Sunday, December 20, 2009

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Happy winter my friends!!  I went around my little town on Saturday and took a few wintery scene pictures, as we had just received a fresh dusting of snow and everything looked so pretty...all ready for Christmas...










I am busily trying to finish up my Christmas preparations, as I'm sure you are too...and still tweaking and adding to some of my Christmas/winter decorations.   I changed out the look of the window that hangs on the wall in my first floor hallway, so I thought I would share some pictures of it with you.  There is a lot of light in this hallway and so there is always a glare...this doesn't make for great pictures, but I did the best I could...






I took vintage French flash cards with words I felt were related to Christmas and added a little glitter to the edges, and then strung them up on some beaded garland...I also added some white buttons and candles to the sconces (I know it's a bit difficult to see, sorry).  It makes for a festive French look...







I probably won't be posting again this week, so I want to take this opportunity to send all of you my most heartfelt Christmas greetings!!!  Your friendship and support are a true gift to me...

May faith guide your way,
and love light each day,
at Christmas
and in the year to come


Merry Christmas!


Tracey

77 comments:

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

OOh La La - I just stumbled upon your sites(s) and I am in love. I really wanted that mercury cover ~ maybe Santa will take me off the naughty list :) Beautiful photos - Winter looks lovely thru your lens ~ Thank you and Happy Holidays.

Lisa said...

Your venture out into the snow, is beautiful, in fact I'd like to frame the 3rd one. Have yourself a very Merry Christmas with your loved ones, and thank you for all your loveliness and inspiration.

Lisa~

Jen R. said...

Love these gorgeous pics! Have a very Merry Christmas!!!!! Jen

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful winters scene, Tracey. Doesn't the snow make this wonderful time of year even more magical ?
I love your 'window' all dressed up for Christmas.
I wish you, your family and friends a very Happy Christmas and for wonderful times in the year ahead. XXXX

Florence said...

Love your snow pictures and your window, have a wonderful holiday. I will post too some of my Christmas decorations, I have been so busy making presents that all the decorating has come in little spurts of time. Happy Holiday to you and your family. Florence

Julie said...

Such beautiful images, Tracey--thanks! Hope your Christmas is beautiful, warm & happy!

Gypsy Purple said...

This is soooo lovely!!!

Fé... said...

Oooo.... I love your pictures. White Christmas? :)

KarenSue said...

Happy Holidays to you and your family! We leave thursday for Montana for our white Christmas.
LOve the window frame, I wish I could read french. See you next year!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Okay now, this is getting ridiculous...I have an entire inspiration FOLDER just of your stuff in my photos now! ;-)

Lovely, as per usual.
Merry Christmas, Tracey!
Anne

Federica said...

very beautiful photos and decorations!
happy new week!
Federica
xoxo

The White Farmhouse said...

The photos are beautiful. I love pics of fresh snow. Love the garland. You are so talented. I wish I had a 1/4 of your talent.

Have a Merry Christmas!

maryboys said...

beauty. simplicity. your photos are full of both...thank you for the ongoing inspiration over here at french larkspur, tracey:)

warm winter wishes!
mary

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family sweet Tracey... your photos are so pretty in the snow... I especially love the barn... xoxo Julie Marie

Jo said...

There is something so magical about a fresh covering of snow.
Your photos are beautiful.

Jo

paige said...

these are so beautiful!
after i finished my run yesterday i came in told my hubby i definately could NOT live somewhere where the temps were freezing & below for so much of the winter.....but if that somewhere were as gorgeous as your images, i could adjust!
merry christmas sweet friend
xo

the wild raspberry said...

festive french....very lovely.

those outdoor photos were amazing~especially the barn photo.
i'm such a sucker for old barns.

happy holidays tracey!
chasity

Jane said...

I love your winter wonderland pics! Makes me wish we had a little (I emphasize little) snow on the ground here.
A wonderful display on your old window. I bought a few of those french flash cards this past summer and haven't done anything with them. I love your idea. I also love all the white tone buttons in the sconces.
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Jane

traci said...

gorgeous winter photos tracey!! love the old barn and great shot of the snow on the fence. that is great composition!!

Merry Christmas to you too my dear friend. I hope you and your family have days filled with peace, joy and love!!

Martha said...

Your pictures are just beautiful...I LOVE them!!! And of course as always your decorations are gorgeous too...love the touch of the french vintage cards with glitter:)

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Enjoy!

Sandi said...

Tracey your photos are gorgeous! Love your decorated mirror and the winter in the first photo. Amazingly beautiful!!
Wishing you and yours a beautiful Christmas day!!
Hugs~

Sea Angels said...

Beautiful post Tracey it just rings out 'Christmas Holidays happiness and inspiration' and I cannot have enough of these beautiful snowy pictures.I love the barn by the way and your GORGEOUS cards...
Lots of mince pie hugs
Lynn xxxx

T said...

Merry Christmas Tracey! Did you get the candles yet? I sent them priority, so you should either have gotten them or will be getting them today. :)

Anne Marie said...

Dear Tracey,

Thank you for the sentiments, and your gift of inspiration and pure simplistic beauty.

Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Merry Christmas to you too...

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Blessings and Merry Christmas to you and your family....

The Flying Bee said...

Beautiful!

Merry Christmas Tracey!

xo,
Adrienne

tara said...

Great photos!! Merry Christmas Tracey!!

Sheila R said...

The snow is so beautiful... We are still wishing for a white Christmas.

Merry Christmas to you and your family. May it be joyous.

Enter Lovely said...

i love that paris window...and i love snow!

Au Petit Paris said...

Tracey,

So very pretty. I love how you decorated everything. Sometimes I think the smallest details are the very best!

Merry Christmas to you and your family. May it be filled with love and cheer throughout the New Year.

Kris

mandiegirl said...

Lovely photos! Hope your family has a beautiful Christmas! :)

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Just especially like the split rail fence pic....something very peaceful about it.

THE MERRIEST TO YOU ALL,
Rose
http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Tracey! Your winter photos are gorgeous and the window is just lovely!!!
Wish you and your family a serene and joyful Christmas!
Warm hugs from Lucca!
Vale

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Tracey,

Your photos are fabulous what a gorgeous winter wonderland. From my family to yours, I wish you a very Merry Christmas filled with love, joy and blessings!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Jackie said...

Wow! What a winter wonderland...love your pictures and I love what you've done with that sweet window!! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Dorothy said...

Beautiful and inspirational. The photos definitely put one in to the Christmas spirit! I love the Jeanne d' Arc Living Book and Christmas Magazine magazine that I received from your online shop. I'm still taking it all in!! Merry Christmas from North Carolina.

Dorothy-

a little bit vintage said...

Such beautifully pics, Tracey! :) Love your window! Merry Christmas to you!

Smiles,
rachel

{kara} said...

Happy Holdays to you Tracey! I love those French Flash Cards with glitter! So pretty!
Wishing you a Merry Little Christmas!
Kara

BonjourRomance said...

Merry Christmas Tracey! You really are in a winter wonderland -looks like a Christmas card. The flash cards were a stroke of genius.
I wish you and your family a blessed Merry Christmas!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Oh, love the pic of the barn in the snow! Gorgeous photo! And your home decked out is even more so.
Brenda

Leah C said...

Oh so pretty:) Have a very Merry Christmas, Tracey!

Sarah said...

Tracey, beautiful post. Love the idea of the French flash cards trimmed in glitter. Such peaceful photos of your town. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays to you! ~ Sarah

LuLu said...

Tracey you always add such inspiration in my day... Wishing you a very Merry Christmas to you and your family,
xo,
LuLu

patty said...

just beautiful!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I just love your decorated window!

Merry Christmas!

Julia

Angela Harris said...

I'm telling you ! I can find no prettier blog in all the blog land! Absolutely gorgeous! Every photo :)
~Angela Harris

Natalie said...

Beautiful snowscapes - lovely to see from down here in sunny Australia!

Julie said...

These photos are lovely - thank you for sharing - Happy Holidays and Best Wishes in the upcoming New Year. xo Julie

Anita said...

Of course I am loving those flashcards turned decor...I have the whole set in a box from when I was teaching and I am saving them...for what? I am not sure. But afraid once I take them out of the box, well, they will be gone. Sending you wishes for a Merry Christmas and love and prosperity in 2010.

Anita

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Tracey,
Love, love, love that window and the vintage glittery flashcards, so cute.

Have a very Merry Christmas sweets!
xo~Tracie

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Gorgeous photos and decorating, as always! Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!!!
Michelle

Lissa said...

I love it! I wish we could have some snow! Merry Christmas!

Luray va accommodations said...

The Candles are lovely and looking much stylish and attractive.Snow falling is creating a much frosting environment and so shivering snow.

paperhill said...

i love that old barn. your front hall looks beautiful i love the way you used the old window! i'm so happy that i have found you this year, thank you for sharing all your wonderful inspiration with us. have a blessed Christmas and New Year with your family! xo Susan

Barbara Jean said...

Tracey,
You have such a beautiful blog.

thank you for sharing

blessings

barbara jean

Brandie said...

Absolutely gorgeous as usual Tracey! Wishing you and your family the most blessed holiday:)

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

You have the best taste! and I hope you have the best Christmas ever!
xo,
Carole

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracey,

Beautiful photos you have shared.
One day I would love to have a white Christmas!
Wishing your family a Merry Christmas, happy holidays and best wishes for good health and happiness in 2010. I have so enjoyed getting to know you through the blog world.

Hugs
Carolyn

Lee @ The Way I See It said...

love it- I have those cards too. Can't wait to do some crafty stuff!! I have so much snow here! Merry Christmas.

Cathi said...

Many blessings of love, laughter and good health for you and your family this Christmas and in the coming years ahead, Tracey! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog and I look forward to reading more of your wonderful blog in the coming year! xxoo

Jeanneoli said...

Your posts have been so gorgeous! I love your photography!!!! Merry Christmas. I got my package from you and LOVED everything...you are sweet, sweet, sweet....I was just glad you had somethings left in your shop. Everything you used to decorate the packages went on my tree:-)

Rebecca said...

Wishing you a blessed Christmas and a new year filled with the love of the Lord and the best He has for you
Blessings
Rebecca

Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas, with lots of blessings--Gypsy Purple--Chamara

kanishk said...

thank you for all your loveliness and inspiration.

Work from home India

Lori said...

These shots are absolutely gorgeous Tracey! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas ~ so glad I found you this year. xo

Charlene said...

Beautiful snow photos! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for sharing. Have a great week.
Charlene

Jen said...

Happy Holidays!!!

The Rural Socialite said...

I love flash cards for everything! They make amazing place cards, greeting cards, and framed art. Great idea!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Tracey,
Lovely, I am nuts for your gift wrapping ideas. I am always looking for unique ways to make a gift even more special. Happy New Year. Lisa

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

What a beautiful window frame!

Hoping your Christmas was lovely...

Happy New Year,
Sasha

{ L } said...

Every photo you post is always so beautiful and peaceful. I was thinking of you today and wanted to say hi. :) I know I can always come here for breathtaking inspiration, thank you!

Queen Bee said...

Tracey -

Thought of you today and stopped by to wish you well. I hope your holidays were magical.

Many Blessings to You! Denise

Jules of Whimsicalnotions blog said...

I stumbled here from blog to blog and found myself as one does in blogging in a wonderland that took me far away from this Aussie heat onto a cool place where snow was cool and magical,Thankyou for my visit.

Die Rabenfrau said...

All the wonderful snow is gone here over night, the weather is rainy. So I'm really a little envious! This garland at your mirror is gorgeous, I like these colors you use in your decorations. We have time until January, 6th, to take down all christmassy things. So my flat is all christmas till then.

I wish you a very happy new year!
Rabenfrau

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Min said...

Hi Tracy! I've just found your blog and am in love with your gorgeous home and ideas. May I please ask a question?...I have a lovely window that I also want to hang on the wall...could you please tell me how you've attached it to the wall and what attachments did you use on the window itself?
Thankyou!
kindest Wishes
Marina