Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dreaming of a White Christmas!

As my Northern hemisphere friends are sweltering in the summer heat, we in the Southern Hemisphere have  been experiencing very cold and wet wintry weather, especially here in Brisbane where we have had about 75mm or 3 inches of rain since 9am yesterday, the the highest for August (in Brisbane) for over 120 years.


Some people might be complaining about the rain but I think it's the perfect weather to be dreaming about a cold and White Christmas!

Dreaming of a White Christmas!


Dreaming of a White Christmas!

I love the use of use of mirrored surfaces and crystal chandeliers to add extra sparkle to the rooms; look at the pretty crystal drops, glass balls, and clear lights on the tree!


Dreaming of a White Christmas!


Dreaming of a White Christmas!

Dreaming of a White Christmas!

Dreaming of a White Christmas!

Dreaming of a White Christmas!

Even the bedrooms are dressed in holiday style!

Dreaming of a White Christmas!

Dreaming of a White Christmas!

Dreaming of a White Christmas!

Dreaming of a White Christmas!

Images above all from Country Living

Since a Down Under Christmas is alway HOT, I love all of these ideas! I am definitely going to think about decorating with a coastal twist this year!

Dreaming of a White Christmas!


What a great way way to turn our summer beach treasures into Christmas decorations! 

Dreaming of a White Christmas!


Dreaming of a White Christmas!

Dreaming of a White Christmas!


Dreaming of a White Christmas, Seashell Wreath

Dreaming of a White Christmas!

Dreaming of a White Christmas!


Dreaming of a White Christmas!

Dreaming of a White Christmas!

I love this Christmas tree of cut branches adorned with white and silver ornaments.

Dreaming of a White Christmas!
All beachy images from Coastal Living.


I can see that Christmas at our place is going to very White indeed.


Best Christmas wishes,

Natasha


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42 comments:

  1. I love the Christmas whites!! I've had Christmas on my mind a lot lately for some reason!

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  2. Oh, I just love this!!! I have a group of online friends who are mad for Christmas, too, and I do a White Christmas post in August every year, while we're all sweltering...I will surely direct them here!

    I am in Southern California, and the closest I ever get to white Christmas is some rain. We do get the occasional 80 degree holiday; I am in awe of you folks in Australia who can cope with the heat at Christmas time!

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  3. I don't like Christmas much because I work retail, but with all this really hot weather we're getting-I'd take some cold, wet weather. The images you choose were absolutely beautiful!

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  4. Oh my goodness, a blog after my own heart! I am sooo thinking of Xmas already!!! I turned up the music on this and my husband turned to me and said "still a ways to go my love".

    Thank you for getting me even MORE excited for the holidays! I'm following your blog:)

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  5. What beautiful photos! I don't have that artistic flair; I always admire people who can decorate like that ....

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  6. Welcome to your first White Wednesday..I'm on my third and having great fun with it! Your winter whites are wonderful, and offered a welcome cool moment in our hot and humid Vancouver summer...

    Lynette

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  7. I can't even think about Christmas yet....I actually, to be honest, start thinking of Christmas around December 15th every year...I work better under pressure!!! LOL! Beautiful pictures!!!

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  8. What a great collection of photos! I'm so making a seashell wreath this year. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. I Loved thinking of Christmas to Beat the Heat Here in Michigan..... Before We know it, it will be here again.... Love all the Whites
    Stop by if you get a chance~
    cheryl

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  10. Lovely white Christmas images!! Thank you for sharing all the lovely white inspiration!
    bee blessed
    mary

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  11. I love the photos. I can NOT think about Christmas yet. I have to get through Halloween first. I do love the sea shell wreath and that would fit in nicely right now.

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  12. so many exquisite ideas! i especially
    loved the white vignettes!

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  13. Love all these images! So stilish. Thanks for the inspiration, and Happy WW!
    Monica.

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  14. Love how the sea shells have been used, would never of thought to use shells in christmas decor, love the wreath in particular, a little food for thought:)

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  15. What a beautiful display for White Wednesday. Love all those Christmas scenes. It's my favorite time of year for sure, with Spring being a close second. Very happy to have found your blog!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  16. With a "swoosh" your blog transported me back to my childhood! You background vintage wrapping paper is so fun!
    Love your idea of a White Christmas look for your hot Christmas. Here in deep south Texas it is not uncommon to have our a.c. on during the holidays. Although it is not the weather you experience but white is definitely refreshing.
    I'll be back!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  17. What a beautiful, cool, relaxing post and dreaming of a white Christmas. ~~Sherry~~

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  18. I love thinking of Christmas this time of year...no stress!! Very inspiring....love all the Christmas whites!

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  19. I love decorating white at Christmas. There are some great ideas here, and beautiful of course! It all arrives so fast. Nice post. Jacqueline

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  20. Just love all your images. I can't wait for Matthew Mead's new holiday mag. I am decorating for a Christmas tour with the mercury glass and tattered, weathered look.

    Lezlee

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  21. love this white and crisp and refreshing cool post! It is close to 100 degrees here at the North Carolina in-laws farm. even your music is piping thru here. TFS

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  22. Yes, I'm sweltering in heat and humidity!! I certainly needed to linger in your post as the pictures are absolutely breathtaking!! Thank you so much for sharing them all.
    Also, your blog background is adorable.:)
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  23. I am in LOVE with your DELIGHTFUL and welcoming rooms! GORGEous...thanks for sharing on W.W.

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  24. Love the white in your post!What a lovely blog you have - I'll pop back soon!

    Have a great weekend too & thanks for stopping by!

    LOLA:)

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  25. Wow, you must be busy with 3 blogs! I've been dreaming of a white Christmas as well, since we moved to Texas 10 years ago. Love all your pictures, the tree by the pool is really fun.
    Susanne.

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  26. Love those photos; especially the ones with seashells! Can you send some of your rain down to New York? We are parched here!

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  27. Loe the different colors for Christmas! Thanks for stopping by.

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  28. Hi Natasha, What great inspiration for the holidays. I see some ideas for the holidays, can't wait to try them. Have a good weekend.
    The Swedish Room

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  29. I have been dreaming of a White Christmas my whole life...the closest I ever get is watching the movie! Although its "technically" Winter in Cali at Christmastime...its not what you'd call cold! LOVE those pics...we are in for a bit of a heatwave this weekend, but you have put me in the mood for Christmas carols! I think I'll got turn the A/C WAY up so can put on some flannel jammies! ;}

    m ^..^

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  30. Natasha,
    O Goodness!!
    What a delight!! Sorry I have not been around, a bit under the weather lately but I am feeling better.!!!

    Just love all of these Christmas posts!!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  31. Hi Natasha

    I just signed up to follow your fabulous blog - I LOVE Christmas and the thought of a white Christmas - as illustrated by your gorgeous photographs - sounds awesome right about now!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  32. Natasha,
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Also, thank you for this blog, I saw it and honestly I was leery, but I LOVE it. I have already made it a favorite. I had already decided that I want all my Christmas decor to be white this year and this post confirmed it!

    Joyfully,
    Elizabeth Ann

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  33. What a lovely blog I will certainly sign up to your blog. Last year we had a white christmas, the first one in years and years in the Netherlands. Christmas is the time of the year I love. Thanks for all the wonderful pictures. Sandra

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  34. Natasha, thank you for sharing all these images. Since we moved and I have been decorating our new house with lots of light colors and whites, the thought did occur to me that I might need to change our Christmas "colors" to enhance the decor and these ideas are just perfect! Love the beachy themed Christmas!

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  35. hi natasha!

    i linked over her today, because
    i was doing a Christmas choir
    post. it seemed perfectly natural
    to let folks know about your
    Christmas - 365.

    have a lovely day.

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  36. Hi Natasha,
    I just became your newest follower! I love Blog land! I just started two weeks ago, finding more and more interesting people and amazing blogs! And now I found yours! Normally I don't like music on blogs, but I was singing a long with all your songs, such a great idea! I already posted something today, but I will again, to tell more people about your christmas blog! Thanks and if you want, come on over to my side, it's in Switzerland (cold and white christmas country).
    All the best,
    Maureen
    xx

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  37. Wonderful inspiration pictures, Natasha!

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  38. Parabéns pelo espírito natalino, é encantador seu blog. Sou do Brasil e gostaria que me visitasse. Um abraço.
    http://natalparasonhar.blogspot.com.br/

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  39. Here's a translation!
    Congratulations on the Christmas spirit, your blog is lovely. I'm from Brazil and would like to visit me. A hug. http://natalparasonhar.blogspot.com.br/
    By Rejane Menezes.

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  40. Very nice Christmas in white! Included in this page full of great ideas to remember! I really love it!

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Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself...
Norman Wesley Brooks, "Let Every Day Be Christmas," 1976

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