Thursday, December 04, 2008

Busy busy busy...so much Christmas decorating...

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I decorated my huge birdcage for Christmas. I didn't want to overdo it because I want the Christmas tree to be the focal point not the cage. I just added some greenery to the top, tied it off with a big satin ribbon and added little grapevine wreaths on each door. I got these wreaths at Michaels for 29 cents each! I think they would make cute napkin rings too.

My birdcage even has a crystal chandelier hanging inside thanks to Linda~Blue Gate Blog... I won this fork chandelier in a giveaway she had on her blog! I love it!!!

I added some "snow" and a Christmas tree to this little glass house...

Look what I found on the Victoria website... the next issue, which is due out later this month, is all about white!!! I can hardly wait! Which reminds me...I need to renew my subscription...it's hard to believe it's already been a year since this wonderful magazine came back!
And how sweet is this...Ann~Life at Ann's Place told me I was the queen of blogging and she made me a virtual tiara (below). I'm in good company because I'm sharing the throne with Nikki~Blah, Blah, Blah Blog because Ann also gave one to her! Thank you Ann! And...there is a new online magazine coming out soon. It's called Romantic Living, you can find out more about it here.
Romantic Living Magazine



I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! My baby turns 16 on Sunday...how is that possible!


36 comments:

Arleen said...

Hi Cindy. I love how you decorated your bird cage! I've put a Christmas tree inside mine and am in search of the perfect lighting so it can be seen well at night. I love the wreaths you put on the doors, and that little chandelier is priceless!

I hadn't seen next month's cover to Victoria yet. All white? I can't wait to get my copy in the mail. Victoria is one of my favorite magazines, too!

Have a great weekend!
~Arleen

Liz said...

Love the fork chandelier! You can leave that there year round. Very pretty!

~Liz

desiree@lookiloos.com said...

Congratulations Queen Cindy (bowing my head). Love your bird cage and the little tree in the glass house. You've transformed your place into a true winter wonderland. Looks wonderful.

Lady of the Mote said...

OH!!!I am drooling over that birdcage,
it has to be one of the prettiest things I have seen!

Terri and Bob said...

The birdcage is adorable. This is why I love coming here, you think of details others would not.

Have a great weekend!

Elizabeth G. said...

I love your decorations. Very inventive. Isn't it a wonderful season, even if we are busier than usual.

God bless,
Elizabeth

Pug1 said...

Your decorations are sooo nice, that fork chandelier is so unique! Chers! Michele

tam said...

Hello Cindy!
Love what you did with your birdcage! The chandilier is such a great idea-it is just perfect for your birdcage!
Have a nice weekend!
~Tam :D

Berlin Deluxxe said...

The little wreath on the cage door is just lovely! You certainly are the queen of blogging. Thank you for all the inspiration you provide! :)

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Ahhh your birdhouse looks so pretty and I love the chandy hanging in it!! Those babies grow up so fast, I will have all teenagers in January my youngest will turn thirteen then! Yikes, I'm getting old!!
Hugs~Kelly
P.S. Happy birthday wishes to your baby.

KD said...

I love the mini wreaths on the bird cage. They brought a smile to my face!

Mary said...

I just got my copy of Victoria, and those little creme pots are to die for! Also, a piece about ironstone has my heart going pitter patter...

Love your birdcage, with it's little grapevine wreaths -- so sweet!
xoxo,
Mary

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Love the birdcage all decorated for Christmas and the fork chandelier is so pretty!! Happy birthday to your daughter on Sunday!! I know what you mean! Where does the time go anyway????

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

That little fork chandy is the sweetest!!! What a cute idea placeing it in the birdcage. We just got our fresh tree so I'm off to decorate!!!!

blessings
mary

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Cindy!

What a beautiful birdcage! As always, you do all things beautiful! I love Victoria magazine, and I will surely look for this issue! Enjoy a lovely weekend!

Smiles...

Beverly

Joy said...

Oh these are the yummiest Christmas snapshots yet! I don't think I would have ever thought to decorate the bird cage. It is perfect.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

You even decorate for Christmas perfectly. I'm so not worthy.
I'm so excited about Victoria being about all white. How fun!!! I'm going to have to pick that up for sure.
Happy birthday to your baby. My baby will be 8 on the 18th. He'll be 16 in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

The cage looks lovely and I really like the little glass house with the snowy tree inside. It's all in the tiny details ~
Happy sweet sixteen to Lauren!

Karin

Mo said...

I love the mini chandalier in the bird cage and tree in the glass house. Very cute and creative!!!!

Ginger said...

Hi Cindy:
I looked for that bird cage you got at Pier 1, but never could find one. It looks cute decorated like that. And your little glass house is adorable.
I hope Lauren has a very happy sweet 16 birthday. Is she driving now?
Ginger

glimpse of my world said...

love the fork chandelier!! Love it... so cute... happy holidays..

Jeff said...

Love your site, who made it. looking to start one, we just finished our web site
www.shopsweetwatercottage.com

Diane said...

Hi Cindy, This is beautiful! You should be on a holiday home tour! Your house is gorgeous!!! ♥ Diane

Meadowsweet Days said...

Hi Cindy,
Thanks for visiting...... anytime you want to leave that cubicle and join us.... the door is open! I could have a ball with that lovely birdcage! We have one in the store that is similar, but yours is larger! It's beautiful as is your decor!

Carol

Pink Slippers said...

The little wreaths and the glass house with snow and a tree are very sweet looking. Hmm...Where can I do something like that in my home....(thinking)...
Wendy

Becky said...

Leave it to you to have a bird house as lovely as your home Chandelier and all. Very pretty Cindy.
Everytime I find old Victoria magazines at yard sales I buy them.
They are timeless in their style and one of my favorite magazines too.
Hope you will come by the Shabby Old House. I have been working on a blue room. But when I think of beautiful blue rooms I always think of you.
Becky

Tracey McBride said...

Hi Cindy...I have to agree...you are definitely the queen of blogging...your blog and home are amazing and so inspiring and calming to visit. If I had a crown widget (which I don't...sorry...I've only just recently learned what a widget is!)...I would give you one too. You deserve it. Thanks for all your hard work, and for sharing your knowledge and experience. I am definitely a fan!
Warmly,
Tracey
P.S. I'm a huge Victoria magazine fan too...I was so excited to see it back in print.

restyled home said...

Oh, I love that chandelier in the birdcage!! I just might have to copy that one!

Your home looks like a winter wonderland...so pretty! Oh, and Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!

Linda

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

You did a wonderful job, Cindy. Both the bird cage and your festive decorating is worthy of a magazine spread. Just a few days ago, I went over to another neighbor's house and "bookmarked" your blog on her computer for her to take a look at. She isn't currently a blog reader, but we'll see...
Brenda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your birdcage is very pretty decorated for the holidays. I put a little decor. on one of mine. I really like the fork chandelier. Everything is so pretty. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Yes, they grow up fast.

vosgesparis said...

your little glass house is really cute, I used min aswell to decorate the Christmas table.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh yes ...I saw the fork chandy hanging in your magnificent birdhouse ..... that is the prettiest birdhouse ...EVER... It was a little overwhelming for me to see something I made in your most beautiful home.... I have actually gotten a couple of orders since you posted...
Thanks Cindy
HUgs
Linda

ann said...

OOP CINDY.I JUST PULLED A TYPICAL ANN.HA.I TOLD THE MAGAZINE I WAS BOWING TO QUEEN CINDY.I THOUGHT I WAS TALKING TO YOU.YOU SEE,I'M NOT IN MY RIGHT MIND.I'VE BEEN CHRISTMAS SHOPPING ALL DAY.OH WELL,I GUESS I WON'T WIN,HUH?EASY OME EASY GO!I LOVE YOUR TIARA.IT SURE LOOKS GOOD ON YOU,HA...ANN

CC said...

Cindy..your blog is just beautiful. I love the birdhouse..what fun it would be to decorate it... Have a great week-end.

Kimberly said...

So pretty! I have been watching one of those humongous bird cages in a local store for months now. They STILL have not marked it down! I'll enjoy looking at yours in the meantime :)

Crossroads Cottage said...

Love the simpleness of your birdcage decor. And the fork chandelier is just too darn cute.