December 6, 2010

Holiday Decorations + The First Snow


(Images from decor8 and cupcakes & cashmere)

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We got our first official snow here over the weekend! I was snowed in on Saturday and loved every minute of it! Little Millie, of course, hopped and frolicked all over the place- she was so excited that the 'white stuff' was back!




This one is my favorite, I love the look on her face. She was shivering at this point!


Even after we came inside she wanted to get up in the window and look out at the snow falling...



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As promised, I snapped some pictures of my Christmas decorations over the weekend. It turned out to be the perfect time to  take photos of the outside decorations, as well!

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Winter wonderland...

Outside Lovelies:

(View of my neighborhood from my driveway)









I decided to go with nontraditional colors outside this year. My girly gene was on overdrive. I found the pink sparkly bows and garland that I wrapped around my topiary at Target. The little pink scarves on my snowmen are from the Dollar Tree.

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Lovelies inside....

Living Room: 





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Dining/Kitchen:









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Office/Entryway







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New Pink Tree in my Bedroom:




I'm so happy with how the decorations turned out this year. I wanted a simpler look and left a lot of my things from last year in storage. I think my favorite pieces are the apothecary jars and leaf bowl filled with Christmas balls and the pretty dining table. I found the beaded trees and table runner at TJ Maxx.

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In more holiday related news, my mom and I went to a cookie exchange last night at one of the teacher's house that I work with. Coming home with 11 dozen sweet treats? Don't mind if I do!


Mom and me snapping a picture with our favorite girl before we left.



Cookies, cookies everywhere!!

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Happy Monday, everyone!

(PS- I'm posting later today because we're on a snow delay! What a great start to the week!)

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Please join my sweet friend Daphne in her home tour series this week featuring your Christmas/holiday decorations! She is such a sweet lady, and I know she would love for you to link up! Click the button below to head over to her lovely blog!



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36 comments

*Bre said...

So much to love here! I have the same icy wreath & the hollyberry one as well. Your decorations on the pink tree are to DIE for!

Beth said...

all your decorations are so pretty! i'm super jealous! :)

Morgan said...

Millie is just too cute! And love all the decor!

Jamie said...

Great pictures! Love all your decor...especially your pink tree :)

MCW said...

Snow days are the best days! We are getting flurries up here in NYC...but no sticking yet!

Sarah Cook said...

I love the snowmen and the tree outside! The colors contrasting with the snow are so cheery! It makes me wish for just a sprinkling of snow in South Georgia!

Suburban Princess said...

Everything looks just gorgeous!! You did an awesome job and your house looks beautiful!

You look a bit like that Ali girl who was the bachelorette...but way prettier!

Buckhead Belle said...

Fun, fun! And your decorations look great! And oh my gosh, I am obsessed with your dog!

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

What a precious dog! I just love her coat and all of your Christmas decor! You did such a fab job!

Amanda said...

your holiday decor is wonderful! love that pink tree. :) cookie exchanges are so fun! i love the last pic. so so cute!

Debby said...

That Millie is so cute! Cookie swaps are fun.. we usually do one in the neighborhood every year! Check out my post today... I think you will like it... Brown Eyed Belle might just have a mention. xo

hotpants™ said...

That last picture is precious. I love your decorations inside and out. I especially love the snowman you have outside. We have a penguin that's kind of similar outside our front door.

An Inquiring Mind said...

I am so jealous you have snow now! Surprisingly, here in Mass we haven't gotten any yet. I love the decoration pictures as well....makes me want to decorate a lot more than I have!

Nikki said...

Millie is too cute! I love all of the holiday decor, especially the pink tree!!

CJ said...

Love your pics! So festive! And we have the same taste! London has the same coat as Millie!

ABC said...

SO festive and cute! I love it!!

Chiara said...

I just came accross your blog and I love it! Great decorations.
xoxo

Miss K said...

the place looks beautiful!! i love your style! your doggie looks very pretty too!

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the pink tree in your "boudoir!"

Pink Champagne said...

Reason #1896473 that I love you - you have a PINK Christmas tree! Gorgeous decorations doll -isn't it such fun?! PS: I cannot believe you got so much snow down south before we had our first snowfall up here! XO

Beth's Blog said...

your house looks beautiful, you have used such pretty colors. :)

thepreppyprincess said...

Oh Miss Belle, could Millie look any more darling?! Talk about Pretty in Pink!

And how on earth do you make the time to get all of that amazing decorating done? Help, I need tips!

Thank you for sharing some of the love, it is just beautiful!
tp

Styles 'n Cream said...

1) your dog is such a cutie: 2) love all yoru Xmas decorations; I did most of it this weekend too but it is more subtle; 3) I am in love with that pink tree.

xoxo

GlamorousWhimsy said...

Well it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I love the that you have a Christmas Tree in your bedroom, and it's pink, so that just made my day!!

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Little Millie is the cutest and I adore your pink Christmas tree :-)

Happy December, cheers: Evi

Brunch at Saks said...

Too much gorgeousness! LOVE!!! Millie looks so cute in her little jacket and I am dying over your pink tree! Hope you're doing good lovey xoxo

Mrs. D said...

I can't even pick a favorite thing to post about-- it's all too adorable@ Millie's coat is to die for-- she's more fashionable than I am!

mydesignchic said...

The pink tree in your room...fabulous!!

A Dash of Beauty said...

Julie,
I loved all your Christmas decoration, specially the outside. In my country we do not have snow, so I really enjoyed your pictures of white landscapes. My favorite is the snowman with the pink sparkly bow....ah! and Little Millie, she is so cute.
Best wishes!

keely @ luxe + lillies said...

SO adorable Julie! Your little pup is too sweet - aren't they just the best! I love the hints of pink!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

omgosh, so many cookies! love.

Kerr said...

I love all your decorations! You did a great job. I especially love the pink bow on the wreath!
and lil Millie is just too cute for words!

Mary said...

Wow! Gorgeous decorations! And cookies! 11 dozen sounds like just the right amount. ;-)

Elizabeth said...

I just love all of your Christmas decorations! It definitely gets me in the spirit of the season! And Millie is just too cute! I love her little pink jacket and her bow!

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Shannon said...

What great pictures! We have very similar taste! I recognize some of your decorations and ornaments from Target, I got the same ones for GG's tree that I'll share next week.

Thanks for joining Daphne and me for Home Tour Tuesdays. We're so thrilled to see so many new names and blogs this week (although I'm not new to your blog and have been following for some time!)

Pink tree is awesome! I should've done that...I'll try to remember for next year!

Have a great day! Hope to see ya next week for another link up!

Shannon

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sarah, flourish design + style said...

Wow, wow, wow! Your pink tree is the sweetest, I adore it! xo

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