Friday, December 12, 2008

Welcome to...

Hello dear friends, thank you so much for stopping by today! I'm thrilled to be a part of Maria's Holiday House Party. I will be showing you a portion of my favorite decorations from my formal living room. I hope you enjoy them!
This is the "big" tree. I have several slim trees that I put up around the house, but this girl is the big show off that makes the front window her home. My formal living and dining rooms are in shades of purple, so I use pale candy colored ornaments to complement the surroundings.
Here are some close ups of favorite ornaments.
I've been collecting Christmas goodies since I was a little girl.
I went through a phase of collecting Santas. This little guy is right at home with the pastels.
Ooh, and I LOVE stars and hearts!
This is the corner to the left of the big tree. Dear Santa, I need a wide angle camera lens please. LOL!
This is where the little Cody Foster houses landed.
Oh yes, and here are the jars as promised. Hey no eye rolling allowed, it is Christmas you know.
You wanted to see them up close right?
This one is my favorite. Gotta love that little pink house!

Thank you so much for stopping by today for my mini tour. If you missed seeing the traditional green and reds of Christmas, then pop back over on Monday for part two of the home show. A girl has to mix it up a little bit. We wouldn't want things to get boring now would we?


Recycled Rita said...

No eye rollin from me! It all looks beautiful! Love the little house in the glass jar with the bottle brush tree!

Scrappy Jessi said...

I love it!!!
great job!!
i just added my basement, i forgot.

Sandy Michelle said...

Ooo I love the shabby decor- especially the houses and bottle brush trees! That first ornament caught my eye! Just lovely!

Sandy Claus;)

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Love it, Melissa.

Valerie said...

I love it.

The formal dining room tree with the purples is gorgeous.

Your jars are great too.


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Everything is simply stunning!! I love it all. Especially that white cabinet in the corner. I use the felt snow drops on my cabinet fronts, too! Your mantle & tree are incredible. And the apothecary jars are a MUST!! Mine have a special place just for the holidays. I'll be posting mine for a party on the 15th, so please stop by!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

obsessed scrapbooker said...

Beautiful tree! Gorgeous decorations, what a pleasure to the eye!

Jean said...

I love all your jars. Just don't think you can have too many of them Beautiful Christmas decorations. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Jean in Virginia

Joy*The Vintage Rabbit said...

What a beautiful home you have!!

Merry Christmas!!

Smiles, Joy~

natalea said...

this is all soooooo gorgeous!

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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just adore all your decorations. They are lovely.

I will have a giveaway on my Friday post.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh, I so enjoyed your beautiful home decorated for Christmas!!
I am happy to see I am not the only one that decorates different rooms in completely different color schemes!! Some rooms are pretty and pink, others are more traditional red and green ~ the best of both worlds!!
Merry Christmas!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful pastels in here! I did this too, this year in our family room. Still lots of blues, burgandies, etc. in other rooms, but plenty of pinks in the family room & our bedroom!

I love everything you've displayed. Especially that white cabinet in the corner with your sparkly houses in it!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents