Thursday, December 1, 2011

Welcome, December

In the Spirit of Kindness.

I vowed to stay awake until midnight this morning in order to welcome the magical month of December. (and to kiss my darling quickly on the cheek as the clock struck midnight!) Call me sentimental, but as November turns over to December, something wonderful happens. As we prepare for the coming days and December 25th, celebrated in warmth and happiness, we must never loose sight of the beauty and the heart of Christmas.

I am very happy to share about a brand new series on Haute Design: In the Spirit of Kindness, commencing today, that will explore a multitude of lovely ways to give from a kind heart. From thoughtful and simple handwritten gestures that don't cost more than a few moments of time and handmade ornaments to exquisite gifts to purchase. (which of course must be included—this wouldn't be Haute Design after all if it did not) But truly, after all, the heart of this magical and special time of year is love and kindness. I do hope you will follow along over the next 24 days as each day will feature something inspiring... Happy December 1st to you!

Images (scanned): 01 by Tom Leighton, British Homes & Gardens, December 2006 | 02, 03, 06, 08 by Pia Tryde, Victoria, March 2000 | 04, 05, 07 by Sandra Lane, Homes & Antiques, December 2008 | 09 by Polly Eltes, Homes & Antiques, December 2008


  1. Oh this is dreamy, definitely will follow you over the next 24 days Sarah.

  2. Pretty and fun! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

  3. what an elegant, timely and beautiful post. thanks for reminding me of the magic Sarah... :)

  4. Thank you for the beautiful post and kind words, Sarah... Happy December 1st!
    -Grace xo

  5. Beautiful post, Sarah. I love this time of the year and I cannot wait to see what you'll be showing us this month!

    Happy 1st December ;-)

  6. Golden light coming from windows is always a nice scene on Winter nights! What a great photo... looking forward to the next 24 days.

  7. Oh that was just beautiful Sarah, you are so gorgeous to stay up to welcome in the exciting month of December!

    The new series sound fab,

  8. It will be a beautiful 24 days Sarah. Today's post is positively plumish..........and so rich. XO

  9. Dearest Sarah,

    Great post with very meaningful text for December! The first photo with the 'yellowish' light I love the most. Beckoning one inside for warmth... White light never achieves that romantic note, compared to the golden yellow glow.
    Love to you and have a great 2nd Advent!


  10. Hello Sarah! Happy December to you! Looking forward to the new series. I think it's a lovely idea and what a perfect time of year to start!

    Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  11. Such beautiful images, that's my dream home in the first one!

    I love December too, look forward to your new series :)

    Happy Weekend!

  12. Oh, how exquisite. Although I dearly love the Kiwi Christmas, I cannot wait until next year when - hopefully - I will be in the Big Apple for the silly season...

    Andrea x


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