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Stop and Smell the Pine

by habituallychic

12 . 13 . 11
The holidays can be a stressful time.  This week is my most crazy of the whole season.  I’m shooting seven subjects for my book,  hosting a group of girlfriends for cocktails Wednesday night, attending a special screening and event for Downton Abbey Season 2 Thursday night, all while trying to keep my sanity and sense of humor.  Oh, and that doesn’t include keeping up with the blog!  These three images are my favorite for Christmas and are reminding me to stop and smell the pine, pomanders and maybe a few roses.  Hope they can help you do the same. Happy Holidays!

Image 1 via Style Court, Images 2 & 3 via Southern Accents

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  1. Valerie@DesignCaller December 13, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful, albeit stressful week… the Downton Abbey screening makes me a tad jealous…the pine scents will keep your energy up and your mind calm!

  2. Al December 13, 2011 | 4:24 pm

    These are fabulous images! I just love that mantle, it is styled so beautifully. I am having a vintage holiday brooch giveaway at my blog, please stop by…

  3. Karena December 13, 2011 | 4:45 pm

    Heather, I am going to my Bookclub tonight. We do an exchange. Yes and enjoying the season instead of making myself crazy!

    Come to enter the latest in The 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways from Design du Monde! It is a Framed Antique Architectural Print! ( I know a friend of yours who would love it)

    Art by Karena

  4. Meg December 13, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    All I heard was ‘Downton Abbey’… ;)… Gorgeous!

  5. Daily Cup of Couture December 13, 2011 | 5:43 pm

    gorgeous images! I hope your Holiday season is going well darling! xx

  6. Splendid Market December 13, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    Beautiful scenes! I am so into stopping to smell the scents of the season. I’ve decked the halls with balsam fir garlands and Fraser fir boughs.

    We are giving away a fresh fragrant Fraser fir on Splendid Market. Please stop by and enter soon {and often!}.

  7. Diane James Home December 13, 2011 | 9:25 pm

    My head is spinning with your crazy schedule but I look forward to living it vicariously through your blog. I love the smell of pine and can’t wait to get our tree up this weekend. For now, I’ll be content with my Occitane Winter Forest candle! Cheers, Cynthia

  8. Ivy Lane December 13, 2011 | 9:45 pm

    for a quick pine fix, light a Balsam Fir candle..from Bath and Body … best smelling “pine” candle I have found for a good price!

    Enjoy the rest of the week!

  9. Suzy December 14, 2011 | 2:12 am

    Happy Holidays to you Heather…I hope you manage to get some rest!

  10. A-M December 14, 2011 | 10:07 am

    Sounds like lovely, happy stress though… and you are oh so lucky having a cold Christmas and not suffering through unbearable heat like us down here in ‘the colonies’. Isn’t D. Abbey the best? Can’t wait for series 2 to arrive down here. A-M xx

  11. MJH Design Arts December 14, 2011 | 12:23 pm

    Have a wonderful night with The Girls!! Mary

  12. Ann December 14, 2011 | 2:42 pm

    What beautiful Christmas decor inspiration. Enjoy one of the busiest weeks of the year!

  13. mamavalveeta03 December 14, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    I’m so glad that I found your blog–it brings me so much joy each day! I love the greens and the luscious plants, but are there any that cats stay away from or won’t poison them? My cat still loves to act like a kitten!

  14. HRH The Duchess of State December 16, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    Love the table setting dahhling.. just classic perfection!

  15. Ludmilla December 17, 2011 | 6:57 am

    I got a nice dose of pine smell today myself, I had to cut down a whole bunch of small ponderosa trees growing next to the fences where the sheep are. You see the sheep like to munch on the pine branches, they need salt, they lean on the fences to reach for the pine needles. Unfortunately they messed up the fence, so I just cut down the trees. We have over 40 acres of pine trees. I do not feel too bad. Fences are fixed now so we do not have to worry about a bear visit. Just a little report from my neck of the woods. I used to live in Boston and LA and I am quite familiar with the holiday craziness. Cheers to all!