Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Making Spirits Bright..Christmas House Tour ..Part II

Welcome Friends... It's so good to see you! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your friendship and kinship through this blogging journey that we have been taking. I have enjoyed getting to know each one of you and I thank you also for sharing your homes, families, pets, hobbies, decor, tips, recipes, obsessions and opinions with me . I just love coming to visit with you and, it has become a fun part of my day to check your blogs and peer into your worlds. Please forgive me lately, I have been on the go and have not been visiting and commenting as much as I would like. I imagine that in January we will all be in a post- holiday funk and will need to cheer ourselves up with some new and creative ideas !

Please enjoy the tour... the eggnog will be served shortly.



































































































and here's a little something for those of us that might be on the "naughty" list:



I hope you all enjoy the holidays and have a happy and healthy New Year!!

45 comments:

Tootsie said...

it is all beautiful!
you are forgiven for being happy and busy! lol
Merry christmas friend...see you soon

squawmama said...

Wow I really enjoyed your tours of the house and Christmas decorations... Everything is so elegant.... You did such a wonderful job on home... Wishing you and your family the most joyous Christmas... Have a great evening

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Diane said...

OMG Rose, the pillow just got me... hee hee hee....

Your home is so beautiful and thank you for sharing it. You're always such an inspiration with the most beautiful ideas.

Happy Holidays to you and your family! ♥

Diane

Bo said...

This was worth waiting for Rose...
your part 2 home tour...But, please send me the naughty pillow, 'cuz I'm sure Santa might have a bone or two to pick with me!! Merry Christmas sweet lady to you & your loved ones, ;-) Bo

Kathleen Grace said...

Your home is so bright and beautiful! I love your style, thank you for sharing your decorations with us:>)

Chris said...

Just simple beautiful, I love all your Santas and the way you have displayed them. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Love Ya,
Chris

Melissa Miller said...

~Gorgeous~
Have a blessed Holiday. :)

nikkicrumpet said...

Well of course it's STUNNING. But how could not be! I hope you and your family have the most wonderful Christmas ever! Take care and thanks for inviting us into your beautiful home!

Happy To Be said...

Rose I have just loved getting to know you here in Blogland...and just seeing your beautiful home and all your Santa's and doing about your history has been so wonderful for all of us..you have been a real blessing to us..I hope you and your family have a safe and blessed Christmas..and your your really shows the love you have put into it..hugs and Smiles Gloria

salmagundi said...

So many beautiful things to see! I thoroughly enjoy a tour through your inviting home any season of the year. But, it is especially enticing during Christmas time. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Sally

Susan said...

GORGEOUS!!! Everything is simple beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us
(I still think some of those Santa's need to move further down I-75, LOL)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Rose, it is beautiful girl. Your talent is unbelievable. I've enjoyed my Christmas tour of your home. I'm ready for a bit of that egg nog now...
From our home to yours,
Happy Holidays,
hugs ~lynne~

profenretraite said...

Oh Rose...It's all so beautiful. I have to admit that my favorite is the Santa with the CHICKEN!!! So cute! Merry Christmas!...Debbie

laurie said...

Rose, I went through 3 times, and clicked on almost every picture to enlarge it. Everything is absolutely exquisite! You have such style, and I love everything you do! wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. Love ya, laurie

Anonymous said...

Your home is so gorgeous, inside and out! Merry Christmas! puddin07

artis1111 said...

Loved your home!! Just beautiful. Kathy

~♥~ Monica S said...

WOW!
I wish I lived here!! :-)
All so beautiful!

Merry Christmas!
Monica

ann said...

SPECTACULAR.I REALLY LIKE THAT NAUGHTY PILLOW...ANN

Picket said...

Morning girl....I loved the tour! Everything is just jaw dropping eyeball bulging gorgeous! I have never thought to add garland to my 3 tiered plate holder like that...ohhh I love that idea! I wish you & yours a wonderful Merry Christmas dear friend & may this coming New Year be your best so far!

mrsben said...

So many unique treasures! The only thing missing is genuine SNOW...smiles. (We have plenty and I shall be happy to share it.)

Thanks for the Christmas tour of your home as immensely enjoyed it.
WISHING YOU and those who you hold close to your heart, A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A JOYOUS 'n SAFE SEASON. Hugs -Brenda-
"Peace on Earth and Goodwill Towards Men".

Justine said...

Rose, your home looks glorious! But with all those gorgeous Christmas decorations, do you know what my very favorite item is? The feather chicken!! Holy cow that's cute!

The outside of your house is beautiful as well, but don't think I didn't notice you took the pic before all of the wreaths were hung. Heeheehee!

Have a Merry one!

Justine :o )

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I so enjoyed your tour today. Everything is so pretty and festive.Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas !
I'll be back.Love your blog.

mishebe said...

You just give me inspiration. All just so lovely, what a beautiful house. mishelle. Merry Christmas

tardevil said...

Oh, you know I love those Santas & the Santa tree. We have the same Santa golfer ornament...imagine that! LOL! Love the mug collection too! I wish you & yours a very Merry Christmas!

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

*****Your talents for "Santa Making" n' "Making Merry" are countless, Rose~~~ I had T-H-E best "me-time" touring everything!!! ONE "PROBLEM", tho~~~ Now I am "Christmas-inspired" ("again"!) and think "Gee, can we have a replay of yesterday?"~~~ Then I realize that "nope (!), I haven't got the ENERGY for a replay!!!~~~ It's sure been fun, tho, and THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing alllll your talents with us!!! Here's to a wonderful, fun and creative '09!!! Warmest wishes, Linda

Kristens Creations said...

Your home looks just beautiful and Your santas are amazing! Kristen

tam said...

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! We did-Lol! Happy New Year Blogging Buddy!
~Smiles~Tam!

ksarra said...

Hi, your home tour was amazing. I LOVED everything, especially your beautiful Santas. Thanks for sharing, and I'm hoping that your New Year will be the best one ever. "Talk" soon!

Chari said...

Hello Rose...

Just stopping in while taking a little break from cleaning up the Christmas "aftermath"...hehe!!! My house looks like a hurricane went through it! I hope that things are slowing down a bit for you...I sure do understand about the busyness that the season brings!!! I hope that your Christmas with family & friends was wonderful and I'm sending you my very best wishes for the coming New Year!!!

Love ya,
Chari
PS...I just can't tell you how much I enjoyed the tour of your fabulous home in all of it's Christmas finery!!! It's absolutely gorgeous!!!

Charlene said...

LOVED the tour. The first Santa shown in the plaid coat is adorable! They all are cute but he is over the top! Yo home is lovely thank you for the tour. And also enjoyed the Santa mugs. I have a number of them too.

Carrie said...

What a delightful tour... everything is bright and beautiful at your home.

Threeundertwo said...

How fun to find your blog! I love the tour. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lynette said...

Rose - Happy New Year - I've been on "blogcation" myself - spending much needed time with my girl!! Making the rounds today getting caught up with everyone. Hope you had a great Christmas. I can't wait to see what 2009 has in store for us.

Bo said...

OK Rose...you are evidently out having so much fun you don't have time for us bloggers and that's alright...LOL...but I'm coming by to wish you a very happy new year and to tell you I look forward to more blogging fun in 2009!
;-) Bo

Justine said...

Happy new year Rose! I hope your holidays have been fabulous!

Justine :o )

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Rose,I wanted to pop in and let you know how much I've enjoyed getting to know you these past few months.. it has been a blast girl.. looking forward to visiting more in 2009. You're missed sweetie.. can't you come out and play?? Don't tell me you're sitting there hugging the pitcher and keeping it all to yourself..that would just not be right... Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!! hugs ~lynne~

Luv_2_Design said...

Your Santas are beautiful! Happy New Year!

santamaker said...

Hey Chari,
Where o where is your blog?! I was trying to leave you a comment, I sure hope you didn't delete it!
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy and healthy New year!

santamaker said...

Hi "Mom",
Thanks so much for your visit! So glad you enjoyed the Santas. Your home was gorgeous this Christmas, hope your New year is a happy one!

Kristens Creations said...

Your home is so gorgeous, don't you hate to take it all down? I'm in the middle of mine. I hate to see it go, but I'm ready to get everything cleaned and back in order. Thanks for your visit and I hope your new year is off to a great start! Kristen

santamaker said...

Hi Mrs. Ben, thanks so much for your sweet comments. Always enjoy seeing your face!

artis1111 said...

Love your Christmas decorations! The tree is beautiful!. Thanks for stopping by today. Kathy

Susan said...

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Susan said...

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carolinajewel said...

WOW! I loved seeing your Christmas decor! Thanks for sharing!!!