Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Early Christmas Present....

Hi Bloggerettes!  I'm so excited to show you my early Christmas present!!  I'm warning you.  You are going to have major heart palpatations and a big time crush.  Well maybe not all that, but I know I'm sure feeling that way.

I've wanted this for at least five years now and finally Horchow/Neiman Marcus put it on sale.  A few hints here and there to Mr. Sissie and mission accomplished!

But, before I show you what I'm talking about let's talk about this.....
Check out this oh so pretty and very soft and plush throw. 

I finally got out the Christmas decorations and started doing a little decorating.  This year I bought a four foot white tree with lights from Walmart for $25.  I'm think I'll forgo putting up the usual nine footer.  This year I just want to keep it simple.

If you are wondering about this wonderful throw, then I'll tell you a secret.
It's from Walmart and the price....$14.97!!!  Looks really high end, don't ya think?
The colors just seemed perfect for my Christmas theme.

Okay, without further ado, here's my big fat early Christmas present.
This gorgeous Venetian Mirror!!!
I love how it looks over the mantle with my mercury glass candlesticks.
My little tree is still work in progress.  I'm adding a little here and there and hope to have it finished in a few days.  At which time I will show you more.  I've been unwrapping and adding my Christopher Radko ornaments.

Fast forward, two hours later and here's the tree with more stuff.
Gabby also approves of the soft throw. 

I placed a few more Christopher Radko ornaments in the bookshelves for some color. 
I'm in love with this white reindeer.  I just bought him, couldn't resist. 

Okay, that's it for today. 
Get out there and make, sew, paint, crochet, knit, alter, photograph, write, paint furniture, create Christmas decorations and find something wonderful and share it with all of us.



The Vintage Farmhouse said...

LOVE! Gorgeous mirror! I too am going for a smaller tree this year {though not exactly by choice at first, I really think it is just so much easier!}

NanaDiana said...

Sissie- Okay~ Is THAT your Christmas present? I LOVE it! How perfect it is in your setting. Love your little white tree and the spotting of green in it here and there. Everything is looking lovely, Sissie! xo Diana

NicNacManiac said...

WOWZ...gorgeous gorgeous mirror....just gorgeous...insert intake of breath here!!
It looks like it has always been there, just perfect for you! I am off to Wally's are my inspiration lady..geez I have missed you! I will get out there and do something handmade...yes I will!!
Happy Weekend xOxO Nerina

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, what a gorgeous mirror, Sissie. Looks great above your mantel. Love the throw too; really pretty for Christmas.


Kathysue said...

Oh Sissie, I want to decorate but have to wait until Tday is over for legisitic reasons. I think my Mom would love love that nice warm throw. I am going to check it out when I go to Walmart next time. Your house is already looking so festive. Love your little white tree, it is a perfect Sissie tree! happy Sunday,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your mirror is beautiful, Sissie! It looks great on your mantel with all the mercury glass! Great throw ~ I can see that my next trip to Walmart will be including one of these. : )

Claudia said...

Your mirror is gorgeous, Sissy! What a fabulous Christmas present.


Rebecca said...

Eeee Gads. I'm totally faint. Irrevocably damaged from absolutely jealousy! I LOVE IT! MORE THAN LOVE IT!

Happy Thanksgiving sweet girl~

Love, Rebecca

Donna said...

Your mirror is just stunning, Sissie! It is perfect on your mantle reflecting the wonderful mercury glass! ***sigh*** And your tree is so festive, love that cute deer, too! You are way ahead of the Christmas decorating game, I'd say:)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

really pretty, Sissie, that mirror is amazing! love that little tree. I hear ya about "simple" Decorating can be so much work! xo

stefanie said...

you are soooooo spoiled!!! its gorgoeus!!!!

Nancy said...

I love your mirror! I agree, it looks fabulous with the mercury glass candlesticks. Your tree is so sweet. I think I want one! lol! And yea, the throw looks very nice. The colors are very pretty.


Blondie's Journal said...

Your mirror is just gorgeous, Sissie! It looks so pretty with your candlesticks shining in front of it! Love your throw and tree, too. I know you have more! ;-D Keep it coming!


Sharon said...

It's looking real pretty Sissie ! That mirror is fabulous !

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Congratulations on scoring your new mirror. It looks right at home on your mantle. I'm busy making Christmas ornaments for a Button Floozies swap, and then on to starting my Christmas gift sewing. It will be a busy few weeks.
Happy Thanksgiving, Sissie!

Betty Sneeringer said...

I love the throw!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The mirror is exquisite and perfect with your beautiful collection of candlesticks! WOW! I love it! The throw is very pretty too...and in my price range! Thanks for telling us about it! ♥ I may need a run to Walmart! lol ♥

Gail said...

Your mantel is gorgeous! I love your early Christmas present and your tree is just beautiful. Can't wait to see more.

Suzann said...

The mirror is gorgeous!!! Beautiful on your mantle with your mercury candlesticks.
Your living room is very lovely.
Suzann ~xoxo~

Petite Michelle Louise said...

Oh. My. Goodness! Love it!! what a statement piece i tell ya! stunning! swoon....

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

LOVE everything Sissie! The tree is so cute, great idea to use the green garland! Great throw, adorable deer and your new mirror is amazing, just perfect on the mantle-enjoy!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Sissie! YOur mirror is spectacular! It must make the whole room now, does it? You would have been in heaven at Brimfield there was one dealer who had a tent that was loaded with huge venetian mirrors of all shapes and very detailed. Now of course they were reproduction, not antique, as he had a pile of them. But just sparklelicious! And to think you waited 5 long years for this baby to come must be sooo happy right now!

Okio B Designs said...

Gorgeous mirror Sissie! And that throw - I can't believe it's from Walmart! Me thinks I have a trip to Walmart in my near future! =)


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

oh wow, I just noticed my sketch on your sidebar! how cool is that? Thanks Sissie! And I like your cute new pic too. YOu look good in that hot pink color!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

You're right. I'm delirious with envy! I love, love, love Venitian mirrors. Yours is a beauty. I also love the throw. Now *that* I might can be a copy cat with. ;-)

That shabby Pink Girl said...

hi Sissie
first thing I noticed was your cute pink jacket, too cute! and of course the beautiful mirror, looks perfect right where you placed it.
Have a happy day
marian elizabeth

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

You are right I do love your early Christmas gift. How beautiful it is and the joy it is going to bring you for years brings a big smile to my face.
Just had to come by and thank you for your sweet comment for Christi and myself.
With such sweet friends like you we are hanging in there and we are going to make it.
Sending you lots of love and wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving

Jane said...

Your house is looking so festive!! I LOVE the mirror and it is perfect on your mantel! Everything looks gorgeous!!

Polly said...

it's all so pretty! and i love that white deer! congrats on your early christmas is gorgeous!!

Amy Kinser said...

Hey Sissie. I love your tree, your ornaments, your beautiful white reindeer, your throw, your gorgeous mantel, and that amazing pillow.

Everything is perfect!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Wow your mirror looks so grand and gorgeous!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie that mirror is gorgeous! Oh my what a great Christmas gift for you! Love that throw also and your tree is perfect. I'm still waiting until next weekend to add Christmas to the house. Hugs, Linda

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness! That venetian mirror is fabulous! It looks wonderful over your mantel! I love that throw too! Walmart, huh??? Great price! Your little white tree is darling too...I love that green garland you have going on...loving the contrast!~Hugs, Patti

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, my goodness, your mirror is more than gorgeous could ever be! I'm so happy for you and it looks so beautiful where you've place it! Your little tree is so pretty and I love the CR ornaments. I have just a few and I treasure them! Your living room is so pretty just like you! I love the new snap you've put on your side bar of you!
I want to wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

Sissie...does everybody call you Sissie? And is that your real name? (Just curious) I had an Aunt Sissie and that's what everyone called her...but I found out her name was really Deloris! (:>)

Ok...that is the most beautiful mirror!!!! It just suits you and your style...and all of those beautiful candlesticks!

That throw is awesome and I am gonna run out and see if I can get a few for gifts!

The pillow is fun too. I just love your eye for beauty!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Girl!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, that is one fabulous mirror...Just gorgeous on the mantle. I love the throw too! Goodness I have not even gotten the Christmas decorations out!


Shabby chic Sandy said...

That throw was a great buy at Walmart! I've seen those spray things sticking out the top of your tree at Fred Meyers. (I have some on my mantle) I love how you used them! Now I want more! Everything looks so lovely! That mirror is so pretty--I am so jealous. I want a mirror like that so bad! I'm so glad you got it. Have a great week!

Lululiz said...

OMG, Sissie, the mirror is fabulous! It really does look fantastic on the mantle with your candlesticks. And your Christmas tree is quite delightful. Heck, your whole house is just the most beautiful place, I always drool over your photos.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You are one lucky lady! That mirror is stunning.

I decided to set up a 3 foot tree this year too....with nothing but white moravian stars and tiny snowflakes. My mantel will have more detail, but my tree - simple and wintery.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Sissie!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sissie Sweetie...
Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous share today. First off, I simply adore that throw from Wal-Mart and yes it does look high end. I have added that to my list of checks for the week. Especially before they are all sold out.

Your tree is simply divine. I love it. The decorations are so spectacular. I love the green, it is so pretty and just pops in its place of honor.

Love your Christopher Radko ornaments. So, so pretty. Sure did bring your book case to life.

Now that mirror. Oh be still my little heart. I would say you must have been a very GOOD girl this year. Santa was definitely good to you sweetie. It is so glorious above your mantel. The perfect completion. I love it.

Thank you for sharing sweetie. Have a glorious week and Happy Thanksgiving. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

I love your blog!!

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

your mirror is absolute perfection,.....and I'm likin' your walmart throw as welll........xojana

bj said...

OOO, that mirror.....sooooo swoon-worthy. Just beautiful and it looks like a million bucks over your mantel.
I love your white tree, too. We stopped using a 7 ft tree several yrs ago and use a 4' lighted one...and I LOVE IT so much. So much easier to work with.
I may buy a white one for my kitchen...going to get my turkey at the market today and will stop by Walmart....and if they have that super throw, I'm gonna pull a copy-cat and get it. Thanks, sweet lady, for telling us about it.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving..
xo bj

Riet said...

Hi Sissie. Oh wow what a beautiful mirror. I love it. And I love what I see of your livingroom. That little white tree is gorgeous. I want another tree so maybe I will look for a white one too. I love the decorations. I didn't know the name of them.
Have a nice week.

Caroline said...

Really beautiful mirror! And the throw is so lovely. Your house looks so lovely.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hi Sissie,
Your mirror is truly to die for! What a marvelous Christmas present! Your throw looks so cozy and pretty, too!
As to your sweet tree....that is the size I used last year and I am going to use it again this year. Downsizing is not as easy as it sounds, but minimal is how it will be this year...pretty, but less is more. lol!
Warm Wishes For A Happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

You lucky girl, Sis!! LOVE that Venetian mirror and you just KNEW I would!! I haven't been able to keep any Venetians in stock in quite a while now. I soooo want some more! And I love your cute little bottle snowlady in a previous post, too!! Just adorable. I'm with you, just not in the mood to drag out our big tree this year. Hope that doesn't mean I'm getting......old!!!

Hope you and your sweet family have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Merry Christmas to you!! You must have been a good girl this year to get such a gorgeous gift. Sissie, The mirror is perfect for your mantel and looks beautiful with your collection of mercury glass. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Pam @ Frippery said...

Too stunning! The mirror is fabulous but so is your little tree. I got frustrated last year with our 9 foot tree too. To hard to decorate from a ladder, so I gave it to Goodwill. Now I am thinking what the heck am I going to do? I didn't foresee my son moving home with 2 cats. 5 cats and a live tree do not mix. Those new tall trees are gorgeous but not in the budget, I love your little white tree. That throw too. Hurray for WM!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Could your home be any prettier....NO!!! I love the mirror,the mantle looks amazing!! x0x0

La Belle Cuisine / ShabbyParis said...

So beautiful! I love the throw!!! I don´t have a Walmart here :(

Shelia said...

Hi Sissie! Thank you for the birthday wishes and yes, I want to draw a little monthly check too! :) The years have been flying by now for some time.
I'm thinking I need to go to Walmart and buy a throw like yours as it would look nice with my yo yo pillow! ;)
Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anneke said...

your home is gorgeous decorated, and wonderful to see.
get realy inspirations from you

Dorthe said...

Dearest Sissie, you mirror is fantastic dear friend- wgat a present- and it sits wonderful on your mantel . The throw, is so beautiful, and Sissie, that tree od yours, you have decorated so lovely. I adore how you made that sweet white tree look almost green- and then that fresh and wonderful green-perfect with the red spots in between.
Hugs form me.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Sissy........aren't things just yummy at your cottage... love the throw looks sooooo darn cozy!

Hope your day's been just fabulous.


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I forgot to say how YUMMMMMY your mirror is.... Dee.lish.


Allison said...

Your house is gorgeous, Sissie! That mirror is stunning and meant to be for you! You have such a way with decorating. Your home is beautifully done. That throw was a great and cozy find.

Robin said...

Wowzers, that mirror is gorgeous--seriously glad I took my heart meds before looking at your blog! Warning, this blog could be hazardous to your health! Girl, everything is beautiful and then some.

Carmen Ferreira said...

Hi Sissie!
Oh. My. Goodness! Love it!!
I love the mirror,the mantle looks amazing!!

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