Sunday, December 31, 2017

Hearty Good Wishes!

I've enjoyed
and treasured my
blog friends
throughout 2017....
sharing with you,
chatting with you,
getting to know you.

Looking forward to 
starting the new year
with you and
new friends....

See you all in 2018!

AnnMarie xoxo

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Abundant Blessings

To all who have visited me and 
left lovely comments
throughout the year....

I have been blessed to 
to call you friend
and I wish for
you abundant
blessings for the
New Year

AnnMarie xoxo

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Romantic Touches for Christmas

This is my second post on my holiday décor.  If you missed the first one,
which featured mostly rustic décor, you can see it here.

I have been waiting almost a month for an item I wanted to use this
year as part of my new décor.

It finally came in the mail.

I think it will fit in perfectly with the Creating Christmas Link Party going on
at Jann's Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.
I am linking up at My Thrift Store Addiction
  where the theme is A Rustic and Romantic Christmas.

I am going with the romantic theme in this post, although I couldn't resist
putting a picture in of my vintage, retro tree. It
has a little bit of romance on it.

My house is a mix of rustic, romantic, retro and traditional décor.
What can I say?
I love all styles of décor with a huge emphasis on vintage :-)

This is the item I was waiting for.

My husband bought me the dress form so that I could play dress up
for the seasons. When I saw this dress,
I knew that is what I wanted to style for Christmas.

It is sage green with just enough red and green to make it Christmasy.
I added a simple red satin bow, a sparkly gold pick and some vintage pearls.


I have a collection of nativities and this is one of my favorites.
I bought it years ago on QVC. It was a limited quantity item and
I have never seen anything like it since.

Across the room is another small porcelain nativity I found
this year at a thrift store. It fits perfectly with my
mirror vignette and Gurley angels.

My mantel is dressed with Joy. The vintage picture hanging above it 
is of a sleigh driving through the countryside.
Such a romantic thought for Christmas time.

The sweet glass vase with the ornament on top was
found at a show this past September on a 90 degree day.
Still, I was thinking ahead for Christmas decorating.

My stackable poinsettia boxes were found a few years 
ago at half price after Christmas. I have
loved them ever since.

You saw the window seat in my first post.
I added the snowman pillow since then. The snowflakes in the 
windows with my fringed valances add a touch of romance 
to my parlor.


In the living room, the floor to ceiling window gets
dressed every year with a sparkly wreath and
gold ribbon.

The top of the armoire has a handmade (from Etsy) JOY banner
and flocked trees.

My snowman sits atop a chippy bench 
that is hiding the plug for the tree.

You can link up your Christmas home tours
at any one of the participating bloggers
until December 24th.

AnnMarie xoxo

I am linking up to these blog parties: