Tis the Season

I've been a little silent on the festive season front this December, but I promise you I'm not a Scrooge! I've been starring away lovely slices of Christmas cheer the whole time, but sans internet and immune system, I haven't been able to share them all with you. So I'm going to begin now, a little late, but with conviction!

How amazing are these baubles by Brooklyn-based Land-Rich? I found these little guys on Daydream Lily and I can't stop marvelling at them. I'm making a mental note to attempt to DIY something like this next Christmas....(yes, one of my new year's resolutions is to improve my memory - ha!)

Loving the reclaimed look in this image from Tine K via The Style Files. As much as I love my baubles and my little plastic Christmas tree, I do quite like decorations that can be used all year round too! I'd happily have this setting in my home.

I love this whole setting via erin.ever.after & Lovely Little Things. It's a little bit rustic, a little bit glamourous, and a whole lot of pretty! The oversized frame is the perfect final detail...I'm adding this to my 2010 To Purchase list (which is growing exponentially by the day!)

This beautiful image by Chris Everard (via Bits of Beauty) is just all-out, delightfully impractical decadence. It's clearly an exercise in styling and photography as opposed to interiors, but just to be clear, don't try this at home!

And now the inevitable onslaught of white goodness begins! I'm swooning over this image from the society inc. - my new obsession thanks to {this is glamorous} (the store is just around the corner from me...hello impending debt!) One day I'm going to live in a house with a turret, timber floorboards, and a fireplace. And that fireplace is going to look like this.

Or I might alternate my mantlepiece to look a little like this image by Sarah Hogan via Delight by Design. I love the idea of recycling paperbacks into simple but stunning decorations. It's the perfect way to finally put my copy of He's Just Not That Into You to good use! Wait, should I even admit that I own that book? Okay, forget that last bit. This never happened.

Meanwhile, the textures in this wrapping from Grey Likes Weddings is just to die for. I want to touch it. I want to hold it. I want to hug it. Much like I want to hug Grey Likes Weddings. I know it's a little strange to want a hold an intangible piece of the interwebs, but I do. Even if you're not a closet wedding obsessee like yours truly, you should go over and check it out, but be prepared to stay a while!

Last but not least, white on white (on cream on white) via Country Living & Verdigris Vie. I love how bright and fresh these images are, but I ponder how clumsy I am and how I could never keep so many light surfaces clean...and then I look at my brand new white couch cover sitting next to me, still in the plastic, and wonder what the jeepers I was thinking.

So people, you're coming on a journey with me. The journey of a red wine drinker with a white couch. Buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride!


Unknown said...

Absolutely breathtaking pictures! I adore them!
Great blog!

Anonymous said...

LOVE! All so pretty!

{this is glamorous} said...

such a lovely post! isn't the society inc. amazing?

happy holidays to you!

Julia said...

oh gosh i swooned for that picture with all those ornaments scattered all over the stairs...wouldn't that be just lovely.

Daydream Lily said...

arent those nature ornaments gorgeous??!! I want to try making some too. Australian versons, Ill put some eucalyptus, heheh!

is one of your new years resolutions really to improve your memory? cause thats kind of one of mine too, haha. i was thinking id take up sudoku or learn a language

cat said...

wonderful pics and pure inspiration! xx cat
CiTiEs of B

ChYmEc!nDy** said...

love all those pictures.


Anonymous said...

Wow, Beautifully made up houses make me feel like pulling everything out of my home and re-doing it. I love those gorgeous transparent christmas ball ornaments! Very chiiic.

Merrrry Christmas my fellow beautifulhome-prettythings-cakeloving friend!