Friday, November 20, 2009

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas!

Even though we Southern folks may be a bit skittish about news of predictions for snow, as we make a mad dash for milk, eggs and bread, (after all, we don’t have many snow plows available to address the two inch “drifts”), we balance our caution with the giddiness of school children, who received a bonus holiday – a SNOW DAY!

I think we also enjoy the rare, pristine beauty of a snowfall.  It’s especially magical, if we are able to watch the flakes quietly dance down through the lights of the evening.  It brings a rare moment of peace, as life slows down . . . just a little . . . just enough to have time to reflect on the wonders of nature.

If you live in an area, where the snow is abundant, you can color me a little “pea green with envy”, during this time of year.  If you are in warmer parts, here are some winter room settings and accents to help you make your Christmas dreams come true!

Christmas-Tree-White-Room-HTOURS1206-deThe white slipcovers create snowy drifts of linen.  Can you only imagine how beautiful this would be in candlelight?

blue-dining-room-de-18765169 A lovely and clever wall cabinet is adorned in simple garland.  I love the Tiffany blue background.  It reminds me of the brilliant sky on a clear winter’s day.

blue-living-room-de-21881143 The adjacent living room beckons you to curl up on this sofa for a steaming cup of cocoa.

Gift-Box-Wrapping-White-HTOURS1206-de A starfish in the snow?  Anything is possible, when you keep an open mind and an open heart!

CLX1207IDEA07-deSome things are just self-explanatory!

Metallic-Vintage-Holiday-Ornaments-HTOURS1206-deCrystal baubles and shimmery ball ornaments on a silver platter . . . a festive way to “serve-up” the idea of a tree-trimming party.

Bell-jar-cookies-silver-HTOURS1205-de    . . . and while you’re trimming the tree, offer guests some lovely treats, served up in a matching palette. 

Painted-Armoire-Bar-HTOURSS0507-de The mirrored doors, of this armoire, almost appear to have been crystallized by a frost. 

pinecones-mantle-1209-de Such simple things become luxe with the right touches.  Silver painted cones, “snow” dusted garden cloches, and mercury glass vases are just the right touch for a mantel scape.

snowflakeDuring this holiday season, as you prepare to address your lists, things to do, places to be and people to see, close your eyes and imagine a quiet snowfall, breathe deeply, and feel the wonderment of the moment.

Cheers to You!  Wanda

(Thanks to “Country Living” for the lovely photos!)


Elise said...

I love every single picture. I especially like the idea of using white as an accent - it's too impractical to use for everyday living on it's own. Fabulous ! Have a great weekend

Norbridge Antiques said...

This puts me in the mood for the Holidays and Christmas. Blue and white are my favourite rooms. Thank you. said...

Oh Wanda, you just captured my favorite Christmas decor theme. Blue, white, silver and everything that glitters in between!! Love your wit and humor as always!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Those cupcakes look good! I would switch places with you in a heartbeat ~ I am so tired of snow. I hate driving in it! Love the rooms you've showed. I hope my white slipcover looks as good as these!