Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Just a little more white for Christmas

I still have a few more Christmas shots,
especially now that the new camera has arrived.

Santa is on his sunroom baker's rack perch.
look chilly out there?
brrrrr... it IS!!

And downstairs, Mr. Frosty shares a basket
with a somewhat strange old photo
of Santa and some elves.
Be sure and double click on the bigger photo,
then try not to be creeped out.

Paperwhites in the kitchen.
I always plant about 50 bulbs during the winter season
in various vintage containers. 

I can't say that I love their aroma,
but I DO love their delicate blossoms.
So I put up with "stinky".

And the Holiday Cupboard downstairs
which is usually the first thing to be decorated,
didn't get as much attention this season.

Our family room downstairs is darker than the rest of the house,
A great place to curl up by the fireplace,
and watch a movie.
We like it warm and cozy.

Hey, only one more
 Vintage Inspiration Friday
before Christmas!
Hope you can join in.

And today, I'm joining in at Faded Charm

Counting down to Christmas!!!!


  1. I just love that picture! lol Such beautiful whites you have. That Santa is adorable. Take care and Merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas to you Debra... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. Those pictures are looking good! I got a camera today, but I'm so nervous! Hope I can figure out how to use it! Glad you showed us some last minute pictures of your Christmas decor! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  4. Love all of your treasures !! I have that same Garden Book by Better Homes ! Love all of the white , I could send you some additional white stuff , we have a lot to spare ! Thanks for sharing your winter shots !
    The Little Things

  5. What are those kiddo's wearing? Question is can you be seperated from that camera or do I need to call some doc friends of mine for some surgery. Love that snowy picture...hugs♥O

  6. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me, Debra. 50 bulbs?!! I love it. I meant to get around to it and never did. Love the picture of the little ones...whatever they are dressed up like!

    Happy Holidays!


  7. still waiting for my paperwhites to bloom! yours are lovely! Love your new header too! TFS!

  8. Looking good, Deb!
    I love that wacky photo of the "elves", too funny!

    Talk soon, my friend. :-)


  9. ~*~*so pretty Debra!! Hugs,Rachel~*~*

    *French Farmhouse 425*

  10. Interesting photo of those boys. I wonder if you can find out more about it! Almost there Debra, I think is time for me to wish you and your famiglia a very Merry Christmas my blog friend. Ciao Rita

  11. Love that oval of Santa's elves! Everything looks picture-perfect, Debra! Happy Holidays!

  12. Love your pictures and the paperwhites. Have a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

  13. Hi Debra
    Everything looks wonderful, love the photo... too funny.
    Sounds like the thing for CHristmas is a new camera... I still have my little point and shoot, and that will have to do for awhile. Your photos are wonderful.
    Many Blessings this Christmas week

  14. LOVING your pictures with your new camera. Just beautiful!

  15. Hi Debra,
    Another posting of beauty over here!
    Love the white, and the vintage buffet/hutch is super wow! cottage country look in so many white ways!

    See you soon girl!
    Blessings through the new year

  16. I'm not even going to mention that photo.
    Would you believe I did not plant a single paperwhite or amaryllis? Just wasn't feeling it this year, but I'm enjoying living vicariously through you!

  17. Oh Debra,

    It's all so pretty. I'm only mildly creeped out by Santa and the elves. I actually really like the picture. Don't you just imagine it was some community event somewhere like Minnesota back in the 20's or so? How fun.

    Happy WW and I'll see you Friday,

  18. I love that old photo! Really incredible. What a find! I love all of your decorations...thanks for showing us more.

  19. Beautiful photos, Debra~ I love the funny old elves photo! Not something you see everyday!

  20. Hi Debra,
    I actually "LOVE" that creepy picture of Santa and the elves... Believe it or not, my Mom was from the TIP TOP of Maine and she used to go to school in a sleigh like that(But Much Bigger). It was big enough that she said they had a fire going on it to keep them warm... I just can't picture that, WOW! AND she said they did stuff like PICTURED in the picture at Christmas time...I don't know if they were actually all dressed exactly alike, like in your picture BUT, It is what I thought of when I saw your picture...AND I LOVE IT!!! Thank you SO much for sharing it with us...Merry Christmas to you and yours... BIG HOLIDAY HUGS to you, Donna

  21. You certainly do go all out with your decorations....everything looks so beautiful and festive.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


  22. Your pictures are awesome! I am in the market for a new camera and you are making me want it quicker:) Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

  23. Hello Debra!

    I love that old photo of Santa and the elves!!

    See you Friday!

  24. Hi Debra,
    I love all of your sweet vintage Christmas decor and that picture of Santa is funny.


  25. just wanted to say merry christmas debra! love your holiday style! glad to know someone else feels that way about the smell of paperwhites. i almost didn't get any this year but got some at the last minute so we'll be putting up with the smell too! i love how they look.



  26. So pretty! I love the cupboard, and the old photo is pretty cool! Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful Christmas!

  27. Debra!!! You are totally Rockin' that new camera girlfriend!!! the pictures are beautiful!!!
    I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas & many Blessing in the New Year!

  28. Debra, You haven't visited in such a long time but I wanted to say I love this Santa, always enjoy your posts and wish you a blessed holiday. I splurged and bought a new camera and hope to have more vintage and antique items coming soon! Jennifer jennsthreegraces

  29. Debra, I wanted to stop in and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

  30. Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  31. Here's to a great Christmas to you and your family. I love your whites. The vintage picture is so cute.
    Thanks for sharing - and I like the stinky flowers too :)

  32. Dear Debra, I'll be missing the next one as I'm taking a couple of days off to enjoy Christmas time. Promise to come back, though!
    Wishing you a safe and healthy holiday season and all the best for 2011!

  33. I love that little Santa, he looks like he is wearing his long johns. I think your antique photo of Santa and his elves is so unique, a cool decoration.

  34. Oh my...I love it all, but I LOVE the picture of the elves. What a great treasure. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Blessed New Year. Here is to a 2011 full of junk!

  35. Debra, So happy to see your comment....above all God has been present in my life and blessed me in so many ways. That's one of the biggest reasons I stayed. I wanted to try in every faithful way possible to follow his words and feel I had done my best. We were together to 14 years and I suffered the abuse for eight. God has graced me in so many ways and continues to heal me and bring peace and joy into my life. HE hears me heart. But then you know that already don't you...With Love, Jennifer

  36. Such beauty you have shared! The pretty blooms are worth the stinky! LOL Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  37. That IS kind of a weird photo of Santa with the "elves". I wonder what country that was taken in? I agree with you about paperwhites. They seem stinky to me too, but I adore their simple blooms, especially during the wintertime. You're taking some great photos, girly! Must be you're liking that camera! :) Merry Christmas to you!

    xoxo laurie

  38. I love the Santa. I collect Santa's and I have found some beauties.


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