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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Victorian Christmas

Welcome to our home~No, it's not snowing here, but
I thought I would add a little of the "frosty stuff" to
put you in the holiday spirit!

A small caroler greets you at the door.

A vintage English chamber pot provides a perfect
spot to display some tussie mussies.

All of the packages are wrapped in burlap,
tied with twine and have tulle fabric tucked
inside to add a touch of whimsy. Handmade
flowers adorn each package.

A CD brings Christmas cheer. Gail at Shabby Cottage Studio
has amazing vintage graphics to create it with too. If you haven’t
visited there, you will love it! I created a complete tutorial to show
you how to make one! It is here.

What would a vintage Christmas be without a “Paris Rose” Marie Antoinette-style shoe? It can be used to decorate any home all year long.

A treasured horse from Italy is surrounded by snow globes and
magical fairies. My daughter has given these to me every
Christmas for the past 17 years.

A girl can never have too many shoes! If you would like to see a tutorial, it is on Terri’s blog here. All the shoes pictured are available in my Etsy shop along with the tussie mussies.

A large wicker buggy seemed an ideal spot to make the tussie

mussies feel at home too.

Wishing you all a Happy Holiday season!




Vicki said...

I love the fun effects you did with the photos! I hope you are having a great week!

ShabbyESP said...


I love your pictures....I love the tussie mussies!! I NEED one :) I have one of those chamber pots but mine is all white :)

Happy Holidays Cindy!!!!
Suzann xo

Miss Hillbilly said...

Beautiful!!!! Hey, you and I have something in common. When I am trying to "Hillbilly" something up--I use burlap. LOL. I love your Bakers Rack. Keep the pics coming of your lovely home!

Donna said...

Hi Cindy
Oh WOW, your home is just gorgeous all decked out in its holiday finery! I never knew that it snowed down in Louisiana!:) How nice that your daughter gives you snowglobes, what a wonderful keepsake! And the shoes that you created are just stunning, love the tussie mussies. No, I adore them!! The buggy is so neat! And I love what you have done with your photos, too! I need to learn how to do that. Now you need to take a well deserved break after all your hard work! Oh, I almost forgot those cool burlap packages! The are awesome, and are like a gift in and of itself!!

Linda M. said...

I like the tussie mussie in the wicker buggy. I have a box of unwanted CD's. I'll have to check to see if I have one of Gail's Christmas images sheets. Thanks for the tutorials. The photos look great and the snow does add magic.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your home looks lovely decked in snow, all the goodies and photo fun!

Terry said...

Cindy, this is so amazingly beautiful! You always have that perfect touch! Happy Holidays to you also! Hugs!

indybev said...

What eye candy! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Cindy,
Absolutely beautiful photos and gorgeous projects. I'll have to try them. TFS
Merry Christmas!

Hearts Turned said...

All so lovely, Cindy! You have such a beautiful style...with both your creating and your decorating!

I hope you're having a wonderful day, my friend!


Donnie said...

Your tutorial links were great to visit and, as usual, everything is so pretty. I like the snow effects on some of your photos.

Barbara Jean said...

all so lovely sweetie!!

blessings on your day

barbara jean

Kim B said...

Everything looks so pretty, fancy way you did the photos.. Happy Thursday, Hugs, Kim

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful post!!! Filled with such eye candy!!


JoAnne said...

Everything looks absolutely beautiful Cindy! Happy Holidays!

Jenny K. said...

I love the pics mom!

Cindy said...

Gorgeous items and gorgeous decorating Cindy! It all looks so wonderful.

Hugs XX

Terri said...

I love the special effects you used on your beautiful home decor photos. And I also love your Prairie Marie shoes and the others. They really did turn out beautiful.
Thank you for mentioning me too, that is very kind of you1
I love your Vitoria post1

She Uses Her Words said...

These are beautiful photos Cindy! The small caroler is adorable! And I love the tussie mussies and the packages wrapped in burlap. It's all so lovely. You have a beautiful home!
xo, Karen

Lovey said...

Love it! Cindy you are a breath of FRESH air!

Faye said...

How beautiful, Cindy! Love all the pictures. Wishing you a very blessed Christmas!