Christmas at my house 2009

I love Christmas!  I love decorating my house with all the Christmas things that I have collected.  It is all done now and I would like to share it with you.  We will begin at the Front Door.

 I love the fresh wreaths at Costco and usually just hang mine from an ivory satin ribbon but this year I found this tin reproduction post card plaque so it adorns it this year.

As you walk in the Entry you are greeted by the banister going to the downstairs.

Across from the railing is a black chest where I change the arrangement according to the seasons.

This Christmas I took my lead from Pottery Barn and used glass, mercury glass, silver and snow in all the vignettes throughout the house.

To the right is the Livingroom

This is on the coffee table.  I like to showcase my antique glass ornaments so I put them in these hurricanes.

I couldn't get a good shot of the whole mantel so it is here in two pictures.

Across from the mantel is a tall cabinet that is called a Summer Kitchen.

I use it as a library and hang some favorite handmade pieces from the keys to the doors-like tassels.

This little Christmas angel hangs out on the shelf of the Summer Kitchen along with this Red truck carrying a few more antique ornaments.

Now, on to the Kitchen.

This built-in cabinet changes at this time of year to hold my red glassware and Christmas plates in the shelves.

The pegs are a good place for Christmas mugs.

This whimsical cake plate is new and was snagged at TJMax in October for $19.99.  I saw it in a catalog since then for $99.00! (Oh, how I love a bargain!)   Now, on to the Dining table.

Again more silver, pewter, bells and snow in the punch bowl.

The Family Room Christmas tree. Notice the cute little cradle by the tree. (It is the same one on my header) I use my glass ornaments on the tree that I have used for years and still love. They were originally purchased at a Walgreen's that was going out of business.

Years ago I found some crystals from an old chandelier so I put them on our tree that year.  Now, when I find more at yard sales or antique shops I add them to my collection.  I like the way they reflect the lights of the tree and room. The gold and white balls were a Martha idea I did--dipped them in a mixture of paint and water to make them marbleized.

This is the family room mantel.  Again it is in the white- snow, glass and mercury glass candle holders and greenery.

One last little reading corner where I keep seasonal pillows.  The grandchildren love to come and rearrange the letters on the shelf.  I never know what words are going to be spelled out there.  They have fun surprising me!

I leave you today with this Christmas angel's prayer.  I hope you have enjoyed this Christmas tour.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!
  I am linking up to the following Home Tours.  Check them out to see lots of great Christmas decorating ideas.



Nicole said...

Very pretty! I love all the details in your decorations. Merry Christmas!

southerninspiration said...

It all looks gorgeous...I have that same red polka dotted runner! Love it!


jenjen said...

Your home is always gorgeous - especially at Christmas! So pretty!


Marie said...

Jean, I have loved this Christmas tour of your home and your beautiful decorations! How wonderful! You have many stunning and beautiful pieces. I just loved them all! I wish you could come here and decorate my home! xxoo

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Just Goregeous! I wish I could stop by for a cup of tea!

Merry Christmas!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the use of the snowy theme...everything looks festive and pretty! I really enjoyed my tour.


brooke said...

Your house is my favorite so far. I especially love what you did with the Costco wreath on the front door. Awesome.

Darlene said...

I'm so glad you stopped by so I could find you!! I absolutely LOVE your beautiful home and decorations!!! Everything looks so inviting and beautiful. I put myself as a follower so I could come back again. LOVE it!!!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Hi, stopping by from the Inspired Room tour. Love your decorating. Great vintage ornaments in the glass vase. I love all the natural elements and the mantel too. Thanks for sharing. I became a follower so I can get your blog updates in my sidebar. I'm off to check out more of your blog. Merry Christmas.

dee dee said...

Your home looks so beautiful! Love each special decoration so lovingly placed throughout your home! Dee Dee

Cindy said...

Lots of lovely over here! The whites with the mercury glass vignettes are stunning.

Thanks for stopping over at cottage instincts :)

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful, I adore that cake plate, must pay closer attention on my next visit to TJmax, just love that store.I love the way you have place everything, so warm and inviting.

Karen said...

Oh, it all looks so pretty!

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alyssa said...

your house is beautiful!

illini89 said...

your holiday pictures are beautiful! I love the cake platter! And even moreso the price!!! It would go along so well with my whimsical cake platter!