Friday, October 3, 2008

*~* cOmE oN a My HoUsE *~*


Hi Friends , WELCOME to my Fall Open House... please come in and stay a while ! Thank you, Kimba at:// httpasoftplacetoland-kimba.blogspot.com for hosting the Fall/Halloween Party. Be sure to stop by her place and visit other beautiful homes!








I don't do much "Halloween" decor, mostly just Fall... but these "Heel Nippers" I adore. They add a touch of whimsy and a smile to my face !




Little "santamaker".....









Thanks so much for coming to my Open House, Y'all come back, now, ya hear?!?

98 comments:

Brown-Eyes said...

Wow...your home is absolutely gorgeous all decked out for fall...just when I thought I was all finished with mine, then I see yours and I want MORE! The arrangement on the newel and the heel nippers (cute) are adorable...
;-) Bo

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the invitation to join in. You have such a gorgeous home and are so talented with your Santa making! They are some of the most gorgeous I've ever seen. It's a tradition for my DIL's and me to do the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market every year, where you see only the best of the best. Your creations are as beautilul as those and surpass most!

I so enjoyed the story of your diverse childhood. I thank God for helping you to find your way "Home"

You have been so generous with your comments on RMS and I want you and all my other friends to know how very much I appreciate you all.

About the rooster thing...I was "collecting" before it was cool...lol! I still have my first little chick. I won her at the county fair when I was 9, so my beautifully textured and painted, glass eyed chalk chick with a chipped tail feather is almost an antique. The rest is History!

I see your a GA girl. Well, so am I. Tommy & I were born & raised in Spalding County (Griffin) until we officially became Texans in 1978. Both our families and childhood friends are still there so we visit often. I especially love being there in the fall!

Again thanks for the invite and hope I didn't blog too long~Gloria (ggmays)

Anonymous said...

Just had to say I enjoyed so much your house and your fall decorating, I can't wait to see you Christmas look too! Love it, you have the touch that is for sure. This is the first time I have visited, I don't get to blog land often, but I will be back ! Sasha

nikkicrumpet said...

I'd dearly like to "come ona your house" and "come outta your house" with some GREAT STUFF. I have a shopping list prepared! You know I've been a fan of your house from the first time I saw it. From the yummy stone to the plaid curtains and everything in between. It makes me drool....yes that was me...crumpet didn't make the puddle on the floor.

Diane said...

Rose, your house is gorgeous! I love all the colors and the bicycle on the porch is devine. I'm going to borrow your choice of plants for my bicycle on the patio. (They need to be replaced so this is a perfect time.) It's all beautiful! :0} Diane

Mama said...

oh your home is stunning with all the fall decor, I love your drapes. Kathy.

Chris said...

Good Grief...you live in a mansion. How beautiful. Makes me want to go home and bulldoze mine down.SIGH!!!!!!


Hugs,
Chris

salmagundi said...

How warm and inviting your home is!! It is just made for Fall decorating, but I can hardly wait to see it at Christmas. Sally

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

oh my goodness, I truly thought this was a magazine shot, I cannot believe how beautiful your home is. I am astounded, it is gorgeous!

I love the double aspect in the lounge and the furniture and the stairwell, sigh, I would love it...

I wanna see more too, OMG I can imagine what a feast Christmas will be

have you thought about magazine submission??

Sarah

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

Wow...your house is incredibly beautiful and the fall decor just brings it all out!
Can't wait to see it all decked out for Christmas!

Tomarie said...

Your home is absolutely amazing!! And of course the beautiful Fall colors just add to its beauty!
I wanted to thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on Susan's blog the day she featured us. It really made the day that more special!
Thank you again!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your home looks so lovely decorated for fall! Every little detail is just perfect! Thank you for the invite to your fall open house.
Penny

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home....Love your fall decorating, can't wait to see christmas....
Pat H aka 9405018 RMS

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey! The open house was wonderful. Everything looks beautiful and I can only imagine the fun you had decorating for fall! Have a great weekend!
xoxo,
Queenie!

Picket said...

Wow...wow...wow!!!!! What a tour of glorious Fall decorations!!!! Put a sign out front and charge folks a dollar for the tour...girl you'll have enough money to buy Christmas before the weekend's over!!!! lol lol Everything is beautiful as always in your gorgeous home and those 'heel nippers' were a hoot!!! lol lol Great post girl!!!

Tricia said...

I accepted you FAll Open House invitation with much joy. Everything was beautiful. Fall is truly a second Spring of colors.

Justine said...

Oh my word, your house looks absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!!!!! Did you do all that decorating yourself? Beautiful! The wood floors, the mantle, everything is perfection. And the stone work on the outside of the house is just beautiful too! Girl, your house has me salivating!

Justine :o )

Kristens Creations said...

How Beautiful!!!! I love all of your fall decor. Love your colors and you know I love your curtains. I will be visiting you often!! Kristen

Angie said...

I have one word for you - GORGEOUS! I can't believe I am just finding out about your awesome blog! I get so excited when I find a new one to visit! I think I found you through Chris at Chris's Corner. Will be visiting you often!

Sue said...

Love your photos--what program do you use or camera---looks so professional.

Sue

Mama said...

Hi Santa, thank you so much for stopping by, I really loved your blog, your writings and your home and of course the Santa's.
Alas the header photo on my blog is not my entryway, oh! how I wish, if/when I live in Italy that is where I want to live. I have been to Portugal/Spain lots of times and going back will definately be one of the highlights of our trip, thank you for your Portugese good wishes, you are a very interesting lady, I just read your tag list what a wonderful travel companion you would make!, did you say your cases were already packed!. haha, Kathy.

cindy said...

Gorgeous! Love all your fall decor, you put it together so nicely!...Your home is beautiful! Thanks for sharing! ~Cindy~

Anja said...

The decorations look all so very pretty.
Would be a bit scared though to walk up the stairs ;-)

Diane said...

Hi Rose, Wow! I love your new blog look! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. The scratch pad is a great idea. I agree, my DH would make a great model for you. During the Xmas season we see more kids holding their breath with big eyes & pointing at Santa! :0} Diane

Diane said...

I forgot to tell you... I've been looking at roosters because of you! I almost bought this really awesome rooster candle holder at Safeway & I'm still thinking about him! :0} Diane

Anonymous said...

Loved the tour and you have the magic! Just beautiful! vickydarnell

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

Wellll, "slap my behind and call me a newborn", girlfriend!!!~~~ Saw your note at Gracious Gollum's, n' realized I'd never been to your blog... couldn't BELIEVE it just now when I saw it was one of my VERRRRY FAV spaces EVER on RMS!!! "Why didn't you TELL me?"~ (Grins!!!). Didn't even know it, but evidently I was HOLDING MY BREATH when viewing, as I was so excited to see all these FAB PICS!!! What an absolute TREAT to see ~ I mean, talk about EYE-CANDY!!! I sincerely thank ye', thank ye', thank ye'!!! Warmly, Linda (BTW, you are sooooo GOOD at creating wonderful, perfectly scaled & greatly colored vignettes AS WELL as doing your home ~ I could just move right in & only change family photos, kiddo! Hey, MAY I???... there's just DH, dawg n' me, ya know!). Enjoy a beautiful, fall weekend & thanks again!!!

santamaker said...

Mom, Pat , Sasha and Gloria, thanks so much for coming to my Open House and for your sweet comments. It is really my favorite time of year. I can't say no to Fall decor!
Be good,
santa

decorator101 said...

What a beautiful fall welcome.. so glad I stopped by.. your home is decked out in it's finest... the heel nippers are just to whimiscal for words.... hope my lemonade isn't gone for the season..and how about my lamp are you taking care of it?? Miss ya friend...hugs
~lynne~

Diane said...

Oh Rose, you're such a bad influence! I haven't bought that rooster yet - I'll let you know if I do though. :0} Diane

santamaker said...

Thank you , Vicki, so glad you came by! I've enjoyed the pictures of you in your garden on Gollums blog!

Kristens Creations said...

Glad you stopped by! I love fall, but I really LOVE christmas! I can't wait to decorate,I probably over do it. I also decorate about 12 other houses for christmas. It's my favorite time of the year. Oooohhh, can't wait to see yours!! Kristen

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Love, love , love your fall decor!! It's very festive. You have a beautiful home.

mrsben said...

Hey girl, I JUST discovered you started a blog, 'guess better late than never'. Just noticed it over a Gollum's. LOL, I must be sleep-walking these days :) I am definitely going to bookmark it.

Your home is 'a feast for the eyes' and as for your hands-on talent and creativity modest lady; not enough can ever be said.


Hugs {{{ RMS/mrsben/Brenda }}}

stock picking said...

very cool.

Happy To Be said...

OH Rose this is truly beautiful...and I also can't wait to see your home at Christmas...and I also so remember when you got your drapes and posted on RMS...I love those Heel Nippers the first one looks like my Hubby when he gets up in the morning girl!!! I need one of them haha !! Thanks Rose for sharing your beautiful home with all of use..Hugs and Smiles Gloria Oh I fogot to sigm in today ..oh well you know who I am !!!

squawmama said...

Hi... Sorry I got to the open house late but thank you for letting me in to look anyways... LOVE LOVE LOVE the decorations and your house is something right out of House Beautiful... I always loved the fall decorations and Christmas what can I say... I always got carried away with that one too... But now I decorate my cute little Motorhome and it is very pretty for a small little space... Your pictures make me miss my home (a Little)... Your Home is so elegant…

I also love the Santa’s you make... I have a pretty nice collection of hand carved wood Santa’s in storage... a lot of them are folk art ... Do you sell them? I would love to get a few for my children...

Hugs,
Donna

imjacobsmom said...

What a warm and lovely home! Thanks for sharing!~ Robyn

Mabry's gamma said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and I came over from gypsycorner's blog. You have a stunning house and a way with decorating, I am envious!

I see you are from Atlanta, we live outside Atlanta, so it is nice to find a blogger close by.

Cheri

ceekay said...

I love your decorations. Your home looks absolutely beautiful. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a message. Talk to you again soon!

Marcie said...

You have a beautiful home and I love your decorating style....I was curious about your name Santamaker. Do you make them, I am somewhat of a collector and have also purchased them for my mom when I find unique ones....if you do make them do you sell them. You can email me at marciejohnson@sio.midco.net. Thanks.

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only groupie for Project Runway lol. I like Kenlee's designs...but I'm sure not liking her snotty attitude. Sheesh that girl needs to learn to nod her head and keep her mouth shut lol

santamaker said...

Hi Squawmama, Mabry's Gamma and Marcie, thanks for dropping by and leaving such nice comments. I do create the Father Christmases that you see on my blog... they have handsculpted faces and are a One of a Kind piece. I am currently working on getting orders filled for this year and once I'm caught up I will make some to possibly put in Etsy or just post some pictures on here that would be available. Check back once in a while and I will try to post some soon. Thanks so much for asking and for your generous compliments on my home.
Be good,
santa

Kristens Creations said...

I did forget to tell you I LOVE your santas! I saw you might put them on Etsy. I just opend my store a few weeks ago. I make wreaths, swags, and 3d frames. I bet your santas would do VERY well. I decorate my first house Nov. 7. She likes hers done early, then just 11 plus my house to go!! It's a lot of work, a few of them take 2 days. I'll take lots of pics! Kristen

Lacey in the Sky said...

Wow! Your house is absolutely beautiful!

1938 Elm Street said...

Your house & decorations are gorgeous! I love the bicycle on your porch, too.
Annabelle

Chris said...

Umm...I'm in love with every inch of your house. It doesn't matter that I haven't seen the rest of it--I'm sold! Such beautiful decorations!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I am totally in love with your GORGEOUS house. Every photo looks just like a magazine photo shoot. Thanks so much for inviting us in for a spell. : )
M.L.

Joy said...

You have a very beautiful home that looks even better (if that's possible) with all of the fall decorations. Thank you for inviting us all in for a tour! It's better than any home show I've been to.

And those heel nippers make me laugh!

Bella Casa said...

Those jack-o-lanterns are too stinkin' cute! lol ;)

Your home is gorgeous, love that fireplace :)

Bella

Darlene said...

What gorgeous fall decorations.....definitely some eye candy in this post!! Thanks for sharing....LOVE it all!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Your house is beyond amazing and beautiful.
I love how you've dressed it up for fall. I could curl up with a book on a comfy chair and be content for hours. So many beautiful things to look at. I have to ask, is the door with the glass panels your front door? I wanted that door to be my front door and my husband said it wasn't practical. I loved it for all the light that would stream in and bless my home. I love all your arrangements!! Thanks for letting me visit.

Bella Casa said...

I would love to know where you bought the lemon topiary and how much you paid (if you don't mind, lol)...because I bought it at a garage sale for $5! It was cream, but I spray painted it a bronzy brown to match my hearth better. So, the lemons came with the topiary, I had wondered about that...how cool that you have one, too :)

Bella

Gray Matters said...

Everything looks absolutely gorgeous! I love your mantle and your front door!

new every morning said...

What a fabulous mantle!

Everything is great!

Your grumpy-old-men-pumpkins made me laugh

Connie said...

Can I come over and sip some hot cider while sitting in your fabulous living room? I think I just got a million ideas while looking at your pictures!

Great job!

Traci said...

Sooooo pretty....I want to move in!!!!

AJ said...

What a gorgeous home you have! Love all your fall decorations and can't wait to see how you decorate for Christmas!!!

Shelia said...

I just wanted to come by and thank you for your concern for us during the hurricane. We're so truly blessed. I'll be posting again soon.

Oh, my, your home is just gorgeous and I love all of your fall decorating. I'll come to your house any ole time!

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Becky said...

What a great place to visit for inspiration. Beautiful fall decor.
You have a beautiful home.
Becky

My Three Girls (The A girls) said...

Our fireplaces are sisters. They are similar. I cannot believe it. Yours is much nicer but I never saw a fireplace like mine before.

i will have to post a photo on my blog.

ann said...

Hello Santamaker.I just wanted to tell you again.I adore your home and your fall dacor.Your decorating is so elegant.Your home has long been one of my very favorites on RMS.I'm so gald you 're on a blog now so we can see more of your home and--get to know you better...Ann

Emily P. said...

Looking at your home makes my heart happy! I found your blog from Kimba's. It looks straight out of a magazine!! I just want to sit out on your front porch and watch the leaves fall while sipping hot cider. Good...no, GREAT job!

Nichole said...

Everything is so pretty! I'd love to walk in, sit down, and just take it all in :o)

Stephanie said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! It looks soo inviting!

Caitlin said...

I love your house!! So beautiful! I am not even sure if I will post my decorations now... :) I loved the song in the background too- PERFECT!! The old men pumpkins are a crack up- where did you get them?
Happy Fall!

Judy said...

Hey "Santa"! This weekend when moving a dresser around in my bedroom I found a picture behind it that I printed off from your RMS space...the room with the blue walls and black and white daybed stuff....I just love the wall color! Can you tell me the name of the color and the brand? Also, is there a better way for me to get to your spaces on RMS cause when I put in santamaker it says "no results"! That's just can't be right....

Thanks girlfriend!

Judy

tardevil said...

Hi Santa,
Another beautiful post! Just dropping by b/c I was in my 2nd home, Home Goods, today on another shopportunity! Saw these turkey dinner and salad plates in a blue Willowish pattern (probably by Johnson brothers) for $9.99 for a set of 4 salads. Wish I had my camera with me to send them over to you. They also had some lovely roosters you might like to add to your "farm". And don't get me started on the Santas and ornaments. I wish you could have been with me! How far are you from Charlotte? (wink, wink). Have a great week!
P.S. You wouldn't be attending the Southern Lady conference in Savannah this coming weekend, would ya? I'd so love to go, but can't make it. ;O( Boo, hoo, hoo!!

Virginia said...

I'm not participating,but I'm going around enjoying all the decorations. So far yours is my favorite. Absolutely gorgeous!
Blessings, Virginia

Cathy said...

You have an absolutely beautiful home and I enjoyed the fall tour. Thank you!

Cathy :)

Elle said...

Holy Cow! You've gone all out, with spectacular results. Your home is to die for. I want to come for tea!

Meghan said...

WoWzers!
Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

Cameo said...

Those pumpkins on the stairs are a crake up! Your home is absolutely gorgeous. You have major decorating talent. Simply breathtaking!

Joy said...

Beautiful decorations! Love the pumpkins on your steps..

tiffany said...

Your house looks great! Good job!

Kimba said...

Oh my word! Your home is stunning! And I love your fall decorations. Especially what you did with the stairs. So cute!

The small arrangements on the stops are a fantastic idea!

Thanks for coming to my party!

Mama said...

simply beautiful! i hope to have a house that pretty one day, how inspiring to see such lovely and festive decor

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Absoulutely beautiful! What more can I say. Jackie

Chari said...

Hello Rose!

Happy...Happy Autumn! My friend, your home may just very well be the most beautiful home I've ever seen all dressed up in all its "Autumn finery"!!! Gorgeous...it's absolutely gorgeous!!! I just love everything but one of my favorites is how you did the sunflower florals cascading over and down the stair railings! (I love those decorative metal railings on your staircase, by the way!) Well, my friend...what a breathtakingly beautiful "Autumn Open House"...thank you so much for sharing it with all of us...I thoroughly enjoyed my tour!!!

Warmest wishes...Chari (Happytodesign)

bj said...

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE, Santamaker...your home needs to be featured in a leading magazine. It is just absolutely BEAUTIFUL and i don't believe I've ever seen a home decorated so much for fall. I can not WAIT to see your CHRISTMAS house !!!!!!!
love, bj

Astrid said...

You have a very lovely dream home. Thank you for sharing! :)

Blueberry Buttons said...

You have a beautiful home. Did you make all the fall decorations yourself? Can you adopt me? lol.
Cheryl

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Gosh, how lovely your home is!! Just perfect for fall decorating! And I love all the special touches, especially the heel nippers (too cute) & those lovely floral arrangements in all the fall colors! Your coffee table & that typewriter are just awesome!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Sincerely,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Pedaling said...

what a beautiful home you have. thanks for sharing it with all of us!

EmBee said...

My what a pretty new look for your blog... So glad I got to see all the fall decor first hand.
:-)

Carrie said...

Your fall decor is very gracious and pleasing...a joy to behold....

decorator101 said...

Just popping in to say a "big" hello... Love the entry to your home.. so rich and so inviting...
hugs ~lynne~

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Love all your fall decor! Those heel nippers are hilarious! :-) Love the bike, too! Susan

French said...

Some of the most beautiful Santa's I have ever seen~~and your home is breathtaking;) French

tardevil said...

Hi Santa,

If you get a chance, and haven't already done so....please stop by and take a look at
http://angelicaccents.blogspot.com/2008/10/computer-problems-company-late-pink.html and then go to her 2007 posts and look at her Christmas decor. Her dining room reminds me of yours. Also, I'm up and running. Visit me at: http://confessionsofa40-somethingmamaqueen.blogspot.com/ Actually...I'm walking...I don't do running! LOL

Myrna said...

Wow! Your home is FABULOUS! I love all the fall decor you did--so warm and homey! You are a big inspiration for me!! ;-)
Thank you for visiting me and your kind comments..the header you asked about was done by the wonderful Miss Tiffany at
wwwbeyondthevintagepath.blogspot.com/
Check out her etsy site for the banners she creates.
Have a wonderful day!!
Blessings,
Myrna

nikkicrumpet said...

Yes!! I am so excited about Project Runway tonight. I love it when it gets to this point. I'm just sorry it's gonna be over soon!

Anonymous said...

Good grief...90 comments???/ I missed this on Fri. but am SOOO glad I just saw it! Thanks for the invitation, I truly enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful decorations! You ahve the gift, for SURE!!! Hugs, Pinky

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

thanks for popping by...I add 'abeachcottage' to my pics by using the text tool in my cameras browser option, really easy, if you've got paintshop or photoshop you can do it in there also, I think there are a couple of online editors too, but more thank likely you'll have it on your computer, let me know if you want help ;-)

Sarah

nel said...

You have a gorgeous home! Thanks so much for sharing, it's been lovely to 'wander through'.

mishebe said...

Where di you get that Rooster lamp? love it. your house is beautiful. mishelle

"Blossom" said...

Oh! My I do remember you from the days of RMS. I remember your curtains. Wow this is great to see you blogging also. Your home is just so stunning and I love everything you have done for fall.
I just started blogging and still trying to get use to it and all the stuff you can do. So glad I stumble on this blog today my friend.
blossom

Tacita said...

People should read this.