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Friday, December 11, 2009

A silent and candlelit Christmas night.

Well it has been another hot day here and all I want to do is get on a plane and fly somewhere cold for a white Christmas! I guess I will just have to turn the air-conditioner on to "Freeze" and pretend that I am in the Northern hemisphere! I sure do hope that some of the blogs I visit over the next few days will be posting some pictures of snow!




I have loved decorating our home for the Christmas Holidays this year and I have loved making decorations with my kids, buying a new wreath for our freshly painted front door and baking lots of Christmas treats in my new kitchen. I have found so many inspirational ideas from all of my new blogging friends so thank you so much to each and everyone of you!



For my post today I decided to do some more experimenting over at Big huge labs so I hope you enjoy my Christmas Mosaics!

Welcome to our home! 
Please come in and I'll show some of our decorations....I'll just put some Christmas music on first. I hope you enjoy listening to Andy Williams singing "Silent Night".....what an amazing voice.

Please, come on in! 



 Come and see the tree- it's upstairs.



Let me light some candles....everything looks so pretty at night!



I just love our Christmas tree!






A silent and candlelit Christmas night.







I am so glad you came to visit! 

I know that everyone is so busy at this time of year so I am thrilled that you were able to spend 5 minutes with me today. I am so looking forward to visiting you all over the next few days.


Blessings and best wishes,

Natasha In Oz 


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50 comments:

  1. Natasha,

    I love your name, so elegant. How about we trade places for about a week. We had a foot of snow and it was -2 this morning. I would love to have some sunshine!!

    Also wanting to know how you do your mosaic pictures, I think that is what they are called, for your blog.

    Just wanted to stop by and say hi from Winter Wonderland!!

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  2. Bonjour Natasha!
    Your home looks so beautiful I don't know where to start. It is such a special time of year - spending time with those we love.
    THank you for sharing all the beauty you have created for your family!
    I especially enjoyed Andy William's Silent Night.

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  3. Natasha,
    You are so cute!! Your house looks amazing! I love the way you "staged" the tour of your home..so clever. It was so neat the way you arranged all the pictures in parts to make one picture of your tree. I loved that :)The glass ornament with the strips of words in it is really neat. Did you make it? I love that idea. I just bought some clear glass balls and was thinking of ideas to decorate them. After seeing your idea, I definitely know what I will do with them now!! Thanks for the inspiration and of course I will be back for more of your lovely blog soon!
    Have a wonderful day!
    XoXo
    Gail

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  4. I LOVE your tree too, it is so full and pretty! I really like the way you have the pictures laid out in this post as well!!
    Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

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  5. Hi Natasha,
    Everything looks so festive and pretty. I am loving that tree! I wish I could send you some of my snow because as you know I have Mega amounts to share! 95? Our chilly high yesterday was only 7 degrees. BRRR. I'll stay warm and you stay cool! Cindy

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  6. Hi Natasha. Well I may not get too into Christmas decorating myself but I do enjoy looking at what others do to dress up their homes, especially when it is presented in such an imaginative way such as you have done on this post. I bet the ambience at night is glorious!! Thanks too for supporting my blog and leaving such encouraging comments. I so appreciate them. Merry Christmas and we'll catch up in the New Year!
    Angex

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  7. Everything looks wonderful! I love your tree!

    Hope to see you next week for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash!

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  8. :-) I love Christmas, and all of the special decorating for it. Your home looks so festive and cheerful!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful, Natasha! I am feeling so guilty. I have wreaths on my door, that's it. We are getting the tree this weekend. Hoping that will inspire me to get going on the other decorations! ;0)

    I understand about wanting snow! I've lived in Florida for 18 plus years and I still can't get used to a 70 degree Christmas. There's something just wrong about that!

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  10. I love all you pictures and your tree is gorgeous. No snow here in Tennesse, but it was a whopping 18 degrees this morning. High of 35 today. You're welcome to come trade with me anyday!

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  11. Oh, I wish I was in warm weather right now. It is so bitter cold here!
    I absolutely adore your decorations and your tree. Everything is just so beautiful. Great photos too, by the way.

    Hope to see you Tuesday at my Cookie Exchange!

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  12. Hi Natasha, I like all your Christmas decor. Nice and cozy :)

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  13. I love your tree and what a lovely home you have!!
    All those lit candles make me just want to come on in and sit and chat for a bit. Great job on the mosaic Pictures I would love to figure out how to do those.
    Thanks also for your visit and sweet comments
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  14. I am so happy I came to visit, too! I remember holidays in the South and how I longed for a white Christmas. Well, I'm back north and I sure do have a white Christmas - and then some! I'll be sharing some of it soon on my blog. We've had nothing but snow and blizzards and temps in the single digits all week. But, it sure is PRETTY! You have an open invitation to come to my home to play in the snow.

    Cold or hot, your home is just lovely all decorated for Christmas. There is NO way, unless you told me, that I would know you didn't have freezing temps and snowdrifts a mile high!

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  15. I love hearing about Christmas time in a warm climate - want to trade places with me? It was 19 degrees when I woke up this morning. Far too cold too early in the seaosn! But, we did have snow flurries this week and when that happens leading up to the holidays, it can make for a magical time. Try to stay cool!

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  16. Hi Natasha!

    Thanks for stopping by to see my Christmas Tour! Your home looks so pretty with all those lovely candles and your tree is just gorgeous!

    I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas!

    Manuela

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  17. Thank you so much for the tour. Your decorations are truly beautiful. Don't you just love this time of year.

    Blessings,

    Jo

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  18. Hi Natasha! thanks for visiting my blog about the orange pomanders! I love your house, we obviously share the joy of Christmas! I will be following you and return often!

    joyeaux Noel!

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  19. O MY WORD...Your decorations are STUNNING ! Every single thing is just beautiful...I LOVE your pretty tree...and the candle light is so sparkly and warm and fuzzy!!
    Love it all...
    hugs, bj

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  20. Thank you for your nice comment. Your decorations are absolutely wonderful, it doesn't have to be cold to feel Christmas in your home !

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  21. Hi Natasha!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment! Your house looks beautiful, and I LOVE how the purple ornaments look on there! You don't see purple too much around the holidays, but it looks awesome!

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  22. Things are certainly looking festive at your holiday house! Thanks for your recent visit -- it's always nice to have kind guests!

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  23. Everything is just lovely. What a wonderful inviting home you have created.

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  24. Your home is so lovely, you did an incredible job creating an inviting beautiful environment.

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  25. Ooooh. Very nice. I love the little clear ornament w/paper strips/words in it. Clever.
    Claudia over at Teeny Tiny Cabin had a walk in the snow fall the other day - that'll cool you off. (If you don't have her link, go to my blog sidebar - a couple of posts back probably - or days - maybe just two posts back.) Cold snowy atmosphere. Cool ya down. Jenn

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  26. Natasha,
    I love the mosaics you have done for Christmas. I need to rush over to Big Huge Labs and give it a try myself. May your Christmas season be merry and bright!

    Debi

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  27. Town and Country MomDecember 13, 2009 at 12:10 AM

    Thanks for following my blog! I love your Christmas decorations, and will say a prayer that a cool breeze blows in Brisbane today!

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  28. Natasha,
    I love all of your Christmas decorations! Especially the wreath on your front door. I have a similar one hanging on mine but it's not the real deal, faux stuff. The way you used candles throughout is one of my favorite things to do too. Nothing like candle light! Thanks for taking the time to leave me comments! Enjoy your holidays!

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  29. This was so fun! I love your tree too and you've inspired me to make an ornament with paper messages in it :)

    rue

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  30. hmmm...where should i begin???
    well, you had me with your sweet comment, then i clicked over & saw something i haven't seen IN YEARS (a pic of the ride it's a small world on your header) & smiled, then i saw your lovely home all decorated up, and then i fell in love with all your clever & creative photo collages. especially the poloroid christmas tree. love it all.
    thanks for all the visual inspiration & your nice words.
    happy weekend!
    kellie

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  31. I am drooling over your silver tray with candles, shells and ornaments! I love that!! All of your decor looks lovely. Thanks for stopping by Nesting instincts, and I hope you come again!! :-)

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  32. Look at your gorgeous tree! Happy Christmas. xoox

    SC

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  33. Love the ornament with the paper strips of words in it! Those are fabulous!

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  34. love your pic so cute and your blog is great
    lovely decorations, lol Rebecca

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  35. Natasha, your tree is gorgeous!!! :) I LOVE the glass ornament with the quotes (?) inside it. I saw "Pride and Prejudice" in there. Did you make that one? Lovely! Thanks for the visit. :)

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  36. Love the tree....beautiful pictures...I am so happy to have a few hours to catch up on blogs...I am finally finished with trees. New pictures are up on the Christmas blog!
    http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/ then

    read about a miracle and forward on to anyone that is feeling hopeless....Christmas is the season of miracles..

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  37. Thank you so much for the lovely comments! It really means so much to me to read them and hear from people from all over the world.

    A very dear English teacher colleague of mine bought the lovely "Pride and Prejudice" decoration for me-I believe that they come from the Jane Austen centre in the UK. I agree, it is gorgeous!

    Best wishes, Natasha.

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  38. I can't think of a lovelier home to visit than yours!

    Gorgeous!!! Every little bit of it!

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  39. I can't imagine Christmas in the summer time. This section of Missouri hasn't even seen a flake of snow yet. But its coooooold! Your tree is so lovely. And the candles make everything seem so serene and peaceful. Rosie

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  40. Your decorations are just beautiful!! It's inspiring me to finish mine up. : )

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  41. Lovely! and Merry Christmas from the cold and snowy Upstate NY!

    (Lovely job with the photo mosaics!)

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  42. That is such a beautiful tree!

    Found you via A Nut in a Nutshell. :o)

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  43. It all is very beautiful and loved how you diplayed your pictures of everything - the candlelight pictures are great!

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  44. Your home is just beautiful. May many wonderful Christmas memories be made within its walls.

    Our home is having an old fashioned handmade Christmas this year. I hope you will stop by.

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  45. Your home is beautiful, love all your touches, it's all so pretty! Great job! Merry Christmas!

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  46. Hey there
    I LOVE reading your point of view from the other side of the world! I can't believe it is hot there when it is 6 degrees here today! I will jump on a plane & head your way & you jump on a plane & head my way :) We can wave as our airplanes pass each other in the sky!

    I have loved everyweek admiring your decorations & this post with them all together is WONDERFUL!!! I love how you did the photo collage of your tree too! So cool! You would never know that it was hot there :)

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  47. I love the decorations. I especially like the glass ornament with strips of paper in it. Very creative and unique. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Your home looks so cozy!

    Thanks for showing us around. Come by and visit me anytime. Merry Christmas!

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  49. Love it!! The lit candles looks so cozy. Your trees are so pretty.

    Ruth

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  50. Stopping by from Nesters!
    I love all of your ornaments!

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