10 November 2012

It's About That Time...

{I won these beautiful petite vintage grain sack stockings from the lovely Maria at Dreamy Whites last holiday season}

Hi all, I hope your having a lovely Saturday.

I've been sick for the past week and a half and just when I thought I was getting better, the dreaded flu bug hit me.
So, as I eagerly await my returned health, I have thoughts of sugar plums in my head, or more like Christmas decor. I know we haven't even had Thanksgiving, but I'm so excited to get started on my decor for this holiday season!~

I'm thinking of touches of red and white from my vintage linens and vintage balls  in colors of aqua, white, and silver on the tree.

This year I'll add fresh evergreen wreaths to my windows in my living room with creamy colored ribbon. And I'll probably do a small/medium sized fresh tree as well. 
Every year after Christmas I always say that I won't have a live tree the next year because of the mess, but then I always end up changing my mind. They are truly so beautiful and festive.

Have you thought about your holiday decor yet? Are you excited for the upcoming holidays or dreading it?

***On an exciting note:
I was just offered a wonderful opportunity with a fantastic website, so when it gets a bit closer, I'll tell you all more about it at the beginning of December.

Well, I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday!!


  1. Oh I'm thinking about Xmas early too! I just posted about that today! lol Your images are soooo lovely! Those linens are gorgeous! Hope you feel better soon!


  2. I love those little stockings! Unfortunately I'm sick and so looking forward to getting better and I love the Holidays!:)

  3. I love your decoration plans Melinda, I am sure that your house will look fantastic. I love Christmas time and I am rather disappointed that I won't be able to do much this year and will be leaving all the decorating in my hubby's capable hands. xx

  4. I sure love each and every post of yours. Blessings!

  5. Love all your vintage linens and grain sacks. The touch of red is beautiful! I've been thinking about Christmas too. There's just something about a fresh tree. Feel better soon. :)

  6. Ooh, I adore your French linens, Melinda. Hope you feel better! Your posts sure make me happy! xo Rhonda

  7. Get well soon, Melinda! I'll be praying for your quick recovery. Your post is lovely.


  8. How exciting! Looking forward to hearing your news.

    Love the red and creamy vintage linens!

  9. Dear Melinda
    Sending you my love and prayers to feel better soon. I love how you shared this beautiful post to inspire us for the holiday season. You photography is just so very lovely. Love the sweet stockings that you won from Maria! Take care sweet friend xoxo


  10. I too am starting to think about Christmas. The stockings you won are gorgeous.
    I hope you are soon restored to full health.

  11. Owww so sweet little socs !!...love from me...xxx..

  12. Everything here looks as fresh as it always does! LOVE!

  13. Do feel better fast the season is upon us. I love a fresh tree myself. Di

  14. Love the touches of red with the creams/ivory - beautiful photos!
    :) Lara

  15. Im so sorry to hear you have been poorly i hope you start to feel better real soon. I love those little stockings there so sweet. I love christmas and decorating to infact the decoration at the wedding recaption has a christmas theme i can't wait to do it all. Take lots of care, dee x

  16. Hi Melinda,
    I am adding pink & vintage browns to change up my holiday decorating this year. LOVE the photos you have shared here, and look forward to seeing more!
    Feel better soon!

  17. You have placed a peppermint stick in my morning tea! So pretty, Melinda!

  18. I am starting to think about how I want my home to look this year for the holidays and after seeing this beauty today, I'm thinking even more!
    Can't wait to hear your news!

  19. Oh, Melinda...with all of the early Christmas decor being shared in blogland and on FB....how could we not be all jazzed up for it? lol! I find myself gazing around my house every evening thinking....thinking....considering....planning.....how the Christmas decor will be arranged. I LOVE your photos, as usual, sweetie. Just amazing and so inspiring!!

    xoxo laurie

  20. I've been thinking a lot about Christmas too! It just hard finding the time to put all my decorating plans into action. Your photos look so pretty! xo

  21. I hope you are soon feeling better. I don't think I've every been more excited for the holiday season than I am this year. Your lovely pictures are inspiring me even more!

  22. Melinda, your blog gives me goose bumps! Absolutely amazing photos...

    I can feel the Opportunity that you mention will be very exciting and fun..!

    Wishing you a fantastic day with lots of joy!
    Hugs from Sweden

  23. I can't seem to wait either, I'm just so excited. I tell myself that I have to wait until after Thanksgiving but I've rushed through my Thanksgiving decorating/cleaning this week to give me time to work on some Christmas crafting before Thanksgiving. I may cheat a little too and decorate my bedroom since no one will be the wiser on Thanksgiving. LOL.

  24. Charming blog!!!Newest "follower" here!
    Yes...all decorated and in full swing here...
    LOVE this time of year!
    Nice to meet you and your sweet blog!
    Stop in anytime...love to have you!

  25. I love those little stockings. The linens are so pretty.

  26. Hello! was just introduced to your blog through the magazine Artful Blogging! Beautiful pictures and vintage specials that will keep me coming back!
    Feel better!


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