Monday, November 5, 2012

Sugar Plum Christmas

When I see all the pastel Christmas decorations starting to come into stores I think of the song..."I was Country when Country wasn't cool..."


I was sugar plum Christmas, when sugar plum Christmas wasn't cool.

I have always loved a pastel Christmas. For years I had a flocked tree with pink and white decorations. All my friends thought I was very "unique". Well now the market seems to be showing me I am not so unique anymore.

My rule this time of year is to save every penny to spend on gifts for my kids. But when I saw this little house for $9.99 at HomeGoods I really wanted it. There was only a few so I knew it was one of those now or never things.

 I have been enjoying it all day today so I am so glad I treated myself to it. I need to get some AAA batteries because it lights up :) How cute will that be? I want to live in this little pink house.

My daughter, Janae, has been decorating her house which has been getting me in the mood to decorate for the holidays too. I found a candlestick at Goodwill that I painted in pearl paint for the holiday.

Here it is before...

 
and after...


So much more me in pearl white!

I am really excited to decorate my tree this year. I saw this tree not long ago in Romantic Country magazine and I want to do something similar...


I have been collecting little frames at Goodwill. I am going to paint them white and put pictures of Christmas' past in them.


I plan to do a fresh Noble tree with all white ornaments. Should be fun.

Here is last years tree--


I also have some new ideas for the mantle---I am thinking some white glittery deer would look pretty on the mantle this year.

Here is last years mantle...


So much to do...so little time!

Thanks for visiting!

38 comments:

Bella said...

Hi Sandy,
I adore your little pink house! and last years mantle is divine... All the Christmas pretties are already in the stores and it is sooo hard to resist:-)
Hugs,
Bella

Rebecca said...

I love your sweet pink house. I've done pink for years and years and years and NO ONE liked it in my family. They thought I was NUTS!

Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....

Tooooo bad for them!

This year I'm going white.

So original, dont' you think? :)

LOVE HOMEGOODS!

xoR

jeanetteann said...

Everytime you talk Christmas, Sandy you make me want white too. When you decorated you mantle last year I tried to change to white too, but I couldn't quite get enough. I had so much green and red I only managed to do the sun room in white and silver. Seeing this post has made me think white again. Thanks for the inspiration to get started. x

Angela said...

I love your little pink house, I'm sure with the lights on in the evening it will look enchanting.
The photo-frames will look great painted white in your tree, now I will be on the hunt for little frames..
xoxo
Angela.

Janae said...

Your little pink house is really cute, I am glad you got it! Chantel was right the one with the fence was perfect! I am excited for you to get your tree up, I am sure the cats are too HAHA JK.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I have seen those pink houses at TJ Maxx. Iregretfully didn't buy one :( I also think your tree from last year is prettier than the one in the magazine...very pretty! I am going to flock my tree this year too!~ Hugs, Patti

Deb said...

That little pink house is darling. You sure have got my motor running to start decorating. I'm a Christmas NUTBAR. :) Deb

Melanie said...

Love that pink house!!! Loving the pastel Christmas decor that I am seeing, so pretty!! Your tree last year and the mantel were so very pretty!! Admittedly for the first time in years, I was not excited about Christmas this year and I was trying to figure out what if anything that I would do. You have just given me some much needed inspiration! Thank you Sandy!!

A Vintage Fairy said...

I would have gotten the cottage too! So cute!

Amy Jo said...

I love the little house it is so cute! I was just telling my friend about that white tree yesterday... I just love it... Though I doubt I get to do one this year. I can't wait to see yours!

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Grandma Carolee said...

You always decorate so beautifully...I think you could do it professionally. The little cottage with the fence reminds me of your home. The white candle stick is gorgeous.

Shirley said...

Love your little pink Christmas house..it sure can excite the imagination. Living in such a magical place would be where I would want to live too! I love what you are going to do with your frames..a sweet idea for a Christmas tree. Cant wait to see it completed.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love sugar plum style! Have you ever seen the tree Martha Stewart did? It was a giant white feather tree and it was so spectacular! I have it saved and might have to show it off this year with a link...love your ideas!

Anne said...

Sandy what a sweet little cottage! And the colors fit perfect in your home too! Your tree looked beautiful last year! LOVE your idea with those frames can't wait to see it all!
xx
Anne

Passionate for White said...

Loved your Christmas mantel!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sandy, your pink house is adorable! I also love the idea of picture frames on your tree! Your mantel is gorgeous and I can only imagine what you will add to it this year!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

For $9.99 I would have bought that cute little house too. Such a great idea to start collecting frames, I know your house will be gorgeous like last year!

Carol

Darlene said...

I love your little house you purchased. I love pastels too at Christmas time. I see you have the shabby chic stockings from Rachel Ashwell. I treated myself to buy one. It is one of my favorite stockings. I purchased the pink one. take care, Darlene

Lucille said...

That little house is adorable! It's very uplifting! Wish I had one! Congratulations for your daughter's win. You have a lovely family. I love last year's Christmas tree and also your mantel. I'm looking forward to seeing what you will do this year!

Karen said...

Your little house is so pretty and the candle holder looks so much better in white. Your tree was gorgeous last year. I love the idea of using frames on the tree, I think it will look gorgeous.

Blessings from Cindy said...

Sandy~
I would have snatched the little house immediately! You did good! Love the pics of Christmas pasts too. Love the frame idea...oh how many framed I have passed up!
Blessings,
Cindy

lambs and ivy designs said...

Wouldn't life e grand if we all could live in a pink glitter covered cottage? LOL

Hugs,
Dana

Carolyn said...

The little house is so pretty -glad you treated yourself as they wouldn't last long.
Your Christmas mantel was lovely.

Carolyn

elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness...your home is perfectly romantic! There were some Christmas things at Homegoods that were tempting for me as well, I haven't given in YET.
Thanks for your kind comment on my post today.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You sound like me, Sandy ~ I've got lots of ideas and plans, plus I've been pinning away Christmas inspiration, but I haven't started yet. Your candlestick is so pretty and turned out great. It looks so much better white! Last year's tree looked wonderful. I want to do something similar with a small tree for our master.

Diane said...

Your little pink house is so sweet. I wouldn't be able to pass it up either. Love the idea of a pastel Christmas as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Love so much the ute little pink house ! Exactly the kind I collect. I'm happy to follow you on Pinterest.
xoxo from PARIS

Tara said...

Loving your Christmas tree.Can't wait to see this years..xx

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, I love your last years tree.
Thank you for sharing. I am your newest follower and so nice to meet you!
Leticia

Susan said...

Ooooooo, you are a wonderful decorator. I loved the little pink house. I would have loved that, too! Darling. Great job! Susan

Sweet Melanie said...

I think we need to swap houses, lol! I love all of those little frames you have found and I simply cannot wait to see all of your decorations! It's funny how we have never met, but when I see aqua I think of you...you were the first person I thought of when I found my little house at Home Goods.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

I love glitter houses and this one is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

pink*cherub*moon said...

I love your Christmas decorations! I purchased a similar house, but smaller, at Target recently and it was pink too! I love pink! I have a small flocked pink tree, but it doesn't light any more. Last year, I picked up a bigger pink tree and this will be the first time I put it up! I have pink and pearl white ornaments for it and I may use some silver or mercury glass too! SO much fun to get t hings at thrift stores and make them your own, isn't it? Love how youro candle stick transformed with the pearl paint! I have just found your blog through Feathered Nest Fridays and will be following and enjoying more posts! Hugs, Leena, pinkcherubmoon.blogspot.com

Olivia said...

Ohhh, I cannot wait to see your pretty Christmas!!! xo
Olivia

rosaroseblogg said...

Wow!! I love your christmas tree!! I have also been pastel colored at christmas, but now that everybody else is, I am thinking maybe red an nature this year.. looking at your hose and ideas, I might re.think.. Lovely!! Lisbeth from the north ;)

rosaroseblogg said...

house, not hose ;) sorry my english is not my mother language ;)

rosaroseblogg said...

Wow!! Love your nice ideas with the frame and the candle stick!! Cant wait to see it on your tree! I have also been pastel colored at christmas, but maybe going for nature and res this year.. hmm, maybe I need to re-think, looks pretty at yours! Love from the cold north <3

Lynn Stevens said...

LOVE the idea of the white painted frames on the tree. I'll be checking out the goodwill stores too.
great idea!
hugs Lynn