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Dec 12, 2013

...a merry little christmas...

...have yourself
a merry little christmas ~

may your hearts be light...

hello dear hearts!
i hope this post finds you delighting in the details of this holidays.

i was brought up with the notion that each holiday season is unique
in that
we are each given a new year to bring forth what is in our hearts.

this year,
i have been adorning my home in ethereal delights
in this post,
i will share the end results.

a handful of of pretties ~

can be made into a lovely wreath
to welcome all who enter
into a wonderland of magic!

my front entrance table
has suspended ostrich feathers floating above
and dance merrily when the heater is on!

beneath it, 
gorgeous silver candlesticks

and treasures from christmas's past...

my santos muse
dressed in angel attire

complete with a silver halo and lit mohair wings...

as you enter into the family room ~

the scent of paper white flowers 
fill the air...

as you gaze around this subtle, twinkling room...

i have been working on a solution for a cover for the flat-screen tv
 above the mantel
it is an ongoing debate:)

living in rental homes
allows the opportunity to experiment with design elements.
like say,
red bricks and a garish brass fireplace inset.

to which i said:
hello white chalk
and plasti-paint!!!


on each side of my mantel there stands
a single paper white bulb,
a silver candlestick, a swan and a crystal candlestick

to which i've added a rhinestone applique and the word "peace" to...

a simple strand of pearl lights and a feather garland
helps to create a light and airy feel...

my ethereal winged sparkle tulle stockings...

one of my favorite candles...
i simply adore beautiful candles!!

don't you?!

a simple votive candle is adorned with grey wire roses
twisted into a cover and glitz-ed up with rhinestone centers...

my cement swan filled with sparkling white roses..

this year, i wanted my tree to be like a fairytale
i chose "The Wild Swans" by Hans Christian Anderson theme.

and a wedding dress train
(a thrift store find)
 became a most exquisite tree skirt...

there are 11 swans upon my tree...
and feathers dusted with a subtle shimmering sparkle,
strands of silver tinsel and spun glass angel hair
that move ever so slightly as you walk by.
milkweed pod fluff for a delightful illusion of feather fluff
and white velvet roses tip the ends of the branches...

but what delights my soul ~
rests at the top of the tree!

a christmas gift from hubby o' mine,
a pose-able wool felted swan

i fell in love with her the moment i saw her!

and whispered my name upon her...

and there she sits
 upon our tree ~

quietly evoking grace and beauty...



this is an inspirational little whimsy area
 in my studio

a place that i may sit drink and coffee in the early mornings,
before anyone else is awake ~

and ponder the wondrous details of the day!
it is very magical in the candlelit stillness...

i saw this idea on pinterest
and adored it
so i made a few for gifts...
a be-ribboned paper-white crown

more suspended ostrich feathers above my pondering table

(do you sense a theme here?)

for my dinning room,
i simply added a pair of wings to each chair...

and lovely candles in the center of the table for those candlelit dinners...

which is basically every night in the winter
due to fact that it is dark out at 5:30pm!!!


and lastly 
wings upon a strand of marabou garland
adorn the window

that concludes a tour of my holiday home.

i wish all of you a season full of wonderment and grace ~
and that your hearts be filled with peace and love...

sharing this post with

common ground's: be inspired friday
french country cottage's: feathered nest friday
my romantic home's: show and tell friday
shabby art boutique's: shabbilicious friday

...here's to a handmade holiday!


  1. Love your beautiful holiday home, Rosemary. Your swan theme is heavenly!
    A gorgeous winter wonderland.

  2. I just love your Christmas decorations, the tree, just beautiful, serene. Merry Christmas. Alaina

  3. Everything you create is just magical, Rosemary! I really enjoyed the tour of your home and all the angel wings...one of my favorites to decorate with during the Holidays and the swans are very different. Love everything:-)


  4. Ethereal and enchanting. I'm especially in love with your swans. Always a joy to visit both here and at your Pinterest.
    Merry Christmas,

  5. Wow!!! Everything is absolutely gorgeous! I am in love with your swans, so beautiful!!!

  6. What a stunning tour of your gorgeous home. Sigh. You have magically transformed your home into a wonderland of dreaminess. Blessings to you and your family. Love, Rhonda

  7. What and enchanting post of your loving home. I have always adored swans, they are an especially wonderful treat from God. Very inspiring, everything!
    Merry Christmas Rosemary!

  8. You have created such a wonderful white wonderland! It feels so magical and ethereal! Love how your adorned your angel santos doll with feathered wings and lights but that white felted swan certainly takes my breath away sitting so proudly at the top of your tree. I was captured from the moment I entered! Thank you for sharing your Christmas decorated home and I wish you a blessed Christmas full of magic and love!

  9. Exquisite. Your Santos is truly an angelic muse. Not only is your tree the stuff of fairytales, but so is the rest of your home.

  10. Perfect enchantment Rosemary! You have a true talent! It's just dreamy! Thanks for the tour. Have a wonderful holiday season :)

  11. ...sigh...this has been such a wonderful treat Rosemary! Your home is so enchanting...Happy Holidays to you!!

  12. Ohhhh my gosh, i am beyond in love with your swan... speechless - she HAD to be yours. I feel like i just went on the best Christmas tour ever! The feathers and wings are brilliant. They even move... Everything in your house has a spirit about it - it's just delightful...you even created a paperwhite crown!??! and the bridal veil tree skirt is wonderful. Why haven't i thought of that!? Have you written a book yet? I'm sure there must be one out there somewhere that you've done...


  13. oh my.... a girl after my ethereal heart indeedy....so beautiful.

  14. Rosemary, your Christmas home is so elegant and beautiful. thank you for sharing it at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm doing a Christmas home round-up today from last weeks Shabbilicious Friday and I'm delighted to feature your home.
    Merry Christmas,

  15. simply stunning!! Merry Christmas
    Hope we still have the snow

  16. Where in the world have I been, Rosemary??? How did I miss this beautiful Christmas post of yours??? :) Girl, you truly outdid your self with your decor this year. When I first saw your felted swan, I thought of HC Anderson, and days gone by, and The Ugly Duckling... She is just so beautiful!!!!! In fact your entire home is beautiful! I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and will be blessed in the New Year. Thank you for being such a sweet, inspiring friend! ♥

    xoxo laurie

  17. You have done true Spirit Magic here, everything is Infused with Love and Spirit, from the hanging feathers to the furniture that sits, noble and whitewashed. I adore everything, especially the little corner for you to sit and ponder your day in the twilight hours....gorgeous is everything!


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