Monday, December 29, 2008

For the Love of a Bird Plate!!!

*Remember those fabulous red bird plates I posted about several months ago. Well...they did find their way to my Christmas table settings!
I love them, Enjoy!

Post-Christmas Pics

Just thought I would share with everyone some pics from the 504 cottage! I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to 2009!

The front door of the 504 Cottage

Some fabulous Adirondack chairs made by the shop class at the high school I teach at!

The 504 Cottage. I love this house!

My sweet little Christmas Tree.

One of my most prized possessions! My 'Willow Tree' Nativity set - what makes it so special is that my mom and my husband have stocked me with each piece! I love the simplicity of this Nativity!

Be Blessed!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas at the Govenor's Mansion

The husband and I went to the Governor's Mansion in Montgomery, AL on Monday night. Each year the Governor (Bob Riley) and his wife (Patsy Riley) open their home up a few nights in December to the public. The decorations are just fabulous! Of course I was also noticing fabric on furniture, crown molding, and beautifully restored wood floors! Enjoy the pics! We only snapped a few because sadly our camera died before we left. Have a Merry Christmas (Alabama style!)

The "Black and White" Room was decorated by Pasty Riley herself! It was stated that this is the Governor and First Lady's favorite room to spend time in!

If you live near or are ever in the area during the Christmas Holiday's you should check out the tours! The mansion is beautiful. There is also a sister house next door to the mansion, the Hill House, that First Lady, Patsy Riley, has raised money to restore and has fully restored! It is gorgeous!

Friday, December 5, 2008

A little Christmas Spirit...

Wow...Can you believe it is already December 5th?! Just thought I would share some great Christmas decor ideas! I love this time of year because there is so much that you can do with all of your Christmas decorations. Try to use what you have - just think about it with a new satin ribbon or some great "charlie brown lights." I hope everyone has a great weekend. The husband and I will be in Birmingham, Alabama to shoot a wedding! Enjoy the cold weather and the Reason for the Season!



All pictures found in Country Living.