Wednesday, December 23, 2009



My little Charlie Brown tree sits upon a table top decked in glitter, roses and trinkets... I wanted something different this year and this petit tree looked like it needed alittle love...

Antique view cards make interesting decorations.

Loved the part where the angel said, You see George, you really did have a wonderful life. do you see what it would be to throw it all away. A man's life touches so many other lives... it leaves an aweful hole when they are not there....

Wishing you, my sweet friends, the happiest of holidays. May all your christmas wishes come true..
With Love,
Jo-Anne
xo

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Just when you thought Dovetales Magazine couldn't get any better, well it just has- Dovetales will be available ONLINE, Tuesday, as a down-loadable color pdf file of the entire issue! This new feature can only be seen on the Dovetales website and will act as a continuing edition of the magazine with links, articles, blogs AND, fantastic advertising opportunities.

Here's a sneak peek of my article " Winter Whites" on one of my all time favorite blogs, Anette of Laniff from Sweden. Anette's gorgeous array of Christmas gifts in a vintage suitcase made the front cover.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009


With glitter and trinkets scattered all over the house, my holiday decorating has official begun. My style now, and for Christmas is ever changing and I find myself slipping more and more away from all the fufu pink and over the top decorating. My motto, Less is soo much more. I have always preferred a muted palette and although that still remains, the girly pink has been replaced with sophiscated greys, pure whites, creams and browns. As you can see this is a much simplier look embracing architectural elements, mecury glass, cut glass glitter boxes and silver sleighs. Simply yet elegant.

Cut glass glitter box with satin ribbon makes for a delightful gift all on its own..


White flowers all aglow in a mecury vase..

Love this cutie but I need to keep it up high..My little Jessy thinks this furry sleigh is a relative...
Photo's of my tree are coming very soon sweet friends..
In the meantime, I would love to hear how you decorate your home for the holidays!
Love & Friendship,
Jo-Anne
xo