Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays, everyone! 

Hope you're still here! I haven't been able to post as 
regularly as I've wanted to this past year and as I scroll
back, for the most part, it was about once a month.

  Needless to say, it's been a busy year.
I finally got around to styling our credenza for this 
Christmas. If you'd like to see how it was decorated 
in previous years, have a look here and here


The mantel, with only one 'shelf', is always a little easier
 to accessorize. If you're curious as to how it looked in 
Christmases past, click here and here


But, the more, the merrier, no?

 Thanks for visiting, everyone.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! 


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  1. I like the festive header.
    I had a look at your past Christmas decorations; the emphasis was on snowmen and Santa.
    Among the decorations of this Christmas, the hanging two socks caught my eye. Beautiful!
    Past and Present decorations - both reflect the significance of Christmas in a lovely way.

    Merry Christmas to you and family!

  2. You decorated your place wonderfully Poppy.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas on the isle of Crete!

  3. Good Evening Poppy, Just visiting, to wish you a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the new year.
    I look forward to catching up with you in 2018.
    Best Wishes

  4. That is so festive and fun, Poppy!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

  5. Merry Christmas Wishes to you and yours.
    Have a Happy New Year too.

    All the best Jan

  6. I like red and white for Christmas. It looks so fresh and cheerful. Hopefully JD isn't too interested in your decorations. ;)
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Poppy!
    xo Julia

  7. Merry Christmas Poppy! I love your home soooo much ❤️. Almost as much as I love you 😉.


  8. I've not been posting as much either and my youngest son who just arrived from the States on Saturday told me that he checks my blog every few weeks and wondered why I wasn't updating it. That means I have to get back on track. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful remainder of the year.

  9. Poppy,
    My best wishes to you and yours for those last days of the year and for the year to come!

  10. such fun! I like red too.
    and your touches of red cheer are YOU poppy!
    and I loved seeing the Christmas Credenza and mantel in Christmases past! I'm a lover of snow~people so I especially enjoyed that one. have a wonderful day. I can almost smell the goodies from your kitchen from here. all the way across the blue. XOXO♥
    and that little poem you wrote about Santa... so cool! lol!

  11. It all looks great! Merry Christmas! Looking forward to blogging with you in the new year.

  12. Merry Christmas Poppy. May the new year bring you lots of happiness, good health and lots of new adventures.

  13. Merry Christmas Poppy! Enjoy your holiday with your family in the beautiful hills and mountains. Have you gotten any snow?

  14. I love your decorations, Poppy. I hope you're making the most of this special time of year. Happy Holidays!

  15. Hello dear Poppy! However did I miss your Christmas post? Now it is the day after Christmas but I still wish you a very merry Christmas--please do as I do and continue to celebrate it as long as possible.

    I love your beautiful new Winter header with those sweet little trees marching uphill and down, and of course I always look forward to seeing how you've decorated that pretty green credenza. It's quite elegantly precise this year! And I couldn't resist revisiting the past years too, each one lovely.

    It's cold but sunny here in Nashville, Tennessee this morning and will get colder every day leading up to the New Year. I'm putting on a big pot of chili today and will be thinking of my friend from far away who is so close to my heart, wishing her every blessing for the new year soon coming.

    Love to you,

  16. Poppy I love the bright and cheery feeling you create in your decorations. They are so beautiful. Hope you had a great day and that the week continues to be a good one! Hugs, Jackie

  17. Hello dear Poppy! It was wonderful finding this post in my mailbox and I hope that you had a fabulous Christmas! I love the new wintry look of your blog and your holiday décor photos are have such an eye for beauty! May 2018 be your best year yet. Happy New Year HUGS!

  18. Merry Christmas, Poppy. Your Christmas decor is bright and cheerful, and eminently suited to your home and climate. Wonderful displays. I wish you and yours a most Happy New Year!

  19. Merry Christmas to you and family poppy!

  20. I always love to see how you decorate and love the pretty banner you made for Winter! Merry Christmas sweet friend. Holiday hugs, Diane

  21. Very pretty, Poppy! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you a blessed 2018. Bess

  22. Hope it was a wonderful Christmas in your beautiful home Poppy! xxoo

  23. Your Christmas decorating is gorgeous, Poppy! I hope you and your family had a joyous holiday. xoxo

  24. Lovely Christmas pictures and now we are heading for a new and HAPPY YEAR Poppy!
    Love from Titti

  25. Hope you had a beautiful Christmas, Poppy. Stopping by to catch up on my color vitamins. ;) And to wish you and your loved ones a very happy and healthy new year.

  26. Hello Poppy,
    Your home looks very welcoming and festive. Wishing you the joys of Christmas and every good wish for 2018. Helen xx

  27. I've been out of town so better late than never = Belated Merry Christmas and wishing you a wonderful New Year.

    Lots of love,


Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate hearing from all of you! Have a great day!