Thursday, December 08, 2011

Christmas Mantle - Farmhouse Friday #18

Christmas decorating is underway at the Farmhouse on Main.
The portrait of Great Grandpa Fritz led the way.
Then the beautiful cedar tree in the yard joined in with some lovely snippets. 
Aren't the gorgeous lavender/violet berries just amazing?

 Only God could make something so beautiful and fragrant. 
My pretty aqua chairs were all too happy to have their photo taken again. :-))
And, I'm really digging those oversized wood keys. 
Aren't they fun?!
Mercury tree stocking holders....
perfectly at home.
And, how about these pretty white suitcases,
(a find from my darling friend Denis)

and stockings that look as if they were color matched for the fireplace tiles.  How on earth did that happen?... :-))
Beautiful mercury acorns mixed with more cedar snips. 

Love love love!

Other festive details include...
Merry winter snowmen...
that always make me smile. :-))
Snow covered pine tree
tucked inside of a metal urn adorned with words about friends.
Pencil pine trees wrapped in burlap,
and apothecary jars filled with favorite ornaments.
*sigh* 
The farmhouse is smiling.
And, so am I.

:-))

Hope things are looking festive around your home.

Link up or comment below and tell me all about it!


I'm sharing over at Common Ground and My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.













54 comments:

Mary Ellen Malone said...

I enjoy your blogs so much I can't wait for the next one each week. Your farm house everything is BEAUTIFUL and so enjoyable to explore.

Ruby Jean said...

Oh this is just SO VERY VERY pretty.... And Grandpa Fritz is CERTAINLY the focal point... Adorable!!

pink*cherub*moon said...

This is so gorgeous! I love everything about it! I've grown very fond of those cute snowmen so am going to hunt some down. I love snowmen! Your colors are so pleasing to the eye and perfect for your fireplace tiles! I really enjoy getting away from the traditional red and green. Thank you for sharing so much spectacular inspiration! I need to get my decorations in gear and finished! Projects one day, decorating the next =:) Merry Christmas! xoxo, Leena

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

It's just all so beautiful...I love that the stockings just happened to match! Fancy that! xo

Debra @ Common Ground said...

How fun, I'm just lovin' those gorgeous aqua chairs!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Your farm house is looking gorgeous! I always look forward to your beautiful posts! I love the aqua chairs and the additional colors they are bringing into your decor! You're so talented!

Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

BEAUTIFUL! so beautiful...I dream of the day I will have such creativity to decorate,but for now I'll keep learning :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

It all looks soooo pretty...love the luggage that Denis found for you. I'm having fun using some of the items that I got from you last month in Canton. A lot of people are asking where that beautiful ribbon came from...it's been a big hit on my mantel post. I have used some cedar this year too and LOVE IT!

Blesings,
Linda

Amy Kinser said...

I can totally understand why your farmhouse is smiling...I am smiling.

Blessings to you, Amy

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Laurie, everything is so pretty, loving the chairs..... their beautiful.

Sarah said...

Each images is full of delights. Thanks for sharing this beauty. You've inspired me to get started on my decorating. ;-)

Stephanie said...

So gorgeous LA! Love the mercury glass stocking holders! And those chairs...divine!

Lori Lucas said...

Just absolute perfection. I love every aspect of it. I really have to make it to the shop! Your fireplace is beautiful to begin with and you have made it extra special. Lori Lucas

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

everything looks so pretty in your farmhouse! may i inquire where the large wood keys came from? i love them! thank you for hosting this lovely party!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Yes, Stacey the large wood keys came from my Shoppe. We sell them there. Thanks so much for all the sweet comments!

Ann said...

I adore everything: your cedar garland, your whimsical snowmen, your mercury glass stocking holders. Everything is simply gorgeous!

Robin said...

I love this post. You sense of style is just gorgeous. I love those snowmen too, as well as the mercury glass and the greens.

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Everything is just sooo beautiful!!! :) Love your site, just adore it! Hope I met the requirements for this link up - thank you for hosting! :) Hugs & Happy Holidays!


XO's,
Jessie

Lori said...

Wow, now that is just gorgeous. Pour me a cup of coffee and I'd snuggle right there.

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Your farmhouse is picture perfect. Just so cozy...sigh...

SueAnn said...

So beautiful!!! Rich and lovely...elegant...serene!! Wowzers!!
Fabulous!! I have just started to work on my decor...having fun!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a lovely combination of old and new.

Darla said...

I am is awe everytime I visit here.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

What a beautiful display. So festive!

Redo 101 said...

It is definitely looking a lot like Christmas at your farmhouse - beautiful. Love the base with "printing" on it, and did you paint the mantel clock white - you've made me want to paint our's white! Thanks for hostessing the fun party!

Mary

Ruby Grace's said...

I was excited about my mantel until I saw yours...back to the drawing board! I love the suitcases there, they are perfect! I just logged on to Pinterest...I think I am going to love it. Can't wait to see you and Willy Saturday night. Going to be fun.
Denis

Kelly said...

Your mantel looks wonderful! It's such a pleasing mix of items full of vintage charm. Your stockings have the perfect fabric on them and match your decor very well. Love those extra large keys you hung up and love how your mantel is double decked!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your post is fabulous areal winter's wonderland, sooo magical! Your mantel is gorgeous with such pretty vintage objects. Great big keys you hung up, so lovely everything. Thank you for hosting and having me for the first time, such fun! Merry Christmas to you and yours. FABBY

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Thanks for hosting the party. Love the evergreen branches you added with their little blue berries.

Cindy said...

Gorgeous! Love your merry winter snowmen...so cute! Thanks for the party...

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

am breathless so gorgeous!! wow!

Karen

A Cottage Muse said...

Stun~ning!
I love the greens with the berries!
Actually, I love it all!
Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!

The French Hutch said...

Your mantle is jaw dropping gorgeous! Your photographs are really beautiful. I'm linking to your party for the first time. Thanks for hosting.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Tanya@takesix said...

What a treasure you have in the portrait of your Great Grandpa! It is beautiful!! Thank you for hosting!

stefanie said...

oh, its sooooooo beautiful!

Ellie's Bungalow said...

Oh Laurie Anna this is so stunning! What a wonderful blend of colors and textures, old and new, so refreshing I love it all!

Ellie's Bungalow said...

May I ask, where did you get the mercury glass stocking holders?

cupcakegirl said...

Absolute perfection! GORGEOUS!

Sherry said...

So many pretty things to look at LaurieAnna! Thanks for hosting again. I'm linking up with some Vintage Inspired Stockings at #69 and my Mudroom Style Entryway at #70. Hope you like them.
Sherry

Blissful Endings said...

Your mantel looks beautiful, I love those slender trees! Thanks for hosting, I look forward to this every week!

Rusty Hinge said...

I just found your blog off of Pinterest! I am so glad I did, I love, love it! I will definitely be back, I am your newest follower!
Maria
www.rustyhinge.blogspot.com

paperjunk-lc said...

Very pretty!

Any chance you'll be open for a Saturday in December?

Can't wait to see more!
Lucinda

greenthumb said...

What a very pretty Christmas look you have at you home.

d e l i g h t said...

Your home is beautiful and festive and lovely!! Thanks for hosting.

Carol said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Your farmhouse always makes me smile.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your mantle is absolutely gorgeous!
So many layers of wonderfulness, I went back several times to take it all in, just fabulous!
Hugs,
Patti

Jennifer Hayes said...

Your mantle is beautiful!! I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love favorites!!

http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2011/12/friday-im-in-lovewhite-christmas-style.html

- Jenn @ Social Salutations

bj said...

I have my post up for your party today..I see no linky so I'll come back later.

stefanie said...

it is the most! gorgeous mantle!! everything is perfect!

Nook & Cranny said...

Simply beautiful
Happy Holidays
Michele

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

I just realized that I spelled the word "FARM" as "FRAM" in my link. Lovely. Your decor is stunning...thank you for sharing the pictures. thanks for hosting! Take care

Mimi said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love everything!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

This meme has been added to the list of Friday creative linkies at Link Rink.

Doreen @ Hymns and Verses said...

Your mantel is simply breathtaking! Now a follower!

Blessings,

Doreen