Sunday, December 2, 2012

Mosaic Monday: In The Spirit






I was going to post some more photos from The Architect's Garden.  Truly I was.  And then, when I was looking through my archives, I came across these photos from my dining room last Christmas.  I am really not one of those organized, cheerful Martha Stewart types who puts all her Christmas decorations up on Thanksgiving weekend.  I'm more like one of those people who says, "Oh crap, I'd better get some decorations up before the season is over!"  But I thought maybe posting these pictures would help get me in the mood...  :)

So here you are.  I'm trying my best not to say "Bah, humbug."  Oh, and in case anyone is interested, the painted chest is from HomeGoods, the lamp is thrifted, and most of the cut glass belonged to my mother.  The milk glass and tole trays are all my fault.  Happy December.  ;)

Here are the instructions to join today's post:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post. The post may be about any subject you wish. The only stipulation is that it include a collage, or mosaic of photos.
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.net

And a quick reminder: if you would like to join Mosaic Monday but don't know quite where to start, there is a tutorial on mosaic-making on my sidebar. Just scroll down, and click on the small blue mosaic.

31 comments:

  1. Your beautifully decorated dining room certainly puts me in the spirit! Thanks for hosting :)

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  2. I think your dining room from last year is lovely. I promised myself that I would not be in a hurry to decorate this year and that's a good thing ... everything I pick up seems to have a memory attached!

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  3. I have only a couple of Christmas decorations up. A week before the big day I will be in a panic trying to decorate. Have a great week. Jen

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  4. Hi Mary, your decorations look beautiful. I do love your painted chest. I am right there with you, a little delay with the decorating. I guess there is just too much going on. Your photos are beautiful. Have a great week ahead.

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  5. Lots of glitz and sparkle at your home last year and the crystal reflects the lights beautifully.
    Judith

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  6. All the sparkling glass is very attractive. I'm taking the decorating slowly this year - a few things are up, the tree will wait until next week. Hope you get into the spirit of the season!

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  7. This definitely puts me in the spirit, Mary. Your tree is lovely and that chest is making my heart sing. I adore painted pieces. Thanks for hosting........Sarah

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  8. Your mantle is spectacular. Simply beautiful. Thank you for hostessing this great blog party.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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  9. Elegant and beautiful! Wishing you a grand week! Cathy

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  10. Well, it has been a rough several months your way. I prefer to think of it as putting up the decorations so I can enjoy the season. You certainly do have lovely things and it is a joy to see your beautiful dining room last Christmas. I want to thank you many times over for your use of silk flowers. Because of that, I am free to use them, too.

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  11. Mary, your dining room looks SO elegant; it just sparkles in these pictures! I really love your house and your decorating style.

    Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday every week.

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  12. Wonderful decorations from last Christmas Season Mary. So warm and welcoming. Thank you for hosting.
    Joy

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  13. Absolutely stunning. Your last year pics should definitely get you in the holiday cheer.

    Velva

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  14. Right there with you! I am having problems getting my act together this year. :/ Loved seeing pics from last year.I really like the beaded fruit in the glass bowl (compote).
    Did not get a mosaic ready for this week, but wanted to say - Thanks for hosting each week!

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  15. I have a pass on decorating this year, Mary, as all my decorations are already packed for our move. I'm trying to enjoy the holiday in other ways. Your dining room looked beautiful last year --I love your painted chest and all your cut glass and collectibles!

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  16. Very beautiful Mary. I'm sure it will inspire you. Thanks for hosting.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  17. these beautiful images will certainly help get us into the Christmas spirit - I love seeing Christmas images from the northern hemisphere while we bake here in our Australian summer heat! I always delay putting up my decorations until have my grandson's birthday on 7 December. It doesn't seem right somehow to start celebrating Christmas till after HIS big day!

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  18. Dear Mary,
    oh, it looks so dreamlike and gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful advent!
    Blessings, Siret

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  19. What an elegant Christmas setting!
    Thank you for hosting. I look forward to joining in the fun each week.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  20. Your dining room sideboard looks beautiful, so elegant & stylish.
    I always wait until the second weekend in December before starting to decorate but this year I am not in the mood at all,it'll be a wonder if I even get the tree decorated!
    Thanks once again for hosting MM.

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  21. I am SO glad you told us where that awesome painted chest came from - HG, no kidding? WOW - looks amazing and perfect with your holiday colour decor/ Love it - the perfect amount of claassy holiday bling.

    Thanks for hosting!!

    Have a super awesome Monday!!

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  22. Hi Mary!

    Your crystal, beaded fruit, and pearls are so beautiful! Very elegant and traditional. Love the soft warm colors you have used.

    Thanks for hosting this fun party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  23. I am the new kid on the mosaic :-) #49 I meant to name it Fireflies on Water and not Em Ci, oh well. Anyway, I love your Mosaic Monday idea, and will be spending time in going through the beautiful mosaics. Thank you!

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  24. Your richly coloured and glittering images are a treat for the eyes. We plan to decorate our tree in a couple of days, after we celebrate our twins belated birthdays.

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  25. Absolutely beautiful decorations! I wish my house looked like yours.

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  26. Very pretty decorations. Love the crystal and thanks for hosting!

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  27. Not sure if I've asked this in the past, but what program do you use to create your collages, Mary?...:)JP

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  28. Mary, just lovely....thank you for all the images this year!.....I am envious of your time.....smiles

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  29. Absolutely delicious photos here. Like Christmas candy - the sophisticated sort.

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