Sunday, December 5, 2010

Things are looking merrier around my house!

Hi Bloggerettes!!  I've been trying to get some Christmas decorating done and have managed to finish the mantel.  Wanna see.......
I just added some greenery and bling to my already existing
collection of mercury glass candleholders...


Added some sprigs of red, white and green to an existing french basket...

Added a holiday pillow and some shiny ornaments...


A cloche (thinking of Marty), with a Christmas tree candle and a little glittered deer found at the thrift store....

I'm a lazy decorator.  I believe in adding Christmas decor to exisiting decor.  A bowl of ornaments, a sprig of greenery and some twinkle lights.......an instant Christmas!

One thing about Christmas decorating....it gives us something to blog about!!  Next up will be my Christmas tree.  I hope to have it decorated in time for Christmas.  Geeze, I've only been working on it for four days now!!!


~~hugs~~


74 comments:

Debra@Common Ground said...

Just gorgeous, Sissie! All the mercury glass is just amazing, the greenery is so lush and beautiful! Such pretty touches, love it!
xo,
Debra

Annie Joy said...

Cissy, your mantel is beautiful and I agree with your Christmas decorating philosophy. My challenge is that I always want to add just one more thing (to those treasured items that fall into the realm of family and personal tradition). But hey, just one more thing won't hurt, will it? :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your home is so lovely and such a great palette to just add the bling! Looking a lot like Christmas!

Nancy said...

You may think you're a lazy decorator, but you're a really good one! The mantel is beautiful. I love all your mercury glass candle sticks!

Hugs,
Nancy

Roselle said...

Those mercury glass candle holders are stunning and a beautiful backdrop to your holiday decorating. I love incorporating every day decor with my holiday treasures too!
Roselle

Polly said...

Gorgeous mantle! You have quite an amazing collection of mercury glass! You never disappoint with your amazing decorating!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

your mantle is Bee-You-Tee-Full! really...j'adore!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Sissie, lovin' the cloche! Happy decorating:@)

FourSistersInACottage said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! Might have to steal your idea as my mantel remains undone as of today. If you get a chance, stop by my blog....I'm going to give away one of my BOTTLE BRUSH TREES that I made this weekend.
Hugs to you,
Amy

Sassy Marsha said...

Very lovely. I purchased a couple of those candlesticks at Home Goods the other day. Need to keep a look out for more!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Sissie, your mantle is just gorgeous... I love the mercury glass, it's so elegant!!! I was planning on decorating some today but it didn't happen, maybe tomorrow!
hug~~ Daphne

Low Tide High Style said...

Sissie I love all of your beautiful Christmas decor! I can't wait to see your tree, if it's anything like your mantle I know it will be wonderful!

Kat :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I had to make my heart be still when I saw all of that mercury glass! What a great collection! And how pretty your mantel looks. I, too, use much of my regular decor that I can't bear to put away and that lends itself to the season. Less to put away!!

Have a great week!

XO,
Jane

June said...

Oooooh Sissy, just the shiny and bright that I love so much! I have faith in ya girl...you'll get the tree done in plenty of time and I know it will be gorgeous!!!!
hugs

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Love your mantle Sissie! Very sparkley and bright! I would imagine it looks magical in the evening1 Can't wait to see your tree you have been working on! Christmas decorating goes on until it is time to take it down again...I think anyway! ~Hugs, Patti

Alaina said...

I just love how the silver looks on your mantel, very pretty.

Suzann said...

Hello Sissie,
I love all your mercury on your mantle is is so elegant looking.

Happy Holidays!

Suzann

sonya said...

Hi Sissie,
Your mantel is just beautiful. I love all the mercury. And the deer under the cloche is adorable. Your photography is gorgeous. I wish I knew how to take pictures like that! Thanks for sharing:)
Sonya

Blue Sky Farm said...

Sissie,
Your decorating is so pretty. I Agree adding a bit of Christmas to existing decor is so easy & looks so charming. Enjoy decorating your tree, I am anxious to see it soon.
Cheryl

Rhonda said...

It is beautiful! It is a shiny and bright winter wonderland!

Rhonda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Very elegant, Sissie.

The Inspired Nest said...

I want your collection of mercury candlesticks! Truly a classic mantle. Just gorgeous.
Lacy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I like your thinking, Sissie! After pulling everything out this year, I'm thinking of going simpler next year. Love how everything looks with your Christmas decor additions to your existing decor. Sometimes just a little bit does it!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, Your mantel is gorgeous...love all the mercury glass! I am a little envious of your mantel right now. I guess you read all about my mercury glass shattered everywhere.
xo,
Sherry

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

Sissie,
I love it! I am so green over all the lovely mantles in blogland. Your's is so gorgeous with the silver and white.
Blessings always~
Gwenny

Sares said...

Your mantle is so very pretty. It's the best when simple touches can make things look Christmas-e and festive. Silver and green just speaks of winter too, not just Christmas so you can leave it out longer!

Sharon Wengel said...

Your mantel looks great Sissie ! love all that shine !
Sharon

GardenofDaisies said...

Everything in your home always looks gorgeous!! The mercury glass candlesticks on your mantle are lovely!

Barbara Jean said...

All sooooo beautiful!!

blessings

Barbara Jean

PS thanks for all your visits to my place. =)

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Your mantel is full of gorgeous! Mercury glass bliss! It just sparkles...

Happy Holidays, Sissie! xx

The Tattered Cottage said...

Simply Gorgeous! Inspires me to get my Christmas decorating done :)
Toni

Amy Kinser said...

So pretty, Sissie!

Shelia said...

Hi Sissie, everything is so pretty!! So soft and romantic looking.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Denise said...

Everything is looking beautiful. It's been way way too long since I stopped by! I'm a lazy decorator this year also. No use stressing. And won't it be much much easier to put it all away!

Dorthe said...

It looks just lovely Sissie- your mantel piece speaks now CHRISTMAS and only with a few added beautifull things--I love doing that ,too
your basket is so wonderfull ,as well.
Love and happy monday.
Dorthe

My name is PJ. said...

I adore your mercury glass candle sticks anyway, but the greenery sets them off so well! It makes them POP even more.

I'll pay your airfare if you come and help me decorate my home...and I don't mean holiday decor, either...I mean every day decor. :)

trash talk said...

Have I mentioned "shiny" is my signature color? Love the mantel!
Debbie

A Cottage Muse said...

Loving your sparkly mantel! Merry and Bright done just right!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Sissie that mantel is beautiful!I love how fresh and sparkly it looks. I'd love to see how you do your bookcases on the sides. I have that feature in my living room and it takes just as much effort to coordinate them or the whole thing looks not as great. I used to have mine filled with books, but they can look too heavy. Now have been playing around with it as display space....what about you?

cottageprims said...

Simple and elegant.Love the ease of it.Warm Blessings!~Amy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your decor is always so pretty and your mantel is stunning. of course I LOVE your cloche. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sissie, what a beautiful collection of mercury glass you have! Gorgeous display on your mantel, you must just love it all.

Rebecca said...

Ahhahahhahahahh I'm a lazy decorator too most generally. But...I needed to do some deep cleaning and dusting so I figured THIS YEAR I'd change things up.

Everything is gorgeous as usual my friend. Simply amazing. You are incredibly gifted by the most high~

xoRebecca

Tara said...

Sissie you never fail to create magic. Just beautiful..xx

Pink Satin Sashes said...

It is so beautiful! You should print off your photos and use them for cards..and send them to people.

Riet said...

Oh Sissie, this is gorgeous. I love love all your candleholders. I must start my decorating soon now. Have a great week,

raggygirlvintage said...

Love your mantle Sissie, I am SO mantle challenged, don't know why it never seems quite right! I did just add two mecury glass candle holders and I'm liking that a lot, nice bit of bling!

I gotta say your greenery story tops mine, never had a tree come down in the lot next door!! Enjoy the bounty and pine cones:-)

Tracey

Char said...

Sissie, your mercury glass candle sticks are simply beautiful. You did it again with your mantel. It's all so pretty and festive. I can't wait to see what else you come up with, Char

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Sissie, I knew you would blow me away with something spectacular.... your mantel is stunning and SO perfect!!

Big Hugs*

LuLu said...

Want to come on over to my house and help me turn my house into a winter wonderland! I just started today!!! Everyting looks soooo beautiful,
xo,
LuLu

Debby said...

Sissie, it is absolutely gorgeous. Everything is truly beautiful.
Debby

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That mantle is just stunning Sissie! The mercury glass, the soft colors, just blew me away!
Well Done,
Cindy

Paula said...

Just beautiful Sissie! Love all the silver:)

Leann said...

I love how you sparkle - the mantle is fab!

Leann

Sherrie said...

Amen to that sister.....Christmas Decorating gives us something to blog about. I love your pretty mantle display. So very very pretty.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sissie,
I'm sooooo happy that you came by...haven't seen you lately:) Your home looks outstanding as always...love that Christmas pillow!

Blessings,
Linda

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Simply stunning and inspiring, Sissie! Love your mercury glass and the cloche is so charming.

Cheers!
Tina

Jane said...

Your mantel is giving me goose bumps - so very pretty!!!

stefanie said...

its gorgeous!!!

saltbox treasures said...

Oh, your home is looking merrier!!! Love all the sparkle and shine.
~ Julie

Marydon said...

Oh, Sissie ~ Catching up with your beautiful treasures you have shared with us. All those luscious pinks & pretties ... your gorgeous mantle ... breathtaking! I, too, keep my daily decor, tucking Christmas in with it ... so love the change here & there, but I couldn't hold a candle to you.

Have a wonderful eve ~
Hugs of love ~Marydon

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

As always Sissy.... Sooooo pretty and charming... DELISH!

Huggies,
Spencer

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your Christmas mantel is gorgeous, Sissie! Love your mercury glass!

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Maureen said...

Beautiful, as always! I looooooooove your mercury glass.

Cindy Adkins said...

Well, hello Ms. Tres Chic,
All this beauty abounds and it looks FABULOUS!!! I hope you're having a great holiday season!!! It sure looks like it is wonderful!!
XO

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

It all looks just perfect, Sissie!
You can't go wrong with mercury glass. :-)

Hugs,
Anne

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good morning Sissie, girl did I tell you I love all you ever do...This is one of the prettiest mantle I have seen so far in blogland...I always enjoy my visits here girl...so much eye candy for this old lady...Hope you have a GREAT week my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Dixie said...

Sissie... everything looks so beautiful. I love the candle holders with the Christmas ornaments atop! I've actually done a little decorating this year... thanks for stopping by. I can't tell you how much I miss regular visits to my favorite blogger buddies... just like you. Losts of hugs and Merry Christmas. Dixie

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Sissie,

Your mantel looks fabulous! I also love the cloche with the little deer and white tree.

~ Tracy

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Happy Holidays - I'm dropping by from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday's blog hop.

Love your decorating...absolutely gorgeous!

Please come by & say "Hi!" sometime: http://SallyLeeByTheSea.com

Kim said...

Hi Sissie, I'm so glad I stopped in. Your decor is so lovely, it looks both vintage and fresh at the same time.

bj said...

I love that you have DONUTS listed first on the THINGS I LOVE list. hahah....me, too, Sissie.

Your mantel is just beautiful. I want some of those beautiful candlesticks. Just about the time I start wanting something, it goes out of style and something else is hot. me oh my... I do have a hard time 'keeping up.'

CHERI said...

Your mantel is so elegantly beautiful. I'm never that formal as our house just doesn't have a formal inch in it, but I do so admire your loveliness!

The Stylish House said...

Ooohh~la~la~ Sissie!
You've out done yourself this is so beautiful! I love the lazy way you decorate. It's perfect!
Cathy

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