Monday, December 21, 2009

It's The Big Countdown! Four More Days!

Happy, happy Monday Chickies!

A few presents wrapped and under the tree, the cards are finished and I'm frazzled.....

But, today I'm going to make a little bit of progress........I am PROMISING myself!

A bit of sewing and a bit of handwork.....I LOVE handwork.....so I'm looking forward to that.

Yep, more plates under a candle.........I'll use plates under ANYTHING and EVERYTHING.....Don't you think it gives that little candle a bit more presence?




Oh how I'd love to take credit for this little wreath surrounding those adorable little posies......yeah, it was a total accident...........but a happy accident, don't you think?




That pretty little hurricane is actually Waterford crystal. I think it's their basic line and I got this piece after Christmas for a SONG!






I love this beat up old cabinet............I bought it years and years ago for about seven dollars at the Goodwill.............I'm not kidding........I don't know who built the darn thing, but it weighs a ton and is so sturdy you could use it for a house foundation. :-)

It's been many colors over it's life with me, but I'm liking the black the best. Someday I'll be brave and actually show you the inside. It's my china/nic-nac overstock cupboard. It is VERY messy. I try so hard to keep it neat, but I'm always pulling things from it and then replacing things that it loses it's organization in about five minutes.


Alrighty sweet and busy chickies......

I'm off to work!

Wishing you all of the joys of this wonderful Christmas season...

Huggies and Lovies,
S


28 comments:

  1. Beautiful decorations Spencer:>) I adore the little snowman in a cloche and all your pretty things are so cheery. Merry Christmas my friend!

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  2. Such an awesome cabinet..and the way you have it decorated is just perfect...love the glitter 'jolly' !! there's a word we don't see or use enough!
    jolly christmas to you and yours!
    paula:)

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  3. Spencer, Your chest vignette is gorgeous and your tray on the table just perfect! Don't you just love decorating for the holidays? I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season. xo Sue

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  4. Hello Spencer.
    I sure am loving all you are showing us today.
    I have to say that my favorite is the oval platter with the wreath. But I also like the candle in the dishes. And I like the tray and your cabinet. Well, I like it all.

    Merry Christmas.
    ~~hugs~~
    Sissie

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  5. So cute the snowman and then the wreath on the plate! Very clever! Your cabinet is great...I just got one at a thrift and it weighs a ton, top has shelves and bottom shelves have doors so I'm planning for that to be my china/nick nack cabinet after painting it. Merry Christmas.
    Linda

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  6. I so love the way you use plates & platters...Beautiful!!
    Have a Merry Christmas!
    Love,
    Marilyn
    xxoo

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  7. spencer, I've been on a search for just such a storage cabinet. Still looking. You found a deal! It looks lovely with your beautiful white vignette atop. Merry, Merry! ~ Sarah

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  8. Oh Spencer, I still have my cards to write and get mailed, cookies to bake, but, my gifts are wrapped and under the tree. Tonight we are having a sleep over with our sweet grand daughter so her parents can put all the toys together. I know I will acomplish nothing the rest of the day.....oh well, what can you do??!! I love the little cloche, so sweet, Char

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  9. I love the black, and the black chairs with the whites, gorgeous

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  10. Love all of your pretty decorations but the chest is to die for!! Wow! Goodwill amazes me sometimes!! Love the little vignette, too!!

    Merry Christmas, Spencer!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  11. Love the little wreath around the flowers, cute idea. Spencer, I think we all have one of those little hidey holes we don't want anyone to see!

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  12. Spencer,
    Everything looks beautiful. I love the vignette on the table, everything in that tray works so well together. And I LOVE the cabinet....I don't know what colors you had it painted before but it looks great in black!
    Happy Holidays.
    Jane

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  13. Your home is beautiful. I love the cabinet!
    Merry Christmas.
    ~Amy

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  14. I love everything about that last image! Merry Christmas to you...

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  15. MERRY CHRISTMAS SPENCER

    Looks lovely and I love when it "just happens" decorating.
    Warmly,
    Deb :)

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  16. Spencer - it's so nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by today so I could visit you at your awesome blog! I LOVE your handpainted island! I just did a floor but it's nothing compared to your gorgeous work! I love your Christmas inspiration too. I'm off to check out more. :)

    Have a Merry Christmas!

    Roeshel

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  17. Hey Spence, I'll give you eight for that awesome cabinet.lol I love all your pretty holiday touches around the cottage dear.
    Wishing you a merry Christmas!!!
    hugs

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  18. Hello dear Spencer
    I'm stopping in to wish you and your family a beautiful Christmas.
    Waterford Crystal oh la la and for a song. I hope you were singing nice and loud lol
    Big hugs to you my new found friend.
    Love Claudie
    xoxoxo

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  19. Wonderful pictures, Spencer! Loved them all, and I'm off in a few to try and finish up somet things. I'm doing better in terms of my decorating. LOL!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  20. Yep, I like that black cabinet...and I totally understand about the disorganization of plates and "stuff". I have a closet like that!

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  21. Your decorations are wonderful! Your home feels welcoming and cozy. Love your $7 cabinet. I need one of those!

    Merry Christmas!
    Janelle

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  22. Oh dear, I am so late in commenting! All of your lovelies are sweet beyond words my darling! I love your displays; it shows your style and love of beauty. I shall love visiting Bellemere....a quiet repose from the busy nonsense of the outside world. God bless you my sweet and the COUNTDOWN IS TICKING!!! Anita

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  23. Spencer ~ As always your breathtaking decor captures the heart & soul & spirit of Christmas.
    You are amazing!

    Merry Christmas, sweet friend ~
    TTFN~ Marydon

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  24. Christmas Greetings, sweet Girl...

    Hello Spencer...just making a few stops today and had to come by! My friend, I have soooo enjoyed all of your beautiful Christmas decor!!! And...before I forget (because I was going through some of your last posts that I hadn't seen yet) I just adore your white, feathery Christmas tree! Girl, it just took my breath away when I seen it!!! I have never seen a Christmas tree sooo soft and beautiful!!! All of your Christmas vignettes are just gorgeous!!! And yes...I think a candle or most anything just looks prettier sitting atop a pretty dish...especially when the dishes are as pretty as yours!!! Loved seeing your childhood Christmas photos and you know what...I had a big ol' panda bear just like that when I was little! I hadn't even thought about him until I seen your photos!!!

    Well Darlin'...at Christmas time it seems that I am always contemplating my many blessings and I just wanted you to know that you are one of those blessings! I have really enjoyed our visits this past year and our friendship! You are such a sweetheart!!! I pray that the Lord bless you and your family this Christmas, my friend...and may He continue to richly bless you with all that you have need of in the coming New Year!!!

    Love ya, Spence!!!
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  25. Spencer, you make everything so pretty and festive. And, I love your black cabinet, too. We all need place to store our overflows.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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  26. Spencer, I'm dropping back by to make sure I say another Merry Christmas before the big day. Things are taking off, and I didn't know if I'd have a chance to do this, so I'm taking the opportunity now.

    Merry, Merry Christmas, sweet friend! Love you much. I am so, so, so glad I drew your name for that birthday drawing. It's the best birthday present I could have meeting you! Funny, how God works like that.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  27. All your little touches are just so sweet. That tiny wreath encircling the roses on the china just makes my heart sing! Merry Christmas to you dearie.

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  28. so many darling piece, i love your cabinet too. have a very merry christmas!

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Sweet and dear little Chickies....thank you so much for your comments. I read each and every one. I always try to make a return visit........sometimes I fail miserably... but you're alllll soooo special to me!

Many, many hugs!
Spencer