Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Chinoiserie Christmas....






Who said Christmas decorations had to be candy canes and gingerbread men?





Personally, I have a chinoiserie themed tree.....





Paper umbrellas, dragons, gingko leaves and koi fish are some of the decorations used....




Lotus shoes (for bound feet) instead of traditional stockings.....





No Santa hat here....
How cute is this child's embroidered hat featuring a tiger to ward off evil spirits...? 



More dragons to the right of the tree as well....






Even my Fortuny lampshade blends well with the theme....




I hope your holidays are merry....and bright....and that you are thankful and hopeful for the year to come! Merry Christmas!

15 comments:

Style Redux 2 said...

Love your Chinoiserie Christmas-stunning!

Theresa Cheek said...

Thank you Beth...thought this one might catch your eye!

home before dark said...

Love this. The lampshade is my favorite. How refreshing that you and Beth make the holidays glow to your own guiding light.

By the way, Little Augury had nailed me for an Honest Scrap "commenter" award and I finally delivered today. I'm never going to have my own blog—too much work—but I thought of you on a few of my remarks. Namely the Sarah Palin I can see Russia...and having to work on my accent.

I don't know how to say happy holidays in Chinese. But Merry Christmas, ya'll.

Theresa Cheek said...

HBD-Fortuny fabric gives the best glow for lampshades! Merry Christmas ya"ll !!

Style Redux 2 said...

Happy Holidays Theresa.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Wishing you a very Happy Holiday, Theresa!

Catherine

Kitty said...

theresa, it's really quite something! lotus shoes... who knew! merry christmas, love kitty

French-Kissed said...

I absolutely love your Christmas knows no boundaries decor! What great colors, textures and interest your brought to the season. The bursts of orange, the shoes for stockings and playing off the Fortuny lampshades...all total eye candy for someone like me who craves the unusual. Such creativity and elegance...I have a lot of Asian art and accessories and you just may have inspired my next year's decor ~ I always have to elevate my living room tree off the floor and in the past have used an huge antique fishbowl to hold the tree but the theme kind of stopped there...but thanks to your rich and inspiring display,I can just envision it now fully played out. I hope your Christmas was wonderful and that you are continuing to enjoy the festivities of the season. May much happiness and abundance find you in the New Year. ~jermaine~

Theresa Cheek said...

Jermaine,
My sister has a huge carved root stand for her tree...I covet it! I am glad you are inspired by what I have done. I get many wonderful ideas from your blog. Thanks for stopping by over the holidays ;)

Arthur said...

Theresa,
I love the things you post and wanted to stop by and wish you a happy holidays, If you havent already join my friend feed....
Peace!

Fauxology said...

OK - your posts are just always, always gorgeous. I love them so. (...and I'm quite partial to the tiger embroidered hat.) Happy Holidays to one of my very favorite bloggers! I look forward to your posts in 2010!

Fabulously french said...

Gorgeous post. Hope that you had a very happy Christmas and wishing you a wonderful 2010.

Leeann x

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet- Hart said...

I just discoevered your blog and I am very impressed. fabulous photography, great ideas, beautifullycrafted. I have added you to my blogroll as I want to follow your every sunning step. Bravo et aussi tres Bonne Annee!

Ulla said...

THIS IS FABULOUS! Why did I not see this earlier! We have a shared love of eastern art. Perhaps I will think about decorating my tree next year with all my little dragon hats. Your ideas are divine!
Ulla

Theresa Cheek said...

Ulla,
I have a love...no, a sickness for paper! LOL! Your blog feeds my addiction!

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