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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas with Victoria Blog Party

Hello All
Welcome to the Christmas With Victoria blog party hosted by Kathy at Delightsome Life!

A Victoria Christmas to me is about Beauty and Delight, touched with romance and nostalgia.
I am sharing with you some pictures of festive spots around my house.

Christmas is a time to:

Embrace JOY

Find delight and beauty in the smallest things.
And breathe in the delicious aromas.

And sample all the delicious flavors.

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold,
everything is softer and more beautiful."

Norman Vincent Peale

Christmas is a time for tea and stories.

For creating gifts from the heart to share with your loved ones and friends.

Christmas is a time for allowing the child in us to play.

To listen for the angels singing.

"I heard the bells on Christmas day; Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the word repeat
of peace on Earth, good-will to men!"

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Most of all, Christmas is a time to be with your loved ones.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
May the Spirit of Christmas bring you unexpected JOY!

Please check out my free Vintage Holiday Banner Video.
It is a quick and easy project to bring Christmas Cheer.

Oh, and I can not forget to tell you, Betsy and Emma would like to say "Merry Christmas!"
Hugs to you All!


Marjanne said...

thank you for this Christmas athmosphère!

liszha said...

Can you give Betsy and Emma a big christmas hug from me.
I cannot believe how cute they are!

Marjanne said...

Terri I put a link to your tutorail on my blog in my last article, I used your musicpaperstar.

Victoria said...

Wow!! Love this enchanting post..very charming Terri! your photos are divine and have stolen my heart..i love the atmopshere they conjure..magical!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thank you for a beautiful post, Terri. Love all your photos and verse! Have a delightful day.

Christmas blessings,

Kathy said...

Goodmorning! This is a very lovely post! Love your touches of Christmas and memory throughout your house - thank you for joining me this week at Christmas with Victoria making it all the more special!

Claudia said...

Beautiful post, Terri! I love all your photos. And Betsy and Emma are just plain adorable! I will check out your tutorial.


Elaine A said...

Hi Terri -

WOW! Your photos really gave me that tingly, happy, anticipation feeling that lets me know the Holidays are upon us. What a wonderful feeling and thank you for causing it. What lovely decorations you have around the house. I am definitely going to give the banner a try. I love how it looks. Have a wonderful Holiday.

Elaine Allen

P.S. By the way, where do you get your Bottle Brush Trees? I can't seem to find any and I am dying to decorate a few.

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Hello Terri!
Betsy and Emma are adorable!!! Kissy,kissy....muuah!! So freakin cute!!
Your Christmas pics are beautiful!! I have some new pink corkscrew bottlebrush trees that I purchased from Stefanie at Rose Petals and Rust. I will be using them later this week when I finally start my Christmas decorating. You have given me some great ideas for placing them!!!
Thanks so much for sharing!!

Warm hugs to you and Betsy and Emma!! Laura

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful! I love your Christmas tea cups.


Createology said...

Terri your post today is just the spirit of these magical holidays. All that is dear and peaceful and meaningful are what is important. Your displays are simple and speak so beautifully of your joy. I love your banner and the wonderful tutorial. Betsy and Emma are precious! Happy week to you my dear...

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Wow! Now that I've joined blogland, I'm just loving all the wonderful blogs I'm discovering. I'll be back to enjoy more! (I love teacups, too.) Bess

Jo said...

love your banner, and oh, could betsy and emma be any cuter!!!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Very, very lovely!

Thank you for your visit to my blog and commenting!

Unknown said...

How pretty everything is. Sure makes this time of year a favorite!
Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

Well, Betsy and Emma were the perfect photo to put at the end of your beautiful post. They make me smile everytime I see their little faces! Like frosting on a cake!

Don't you love the smell of Rosemary? I grow some every summer in a pot so I can use it in my cooking (on a pork roast ~ it's divine).

Angels and candy canes....books and lace and silver pots. Your home is a treasure trove of sweetness and Victorian delight.

Thanks for sharing and tell the girls Merry Christmas for me! Maybe an extra bisquit treat, too??


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Terri,
what a charming post! Love the tutorial and the banner is so nice. And I love your cute dogs. Give them a hug from me.
Greetings, Johanna

Anonymous said...

Yummy! your photos are scrumptious! really amazing! thanks so much for sharing!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Cindy said...

What lovely Christmas decorations you have, it is a time for love and joy, isn't it.
And a special Merry Christmas to your precious litte fur babies.
Hugs, Cindy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How beautiful! Thank you for stopping by and following my blog, Terri! How could I have not found your beautiful blog before? I just love it, and your photography is wonderful! Betsy and Emma are too cute! I'm looking forward to reading more...I am a new follower...so nice to make a new blogging friend!

The Charm of Home said...

Wonderful images and sentiments. Christmas is a magical time.:)

Unknown said...

Such a pretty post! Everything is charming and homey! I am going to give your video a try. That is a beautiful banner!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Debby said...

Everything things looks amazing and beautiful, just like you. Have a Blessed Holiday Season!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: All your Christmas spots look so inviting. I wish we lived closer, I would visit you all the time. Oh well, I guess I will just have to visit you this way. Love the cups, they are just beautiful. Blessings, Martha

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing some of your lovely decorations! Just beautiful! Nice photography as well!

Neat banner you made!


My Cozy Corner said...

Beautiful Post. I love Victoria and a Blog Party is a perfect way to celebrate the Holiday season. Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner.

Rozen van papier said...


I just passed by on your blog, I saw your beautiful little rose. I like it very much as well as your Christmas pictures, have a nice Christmas time,

regards from France,


Elaine said...

Ooh those bottlebrush trees are fantastic! Lovely post.

Your dogs are adorable.

Sherry said...

Thanks you so much for such a lovely post. Your pictures are beautiful and your post just made me smile. I love the bottle brush trees. I have a hard time passing up new trees to add to mine. I will have to post pictures of mine as soon as I get them our of their boxes. Thank your also for the tutorial, I am going to look at it before I leave your blog.

Lovey said...

Beautifully said...beautiful photos! Merry Christmas to you too!

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