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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
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11 December 2011

Christmas at ArborOak Cottage

Some may be surprised that even tho I am all about pink and roses, my home decorating as a whole does not reflect that. I made a compromise with my hubby sometime back. He simply cannot live with too many flowers on the walls or windows, let alone pink!! But he does love vintage and retro, so we have our bedroom in French Victorian toile decor and the great room is mission style. My studio and guest room are totally shabby cottage!! Our Christmas decor is decidely very Victorian traditional. Mind you I do have some pink ornies snuck in here and there on the tree.If you remember last years post I had a HUGE tree. This year I was good, I kept it at 8 feet instead of 14 feet....
This year I decided to take my photos with a night time setting just at sunset. I also poked the camera in the tree to share some sparkle. 






I tried a new grouping on my mantel this year by using varied levels


8 comments:

Vintage Gal said...

Debbi ~ I Love your Christmas tree. It is just gorgeous and your mantel is so festive. Love it all ;-)

Shirley said...

Debbi, Your Christmas tree and decorations are so pretty. It looks as though you are getting ready for your little girls to come to grandma's house. Enjoy the holidays Your Missouri Friend.

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

Great job Deb!I have the tree up with lights and nothing else....I just can't get inspired and have lost all of my helpers.

Suzann said...

Debbie,
Your tree is beautiful!!!
And I love your mantel
Enjoy the Holidays!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Heaven's Walk said...

Debbie ~ I'm just starry-eyed after looking at your gorgeous sparkly tree! I don't know how you did that technique, but your photos are so pretty! :)

xoxo laurie

Brenda said...

STUPENDOUS!! It looks like the varied levels worked very well. So beautiful...
Merry Christmas,
Brenda

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am loving your decor Debbi! Seeing your tree and decorations makes me want to come over and have hot chocolate by your tree and listen to holiday music!

Merry Merry!
LuLu~*xoxo

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I am playing blog catch up and stopped in for a visit! Your home is lovely decorated for Christmas.
I do 2 craft shows a year in the Fall because with working full time, that is all that I can handle. I have learned what area I do well in and stay in the area.
It is a live and learn situation when you to craft Fairs. Glad you did better than expected!

Hugs,
Debbie

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