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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A START ON CHRISTMAS

I'm finally getting a slow start on the Christmas decorating.  I couldn't decide which direction to go; so by default, I'm continuing last year's theme:  Tradition, Plaid, Nature, and some Vintage Farmstyle thrown in!
 I doubt my amaryllis blooms will last until Christmas, but they are so pretty with the pine cones and feathers.

 The red bucket is one of several wooden buckets I've accumulated over the years.  It usually holds my clothespins for transport to the clothesline.  The candle holder is a disc spacer from the farm equipment salvage yard.

I'm joining the following parties - please, check them out for a lot of inspiration for your Christmas decorating.
The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday
No Minimalist Here for Thursday Open House
Delightful Order for Delightfully Inspiring Thursday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday Treasures
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday
Knick of Time Interiors for Knick of Time Tuesday
Vintage on a Dime for Welcome Home Wednesday
Primp for Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
Old Time Farmhouse for Farmstyle Christmas Decor on Mon. 12/3
Fishtail Cottage for Natural Christmas Decor on Tues. 12/11
Have a Daily Cup for Vintage Christmas Decor on Thurs. 12/13
Southern Hospitality for Christmas Vignettes on Tues. 12/11
Savvy Southern Style for Christmas Vignettes on Sun. 12/2


16 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh how pretty! Love your bloom and is it lovely with the pine cones and feathers.
Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Marilyn said...

You are way ahead of me! Several years ago my word of the year was "SIMPLIFY", so that is what I've done. Next year I'll have more time to decorate as I won't be in school. I've decided to try retirement!!♥♫

NanaDiana said...

Yes-the flower will probably be gone by Christmas but it is beautiful now. I really love that old red wood bucket- xo Diana

Stephanie said...

At least you have started decorating :) I am thinking I will pull my Christmas decorations out this weekend. Your bloom is so lovely and I really like the pinecones - it's the perfect touch. Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Holly said...

I think your decorations are wonderful- love the bucket! Can you believe our weather? Blessings!

Sue said...

Hi Sally....love the combo of the pine cones and the feathers....did you see that I lost my only real antique...the beloved Moose....boy did he take a header from half way up the wall...he will no longer be left in our will for the girls...I'm sure daughter is devastated :)

Sue said...

Sally, your red bucket is just amazing! I only have fake amaryllis- I tend to kill the real stuff! I'm late getting started on my own decorating. I'm uninspired- that or just lazy.....LOL :-) Sue

Old Time Cindy said...

Okay...you had me at red bucket and the disc spacer for a candle holder! Thanks for linkin' up to Farmstyle Christmas decor at the Old Time Farmhouse!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

The Farmer's Daughter said...

This is lovely with the pine cones and feathers!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I am slow getting my stuff up, too! But it will get there. The flower looks great! Love the pine cones and flowers. It all looks great together! Good idea. Thanks for sharing,
Susie

craftyles said...

The amarylis is beautiful. Your theme seems to be coming together nicely.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I think you have a great start. It's beautiful.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE IT!!

Sherry said...

The feathers look great with that! Thank you for joining HSH!
Sherry

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Looks gorgeous! You can never go wrong with tradition, plaid and nature! Stopping by from Rhoda's party.

Jann Olson said...

Sally, your Amaryllis is gorgeous. I saved mine from last year just to see what would happen. Alot of green going on, but so far no blooms. Love the red bucket. Great for clothespins too!
Hugs,
Jann