Friday, December 31, 2010

Oh Deer!

Dear Ann,
Would you believe that I found one at Red that absolutely had to come home with me, too?
I love mine, too.  I'm trying to figure out how I can keep him out all year.

Of course I believe you!! 
ditto on the staying out all year. Way too cute to go in a closet.

Great minds (and hearts) think alike.

Thank you, Nella!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Random Thoughts on a Very Deer Season

I fell in love one day over the holiday season.....again.

I walked into Anthropologie in San Antonio and sitting beneath one of their fabulous groupings of trees were two reindeer. I know they were just waiting for me.

I know it.

A few days later, low and behold, there were two more waiting for me to pick them up at the Austin Anthropologie when I took my daughter to the airport.

 Textural, whimsical, made of recycled fabrics - a little bit funky with
a whole lotta charm.

Most of all, they make me smile from ear to ear, which is my most important criteria when bringing something new into my home.


They fit right in with my velvet pumpkins on the dining room table - love these pink and green pumpkins, which clearly are not JUST for Thanksgiving -


and they are wonderful colors! 


Here are just a few more shots of holiday decor around my house............

My stone fruit took up new residence with a glitzy tree and some magnolia leaves for the holiday season.

Love my old bottle brush wreaths and trees, with a few old glittery German candy containers and some old tree toppers.............

and some old Christmas boxes collected over the years, which I adore!

Who, but only my very dear friend, Barbara, would think to give me a box full of tree fungi?
 (Look, Joan!!)
  I almost began hyperventilating when I opened the box. Beautiful colors and shapes and sizes..........and a whole bunch of them!!

Being a nature lover and totally crazy about animals, I would never have killed these lovely creatures. But with marriage comes compromise, so if they have to hang on my walls, may as well dress them for the festivities, right?

At the end of this third year of part time, random blogging, I would like to say.....

thanks for reading my casual and often erratic ruminations,

thank you very much for sharing your thoughts with me when you comment,

and may the new year bring you happiness, good health 

and lots of FUN with those you hold 
deer to your heart.

P.S. I swear we did not stage these last two shots for this post. This is the kind of thing that goes on at my house all the time!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Delight

I am crazy for the work of Nathalie Lete, whose work can be seen at Anthropologie.

I have resisted buying any of these as I am a dish/ pottery- aholic and just have to tell myself "no" sometimes, but....................

take a gander at my Christmas surprise this morning!
Mine are the $24 version, but take a look here to see her original works of art, which are so very unique and very, very special.

I love it that my girls know me so well.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Vintage Christmas Wonderland

Welcome to a classic hill country house, owned by my friends Barbara and Wayne.

Barbara recently hosted out antique study group for a Christmas luncheon.

 Entry hall

If you love antique and vintage Christmas decoration, you will love this house.

Barbara, whose home home I featured in the past here, has a spectacular collection of all sorts of vintage Christmas decorations and ornaments, not to mention her array of fabulous country antique furniture and collections.

I plan to be short on words, but long on photos this post. 

Hope you enjoy!!

Living room



Dining room set with antique feather tree, gobs of old stone fruit, pretty glasses and holiday Bourbon Slush! Does it get any yummier?

        Love this painting and collection of old Texas bluebonnet pottery.

 Tables set for our luncheon.

 A patriotic vintage Santa!! 

 Kitchen delight.

 Guest room

 Wonderful screened in porch.
Heading back to the front door......

          Hope you enjoyed your tour! 

I wish each of you a very happy and healthy holiday season and a very merry Christmas.    


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