my favorite thing

My favorite Christmas present this year was this metal cloche my son Grant gave me. I just love the rustic brown color and the leaves at the top. I love the pedestal and that it's metal. For now I've stuck a silk herb plant underneath, but I am open for suggestions. Let me know what you think would look cute inside.

Grant also gave me this great rooster tray. I guess I've been a good girl this year!!!

Edited to add: For those of you who have been asking Grant got the cloche from Homegoods.

shiny and new

Look up. Look up. Look up.
Look at my beautiful new blog header!!! My wonderful friend Sarah put this together for me. Didn't she do an awesome job!! She used photos that I took on a trip to England seven years ago and a font from
Boy, am I blessed to have this girl as my friend!
Thank-you Sarah!!!!!

"because we need a little christmas"

I know, I know, Christmas is officially over and done, but I like to think it lasts through December 31st. So you don't mind seeing a few more pretty Christmas pictures do you???
Oh my dear bloggy friends, I knew you wouldn't mind!

....and to all a good night!

Images: 1-3,5,7,9, Southern Living, ?, Cottage Living, Sunset, Redbook

merry christmas 2009

~from our family to yours~

Sources: 1-3 Country living; 4-8 Martha Stewart

silver christmas

Edited: I posted this collection of silver photos at Christmas time and am re-posting for the silver party. Next week I'll show you some of my own silver.

How about some lovely, sparkling silver for Christmas?!

Sources: Coastal Living, Country Living, Southern Living, Southern Accents

white christmas

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

1 Pottery Barn, 2-4 Country Living, 5 Coastal living, 6,7 Martha Stewart, 8 MSN, 9 Redbook,
10 Southern Living

have yourselves.....

Have yourselves a rustic, natural, burlap little Christmas now.......

I love, love, love it!!!!!

Images #1, 3 Country Living, #4 Martha Stewart, all others Southern Living magazine.