Tuesday, November 24, 2009

~sleigh bells ring are you listening?~

Good morning bloggy friends!

I've been listening to Christmas music for a good couple weeks now!

and when I looked at these pictures again......
they totally reminded me of this song



sleigh bells ring....are you listening?
in the lane...snow is glistening....

a beautiful site
we're happy tonight
walking in a winter wonderland

gone away is the bluebird
here to stay is a new bird

he sings a love song
as we go along

walking in a winter wonderland....

{pause.....do you have any idea how hard it is not to comment on these pictures???}

in the meadow we can build a snowman
and pretend that he is Parson Brown

he'll say: are you married?
we say: no man


{you do recall my love of brown packing paper.....or bags....especially w/ red & white ribbon......
and OH MY HEAVENS....I love those tags!!!probably pop out the generic white ones & replace
w/ red paper???? cuuuuuute!}

-o.k. back to the music-

but you can do the job when you're in town......

later on, we'll conspire
as we dream by the fire

to face unafraid
the plans that we've made...

walking in a winter wonderland

have a fabulous day friends!


{photos by woman's day, except second to last country living}


vintage girl at heart said...

This has to stop..... I want to MOVE right into your blog!!!! Tee Hee!!
~I LOVE when you show us all of these wonderful images!!!! So motivating and makes me want to redecorate every little corner in my Home!!! Thanks so much for blogging.. you are my new favorite!!
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Shellagh, You certainly know how to get me in the mood for Christmas decorating. Love all your images of good ole' red and white, especially that red and white checked ribbon. Stop by my Bible Study blog if you have a moment. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, You're making it hard to wait for the weekend!

The Stylish House said...

What a pretty white winter wonderland. The red is so crisp and fresh with it. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Just the best song ever!!! Pictures are perfect too! ~ Angela

The Decorating Diaries said...

I definitely need more red and white decorations! I really enjoy your pictures.


Sinta Renee said...

I love your blog and this post also! I am ready to just move in! I think Winter Wonderland is one of the best Christmas songs!

Carolyn said...

Hi Shellagh,
Love all those beautiful photos.That first photo makes me wish for snow.

helle said...

Beautiful cristmas images, thank you for bringing me in the spirit!


Jayme Goffin, The Coop Keeper said...

My heart jumped! I'm starting to get in the mood....we may have snow here in NW Indiana tomorrow!

I am totally stealing that brown paper bag and red tag thing....know where to get the red tags without having to replace the white?

Great post!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I love all those white happy rooms! I want to get off the computer right now and go change my diningroom to white!
Lovely pictures for all of us who are obsessed with all this beauty!

Blondie's Journal said...

Love all the images, Shellagh. They make me dream! I love the brown bags too. Last year instead of buying gift bags, I bought brown bags with handles from the Dollar Tree and just stamped them a bit and added ribbon. So much better than the store bought stuff.

Have a happy Thanksgiving, my friend!


My Grama's Soul said...

You have the best pictures. I love red and white at Christmas, I live in
AZ so I never have a white Christmas - but I will enjoy yours.



vignette design said...

Hi Shellagh,
Thanks for following my blog! I love your post and all the beautiful pictures. I'll be stopping by for lots of Christmas inspiration. --Delores


Your so funny, you had me singing right along!! Loved all of the beautiful pic's and I wanted to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving (;

Junk Exchange said...

what a beautiful setting - love the package display - is that your house? wonderful!


cindy@cottage instincts said...

Ooooooooh, loving the red and white 'cause that's how I'm decorating this year! I pinched some of the pics for my file. Thanks for the heavenly inspiration :o)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

There is so much beauty on your blog! I am so thankful that I found you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Twyla

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Gorgeous pictures! I can't wait to get all of my Christmas decor out when I get home. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Lisa said...

Every SINGLE picture is perfection! My total color combo. Love it for Christmas or any other time, but the neutrals with red & white, ohhhh. Love the pots on the trees, yes also those bags with red tags. The stockings...I just bought the new French General fabric from Moda. Have you seen it? Just like those. Thanks for a great dose of holiday inspiration. Lisa

rebekahweckerly@gmail.com said...

Hi, Shellagh!! These photos were the perfect thing to get me in a Christmas spirit! I needed this!!! Thanks for the inspiration...AGAIN!!!! Hugs to you!!

Destination Seaborn said...

Just beautiful! This was the inspiration I needed to start decorating. I love the planters on the mantel...gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving!~Lisa

Anne Lorys said...

Sooooo pretty!
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Eileen said...

Great photos!
'Really puts me in the Christmas mood!
All so festive!

And I've been listening to Christmas music already too, and we have our tree up! We'll decorate it tomorrow!

All the best to you,

Beverly@My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I love the simplicity of red and white at Christmas. Enjoyed your pictures so much and the Christmas song too. Thanksgiving over and I am ready to decorate for Christmas and bring on the Christmas music. I never get tired of it. Your tree's up...I am in awe. But mine is going up tonight. Or maybe tommorrow.

Laura said...

What an inspiring post.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend -




Cindy said...

I LOVE all of the images, Shellagh, wow, so pretty and of course my all time favorite song. I used to sing it as I walked, as a teenager, with the snow flakes hitting my face. Funny memory. Hugs, Cindy S.

Karen said...

Well, you've definitely given me that Christmas-y feeling! I love it!

Sandy said...

I just love Christmas, music, food, family, friends and everything that come with the season. Cute Post!

trash talk said...

Love the red and white. I am a fool for the Target Christmas commercials and their use of red/white. You are definitely helping me get in the spirit!

Natasha in Oz said...

That has always been my favorite Christmas song and your images go perfectly with the lyrics. This is a beautiful post!
Best wishes, Natasha.

Unknown said...

I remember seeing this house in WD and absolutely loving it! It is so beautiful!!!

Hope you're having a great week Shellagh!

:) T

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Now I am really in the Christmas spirit! What a lovely post.

Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

Aaah! I just love those gorgeous images-- all that red and white!

Room to Inspire said...

I love the photos of the wrapped gifts. I was wondering if I could wrap my gifts in packing paper with a great ribbon - now I know it would look great. Nice collection of photos.


Unknown said...

I know this is a really old post, but wondering where the stockings are from under "gone away is the blue bird, here to stay is the new bird"...I am dying for them!!!
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