Friday, December 17, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like...




So, the mantel is done (in the traditional manner) and the trees (all three) are up but not completely decorated yet. I'm not done shopping, and everywhere you walk, you trip over a plastic Christmas bin. My cards are printed but not mailed, and I'm in the middle of that pre-Christmas fog that descends every year...

But on the other hand, the house is snug and warm, there is Christmas music playing and I'm still dreaming of a white Christmas. :)

How are things at your house?

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos!!!
    Have a nice weekend.

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  2. I just wanted to take this time to tell you again how much I enjoy your blog and those gorgeous photographs. You truly have a talent! Peggy from PA

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  3. Cozy and Lovely Mary! Featuring bits and pieces of holiday decor on my blog. Stop over for a visit sometime.
    http://studio48tango.blogspot.com/

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  4. Mary! So beautiful....smiles.

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  5. You gave me a good laugh, my home is in the same state, one of the two trees is up and undecorated, there are bins all over the place, getting a batch ready for Salvation Army and we're having 5 guests for Christmas dinner . . . somehow it will get done! I've nixed the Christmas cards - I think!

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  6. We have 7 inches of snow here on J.D.'s Mountain. As weather history repeats itself here year after year, our snow will be on the ground for weeks to come. I would say that our White Christmas is insured. I hope you get yours too just to top off the decorating that you did. BTW... Beautiful.

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  7. You make me chuckle. Prechristmas fog - yes, that's what we're suffering from. I'm close to being done shopping. I have to go through it all this weekend to see what I forgot. I think I'm going to start decorating Nov. 1 next year, so I can enjoy it all. I feel like we get it up and then it's time to take it down.

    - the Tablecscaper

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  8. Totally the same. So much to do and so little time. I really need to get going today. lol Hope you have a Blessed day. Hugs, Marty

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  9. About the same except for the "cozy" part. Your home is far more cozy and I'd love to help you haul the bins back to their storage spot. Three trees? That's daunting!

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  10. About the same as at your house except the tree is decorated! We'll make it, my friend. We will. . .we will. . .we will. . .
    ~Adrienne~

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  11. Mary this is so beautiful . I tried to get my whole tree and ran out of time and got tired.
    Lovely .

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  12. Your tree looks wonderful and I can tell the house is so warm and welcoming. I think if the weather continues that we have now we will certainly have a white Christmas here!!Have a good weekend.

    See you Monday?

    Jackie in Surrey, UK

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  13. I am so glad that I am not alone. That Christmas fog has surrounded me too! Carla

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  14. By the looks of the tree in your pictures, you are off to a good start. I am sure everything will come together for you.
    Gwenny

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  15. At our home, we have no tree so I will live vicariously through yours and the trees of others. I miss it so much but we're leaving the day after Christmas on a trip and my husband will not have an artificial tree in the house. Silly man. I think he has no idea how broken my heart is. Over a tree.

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  16. Beautiful photos Mary..
    Our decor is done (At least all that is to be done this year!), shopping too. The cards went out last week. No baking yet but Grace and I will work on that this coming week as she is out of school.
    I don;t know about a Christmas fog...gee whiz. I stay in a perpetual fog!

    I know it will all come together soon..you are so talented!!

    Love,
    Sue

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  17. Your place looks lovely! Around here I am following my calendar (I make one up with tasks to do)and checking off items that are done and ignoring the ones I haven't done.....LOL I love this last week the most, I just absorb! Kit

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  18. looking good, all warm and cosy and just about there. I was shopping this morning in -5. I can't beleive the snow we are having in the UK right now. We had quite alot of snow a couple of weeks ago, but today just freezing cold and hard frost. Scotland and the south have been quite hard hit this time around and most of the airports are closed.
    Happy weekend

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  19. Lovely photos! I feel inspired!

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  20. Wow :)
    bellissimo questo albero, e bellissimo l'arredo della tua casa !
    Buona giornata.
    Myriam :))

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  21. I cannot even imagine putting up three trees...It takes me all month to get my one simple one up...yup my Christmas/Birthday/Newyear's fog will stretch until Jan 2:)

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  22. Beautiful photos, Mary!
    I think at this point, I am probably done. Oh, except for the final grocery store run...

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  23. Lovely photos Mary. I'm all ready now. Going to sit down with a glass of wine and have a rest before the mayhem begins!
    Merry Christmas.
    Sue

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