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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

I'm dragging my feet this year. Christmas is 9 days away. Our stockings aren't hung, gifts aren't purchased and where are the decorations? To get in the mood, I purchased poinsettias. They're instant motivators! These poinsettias came glittered! I planted these at the base of our front steps.I planted some small poinsettias among annuals that are still blooming.
I planted this poinsettia in a hanging planter on our front gate. I planted more glittered poinsettias among our ornamental cabbage near the front door.I found only 2 pink poinsettias. One I planted in a rusty hanging planter.The other I planted indoors in a white enamel coffee pot.Our fireplace mantel has the usual variety of candles. This year, I added a vintage pink and white necklace I purchased on eBay. I added small beaded wreaths to our living room chandelier. I wish I had pink ones.Today, I set up our Christmas houses. The white cotton batting is the only snow we'll see! The smaller houses are ornaments I have for sale at cutepinkstuff.com.Tomorrow I hang our Christmas stockings and shop for gifts. Maybe by the end of the week I will have our Christmas tree decorated!

19 comments:

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Love all of the pinkness, Cindy! It seems I too, am dragging my feet. I really need to wrap gifts!

Lady of the Mote said...

very pretty!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

I love your collection of houses! I am still looking for a pink one to add to my collection!

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

I love the necklaces used as garland. So pretty!

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

I love the necklaces used as garland. So pretty!

Miss Sandy said...

Your garden looks so pretty! Everything is iced over here, what a visual treat! Love the necklaces on the mantle. If you want pink berries, just paint those red ones pink, sprinkle on a bit of glitter while the paint is wet and ta da! cut pink stuff! Have a Merry Christmas.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Super dee dooper darling!!!!!!

M ^..^

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Oh, I love the garland on your mantel. Would never have guessed that one part is a necklace...very clever!

Your front porch & garden is just adorable...I desperately need to give my porch a make-over.

Mermaid Queen said...

Cindy I love all your sparkly houses and gorgeous flower displays, just beautiful! Oh and I sent your charm today. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!
Martha
XOXO

cherished*vintage said...

How cool to be able to plant poinsettias outside! I can't even keep them living inside mine always loose their leaves... I'm a late shopper this year. I'll be going out this weekend - nothing like the last minute. hehe
-Karoline

irmaJ said...

I agree with cherished vintage! I got a beautiful pink one just a few weeks ago and it's dead already. Yes, I watered it, or did I? Hmmmm
I love how you decorate. I wish need to make a room that I can do all my pink stuff. My husband is not open to the pink stuff!!! I love all the glitter and sparkle!

miss gracies house said...

I just love the pink houses with*snow*!
Have a wonderful time of celebrating and rejoicing in our Lord.
Rene'

The Muse said...

great shots...i am soooo inspired!!

Lynn said...

Your decor is beautiful as always Cindy :) We have tons and tons of snow here , too bad I can't ship it!

CIELO said...

Dear Cindy: Merry Christmas and warm wishes from our house to yours.

cielo

Mo said...

Both the planter arrangement and the pink poinsettias are gorgeous!!! I haven't seen pink ones around here yet.
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!!

Lori said...

Cindy,
So enjoyed a peek into another pink holiday home! Everything looks grand! Stop by for some pink at my place too! Happy Holidays and wishes to you for a beautiful New Year!! Love,Lori

BorneoDiva said...

Hi i love your blog, would you like to trade link?

Lissa

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Your chandelier is gorgeous. I just realized how shabby chic it is.