Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stockings, Gillyflowers, and Glitter

"Christmas is a season for
kindling the fire for hospitality
in the hall, the genial flame of
charity in the heart."
                  ~Washington Irving

   The past week has been so hectic! Apart from Christmas chaos my little sister is having her first baby - she is due January 5th but we are all very aware that she could be early! So much preparation taking place right now. Christmas is about family though and I am enjoying all of the hubbub. 
I have had these pictures ready for a little while and just haven't found the time to edit and post them but at last here they are! I seem to be amassing a little collection of Christmas stockings. I have the two that I have photographed the last few years - the Victorian pink and the beaded ivory one - but this year I came across a little stocking at Free People that I loved. I bought it, unstitched a few little bits, and then added a little shimmery Gillyflower. I love it! I think it is so sweet. I also bought a burlap and lace stocking to actually use for Christmas and attached a velvet rose that I purchased from one of my favourite shops here in town. Incidentally this shop purchased a large order of Gillyflowers from me and they now sit throughout their beautiful Christmas displays! I also made some flowers for my Mum which I have photographed for you to see along with some of my favourite Christmas treasures. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas! Only a few more days to go! 

I have also added a few items to the Etsy Shop! Pop over and have a look!



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  1. Lovely photos, Jennelise! I love your beautiful ornaments and vintage treasures! Your photos looks like a christmas fairytale. Enjoy this time! xoxo Michaella

    1. Thankyou Michaela! Merry Christmas to you as well!
      Jennelise xo

  2. Jennelise I am remiss as posting on blogs like I should, but every time I see your blog it is always a feast for the eyes. Your attention to detail, such beautiful photos, and all the exquisite pieces you find, are all amazing. I will share this in my Christmas group of about 1500 women, Christmas at Home and Other Holidays. They will love this as much as I do.
    Merry Christmas.

    1. Thankyou Rena! I'm flattered! That is very kind! I hope you are having a lovely Christmas season!

  3. These are the sweetest images. I do love a pink Christmas.
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  4. Everything is so very lovely and so feminine. Your flowers are so beautiful and I bet the shop looks fabulous with them everywhere. Your stockings are so lovely. I know you must be very excited about your sister's soon to be arrival. She is getting very close, so much excitement. It will be fabulous. Hugs, Beverly

  5. So much loveliness!!! It's an exciting time to wait the arrival of a new baby this time of year!
    Wishing you a very blessed Christmas season.
    Mary Alice

  6. As a pink girl it is always such a pleasure when you post something new ! I find everything delightful, and you are so so creative !!

    Merry christmas to your and your family (including the little baby...)

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  7. Hi Jennelise, it's always such a pleasure to visit you blog. These images are lovely, I love the stocking. Congratulations to you and your family. What a blessing to have a new baby in the family. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a new year full of blessing.

  8. such beauty , jennelise! merry christmas to you --what better way to spend the holidays--with a new baby!

  9. Exquisite beauty Jennelise. I'm awe struck.

  10. Congratulations! All your decorations are so peaceful and sweet, as I wish your Christmas days well be.

  11. Soooooo pretty! Lovely photos.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

  12. THANK YOU for gifting us with the beauty of your heart, talents, and goodies!! :)))
    How exciting for your sister and the whole family!!
    - Irina