A Whimsy Christmas

A few days ago I posted A Gingerbread Christmas — and added the ideas to my Ideas File tab at the top of this blog. Today, my thoughts have turned to whimsy … so here are a few ideas I might draw from if I were doing a Whimsy Christmas theme.  Some of these pics were taken by me, but most were my usual “tear ’em out of a magazine but forget to make note of which one…”  So please remember — As with ALL text and photos on this blog, you may not reproduce anything without permission — and I cannot give permission for you to reproduce any of the ideas/pics that will be in this Idea Files section because it’s not mine to give! You may use these solely for your own inspiration — just as I do.  (You can click the pics to enlarge them; some will be better than others!)


Now, for a little WHIMSY

The word alone brings to mind other words … like fanciful and playful.
(Sometimes even odd or impulsive or illogical … but let’s stick with the fun ones!)

These would be “my” whimsy colors …
I love that touch of lime green … (In fact, I love it year-round!)
I like unexpected textures and shapes …
And sometimes, it’s the “traditional” with a twist  that catches my eye …
As with the Gingerbread Christmas, if you use one of these ideas, post about it on your blog and send me the link; I’ll add it here! If you don’t have a blog, email a picture to me, and I’ll include it for you!
See you tomorrow night for a Thanksgiving tablescape!    


  1. Hi there, all is very pretty. I am trying to do whimsy this year. Your photos and all others that I have seen are beautiful, but I am a little unsure about mine. Have a great Thanksgiving, Teresa

  2. I love these whimsical ideas. They are so fun and they are also very pretty. The Christmas trees in the picture near the end are wonderful!

    Best wishes and Happy Thanksgiving,

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank goodness some bloggers can still write. My thanks for this blog..

  4. The Quintessential Magpie says:

    I love these bright colors!