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Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas


It was the Victorians who began a resurgence of an interest in Christmas, and many of the traditions of that period are reflected in the way we celebrate the season today. With a mix of old customs and new ones, this holiday has became a festival of good cheer and goodwill to others.

With a chill in the air and a cozy fire to keep me warm, I'll be busy this week putting up our little forest of trees around our home and adding other seasonal decor to honor this holiday. I don't have the house decorated yet, but I wanted to join in the seasonal blog parties happening today. I'm linking my Victorian inspired vignette to Deck The Halls with Susan @ BNOTP, Christmas with Victoria with Kathy @ Delightsome Life, and Tabletop Tuesday with Marty @ ASTL. I hope you'll stop by these blogs to see all the holiday inspiration everyone has to share today.

41 comments:

  1. What a beautiful fireplace you have. That pitcher is just stunning and so different. You must share the story on it.
    I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your decorations for Christmas.

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  2. Dear Sarah,
    I love the vignette you made, and I am sure you will decorate your house nicely. All you make, is wonderful.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  3. So very nice!
    Happy St. Nicholas Day!
    Ann

    www.stnicholasandchristmas.com

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  4. Hi Sarah,
    the fireside tabletop vignette is so pretty & festive, I can't wait to see your trees once again.
    Maggie.

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  5. Hey, you're off to a great start with this beautiful fireside Santa...he's AWESOME! You have some of the BEST collections anywhere, Sarah! I can't wait to see the rest of the house completed.

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  6. HoHoHo Sarah...I've been decorating in spurts...a little here and a little there. Do have the fireplace done....Yay...finished a quilt for that, and so was inspired to get that done for todays Mosaic Monday. I'm working on the porch and the Tree today. I've been saying that about the Tree for a week...LOL! Love your Fireside Santa. Can't wait to see the rest of your Christmas decorations! I'll be watching for them.
    Merry TexMas and Christmas!

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  7. Have fun decorating, Sarah. Your vignette is lovely.

    Christmas blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. It's looking very merry so far! There's nothing that says HOME more than a blazing fireplace!

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  9. Hello there - wish our fireplaces worked!~ We are so afraid they'd catch the house on fire! Thank you for sharing your warm and cozy spot and for joining me this week at Christmas with Victoria,
    you've made it all the more special,
    Kathy

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  10. I enjoyed that vignette - there's something about a Tankard near a fire!

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  11. Beautiful...so warm and cozy. Happy Jolly Winter to you.

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  12. Hello Sarah, what a lovely picture of your fireside. How festive. I have not yet decorated either, so we are both in the same place. I hope to begin in a few days time.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  13. Santa or pitcher.. which is my favorite? I cannot pick. they both are amazing pieces. Merry Christmas!

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  14. So far so good...I know it will look festive and cozy Sarah...you just have that knack for things.

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  15. Can you believe all this time I was not actually following?, yet I was following LOL. That explains why every time I tried to add your blog to my roll, it would not show up....WOW...now that is what I call scatter brained!

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  16. Love the Believe Vignette. The santa is so beautiful. Joni

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  17. Love the fire and the Santa! I too have to begin decorating for Christmas!

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  18. Sarah, that is such a warm and cozy spot by the fire you have created. I wish we could burn a real fire. We have a crack in the fireplace so we can't. Now hurry up an get that decorating done so we can see.

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  19. What a beautiful vignette on your table. I love the Victorian Santa. It's so fun to see what everyone is doing in their homes for Christmas. I am having fun browsing you archives as well. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog.

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  20. Sarah, this looks like it could have come right off the pages of Victoria magazine. What a lovely vignette!

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  21. Hi Sarah, Love your vignette, Your roaring fire is perfect for a cozy evening!
    Thanks for popping by :-)
    Bella

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  22. Beautiful picture Sarah! Your home is warm and cozy! Hugs, Maryjane

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  23. Such a gorgeous vignette. Love your Santa, he is so pretty. Your pitcher is fabulous. I can't wait to see more. Beautiful. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  24. Ummm...things ARE beginning to look like Christmas. :)) This is beautiful.
    I know your home is going to sparkle and shine with Christmas. Can't wait to see what all you do.
    I have cut waaay back on the amt.of decos I am using..I have to have a lot of sparkle for the grands, tho. They love different colored lights, bling everywhere and LOTS of Santas. :)....and....me, too!!
    xo bj

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  25. Hi Sarah! Yes,Ma'am, they are! What a beautiful spot! The fireplace and your vignette! Just beautiful like everything you do.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. Hi HFTS,
    What a lovely photo, there is something so lovely about red plaid and fresh boughs, and a lovely Santa in the background. Interesting history lesson, too.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  27. Sarah, this is such a inviting and pretty spot you have created.

    I hope to see this Saturday for our Pink Saturday favorite holiday movie theme.

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  28. So festive and warm. I love the Father Christmas with the plaid. I also love the story of your boat, Hyacinths for the Soul. I, too, am a devotee to this thought. I need the hyacinths.

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  29. that is so pretty, cold rainy day here, i would love to snuggle up by your fire~

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  30. Such a pretty vignette in front of your pretty fireplace. It all looks so cozy. Love your Father Christmas. laurie

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  31. Your decorations look lovely Sarah! I am in Colorado this week to see my grandson for his second birthday and I will have to begin to decorate when I get back home. It will be a busy time but I'll probably do a little less. I'm tahnkful we have had wonderful weather while we've been here --no snow as yet.

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  32. Sarah:

    With the knowledge that you haven't decorated yet, your vignette is all the more enticing!

    - The Tablescaper

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  33. Lovely vignette! I feel like I should sit and visit a while by the fire. Merry Christmas!

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  34. Sarah, you are off to a great start. I can't wait to see the rest of your holiday decor. Can you share any info about your Santa and the silver teapot? Is that a faux bois handle I see on it?

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  35. I love the woodland Santa! He's beautiful!

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  36. Love your fireside Santa vignette!

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  37. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Beautiful Fireside Vigntte Santa also, Your home is just lovely for the Christmas Holidays sweet lady. I'm putting a Oriental Tablescapes together for my Blog right now. I hope you come see to night. lol
    Diane

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