Tuesday, December 20, 2011

~ Christmas ~

Hi friends
Sorry I have been a bit absent from blogging lately
There is so much going on this time of year and my lack of blogging reflects it.
I've slowly but surely been adding some touches of Christmas around our home
I love decorating with fresh greenery and like to keep things simple

I purchased this sacred heart from my favourite shop
It goes perfect with our Christmas decor

Little touches of greenery here and there
very simple
I love mixing rustic with pretty

I purchased these pretty little books when I attended the 2nd Saturdayz fleamarket this past weekend with my friend Tracie

My favourite part of our Christmas decor is the handmade school ornaments our sons have made
Our Christmas tree is full of a variety of handmade and sentimental ornaments that all have special memories
Our tree isn't vintage or shabby chic style but it is perfect for us.

~ Have a  Very Merry Christmas ~
Remember the true reason for the season
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ


Cottage and Broome said...

It is a busy time for all of us! Your greenery looks nice, Enjoy the season, Laura

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So charming Rachel- I love your Christmas decor!! It's just beautiful!!! Happy Holidays!!! :)

Ticking and Toile said...

Beautiful Rachel! I have the same cute sled ornament from my daughter!! From a few years ago! Funny!


French Basketeer.com said...

Christmas is so personal, and I love to hear about you with your family! We will be in Beaune for New Year and hope you can join us there some time!

Rozmeen said...

Also love this combination! Just beautiful as allways.

xoxo Rozmeen

Unknown said...

Your tree is beautiful and perfect! I do have to say this is the first year I didn't put the kids homemade ornaments on the tree and believe me I have heard about it(they are all grown). Merry Christmas to you!xoxo~SueBee

Polly said...

so pretty Rachel!

Unknown said...

Hi Rachel!
Catching up on a few blogs myself as I too, have been blogging a bit less. Your holiday decor is beautiful. I just love your home. Love the white stockings hanging from the manatel I hope to make some ruffled white and gray stockings this week. It's all very charming and I agree, the best ornaments were made by tiny hands.

Merry Christmas to you and your family,

Tricia said...

Everything looks so pretty, Rachel. I love the hutch with all the greenry on top. I haven't felt much like blogging either, there's just too much going on this time of year :)

Anonymous said...

I've missed your lovely posts but I'm happy that you're spending your time doing more important things this season. Your Christmas home is so beautiful ... I love the mix of simple and natural with elegance. I especially love your mantle. By mistake, I gave all my mercury glass candleholders away. Big Mistake! Hope your holiday season is a beautiful one ~

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Everything looks so fresh and beautiful! I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

RACHEL.......oh my gosh I am gobsmacked!!! This post is out of this world...everything is to die for...WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!! going back to look again,wow! x0x0x0x

traci said...

there is that gorgeous cart again. man i love that. everything looks beautiful rachel. love the pops of green.

Whimsical Whites said...

Hi Rachel,
Your home is beautiful!!!!
Your rooms flo so easily. You have talent good friend. The only thing is, we thought our store was your favorite??????
Have a great day,
Kathy and Kris

Anonymous said...

Oh so beautiful Rachel!! I just love all of your Christmas touches around your home, it looks so warm and inviting!!
Hope your having a lovely week.

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Just lovely...so many specail touches. Merry Christmas, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

It's me said...

Beautiful decoratings in your home darling....so nice to see.....enjoy a happy time with your familly.....love from me...xxx....did you see my post ???...love xxx...

Karena said...

Rachel I love your decor for the season!! Really beautiful!

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Bente said...

Love your decoration. The green with the white is beautiful.

Have a nice wednesday

Hugs Bente

Unknown said...

I Love your simple, white and green decorations! Very Pretty! Merry CHRISTmas Ya'll from Houston,TX

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Rachel~ I love the handmade ornament of your son. I think all schools must do some variation of that one. I have a ornament almost like it with my son in it. Those books you purchased are so pretty. WHat a great find:)

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

Thank you all so much friends!! Have a Very Merry Christmas!! xoxoxo

June said...

It's all beautiful Rachel. I just LOVE your lovely home!

Allison said...

Your house looks beautiful, Rachel! I'm still busy decorating. Christmas crept up quickly! I love your white ruffled stockings! I think the ornaments made by the kids are the best! So sweet and sentimental and filled with memories. The little sled is darling. I hope you have the happiest of holidays!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Beautiful decorating!

Unknown said...

hi Rachel..nice to meet you..i0'm simona from italy.. ilove you house your style..all about your blog..

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I think it all looks beautiful!
Merry Christmas to you!

summersoul said...

merry christmas to you Rachel. I have been absent for the same reasons. Your home looks beautiful as always!


rusty hinge said...

Looks gorgeous, Rachel! Like it's right out of Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic book. I love that cart and how you decorated it. Looks amazing!
Maria ~Rusty Hinge

Simply Me said...

Busy Busy !!! I know the feeling!! I love the photo on the tree, how beautiful !! Love your style my FRIEND!!! Beautiful Merry Christmas!!

michelle said...

Rachel your home is so beautiful and I love your Christmas touches. I hope you are enjoying everything about the holidays.
Merry Christmas!

Heaven's Walk said...

So very beautiful, Rachel! I love the photo looking into your kitchen. Total envy! :) Your touches of greenery with the silver is elegant and oh so French, sweetie! :) Sending you a big Christmas hug! ♥

xoxo laurie

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Rachel, your decor is beautiful! I love the greenery on the mantel. Your home is lovely and I especially love that you honor your children by putting their homemade ornaments on the tree. I think it speaks of love in a home.

Anonymous said...

merry christmasw 2 u too..simple is beautiful xxx

Unknown said...

Blessings to your house this Christmas...celebrating Him with you.
Deb ;)

savvycityfarmer said...

I'm loving everything I see here ... especially the Lord Jesus Christ, who by the way shines thru even in the glimmer of your eyes!

bless you
from our house to yours

Kelley said...

Looks so wonderful....thank you for the inspiration!

xoxo kelley

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love all the layers of white with the fresh green pine branches.


polkadotpeticoat said...

Beautiful just beautiful...i TREASURE the school items also!

Melissah said...

Loving the gorgeous Christmas Inspiration!
Melisah from Country Style Chic


I love so much your house!
My french shabby christmas decorations are going on : shabby white birds cages with ligths on, feathers and glass birds, vintage ornaments. Just begining taking pictures and it's not the best I'm able to do !
Sorry for my french-english !

Milo and Mitzy said...

As always just gorgeous! I gave you out a blogger award yesterday. I know that it is meant for blogs with only a few followers but I couldnt help but put you on there. Amy x

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Everything sure does look so pretty! Merry Christmas.

NanaDiana said...

Rachel- It IS simple AND beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! xo Diana

Jen said...

New to your blog. Gorgeous Christmas decor. My heart skipped a beat when I saw your new books - Elizabeth & Her German Garden is one of my favorite books by my favorite author. The author led quite the life-she's fascinating. I hope you read it!

Seawashed said...

Its all so beautiful...your home is just my style. And your grandmother is beautiful!!!! Merry Christmas. ox

Unknown said...

Beautiful Rachel! Merry Christmas to you!

Sweet Young Journey said...

Hi Rachel! Your tree is even more beautiful knowing that it's full of meaningful ornaments! I just received two of my first ornaments made by the girls.... priceless!
Your house looks so beautiful decorated for the holiday season!
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
hugs, Cheryl

Sue said...

I think we've all been under pressure to "create," but must realize what should take precedence. Seeing your home puts me in such a serene mood- it looks wonderful, as always. Wishing you a lovely holiday! Christmas hugs, Sue

Irene said...

WOW!Rachel, I love your christmas decotation and beautiful pictures in your blog!
Have a Merry Christmas,
Irene from Germany

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Your home is so lovely with the white and touches of greenery.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Mary Ann

Between You and Me said...

I've loved looking through your pictures....how beautiful all the details are!

Merry Christmas Rachel!