Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas in the Red Light District


Just love bubble lights! This is a scene from the side table in the boudoir with a bell jar filled with glass balls. The candle bubble holder was a gift from the Dame Courtney, a avid collector of them and anything Christmas.

It appears Christmas is right around the corner. Is everybody ready and have you decked your halls yet? The Mistress decked her halls two weeks ago and welcomed back the Red Light District. No, she isn't in Amsterdam, nor did the Casa turn into a brothel, contrary to what you have heard! Although I'm sure the neighbors are wondering about the bright red glow of light pouring from the windows and the many men coming and going. No the Mistress just loves her red lights! Usually I do red and white, but went back to all red again. But this year instead of a 7ft Alpine tree, I thought out of the box, and into the woods, to do a branch tree!!!!! Definitely more avant- garde then the usual tree, but I love it! I used a huge, waist high, 107lb urn to house the branches collected from the woods. It was a feat to get them in the door, and did it ever get looks from passer bys. But I must say after hours of getting it just right, I really love it, plus my collection of 20 or so clip birds and nest look great in the tree.........
 
 
The side board saw many objects packed away for the holidays to make room for this.....


Now adorned with a amber glass urn with tassel, an amethyst glass hurricane surrounding a Marrakesh wrought iron candle holder, a few clocks and a vase of peacock feathers. Joined by what else.....balls and more balls!On the shelf below is a celadon compote filled with balls. Across the room is the cock-a-tail table, with my three favorite possessions at the Casa, an amber vase, my antique wrought iron candelabra and my Christmas pyramid which was a gift from the Aunt and Uncle. I could watch it spin for hours when having my gin......



A touch of pine and glitz to my shelf above the wine glasses. Love how the pine looks against the hen basket salt and pepper holders.

 
This years apothecary jars...turned festive for the holidays, filled with dried cranberries, pine cones, and what else.......glass balls........


Here's two cardinals resting in amongst the many, many,many, many wines corks popped around here......

 
Even the boudoir isn't safe from the clutches. I always must have my little tree in the boudoir...it creates a nice ambiance at night........


So there you have it, Christmas at in the Red Light District and at no charge! But after the holidays, it may be a different story. Now, remember, if you would like to share your tree or decor, don't forget next week I'm doing a post of your finery, we want to see your shiny orbs! Just email me a picture, details on my side bar. Tootles!

32 comments:

  1. WOW! I so need you here to help me. Your so damn creative! And it's just enough, with natural elements used. It's very beautiful Mistress!

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  2. Anonymous12/16/2012

    Oh its just gorgeous, I'll be right over!

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  3. Just so stunning and festive! Your balls hang around so beautifully! I have been gragging my feet, but you have lit a fire under my chestnuts to get decorating. Love the tree1 Too cool!

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    1. We must consult the news around here. Some days they hang so low, we think it's a eclipse

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  4. I don't celabrate Christams, but must admit this is so stunning! I have the feeling everything is there for a reason and has a story behind it. I love the tree!!! And the cardnials in the jars. Maybe I can do this with my silver and blue dreidels next year. Very nice Mistress.

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  5. Thank you for the tour, Mistress. You always walk that line between demented & beautiful with style. LOVE.

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    1. Dear Stephen, that may be one of the nicest comments someone paid me in a loooong while. You have made me day!

      XOXOXOXO

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  6. What will you be charging after the holiday anyhow? And the tree is way too cool in that urn.

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  7. can you really afford all that electricity?

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    1. Norma, I save some bills, by rubbing my legs together to create friction, which produces the extra electricity at no charge.

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  8. So festive!
    A true Mistress of The Balls....

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  9. Just gorgeous, Mistress! And I think a branch tree is soooo elegant!

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  10. That first picture could be a greeting card! So festive your place is!

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  11. Omg! I'm speechless. When you were telling me about your idea when I visted, I never thought it would look like this. WOW. Your place looks so you.

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  12. isn't the christmas tree the best part of christmas?
    i think so! the smell, and the entire decorating process, its amazing! Your tree looks like it should be in a New York window! But I adore the little one also.

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  13. I can see why your in design now.Very nice. Absolutely perfect in my opinion. Simple chic yet a place you could feel perfectly comfortable. I have a bit of a boy-crush on you, but don't tell my girlfriend!

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    1. Hon, why do you think she is called Mistress?

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  14. just love this post..the pictures are stunning and I love the use of red throughout the whole house.. and love the side board with peacock feathers....gorgeous

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  15. Really quite pretty Mistress. But is that your tree? I could swear that was one of your past head pieces.

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  16. I wanna move in! Beautiful! My inspiration file is full of pictures from your home and your clothing style. Perfection. I soo need help.

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  17. I love all your pictures. Beautiful post. And that tree is a refreshing change of pace. I always know I can count on you for some wonderful Christmas posts to leave the world and troubling news behind. I feel like a kid again with memories brought back. Loving all your birds also!

    Fondly,
    Mags

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  18. Mistress, I do think be here, I do believe, it' always so festive and gay. You really do a fine job! I would have any others balls or garland!

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  19. Beautiful, and truly worthy of a Mistress! ;-) Why the red is not shocking at all, and it so fits you!

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  20. I 'm very fond of the red, my favorite color of lipstick! Bravo dear, well done!Also I'm going back to count all your times to mention "balls" -as I remember, it's quite staggering!!!

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  21. Maddie, thanks for the festive tour! What beautiful displays. Your eye for subtle detail is a fierce decorating weapon.

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    1. Word on the street is the "other weapon" is quite something to see also!

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    2. I wondered when that shoe would fall.

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  22. As usual, you have outdone yourself at the Casa yet again! I can't wait to see it all in person when I arrive!The tree is spectacular!

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  23. Your home looks very warm and inviting with all those candles and Christmas greenery.I love that you used tree branches, how different. adore decorating with apothecary jars, since I don't have much room here. Lovely pieces & decorations.

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