Monday, December 20, 2010

The Final Leg…

I thought I would post a few more pictures of some decorating I have done that I have not previously shared…I simply cannot believe that this month is almost over and Christmas is Saturday….this month goes by faster than any other to me….

This is on my island…



Greenery makes me happy…


Sharon gave me these wonderful mercury glass acorns and I nestled them in the greenery…loving the silver…found the ice bucket at a yard sale…



More greenery and…


Frosty left his hat…



My ever changing swan on the dining room table…


Magnolia leaves….I have a magnolia tree…


some bottle brush trees nestled in…just cos….


I love’em…



Thank you for stopping by, I always appreciate it so much….

and no….I am not done shopping yet!

Merry Christmas!

I am linking up with Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays!


  1. It's amazing how tucking some greenery in can not only fill the spot just right, but add tat festive look, Lou Cinda! Love your kitchen island display. That little Frosty hat is too cute! I've seen various sizes used in decor this year and I think I'm going to be looking for one at the after Christmas sales.

  2. Oh how I love all the fresh greenery every which where! And I'm a sucker for the pink bottle brush trees :) Lovely festive vignettes.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. The little touches sure do add up to a lot of pretty!'s gorgeous. Love how the ice buckets mirrors the greenery.

  4. Hi Lou Cinda, you made everything look so pretty! I love the greenery and the ice bucket was a great score! Merry Christmas! Donna...the 3rd sister

  5. I have a wooden swan thrown in the attic because I knever know what to do with it. Next year I'll have to use it for Christmas the way you did. All your decorations are so lovely. My favorite is your basket of dishes with the greenery.

  6. Cute decorations my kids would love that Frosty hat! I love your new little kitten, sweet.
    Merry Christmas

  7. Lou Cinda,
    I'm so lovin' that cute basket display. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!


  8. You have made everything so festive! I do like the basket filled with the rooster plates...and that swan looks all dressed in her Christmas finery.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  9. I loved how you displayed all your treasures. Just lovely. I have never seen the acorn mercury glass ornaments before.

  10. Oh my heck! Those pink bottle brush trees are to die for. Love your decore! My dinning room and front porch are in pink this year for Christmas. Come on over and have a peek:o)

  11. Lou Cinda your house looks so pretty with all the decorating! From what I can see the wall color really lends itself to the holidays! I love the magnolia leaves(lucky you) with the oh so pretty pink bottle brush trees! ~Hugs, Patti

  12. Ooh everything looks so pretty and festive.


  13. Lovely displays of greenery. Love the basket of plates too!...Christine

  14. Everything looks beautiful Lou Cinda!Love all the fresh greenery! You're so lucky to have a magnolia tree in your yard....And to have such a way with vignettes too *winks* Merry Christmas! Vanna

  15. So very pretty! The Final Leg? Are you sure! LOL! Sometime's it's so hard to stop! I love all the greenery tucked in here and there. Just beautiful!

  16. Hi Lou Cinda...

    Oooh...everything looks absolutely gorgeous, my friend! I love the Christmas vignette that you did up on your the white and silver and all that beautiful fresh greenery! Gorgeous!!! Your Father Christmas is sooo pretty too...I love him!

    Girlfriend, your swan is so beautiful and she looks even more beautiful all dressed up for Christmas! Thank you for sharing all of your Christmas pretties with us...such a treat!!! Ohhh...and I took a peek at your last post as well...your Christmas tree is gorgeous!

    Just wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Christmas dining room. I sooo enjoyed your visit and sweet just made my day, sweet lady! Thank you!

    Warmest Christmas wishes to you and your sweet family!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  17. I can almost smell those fresh greens! Just lovely!

    Merry Christmas!


  18. Oh that hat! I am coveting! :)

    Be merry and bright!

  19. I wish I were half as creative as you. Thank you for sharing & inspiring me.

    Debbie Kay

  20. Your decorations are gorgeous!! Love the swan!

  21. The fresh greenery is so lovely Lou Cinda!! Love that you put out the salt and peppers- they look like little trees themselves- how clever!

    Merry Christmas friend!

  22. It all looks wonderful Lou Cinda! I love the fresh greenery!

    I hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas!

    ~ Tracy

  23. Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  24. Your silver and white decorations are very pretty. Love the unexpected touches of pink too!

  25. Fabulous. I have loved my fresh greenery this year...I just can't believe I have never done it before. Merry Christmas!

  26. How very lovely the Christmas is in your home!! Love your use of the greens! Merry Christmas,
    Shelia ;)

  27. Just beautiful~ I love all the greenery! Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

  28. I just adore your 'green's sweetie!!! Your home is very warm and festive. I'm quite smitten with that little snowman hat and accessories, what a cute display!

    God bless ya'll and have a Merry Christmas filled with friends, family and fudge baby, heaps of rich delicious fudge!!!

  29. Merry Christmas Lou Cinda! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!!

  30. Hi Lou Cinda,
    Your vignettes are just beautiful!!! So elegant! I love the addition of all the greenery. The vignette on the corner of the island with the silver ice bucket is stunning!
    Have a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your holiday with your family and friends.

  31. I love the greenery with the mercury glass! Everything looks sooo pretty!

    Merry Christmas!


  32. Girl, I have missed you like a front tooth! Merry Christmas here on Christmas Eve. You were right to worry, I have been a very sick puppy. Right now, I have called off Christmas except for Mr. Magpie and me. All doings, even the tree, not up, but I posted and won't waste time here. I sent Mr. Magpie to our friends' house where we go on Christmas Eve without me, and he is a bit pouty. But I just hadn't the strength to go, and who wants someone whooping and hacking in their food??? Not I, and I'm the one whooping and hacking. LOL!

    The next time I do something as foolish as letting 1200 people lollygag through my house, kick me. Hard. What was I thinking? In addtion to needing to go to a rest home afterwards, I didn't get ANYTHING done for the people who really matter... my friends and family! But again, I explain it in detail on my blog... sort of. I have promised Mr. Magpie, nevuh evuh again in this lifetime! I have also promised myself. Now, let's see how long that holds! ;-)

    I absolutely love your decorations, but you knew that, didn't you? I think they are just gorgeous, and I am going to steal that Frosty hat. Oh, how CUTE! And the swan looks great as does the sideboard. Super job, Lou Cinda!

    Now, I want to go oggle the next post down.

    Love you and wish you a Christmas that is both Merry and Bright and filled with all that is best, but how could any Christmas not be just that when we realize the real gift that God gave to us. And for that, I am eternally grateful. I'm grateful for your friendship, too, which I cherish.


    Sheila :-)

  33. Everything looks beautiful!!!

    Wishing you & yours a Merry, Merry Christmas Lou Cinda!

    ~ Zuzu

  34. this is beautiful, all of it.

    Somehow I lost track of you .... but found you today.

    happy new year

  35. Oh so beautiful. Love the top hat...

  36. Everything looks so pretty and I'm sure you had a marvelous Christmas!! Thanks fr popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,Shelia ;)

  37. Hi there!
    Wow, all your Christmas decor is so pretty! You did a beautiful job on everything! I'm glad I'm not the only one that takes it down early. ;)

    Wishing you and your family a Happy and blessed New Year!

    XOXO ~Liz

  38. Oh YUMMMMM-O... so much deliciousness. Love the pinks and mercury glass. I have a little, tiny bit, but I'm thinking I need a whole lot more.

    Thanks for coming over....and for your sweet words. You really are the sweetest chickie...


  39. May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
    Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

  40. I just love those red plates- HOW PRETTY!

    sandy toe

  41. I don't know how I missed this post. It's all just beautiful!!!!


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