Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hello friends! It's seems forever since I've done a post! Life has a way of changing my plans. lol
We've been gone to CA visiting our daughter and family. We had a great time and fairly good weather. We loved spending time with them and doing fun things going on a whale & dolphine watch.
We we returned home the nasty flu bug attacked us and it wasn't pretty! It took me a couple of weeks to start to feel normal again.
We finally got the decorating done and have been flying around like crazy to get the shopping, etc. done.

Here's a few pics I hope you enjoy of our family room. (smile)

Lots of lights, bulbs & glitter! People enter at their own risk. lol There will be glitter till Feb. '12

We have two staircases that we hang garland on.

A vingette on the countertop.

The catwalk upstairs with a small tree at the end of it.

Looking up from downstairs to the catwalk.

The front staircase.

Looks who's at the top of the landing. He's checking to see if we've naughty or nice.

Some snowmen on the kitchen counter. See...I trapped a snowman head and tucked it in with some snowballs to keep him from melting.

Here's one that got away and hopped on a candlestick. He doesn't know how close he is to

the stove though....doesn't make for a happy ending. (smile)

Thanks for stopping by! Are you all ready for Christmas or do you have more shopping, baking, etc. to do.

I'm joining Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia,


Sue said...

Rose, Your home looks magnificent, all dressed so festively for the holidays! Your tree looks so much taller than mine- how tall is it? Since mine is so fat, it doesn't look really 12 ft. tall. Really wanted a skinny one, but couldn't find one. Your bannisters look lovely all lit up and covered with greenery. Hope you enjoy all of this prettiness with friends and family. ;-) Merry, merry! Sue

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It looks beautiful. Love the pass through. And those snowball heads!! Whew, that was a close one for the tree...but it finally got up! Enjoy it!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great decorations. That is one very tall beautiful tree!

Happy@Home said...

I have missed you out here in blogland. Glad you were having fun in CA, but sorry to hear about the flu bug. No fun!
Your house is looking beautifully decorated and I think the trapped snowman is the cutest thing.
I love your lighted garlands on the banisters. Do you plug them in or are they battery operated? I have wanted to do that across my bridge upstairs, but couldn't imagine where to plug them all in.
The decorating is done here, but the baking is just getting started.

Shelia said...

HI Rose! Oh, my goodness, your family room is gorgeous! I love this room so much and it's just stunning with all of your Christmas decor! Your entire home looks beautiful! Glad you had a great time visiting with your family.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kristens Creations said...

Everything looks so pretty!!! I love your staircase...and your tree is just beautiful! Kristen

Gail said...

Your home looks so beautiful all decked out for Christmas Rose! That is one tall tree and it looks gorgeous.

Wishing you and your family Rose a very Merry Christmas.

Sweet Meanderings said...

So glad you're feeling better now! Your home is just beautiful. It must have been a job to get that tall tree decorated! It all looks just wonderful.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Everything is so pretty! I love the garland, just gorgeous!
Merry Christmas :)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I was just going to come by and leave you a message! And you're here today! Sorry you've been sick! Awful way to end a fun vacation! Glad you were able to spend some time with your daughter and her family. Your house looks beautiful!!! love the staircases!!! Enjoy!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rose, I am so sorry to read you all had the flu. Not fun I am sure of that. So glad you enjoyed a wonderful time in California. Your home looks amazing, iviting and always gorgeous. Love the garlands on the railings. It just makes everything so festive. Your kitchen snowmen under the cloche is so cute and your smaller tree at the end of the catwalk is perfect.
I hope you are caught up now and can relax and enjoy the season. We are done with everything here and just waiting for the weekend. Had a few parties and it has been a happy time all around.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year.
Love to you and yours, Celestina Marie

Entertaining Women said...

I'm so glad that you're feeling better. You and I both have a fondness for twinkly lights! I use them every place that I can, too! The snowman head in the jar is pretty amusing. Did you warn the snowman who insisted on hopping so close to the stovetop? Could get pretty damp. Thank you for stopping by for a visit. Come by any time, and Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

Ms. Rose your house is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! You have done such a good job always!! :)Every single photo is just breath taking and your staircase is AMAZING!!! How do you like this Spring time weather here in South Carolina?!! It doesn't feel like Christmas with the warm temperatures. I hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas!!!

Christmas Blessings,

mrshinesclass said...

The colors in your living room are stunning! Your Christmas decor really stands out in that room!


Becca said...

Your Christmas home is gorgeous, Rose! All of the lights and garland on the banister is beautiful. Your tall tree is stunning, and I love the Christmas whimsy in your kitchen!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your home looks beautiful. I love all the rich colors, and that staircase is stunning. Merry Christmas.

Sue said...

OH! Rose, how beautiful everything is, glad you are feeling better! You are so talented with decorating. Thanks for sharing.
We are going shopping today to finish our shopping.
Now rest and enjoy your beautifully decorated home.
Wishing you and your family the most blessed Christmas .

xinex said...

I am so glad you got better to do this stunning Christmas deocr, Rose. It is just gorgeous! Merry Christmas to all...Christine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Glad to see you back posting! Sorry about the flu bug!

Everything looks so beautiful, like right out of a magazine!!

Merry Christmas!


CAS said...

So many cute decorations! Love your staircases -- just beautiful!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I just came across your blog...I love your family room decor....So festive with the red and green and the lights, looks beautiful!

Looking forward to reading more of your posts.