Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Deco 2011

I've never really gone for particular themes... I like sparkle, silver, gold, and color, and just sort of throw it all out there. We have bits of blue from RC and B&G Christmas drops, and my children sometimes choose animal-themed ornaments, while I often end up adding birds or travel-related decorations. Here are some pics I snapped yesterday:

My husband suggested I just go ahead and order the 2011 Christmas plate from my wishlist, which he didn't have to do twice, so I did. It arrived a few days ago and will be a nice addition to my little collection (all the others were gifts).

Two more nights till Christmas Eve! I need to find a good ris a la mande recipe soon.

On an unrelated note, I'm also looking for a good pair of heeled black suede boots. You know, like the kind you see on Duchess Catherine - which I've seen reported as (the pricey) Stuart Weitzman Zipkins... though in recent pictures in that olive RL sweater dress it really looks like the boots just have a half zip at the ankle, while the SWs zip all the way up... at any rate, that kind of look. J Crew has some nice ones but they have a brown stacked heel and I'm looking for that sleek, all black sort of look. Any suggestions?



  1. If you don't mind a rounded toe, Cole Haan has a pair of black suede that I like.

  2. Everything looks so pretty!! Merry Christmas!


  4. Kate's boots are Aquatalia Rumba, available at the reasonable price of $695 :) Let us know if you find a similar pair in a more non-Duchess price range. I've been hunting for a pair myself!

  5. JenLynn - thank you! I have some Air Talia booties in gray so I will have to check those out.
    My4Boys - thanks so much :)
    Mary Beth - thank you!
    Belle on Heels - thanks! I will be sure to post if I find something good :)

  6. Those plates are so nice! It was nice you were able to add the newest one to your collection!

    I also really like the nutcrackers! Very classic.

  7. I love love the Aquatalia Rumba that Kate wears, especially because they are weatherproof. If only they weren't so expensive!

  8. Dear Sparrows&Sparkles,
    the decorations are beautiful! And the shoes will be, too :-)
    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  9. Pamela - thank you!
    thegirlwithcurls - Yes! They are gorgeous... but hopefully I can find similar in a more reasonable range :)
    Britta - thank you so much! Merry Christmas to you too. :)

  10. Thanks for sharing all the pretty decoration pictures.

    I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

  11. Lovely photos and thanks for sharing!

    Merry Christmas!

  12. Dear Sparrows&Sparkles, everything looks so pretty and festive. Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

  13. Love the plates!

    The star is great and I love the poinsettias