to Alison's party. Will take all the decorations down tomorrow. One more family dinner here tonight. ;-) ~ Sarah

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  71. Hi Emily! It was fun to see your beautiful Christmas decorations/collections. I saw this post over at Alison's "PoloHouse".

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