Friday, December 2

Preparations


It's definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas here.
Little touches around the house.


 This little moth eaten sweater has waited all year to be hung.



I love the way the house looks at night, all lit up.



My tiny patio all trimmed out & glowing.

I guess my theme this year is low color nature.
Nothing really over the top.
Just some wintery additions,



and sentimental favorites!


Remember I told you something exciting happened?
The style editor from the Dallas Morning News contacted me & guess what....
my house is going to be featured for a special Christmas section!
It's been a flurry of activity around here preparing for it.
The photographer is coming Monday...eek!
Next post I'll take you on the holiday tour.
 I'm linking up with


Before I go just wanted to share these versions of my

Karla made this pair as ornaments for her tree. I love the glitter!


And these are from my sweet friend Suzanne.
I love the color she used. It's called 'Cloud' from Martha Stewart.


It's amazing how everyone tweaked this idea to suit their style.


36 comments:

Boxwood Cottage said...

Hello dear Lisa!
Looks like we linked up to the same party today! :)
You know I absolutely love the low color Christmas. Your house looks enchanting with all the lights on and the moth eaten sweater really is adorable!
Such exciting news, with the Dallas morning magazine! Oh I can imagine what a busy bee you must have been and still be to get your home ready for it!
Btw I have your Christmas swap parcel almost finished, just the wrapping to do this weekend and I plan to send it out on Monday!
Still waiting for your addy though ;-)
Happy second of Advent to you and yours!
xoxo~ Carola

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh sweetie...your photos are GORGEOUS!!! I'm in love with everything! I can't believe how amazing the low light photos look....absolutely magical ~ and the slippers made from your tutorial are beautiful! I love that cloud color...I'm still trying to figure out what to paint next with it! I can't wait to see the photos they take for the newspaper, you're hittin' the big time now! hugs and love, Dawn

Diane said...

Hi, Girlfriend! It's all so beautifully glittery and glowing! And I can't forget sparkling and so very welcoming! It needs no color at all! It's perfect! it's YOU!

Happy December!
Hugs,
Diane

Karen Valentine said...

Looking good girlfriend!!!

Angela said...

Wow! That is very cool. Your home is beautiful.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Lisa, I love the boots and the cute little sweater! Your home looks very cozy! I'm so excited for you that it will be featured in the newspaper. Congratulations, sweetie!!! I can imagine that you are very busy preparing everything for the photo shoot.
Have a great weekend :-)!
Big hugs,
Julia

Karen said...

Congratulations! How exciting!
Karen

The English Romantic said...

Your home looks stunning, i want to look in every corner, what a delight!!
Hugs, Angela.

Evy said...

Thank you for sharing with us preparations for Christmas of your magnificent house, and congratulation for the magazine!

Beautiful day

OKIFOLKI said...

The Dallas Morning Post obviously have very good taste. Your home is just beautiful! We're right in the middle of major renovations here. I'm tempted to pack up my bags and move in with you! lol. Seriously though, these photos are so inspirational. I love the gentle, subtle colours. Gorgeous!

Claudia said...

Congratulations, Lisa! I sure hope that when the article is published, there's a link we can go to. Your home is so lovely - you deserve it!

xo
Claudia

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hey Lisa! your house looks so beautiful. How fun to be featured. Don't make yourself crazy for the shoot! LOL! You'll show us the photos, Right? thanks for linking up the inspiration! xoxo

Laurie said...

Oh, is that *my* Suzanne? I bet it is -- she's been going to town with your tutorial! How exciting about the house feature! I cannot imagine a more inspiring home in all of Texas! Congratulations!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Lisa, i love it all-the neutral tones are wonderful and Love the ballet slippers.. So sweet..
Happy Holidays Karryann

Jean said...

So lovely. The ballet shoes are too cute.

Suzanne said...

Lisa - The Dallas Morning News will probably sell out once people see the enchanting photos of your lovely home. Congratulations! I am so excited for you!
Hugs,
Suzanne

fairyrocks said...

What a lot of work you have done to give your family a 'White Christmas'
Spectacular decorating
Keep smiling and creating

LizlovesVintage said...

Lisa,
Everything looks beautiful! I just love the moth eaten sweater. I haven't started decorating yet. It's on the agenda for this week. Thanks for sharing your Xmas with us.
Have a relaxing Sunday ;)
xxx Liz

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

It all looks magically gorgeous!
I can't wait to hear how the photo shoot goes. I kept your secret all this time, so I deserve first dibs on all the news!!! ;-)

XO,
Lurd

Vicki said...

Love the pics and so excited to hear about the newspaper article! That is wonderful. I'm sure you have been so busy this weekend getting ready. Can't wait for you to share. Enjoy it!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Lisa,
your house looks so beautiful - it is no wonder that they want to feature it!!Congratulations.Can't wait to see it.Love your decorations.Have a great week and fun with the photo shoot today.
Hugs,
Marie

Dorthe said...

Hi friend,
TODAY IS THE DAY, and I so hope it is a blast of a day, and can`t wait to see the photoes sweetie.I know your home looks fantastic, and that they will UHH and AHH a lot while writing and taking photoes.
Love the few photoes you showed us here, everything is so beautiful and cosy looking,and the low color christmas is the most gorgeous ever... (what does the kids say to that :) ?) I love the boots on the plate, and that sweet old sweater.
ENJOY your day,dear Lisa.
HUGS, Dorthe

time worn interiors said...

Oh Lisa! It all looks good girl!
tot

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Congrats on the big news Lisa - how great and wonderful for you.
Love your christmas decorations. You home is so pretty and filled with so much beauty.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I just bought some ballet slippers at goodwill today and look forward to making some more!

Cindy said...

Looks fab! Of course, even more wonderful in person! :) I just put up a post on the Paper Cowgirl Blog! :)

-c

imsteelefullofscrap said...

I absolutely love the frame with the pine and shoes I have to go to the basement see what I can come up with I know I have a small pair of ice skates I could use

Miss Sandy said...

Oh Lisa, this is such great news! Congrats, I can't wait to see your wonderful holiday house tour, your style is amazing. Everything is looking wonderful.

sweetpea said...

merry christmas lisa! your decorations look amazing. love that little sweater and the slippers are to die for! can't wait to see the tour of your house. congrats again!

hugs,

shelley

~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Hello Lisa
I have to say the Evergreens,Frame with the Old Shoes is my Favorite. So Beautifully Vintage! And Oh My.. Adorable! The Ballet Slippers!Love them.Thank You for Sharing!
Have a Wonderful Week.
Jill

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Good stuff, girl! How'd it go? Can't wait to see the article!!
xo, Andrea

Cassie said...

Hi! I was wondering if you were the Lisa that created a beeswax collage with a bird and vintage pearl necklace posted over on Paper Cowgirl? I love that piece!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Lisa,
It is so pretty! And just the style my heart keeps coming back to...my favorite is the frame with the sweet, sweet boots! And congrats on the feature...enjoy the process!
Merry Christmas!
Rene

MaygreenFairies said...

Congratulations!! How exciting for you, I'm not surprised though, your home looks wonderful. x

Erica said...

Your decorations are beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Hope to see you soon!

trash talk said...

Girl...my modem has been down and I'm just now seeing this and lawdy what I'm seeing is gorgeous!
You said you could do it and you did. Love the natural look you've created with your special touch added for good measure.
By now, you're probably exhausted from the shoot, but I know it will be over the top fantastic and can't wait to see the publication.
Deb