Tag Archives: Christmas

On the 9th Day of Christmas….

I know that everyone is de-Christmas-fying, but I finally read my November/December issue of Veranda and fell in love with this amazing spread on Dan Belman and Randy Korando’s farmhouse/barn in Madison, Georgia.  And it technically is not Epiphany yet, so this post is still legit!

Wouldn’t you love to have Christmas Eve dinner here with your pet pony?

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Where to start?  The gorgeous tree?  The tartan throw blankets in case it’s drafty?  The antler candleholders?  The buttery leather chairs?  The homemade chandelier with fresh greenery?  The swags over the stalls?

Check out the beautiful plaid and burlap wrapping….

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And the greenery, pine cones and magnolia leaf wreaths on the outside of the barn….

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And this lovely little tack room with amaryllis and paperwhites….

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Here is a shot of the exterior — truly perfect!

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{All images from Veranda}

P.S. I read a cute chick lit book by Mary Kay Andrews (one of my favorite authors) set in Madison, Georgia called Hissy Fit where the main character restores an antebellum mansion (and falls in love, of course).  It’s a really fun read!

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Oh My….

dec2Go outside, take a deep breath, exhale, smile, repeat…..

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True Pinspiration

So, about a month ago, I saw this on Pinterest:

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and I thought it was so festive.  When we moved into our new house, we have 2 fireplaces and we haven’t had a chance to get either of the chimneys cleaned or inspected yet. About a week before Christmas, I saw a lone strand of big, vintagey -looking lights at Target, and gave it a whirl….

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We call it our “partyplace”.  I love it and am thinking of keeping the partyplace burning even after the Christmas decorations come down!

It is a great idea for a nonfunctioning fireplace or a festive summer party.

Have you actually put any of your pins into action lately?

A Christmas Toast

I am signing off to celebrate Christmas with those who matter most. 

Thank you all so much for reading, supporting, inspiring, cheering for, and encouraging my little blog.  You mean more to me than you know. 

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and hoping that you are celebrating your holiday with those who matter most.  

Cheers!  xxoo, Ada-Marie

{Image via It’s Mary Ruffle}

May Your Days Be Merry & Bright

{via It’s Mary Ruffle}

{via Dirty Pretty Things}

{via La Belle Vie}

{via House and Home}

{via Charlotta Ward}

{via Country Living}

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{by Lauren Liess, Pure Style Home}

{Our house, Christmas 2009!}

And May All Your Christmases Be White!

P.S. We are forecasted to have a white Christmas again this year in Richmond.  Not gonna lie, I am kinda geeking out about it!

{mini} Perfect Prezzies: 22 Days To Go!

Welcome to the last installment of {mini} Perfect Prezzies week!  Today, I am posting about the accessory of the season — the scarf.  It can be the primary element in an outfit or play a supporting role.  And they are affordable and easy to style. 

I love Boden’s selection of accessories right now, especially their scarves:

I have posted about this one before, but I am still swooning over this bright, fun ikat scarf ($48).  It comes in five additional great colors too.

And, I am mad for plaid lately, so I think a gorgeous, modern tartan scarf would make a great gift for any preppy gal on your holiday list:

{Precocious Plaid Scarf, Anthropologie, $48}

These two scarves from Target would make a great gift, stocking stuffer or “purple elephant” present:

{Global Girlfriend, Darling Dots Scarf, Target, 100% cotton, $14.24}

{Muk Luks, Houndstooth Fur Scarf, Target, $24.99}

I hope this week has given you a few ideas for your holiday shopping.  I am back in town now and hope to be back to regularly scheduled posting next week.  Happy shopping!

{mini} Perfect Prezzies: 23 Days To Go!

This one is for the dog lovers on your list.  I was introduced to Mod Dog over on Alison’s blog My Little Happy Place, and immediately fell in love.

I think I am going to give this print to my daughter for Christmas to hang in her big girl room (with a hot pink background) to remind her of our little bichon Annie:

{Mod Bichon Frise Print, Mod Dog, $24.95 unframed}

They have a bunch of breeds — here are two more of my faves:

{Mod Yorkshire Terrier Print, Mod Dog, $24.95 unframed}

{Mod Doberman Print, Mod Dog, $24.95 unframed}

Mod Dog also sells cat prints and animal accessories.  It’s a great source for all of the animal lovers on your holiday list!

 

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year….

[Images Courtesy of: 1. Traditional Home, 2. Coastal Living, 3.  Traditional Home, 4. Coastal Living, 5. Coastal Living, 6. Coastal Living, 7. Traditional Home, 8.  Traditional Home, 9. House and Home, 10.  Traditional Home, 11. Traditional Home]

Seasonal Stocking Sampler

It’s almost time to deck the halls!  In our house, each year we hang a hodge podge of stockings that include our childhood stockings and various newer stockings that we have picked up along the way.  I like the nostalgia and “vintage” look, but everytime Christmas rolls around again, I am tempted to buy a set that all match.  Here are some of the best around:

I love the muted colors of these stockings from Garnet Hill ($38 each).  How about those ruffles — adorable!  Free monogramming too!

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The Scandinavian feel of this Colossal Sweater Stocking from Anthropologie ($148) is fabulous.  I love the pom poms too! 

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Sorry for the small image, but you should check out these shell stockings from Horchow ($148).  They would be great for all of the snow birds who flock south for the winter.  The detailing is amazing and I love the neutral color scheme. 

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Speaking of a tropical Christmas, aren’t these Lilly Pulitzer stockings so much fun?

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[From WeLoveLilly on Etsy, $29.99]

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[From HickityPickity on Etsy, $22]

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[From HickityPickity on Etsy, $22]

These Vera Bradley stockings are unexpectedly preppy and fun too ($22).  I like the little pocket in the front for a bonus stocking stuffer!  (sorry for the blurry picture).

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If you are looking for something more traditional, I like these knit stockings from Pottery Barn Kids ($29 each).  The fair isle sweater vibe is Christmas cozy!  Oh, and free shippping too. 

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These patchwork stockings from Pottery Barn ($24) are pretty too and would look great hung on any mantle.  Monogramming is available and free shipping again!

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I like the homemade feel of these unique stockings from Unica Home:  

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[Cool Pointsettia Stocking, $50]

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[Birds Holiday Stocking, $42.50]

And I am loving this retro reindeer stocking from Bebesniklefritz on Etsy ($22):

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And last, but not least, my favorite stockings of the season are from Plum Cushion on Etsy ($40 each).  I found these when Plum Cushion was featured on Little Green Notebook, and fell in love!

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So, which are your favorite?  Are your stockings matching or do you have a hodge podge of different stockings hung on your hearth? 

Merry merry!