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IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS...


Can you believe it is already Thanksgiving?
Aye...
I feel like the time has been flying by this year and it has snuck up on me.

I usually have my house decorated with Christmas goodies and am getting ready to host my Holiday party.

This year, I feel like I am so behind!!!

So I started getting a few things going...


I found these huge mercury glass balls ...


along with a couple of tiny ornaments and a sweet little blue bird.


Belsnickles are a favorite of mine, too. I always keep an eye out for them.


I love snow tipped bottle brush trees...
this tiny pink one fits perfectly in this little teacup on the shelf in my kitchen.


I have been pulling out some boxes of Christmas decorations and slowly getting
a few things up around the house.
This is my kind of snow...


There's much to do...and frankly,
I am feeling a wee bit uninspired at the moment.
The trees need to be dressed,
the mantles decorated
and the outside garland placed above the door.


As I mentioned the other day,
A winter storm moved into our area over the past couple of days
and covered the world outside with a blanket of snow...
not my favorite thing to tell you the truth...
but I guess it helps set the Holiday mood


We finally got our power and phone back-
no cellphone service yet.
Some of you asked about a winter storm in California...
Winter storm? Really?
Crazy to even think , huh?
It is probably not much compared to what some of you all experience for a winter storm.



I mean, this is the place where warm weather & sunshine prevail!
Last week we were near 80 down in SoCal...
this week it was down to 23.
:-|
NOT my kind of weather!!
We do usually get some snow here...
but I am never ready for it.


I do not really embrace winter.
I am cold enough all the time already without adding in the chilly air and snow-
I use my seat warmers in my car all year long!

I am definitely more of a warm weather kind of girl,
but the cold weather outside has given me some time to get some things done inside...
especially without power and phones.
Pulling out some boxes and thinking about decorating for Christmas was fun.

Now I just gotta get going on it!!
:)

Don't forget~ Feathered Nest Friday coming your way!
Hope to see you there!



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13 comments

  1. I'm in love with mercury glass! Gorgeous.

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  2. I love the silvery vintagy look of all this! So lovely.

    Kelly

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  3. HELLO COURTNEY,

    LOVE ALL YOUR DECORATIONS SOOO PRETTY :)
    I HAVE NOT STARTED DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS EITHER!! I WILL START FRIDAY RIGHT AFTER THANKSGIVING EEEKKKK LOTS AND LOTS TO DO :)

    HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE THANKSGIVING :)

    XO~MARI

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  4. Love those mercury glass balls and that sweet blue bird! 'Tis the season for sparkle and glitter! I'm surprised to hear that it is not unusual for you to get some snow ... huh! I'm like you, a little slow getting started this year. I've got a few things up here and there but the bulk of my Christmas decor is still in boxes. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! xox

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  5. The mercury glass is gorgeous!! I love all the sparklies that you have found!
    I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and stay warm!!!!

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  6. Well you might not be inspired, but you are inspiring me!!! Love the pics and yes yes that mercury glass, ahhh!

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  7. And I'm sitting here in shorts with the AC on! Your Christmas pretties are festive and adorable. I get uninspired, go check a few blogs (like now), and then get reinspired and back to work! Happy Thanksgiving!
    Brenda

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  8. I love your mercury glass and Santa's...see, you are getting inspired! Maybe once Thanksgiving is over, it won't be as overwhelming.

    We haven't had snow yet but it's very cold. Brrrr...just staying warm takes up a lot of energy!!

    Have a great holiday, Courtney!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. I love your gorgeous decorations! It looks like Christmas is going to be gorgeous at your place!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  10. LOL! You're a girl after my own heart, Courtney! I do not like snow and cold and dark, dreary days.....Give me beach weather any day of the year!!!! BUt - this cold weather does keep me on task inside preparing for the holidays! Your decorations are looking so pretty already! Keep going - we're all waiting for the big reveal! :) Happy Thanksgiving, sweets!

    xoxo laurie

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  11. Hi Courtney,
    Welcome to my little blog. I love having you stop in for tea. I know you will do well with your passion of design. Your blog is beautiful and you write with such warmth.
    I will no doubt drop by again to see how you are doing and gain inspiration.
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
    Pam

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  12. LOve! I am slowly pulling out the Christmas decor around here...

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  13. I adore all of your decorations! Please drop in to All Things Merry & Brite and link up more inspiration!
    Beautiful photographs!!!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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