Sunday, December 12, 2010

Not so white Christmas…

We had a little holiday party…

And someone

forgot to blow out the candles.

yikes stripes.

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The crooked tree is enrobed in construction paper gingerbread men from once little hands

and the palm fronds and foliage are happy they are a part of our festivities

perhaps they would have been happier on their own respective trees…but i didn’t stop to ask them with my machete in hand

Hey… it’s Florida…ya gotta embrace it in all it’s tropical glory

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not so snowy…

:(

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Merry Christmas from the warm climes…

out to water the bromeliads.

sigh

***wanna see more, much more Christmas?...check out the Nester and Julia here and here

33 comments:

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Gorgeous Tree! Looks like a fun place, your home. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Desert Dreaming said...

Love your Christmas decorations...though we don't have snow here in Florida, we are fortunate in that fact we can use our beautiful natural resources like palms, and other tropicals to incorporate into our home decorating like you did, it's just lovely!!! We do have a lot of white sand here too.....always use our imagination and pretend it's snow. Really enjoyed your pictures. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed CHRISTmas!!!

Ana Balbinot said...

Hi Linda! I love all your pictures, as always.Here we don't have a white Xmas too, but it is very colorfull and joyfull. Sonn I will make a post about the beauty of Curitiba's (The City I live) Christmas.
Xoxo

Farmgirl Paints said...

I would love to experience your kind of Christmas just once. I think I'd get by just fine!!

Kathysue said...

Linda love it all especially the tree with wonderful Christmas memories, Kathysue

Debby said...

Your tree and decorations look so nice. See you don't even need snow. I could send you some, if you'd like.

Anonymous said...

hello:-)
i am from germany, my blog : http://iradas-klangoase.at--your pics are wonderful, a x-mas tree in a worm clima:-)) great:-)) hugs ...and lg sonnengewand^^v^^

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh. Your tropical decorations just take my breath away! Gorgeous!!

Sniff said...

I would love - LOVE - to spend Christmas in a warmer place. Over here in Norway, we've had one full month with abnormally cold weather even for November. Below freezing every day for four weeks, and now the forecast is for tons of snow as well. I hate it!

Anyway, I loved your photos. The beauty of tropical plants and colors makes me feel a bit warmer.

mydesignchic said...

Love your decorations...so festive!!

Melissa said...

The place looks wonderful! Love all the decorations and greenery. We managed to get a tree up and it is decorated with only half of my ornaments and lights because I can't find the other boxes and have no energy left to look for them! :)

Mama K said...

beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Hence72 said...

hey, nice blog. Come for a visit some time

becky at abbeystyle said...

It's a happy place, your home! We wish we could have made it to the party but it was too far to travel in just one day (tucked in between all our other things...) Hope lots of people came by your Open House...you really do have an "open house"...it's so lovely being there, Christmas or not.

simpledaisy said...

OOh~~
Love your not so white Christmas!! So very pretty:)

for the love of a house said...

not so white... but beautiful non the less! I love the desk in your entry! such great lines!

merry christmas dear Linda!

joan

Joyce said...

I think your are the only one who can make a palm tree look like a Christmas tree! Enjoy the warmth under your beautiful tree my friend. Many hugs... xo

Ivy Lane said...

snow schmoe... your holiday decor is fabulous! I would LOVE to be heading out to water bromiliads right now!!! we are in the midst of 50 mile an hour winds and drifting snow! yikes!

love that you kept the gingerbread ornaments!

Amanda said...

love the paperwhites and greenery! so beautiful! and that lamp is gorge!!!!

Debbie said...

Ahh...we're celebrating a not-so-snowy Florida Christmas over here too :) I love your tropical Christmas decor!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

It's all beautiful there in FL! I esp. love your table with the black & mercury glass things. So pretty. Have a Happy Christmas!

anita said...

thats the way we roll here in florida :)
it all looks lovely..
i hope your tropicals arent taking a hit like mine are here in central zone :) happy happy to you and yours

Ann said...

Love your tree...
it looks so festive:)

Cote de Texas said...

that is so funny about the candles! i have ruined so many good things with candles!!

Have a wonderful holiday - i hear you are much warmer than we are!

Joni

Leah Moss said...

Sending you some of our cold weather your way! It is so SO freezing here today, and we even woke up to a little snow dusting, which should be awesome except that I'm a total wimp. My years in Texas completely ruined me to cold!

Your home looks perfectly Christmasy and gorgeous, melted candles and all :)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Loooove the clam too!!!

Happy Holidays!

Velvet and Linen said...

I like spending a balmy Holiday season with you! Hope the party was hopping!


xo
Brooke

Rhonda Roo said...

Well huh...I musta missed my invitation-those darn flamingos are slow to deliver sometimes (that's why storks bring babies ya know)

{wink}

That tree will carry straight through to Mardi Gras! That is the HAPPIEST tree i have ever seen! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Do you think the peacock lampshade got tipsy? I don't know-he's so refined looking amongst the greens and silvers. Such a striking vignette...

Everything= SO SO lovely. Just like you!

I probably resemble the candles more, right about now :p

XOXOXOXMERRY AND BRITEXOXOXOXROO

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Sadly...I spoke to soon and those bromeliads are now frozen popsicles. Two nights in a row with temps around 19(windchill).

Brrrrrr.

Thanks you guys! Warm and wonderful holidays to you!!

Becky...we had about 80 folks throughout the evening...It was festive!


Anita, Debby...and all the Florida peeps. COVER the plants! I'm not sure how much it'll even help!

Deborah said...

DeLovely! I think my favorite thing just may be the pine cones and greenery in the seashell. Something so simple yet so beautiful. ♥♥♥ Deb

One Shabby Old House said...

It is a very nice thing to walk in the woods and not freeze your tail off collecting greenery...or so I thought until this year. Baby it's cold outside. Let's hope this year isn't like last year were geckos were falling from trees. Your home is beautiful.
Have a Merry and Bright holiday!

Black Zebra said...

Merry Christmas Linda! Your house certainly looks Ready for It! love the tree! x

Vix said...

Must you do everything so perfectly? Festive but not too crowded to put down a drink or snacks; love it. Wish I'd been at that party!

Best wishes for a happy holiday/new year to you and the family!

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