Friday, December 31, 2010

Santa, Baby! :-) Christmas At My House.

 I hope all of you had the most beautiful Christmas this year. :-) Mine was somewhat full of unexpected occurrences, but I spent Christmas Day at home with my family sharing happy moments and celebrating this beautiful day :-) I thought I would post some pix of my Christmas home and my favorite gifts too.:-)
 This caricature of Ray and I makes me smile endlessly. It was made by a very talented artist by the name Garrett.I love my cleavage in this picture.:-)))
 I am always looking forward to opening my gifts first thing in the morning. In this regard I am probably still 5 and can't help it.:-)
I fell in love with my new pair of Nina Rici gray suede platform pumps. They are absolutely gorgeous!:-) Ray knows me all too well!:-)
And my beautiful snow white Givenchy blouse. :-)
 I immediately had to put my new Nina Ricci shoes in my "favorite shoes" shoe case. I think they are a work of art!
   I know that Santa is reading this and I just want to say Thank you, Ray, for being so fantastic and going into the whole other scary Nina Ricci shopping adventure. I will be looking forward to Spring to wear this beauties.
 This year Anastasia and I decided to decorated house in blues and gold. Both of us miss Russia and we wanted to bring just a little bit of Russian winter into the house. :-)
 One of our favorite traditions is to open Christmas crackers. They are a lot of fun and each one of them has a tiny surprise inside.
 Anastasia and I usually take turns and make wishes with each opened cracker. :-)
 I do have a lot of art work from the House of Dior. This particular collection of the images always inspires me so much!
 Do you remember my poor Miss Lanvin? Well, I got the new one and it now lives on the shelf with all my Vogues .
 We also love to play vinyl discs. :-) We found this vintage Victrola in one of the tiny vintage stores in New York and brought it home with us. :-)
 This is Midnight and he loves to sleep under the Christmas tree. :-) We have 5 cats living with us all rescued and previously abandoned or abused animals. Each one of them is so precious!Each has its own character. Midnight here, for example, loves Mexican burritos!:-)
 Little Mo enjoyed a lot of snow! We literally could not keep him in the house!He spent his Christmas laying outside in the snow and chasing snowflakes!
With new 2011 almost here I want to wish everybody beautiful and very Happy New Year! Let it be one of the happiest years of your life!:-)))


Lee Duncan is HatStruck said...

Beautiful.... Have a Happy New Year Anya!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...


Kakoj velikolepnij,mgaicheski zavorazivaiyshij post,prosto 4ydo kakoe-to,pravda!!!

Abozaiu Vashi idei i fantazii,Vi prosto zame4atelnij,prekrasnij 4elovek i bezymno talantlivij xydoznik ot makyshe4ki do piatok!!!

Spasibo Vam za Vash vizit ko mne i Vashi takie prekrasnie slova i komplimenti v adres moej poslednej kreazii:-)))*

Zelaiu Vam ot vsego serdza volshebnogo Novogo Goda i samie 4ydesnie me4ti pyst nepremenno sbydytsa!!!

Iskrenne,s Luboviu i yvazeniem k Vam,
Vasha Violetta***

Jan said...

Lovely, interesting post Anya and I am wishing the same for you.
Happy 2011!

Stilettostetico said...

AND this bunch of pictures truly achieves to betray an authentic "art de vivre", as deeply altruistic as uber exquisite . . .
ps: I warmly wish you an Happy New Year too Dear Anya, Hope more quiet comparatively to your recent Christmas' adventures !!!

à Bientôt, Antoine

Kat said...

oh i love your post, it's fabulous :) the givenchy blouse is more than gorgeous and i simply adore your "favorite shoes" shoe case, it's so pretty to look at!

i hope you're feeling well again! sounds like there were much going on at christmas!

and thank you so much for your kind comment, we had a pretty rough time during christmas, because my grandfather suddenly died one day before christmas.

i'm wishing you a very happy 2011, hope all your dreams and wishes come true, dear anya :)
i'm pretty excited what you're going to show us next year ;)

SabinePsynopsis said...

This looks truly wonderful, Anya! Your Christmas sounds full of surprises and I hope you've recovered from your kitty bite.
Wishing you a wonderful new year!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

A delightful post, dear lady;-)
Trust you are feeling better, my lovely. What a charming stroll around your house! I adore your footwear collection, too;-)
Wishing you the warmest and happiest new year!!

Talking with Tami said...

Happy New Year sweetie! xoxo Blessings!

Love Accents Couture said...

I am in love with the gold leaf and blue crystal chandlier....such a beauty. Lots of hugs to your dolls, midnite + 4 cats and mo.
I have always in my family dogs. Principe Tchaikovsky is my first cat. He also was abandoned and is epilettic.

At this writing Anya, I will I to thank you for joing us at Love Accents Couture. Wishing the best for you and family. Regards

lorenabr said...

Beautiful:) wish you all the best in 2011!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anya,

So glad that you had a happy Christmas and got some beautiful gifts. I loved seeing around your home and your gorgeous shoe collection.
Wishing you and your family the very happiest 2011, with much love, joy, good health and many blessings.
I am so thankful for your friendship.


Maggi said...

What a beautiful Christmas, thanks for sharing it with us! I hope you are feeling well and excited for a brand new year of creativity and beauty!

Happy New Year!

Little Miss Curious said...

Aw, you got great presents :)
And I love your favourite shoes case :)


Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Wonderful Anya, thank you so much for your sweet comment on my Christmas post. I'm so sorry to hear you were sick, I hope all is well now!!

I love love that caricature photo of you and your cleavage IS fabulous!! haha! I always forget that you are a platinum blonde like it! I join you in your love to open gifts and how beautifully wrapped are those gifts! Ummmm those Nina Rici pumps are AMAZING. What a sweet gift from your honey! I have fallen totally in love with your "favorite shoes" case, what an amazing collection. Honestly I must say that I joined the shoe obsession very late in the game. I just recently began to obsess about shoes to the point that it almost hurts! :) I now understand it....and it's painful. When I see amazing shoes, I must have them.

It's a very beautiful thing that you and Anastasia decorated the house with Russian charm. Not only does it look gorgeous but I love the meaning behind it, so special. I can can imagine you miss Russia all the time! Oh and Midnight is adorable and I adore the fact that you rescue abused animals. Animals are an absolute passion of mine!! Oh and Mo??? I'm in love with him!!

What an amazing post and an amazing glimpse into your beautiful life. Everything you touch turns to gold my friend.


The French Maid said...

What a wonderful Christmas you had!
Thank you for sharing this and so many great things this past year! I hope only the best for you and yours in 2011!
--Lee Ann
PS--That blouse is divine!

Marina said...

I hope your New Year was fabulous after all the drama you have been through Anya and that you are feeling a lot better!

That you for your beautiful comment and wish you and your family a magical 2011!
I am sure it will be fantastic!

Btw, those NR shoes are divine ... great taste Ray!
Hugs for a speedy recovery.

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

It´s me again,my beautiful friend Anya:-)*

Hope you are much better now,it's not pleasure to be sick,not whenever,but especially now...
Take care about yourself,dear Ane4ka,you need so much inspirations and alot of power to create your magical hats!

Much Love to you,
Cheers and warm virtual higs,

Haute World said...

Gorgeous decorations and I'm glad you had a lovely Christmas! Sorry to hear about your ER scare, but I"m glad everything is ok :) Also, love the beautiful shoes you got from your husband... what a wonderful addition to your shoe collection!

Wishing you and and your family a very happy new year and hoping that all your dreams and wishes come true in 2011 :)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Loved all of your holiday pictures, darling, so lovely! I LOVE your white tree with its pretty lights ... looks so glamorouss like snowy white feathers! Sounds like you had a lovely holiday and your Nina Ricci shoes and Givenchy blouse are fabulous!! What a treat to open either one of these fabulous gifts! (Ray, you did a super job in gift giving!!) Well, we're walking down the path of a magical new year ... may your steps only be joyous! Kisses!

Angie Muresan said...

And a happy, love-filled, successful 2011 for you! You deserve it! The little peeks into your home life are lovely.

Fun With This and That said...

Looks like a good Christmas.Your pictures are so fun. If I was young would love to work with you . I will be backLaura