Because this is the first time that we're decorating for Christmas in this house, it has taken longer than I thought it would. Next year will be a piece of cake now that I know that each of our treasures has it's own special place. I still have a little tweaking to do in the pantry, our bedroom and my studio which shouldn't take too long leaving just the outside to do but that will be easy.
So if you'd like to go for a little tour, just follow me!
First is the mud room as you enter our home through the back door. That is a live holly bush which will be transplanted into the garden in the Spring.
From there we enter into the kitchen area. This is a little vignette I created on the top of our stove. Everything is sitting on a dough board which makes it easy to remove when I have to cook.
This little grouping is on top of an antique dough box which sits in front of the window overlooking the front yard. The candle on top of Santa's head is a battery operated one that is set to come on daily at 4 p.m. and then shuts itself off automatically four hours later. It looks so real!
From the kitchen, we step into the sitting or family room.
This next photo is also in the sitting room directly opposite the above photo.
Just off the sitting room is the dining room. The picture is a little dark but can you see the feather tree sitting in a trencher filled with "never melting snowballs" and rusty bells?
This photo is of the dining room as well but taken from the other side of the room. The green vase in the background on the right contains fresh holly and fir boughs pruned from shrubs and trees on our property.
The downstairs bathroom at night with just the mini lights illuminating the room.
I'm really pleased with the way the living room came together. We tried the tree in a couple of places and this is what we finally settled on.
Panning over to the left of the tree is the hunt table which overlooks the front of the house.
This next photo was taken from just inside the entrance to the living room looking towards the opposite end of the room.
Can you see my Wish quilt hanging on the wall on the right side? It's perfect there and I love it!
Follow me upstairs now. There's some Christmas stuff happening up there too!
First, the upstairs bathroom.
And from the doorway.
Next is the guest bedroom or what I refer to as "Emily's room".
Did you notice the Comfort & Joy quilt on the bed? You didn't? Then let me show you a few more pictures.
Ollie and Frankie were a big help but they preferred chilling in front of the fire.
Poor Ollie. He was just plum tuckered out from all the work. I wonder if he is having visions of sugar plums dancing in his head...or a French poodle perhaps?
|Bonjour, ma cherie. Ooh la la!
Remember, the kettle is always hot and if you'd like to come and stitch for a while, do stop by.