Monday, December 16, 2013


Last weekend was so cold and wet! The grey weather was perfect for staying inside and provided my last bit of inspiration I needed to finish up my Christmas decorating. I saved my favorite for last, decorating the little flocked tree I purchased last year to sit atop the dining room buffet. I wanted to add more silver and white this year and found it’s easy to do with all the owls and birds that seem to be in all the shops. I love looking for just the right size and color ornaments, and I seem to be bringing home a lot of feathers too. My son, daughter-in-law and grandson seem to know just what I like, finding the perfect ornaments with a French flair, perfect for my little tree. 

I love this purple peacock, makes for a pop of unexpected color.

Beneath the tree,  a fur lined sleigh for bringing home the tree.

Pulled by these handsome reindeer

 Of course we still have the big tree in the study you see every year and the traditional red velvet bow and fir wreath on the door, outside. But, I’ve made a few changes inside.  I have a forrest of trees (candles from my sweet sister) being held by a group of cute little elves nestled in flocked pine garland. For years I’ve always had my smoker collection here. It’s different but I like this too. Where will I put the smokers?
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  1. I must say your ornaments are lovely, but I think I'm biased...I have some of the same ones!

    You truly have some lovely decorations, and I took a quick look around and your family is precious! That Connor is going to break some hearts.

  2. Absolutely beautiful, Emily! I know what you mean about the white tree -- I have one, too and it's my favorite. Well, one of my favorites. They're like children!

    Merriest Christmas to you!

  3. Very dramatic! Love those owls. Here from You're Gonna Love It.
    A very blessed Cmas to you and yours!

  4. So beautiful!!! I love the all white theme and the little trinket box is my favorite. You've been busy!

  5. The tree is very pretty, and I particularly like the sleigh - so sweet!

  6. I love little bird ornaments and china figures to use in decorating, so I love what you did with your beautiful tree, Emily! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment :)

  7. Smokers collection? I'm totally unfamiliar with that. Looks like I'll be a-Googlin' here shortly! :-)

    This is a gorgeous tree! All of the decorations on it are just perfect!!! I have never had a flocked tree. This makes me want one in the worst way!!!!!!!! SO pretty!!! That purple peacock is a real WOW factor!!! I also love the fur-lined sleigh!!!! What a treat!!!

    I hope that you and yours enjoy a wonderful Christmas. Take care of yourself!

  8. Oh, Emily! I love the white tree!!! The ornaments are os sweet….your tree looks like a magazine!

  9. It's beginning to look a lot like PRETTY to me! Love it! xo Diana

  10. Emily, I can just imagine how beautiful this is in your home. The snowy owls, the French touches, and the elegant fur lined sleigh all lend a magical touch. I can see the twinkle in Connor's eyes. Happy Holidays, dear friend. ~ Sarah

  11. Your ornaments are absolutely stunning....Love them!

  12. Hi Emily! LOVE the flocked tree! We bought a flocked tree too (in my previous post) and I really like it. It's nice not to have to worry about watering:) Your ornaments are so pretty and it sounds like you are beginning to settle in .. and enjoy your traditions and time with family. The French touch is perfect and one I too try to create. Enjoy this special time! xxleslie

  13. I don't seem to be receiving posts via email anymore so I'm adding you to my blog roll :)

  14. This looks so beautiful, Emily. I love your ornaments and the almost all white theme. I also enjoyed the Christmas song playing with this post --I never heard it before.

  15. Love love the white tree and your owl collection! Beautiful photos and put me in the mood for Christmas1

  16. It looks lovely. I love all the white you used as well as the touches of gold and glitter for a little glam!

  17. I love your tree and your ornaments, Emily, so pretty and so Fenchy! Merry Christmas!...Christine

  18. All your ornaments are so pretty. Love those glittered deer too!

  19. I can see why that tree is your favorite thing to decorate. It's GORGEOUS!!
    Love the snowy birds and the elegant sleigh and reindeer. Stunning! Wishing your and your family a wonderful Christmas.
    xo Babs

  20. Absolutely gorgeous! Every single ornament is truly beautiful and, I'm sure, a delight for you.

    Hope your holiday season is filled with love and laughter.
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  21. Feliz Natal!!! Que a manjedoura do seu coração esteja pronta para receber o Menino Jesus que irá nascer!!!
    Um ano novo repleto das bençãos de Deus!!!
    Doce abraço, Marie!

  22. All so pretty and festive. I love the key.

  23. Emily, this is so pretty! Love all of your holiday decor! We just got ours up! I snapped a quick pic of the mantel and got a post up in record time. Stop by, if you get the time! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

  24. Wintry magic. I love every detail, Emily.
    I've brought out my decorations so slowly this year. We were supposed to have moved into our permanent home by now, but it looks like transitional house season is extending.
    I have a couple of table top trees and our floor tree. I have always preferred a table top, and this year I kept it very simple with burlap and starfish for our coastal decorated Florida home.
    Enjoy all the little details that make the season so delicious, my friend.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones.

  25. Absolutely gorgeous, Emily - I'd love a tabletop flocked tree - decorated just as you did! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,




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