Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Bedrooms

Hello friends!  Wow, this has been a lovely month of visiting your homes.  I love decorating, but in particular at this time of year.  It is just a small way to celebrate the joy of Advent.
To conclude the tour of our home, I thought I'd share our sweet daughter's room and the master bedroom.  And thank you for sharing your homes, crafts and recipes with me!

Pink, feminine, ballet-inspired...our girl loves it here:

Handmade pillows just for her...

The shelf over her radiator is adorned with a sparkly tree and pink shiny brites:

Visions of sugarplums and dancing ballerinas in her head...

The master was kept simple.  I just added greenery...

Organza fabric and vintage lace trim added a nice touch to the wreath on my favorite chair:

Bonne Nuit and Christmas dreams...

Sharing with the last White Wednesday  before Christmas.
May you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cozy Christmas Kitchen

Our kitchen is cozy this time of year.  I'm not much of a chef (I'll admit), but like to bake.  Especially at Christmas.  The scent of Christmas surrounds this little room, where I've added greenery and touches of red. 

Over at the window, the hanging basket gets greenery and silver ornaments:

Vintage postcards are displayed underneath:

On the table - this little green tree was a gift from a work colleague 20 years ago.  I've always thought it was sweet - his Mom made it.  :)

I made a few red ticking lavender sachet ornaments as gifts, and kept this cheerful Santa:

The area surrounding the sink was inspired by the November issue of Romantic Homes magazine.  I adored the kitchen in Marie Johansson-Karlsson's home, and took my cues from it, gingerbread house and all:

I enlisted my dear husband to draw this festive horn on our chalkboard, heralding the good news:

Joining in at these spirited parties:
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Dining Room Tour

Although I've shared sneak peeks of our dining room Christmas decor here and there in previous posts, we are now enjoying a completed room.  Bring on the guests!
I love visiting other homes in blogland and seeing the beauty to mark the magical season, and it has been an honor for me to welcome you  here...

Three simple trees stand atop the runner.  I used paper doilies as tree skirts for two...

...and a linen ruffled tree skirt for the center tree:

For the tablecloth, a vintage sheet was used.  It was a fortuitous find at the Flea Market, since it has a beautiful monogrammed 'F'  :

Here is another view of the room from the entry way:

After making a gathered fabric heart wreath for my Etsy shop, I was inspired to make similar wreaths for Christmas.  I put four circular ones on chairs, tied with blue ribbon & two festive jingle bells:

Golden angels on the chandelier with the built-in hutch behind.  I love its' original arched window door:

Next to the hutch sits a humble kitchen chair.  It's been dressed up with glittered decor:

Inside the built-in hutch...blue and white:

A view from another corner:

Some recent additions to the room...small but significant:

(vintage French prayer cards from the Nesting trip)

I'll be sharing this post with White Wednesday this week, and enjoying all the heavenly inspiration there.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Romantic Christmas Living Room...Part 2

Having a holly, jolly Christmas here, and sharing more of our Christmas living room (see earlier post for Part 1)....

My daughter likes to hug this Santa, and no wonder - he's happily resided here each Christmas for many seasons:

A basket of Christmas style...the old clock face came from the Nesting trip with Petite Michelle Louise:

View from the far corner:

Some collections on the tables...

(this lovely old plate was also from Nesting)

O Christmas Tree...

Inspired by the latest Jeanne D'Arc Living, I wrapped some boxes in vintage wallpaper.  My son thought Christmas had arrived, and I felt silly explaining to him that they were just for decoration.  It just looked too empty under there!

Merry Christmas season to you all!

Sharing with:
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday
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