Monday, December 15, 2014

Merry Christmas

Seems every day since the first of November has flown by.  I'm scurrying around trying to get everything ready for Sunday.  That is the day my side of the family will celebrate our Christmas.  Mike's mom will be here too.  I've been debating what to have for dinner, and I think I will just get a large half salmon from Costco.  I'll roast it and make a mustard cream sauce.  Another tradition is scalloped potatoes.  I'll have a large green salad with pecans and dried cranberries and some sort of green veggie…..pie for dessert.
That should do it!
This image is from a shoot I did for our Christmas card.  It was inspired by something I saw in a magazine.    
I combined several images for the triptych below.  The image on the right is similar to the one I used for the card.  I used Kim's texture "And Then Some" on it and messed around with a couple presets.  Overall I liked how these turned out.  It was fun to use pink instead of the traditional red and green…..and of course I'm a sucker for anything glittery or glimmery. 
Wishing each and every one of you and your families a very merry Christmas and a holiday season filled with love and joy.
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23 comments:

Britta said...

Your photos are so beutiful!
I wihs you too a verry nerry xmas time!
Hugs from Hamburg
Britta

Kia said...

How exquisite, Marilyn! :)
A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.

Barbara said...

Merry Christmas Marilyn, your dinner plans sound just perfect. Salmon is my all time favorite fish. Your Christmas card image is just beautiful. Love the pink tones and softness of the image. I love thinking about what I will be doing for a card each year that will go out to a few friends and family and I am sure this one will be so well received. Happy Holidays.

Kim Stevens said...

What a beautiful shot and I too love the soft colors - just perfect for a Christmas card.

Roxanne said...

Love those ornaments! Lovely shots

Jacki Long said...

Beautiful Marilyn!
Elegants,, glittery & polished ...
just like you!
Merry Christmas to you and Mike & the "kids"!

Odd Moon Designs said...

So pretty! I love your color combination for decorating - it has a vintage feel to me. Your dinner sounds delicious!

Sharon said...

I especially love the triptych -- yes, the pink hues are unexpected and elegant. Have a wonderful Christmas season!

EarlK said...

Your Christmas card photo is beautiful.

elizabeth said...

Your dinner sounds like it will be delicious and your photos are delightful! What a treat it would be to receive such a beautiful card!

Leovi Leovi said...

Lovely! Great photos! Wonderful christmas ornaments, beautiful compositions !!

Susan W said...

Wonderful series of photos. I love the softness of the pink tones. Your dinner sound delicious.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

beautiful image. I like the idea of roasted salmon and scalloped potatoes since it's fairly easy for the cook and allows you to spend time with family.

Barb said...

Beautiful images, Marilyn - I love the soft pink shimmery tones. We are having an early Christmas this Saturday too! and then another one on the 25th ... lots of fun! And I don't have to cook! Merry Christmas to you and all the best in 2015! It was so wonderful to meet you at Gather!

Evelyn S. said...

Such lovely ornaments! I'm looking forward to starting Kim's second round with Lightroom....I've asked for the program for Christmas.

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Thank you Marilyn for making your say over to m'y place by way of dear Violet. It was a delightful show production of all things theatrically French and plenty of French drama to go around.

I see you live in So. Ca. I also am here is Southern California. I live on the desert.
I will look forward to all the grace and beauty you add to the season, and all to come in the new year.

It's beautiful over here, and your meal sounds delightful.

Xx
Bisous

Joyeux Noël

Doré

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Your Sumday menu sounds wonderful and your lovely ornaments are divine, Thank you for finding my blog and stopping by in Philadelphia. Because of your visit I have been introduced to your blog and that makes me happy.
xx,
Vera

abrianna said...

Lovely vintage feel for your pictures. I too stay away from red and green.

Michele at Sweet Leaf Notebook said...

Love the sparkles and general glow of these pics. Full of LIGHT! Thanks for sharing.--Michele at Sweet Leaf

Lisa Gordon said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a bright and beautiful New Year, Marilyn.

melinda365.com said...

Stunning image! Have a wonderful holiday- your menu sounds fabulous!

Barb said...

Hi Marilyn, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, I truly appreciate it.
I a loving your photography and various "textures," wonderful.
Wishing you and your family (including the pups) a wonderful holiday.
Do you still have my e-mail address? I want to chat with you and send you some pictures of the house.
Hugs,
Barb

peabea said...

Love the tone of the photos. Especially like the one with the stars against the music, but all are beautiful. I can only imagine how beautiful your holiday card turned out that year.

Thanks for visiting me...appreciated it very much. :)
Holiday Hugs...
Peabea