Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas in Halena's Room


Hello and Happy December!  I wanted to share the Christmas touches I've added to Halena's room...I got a little camera happy in the process, so I hope I don't bore you with too many pictures :)


I found this picture of a little girl on her First Communion in one of the old French letters that I bought from Jeanne's lovely shop, and since Halena made her First Communion this year, it just kind of caught my heart when I saw it...so I tucked it in with a few of my favorite vintage silver ornaments...


And this beautiful lavender pillow is one I bought last Christmas from Sandi...


As with the rest of the house, I tried to use some fresh greenery in Halena's room as well...the mingling of the evergreen and lavender makes for a really pretty aroma.

I bought the paper and glitter clock face while at Farm Chicks this past June...


The vintage prayer card bottles are a project I did last year...you can read about it *HERE* if you'd like.








These sweet little button ornaments are ones I bought at the flea market last year from Judy...


And I just embellished a simple galvanized bucket from Ikea with some burlap ribbon, greenery, and a St. Bernadette medal to house the branches...








I am really enjoying seeing all of the beautiful Christmas decorations out there on all of your blogs...it's truly my favorite time of the year {minus the bitter cold}!!!

Enjoy your weekend!



Tracey



p.s. I wanted to answer a few quick questions that people have been asking me...the bird plates from my Thanksgiving post are from Anthropologie {on clearance right now!} and the color of my pallet table is Granite Dust by Valspar {Lowe's}.

96 comments:

Katy Noelle said...

Tracey! Your blog just keeps getting better and better. Restrained but extreme beauty! It's so very refreshing and I'm really glad that you share it all with us!!! I just haven't been in a Christmas mood, this year. Blogland is going to save me, I think!

Love, Katy Noelle

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

Tracey,
It's the simple elegance that I love about your decorating. I always get so many beautiful ideas when you show your home - a few touches here and there make all the difference! It looks just beautiful in her room ~
Hope you are enjoying this lovely season so far ~
Sarah

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful Christmas touches Tracey and some wonderful inspiration.
The whole of the UK is covered in snow and we are expriencing arctic temperatures, so I am feeling really Christmassy. XXXX

Finding Home said...

Really lovely, simple elegant details. Thanks so much for sharing!

Best Wishes,
Laura

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Tracey, it's all so wonderful!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

What a beautiful room. I love the simple details like the vintage ornaments and the old photos. Best wishes :)

Vintage French Hen said...

You always inspire me Tracey!!! Marcia

dreams on 34th street said...

Simply stated and elegant...I love visiting! Happy Christmas!!!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love your zinc and burlap...I have been using that combination here too and I love the simple natural feel to it. Your photos are stunning as always and I will never tire of looking at things through your eyes!
:) Take care!
Laura

paige said...

i love the little vintage ornaments thoughtfully placed on the white dishes...& the vintage image too=perfectly lovely

xo

julie said...

tracey! you are so very talented! her room is so sweet and beautiful! i love all the little touches! cant wait to see more!

Stilmittel said...

I think this is one of the nicest rooms i've ever seen for a girl at this age! Thanks for sharing!
Happy advent, Sandra

The Summer Porch said...

Tracey~ Your style is so uniquely your own. You have such an ease when you decorate everything flows and looks like it belongs where you place it,when you add your extra touches at christmas like you did in Halena's room with the greenery and decorations it just makes it so much more special for this time of year. So serene! I particularly like the way the photographs look vintage. Just stunning!
Have a great day
Rosemary...

g.suzie said...

Beautiful room, and all the details are amazing!
You really have a wonderful collection of perfect things in her room, love it!

Shabby soul said...

Darling Tracey this post is the proof that many things are not necessary to make gorgeous decoration, like you did!
Have a good day!
Silvia

Gaia said...

Your vintage touches are simply beautiful! Love the button ornaments!

~Gaia~

It's me said...

Hi Tracey...that room looks also amazing !!!....nice time december and christmas.......have a lovely day....come and take a look in our shop today.................love Ria....

trash talk said...

I'm quite smitten with the simplicity of your Christmas. Since time is my enemy right now...think I'll take a page out of your book (or maybe a photo) and think about simply greens. Love it.
Debbie

Sandy said...

That looks like it jumped from the pages of Jeanne d'Arc Living!

C'est ravissant!

Bisous,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Gracie's Cottage said...

So dreamy!

koralee said...

Oh my what a sweet room...she is one blessed girl...I am sure she adores being in there. I know I would!

Happy December my sweet friend. xoxo

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I love Christmas at your house, Tracey! Everything is just simply beautiful. I think you have such a perfect touch. I really appreciate that you bring in religious elements which are oh so dear to me too. p.s. you're really inspiring me to start on the Christmas decorating in my home too

KarenSue said...

Tracey you just inspire me so. I have a lot of these things and didn't know what to do with them. Now I do!
Enjoy your day

Air Kiss said...

Good Morning Tracey~
Oh I absolutely heart your decorating in her bedroom!! So pretty!! The branches in the galv. bucket is my favorite~ Have a good day!!
Lara xo

Rebecca said...

Hi Tracey
Everything looks lovely, I am sure she loves her room.
I love this time of year... just starting to get my boxes up. It is always so much fun to go through them. Funny how I am always surprised to find something I forgot about from the year before! I keep decorating right up until we leave for MN for Christmas.
Many Blessings
Rebecca

Jennifer said...

simply beautiful....restful, chic and sparkly. Jennifer jennsthreegraces

Morning T said...

Everything looks just like I wish mine would. Just gorgeous Tracey!
Please stop by and enter my giveaway before Sunday.
Hugs~
T

Theresa said...

Gorgeous! Theresa xoxo

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Tracey,
I love all the things you've done w/Halena's room. Each little vignette is adorable and inspires to no end!
xo~Tracie

Leah C said...

Oh Tracey, how could anyone get bored with your pictures?! Each one is a gem! I love, love how you decorated Halena's room for Christmas...pure prettiness:)

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Everything looks so serene and beautiful, Tracey! Oh how I wish I could master this look... maybe some day. I can't thank you enough for all of the wonderful inspiration you give us throughout the year!!
Have a great day girl!
xoxo,
Jo :)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh this is too beautiful words...too beautiful! Sigh...

Morning T said...

Hi again Tracey- thanks so much for posting my giveaway on your sidebar!!
T

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I am inspired by your serene and simple decorating. I love the galvanized bucket with the burlap wrap and the clear ornaments on sticks! Super.

Vintage Home said...

...so sweet & soft...serene & simple ..yet huge impact....honoring the season....

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Lovely - so peaceful and beautiful!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

A beautiful room and I just LOVE the button ornaments. So unique!

White and Rust said...

Everything is beautiful. I love how you decorated the ikea tin, and the branches. And cute clock face!

Amy said...

So simple and elegant.
It just speaks to the soul.
Have a wonderful Holiday Season
Amy

Shannon said...

What a lucky little girl! Her room looks so festive :) Love all the silver with the greenery

Servies en Brocante said...

Its beautiful, so tender and calm.. i love it!! Nice month!!

hometown girl said...

hello :) it looks beautiful! you have such an amazing eye. i love the pictures i don't think you could ever bore me!! hugs, susan

Anne Marie said...

Hi Tracey....you know what is so great about your blog? and style? that is always so pretty yet practical and inspiring, but in style too!! how do you do that??

it's definitely not a typical little girls' room - but gorgeous!

Sanctuary Home said...

Hi Tracey,
You did a great job decorating Halena's room! I could be very happy in a room like that...a calming and serene bedroom. I love it!

Urban Farmgirl said...

Dreamy....just so beautiful, Tracey!

~mary~

Vårt liv i norr said...

Lovely decorations!

/helena

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness Tracey...I absolutely adore what you have done, the decor is sooo perfect and just beautiful! Xoxoxo

Chrissy said...

Heavenly is the only word I can think of to describe this post...it just relaxed me in an instant..you have such a gift my dear friend,such a gift.x0

BonjourRomance said...

Looks so soft and pretty Tracey. Helena is a lucky girl.
Bon journée,
Mimi

Blondie's Journal said...

You have decorated your daughters room in such a simple and fresh way...I love it. The communion picture is so sweet and I love the button ornaments {I am looking for clear ornaments} on the branch. Just beautiful.

XO,
Jane

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

so sweet

A Cottage Muse said...

sigh...just perfect for your little princess!

Roberta said...

So pretty Tracey. Pure and simple. Can't wait to get my flour crate for my kitchen counter!!
Roberta

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

Tracey - so precious. What a special mom you are to decorate with all of your beautiful things in your daughter's room!!!!!!

I am pretty sure you did a branch tree last year - and I was completely inspired by you this year...although it doesn't have your amazing finishing touches on it - I'll leave that up to you. ;)

Hugs to you & Merry Christmas! xoxo

Robin said...

Beautiful addtions to an already beautiful room. I love all the details.

I just can't help thinking my own bedroom is lacking a little Christmas cheer after seeing your beautiful photos.

Emily Joyce said...

The button filled ornaments are adorable! I love the vintage pictures too. It's all beautiful!

Jacqui said...

I love absolutely everything! What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing...

Catherine said...

Hi Tracey

I could just look at these images all day - they are just, totally, without exaggeration, stunning!

Hugs

Cath
x

~ Rachel Pallas ~ said...

*~*~ Look so beautiful Tracey!!! Hugs, Rachel~*~*
*French Farmhouse 425*

{av} said...

May I move in?!! This room feels so warm and inviting...perfect for a snowy day! I loved the simplicity of the photo out of the frame. It's perfect the way it is :)

Great post! xo

Restoration House said...

Someone mentioned it earlier...Simple elegance. I so love it. I am a new follower. Glad I found you!
Kim:)

paperbird said...

Your photographs are beautiful Tracey- Book Worthy!
The decorations in your daughters room are so pretty, I love your decorating style.

a.love said...

i think you should own an inn and then i could come stay there....

Katy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I'm jealous! I want Halena's room! :)

traci said...

Ask halena if she wants a roommate. Tell her I am quiet and won't take up too much room. It looks gorgeous Tracey. I have only got my tree and lights up. I can't wait to get home and decorate. Miss ya!

Lili said...

Christmas elegance like only you could do Tracey! Especially enjoyed the photo of the christening with the silver ornaments because not only is it beautiful, it is so touching that you included for it's relevance to your daughter. xo ~Lili

LuLu said...

The ornaments with the buttons are just darling! Oh tracey, your daughter is one very lucky girl! Just stunning, thank you for always bringing such beauty to my day,
xo,
LuLu

Sandi said...

What beauty abounds in your little girls room Tracey! She is so lucky to have a mom who makes her room a special one...one I am sure she will always remember. Gorgeous photos!!
Blessings~

Heaven's Walk - said...

Every time I see something wrapped in burlap, I think it's the last 'new' thing I'll see burlap used with. Then YOU come along and wrap your bucket with it and tie it with twine, add some nature to it ---- and I've got another idea to steal from you, Tracey! lol! I love the sweetness of the decor in your little one's room. It's sooo pretty! I just want to sit here and soak it all up. :)

xoxo laurie

Country Dreaming said...

Creative AND lovely all at the same time!
I sure your daughter is loving it.

Melinda

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Tracey, it is all absolutely divine.
I simply adore how you incorporate faith into your decor. As it should be, given the season, and I know that you "get" that.

Love and admire you, my friend!
XOXO,
Anne

Karena said...

Tracey, very sweet I love the vintage medals and the lavender pillow!

I have a $200 Giveaway from Fifi Flowers!
Do come and enter!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena!

Love of the Sea said...

Simply gorgeous.

BELDECOR by Bine said...

Hello dear Tracy,
so gorgeous decoration... you can never bore me with your photos... Wishing you a fabulous weekend
Warm hugs, Bine

Jan said...

I laughed as I read your apology for too many pics...are you kidding? ,,we cant get enough of you or your pics..you inspire, delight, bless and encourage a fresh perspective and brighten any day..thankyou sweet lady...

Ever - The red house by the lake said...

I love this room. It looks so bright and nice and yet cozy. Perfect now when the dark winter is upon us.

And I love the pictures. I just started my own blog and realized how difficult it is to get good pictures.

Susan mckay said...

Is she in training for the nunery?

De tout, de rien said...

Oh the loveliness of it all! And keeping with the reason for the season!

Susan said...

Just breathtaking, Tracey. I especially love the stocking and items on her chair. So many beautiful simple details. Sweet dreams to Halena,
- Susan

Lee said...

Really Lovely, Tracey. My boys have a single strand of lights in their room... LOL. I hsould try tod decorate more, but my little guy still likes to play with the decorations- so they don't stay in any one place too long. Last year, the tree ended up pretty bare from the floor up to about 3 feet!!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Halena's room is stunning...can you come do my room now ;o)

Graciela said...

Simply beautiful and inspiring!
Graciela

A Brush with Color said...

What simple, elegant touches. I'm particularly entranced by the sweet button ornaments--I might have to make some of those myself. Just delightful!

I'm going to see if the Anthropologie near me at home has those bird dishes: we are huge "birders," and if there's a weakness I have, it's for linens and dishes, so I glommed onto those when I first saw them. Thanks for the heads up--I looked online and couldn't find them, so I'm hoping our store has them when I get home from being on the road.

I'm also one of those folks who purchases old photos from flea markets--I always ache to think someone's beautiful family images wind up in a bin somewhere, and I'm drawn to buy them up so that they'll be in good hands!

RamblingTart said...

Ohhh, how stunning! So clean and fresh and wonderful. :-)

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

I'm going to ask Santa for a copy of the book I hope you'll be publishing one day...one day very soon! One of those oversized types of books you sit on the coffee table. Please!

Love your work, Tracey! Always such a joy to visit. Xo, Sue

Country Livin' said...

You certainly did not bore us with your photos, they are simply beautiful!
Trish xo

Barbara said...

You are so talented, Tracey! Your decorations are always in such exquisite taste...simple and elegant.

Greenmare said...

Seriously?? YOU can never post too many of your gorgeous pictures for my taste! I am thinking of keeping a drool cloth next to my laptop for when I look at your blog. I absolutely LOVE everything you do!

Farmgirl Paints said...

So pretty Tracey. Love that mirror and the ornament with the little buttons. So cute!

Beatnheart said...

we had that turquoise ornament when we were kids...boy does that bring back memories...thanks for that..what a beautiful home you have...Cynthia

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracey,

Your daughters room is so sweet, she is so lucky and must enjoy her beautiful bedroom.
Thank your for sharing all this inspiration.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

JACQUELINE said...

What a lovely blog, i'm going to follow you. Beautifal pictures!
Have a nice evening.
Jacqueline From Switzerland ♡

June said...

So beautiful Tracey! Halena must love it!
hugs

Ness Lockyer said...

You never fail to amaze me. What a gorgeous room.
Ness xx

michelle said...

What a beautiful room! I love all your details that are made with love! Your daughter is very lucky! :)

Jamie said...

Hi there! I've been a reader for a while & came out of hiding to tell you that I looove your blog & used your one of your Christmas decorating ideas for my home. I loved how you embellished your galvanized bucket & decided to use the idea for one that I had. I hope that is okay. You can see it at this link... http://homeisright.blogspot.com/2010/12/jamies-christmas-home-tour.html
Thank you for your inspirational blog! Merry Christmas!