christmas nesting…

CHRISTMAS NEST EDIT

What can I say? I’m a sucker for Christmas. I spotted this sweet little nest tucked into a white Christmas tree at my favourite home decor boutique, Romancing the Home. Shhhhhhhh…don’t tell my husband that I was shopping in a home decor boutique! I used to have an online home decor boutique and I kept more stuff than I sold, so my house is bursting at the seams with DECOR!!!!

Christmas bling…

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CHRISTMAS DECOR BLUR 4

Time for Christmas decorating. The Christmas carols are cranked up, and first up is my fireplace mantel. I’m thinking flickering candlelight with Christmas tree lights reflecting off crystal and silver ornaments. In the words of the uber-stylish Martha Stewart…it’s a good thing!!!! Next up…the beloved fresh Christmas tree this weekend. Yay!

deer oh deer…

Congratulations, Maureen Coates! You won the dear deer!!!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here and I’m in the mood to celebrate! What’s more fun than giving away stuff?

I’m giving away a little herd (3) of these adorable cast-iron deer. The lucky winner will get 1 stag and 2 does–just in time for the holidays. They make a great centerpiece on a holiday table with fresh greens and votive candles.

2 chances to win:

1. Leave a comment on this post (one comment per person will be counted in the draw)

2. Mention this giveaway on Twitter (make sure to use @nicolejanehome so I can see that you twittered)

I’ll make a random draw for a winner on November 24. Open to people 18 years or older and living in Canada or the USA.

gone christmas crazy, back in january…

Is it wrong that I’m so excited about Christmas? I mean, really, it’s only November 10 and I’m already playing Christmas music (I have to sneak it, like candy, in my office when nobody else is around). I LOVE going for drives in the evening with the family and seeing who can spot the early-birds, bless their souls, the folks who already have lights up and wreaths on their doors (saw one last weekend)!

While people are groaning about Christmas shopping, I’m happily clicking my way around the internet hunting for the perfect gifts. No more fighting with little old ladies for parking spots. All I have to worry about is one of my kids stealing my computer recharger cord (and the portable phone, which really drives me crazy)!

Out of respect to my friends south of the border, who haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet, I won’t wish you an early Merry Christmas! Nor will I wish you a Happy Hanukkah yet.  And you won’t hear me saying, Felice Navidad either. But hold on to your wigs the minute the clock turns 12:01 a.m. on November 26…’cause I’m going to cut loose with some major glad tidings!!!!!

So here’s a little of my inspiration for you to enjoy. I think it’s my favorite photo from our photo shoot with Janis Nicolay.

photograph by Janis Nicolay for Nicole Jane Home

eye candy…

Want to see some FAB photos from my Christmas shoot with uber-talented Janis Nicolay? Behold the wonder, the beauty, the brilliance…too much? I didn’t think so either. I can just tell that I’m going to use way too many exclamation marks in this post!!!

copyright 2010 Janis Nicolay for Nicole Jane Home

copyright 2010 Janis Nicolay for Nicole Jane Home

copyright 2010 Janis Nicolay for Nicole Jane Home

Janis took 63 shots during the shoot, so keep your eyes on Nicole Jane Home to see the rest of them throughout the Christmas season!!! They’re fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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