Sunday, December 19, 2010

A little bit more… Christmas

Try as I might to have lovely natural Christmas decorations…

the kind seen in magazines…

I always end up with a conglomeration

of stuff.

Strewn stuff.

maybe festive…maybe not


In the end…this house is sooo lived in. daily.

so NOT magazine.

Things are always a bit cockeyed

IMG_8244 …Strewn.

perfect word for it



used…and not always put back where they belong.


that’s us.


keeping it real, folks


IMG_8265 Merry, merry from our strewn house to yours

please tell me yours is too.




Melissa said...

My house is soooooooooo strewn right now, and not nearly in the good way that yours is! I'm finally working on fixing that, but doubt I'll end up with anything as pretty and festive and gorgeous as yours!

Mama K said...

I am halfway across the country to attend a daughter's birth. I wonder what condition my house is in! Normally it is strewn even when I am there, and now, with Husband and two younguns at home, I am just thankful that they are remembering to eat sensible meals... I have not heard a thing about the condition of the house and am NOT going to ask!

I will be very glad to get home on Christmas eve, no matter what shape things are in. I truly appreciate these pictures. Everything looks beautiful at your house, and it is a good reminder that a lived in house has a beauty that magazines can not duplicate. Thank you.

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

I say...make it our own, if that means it is strewn then all the better to live in.:) I absolutely love your home. I could just move into it and feel like I belonged there.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Hey Melissa...your holiday card is "strewn on our garland of cards. Yay!

Mama a beautiful birth! And a joyous and strewn Christmas eve!

Sixpence...big hug to you! And a wonderful Christmas!

Patina said...

I LOVE it! I'm coveting that amazing blue cabinet, too! Happy Holidays!

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

Sorry to tell ya but Your home does look like it's straight out of a magazine.
Love the sticks on the chandelier.
Merry Christmas!

Deborah said...

Oh, a most Merry Christmas from my strewn, mismatched house to yours!!! I love LOVE love your style. **Minty Christmas kisses** Deb

Kathysue said...

Merry merry to YOU!! Strewn is a good word. I seem to clean up one mess I have made and then I have another and another. It is the holiday of giving!! Messes are all part of the giving, kind of like the Ever ready bunny , the messes keep going and going and goin,Kathysue

Kate Riley said...

Oh, I love it all! So casual and natural, I adore that last photo, and I want to be in that room!!


Sheila said...

Yes my house is like that too, bits and bobs and anything i like, but it doesnt mean it would all go together!
i love your pictures, how very, very lovely

Leah Moss said...

Linda, I love your strewn style! It's lived in AND natural! This last week has seen a lot of random Christmasness creep in, which I like too.

I want to know more about your chandelier with the branches!!!! Can we get a full shot? And can I copy you???

Low Tide High Style said...

My house is strewn with half empty bins and lots of doggie hair...does that count? And what's not magazine worthy about your place?!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Kat :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Your house is oh so magazine worthy...IT WAS in a magazine if I remember right! It's the imperfect that makes a home real anyway. Love your photographs. You captured it beautifully:)

Rhonda Roo said...

Strewn is putting it oh so nicely.
Let's talk...hurricane force winds.
Let's talk...aftermath cleanup.
Lost Boys do not feel the need to be CLEAN and CLUTTER FREE.
They like comfort and shoes-gloves-boots-hats-scarves in a jumbled heap somewhere close to them, wherever they are sitting in case, I suppose, of freak snowstorm in house.
Also, it's my fault too.
I have yet to put away decoration boxes. or finish addressing cards.
or putting away groceries.
you know, like that.

OH! but some see the pretty Florida stuff i posted-as soon as i walked in to weezie's cottage i was like LINDA would LOVE this!!
:) xoxoxoxoxox
PS the vintage cardboard cutout santa's supposed to be laying at a libations instead of cookies drunken angle in a corner right?

Jane said...

Half to say...I LOVE the twigs in the chandelier. Perfect and so creative...and so very beautiful.

Strewn....that's such a great word to describe my house,too. Although the kids no longer live here, they are here all the time (which I LOVE) and so are their dogs. And then...there's my easily distracted brain. I start things, then move to something else that catches my eye. What a mess!!!
Jane (artfully graced)

Renée Finberg said...

the house looks beautiful.

....are you sure you can make the flight in time?
i can have them hold the concord if you are running late.

xxx merry merry

Unknown said...

I love it...not so magazine!! I haven't event decorated yet but you have inspired me to do so. I will do my office tomorrow and my house on Thursday because I just found out I am having an oyster roast Christmas Eve for my family and anyone who is wandering around the christmans tree.Maybe Santa likes oysters and beer

Simple Daisy said...

Oh I think your house looks lovely!!
Try as I might...I can't ever seem to get away from turquoise for my holiday decor!! like what you like...I always say!!
Maybe strewn really does make your heart happy:):)

Mary said...

Your house looks wonderful! It's perfect and I wouldn't change a thing! Merry Christmas :)

Karen Deborah said...

Linda no matter what you say everything you do is always so gorgeous. Your idea of a mess is delightfully artistic and fresh to me. BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous said...

I like that it is lived in. Looks like a beautiful life.


Sharon said...

Your definition of strewn looks magazine perfect to me:)

Shar said...

Thanks for validating my "style" of decorating! Love yours!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said... it! A whole slew of strewnies!

The brancholier...for those who asked...was put up after a very loved key lime tree died. I was going to leave it for the season...then about 12 seasons went by. Now it is part of the family! Story of it here:

Stephanie said...

some how your home STILL does not look strewn...but ever so lovely!

we still have the hanukkah dreydl's about with the twinkly Christmas lights...we like to mix it up :)


rjerdee said...

R U kidding? Once the boys hit, nothing is in place!!!

Karen @ Mignardise said...

Oh my house is strewn alright...
Let's just call it relaxed, shall we?

Happy holidays Linda! I always enjoy your blog and you sense of style!

MissBliss said...

strewn might be an understatement for this little beach apartment ;)

I like your strewn style! more natural, organic, kind of like our beloved South Florida greenery...


LOVE the chandy!!! Looks GORGEOUS!! and like the cards w/garland too!!

Merry Christmas and BEST wishes for you in the upcoming NEW year!!

xo Lynda

SeaWorthy said...

strewn is the new "come hither" look for Coastal Nest..

right now, wouldnt have it any other way.

Hope all is right in your world!
Merry Happy Christmas, girlfriend..


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