Saturday, November 26, 2011

Glitter of Winter

"The early mist had vanished and
the fields lay like a silver shield...
It was one of the days when the
glitter of winter shines..."
             ~Edith Wharton

   My family and I went away for two days to do some Christmas shopping and other fun things. We got back this evening and are worn out from our exciting trip! We visited antique stores and came away with a few special treasures and then explored some garden centers that were floor to ceiling Christmas decor. It was so much fun and now we are all exhausted! My home is now pretty well ready for Christmas and I wanted to share the first of my Christmas photos! My Mum and I love mercury glass at Christmas time so this little display includes some from her collection along with a beautiful little silver tree and one of our Christmas treasures - an ethereal box that my Mother handmade. It is so exquisite and I love to see it every Christmas. I am sharing this post with My Shabby Streamside Studio's Vintage Video of Holiday Decor and I am also participating in Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I love it!!!


























32 comments:

  1. It is all beautiful but the box is beyond beautiful. Exquisite!

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  2. These are all very beautiful, especially the exquisite box. Thank you for your visit to my blog.

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  3. Jennelise your artwork is GORGEOUS! I'm your newest follower. ♥

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  4. Que d'images enchanteresses!!! Exquisite touches for a white Christmas!!!

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  5. These pictures have taken my breath away......stunning. Like a fairy land workd.

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  6. Stunning. I'll just do Christmas at your house so I don't have to do all the work! Actually I like to decorate but need to move furniture first this year so I keep putting it off. I need some elves to help! Happy Pink and Happy Holidays!

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  7. This is absolutely stunning...so very beautiful! Love it. I have joined your followers list and would love to have you to join me as well. Hugs, Gayle
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  8. The lovely box your mother made looks translucent. What is it made of? It surely is a treasure to be enjoyed for generations.
    Andrea

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  9. Jennelise, your Mother's creation is stunningly beautiful!! What a creative family, how fabulous..
    Everything is divinely gorgeous..love the sparkle, the mercury glass, all of it!
    Enjoy the season..
    Bises,
    - Irina

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  10. Wow--this is one of my favorite Christmas posts yet! What beautiful glittery things you have--love all mercury glass especially the candlestick with the beautiful shape! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I'm so glad you all liked the photos! It is so exciting when you start unpacking your decorations and putting them out! I love to see everything - I forget how pretty things are. :) My Mum's box is truly beautiful. She doesn't even realize how talented she is and what a gift she has for making things truly lovely. Wait until you see the boxes she made for me! Thankyou for all of your kind words and for visiting me in the first place!! You are all very sweet and I hope that you're enjoying the start of the holiday season :)
    Love Jennelise

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  12. wow! that looks so great! very dreamy~

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  13. That box is stunning..all your decorations are beautiful. Enjoyed seeing them....

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  14. What pretty, heavenly Christmas inspiration. I feel like putting up my Christmas decorations right now!
    x
    Melissah

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  15. SO pretty! Such eye candy. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. These photos are truly stunning! I'm in love with everything in them. The Christmas pearl wrapped gift has captured my heart.

    Nancy

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  17. These photographs are gorgeous! I love silver and white Christmas decor.

    I hope that you continue to enjoy all of your Christmas festivities.

    Mandy

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  18. Everything is so pink and sparkly and gorgeous over here...like being inside a sugarplum. Enjoy it all, Jennelise.
    Catherine

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  19. WOW! YOU HAVE SOME FANCY, FANCY, BEAUTIFUL TREASURES HERE.

    THANKS FOR SPARKLING UP MY NIGHT

    BLESSINGS
    BARBARA JEAN

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  20. This is my first time to find your blog...I was enchanted with it..so exquisite and etheral looking! What a wonderful collection of gorgeous ornaments you have, and the mercury glass pieces are beautiful. The box is beyond glorious...such a treasure!! I thought everything was "over-the-top" and so well put together....I marked this special blog as a FAVORITE so I can come back to it when I want to admire it over and over!
    Thanks for sharing such beauty! Francy

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  21. Lovely, lovely! Unusually delicate and beautiful, you talented girl with a delicate taste, amazing!

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  22. It sounds like a perfect Christmas shopping trip! And your moms handmade box is lovely! Vanna

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  23. I've been looking through your posts and everything is so pretty and magical ~ like something from Victoria Magazine ~ but prettier. Your photos are stunning and a delight to the eyes and your drawings are just beautiful. You are so talented! Newest follower. Merry Christmas! Cindy

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  24. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.
    Happy New Year,
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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  25. I saw this on pinterest and just had to come by and say how beautiful this is....your mother is very talented.....

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    1. I think so too! :) Thankyou for stopping by!
      Jennelise

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  26. Your mothers handmade box is absolutely stunning. What a lovely day you have had.

    Nann

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  27. These are so beautiful. I am always looking for something to inspire me and these are so heart warming. I would love to do something like this to leave as a Christmas memory for my children. Your mother has a wonderful talent.

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  28. Fabulous! This looks amazing! This is such a great blog post! Appreciating the hard work you put into your site. It’s awesome blog.
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  29. This is so elegant. We are celebrating our 12th Anniversary--which is represented by linen, pearls, and peonies. Since our Anniversary is in December, we decorate each year in commemoration of our Anniversary. This is EXACTLY the inspiration we were looking for to create our decor this year (2012). Thank you for being so beautiful.

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  30. The box is just beautiful. My daughter is 16 and doing a photo shoot in December called Winter Wonderland. This box would be a wonderful prop/accessory to use - I am going to try and recreate it but nothing I do will even come close. Thanks for the inspiration.

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