Thursday, December 11, 2008

We Elves Have Been Busy

The other day I posted the outside of our home and today I want to invite you to come in and take a peek around. You enter into the foyer and make a left into the L.R. and we'll start there, ok?
A chair in the corner welcomes you with a Merry Christmas pillow. You should be able to click to enlarge pics.
In front of the window are some cute snow people with snowballs made of grapevines with holly berries.


Since hubby's surgery was so recent, we just went with a small table top tree this year. I know, a little disappointing but next year will be different.

Here's a full pic of the room taken from the staircase.

My sister was here in Oct. visiting from MI and she bought the candle holders on the end tables. Aren't sisters grand! smile

When you leave that room you enter the foyer and see a few more decorations on the Bombay chest and an old travel trunk.

I just added some greenery and bow to some flowers on top of trunk.


A view from a different angle.

The picture above the chest is a manager scene I did twenty two years ago. I had just started painting, I think. I put it out every year. Here's a better pic.


A table and mirror behind the front door with a snowman and his family.

On your way out the door, as you're saying goodbye to your host, you see the front staircase with Santa on the landing.


Now hurry back for another visit and sit by the fire for a cup of tea and a nice long chat, ok?
Have a Merry Week!

46 comments:

Dawnie said...

Hello, I'm Dawn from Wisconsin. Your home is absolutely beautiful. I hope your husband is doing well.

The picture you painted of the manger scene, I LOVE it. It would be very hard for me to pack that away each year.

Happy @ Home said...

Thanks for the tour of your holiday home. It all looks beautiful. I love your manger scene painting too. You did a very nice job on it. Are the lights on your stairway garlands battery powered? Very pretty.

Kathy said...

What a gorgeous room! I love the painting you did. It's all wonderful.

Stop by my blog when you have a few minutes. I have a couple of awards for you.
Merry Christmas!
Kathy

Darlene said...

Your home looks BEAUTIFUL!! I love seeing the pictures of everyone's home. LOVE the little manger scene you painted...it is adorable! So festive and gorgeous!

Hootin' Anni said...

I am a Santa collector, I absolutely LOVE Santa at the stairway landing!!!

My show n tell is a holiday special. Stop by won't you, if you can find time!

JanMary said...

Beautiful home and christmas decor.

Thanks for sharing.

. said...

We can see your house is so pleasent, clean and tidy. Makes me dream...
Alfazema

Heidi Pocketbook said...

You have a very lovely home and decorations. Thanks for coming by to see my blog :-)

Christmas blessings to you.

ceekay said...

All is beautiful as usual! I think I need a copy of that picture you painted! Love that!

Hadias said...

I have enjoyed looking at all of your Christmas decorations both inside and out. You are a very talented interior decorator. Your love and care for your home shows through your photos.

Have a blessed week. I pray that your husbands recovery is going well.

Heather said...

you have a gorgeous home. i love all the decorations!

Melinda said...

You have a beautiful home and it looks so festive and lovely! Thanks for visiting Shore's End.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Very nice! I especially love the way you did the staircase, very pretty. The candle holders are cute as well! Everything looks just perfect and ready for a visit! Thanks for sharing!

Shannon said...

Oh, I just love it all! I love that manger scene painting the most!

As for our tree...yes we just potted the center rod (our branches all come off). We keep the urn in the garage since it is too heavy with the cement to move to the attic. :) It really doesn't take up much space at all. I store the branches in a big rubbermaid in the attic.

I got the nativity last year after Cmas at Hob Lob. They usually always have a lot left over!

Elizabeth G. said...

How very beautiful is your home! I love your decorating style. The tabletop tree is perfect. Everything is just perfect.

Thank you for inviting us all in to take a gander.

Lovely, lovely!
Elizabeth

Julieann said...

Your home is so pretty--everything is just perfect and your Christmas decorations are just lovely!

Happy Friday.

Julieann

Angie said...

You have such a pretty house!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

You have a beautiful home and I enjoyed the tour!

Manuela

Scrapdolly said...

I Love all your christmas things
and your galleried staircase and landing is beautiful

Mrs. Miles said...

Your home looks like it should be in a magazine. Very cozy, elegant and homey. Love the reds and greens and its got to give you pride every time you look at your hard work.

So glad I came to visit. Thanks for inviting us all!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Your home looks so pretty and festive with all of the holiday decor!

I love your taste and sense of style.
Diane

Linda C said...

Your home is beautiful and beautifully decorated! Even your couches look festive in red!:) Just lovely!
Linda C

Grammy said...

Every thing looks so wonderful. O love your shapely chest of drawers.

Royaltouch said...

Thank you for sharing, all of it is beautiful! I like your deer on the coffee table, your wall color is so warm and cheery too.
Enjoyed the tour, thanks for sharing, blessings for Christmas!
Linda

Lisa Ann said...

Your home is just beautiful. I love all of the red and green.

char72 said...

Your home is gorgeous inside and outside. Your decorations look great. I like the table tree. I remember when my Mom used to say she just wanted a little tree on a table. It always annoyed me a little. Now I like trees on tables.
Thanks for the lovely tour.
Christmas hugs,
Charlotte

JudyBug said...

Everything is so beautiful. What a talented person you are to paint also!

Dawn said...

What a lovely visit to your beautiful home. It looks like something out of Better Homes and Gardens!

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Thank you for sharing your home. It is beautiful.

Elizabeth

Lora said...

Your home looks absolutely lovely!! I do love your manger scene painting, too, so charming! And the garland on your banisters looks beautiful~well, everything does:) Thanks for the tour.

Liz said...

Wow, what beautiful treasures! Love your blog...come visit mine. Liz

Elena said...

You have a beautiful home. I loved the picture of the shepherdess by the staircase. That is my all time favorite painting and I have it hanging in my daughter's bedroom.

Linda said...

What a beautiful home you have. I love your trunk in the foyer, I have one similar. I also love the painting on the easel, how lovely.

Happy Holidays!

Becki said...

Your home is gorgeous. I think your table top tree is lovely and I'm now inspired to downsize to something that pretty when the time is right. Thanks for inviting us inside!

nannykim said...

EVerything is so beautiful; I like how all the colors are tied together and the warm coziness of the livingroom furniture! The little tree is very nice; no need to apologize!! The deer are pretty too!! I was wondering about the bottom part of the round table near the blue chair---what is on the bottom of those legs!!?

Penless Thoughts said...

Everything is truly lovely and very inviting.
Susan

celestina marie said...

So wonderful to see all your gorgeous holiday displays. Your home is just beautiful and you have everything decorated so perfectly. I enjoyed seeing all your hand painted Santa's. They are all wonderful and make for such a nice collection. You are so talented and it certainly shows in the way you present your stunning home. Love the pics of the little ones next to the Santa. Too cute.

I just love the manger painting you did too. What a special keepsake.
Thank you for sharing pics of your home.
Enjoy the season and see you again soon.
hugs, Celestina
Merry Christmas

Connie said...

It's so much fun seeing everyone's homes and enjoyed your tour. Hope your hubby is recovering well. Connie

Carrie said...

Your Christmas decor is beautiful. The painting of the nativity you did is so sweet.
Congratulations, your name was the second drawn in the Holiday Giveaway at Carola Nativity Gallery blog. The first name drawn was Sheila at the Quintessential Magpie. So far she will take either prize. Do you have a preference? Please send me your mailing address. Right now I am a refugee from the ice storm here in Massachusetts that left us without electrical power. I am fifty miles away at my sister's house but hope the power will be restored to go home tomorrow, Monday morning.
Carrie

Miss Janice said...

Your home is lovely and the Christmas decorations are just delightful. I like Santa at the top of the stairs!

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness, I love all your decor and that table top tree is fabulous!!!!! I think those are so wonderful. Nancy

Lady Katherine said...

Love your chest, and I have that pic. too. Your home is lovely. Hope hubby well soon.

ivoryspring said...

What lovely Christmas decorations, Ro! You did a great job - as always! Blessings!

Alice said...

Your house looks beautiful! I love the Santa at the top of the stairs. He is my favorite :). Thanks for letting me tour your home. It's really wonderful!

You are always welcome at The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to visit anytime.

char72 said...

Good morning. Just wanted you to know that I just passed the Christmas Spirit blogger award to you. You definitely have Christmas spirit.
Christmas hugs,
Charlotte

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Hi,
I just remembered that you said you would be in FL next week? Where will you be in FL? We are in Palm Coast (between St. Augustine and Daytona)

Katherine