Monday, December 30, 2013

SHADES OF BLUE


While over the Christmas holiday, as quick as it went, I was able to also visit my good friends, the Capital Street Duo for a Christmas Eve nip, although, the Dame Courtney was out of cups that night, so straws came in handy for the punch bowl........

 
And once again, the Dame Courtney outdid herself with her talents with the decking of the halls! The Dame bends backwards to decorate every year, and it usually takes weeks to get the last touches up and place just so, while I suspect the Master Russ, sits, shaking his head,and laughs at all the hoopla. It's always a spectacular sight , and this year the Dame went with adding in shades of blue, which I loved. It was very calming, especially with the flocked snow about......

 
The tree was very elegant by the fireplace. The rest of the first floor was tied together with white and gold. And as you will see, the Dame is also very fond of the balls!!!! Everything you see is all vintage, and I'm here to tell you, they have quite the collection amassed. A beautiful mantle!!!!
 
 
 
 
For some reason or other this was one of my favorite vignettes......
 
 
I think it reminded me of my grandmother, who used to do little displays like this at Christmas. Aren't those deer adorable?!?! One could spend hours in their lovely home, with little touches like this all over to be discovered. The infamous Victorian shoe collection on the beams.....and as you can see, various trees of all sizes, many from now, defunct department stores.....
 
 
 
As all good things must come to a end, so did this beautiful night, at this Christmas jewel, with warm friends,  good libations, and the feeling of togetherness. Like living in a opulent store window. Tootles!

22 comments:

  1. Every year you feature their home and every year I become more smitten!!! It really is stunning!

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  2. Oh gosh I love this color scheme and I too have been saying I'm going to do blue, or blue and silver one Christmas but the problem is every year the holidays come earlier and earlier. Must be something wrong with the clocks! Very nice!!!!

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  3. Wow! This looks stunning. I wouldn't mind being there myself.

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  4. Always a wonderful tour! Between your house and their's I just love all the quirky touches and how you both arrange things. It looks like it must have been a nice evening. I love blue.

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  5. The best color scheme ever......I am loyal to these colors!!

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  6. Now this is stunning! The house of proper queens!

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  7. Blue for Christmas is just so pretty. It's a great switch from red and green. Love the pics. So very cool items in there.

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  8. Lovely holiday home!!! But you act like the punch isn't your regular glass there. You know you. " Oh give me a cocktail in any old glass.....or punch bowl, which ever works"

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    1. Honey, the Mistress drinks and baths in a punch bowl!!!!!

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    2. May I borrow your punch bowl for my next soirée?

      Happy New Year, Mistress Maddie!

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  9. Always such a lovely tribute to my little mannor. Thank you!

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  10. So festive- love the special details. I t amazes me how to do this, not to mention the patience.......

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  11. The tree and all of the special Christmasy touches are beautiful! I love the snow, but don't know I could handle getting all the snow off when the holiday is done.

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  12. Thanks for sharing a little bit of their stunning home with us this Christmas. You guys must have a great time together there? Both of you got talent!!! Love all the balls.

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  13. Even the outside is gorgeously decorated! But that tree is the piece de la résistance! Nice to see the dame has a cup large enough for your drink!!!!!

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  14. The dame and you need to have a beautiful home shop! Your places are stunning! That blue is so quite and calming. Love the birdcage!!!

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  15. What a beautiful home for the holidays! You too sure like your balls don't you? Nice.

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  16. How stunning!!!!!!! Makes me want to go shopping for jewels!

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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