Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Christmas Vignette Downunder

It is that time of year again when I get to
create a small Christmas Vignette
to celebrate what this event
means to us here!

Our Christmas "tree" consists of several branches
from our Bay tree growing in our back garden
with its deep rich green shiny leaves,






these most exotic "Christmas Lillies"
with their perfume so divine




as well as a cluster of gum nuts from some of our Australian 
gum trees.







The yellow glow of the candle lit evening here
gives a perfectly serene feel against
the soft shades and the metallic greys


in the form of angels, hearts, silver trees and pine cones.











The inclusion of a few added handmade gifted
decorations from friends


makes this event so much more special! 













My rustic garland of Mother and Child


brings home the message that a Saviour is born!



And these are just a few little reminders of why
we celebrate this most auspicious occasion.
I'm linking this vignette to Our Beautiful World and
Mosaic Monday at Dear Little Red House



Thank you so very much dear friends for your company,
support, friendship and inspiration which you
have provided throughout the year.
These memories have been well etched into my heart
for which I sincerely "thank you"!

I trust that your Christmas will be full of love, light and joy
and that the New Year will bring even more of the same
with all of your creative inspirations!

Love and hugs, Suzy xox

54 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post Suzy! I love each and everyone of the wonderful details to your lovely vignette. Such beauty and wonderful memories and small gifts from friends. I just love all the silver displayed, very timeless and goes perfectly with your rustic garland. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season filled with much love and peace as we celebrate the wonderful birth of our Savior.

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  2. Oh my goodness dear Suzy, what a most gorgeous display!! So full of love and beauty and signs of our Savior born. Wishing you a sweet and merry Christmas filled with love and peace. Big hug to you!

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  3. How beautiful this looks ... I love lilies and their precious scent ... a perfect set of photos for the prompt ... Thanks so much for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World and a very happy Christmas to you!

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  4. Hi Suzy,

    You have created a beautifully tranquil Nativity Scene, aglow with the spirit of our Saviour. Lovely.

    Merry Christmas, to you!

    Poppy

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  5. Spectaculair, Suzi,
    I keep looking at these pictures.
    Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2014

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  6. Hi Suzy. What beautiful vignettes you have shared with us! I hope you have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas. Hugs, Sue

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  7. This is so very beautiful Suzy, serene and radiating a sense of peace and wonder. I love the inclusion of your native plants and flowers, demonstration so clearly how the special Christmas child was born for all the world.... You have combined traditional and other elements to perfection.

    I know that this has not been an easy year for you with the passing away of your close friend, but I hope that your Christmas will be filled with joy and perhaps an awareness of her presence. May the New Year hold lots of new adventures, happiness and creativity for you and yours!

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  8. merci Suzy de cette superbe
    déco de NOËL
    après les Fêtes qui seront
    pour nous très calme
    je ferais un beau billet sur le
    sac , que j'adore
    merci de ton passage sur mon blog
    toute ma tendresse
    edith (iris)France

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  9. I'm like Sarina, I just keep looking at these beautiful creations.
    Merry Christmas
    Becky

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  10. Merry Christmas Suzi, May you have many blessed moments during the holidays. Much love, Di@Cottage-Wishes.

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  11. Than you so much, Suzi, for sharing a look into your Christmas world with us. Your styling and what you chose to use to add to the vignette are beautiful as always. Yes, this is a most beautiful and sweet vignette to show how one of my Down Under friends celebrated the coming of our Savior.
    Merry Christmas,
    Marrianna

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  12. Dearest Suzy,
    what a wonderland of light ,silver glistening, and beautiful creations .Your angel doll is wonderful,with the snowflake wings.And your decorated home, looks fantastic with the lillies behind all your beauty.
    The amazing garland telling the story behind all the festivitas .
    I even see one of my little angels from an earlier year- and am happy you used her among all the other fantastic creations .
    Dearest friend, my family are about to arrive, so this is properly the last note from me untill after 27/12 - so I wish you and Jeff a blessed and beautiful christmas, hoping it will be pieceful and lovely.
    Warmest hugs and love from your Dorthe

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  13. Your decor is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  14. This is the most beautiful and sublime Christmas altar I have ever seen. You made my day. Thank you, Suzy.

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  15. What a beautiful vignette you created,dear Suzy. Have a very merry Christmas.
    Hugs and love,
    Marie

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  16. Beautiful Suzy! Merry Christmas.

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  17. Dear Suzy your vignette and your thoughts behind it all so perfectly exemplifies the true meaning and spirit of the season. And I too, fell that ornaments and gifts from friends near and far DO make a holiday even more special. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  18. Looks like a beautiful home altar to me. Every candle even the flowers are speaking to me (:o) I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas, dear Suzy.

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  19. You have such a beautiful display and so inviting! I am glad to have found you! Merry Christmas and all the best!

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  20. Beautifully exquisite post. I especially liked your Christmas lilies!! My very best to you!!!

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  21. Looks festive and Christmas-y even without snow. Merry Christmas from Canada! ;)

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  22. Beautiful and glittery. Merry Christmas. Valerie

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  23. Simply gorgeous with all your hand crafted elements.
    Merry Christmas.

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  24. Beautiful vignette. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

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  25. Your angels and candles and beautiful decorations are the most lovely in blogland! I enjoy every post you do...you inspire me! Merry Christmas!

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  26. What a glorious vignette to celebrate the Saviour! All of your eclectic decorations are so enchanting and lovely.
    May you too have a very merry Holiday Season, and a blessed 2014!

    love and light, hope and hugs, to you sweet friend!

    Teresa in California
    http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

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  27. Merry Christmas from Canada. Your decorations are filled with charm. I love all the mixed media pieces.

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  28. Stopping by to wish you all the Blessings of the Season!
    Merry Christmas Suzy!
    Hugs Marilou

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  29. Hello Dear Suzy,
    What a beautiful display of light and reflection! Those lilies look gorgeous, I bet they do smell divine. And your candles look lovely! Everything glitters and glows. A wonderful tribute to this season of love and giving.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  30. Hello dearest Suzy, Your Christmas vignette is very beautiful and such a wonderful mixture of your own creations and gifts you've received from sweet friends. The candles add a pretty light and make the silver ornmanents shine so lovely.
    Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and enjoy some quiet days.
    Big hugs and love,
    Julia
    PS: I just sent you a message :)

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  31. Hello, your Christmas vignette is just lovely. And the candlelight and lilies are gorgeous. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  32. Let Christmas will be time for you peace of mind, joy, heartfelt gestures of forgiveness and the heat flowing from the heart filled with love.

    Angelic moments wishes
    Rose

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  33. Dear Suzy,
    Your home is beautiful and filled with charm and great joy for the season. I love your special touches. How pretty and inviting in the candlelight.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year.
    Holiday Hugs

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  34. Suzy, your presentation is gorgeous. I am trying to figure out if this is outside of your home (porch area) or inside....smile
    The combination of everything is wonderful. The bay leaf tree total intrigues me. Your photography is outstanding. All the best of the season to you.

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  35. I see, I see the vignette is outside your door........... spotted a previous picture. how lovely!!!

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  36. Oh suzy that is just absolutely beautiful, such attention to detail, gorgeous colours and textures and the addition of fresh flowers and leaves from your garden. I bet it is stunning when the candles are lit. Happy Christmas to you all. with love Jayne x

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  37. I understand that you are so well inspired with a light so soft, and these invaluable presents of friendship.
    Thank you for your good wishes!
    Can Christmas be for you the most beautiful by the holidays, and on 2014 one year full of enjoyment dear Suzy!

    Tenderness xoxo
    Amitiés de France

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  38. Deear Suzy
    Your post radiates warmth and love and is brimming with exquisite photography and the most dazzling of vignettes.
    My final stop this evening and you will send me to bed with dreams that will sparkle.
    Festive wishes for you and yours sweet Suzy.
    Lynne

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  39. Beautiful heartfelt post Suzy, the warmth brings to me what Christmas is all about..your Christmas Vignette is Gorgeous..I could gaze at your photos for hours..simply Beautiful...Merry Christmas to you & your family... enjoy! Hugs May x x x

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  40. Such a serene setting - makes me happy just to look at it. I wish you and the ones you hold most dear a very happy Christmas!

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  41. Thank you Suzy for your lovely comment on my blog, I'm very happy to read it !
    And, happy christmas to you !
    I love your beautiful creations.

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  42. Suzy- every photo is so very beautiful. Your home is magical during this holiday season. You create so beautifully and your home reflects your talents. I love that your decorations are so beautifully unique-- that Christmas tree is simply amazing.

    I wish you wonderfully happy holidays and pray that the new year brings you the richest of blessings--

    Love
    Vicki

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  43. You've created some very lovely vignettes! All the best to you during the Christmas season and in the new year.

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  44. What a beautiful Christmas decoration and what gorgeous creations, dear Suzi! I`m blown away!
    Gave a peaceful and happy Christmas and I look forward to visiting again in the new year! Lots of love from "good old Germany"
    Hugs and smile
    MARTINA

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  45. My dear friend---your vignette is exquisite!!! I am in awe of all the beauty you have here in this lovely setting! Truly gorgeous! The garland (banner) is so beautiful! You have created magic for this already magical season. I hope Christmas Day was wonderful for you!
    I look forward to another year of friendship in 2014 and send New Years wishes to you Suzy
    much love from me...

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  46. Beautiful decorations. Merry Christmas to you and a wonderful 2014.

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  47. Gorgeous decorations! Merry Christmas :)

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  48. This is wonderful thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Beautiful World!

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  49. Oh my goodness dear Suzy this is totally awsome. happy new year to you and thanks for all your much apriciated wisits.

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  50. Suzy your Christmas dekoration is fantastic. Wonderful pictures!
    I wish you and your family a Happy New Year.
    Hugs Alexandra

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  51. An absolutly gorgeous page !!! i discover you thanks to Edith , and her blog " sous mon arbre "...i am delighted...
    Je te mets dans mes liens ...
    I wish you a very happy new year...
    Flo.

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  52. Hi Suzy! I'm visiting the participants in the GYB party. You have such a beautiful blog. I'm writing on the post because I found your Christmas vignette is sublime. All the best, Ana

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Thank you so very much for stopping here to say hello and to see what I have been creating. I really treasure each and everyone of you for your comments. It is so appreciated....Suzy

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