a corner of christmas

my charming neighbor dropped this beautiful poinsettia off today and i thought, holy cow, it's getting close to christmas.

actually i still have 9 days left.

seriously, i've been enjoying myself by being a bystander and reading all the posts on
 beautiful bloggers list.

  it's been nice watching you all decorate and bake and go a little nuts.
you guys are good.

i could get used to this though.
it's way easier reading blogs than writing one.

i'm so excited to see just what is in store for me this weekend.

aren't you?



  1. Yes. Very excited. And wishing you a happy holiday.

  2. beautiful corner of Christmas!
    I love the suitcases under your table and your window treatments, so lovely!

  3. What a beautiful vignette with the red pointsettia and blue china, on your lovely white table.
    I have a new pointsettia for Christmas too, so for once the northern and southern hemispheres must be in sync!!

  4. Well I have to brag a little because we decorated our tree tonight and the sweetest little angel helped.....
    I absolutely LOVE being a Grammy...
    Isla is 18 months, full of curiosity and my goodness she is gorgeous!

    Hope that you have some surprises this weekend too!
    Sending huge hugs to you Janet.

  5. You are such a great stylist, have a lovely weekend Janet.
    PS. I'm wearing that tartan scarf today!

  6. The red looks pretty in your place...for at least 9 days or so.

  7. Very stylish, and very pretty. I'm off on a shopping frenzy. Sometimes, I wish Christmas was less commercial, it would definitely be more relaxing! Have a lovely weekend Janet.

  8. The light in your house is always so gorgeous, it makes me homesick!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. The pop of red seems to be the perfect touch this holiday season. Your corner of Christmas is stunning.

  10. What a beautiful Christmas corner, I agree you are an amazing stylist.
    Have a terrific weekend.

  11. Every shot of your home makes me breathe a sigh of relief! So peaceful, calm and quietly elegant Janet!

    I love the Christmas corner--or the Ralph Lauren Altar as I like to think of it. I'm feeling that a light touch is just right this Christmas.

    BTW I adored your sequin dress with denim shirt!!!

  12. I'm having fun too seeing all the beautiful Christmas homes and celebration ideas.

    Hope good things come your way this weekend. I'm planning on baking all weekend using recipes from some wonderful women in blogland.

    xo Sarah

  13. steve - 9 days is pushing it.

    dannie - thank you and i love the ralph lauren altar statement. that's what i'm gonna call it from now on. thanks!

  14. I'm with you. I love seeing everyone else decorating but have done nothing myself. It is much easier reading than writing for sure!

  15. I love your Christmas corner, and I totally agree it is easier to read than write. Follow your heart. Happy Holidays!

  16. Janet, Once I did a little decorating, it helped me get into the spirit of Christmas better. I like playing Christmas music also. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Susie( She Junks)

  17. I agree.
    I much prefer reading YOUR blog than posting on mine.

  18. Your corner of Christmas is beautiful...all calm and bright. You've inspired me to put my Chanticleer Christmas album on the stereo and hang up my wreath. Happy holidays!

  19. Beautiful! I think Ralph would highly approve! I love the way red looks in your home- classic.

    happy holidays my friend!

  20. A prettier Christmas corner I have not seen! Gorgeous!

  21. Lovely as always.
    What a perfect touch.
    -Suzanne in Illnois

  22. I love your little corner of Christmas...absolutely perfectly dressed with red tartan plaid, a poinsettia...sometimes that's all it takes. Simplicity meet style. Hope your having a beautiful Sunday Janet!

  23. What a lovely Christmas corner.

  24. Well yes, we do often go a little mad at Christmas - but your home looks the epitomy of sanity! Lovely..I'm making 'Keeping Christmas Simple' resolutions - there is some inspiration here.

  25. These images are so beautiful and soulful. Happy Christmas, Janet. Oh, and I just posted a yummy vegan recipe!

  26. did you and L get my card??? t's been 2 years since you found my blog. Hooray. What are you having for Christmas lunch??? baby says hello x

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  28. Janet,
    I think that Ralph would be delighted to know that he is holding court at the gardener's cottage.
    I just want to know if the red shoes made it home?

  29. This little corner of your home is always styled to perfection Janet, but oh boy do I love the plaid, blue and white, and rough luxe leather of those suitcases underneath! DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!

    I just posted about my little Christmas decoration this year, would love for you to stop by if you have a chance!



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