Thursday, December 10, 2009

~simple & sweet christmas~



Good afternoon bloggy friends!

If you can believe it....it has been blue sky and sunny....

.......for days......

12 degrees this morning
~brrrrrrr~

~*~

How about a little simple & sweet Christmas?


the kind that takes little time to put together?


How about some more white?

you got it!


isn't this garland beautiful?
let's get a close-up of the simple bows....


you could use white linen, or muslin to create
these super simple bows....cut with pinking sheers...
no sewing required!


and how about the same simple bow
on the wreath on the front door?

ok..I am seriously going to take down my wreath
&
re-do it with this simple bow....love it!


and look at how darling these are!
love them...thinking about making them....

I know what you're thinking....whaaaaaat?  right now??
ok...maybe that would be a little much....maybe...;-)


gorgeous



I love how easy & sweet this is....



start with a full length mirror


add an array of white candles...
I always check dollar store first ~ for these!


add greenery & clementines...
and you are finished with the tablescape!

~*~

Does that make your Christmas decorating any easier?
more simplistic?

I'm gonna give it a try....

~*~

Have a fabulous weekend!


Shellagh




{all images from Better Homes & Gardens}


37 comments:

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Lovely ideas and I am crazy for that bountiful photo on the sidebar! Before I get too busy with wrapping gifts and then our new bundle I wanted to say "Merci" for following Parisienne Farmgirl this past year. I hope to "see" you around next year!!!!
I hope you continue to share your adventures and thoughts thru the art of blogging and that you find 2010 a wonderful year.
Thank you again et Joyeux Noel!

Angela,
www.parisiennefarmgirl.blogspot.com

Tracey said...

Shellagh I love it!!! Simple and white make a stunning Christmas decor (duh)...I adore all of it! You have such great taste!!

:) T

Blondie's Journal said...

The bows certainly gave me ideas because I have all my drop cloth! lol!! I think you should seriously make the stockings, maybe not this year, but I know you could do it.

Love all the images. Still haven't had a chance to read my BH&G!!

xoxo
Jane

Lisa said...

Great Ideas! Thanks for the inspiration. LOVE the roses with the spikey pine needles!
Lisa

Marydon Ford said...

The pine & roses snapped me to! also. Love everything you do. I hope you are following me on the new blog. I love yours ...
Merry Christmas, TTFN ~ Marydon

vignette design said...

I love all your ideas and photos, especially the Tibetan Terrier by the front door! (I have one, too) Thanks for the White Christmas inspiration. --Delores

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I love all of it! I wish I had a staircase and when I saw the bow on the wreath I thought oh I have to put that on my wreath!!
Hugs~Kelly

sissie said...

Simple and elegant! I love the way you decorated the table with the mirror and candles, it's so gorgeous! You have marvelous taste and it seems to never end, I have been looking at your older posts and I amazed at how well you put things together, maybe I will learn a thing or two from you. I hope so.

Claudia said...

The simpler the better! I love all these wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing them.

xo
Claudia

Carolyn said...

I love all those beautiful photos!!!

Carolyn

FILIGREE MOON said...

It's all so pretty. Very elegant. Hmmmm ~ simple=good! ~ Angela

Beverly said...

I love the simplicity of the green and white. I would love to have a staircase to decorate, just not to have to climb. What a sweet picture of the dog looking at the camera. Love the candles on the mirror. Bet the reflection when they are lit is striking.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

All the pictures are so pretty. In the first one, I imagined that stairway decorated for a Winter wedding, with the bride coming down the stairs. Remember in movies when they used to get married at someone's home? I loved the wreath and the stockings. Do you have any fabric leftover from your wing chair slipcover? It looks perfect for these.
Blessings,
Marcia

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Those are all wonderful ideas, and you really can't go wrong when you check the dollar stores first. Dollar Tree has some amazing Christmas decorations!
Hugs,
Anne

Things That Inspire said...

What a beautiful post! This inspires me to go down and decorate my dining room table. I was not going to do it this year, but we have some people coming over tomorrow night and it would be so pretty!

Chrissy said...

LOVELY !!!!!! Just what I needed...Talk soon!!

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

I love the simplicity and grace of it all. Looks so easy too.

Love your blog template!

Thanks for the ideas.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love those ideas and the centerpiece is just gorgeous! Cindy

Blue Creek Home said...

I love the simplicity of your decorations. The fresh greens and the white bows are so elegant. Rhonda

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

You know I love simplicity...and I love the fresh greens with white droopy bows...so cute!

The Shabby Cottage said...

Shellagh what a fantastic table display you have given me some great idea.

white flower design said...

I LOVE IT ALL! Lori

Destination Seaborn said...

How beautiful! I love the simplicity of it! You have wonderful taste...I check your blog daily and look forward to viewing your pics. Happy Holidays! Your new follower, Lisa

Emom said...

Oooo thank you...many cool ideas...smiles.

KarenSue said...

My eyes got big when your blog popped up. I took a quick look and thought I would stop and say hello. I will be back, I'm off to work now.
Enjoy your day!

cityfarmer said...

I'm blowing white kisses everywhere this early morning ...kiss kiss

Eileen said...

Great ideas!

I LOVE the banister!

Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
Eileen

Auntie Cake said...

Love all those photos! And I have a sheepdog. Wonder if he would sit in my doorway so sweet and obliging for a quick picture for me??? I am going to run out for some muslin for those pretty bows. Hoping you have a wonderful Christmas at your home.
Kate

Junk Exchange said...

i really like all the white .. especially the long ribbons on the swag of the stairs .. and the tablescape is amazing ..

wonderful!

troy

Janean said...

your post made me sigh at the loveliness of it all!!!

Auntie Cake said...

Hi,
Just stopped by to wish you and all your family the Very Merriest of Christmases, ever!
Kate

Barbara Jean said...

Wonderful post.
Off to see more

blessings

barbara jean

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Shellagh,
Ahhhh, that's just wonderful. You always have the best pics! Have a very Merry Christmas. Lisa

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Beautiful photos. I love the soft and simple look! I'm such a huge fan of white decorating. The Christmas theme in our home this year is white and silver, simple and muted. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous photos!

Merry Christmas!
Kathleen

Uncovered Ruby said...

Simple and beautiful! Merry Christmas! Lisa :-)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love these ideas. Thanks for sharing.. I won't have time this year, but the wheels are turning for plans for next years decor. lol from our home to yours a Very Merry Christmas..hugs ~lynne~

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Beautiful ideas!

Wishing you a lovely Christmas!

Manuela

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