Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Peek into my Holiday Home

I will fully admit that I love walking or driving around at night and sneaking a peek into the windows of well lit homes. I especially love to see everyone's Christmas trees shining out. Here is a little peek into my home and some of the little corners I've done up for the holidays. I just recently found these at a great thrift shop in Vermont... They were $20 which is a steep price tag as far as my thrifting habits go but I just had to have these... and they are my size! They are a bit uncomfortable but they do make quite a fashion statement. I guess I'll just enjoy fresh cut holly in them for now.

This is our tree for 2008... a gloriously fat Fraser Fir. I honestly don't know how my daughter ever talked my husband into this tree. Every year he grumbles that we are going to get a fake tree but he knows better. They went and chopped it down together and the thing weighs so much we could barely get it into the house. I went out to the hardware store and got some eye bolts and wired it right into the studs in the wall because if this tree goes down, it's not coming back up! It is beautiful though and easily handles all of our decorations. I just need to remember to water it twice a day because it is sucking up water like crazy.
Above... look at my Christmas cactus blooming away. How does it know?... just miraculous!

This is our mantle with the same red and white cloth I used for Thanksgiving. I used a lot of the little pinecone gnomes and nutcrackers that haven't come out of their boxes in a few years. That giant pinecone was given to me by my mother who picked it up in California. When we got it, it was totally closed, very heavy and looked like a solid sculpture. I put it on our mantle for decoration. One evening we heard a sharp pop, pop, popping sound coming from the living room. It was the pinecone opening up and shooting its seeds across the room like firecrackers! It was wild... I just love this pinecone but can you imagine something this heavy falling on your head!

This is my little white "Martha" tree. I got it at K-mart several years ago from the Martha Stewart collection and it is very pretty and easy to decorate with the tiny glass ornaments.

Here is a little collection of the snowmen made through the years. They are having their annual reunion. You can see that we had a lovely dusting of white fluffy snow last night if you look out the window. I hope it lasts so we can have a white Christmas.

This crepe pointsettia wreath was made recently from a kit that my kids gave me last Christmas. I love the way it turned out. Happy Holidays and Comfort and Joy to you all!


Heather said...

Your home is beautiful! I love all the cozy details. The picture on the mantle is lovely--- and how crazy about that pinecone?? You should have planted the seeds to see if you could grow a massive pinetree in the backyard ;)

Sea Angels said...

I have loved looing at your beautiful pictures, each one is full of delights. I am so envious of your superb trees both natural and small and your eclectic collection of Christmas pretties.
Do you remember I said we should do a swop...why don't we organise a 'Snowman Swop' your gorgeous snowmen have inspired me, can you just imagine what fun we could have..what do you think??
Hugs Lynn xx