Thankful Thursday

Today is Thankful Thursday, and Rhondi from Rhondi's Rose Colored Glasses hosts this mindful occasion. So, please visit Rhondi and the many Thankful Thursday posts. I am so thankful for all the wonderful things that are going on this month in Blogland for Christmas.

Merry ChristmasI don't know about you, but it has been such a nice way to relax to grab a cup of coffee or tea and browse the blogs for holiday inspiration. I found that my usual desire to buy skatey-eight Christmas magazines has been satisfied by visiting blogs instead. Here are just a few things that I found filled with Christmas charm, lovely music and inspiration...

Celeste from Celestina Maria Designs is such a talented artist as well as a wonderful interior decorator. She has created a special Christmas Home Tour on her blog. As you scroll through photographs of her beautiful home decorated for the Holidays, you can enjoy wonderful Christmas music. I love Celeste's beautiful painting, and if you have never stopped by her Esty shop La Rea Rose, you must. I was so impressed when Celeste showed us the ornament that she designed for the White House on her blog, when she showed us her gorgeous art studio.

Gabriela Delworth has been featuring the most gorgeous gift decorating ideas on her blog. Gabriela is a fabulous designer and I especially love her Her gift wrap ideas. If you really want a treat, visit her new Gift Wrap Gallery. She is also writing posts about how to decorate Christmas ornaments. They are beautiful and inspirational.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...Here is a wonderful Christmas blog that I discovered, Of Bluebirds and Roses & Christmas

Deena’s Can I Be Pretty In Pink is hosting a Sharing Christmas Delights on December 15th,

Stephanie from Angelic Accents has a beautiful Christmas Blog called All Things Christmas. Her Christmas ideas about decorating your home or All Things Christmas are a special surprise,

Now to me, visiting anything French spells inspiration, especially a French Christmas, sigh. I have such a treat for you. If you would you like to visit a gorgeous, gorgeous blog in France...Claudine creates pure magic on every post on her blog called ATELIER COTE JARDIN.

Louise from Whispering Poppies is hosting a Home Sweet Home Party on December 12th

Cielo from The House in the Roses is hosting a World of Treasures Party on the 14th.

Pretty Petals is hosing A Pretty Little Christmas on her blog on December 15th

I read this morning on the most glorious blog by Sandra Evertson that the new magazine called Where Women Create has a new site to enjoy Where Women Shop. Here is a link to submissions guideline for their magazine.

Merry ChristmasAs my Christmas card to you, please stop by my Christmas Blog, A Christmas Place

I just picked up some lovely new prints from my printer of the Cottage of Abundance. I have a special promotion for Christmas on my Etsy shop. With the purchase of a $20.00 gift certificate, you receive $32.00 worth of artwork and Free Shipping.

The song for this post is Happy Holidays.

Christmas in the kitchen
Kathleen Grace said...

I have found that my magazine addiction is satisfied with blogging too! Thanks for all the great new links to visit. I think a cup of coffee and a cookie will join me in a lettle blog hopping tonight:>) Have a great day Karen!

Natasha Burns said...

What wonderful things to be thankful for Karen! xo

TattingChic said...

Thank you for the tour through blog land! I agree...having the blogger holiday land satisfies my urge to by a gazillion holiday magazines, too!

celestina marie said...

Hi Karen, I am so honored that you posted by home tour today. Thank you so much.
I too, have an addiction to holiday magazines of all kinds and you certainly pointed us all in the right direction. I so look forward to visiting all the blogs you featured. Each one looks to be so iniviting. By far better then a magazine to visit holiday decor. You feel like you are there in person.
What a creative post by you Karen. Like getting a present. But then again, I am not surprised. You always come up with the Best Ideas!!!!

Merry Christmas, Celestina Marie

Eleanor said...

Always a treat to visit you. I am on leave as from yesterday and have time to enjoy my blog and visiting others. I can't wait to try out all those blog you recommend in this post!

The Whispering Poppies said...

WOW! Lots of loveliness in Blogland these days! (I'm truly enjoying using your wonderful Christmas cards this year!)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Thank you for all these wonderful links. I plan to follow them with my afternoon tea. :D

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Karen~ how very sweet of you to feature me in your post today! Thanks so much for the kind words! I've linked your Christmas blog to mine, too!

Celeste is such a dear & we live fairly close so hope to meet someday! I really enjoyed Gabriela's blog & the French one!!

I, too, have found my magazine addiction lessening due to the beautiful blogs out there! Yours is tops on my list!! :0)

Happy Birthday a couple of days late! Don't you love Christmas birthdays? Mine is Monday!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

faerie enchantment said...

Thank You for sharing all these wonderful links!
I always leave with a smile from your blog!

Beverly said...

Karen, thank you for sharing all of these special places with us. You always give so much, and I appreciate you.

Patricia said...


This is Patricia from Truly Serendipity on Thankful Thursday. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

I love all your photos, they are so bright and beautiful. I love red and green for Christmas.

Take care . . .