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Random Saturday

Can you believe that it is less than 2 weeks until Christmas?
I am always amazed at how the holiday season seems to just zoom by
 once December 1st rolls around.

It has been a wonderful, busy season over here
and a busy week for sure.

 This week, my husband and took off for a day of Christmas shopping and a little getaway at a favorite inn in Calistoga.
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The wine country is always gorgeous but it was especially pretty this misty morning
with sunshine peeking through the clouds at the vineyards.

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After relaxing, we hit the stores and I found just what I was looking for gifts for several on my list... and I might have stopped at Restoration Hardware and found something for myself too. That was marked half price and then another 40% off. Had to do it.

And in blooming news- you aren't going to believe it.
Peonies are on sale for a $5 for 5.

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My favorite florist called to tell me to come in and grab some before they were all gone. 
So of course, a bundle of them came home. Pinks, whites, even burgundy.
Which means more peony photos coming your way. And I have several styling jobs right now that they are perfect for. Love it when that all lines up.

In Grand Dog news, this guy has been a bit of a stinker lately. 
He has been running around like a wild man and waking us up several times in the middle of the night.
Then when we finally get up- he sleeps of course. 
Because, he has to get ready to do it all over again the next night.
Good thing he is a cutie (even when he sticks his tongue out at me) ;)

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Coming your way this week-
more Christmas of course. I have several more spaces and trees to share.
On the patio, in the cottage, entertaining, vignettes
 and some present wrapping inspiration.
this Kate Spade floral wrap has me a little bit giddy.

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And I am in process of uploading a new video
 all about decorating the tree in under 1 minute.
How do you do it? A funny little thing called 'time-lapse' ;)
Stay tuned.

Hope your weekend is off to a great start.

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  1. You have inspired me -I am already planning out my next year's Christmas decorations. I shall have a white Christmas with touches of pale blue.

  2. What a cutie. I'd have to forgive him. I envy that your locale gives you access to such lovely fresh flowers. Have wonderful holidays.

  3. Love your beautiful posts. Happy Holidays!

  4. Hi Courtney, I finally saw your lovely write up in Victorian Homes Magazine today. You must be so proud. I always love seeing your home and what you are up to next. Enjoy the Holidays.
    ~ ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~ ~

    1. Thank you!! I haven't seen it yet- but have heard it is a beautiful magazine!

  5. Your photos are amazing!!!!
    An italian kiss for you.

  6. Merry Christmas, Courtney. I think your Random Saturday posts are my favorite. Your photos are amazing!