December 7, 2010

Christmas Whites

I love the traditional colors of red and green for Christmas.  I also love pretty metallics in gold, silver, pearl, and bronze.  I even like color combinations like red and lime, aqua and silver, and hot pink and bright orange!  This year, I am gravitating toward softer colors like creams, white, pinks…you know, the romantic ones!!

This Infant of Prague is a recent vintage purchase
I love it with the framed Religious art in the same tones.

I have it on my breakfront in the breakfast room

It is actually a bottle – the head comes off and has a tiny cork under the collar

I am one of the zillion bloggers who made a coffee filter wreath…don’t have a clue where to use it!

These cute snowy Santas were 1/2 price purchases last year

A blast from the past!
Caro and her Jackson MS friends at her Christmas tea party
Looks like I was into golds that year!

I even mixed in unusual elements this year – a Christmas horse???

White bottle brush wreaths,  little white birds,  and white berries are part of the mantel-scape this year

This is from last year when the walls were still gold and…

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  1. Hey Rhonda, I love it all! My husband wants to know why I love Icons, crosses, etc. since we don't attend a church regularly...(I am part Cherokee, and I am "spiritual"...I was raised a Christian...that said, I think it's the intrinsic beauty and mystery of it all...
    And, I love bottle brush wreaths..ha!
    I am going for the fan's mine, all mine!

  2. Rhonda, Everything is gorgeous! I adore the religious art and the bottle. Your bottle brush trees and wreaths are wonderful.
    Happy Holidays,

  3. Wonderful stuff, specially that Saint bottle, what a great find. Your white Christmas looks fab!

  4. I just discovered your blog - beautiful! I love all the lights and whites! Your arrangements are so fun to look at - you are very talented! I'd love to have you visit me too!
    -Nan from

  5. so beautiful! loving the softer colors this year too. cannot believe the infant is actially a bottle- love it- especially next to that great framed piece...


  6. I absolute love the art piece Ave Maria. The pink is my kind of pink. Have a great WW. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

  7. Rhonda,
    Lovin all of your decor...those snowy santa's are so pretty!


  8. Your Infant Of Prague is beautiful... I have a collection of them and so I'm very fond of this rendition of Spiritual Art.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  9. Everything looks so pretty! The horse is very whimsical which is perfect for Christmas. I think your coffee filter wreath would look pretty hanging in front of a mirror.

  10. Just beautiful!
    You have such a style~ although I had to laugh at the comment about the coffee filter wreath.
    Merry Christmas!

  11. Rhonda- What a beautiful post. I think you have a real "find" there with your Infant of Prague. I think it was used to carry Holy Water from place to place...and I don't think there were many of these that survived.

    Your wreath is beautiful too. Hugs-Diana

  12. Hello Rhonda from a snowy UK. I have stumbled upon your lovely blog and have added myself as your latest follower.Please do drop by my blog and maybe follow if you would like.
    Warmest wishes.
    Carol from

  13. LOVE it all!!! Just became your newest follower and will be back to say hello:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  14. Hello Rhonda,

    Your decorations are gorgeous! I love your Infant of Prague! I wish I had more of the bottle brush trees and wreaths but somehow over the years a few of mine have been lost... I also love the carousel horse.

    ~ Tracy

  15. What a BEAUTIFUL POST! I love it all,especially the bottle statue! Such beautiful holiday decor. Thanks for sharing! Cathy aka GGJ

  16. Rhonda,
    Your post is just beautiful. I had heard for many years from your sister Jan about how talented you are in decorating. Your home is just lovely. I have always been fan of all the traditional Christmas colors of reds and greens. You have given me new inspirations for adding new colors to my Christmas Decor. I am so excited that I happened to find your blog!

  17. I love your infant of Prague. I too like "religious art." So beautiful. Your mantel is absolutely fabulous!

  18. Rhonda,

    Your sweet words of understanding and encouragement touched my heart. Thank you for your friendship.

    I love all your Christmas decor. The wreaths -- bottle brush and the one you made with coffee filters are lovely. The framed religious art and Infant of Prague are beautiful. The palest of pinks, silver, whites and creams are my colors as well. I am so behind. I missed all the link parties. I hope to have all my decorating done this weekend.

    Your Friend,

  19. I had to laugh when you said you were not missing your gold walls...I tell my husband that all the time when I have another project in the works...after it is done I always look at him and say I don't miss it! LOL Everything is GORGEOUS!!! I adore your mantel! It is simply stunning! And I am wild about your Christmas horse!!

    Lou Cinda


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