Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Holidays!

This time of year can get very hectic as the obligations and things-to-do begin to pile up. Where I live the stores are so crowded by this time and the amount of traffic is the worst of the year. People seem to lose their ability to drive as their attention span shrinks in their rush to get from one place to another. But for every negative there is a positive--so I focus on my favorite parts of the season: the beautiful decorations and fun new merchandise in stores, special events and plays, the city all decked out, Christmas trees in windows and magical light displays, and good food shared with friends, family and coworkers. 

Miracle Mile, Coral Gables 

Coral Gables City Hall

Miracle Theatre, Coral Gables

The Village of Merrick Park

A Florida Christmas! 

The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables

Taken at The Pet's Trust Animals Christmas at the Biltmore

Below is a look at some of my own Christmas decorations. I decided to go colorful this year! I found these glass bird ornaments on clearance at Neiman Marcus the day after Christmas last year. They are made in Poland and I thought they were so pretty. They've been stashed away for a year and now I finally have the chance to use them on my mini-tree! I think I'll go back to a full tree next year--this small one is cute but just doesn't have the same presence.


I picked up these pet stockings on a whim last week. I think they add a more festive look to the area and I already found some treats to go inside for Miss Kitty and our family pup, Kipper. 

I hung this colorful ornament wreath from Target on my bedroom door 

Inside my bedroom I have colorful glass candle holders with different patterns 

A big thanks to all of you for the support and kind comments, and for continuing to visit my blog throughout the years. I hope you have a great holiday and wish you happiness, health and prosperity in 2014!



  1. Aww that white kitty with a scarf melted my heart a little! Happy holidays, girly! So jealous you can walk around in a light dress and sandals this time of the year! You're gooooorgeous!

    1. Hi Sunny, Happy holidays :) Isn't that white kitty cute? He (or she?) was a sweetheart too & will make a great pet for someone. Thanks so much for the kind words! It has been pretty warm here in Miami -- today it is in the mid-80s! I am waiting for some more cool weather to break out my boots!

  2. Hi Shannon,

    Happy Holidays! I love your colorful pictures here --- esp. the one with the tree and the fountain, as well as all the ones from the Biltmore pet event :)

    1. Hi Dovey, Thank you! The pet event was a lot of fun. Hope you have a great holiday :)

  3. Happy holidays to you!

    Gorgeous photos. I love the bird Christmas tree!

    1. Thank you Iris! This is the first year I've done a tree with a bird theme - I am really liking it! Happy holidays :)


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