And...It's a Wrap!!!

Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
Myyyy...ohhh MY! Christmas has come...and gone! I don't know about
 you, but the week that follows Christmas is always kind of a let down for me.
 All the busyness of the season...slows...and it's time to get things back to normal!
 I love Christmas and it would be just fine by me...if it never ended! Hehe!
I hope that each of you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas! I
 certainly did! My two step-children are still here visiting. I will be spending
 the week enjoying them...and I will begin the arduous process of putting away all
 the Christmas decor. Yesterday I purchased several nice, heavy plastic storage
 bins.  I'm hoping to go through all of my Christmas and organize it a bit!
 It may take me awhile...eeeks!
Anyway, I will be back next week. In the meantime, I thought I would
 share just a bit more of the silver and white Christmas decor in my french
 country dining room (there are a few new photos taken from a different angle in
 my dining room).  I just loved how it turned out...I'm still really enjoying it! I
 have decided to leave it...as is...at least for the month of January! It looks
 January Wintery! I hope you enjoy! I will see you soon, sweet friends!!!
Shimmering Silver and Sparkling White
"Wintery January"
A vintage silver soup tureen filled with mercury glass ornaments...nestled into
 fresh pine boughs...serves as the table centerpiece in my dining room.
I added white pearl berry picks into the pine greenery...along with a few mercury
 glass pinecones and silver/white ornaments.
White organza ribbon...twirls and swirls...around the jeweled
 mercury glass ornaments!
 I love this look! I just threaded the ribbon through the loops on the top of the ornaments.
Hmmm...I guess I will take the "NOEL" signs out of the
centerpiece for January...otherwise the rest can stay!
It's a Wrap!
Saying so long to Christmas 2010! It was fabulous! *

I am joining these fabulous parties...

Table Top Tuesday...hosted by Marty over at A Stroll Thru Life.
Thank you Susan and Marty for hosting these fabulous parties for us!
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Well my friends...I'm so glad that you stopped by today for a visit!
 It won't be long till we are ringing in a brand new year! Ohhh my...where
 did 2010 go to? Hehe!
Warmest Wishes!


Lori E said...

I have to admit that there is always a little let down after all the hustle and bustle.
If you could see the mess at my house right now you would shudder. I work at it bit by bit. Run another dishwasher load, eat some chocolates, sweep up some sparkles, eat some ham, put some bottles away.... you get the picture.

Carol said...

Gorgeous! You should hire yourself out as a decorator! It is a let down compared to all the work it takes to get there.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Chari Sweetie...
I couldn't agree more. Always a let down after all the hustle and bustle of Christmas. We don't do as much for the New Year at all.

I love, love, love the table arrangement that you made. It is SO elegant and I too would be leaving it up for awhile. It is so seasonal for the winter and it looks so beautiful on your table.

Have a beautiful New Year. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That first picture is a magazine shot, Chari! Love it! I think I feel more of a dragging after Christmas because I know I have to put all this stuff away. Somehow it seems to be put up and out a lot faster than what it takes to put it away!

Unknown said...

Hi Char, Yes I would leave the wintery center piece up for awhile, come Valentines day you could cheat and pull the pine cones and add some heart! Tee-he. I just pulled all the boxes out of the garage for a start then once our up coming rain that we are expecting, I'll get busy packing up. Sure is a job, but I love putting it up and I'm one who is guilty of not taking pic's of everything! I love my little grand babies but I'm plumb wore out. 3 under the age of 6 in one finally did me in. I need to go eat some more chocolate just to keep up and running, then be good after Jan 1st! Happy New Year and many Hugs! Marilou

Glenda/MidSouth said...

It will work great for a Winter table setting - so pretty!
My tree and dining table decorations will still be around for another week, as our big celebration is not until next weekend.
Have a great week!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love that centerpiece...it will be perfect for January. It glistens!

I feel a little like you, I just don't think I have your energy level! Even though most of our festivities were away from home, I feel like my house is a mess! Maybe it is my mind! lol!!

Enjoy your time with the kids!


On Crooked Creek said...

Oh, how exquisite! I am so loving the wintery mix of silver, mercury glass and white! Thank you for knowing the next direction I'm heading and walking me through the process. "Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but Chari's decor is so delightful!" I just finished one mercury glass and white display at the store this morning, now I'm ready to begin at home!
Thank you for sharing!

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Chari,

I was so delighted to hear from you dear Chari that my eyes misted up with delight and sheer joy my dear blog friend!..,

I am exhausted as of late, yet would not miss the opportunity for the world to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas season and a wonderful, safe and prosperous New Year filled with the goodness and blessings of the Lord!

Your blog is, as always, so lovely!.., Such a respite and delight to behold.~ And your house is fairly sparkling!

Thanks for stopping by dear lady, you have made my day!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Tricia said...

Chari, that centerpiece really is stunning! I think it's perfect throughout January -- and you might just add a bit of red and it will work for February, too! All that silver is glorious!

Lyndsay Wells said...

I am literally salivating over your pictures! LOVED!! And I am crazy for your dining table - wow!
So nice to meet you, I will be back!

vignette design said...

I love your silver and white Christmas. Absolutely beautiful! What I think is nice is that it transitions well into January! Happy New Year! ~Delores

Anonymous said...

Very Pretty!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful! You are so good at making pretty! Hope you had a blessed Christmas.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Vintage Gal said...

There is a little let down after the busy Christmas season. But after looking at these beautiful pictures ~ I feel much better ;-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the wintry colors! I like having pretty things to decorate with after the holidays! I'm going to try to keep more candles out this year and some greenery! Enjoy your week! ♥

Sarah said...

Shimmers and sparkles ~ that centerpiece is gorgeous. I'd leave this out all through January. ~ Sarah

Savannah Granny said...

Miss Char, This is so beautiful. It looks so much like my decorating except that you do it more elegantly. I was so late getting done I didn't post much. I may just do it anyway for year end.
I love the way you have used the white and silver to achieve that wintery look. I just love your buffet, aw heck, I just love it all. Thanks for posting all this winter beauty. Hugs, Ginger

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Gorgeous!! Love the mercury glass and the silver with the greens!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Chari, your silver and white is so pretty. Such great shots you captured. I am already taking my stuff down and look forward to getting the house all cleaned up. Enjoy your week and Happy New Year.

Debbiedoos said...

So pretty Chari, I would leave it up for winter. I am doing my winter theme now, and putting up a few snow flakes here and there. It's a wrap is right...I'm pooped!

xinex said...

Your centerpiece is so stunning, Chari! You are just so good at this....Christine

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hello Sis...Oh girl I got your beautiful throw and let me tell you I love it soooo much and you even more...Sorry I haven't been around my pooter took a dump on me boo hoo...I will try an email you from my laptop which I hate ha ha!!
Hope you had the best christmas ever girl...Now I need to go cover up with my warm and fuzzy throw ha ha!! Oh girl it's so soft...Candace loved it told her hands off mine, mine, mine...Hugs and much love my Dear Sis..Gloria

Green Door Girl said...

very pretty - I agree the silver and white can go all the way through January - the day after Christmas is such a let down as all the gifts are gone and all you have left is decor you want gone ASAP! :) Thanks for sharing!

Jenn - greendoordesigns.blogspot.com

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas -- your centerpiece is so beautiful -- I know that you'll love having it up all Winter as a lovely reminder of Christmas and the beauty of Winter. Happy New Year!

Bill said...

Hi Chari,

Your silver and white table shimmers with elegance, beauty, and purity -- so inspiring!

Thank you for all your visits and for the lovely, sweet comments you've left for me. It's always a joy to have you stop by.

I hope and your family have a wonderful new year, filled with abundance, good health, joy, and treasured moments!

Warmest regards,

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
Oh girl, I love that first picture! It just is stunning! Well they all are. Your winterscape is really the most elegant and gorgeous of all. And I am a lucky ducky who got to sit at that beautiful table!
I am one pooped out gal~ I have so enjoyed seeing my son and his wife and will miss them so much!
I have to e-mail you soon with some news.
Big Hugs,

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Chari...

So glad you hear your Christmas was lovely...and I sooo agree....leave the centerpiece. It does look like winter. I couldn't bear to put away either. It's YUMMY!

Happy New Year!


Sharing with Sherri said...

So glad to hear that you had a nice Christmas Chari!

Your table is STUNNING!! I have never seen a silver tureen till now, What a BEAUTY it is, and it looks so gorgeous surrounded by the greenery, touches of white and mercury glass! I would definitely be leaving that out for the winter too!!

Have a VERY happy and blessed New Year my dear friend!

Hugs, Sherri:)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your table centerpiece is absolutely stunning. I love everything about it. You always do the most wonderful vignettes. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sue said...

Your silver and white is simply stunning, Chari! Your dining room is elegant and wintry. My dining room centerpiece is the only thing I am leaving up for a while. Everything but the trees is now packed up. Whew, what a job. I have 20 boxes of that and I still have the ornaments from the three trees. I didn't put the other 4 this year- time just got away from me. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and only good things to come! hugs, Sue

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Chari, it is beautiful. So elegant and wintery looking. I wish I had thought of this before I took all the Christmas down. Have to admit I'm loving the clean fresh look of things. I wish you and your a very Happy New Year darling. hugs ~lynne~
p.s. don't over do it darling, take it slow don't get yourself down trying to organize.

The Gilded Cherub said...

Hello there... I feel so lucky to have come across your blog tonight...how beautiful.. I just love your dining room I agree I would leave it as long as possible to enjoy. I'm new to blogging I would love it if you found the time to stop by to say hello...I'm also planning a large give away right after the New Year, just waiting for a few more followers. Thanks a bunch. Have a happy and healthy New Year!

lvroftiques said...

Chari that centerpiece is so pretty I'd never want to take it down! And it's perfect for New Years! Have a great one my friend! Vanna

Cindy said...

Hi Chari,
I'm glad you are leaving your table decor, it is just too pretty to take apart and put away for another year. I don't have anything special on my table at the moment, but I shall have to get busy on that shortly.
You are so right! Christmas should really last much longer. I'm glad you still have your step-kids with you visiting. I only saw mine through skipe and I just wanted to sit and cry, I could hardly talk, it was just too much. They were all alone, together, in Vancouver and we were with their only relatives out here in Saskatchewan and I just couldn't stand it. I was sick with a nasty cold and it made it hard to talk and I was much too emotional. Oh dear, what will I do with myself?
I have loved all of your comments on my posts, thank you for being such a great blogger friend.
Love, hugs and best wishes for 2011.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love the silver and white...so very pretty. Happy New Year!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous as always at your home! You are a designer and it shows! Hope you enjoy the coming year and have lots of good health and happiness where you are! HUGS!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your table is so lovely and elegant! Love the silver. And your Fall mantel was just the most stunning I;ve ever seen. I have just become your latest friend/follower. Wishing you a wonderful and fulfilling new year.

Unknown said...

Oh It is Gorgeous! You could enjoy this centerpiece up to the end of January if you wanted. Love it!


Nita Stacy said...

I'm so jealous of all your gorgeous silver! I decided I need silver serving pieces this year...but deciding that and finding them that I can afford are two different things. I'll just have to live through you vicariously.

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