Christmas Home

This is truly the most wonderful time of the year. It is a time of hope, and in the air there is a feeling of the miraculous.

Our decorations are simple. They're pretty much the same every year, with a bit of a twist here and there. Every decoration is like an old cherished friend.


The wreath on our door





A deer sits silently in the middle of a mirrored lake






Every Christmas Princess must have a crown . . .






And every package, a beautiful bow






Halls bedecked with garlands





You have seen these before in photos from Christmases past. I love these present balls made by Wendy Addison.








White Christmas










Christmas silver and gold






Victorian Christmas





This little fellow makes me laugh. Do you see the little money bag he has lifted toward heaven?





Marie our Snow Queen




We hide this golden nest every year in our Christmas tree




I think this is my favorite image of Mary and Jesus. I love his expression. He is in Mommy Heaven.

I hope you've enjoyed the snippets of our holiday home.

20 comments:

58 Cherries said...

Love your white feather tree - the header of your blog is very pretty - might I invite you to see mine? Just becaue I love finding pretty Christmas/Holiday pics and sharing them.

I love a white Christmas theme, but there are family members hellbent on red and green so we compromise in different rooms. I haven't gotten around to too many good pics of decorations yet as I'm busy with my shop and recuperating from surgery, but I'll post pics of little treasures, too - soon I hope.

Just an invitation to you and all your readers. Happy Holidays!! Scroll to the second post on the blog for what decorations I have had up.

Nicki
58Cherries
http://58cherries.blogspot.com/

Lori said...

Nancy, your holiday touches are so pretty and elegant!!! i love that gorgeous corner mirror that you have, what a stunning piece of beauty it is!!!

Styling by Coty Farquhar said...

Nancy,

My Goodness, you take my breath away!!

Ohhhhh the white feathers on your shoes and...

and baby Jesus's mouth...
and the tinsel on the bowl... and
all your amazing creations...

and the little glass dear on the mirror....

you have the touch of an Angel...

Thank you for sharing all this beauty..

Much love
xxxx Coty

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

These are such stunning photos of your home but also of your talents with the lens....the photo of the bow especially "pops" out; it has a 3-D quality that only Nancy can bring!!! Exquisite my dear, just lovely. Bisous, Anita

Laura said...

Oh Nancy....your decorations are so elegant and sophisticated! What a beautiful and gracious home! Sigh....wouldn't it be lovely to receive a gift topped with that scrumptious bow on Christmas morning? :) Thank you for sharing these inspiring pictures...I think I will take down and put away half of the stuff I've dragged out here! Thank you for sharing these inspirational and beautiful photos of your Christmas decorations!
:) Laura

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a gorgeous post. Your decorations are so elegant. Beautiful!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I've really enjoyed the snippets of your holiday home - thanks for sharing the beauty, Nancy.

The Feathered Nest said...

Each and every photograph is so gorgeous sweet friend!!!! You are so talented...I always know when I come here I will see beauty ~ hugs and love, Dawn

LiLi M. said...

Bonjour Nancy,
First I want to thank you for your lovely email about meeting some day; we will do that! I just had to shut down the computer for a couple of days as I didn't do anything else anymore. Now I am catching up with blogposts and yours is one of the best! Haha, I can tell I have seen hundreds about Christmas by now. I love the way you make your photos, I already told you that my eyes think you are the LadureƩ in blogland, I cannot tell you what my favorite photo is, they all are competing for that first place! Enjoy this lovely holiday season!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Nancy!! Here is the link to the little boot pattern:

http://ithinksew.com/ProductDetails.aspx?pgProductID_int=72

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me sweet friend! hugs and love, Dawn

Enzie Shahmiri * Portrait Artist said...

Nancy, your taste is divine! I love everything!

The Rose Room said...

exquisite as only it would be! come to NZ for a holiday, you can sit in my lavender garden, enjoy the scent and craft away to your hearts content! Rachaelxo

bluemuf said...

Nancy, Thank you for sharing some of your beautiful Christmas vignettes. They are lovely.

Hugs Karen

shibori girl said...

What an elegant Christmas you present, Nancy! Simply gorgeous. I love the idea of hiding that golden nest each year.

Now I need to dig out our ornaments from the depths of the attic...

Celticlass said...

The Deer and Baby Jesus are just precious. My daughter and I LOVE YOUR BLOG AND PICTURE SOOOOOOOO..much. We will try to capture pictures of our frozen creek and the partially frozen river and waterfalls today.
Holiday Blessings to you and yours,
Erin

Brissonte' said...

Dear Nancy: Sweet baby Jesus looks so sweet and special nestled in his bed. Thank you for the joy you bring to each and everyone of us. Merry Christmas to me!

koralee said...

I so adore your blog and your images are so lovely and inspire me! Your home looks magical. Thank you for letting us take a peek. xoxoxo

The Victorian Parlor said...

My goodness, your home exudes simple elegance and beauty! What a lovely display of Christmas decor:).

Blessings,

Kim

Betzie said...

Beautiful Nancy!!!
My favorite is the vignette with the baby Jesus...so precious.
xoxo

rochambeau said...

So BEAUTIFUL Nancy. Especially, I like the silver and red sway hanging from the ceiling and the white caped mannequin and the the wreath around the angel......All so pretty.
Thank you for sharing!

xox
COnstance