Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Eve in Winter Wonderland


                                        I’m writing this post from my home, as some of you know I
                             have NO internet here which is fine most of the time
                         …… until now when I’m at home ( for a change)
                          I’m using Live Writer which lets me do my post without being online.
                                             Thanks Julie for convincing me to use it.
                                   I was afraid to try it but it’s been pretty good, except
                      for today!!!!!!     it’s endlessly freezing up on me
                      and all I see is the little whirling donut. Urrrrrr!!!
                            I think it’s all the excessive photos that’s the problem..(?#!*^)
                                        Btw…before I go any further I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
                                            Ours was great just like I wanted it to be. Slept late and while
                        George went to check on the kitties at the greenhouse 
                              I cleaned up some and had pancakes ready for his return.

                                           The tree is finally decorated!!! and just in the nick of time. I think it’s   even prettier then last year.
                                                             New Years day last year my computer died and I never              did  get  to show much of anything.
                                                      This year I’m just so behind I think it’ll be Valentines Day before I get it all done.
                                      I’m getting a lot of freeze ups…..(that donut again) so I’ll keep it short.
                                    The reason of this post was to share with you our Christmas Eve
                                  at the Winter Wonderland House.
                      Paula’s home……..
                                            The lighting and exposure were all different so many did not do her extraordinary home justice.

                                             You can see some much better ones on Laura’s post.

                                                                                                                   living room


                                                                                     PAULA ON STOOL

                                                                                                                                                                                     make do

                                                                                         dressform decolored

                                                                                          evi doll

                                                                                       evi doll on mantel


                                                                                      wire wall

                                                                                                       bath tree

                                                                                                           paula on sofa

                                                                                                        bird on landing



                                                                                                      wire chix


                                                                                                      Paula's_38Christmas 2010
                                                         Laura’s gift to Paula by Michelle Palmer.

                                                                                                             Paula's_18Christmas 2010

                                                                                                         bird on coffe table


                                                                                                                    tree in bedroom

                                                                                                       tree in landing

                                                                                                                     under wire cloche
                                                    You can see why it’s hard for me to want to leave. If it wasn’t for      George nudging me that
                                             we really should head home( it’s getting late)….of which I ignored a few times.
                                                 …I think Paula and Bill would still find me there on Christmas  morning.
                                                   (The best part is knowing they actually would let me)
                                                     Thank you so much for all the laughter, good eats, hugs, kisses,  stories, wonderful memories
                                                   and most importantly your FRIENDSHIP.
                                                          ( It’s snowing here along the East Coast….our first
                                                       real snow storm. They are predicting 20” and
                                          with snowdrifts or even higher.
                                                We’ll have to have a lot of Kitty walkways down at
                                                      the greenhouse so I’ll be posting this tomorrow.
                                                 Stay warm and stay safe!


Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh Carole, I can see why you didn't want to leave, it's truly amazing. Stay warm and cozy, and hugs for all the kitties!

time worn interiors said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! The pictures were good! Thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

Her home is just too wonderful!! Does she have a blog or shop?

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Carole, looks like it was a lovely, cozy, wonderful time! No wonder you had a hard time posting -- that's a boat load of pictures and they all tell the story of the good time had by all. Best wishes! Tammy

The French Bear said...

Wonderful photos and great memories, thank you so much for including us!!! How much fun it must have been!!!! You girls are so inspiring and creative.....I love it all!
Margaret B

Fish Tail Cottage said...

Love everything about this post.....beautiful!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Carole! You captured a lot of action...a lot of beautiful and interesting angles...and a lot of love and fun! Glad your Christmas was a happy one!

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Absolutely delicious.....happy new year!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

What beautiful pictures! I luv the sheep they have a great look to them. Thanks for sharing.............TALLULAH'S

erin said...

oh me, oh my! your friend has such an awesome and inspired home!! (i know i have seen it before in yours and lauras posts) but i can't get enough, her attention to detail just shows her love and passion (right down to her clothes). i am totally mesmerized by her style and flair. love, love, LOVE! and your photos are spectacular, especially the shot of paula digging in the cupboard! i can tell she really lives the's not just decoration. you are lucky to have paula in your life and vice versa......
enjoy the last week of 2010, sweety,

Heaven's Walk - said...

What an incredible home, Carole! So unique, interesting, and creative! I don't blame you for not wanting to leave. :) Her style is just one of a kind for sure. That tree of hers is so neat! Love that it's spindly and airy looking! So glad that you had a sweet memorable evening with good friends.... :)

xoxo laurie

Bohemian said...

What fun you all are having in the delightful Winter Wonderland... absolutely beautiful!

May 2011 be all that you Hope and envision it to be... Dawn... The Bohemian

House Revivals said...

Fantastic -- a delight for the eyes!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

I left a note for you from my new Ipad, Christmas present from Martin but do not think it came through.
Just want to say that your Christmas post was magical and loved all your photos.
Glad that you had a happy time with your friends.
Stay warm and enjoy the holidays and may 2011, be wonderful for you!


MJ Ornaments said...

So beautiful, I would want to stay too. :) Happy New Year to you Carole!

Rebecca said...

Merry Christmas dear friend...
It all looks so awesome, don't blame you for not wanting to leave. Love it all, can't pick out my fave... all of it! Especially the laughter I can hear and the friendship that shines through the eye of your camera.
Love and Blessings to you this New Year

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

What a beautiful home - I don't think I would want to leave either!! I love looking at everyone homes - seeing the decorating. Just lovely thanks for sharing!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear Carole
Well I always love seeing your shots of Paula's home.. and at Christmas.. even more special.. Paula's home conjures up the perfect image of Christmas for me and your love of the macro shot makes it even more real for me.. You must have enjoyed being there with your friends and finally getting a chance to relax!!

I hope you are doing a lot more relaxing right now!! and enjoying the peace and quiet and slower pace.. perhaps a lot of sleeping may be on the agenda too!!!

Take care my friend.. you and George and all the little kitties!! I hope the coming year is your best yet...and know I am thankful to count you as my friend!! xxxx Julie said...

Hi Carole, So happy you had a great Christmas:) Paulas home is just gorgeous!!! I wish she would have a blog. But you ladies share it from time to time which is awesome:) Happy New Year!!!
~Debra XXX
Capers of the vintage vixens

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such wonderful photos of Christmas!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I think it's wonderful when you share the decoration taste with a friend. With each season there are so many new things to discover while visiting. Thank you for sharing Paula's lovely home again, Carole! I totally understand why you wouldn't wanna leave :-).
Hugs to you, Sweetie

Evi said...

Hi Carole,
you really captured Paula and Bill's home.
I will be posting next week about her beautiful house. Looked at all of yours and Laura's pictures. I will try not to duplicate. Our friend is one talented lady!!!!!!!!!!
Carole, thank you again for your lovely gift and for opening up the shop just for us. It was truly wonderful! I needed this so much.
Last shot today until next Thursday to start all over again!
So you know how special this day was to spend it with you all!!!!!!!!!
Love you lots.....
Ebbie and I wish you and George a happy and healthy New Year.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

What pretty photos Carole ~ You do such a great job with that fantastic eye for the gorgeous things in life.