Christmas Inspiration


Thanksgiving was lovely quiet, all the men were here, a treasure indeed
. Now my thoughts are going to decorate and make festive, our home for Christmas.

I love the fragrance of winter evergreens,

perhaps with a mix of dried hydrangeas.


Have you ever experienced Christmas at the Biltmore in Asheville, NC?

Be sure and put on your 'top 10' list of "must do's". It is a wonder and a spectacular sight to see.

I enjoy seeing what others do, don't you? I took a look back to Christmas '08 to see what some bloggers did. Michelle Morelan of A Schematic Life.


A Christmas from Down Under, Anna Spiro of Absolutely Beautiful Things.



Katie Denham of Katiedid

Southern Living Magazine



Valorie Hart the Visual Vamp



Ingela at Love your Homes (Sweden)

What do you like to do? Do the same things go in the same spot? I like to mix it up a bit. I also go through and purge of things I have not used in the last few. I did a 'big girl' tree the last couple of years and my sons wondered where all of their ornaments were. So, out they will come this year.


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14 comments:

  1. sophie dahy designsNovember 30, 2009 at 4:30 PM

    What a wonderful post, Renae. We've never gone to Biltmore for Christmas, but it's one of my favorite places to visit. I'm just pulling all my Christmas down from the attic, so it was fun seeing your photos!

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  2. I just love Katie's style...thanks for including me! This year I upped the reindeer quotient...hand blown glass ones that I found at Heather Ross.com

    Happy Thanksgiving !!!

    Michelle

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  3. Hi Renae,

    I have made a new crown for you, stop by and let me know waht you think!

    Xo,
    Ingela

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  4. so lovely... thank you so much for the inspiration... x pam

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  5. This is better than getting a new magazine. Thanks

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  6. Gorgeous Christmas images and inspiration. Ax

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  7. That was fun seeing all of those great ideas! You are so sweet...thanks for including me!

    Can't wait to see what you do!

    Merry Merry

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  8. Aww! Thanks for including me!! Love the round-up! It is getting me inspired to get going on my house this minute! And is that your front door on your banner? LOVE IT!!!

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  9. I was hoping for your own recipe...can't wait to see that bedroom. Hurry!

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  10. wHAT A GREAT COLLECTION OF PHOTOS, RENAE! THANKS FOR THE EYE CANDY AND HAVE A SUPER WEEKEND! XO

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  11. your new banner is so sophisticated!
    ....your door??
    xxxx love you girlfriend

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  12. Oh my goodness Renae....Love that header! We aren't going all out this year since we are traveling a bit. Just the extra special stuff is going up...hope to get a tree soon...that's always a must as long as the kids are home!
    xo Lisa

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  13. I'm late to the party, but thanks so much for including Holly Go Lightly!
    xo xo

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  14. Love the mercury glass photos, but I am also going crazy seeing them - I used to have a huge collection but have sold most of it over the years! I still have a few pieces, though, AND a magnolia tree in my yard, so there is hope for me! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on hill country house.

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