Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Inspiration



Well, it was a wonderful Thanksgiving full of togetherness, great food & good times... and when it was all over I went to put a load of laundry on and accidentally ran my new iphone 4 through the wash!
 
  
In the meantime, while I wait for it to completely dry out, I thought I'd post some Christmas decorating ideas that I've saved over the years which have inspired me in decorating our home which I've been doing since Black Friday... and oh my, what a mess I'm in at the moment!!













These images are from Christmas Ideas 2003. 
This gorgeous spread has provided me with the main design theme in my Christmas decor.

Hopefully I'll be back in business with my iphone/camera in a few days and will be able to show you how I've translated it into our Holiday Home!





15 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

So glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving and so sorry to hear about your phone. Hope it survives the drowning!

Shorely Chic said...

So pretty, I bet your home looks so beautiful for the holidays. I am really liking the ornaments tied together with ribbon! I may try that in place of garland for one area :)

vignette design said...

Hmmmm, pine cones! I love pine cones and use them in my decor all year 'round. I can't wait to see what you do with them. Sorry about the iphone.
Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving though!

Cristin said...

Love these Christmas ideas! Sorry to hear about your iPhone... do you think it will work once dried out? Hope so!

xo,
cristin

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Know how you feel, or can imagine because I could kiss my new iphone 4 every single day I love it so much. Hopefully it is back to working order. Great ideas, love the ice bucket with pinecones, such clever ideas I may borrow. XO

Kathysue said...

Terri, I know whatever you do it will be amazing. You have a very special gift and I love when you bring the Terri Touch to your house, Can't wait to see!! I am knee deep in boxes, Oh my!! Will it ever be done?!!! not for awhile, I am realllly trying to enjoy the process!! xo Kathysue

PS good to see the two Chris's!!!

Party Resources said...

I love the colors of this Christmas decorations. l.o.v.e.

Stitchfork said...

Hope the new iPhone recovers! Love the pinecone tied to the chair backs. We tie decorations with everyone's name on them to the kitchen chair backs for nearly all holidays, or just because!
xo Cathy

Burlap Luxe said...

Ms. "T"
I so recall these inspiring magazine photos. I love them, and would replicate them as well. Love the ribbon garland strung across.

ThanksGiving looks beautiful, Father son toast...Cheers.

The Iphone Oh! and oh, oh not good at all. How did it dry out?

See you soon I truly cannot wait to see your inspirational designs from your inspired photo's

xx
Dore

cityfarmer said...

oh me oh my ... I think I'd cry ...
Mine is attached to my hip ...
I'd better double check my jean pockets!

Privet and Holly said...

Looks like
a wonderful time
was had by all.
Thanks for the
lovely decorating
ideas. I keep
a stack of Christmas
mags old and new.
I see something
different every year,
even though they
are the same issues.
Happy Tuesday!
xx Suzanne

Artist Pamela Hunt Lee said...

Great use of all the different pine cones... love them in the bowl of ice, between the plates and as a swag. I have the small hemlock and huge sugar pine cones and will use them accordingly. Thanks for the inspiration!

Rachel said...

Oh, I am sorry about the phone. Mine recently recovered after taking a swim in a sippy cup, so there is hope!!

Beach House Living said...

Hope the phone recovers. Sounds like something I would do!

Nutbird said...

I saw on TV that you should stick your phone into a bowl of dry rice. The rice will leach the moisture from the phone. Good luck. Ann