Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mosaic Monday: Christmas Gold



It seems that Christmas brings out the magpie in me. Glitter-encrusted faux fruit are nestled in a cut-crystal bowl that belonged to my mother, with a rope of beads flowing over the top. Golden faux hydrangeas sit atop the painted chest in the red dining room in our little red house. Warmed by the southern light that pours into the room, everything shines all the more. It's beginning to feel like Christmas here. How about in your house?

Please note: there will be no Mosaic Monday next week. If I don't see you before Christmas, have a wonderful holiday!

Here are the instructions to join today's post:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post. The post may be about any subject you wish. The only stipulation is that it include a collage, or mosaic of photos.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline

And a quick reminder: if you would like to join Mosaic Monday but don't know quite where to start, there is a tutorial on mosaic-making on my sidebar. Just scroll down, and click on the small blue mosaic.

44 comments:

  1. Fantastic decoration for Christmas.

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  2. Mary, what a lovely crystal bowl. Perfect for you pretty decorations. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

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  3. The colors are all so beautiful and elegant! I love surrounding myself with pretty things at this time of year. I hope you are feeling better now! Happy holidays! ♥♥♥

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  4. Beautiful things, so pretty and sparkly! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

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  5. What really beautiful jewels!!! Real treasures! Have a wonderful week! Cathy

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  6. Beautiful images, and I enjoyed the new music on your playlist too.

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  7. I love all your glitter. It is so pretty. Merry Christmas. V

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  8. Oh how lovely. Every time I visit...I just feel at home. Merry Christmas! Kristine

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  9. I'm glad you're finally feeling the spirit, Mary! I'm sure your tree looks wonderful too! Love all the glittery gold and fruit. Christmas is a good time to get a little gaudy and still be in style ; )

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  10. How beautiful!
    I'm having some difficulty linking, and see that my link and four others before me have disappeared - will try again :)
    Merry Christmas, Mary, and thank you for hosting this interesting link-up each week.

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  11. Love your golden displays! Beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and yours Mary!

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  12. Mary, these images are simply gorgeous. Thank you so much for hosting Mosaic Monday...wishing you and your family the Merriest of Christmas's..

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  13. My link disappeared...but I was able to submit it again! EEEE!!! Off to visit some more! Thanks! ♥

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  14. Beautiful mosaic Mary. I am not joining in today but I thank you for hosting this every Monday. I wish you a very happy and blessed Christmas! Pamela

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  15. Hello Mary
    Your home looks very elegant and sparkly. Our house is ready for next week too with twinkling lights and shiny silver decor.
    Merry Christmas.
    Judith

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  16. Mary,

    What beautiful decorations. Have a Very Merry Christmas.

    Yael

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  17. Everything that glistens isn't always gold. That's not the case here. Very lovely gold too! Love how elegant it looks in your mothers special bowl.

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  18. Beautiful, Mary! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  19. One Christmas I made this elaborate topiary thing out of those jeweled fruits so I completely know what you mean. Anything sparkly and shiny I want to decorate with. :)

    I apologize if my link appears twice and feel free to delete the double. My internet has been going out every now and then and I wasn't sure if it posted or not.

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  20. Beautiful post as always Mary...you have such an artists eye. Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

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  21. Oh, Mary. I love your incredibly rich and lavish decor. Makes me smile. (pretty music, too).

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  22. Beginning to feel like Christmas, here? No! Yes! er, maybe.... I'm certainly having these moments of intense Christmas joy ...does that count? =] Your home is just beautiful! This is just beautiful!!!

    I've been really, really loving that low winter sun, too - the way it comes in the windows. It's quite the intense magic!

    Hugs!

    Love, Me xxo

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  23. I love red and gold colors for Christmas. Your home looks lovely, Mary! I love your blog's holiday music.

    I just returned to NYC from a two week visit to Colorado to see my children and grandchildren for the holidays, so I had an early and happy Christmas!

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  24. What beautiful decorations, Mary. Have a lovely holiday, and a Wonderful Christmas!
    Rosie

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  25. Let's glitter! Wonderful photos!
    Have a wonderful week and a wonderful Christmas!
    Markus

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  26. Beautiful Christmas Mosaic - so beautifully rich and festive. Without snow Christmas is very different with summer in Australia!
    Thank you Mary for a wonderful year on Mosaic Monday. I wish you all the very best for Christmas and 2012. Take care.

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  27. Good morning!

    Gorgeous shots!

    I’ve included your site on a page I’ve put together devoted to hops, challenges, and memes for every day of the week! The link to that page is under my header. http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/

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  28. Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you Mary and family and to any one else that reads this.

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  29. I love your Christmas style!! Your photos are awesome!
    Brenda

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  30. Beautiful glowing decorations. I hope your Christmas is merry and bright, filled with love and hope.

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  31. Your decorations have such an elegant feel, Mary. Merry Christmas to you and all in your house!
    -Karen ❆

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  32. I love your elegant holiday decor Mary. I sure appreciate you hosting MM every week!

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  33. Your photos are gorgeous! I love your holiday decor. I'm a big fan of all things glittery and sparkly this time of year, too.

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  34. Your photos are always so incredible, but these are especially lovely! Kit

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  35. Mesmerizing, enchanting, esquisite, charming, magical, all so beautiful. A very Merry and Blessed Christmas to you~

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  36. Gorgeous as always. Love the glittered fruit - have some on my tree in the kitchen this year.

    Just notice that the fabric you have on your lampshade in these shots is almost the same as my new dining room wallpaper. I KNEW you were inspiring me!

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  37. Thankyou for organising Mosaic Monday, I look forward to participating again next year. Have a good Christmas and I look forward to following you in 2012.

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  38. I had to stop in and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and to see your gorgeous photo's of Christmas. Now my year is complete. You will always be high on my list when I think of blogs, and your photography makes my day when I come to visit.

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  39. Glittery gorgeousness! This makes my house look rather drab I have to admit:) Love that cut glass bowl...it sparkles in the light so wonderfully!

    Happy Happy Holidays!

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  40. god bless you to wish you a Merry Christmas
    Hi katalin

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