Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Glimpse of a Beadboard Xmas

We try to make Christmas at Beadboard fun and magical for our
customers and friends who stop by the shop during the holiday season.

These are two of our favorites.... The very talented John Beland, guitarist who has played with many of the greats..(To many to name) and Pauline Wilbraham, a Brit expat who lives in a charming country house in nearby Chappell Hill.

A little blurry, sorry, but a pixie fairie in a black Juliska compote.
Her feet are wrapped like ballet shoes.

One of the shop's display tables featuring Tea Forte...

Another table with OUR signature sheep. We have sold these since we opened and they have graced may a holiday buffet table in these parts!

Our new VERY WHITE sofa....I found these red ball pillows that are made of felt roses.

Very Christmasy...

Our window with the fairies, glass fibre balls and Bloemboxes with Amaryllis.

I just love these little guys flying around.......We call the balls xmas "Bubbles".

Where did the snow come from??? Houston of course!!!!!

Happy Holidays!!!


  1. Hi MaryAnne! We had our Christmas festivities in Fredericksburg this past weekend, too, and Friday night was freezing! It was our Christmas parade and Christmas market at the park and it was so, so cold! I do love living in a small town this time of year, though - the charm and enthusiasm are contagious. Happy holidays! Ann

  2. Greetings Mary Anne!

    Today it's chilly and dark here in Carmel, but your festive post has brightened the day. I just love the shocking red and green colors of the Bloem boxes.

    Wishing you a happy and successful holiday season in your shop,


  3. Mary Anne,

    Everything looks so beautiful! I wish I lived closer so I could pop in and see it in person!

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Oh, magical. You've put us all in the mood for the holidays.

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  6. Howdy, wish I could just drop in. Love the windows and all the red. White couch and red ball pillows remind me of the "Snow White and Rose Red" fairy tale. Magical! XO Trish

  7. How fun to see the shop all dressed up for the holidays! So beautiful and charming - I want those hanging pixies - so ethereal! Seeing this really does put me in the festive mood, thanks!

  8. Chere Maryanne,

    I'd like to work for you. How absolutely beautiful. What joy you must bring to everyone.

    (I have a tiny request -- it has to do with Christmas -- which I would like to ask you "off-the-record". Would you be so kind as to e-mail me at It's about presents. . .)

    Warmest regards,

  9. I really love how you've decorated the store. It's so festive. You are so creative!

  10. Your Christmas displays look fabulous! If I lived nearby I would pop in as I am sure they are even better when you see them in person. Ax

  11. Mary Anne, it all looks divine! Love the Red Pillows, the Sheep, oh, just about every single thing. Merry Christmas! I just finished decorating our own home, and am ready for the party to begin. xo Lidy

  12. Hello girlie, glad I don't live close, I would spend every pay check at your store! The rose pillows are divine and the fibre balls. And it says God Jul (Merry Christmas in Swedish!) on the stockings! (Give me a star in the book for paying attention to details!). Do you have a better image of them that you can email me?

    Happy weekend! OX Mon

  13. The shop looks so festive and elegant. I think if I wandered in I would not want to leave. Just beautiful! ~jermaine~

  14. Hi Maryanne,

    The shop looks beautiful and there is something so exciting about shops at Christmastime.
    I love all the red, white and green.

    Happy weekend

  15. ooooooo. JUST the kind of place I would love to mosey around in...and buy gifts and goodies...