Tuesday, November 30, 2010

~LET THE DECORATING BEGIN...and Boy Do I LOVE Shabby Pink~

OUR VINTAGE CHINA HUTCH
(Romantic and Sooo Sweet)

Are you freaking out yet that it is November 30th?  Will it upset you if I say you now have 25 shopping days left until Christmas?
Sounds utterly commercial...doesn't it?
Sorry!
 ~SOFT PINKS AND CREAMS~
(Nothing Finer)

I decided earlier this year that I was not going to stress out during the Holidays.  Truth be told, I don't usually lose my focus during the months of November and December.  I generally save up all my 'flip-out days' for January! :)  :)
How's that for a little "TMI?"  :) :) :) 
 ~LA BELLE PETITE MAISON~
(A Change From Last Year)

Like many of you I love to decorate for Christmas.  I've over-bought  collected a lot of junk beautiful things over the years  and sometimes I forget about just what I have until I un-crate it the following year.  I'm always amazed at what I find.  Plus...I'm one of those die-hard buyers  who stalk the stores after Christmas looking for 90% off bargains.  Last year I bought scads of glittery gold holly berries and branches for 95% off...oh...and that spray snow stuff, too!  Tomorrow I'm going to show you what I bought last year for this year!  Some fab finds on the cheap!

Now...see that Sign above the Hutch in the photo above?  I debated for a long time just WHAT to paint on it.  I almost went with a Christmas theme...but in the end decided to continue being my predictable self and paint something I could use all year long.  I love it!  Absolutely fits the space!  And...no roses!  Sometimes (many times) less is more!  Definitely is here if you ask me!
~SOFT PALETTE~
(Soothes The Eye)

Anyway...I've started later than usual decorating for Christmas so last night I hit things pretty hard.  I finished putting the final touches on our vintage china hutch and I'm lovin' her this year so much more than last year
~VINTAGE POSTCARD REPRODUCTION~
(Watch Tomorrow for Some Neat Freebies)

Seems I'm forever moving things around and changing things up!  Since we are putting our Christmas Tree in a different spot this year I've had to do some 'creative thinkin'!"  I have two really pretty trees and I've always loved placing one of them in the window at the front of the house.  But...we turned that room (it was once our formal living room) into a formal dining earlier this year and so that has messed me up just a bit!
~VINTAGE PINK ROSES CHINA~
(And New Frosty Pink Ornaments)
~MY SORORITY STOCKING~

I'm back in the studio today working on some painted pretties and a couple of new pillows but later this evening I'll begin decorating our Mantel.  I'm saving our two Christmas Trees for last because my Miss K wants to come and help me!  On December 1st last year I had everything already done!  Ugh! 

Tomorrow I'll be sharing with you some vintage images that are certain to make GREAT "To:/From:" Tags.  If I get more of our Christmas decorating finished I'll be sharing that as well!

Blessings to you for an absolutely awesome Tuesday!

Love to you...

37 comments:

Home and Heart said...

You are just the epitome of feminine loveliness!! Just gorgeous!

tina, theoldfrenchdoors... said...

So beautiful, It looks devine.

KATHY said...

Hi Rebecca, Your hutch looks so dreamy, and gorgeous!!I love every inch of it.

Kathy

Pink Princess said...

I am in l♥ve with your hutch ♥♥ It is decorated SO pretty, love the shabby chic

Theresa said...

OMG Rebecca, gorgeous!!!!! I love your hutch all decorated in pastels, love the sign and the pink Christmas ornaments! Sweet and precious decorations! Have a blessed Tuesday my friend! HUGS!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Rebecca,
I love your soft pink and cream colour scheme! It is just dreamy and so appealing to the eye! I am decorating with a lot of pink too but it's not as subdued as yours. I like yours better actually but I am making do with what I have. Here where I live it is not always easy to find pink. Michaels carried a lot of pink ribbon this year but no pink Christmas balls, only the more expensive glass ones which I would rather not glue into a wreath. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

cottagepinkperfection said...

Very beautiful, as always!
Marie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

OMG!!

Stunning! But I would expect nothing less, Miss R!!

Hugs,
Deb @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Tanza said...

Oooohhh ~r~,
Lovely my friend, just lovely !! I always get soo excited at all your NeW creations, and your vignettes, and rooms always looks soo delightful !! I can almost hear the Christmas music playing, and the yummy candles burning .. PeRfEcT romantic, charming Christmas in your beautiful home !!

I always LoVe when you share the inside of your home .. Simply gorgeous .. By the way, Why oohh Why, so you always have to tease me with that beautiful vintage sewing machine cover ?! It's always peeking in and around every corner I peek in .. I NeVer miss seeing that beautiful piece !! Baaahaaa ... I STILL NEED WANT one really BaD !!

LoVe to you my friend on this beautiful, crisp California day ~

Huggers to beautiful, gracious you my friend ~
~TeA~ xo

PeggyR said...

I love your decorations!

PeggyR said...

I love your decorations!

Nancy said...

Rebecca,

These photos are just stunning!! I have to agree with what Heart & Home posted!! My Tree is up and decorated but between unpacking here at the New store, creating and of course breathing when I can, the rest of the House will be done soon. Minute by minute. My home is usually done by Thanksgiving for the Holidays, by the way I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Huggs, Nancy

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your pink Christmas decor is lovely....my husband would lose his mind!! He thinks I am nutz as it is!! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!!

Mari said...

HELLO SWEETIE,
EVERYTHING LOOKS BEAUTIFUL :) CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE! HAPPY DECORATING :)

XO~MARI

Suzann said...

Hello Rebecca!!

So So SO beautiful!! I love it!!! Will you come help make my home look as lovely as yours?
Happy Holidays!
Suzann

Patty C. said...

Gorgeous !! :)

Carol said...

Ah, your pictures just took my breath away. Everything is so romantic and magical. Little Miss "K" is just going to love helping you trim the tree(s). Can't wait to see the rest of your decorating scheme, and as always Hugs for sharing.

Carol from
Good 'Ol Texas

glenda said...

be"You"Tiful...
You sure have a way with pinks.
Love it all...
I am behind, too. guess i better get busy...
Merry Christmas,Rebecca.
glenda

sonya said...

Your hutch is decorated SO lovely! I just love, love the pink.It makes me wish that I could have it in my home. I don't have the right style of house to do this color. But I always drool when I see yours and am so thankful that you share!
I'm still decorating too. Usually I'm finished and mailing out Christmas cards by Dec. 1st! Won't do any good to stress, will it?
Have a great week and enjoy your decorating with Miss K.
Blessings,
Sonya

Anonymous said...

Looking over the pictures of your BEAUTIFUL, as always, home all decked
out for the holidays was such a pleasure...everything is gorgeous!!
Alas, my tree stands NAKED in the living room, and boxes surround it and any other place they can find..
after the trip to the attic to bring down my own "treasures", I needed to rest up the next two days from pain...but I am getting busy today and hope to finish up by the weekend. Two of my longest=time best friends are coming Thursday to have lunch and help me decorate..should be fun!!
Keep posting the wonderful shots of your lovely home...they insire me to grin past the pain and do my own!!
Hugs to you, sweet friend. Francy

PeggyR said...

Don't know how I got posted twice above! Anyway, the hutch in my picture is cherry wood and it was my mother's. The dining room table is a match to it.

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Your pinks and creams are just beautiful as usual. I love to come and look at all the lovely things you make and paint. Gives me a tingly feeling inside. you do it perfect.
Hugs, Pat

Lynn Richards said...

Rebecca,
Your home is divine!!! I am just starting to decorate...my frustration is where on earth do I put the "regular" things to make room the for Christmas things???
Any suggestions?
Hmmm, I might have to find something pink to go with the box you gave Brenna and jazz it up for the holidays!
xoxo
lynn

Bluebell said...

I Love your lovely decorations the dresser looks absolutely wonderful, are those lace doilies along the shelves. thankyou you also for sending me to How sweet the sound to see the dvd in the shopping mall it made me quite emotional such a lovely thing to happen.
Love Jillx

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Rebecca :) Oh my, your home looks simply pinkalicous with what you've done so far with your holiday decorating...just GORGEOUS!! Can't wait to see pics of other areas of your beautiful home you will have decorated :)

I put our main tree up in our Dining room Friday night, and all decorated, and have my smaller pink tabletop tree in our Living room, plus another tabletop tree displayed on the mantle in there. Those are the 2 rooms I do most of the Christmas decorating in; not so much in the other rooms.

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

Warmest hugs to you, Brenda

Blondie's Journal said...

I am loving your hutch and the sweet sign above it, talented girl! You are inspiring!

XO,
Jane

Anonymous said...

Me again...I forgot to tell you I am doing a "PINK CHRISTMAS" decorating
myself.....my husband would never go "nutz".......he is perfectly fine with all of my pink, encourages and compliments it, and says "If it makes YOU happy, I love it, too"!! Like I told you....he painted our front door "hot" pink for me this year!! Yes...he does have his OWN space...a huge room with bath over a double garage where he has his office and all of his models of his "TOYS"...and
I don't go up there and try to rearrange it!! Not that I would not like to.......
The only thing he has ever said he HOPED I would not do is paint all of our pretty wood furniture white. :0(
But I can live with that...!! The winning word was HOPE.....LOL
Hugs again...Francy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How dreamy does it get?!?!? I LOVE your hutch, your stockings, your sign, YOU!! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Rita said...

I don't have 25 shopping days left to shop. I just finished today! Hoorah! Now I can sit back, go to the malls and just enjoy watching others scramble. Oh and by the way, I got some really good deals today. Some really nice gifts for 75% off! 'Aint that grand? Loved it. Your hutch looks beautiful as usual! Your'e so good at decorating!

Treasures Evermore said...

OH HOW BEAUTIFUL. I love anything shabby chic as long as I can incorporate it into a primitive look...I love anything PRIMITIVE as well.

Your photos are absolutely breath taking.

Blessings.

Kim said...

Hello sweet Rebecca. I am in awe of that hutch. It belongs in Romantic Homes magazine, seriously. I haven't been stressing too much over the Holidays this year, mostly because I know that my little bundle will be here shortly after. That gives me something to look forward to AFTER Christmas! I'm feeling okay, just getting very uncomfortable as the weeks go by. Please continue praying for us - there are still a lot of tests to be done. I'll keep you "posted"!
xoxo,
Kim

Cora said...

I just love all your beautiful pink vintage....a soft heavenly look for Christmas~ So pretty. Thanks for sharing all this great stuff.

Dolores said...

Beautiful..... so soft and comforting is all your beautiful works of art!

Looking forward to seeing more!!!
Hugs,

Sares said...

It's stunning Rebecca! I haven't even started yet, you put me to shame. I can not wait to see what else you do with your decorating. Have a beautiful Wednesday sweet lady!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Rebecca: I love your home. It just says "peace" all over it. You are one blessed lady. I have missed talking to you, sorry. I will do better. Can't wait to see the rest of the house. Blessings dear friend, Martha

Liz said...

Oh sweet!

Hi Rebecca! I started with my hutch as well. Actually...it was the last thing that I did this year.... so fun. Every year it looks a little different. Love your little sorority stocking!

Yay Christmas! :)
~Liz

The Tablescaper said...

OMG, that is one seriously gorgeous cupboard!!!

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- The Tablescaper

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