Tuesday, December 6, 2011

past parlor tour...

Here it is...time for white wednesday already...


Decking the halls is slow-going.
slow, like I haven't started.
But I do have this for you:
I went  back to look at what I did in the past to get refresh the memory...and thought you might like to look, too.
welcome to my past parlor tour...





















Gosh, I have a lot of pictures...
these are only for the last 2 Christmases.
I'd better get busy.

I'll do some of this again...but some parts will be different.  
Like so many of you, I really want to add Christmas  to what's  already there...simplicity is the name of the game.  
Do you think I can do it?

The other thing is that I have re-done the parlor a bit since last year.  Wallpaper is gone... walls are painted white...
definitely a less formal and farmhouse (I hope) style. 

It is killing me  to not  participate 
in all of the Christmas home tours/linky parties...

HOW do you already have everything finished?
linking to:
white wednesday
vintage inspiration friday
farmhouse friday
the charm of home

30 comments:

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, I am loving the trip down memory lane with you. What a gorgeous post, I love the photography.
We'd love to have you share at our Wednesday linky party so everybody can see!
Hugs,
Patti

Diane said...

These pictures of your parlor are so beautiful. I love how you put these old things together. Enjoy your decorating....and everything else that needs to be done. Blessings, Diane

FlowerLady said...

Rene ~ Thank you for the tour of your parlor from past Christmases. Very lovely, so antique and wonderful looking. This year I only put up a tiny tree, that was enough for me.

Have a wonderful love filled Christmas holiday season.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

kathrin said...

everything looks so lovely, wonderful, big hugh Kathrin have a great time !!!

Okio B Designs said...

Everything is just beautiful! I love every little touch! Coming over from White Wednesday and a happy new follower. How have I not been following you all this time???? =)

Jeanine

Bee happy said...

It all looks so beautiful :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Your Vignettes are Absolutely Stunning! Love Everything! Thank you for Sharing!
Visiting from White Wednesday!
Have a Wonderful Day!
Warm Regards
Jill

Lady Pamela said...

You just gave me the BEST idea. Next year for Christmas I am asking for a gift certificate for a decorator to do my main rooms for me. I always find it so difficult. I know someone who will do it for $75. I think is is a bargain. What do you think?

janet said...

The photos are stunning..
Your style is simple yet elegant..
I can't wait to see what you come up with..

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Your parlour is so pretty. I love every bit of it!

Victorian1885 said...

I love coming to visit you!! What beauty you have created.. Have a great rest of the week.

Wanda

Heidi Meyer said...

Oh gosh Rene' - LOVE it all! The victorian shoe, clock and bottle brush trees - vignette heaven! xxoo Heidi

Missy @ Chateau Chic Boutique said...

Hi Rene,
Everything looks beautiful! Your house looks amazing painted white. I love your space. And Pinterest...yikes, I had to put myself on restriction for a while. And the best of all....congratulations on your grandchild in the making. What an awesome blessing. All of you will be in my prayers. What a beautiful and amazing time with incredible joys to be had. Cherish every bit.
Christmas blessings,
Missy

Curtains in My Tree said...

I am loving those "past palor " pictures. I always love white Christmnas decorating and have several

White is always so pretty however this year I am pouring on the red

Ann said...

Oh, how lovely! I'm in love with your snow angels. They create such a nostalgic feel. And, of course, bottle brush trees sprinkled in here and there are always the perfect finishing touch. Can't wait to see this year's decor.

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh, miss gracies house - how i love coming over to peek around here! love your photo's & adore your decor! xoxo tracie

White Whimsy said...

I love all your decorations. I especially love all the white. Your home and your blog are just beautiful.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Everything looks so gorgeous, I can't imagine changing a thing! But, you are so creative, I know that whatever you've done is even more inspiring. We'd love for you to link up and share with us at "What's It Wednesday". I can't wait for everyone to see!
Hugs,
Patti

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

I love your blog. I get a lot of inspiration here! As for not being ready to post, its killing me too! I finally got one up tonight but I am still not finished!

Amber @ junkaholics unanimous

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You are not alone...I just got my home finished late Wednesday night...hope to get some sunshine on Saturday to take some pics and get some post ready to go. I enjoyed looking at your past holidays...it was all so pretty.

Blessings,
Linda

~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Oh My Goodness! An Absolutely Stunning Display! Thank you for SHaring!
Have aWondeful Day!
Hugs
Jill

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love your Christmas decor. We have some of the same things incorporated. I like the silver touches, and the neural colors.

Bohemian said...

Thanks for taking us on your Christmas Past Tour... it was all stunning... and I'm certain your Christmas Present will be equally amazing. No hurries... no worries... it will come together in due time. This year I didn't have the time to decorate like I usually would and so I went with a Salvage Memory Christmas that was effortless, quick and turned out far better than I ever imagined... the entire crew here thought it might be our best Styling ever... so sometimes necessity is the Mother of Invention and the results will astound you!

Christmas Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

I definitely think you can do it and hope to see a few pics from this year. Your pictures are gorgeous!

My decorations are up only with the help of my darling daughter! Now, I am trying to enjoy and reflect on the season.

Sherry said...

OHH! I love your style! I had to pin most of this! You have the most beautiful vignettes! Love it! Very nice. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Leah C said...

Oh wow... {sigh} and {drool}!! Beautiful, lovely whites:)

Ellen said...

It looks fantastic! So beautiful everything looks. Love it all .. Hugs Ellen.

Rebecca said...

Hi
Don't feel bad, I am just finishing up... I starred at those bins for 2 weeks! I wanted to participate in a couple tours but didn't get pictures in time... oh well, I'd rather enjoy it and not put pressure on myself.
Your pictures are lovely and whether they are from last year or the year before I enjoyed them completely
Blessings this week!
RE

Debra @ Common Ground said...

So beautiful, love that silver gravy boat full of goodies! So glad you linked up to the party!

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

Stunning - every detail is amazing