Saturday, November 16, 2013

in the view of pines

(bag: fieldguided, tights: target, loafers: cole haan, everything else is vintage) 

  I am usually not one for beginning anything Christmas related until after Thanksgiving, but I do love viewing homes decorated for the holidays. I went to the Re-Discover Holiday Home Tour last year (which I posted about here), and this year it was on my list to-do as well. There is something about looking through all of these wonderfully and over-the-top displayed for Christmas homes that always inspires me. My favorite home didn't allow photographs to be taken, but I wish I could have shared photographs of their study and their bathroom... literally breathtaking and so full of history/collectibles. Although it wasn't the Christmas themed decorations that drew me into that house, it was still inspiring none the less. 
  We stopped for lunch during the tour at the Fig Tree Bakery and Cafe, which I had a spinach omelette and a coconut bar for dessert. Breakfast is defiantly my favorite meal, so I always extend it to lunch and even dinner. At home now, I am currently inspired to do some holiday decorating.. but that must wait until at least the day after Thanksgiving for me. 


  1. Loving the plaid, and I've always admired that tote, so pretty & poetic :) Very you, dear!

    <3 Megan

  2. I agree, I try to avoid thinking about Christmas too early-- but those photos are totally worth it! I'm obsessed with that candy cane cake! And you look really cute in plaid :)


  3. The photography is lovely, the decorations are lovely, and you're lovely. You have a very artistic way about you, I must say. :D

    Coconut bar? Man, that sounds amazing. I just finished my tub of coconut ice cream and now you have me hankering to by more. :P

    thanks for stopping by my blog!


  4. I just adore your tote and your dress! So lovely. Those houses look and sound amazing. I wish I could see the one you weren't able to take photos of!

    Ladyface Blog

  5. This post made me excited for Christmas, haha. Also, I love your outfit! That dress is adorable!

    decked out in ruffles

  6. That cake with the candy canes on it is awesome! And the tour looks like it was so much fun.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  7. I've started getting ready for Christmas too ♥
    Lovely post! :)

  8. amazing post dear

    Bella B.

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  10. Oh my, what amazing decorations (thanks for sharing with us) and you are dressed perfectly to enjoy those decorations.

  11. That dress is gorgeous and I'm already excited for Christmas! I would love to go to that Re-Discover Holiday Home Tour! I'm not sure if there is anything like that around me, but there is this Christmas place in Lancaster that's always decorated in full on Christmas! It was actually on the travel channel one day and I knew I had to go there! It's on my do-to list!

  12. that plaid dress is stunning on you! and those holiday set ups look amazing, even if it isn't thanksgiving yet! I'm getting quite a bit into the xmas mood already :)
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  13. I love that plaid dress! And that candy cane cake is gorgeous! I want to go on a Christmas home tour now!

  14. love all the christmas here. we don't start christmas-everything until after thanksgiving, too. i can't wait :) your dress and bow are so sweet!

  15. gorgeous photo's! it's got me all excited for christmas! xo

  16. That candy cane cake is incredible! Such pretty pics. :)

  17. A Christmas themed home tour? Now that sounds fun. I especially love the mile long wish list to santa by that rose cake...super cute. :)

  18. aw, that tour sounds like so much fun! I love the plaid in your outfit :).

  19. the photos of you are so artistic <3 i can't stop scrolling !

  20. Great outfit ! love the table dressing !

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    Elegantesque Blog

  21. Wow, this decoration is way too great! I love it! And your bag "there is thunder in our hearts" is so amazing, too! Lovely post, though it makes me sad we don't celebrate Thanksgiving over here! :(


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