Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas, Casually Elegant

Food styling: Todd Foster

My Zuzu!

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

from ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ by Blane & Martin

I borrowed props for this feature and spent four months shooting (the pink and blue themes were shot in this period as well).  Doing Christmas up like this is rewarding, but shall we say a little tough to achieve in real life?!   All you really need is:

Family and friends
Cute pets
Coarse German glass glitter
Vintage glass ornaments
Faux fur accents
Holiday music
More chocolate
A wish for peace on Earth and goodwill to everyone.

The time involved doing well in graduate school and the time involved blogging with all my heart are incompatible if either are to be done excellently.  Sadly, I must go on a sabbatical from blogging. 

I wish I could gather each of you, my gentle readers, in a big group hug.  Then have hot cocoa by a bonfire in the snow with music under the stars.

I will drop in on you for that virtual cup of cocoa we share in our community.

I wish you a very happy holiday season and a new year where all your dreams come true.

Until next time, stay shabby!

Sharing with:

Blissful Whites Wednesday at Timewashed  

Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine's Corner 

Feathered Nest Friday at The French Country Cottage  

Farmhouse Friday at LaurieAnna's Vintage Home 

Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home