Saturday, December 4, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Christmas in the Kitchen



I'd like to tell you that I got the kitchen decorated for Christmas, but unfortunately these pictures are from last year. The red transferware dishes are reproduction Spode, collected from TJMaxx and HomeGoods and Marshall's. The little house is a cookie jar that my in-laws gave me as a gift a few years ago, filled with delicious cookies. The bird prints, in their rustic wood frames, were a rummage sale find.

I went on a holiday house tour on Sunday. Unfortunately they did not allow cameras, so I could not take pictures for you. But I have to say that I got a lot of inspiration, and I'm feeling bit more in the mood to decorate my own house. :)


Now let's have some mosaic fun! Here are the instructions:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline.

32 comments:

  1. Your vignette and mosaic are wonderful, Mary!

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  2. So very lovely Mary! Fantastic mosaics.

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  3. Wonderful mosaic, Mary! I love the bird print and the cute cookie jar.

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  4. I wasn't blogging last Christmas, so your vignette was brand new to me! It's lovely.

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  5. Love your red transfer ware! Beautiful mosaic even if it's from last years photos. I've just started decorating...

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  6. Love you cookie jar Mary. House tours are a great way to get inspiration. Take care:)

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  7. Love this, Mary. It seems a lot of us are using last years photos...where did the time go so fast that it's now only less than 3 weeks until Christmas...??

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  8. So lovely, Mary. The little house perfectly complements its setting. Simply elegant...

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  9. Really lovely plates, but I particularly like the prints of the birds...very nice! Cathy

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  10. Your house was very beautifully decorated last year. :))

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  11. They're beautiful pictures! I'm sure this years will be even more lovely, and I look forward to seeing them!

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  12. Very pretty, Mary. Soft reds and greens.

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  13. What I would give to have a collection of red transferware. Your pieces are lovely, Mary. And what a sweet gift of a cookie jar, too. I need to start baking as soon as I finish decorating. Oh my- I better get hurrying! Thanks for hosting the party, once again.
    ~ Sue

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  14. Your holiday dishes are delightful, Mary. Beautiful mosaic!
    I enjoy shopping all three stores as well, I can always find something.

    Pam

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  15. What a great gift idea, a fancy cookie jar full of cookies! :)

    Mary

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  16. When you kitchen is decorated I know it will be fantastic! You are a wonderful inspiration and I do love red ;)

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  17. I don't have my house decorated yet either. Just now finishing all the handmade gifts for the children and grands. I love your dishes. You have the most beautiful things in your china cabinets.
    QMM

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  18. I'm afraid decorating the house for Christmas during out hot, humid, horrid summertime is not something I relish. I'm still putting it off until absolutely necessary.

    I did enjoy your mosaic though ... particularly loved those bird prints in wooden frames!

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  19. Just Lovely Mary. I missed this week. I hope to begin again next week. Again Lovely

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  20. Mary it isn't enough that we decorate for Christmas, but we have to take photos too... I think using last years photos is just fine. I especially love the bird prints, so reminds me of winter!

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  21. I just flat love the way you put things together. What a beautiful collage.
    thanks for what you do for us.
    glenda

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  22. I always spend so much time in the kitchen that it's usually my favorite spot to decorate during the holidays.

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  23. Oh, that's lovely. The writing makes it feel like an invitation to your home...and I would LOVE to visit your house at Christmas! :)

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  24. I love the little house cookie jar and could find a perfect spot for it in with my village collection. Have a lovely day.

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  25. thankyou again for the opportunity to contribute to Mosaic Monday. Have a wonderful Christmas in the company of those you love. My grandson has just had his birthday, so it is time for me to think about Christmas now!

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  26. What a pretty collection. I need to visit a Christmas House or something - so far Christmas is all in my head!

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  27. Mary, the mosaic is wonderful - so colorful. Joining you today for Mosaic Monday. :)

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  28. What a pretty, dreamy, lovely combination of wonderful reds and tans -- and I don't care at all if it's from last year.
    In fact, if I were you, I'd blow up those pictures to poster size and just stand them up in your kitchen and let that work for 2010.

    It's SO cold today, and I have so many errands. Brrr....
    Cass

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  29. Love your transferware. I saw some this weekend at an antique shop, but tis the season to buy for others... La

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  30. What a warm seasonal kitchen! Lovely wood-framed bird prints and your mosaics are so sweet. Thanks for hosting, Mary.

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  31. Mary, I love your red transferware... I know I've told you this before. Your home is so beautifully put together. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. So beautiful Mary! I've always loved your red & white transferware. xo

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