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!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Making Spirits Bright..Christmas House Tour Part 1

Holiday Cheers! Welcome to my home, I hope you enjoy the tour....

My handcrafted Father Christmas figures are a special part of the Holiday decor in my home.

Thanks for visiting. Please come back for part II of my Christmas House tour in a couple of days!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm Dreaming of a Red, Blue and White Christmas...

My dining room is one of my favorite rooms to decorate for Christmas, although rather unusual color scheme for the holidays. Here is a peek at my miniature blue and white porcelain tea set I found at one of my "sailin" expeditions.

Would you like a "spot" of tea?

I have enjoyed decorating with my Nandina berries. I have kept the same ones in my blue/white vases for over 8 years!

I love the "freshness" that blue adds when paired with red for Christmas , versus the typical green and red color scheme.

This was the first picture that I posted on Rate My Space... my Great Wall of China...

I found this gorgeous blue and white vintage platter at an antique store in Kennesaw, called Flue the Coop. I fell in love with it, it screamed my name as I passed by it!

Another miniature (thimble sized) teapot...Thanks for coming over to my dining room and have a very patriotic Christmas!

Please visit other beautifully decorated holiday homes at Kimba's Holiday Open House at Asoftplacetoland-Kimba
Also BooMama at BooMama.Net is hosting a Tour of Homes as well as Rhoda at Southernhospitality-Rhoda with Deck the Halls.