Thursday, December 4, 2008

Candlelight Pictures

This pretty glow is from my "piano mantel". Yes, mantel. In our last home we had 3 fireplaces, so I am used to decorating 3 fireplace mantels. So to make do this year, my 3 mantels are the hutch, piano and 1 real fireplace! I know a piano is an instrument and not a piece of furniture but I just couldn't help myself! LOL! This mantel looks so pretty at night. All pieces are vintage except for the glitter balls. The glittered Christmas tree candles are vintage.
More sweet memories of days gone by. XO

43 comments:

Retro Beehive said...

I love it... What a wonderful Home for the Holiday's feeling you are creating!!! I enjoy it so much and love that you share!
Have a Blessed Day!
Mrs. Retro

Angela said...

Those reindeer are just beautiful. I LOVE vintage..It looks so romantic, cozy, and just a place of rest...Thanks for sharing corners of your home with us. I LOVE when people share pics...((hugs))

Michelle said...

Oh just lovely! :)

ceekay said...

Love the reindeer. I can understand the piano...I say if it is flat it is game for a display!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

It's just gorgeous! I have never seen a vintage sliegh and reindeer. I love it! I'm going on ebay right now!

Jackie said...

Beautiful pictures. Love the reindeer. :-)

Lady Laurie said...

Oh my, oh my how perfectly gorgeous!! I love your sleigh and reindeer. I have a thing for reindeer (especially if they have a red nose!). I have decided to collect reindeer and have nice little collection already!!
Thank you for sharing your candlelight photos!!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

That looks so beautiful and magical lit up that way :0)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh how lovely MaryJane! Your house looks so beautiful all dressed in Christmas!!

Big Hugs, sherry

Elaine said...

How lovely your home is looking for Christmas. I just recently found your blog and ran across your post about the Beatles. What memories. I was a preteen then and absolutely enamored with anything to do with the Beatles! I know you know what I mean when I say the whole world seemed Beatle crazy! Several of my frends even had Beatle parties where everyone came dressed up as their favorite Beatle. By the way, mine was always Paul.

Lovely blog.....great memories.
Elaine

Cali Girl said...

those reindeer are georgeous. love it all!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

This looks wonderful! I think it's a GREAT idea to decorate your piano. Especially when it turns out this beautiful.
Patricia :o)

Lorilee said...

Oh, I just love those little white reindeer! It all looks lovely!
Blessings,
Lorilee

Jennifer said...

Now doesn't that look cozy!!!! Johnny Mathis...my favorite!!!!

TattingChic said...

That looks so lovely and romantic with the soft glow!

*Shelli* said...

Wow the piano looks very long! I love the glitter ball candles and they smell so good too. :)

Sit A Spell said...

All looks very festive! You have a handsome Santa too. Thanks for stopping by my new blog. I saw YOUR treat and think I need : ) to make it...soon.

Mo said...

My mom always decorated the piano mantel and it was always the most beautiful in the room. It looks lovely!

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Sweet Maryjane, I always enjoy looking at your home during the Holidays. You always decorate so beautiful. I love your white and gold reindeers. I always remember that was one of my favorite of your Christmas decorations!
Love, Ann

Melanie said...

I adore your blog, it is so beautiful and inspiring.

sue said...

Your display is gorgeous ! It all looks so cozy ......I love the vintage reindeer . Beautiful job.
:o) Sue

Lady of the Mote said...

it looks lovely!

Down the Rabbit Hole said...

What beautiful photo's and decorating! Thank you for sharing!
Blessings,
Selia

Sleec Photos said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos, Mary Jane. You have such a lovely home...not just because of pretty things but because one can easily tell just how very much LOVE there is in it.

Sister hugs, Suzanne

Nancy Jo said...

MJL,
I have a sleigh and all the reindeer too!! It looks almost like yours. My aunt gave it to me. Do you know where they came from? I thought she made it in a class at one time. But maybe not. I just love mine. Yours looks so nice . I put mine on the fireplace. Your whole house is just beautiful.
NANCY JO

Heidi said...

Pretty. Love the candle light glow with Grandma's reindeer! I have my glitter balls on the mantel too! =)

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh Maryjane, its truly magical! I love it. I was thinking about you while I was in a store filled with vintage treasures. And I thought that with your influence I could easily put all my primitives on eBay and start fresh with vintage. It is sooo pretty! Guess I need 2 houses. Wonder if Santa would consider that? LOL

Sending you hugs,
Lea

Anonymous said...

I've never seen such beautiful reindeer. You are very lucky to have them. Thanks for sharing.

Teacup Lady (Sandy)

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Don't you just love the magical glow during the holidays!! The reindeer are so sweet!
Hugs~Kelly

Beverly said...

Lovely, MJ...just as I imagined your house would look. I hope your holidays are filled with all the love and warmth imaginable!

Katmom said...

Oh MJ,
your photography skills inspire me to get out there & start taking pictures, capturing memories....
I can just smell the wonderful Christmasy scents of baking goodies coming from your kitchen!
hugz,
>^..^<

Tracy said...

HI, Maryjane...Love the sparkle and glow...just magical! I'll be posting about some candle-glow tomorrorw myself :o) Happy weekend ((HUGS))

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I love the reindeer Maryjane.The mantels look stunning!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Maryjane!!!

Mimi Sue said...

Your home looks so warm and cozy by candlelight. Love it. Mimi

dana said...

I LOVE those vintage reindeer--they just sparkle in your wonderful candles! Your home looks so cozy and festive!! Hope you're having a great holiday season. Dana

Deb said...

You have a wonderful collection of Reindeer MaryJane. Your mantle looks beautiful with the sleigh, reindeer and vintage candle light!
Deb

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello,

Love your Christmas decorations!

~ Gabriela ~

Elyse said...

it's all just lovely!

Rhondi said...

Hi Mary Jane
Your "mantle" is beautiful. I love your vintage Christams decorations.
Rhondi

Nancy said...

Hi Maryjane, this is gorgeous!!! so Elegant! What a delight to view. Nancy

Jan and Tom said...

I'm glad you liked the Christmas Cookie Recipes!!! They're YUMMY!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

I'm loving the decorations in your home...especially the "crystals"!!

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness, they are gorgeous!!!!