Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

“Better late than never” I say.  I just had a sweet blogging friend tell me that is the reason we blog is to post whenever we want or can.  So I am here to share a little Christmas with you.


My focus this year was to have a little French Christmas.


I used crowns to top all of the trees.


Every year I try to find something different to set my large white tree in and this year I use an old spindly chair and gather lovely decor around it.


The tree’s decor was neutrals, pink and bits of black.

img_1992 I just love trees especially feather trees. They are very expensive and was  not in ,y budget this year so I make my own out of wire and white tinsel.


On my large antique coffee table I added bridle crowns antique candle holders, beads bibles to bring out some sparkle.



My sweet deer collection roams on top of an antique suitcase and a wooden trunk.


A wonder to behold.


Candles adorn the mantle this year with white faux boughs and pink ribbon along with a pink tulle wreath that I made this year.


On top of my steamer trunk I made a vignette of neutrals and blues. I experimented this year with using one basic color to a vignette. It gives a nice calm feeling to the display.


I gave most of my Madonna’s a facelift with paint. I am loving them.


I have always viewed the Christmas holidays as a very sacred time so I tend to decorate the way that I feel.


This nativity set has been part of my family from the very beginning it brings to mind many Christmases past.img_2048

These vignettes are on my bookcase. Using neutrals it gives a very soft feeling.


I took a wooden frame and added hooks on it to display some of my antique ornaments. Some are from the 1920’s they hung on my father’s tree when he was a child.


Switching my pillow covers out to pink and white adds a lot of softness to the room. The book Kringle is the novel that I am reading to my grands this Christmas season.




I decked my primitive cupboard out in blues and neutrals this year. I also took my stash of dried roses and glued them all onto a foam wreath.


My bedroom is wrapped in blue.



The dressforms get a brand new look for Christmas.


I used blues and red in my kitchen this year and I liked it so well that I think I will be adding some reds here this year.

*Sorry for the dark pictures the fluorescent light in the kitchen blew as I was shooting these pictures. *


I hope that you all had a very wonderful holiday season. Now that I have my computer problems fixed and am feeling a little better I will be doing more projects to share.

Hugs, Jo


I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!


Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

The art of Homemaking Mondays @ Strangers and Pilgrims


Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques


Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure

Moonlight and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss

Waste Not Wednesday @ Gratefully Vintage


Thoughts of Home Thursday @ Poofing the Pillows

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Vintage Charm @ Blue Willow House .com


Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai

Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme

Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage


Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk

Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear

Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Share it One More Time @ Shabby Fufufu

26 thoughts on “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  1. OHMYGOSH I don’t know what to mention first that I love. You can’t say you don’t have an sparkle that is for sure. I love the pink tulle wreath first and I wanted one last year when you was making them to sell., I just didn’t have the funds, you know what I mean.
    Love you special feather tree and the crowns on your trees. The dried rose wreath is a project in my studio also.
    I love your large Mary statue and the short and tall one in the wood boxes. I am sorry I didn’t purchase one when I was in Medjugorje, I was afraid it would have gotten broken in my luggage.
    Your house is really decked out as I would say.
    Thanks for sharing with us. It is better late than never.

    You definitely have the knack for decorating

    Happy New Year


    • Janice you are such a sweetheart. Thank you for your complements. I really have fun with decor and at Christmas time why not pull out all of the stops. Send me your address and I will make you a pink wreath. (No Charge) I would love to. xx Jo


  2. I was just thinking about you today and hoping all was well with you! I took down my Christmas décor and replaced it all with Valentine’s Day décor just today and was hoping you would blog once again as I need your inspiration! So glad to see your Christmas décor, and I will be going back to see it all again, but quickly wanted to say Happy New Year and hope we all have a wonderful 2017! Love the Madonnas and the “feather” tree–how wonderful!
    Spring is around the corner and looking forward to the rebirth of everything while everything now is getting a bit more rest to re-regenerate and re-sprout soon!


  3. I know that you live in a small space, but these photos make it look like the biggest mansion out there. So many little details, all lovingly placed to the best advantage. Magazine-worthy for sure!


  4. Oh, my goodness, Jo! It must have taken hours of decorating to put all this together. Absolutely beautiful, and so much to look at. Like a Christmas fairyland. Truly amazing. xo


    • Hi Nancy, It is so nice to be in touch with you again. Sometimes life just gets in the way. It takes me about a week to decorate for Christmas. This year a little longer because of my knee surgery. But, I really enjoy it. Have a wonderful week. xx Jo


  5. Oh my, it’s all just gorgeous Jo! I am still in awe that you made that feather tree. I have wanted one, but never crossed my mind to try and make one. Your tree is gorgeous and I love your newly painted Madonnas. You have such a talent Jo! I have that same Nativity. My very first one. It’s from Home Interior. Do you remember those parties? Thanks for sharing with SYC.


    • Hi Jan, thank you for your sweet comment. I got my nativity at Morgan Jewelers in 1976. Wow, good thing you know my age or I would be letting out my secret. lol It sure has stayed nice for all of these years. Have a lovely weekend.
      xx Jo


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