Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Deck the Halls....

Candles wrapped in old vintage sheet music is an easy little decoration

I love visiting other homes around blogland and seeing all the beauty to mark, the magical season.
So now I welcome you today to my home and here are a few of my decorations.






















































A dear friend gave me this special stocking creation, last year and it is so beautiful


I am busy trying to do several Christmas projects and of course, I am behind. So off I must go now and finish cards and my projects.
In the midst of my activity I will be enjoying listening to the sounds of the season, the timeless Christmas carols while I work and play.

Thank you for visiting me today and to new followers, always a delight to have you leave a message.
It's truly a joy to send wishes your way, for the happiest, brightest most wonderful day

Hugs
Carolyn


44 comments:

  1. Hello dear Carolyn,

    So lovely to take a peek at your decorations :)

    Wonderful idea to wrap candles in vintage sheet music! I think I am going to do that and add it to my snowmen vignette on my coffee table!

    I hope you have a wonderful week. I may try to do some baking, we'll see!

    xxoo
    Marsha

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  2. Good evening dearest Carolyn!

    Well for me, I cannot WAIT for next Wednesday which will be my last day of school.THEN will I be able to enjoy the sounds and tastes and fun of the season! I would love to show off my home for the holidays but I am never home to photograph it! LOVELY THOUGHTS MY SWEET FRIEND!!! Anita

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  3. The stocking and candle colours look so pretty together....

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  4. Thank you for sharing your lovely decorations. The stocking is beautiful, and a great idea for the candles. Like you I love the Christmas music.
    Hugs
    Kay

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  5. Hi Carolyn, thank you for letting us into your lovely home to share some of your Christmas decor. Your little stocking is beautiful and I am sure all the more so because it came from a friend. I have lots to do too before the big day and I will be sending you many wishes for a beautiful Christmas with your family.
    hugs from me...

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  6. Lovely to have a little peep into your Christmas preparations Carolyn!

    Love your gorgeous stocking, it looks so pretty on the wall.

    You've reminded me to go and find my Christmas CD "Gabriel's Message!

    Merci mon ami

    Shane x

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  7. Dear Carolyn
    Your decorations are very lovely!
    I wish you a happy week and send you a lot of greetings Yvonne

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  8. awesome pictures dear!! i really love those decorations, so lovely. especially the second one <3

    http://mithakomala.blogspot.com/

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  9. Soon it´s christmas, feel like time is running. Lovely decorations from your home.
    Hugs to you Carolyn
    AnnaMaria

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  10. Dearest Carolyn,

    The wrapped candles in sheet music look very romantic! You are a busy lady and for sure there will be lovely things coming from your hands.
    Love to you,

    Mariette

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  11. It look great !! nice !!...please come and visit my decorating for christmas i started today .....love ....xxx...

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  12. Hi Carolyn! Love the candles wrapped in sheet music! Have a lovely week:)
    ~Anne

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  13. How beautiful and lovely is all that you share.
    Merry Christmas and much love
    Jeanne

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  14. decking the halls can be busy dear one...enjoy your time...every single moment...fill it with joy. xoxxo

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  15. Your candles look fab wrapped in the sheet music Carolyn! THanks for letting us peek into your world. Hope you get everything done at an even and peaceful pace!!

    Hugs to you!

    xox
    Constance

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  16. wonderful decorations-I like candles in winter in particular-they create this exceptional atmosphere!

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  17. Hello dear!
    Your Xmas decorations are so lovely and sweet, just like you!^^

    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  18. oh what fun Carolyn!!!! lovely peek into your holiday decorating!!! and get all of your work done so you can enjoy everything and everyone around you!!!!

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  19. These are so wonderful! I love the musical candles. What a great idea! And the little wreath is very cute. Thanks for this delightful peek. Hope you are having fun!

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  20. Hi Carolyn! These are such lovely touches. Just beautiful! Good luck getting everything done and enjoy the week! xoxo

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  21. Such pretty things Carolyn! Wish I was there to celebrate this beautiful season with you! There is a parcel on it's way to you. Not sure if the posties will get it there in time, but know I'm thinking of you and so very blessed to call you friend! :)
    Hugs

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  22. Dear Carolyne, i too enjoy a lot to see, what others are up to, when it comes to decoration. So lovely to see your treasures here! Would love to have tea with you and share some cookies. Have a sweet day!

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  23. Thank you for letting us go into your home at Christmas
    Love

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  24. Hi Carolyn!
    Lovely decorations!
    Thanks for the comment in my Mummula:) too!

    Have a nice week!
    Maina

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  25. So pretty, Carolyn! I am behind on my projects, too! Better get to it...

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  26. Hi Carolyn,
    I like the wrapped candles idea. Isn't decorating for Christmas so much fun? Thank you for sharing your home and your decorations with us today. Wishing you a wonderful day my dear friend.

    Much love,
    ♥Ana

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  27. Hi dear Carolyn-
    I also love to wrap candles in vintage papers, and your gift sock is a very sweet decoration together with your different coloured candles it looks so wonderful.
    Aren`t we so bussy all ,and soon there are only one week till christmas :)
    Hugs dear-
    from Dorthe

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  28. Hi Carolyn, I haven't done any decorating except teatowels in the kitchen. I don't know what's wrong with me this year. A Canadian friend at school today said the same thing I am feeling ... just doesn't feel like Christmas around here. One more week of school and then we have the winter break. Yea! Happy holidays to you and yours, Tammy

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  29. Hi Carolyn, Your home is lovely dressed for the holiday. I love the candles wrapped in vintage sheet music and have done this too. Your gorgeous green plate behnd the vignette is so pretty. The little bread dough wreath ornament is just delightful. Did you make it? It has been awhile since I made those and you have inspired me to do a few again. Enjoy your time getting ready for Christmas day. We have been playing lots of Christmas music too and enjoy all the seasons festivities.
    Have fun my friend and Merry Christmas.
    Love to you, Celestina Marie

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  30. lovely choices!

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  31. Lovely post - have a sweet day! :-)

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  32. I agree, Carolyn. It's so much fun to look at everyone's blogs this time of year. So many creative people and so many ideas for next year!

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  33. Wow! Loved those decorations. Especially loved the second pic, the stockings are pretty.
    Thanks for sharing your home decorations with us. Looking forward for more Christmas pics!
    Wish you have a wonderful weekend Carolyn:)

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  34. Hello dear friend...
    Love the candles wrapped on music...such a neat idea!
    I have my little ornaments you so generously sent on a little tree in my kitchen...I love them.
    Thank-you for your kind words...

    I hope you are enjoying your summer days...
    Hugs, Nancy xo

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  35. hi carolyn,
    i'm back again...
    your christmas decoration ist so
    beautiful.cute.
    many greetings
    margit

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  36. hi carolyn,
    i'm back again...
    your christmas decoration ist so
    beautiful.cute.
    many greetings
    margit

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  37. GOOD MORNING SWEET CAROLYN!!!!

    Oh, I cannot BELIEVE how close Christmas is! A WEEK FROM TODAY? (it is still Sunday for me) and I haven't done a thing, other than send out SOME cards. But it is the joy of knowing I have time off starting on Wednesday, that I have my health, that I have a good husband and the best friends. MAY YOU ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF THIS SEASON and thank you for such a lovely year of kind friendship!! Anita

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  38. Hello, sweet Carolyn, I love your decorations - the little wreath, the wrapped candles (they are really a good idea!), and the green of the plate is a wonderful color! And what a creative stocking, perfectly matching with the candles! Warm hugs to you, Traude

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  39. What lovely decorations!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  40. Dear Carolyn
    Such beautiful decorations.. I love the vintage sheet music candles!
    Thank you for coming over to visit.. Wishing you a joyful Christmas.
    Blessings,
    Penny

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