Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Lowcountry Christmas

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" so the song tells us.
I haven't done much decorating this year but I did put a few things out.
A Santa plate holds sugar in the kitchen.
As I sit and type this I am drinking my Christmas tea while the sounds of the King College Choir ring out in the background.
The Christmas edition of Victorian Homes magazine awaits me.
Three contemplative cherubs patiently wait for the upcoming Christmas celebration while holiday candles send scents of pumpkin, pine, and apple cider wafting through the air.
My favorite Christmas books are displayed.
A collection of Grinch figurines add whimsy to the oak china cabinet
(The Grinch was always my favorite Christmas cartoon:).
Santa and Rudolph grace another shelf.
Red birds in the dining room...
beneath sparkling winter wishes...
are serenaded by a chorus of angels nearby.
The wonderful thing about a Victorian home...
is that it feels like Christmas year round with colors of burgundy, green, and gold and cherubs to behold:).
Even the china cabinet has Christmas touches.
A Scrooge nutcracker tops the TV cabinet along with a Christmas arrangement of berries and pine sprigs.
It definately feels like Christmas within...
However,
outside it is a typical Lowcountry Christmas with roses still in bloom.
even the Pentas are sporting Christmas blooms.
Here is our Santa tree frog who paid us a visit last night:).
As I visit so many of you I have enjoyed reading about the weather and the Christmas celebrations in your corner of the world.
It fascinates me the differences we all experience.
Although most of you are enjoying snow or frosty temps we here in the Lowcountry are finally fealing a bit of a chill to the air with temperatures in the 40's and overcast skies.
May you all have a wonderful week of Christmas celebrations as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior!
Merry Christmas from the Victorian a Parlor!

17 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of your Christmas touches! I especially like the ornament in the china cabinet and the nutcracker. I think I may play with my camera today!

Marilyn said...

So very Beautiful & Victorian!!
Merry Christmas!
Marilyn
xxoo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh hello sweet Kim!
What a lovely guest you are, to come to my French tea! And you, you love tea as well! Your post looks absolutely lovely, cozy and warm my dearest. Have a lovely week leading up to the grand celebration!! Anita

Piney Rose said...

Just beautiful! I can almost smell the cider. Love the touch of the ornament in the china cabinet. I don't have the Victorian Homes Christmas mag - I'll look for it.

Sandi said...

Your Christmas splendor is so pretty!! Thanks for sharing. I can't believe you still have flowers blooming when we have snow here in Michigan.
Hugs~

June said...

Hi dear Kim,
I think Christmas in the lowcountry sounds just beautiful. I know it is inside the house! Your holiday decor is just lovely...and roses still in bloom in the garden...how could it get better than that?
hugs

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Such a lovely scene you have created...I can almost hear the beautiful music! Sipping tea and thinking of all the wonderful holiday wishes is a perfect activity this time of year. Thanks so much for sharing! I'm sending you blessings for a great week! Coralie

Paula said...

Dear Kim,

Your Christmas decorations are so beautiful! I love your roses, flowers and the tree frog too! We are having the same weather here in Louisiana. I also love your sweet bears, and seeing your darling furry babies! Your posts are always such a delight! I hope you and your dear ones have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!
Much love to you sweet friend!
Paula

P.S. I have the Victorian Homes Christmas issue too. It was wonderful!!! I am trying to decorate more Victorian! :)

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Kim, I very much enjoyed seeing all your lovely Christmas decorations. For someone who did not decorate much, you sure do have some great thngs sitting around the house. You actually have more out then I do! Most of what I put out is hung, since I do not have much place to stand things. And many of the items still have the feel of childhood about them since the things were bought when the kids were small! I really should start looking around for some vintage victorian themed items since they are what I enjoy so much. We don's usually have much cold weather at this time of year yet, it doesn't not hit until Jan. or Feb. so this cold front that moved in on us was a total surprise before Christnmas. I think I like your "chilly" temps much better! A friend of mine in CA has 80°. I can live with that too, and I know my DH who dislikes the cold so much would rather be there too. I like your whimsical Grinch ornaments, who can resist him at this time of year. I have seen him in many homes from blogger friends, and realize how many of us love that grumpy old character! I just watched the movie the other day and loved it for the 100th time. :-) hugs, and Happy Holidays to you Kim. ~~Debby

Cynthia L. H. said...

Love everything about this post and your blog that I have read so far!!! You are truly living the Victorian life. ;^) ;^) ;^) It must be so nice to be surrounded by it.
(Love that little tree frog, too!)
;^)

Sea Angels said...

Just look at all of your beautiful treasures, they look so festive and homely, I especially love the Cherubs
Hugs Lynn xxx

crochet lady said...

Kim, thanks for sharing such wonderful bits of your life. Love all the photos, how wonderful to have blooms this time of year!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

It was in the 80's yesterday, I went shopping with a long sleeved shirt and regretted it.

I love your pics, it's certainly festive at your house. I'm also crazy about cardinals and The Grinch!

Merry Christmas!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Kim,

Many thanks for sharing the lovely Christmas decorations at your beautiful home. It is amazing to see friends Christmas's all around the world.
I love it that you still have roses blooming.

Wishing you heartfelt greetings, happy holidays and bountiful blessings.

Hugs
Carolyn

Eastlake Victorian said...

Kim-

You have such beautiful Victorian touches in your home for Christmas! We have so much of the same taste... I get Victorian Homes magazine, I have the Joy To The World book, similar angels, and pretty teacups! And I also love The Grinch cartoon! The Scrooge Nutcracker is so adorable. I wish there were still roses blooming outside, but this morning I spent an hour shoveling snow! BTW, love the sugar tongs on the sugar packets! LOL

Have a very Merry Christmas!

-Pam

Miss Sandra said...

Dear Kim,

What lovely images. You've created such beautiful ambiance for yourself. The Christmas spirit is ever so evident. I hope you've been doing well! Merry Christmas!
Hugs,
Sandra

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Is is MOST definately Christmas in your home.
But tell me, where is the LOW COUNTRY ?

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family,

Rose~ http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/