Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Decking the Halls, Three More Rooms

The Christmas music is blaring as I go between computer and kitchen! Lizzie will be your guide!

You've seen the living room. Check out "Christmas" in the family room, kitchen and office.


My family room is one of the main reasons I chose this house. The pine walls remind me of the cottage and while the fireplace isn't currently functional, it still adds a warm feeling to the room. It's one reason why my mantel is a bottlebrush forest -- it just seems to fit here!


This tree I call the "Mom" tree, because it has ornaments that either she collected or made or things I know she would choose if she was doing that tree herself. My dad made the gingerbread tree topper, back in our days of having a contest to wrap a gift in the most original way!


Lizzie's feeding station is at the window, where she can watch the birds, so of course she needed a cat tree!


And beside that on the window seat, a selection of faux greens with little lights within to brighten things up at night.


Opposite the fireplace is the little dry sink I found for a ridiculous price at a garage sale one year. It matches some of my other Hitchcock furniture and makes me smile! On the top is a swag made at Southern Exposure with one of my favorite Santas and a tree that has some of my felties.

 I wish I had hanging tags on the rest of the felties! Or a few I'd sent away this Christmas.

Here's another look at my feltie friends.


Here's that Super Santa. Isn't he rustic and fun? This room feels like my "up north" room.

 The family room bumps up to the very tiny kitchen. Rick just rehung my rack above the sink. The silver bells at the top come from a friend who has sent one each year for decades. 


And the creamer and sugar was a hostess gift for a Cork Poppers party once. I had to stick in a few of my many bottlebrush trees here!


It's fun doing holiday vignettes! 

On the other side of the room is the baking rack safe and the shelf-that-should-be-hung-but-sits-atop-the-microwave. Hey, real life.


A few of my Santas have found their homes on the rack above the micro. 

There's a small hot cocoa/tea/sweets spot. (I replenish the M&Ms often!)


The face on this fellow reminds me of one of my friends!


And my friend Kate's bird calendar is flanked by more tiny trees.


  More of my favorite holiday friends are on the baking rack.

I was thrilled the day I found the teapot for my Spode Christmas dishes!

And this fellow was a craft show find about 30 years ago.

 

Ready for baking!

 

Finally, a quick look at my little office. Again, very bad lighting!

  Another Vintage by Crystal figure, under glass!

Two small trees are in this room. The small blue one was a steal at Home Goods.

This has been around a little longer!

Your guide, Lizzie, is hunkered down by her bowl, waiting to be served.


Till next time, Be Merry.

46 comments:

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, you have a beautiful and extensive collection of Christmas. I love your trees and vignettes..l could not possibly pick a favorite. Your home is warm, cozy, and inviting. I know it brings you much joy. Wishing you and Rick a most wonderful Christmas Season!

Yvonne said...

Wow! You really go all out for Christmas. I love that. I used to decorate every room of the house, but with some health issues, it is the living room, dining room, and a little bit in the bedroom for now. Lizzie is such a sweet member of your family. Wishing you a very happy holiday season. Take care.

Joanne Huffman said...

Delightful!Cheery and merry to behold.

William Kendall said...

Quite well decorated.

L said...

I’m living vicariously through your decorating๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘❤️

Susie said...

Merry Christmas Jeanie. I enjoyed seeing all the pretty and interesting things you have put out for the holidays. Blessings to you and Rick. xoxo, Susie

Mae Travels said...

Such a beautiful collection of meaningful objects! I just love all the differently themed trees, especially the one with your parents' collections.

be safe... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Prims By The Water said...

So merry and festive. I am sure you and Lizzie are enjoying the decorations! Janice

Sandra Cox said...

Look at that Lizzie!
Walking through your house would be like walking through a winter wonderland;)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm always impressed by the attention to detail you show when you decorate for the holidays. I couldn't bring myself to go all out this year, but I love your various vignettes and areas you chose to add a bit of Christmas cheer. I especially love your mom tree. Oh heck, I love it all, dear Jeanie.

Sami said...

Wow Jeanie, your certainly love to decorate for the Christmas season. Love all your little vignettes around the house.
Enjoyed your "Christmas reimagined" post too.
We are having a smaller celebration this year, with no overseas visitors this year and some of my local friends also going away on holidays over Christmas, so we will have only 9 or 10 around the table. But it's still good and we have to be thankful for being health and a Covid free state.
Wishing you and Rick a wonderful Christmas and may you soon be able to have a big celebration with your grandkids and other friends.

roughterrain crane said...

The atmosphere you have made up is excellent and full of happiness.
Merry Christmas!

My name is Erika. said...

This post, like your last decorating one, is a treat. I have a couple of bottlebrush trees on my mantel, and you've inspired me to get some little balls to put on them. I guess for next year. I love your Hitchcock dry sink, and the rocking chair too. I have my grandmother's Hitchcock chair. Can even get them anymore I wonder? I love seeing all your trees too. You are ready to go now I am guessing. Enjoy and merry Christmas until next post. Hugs-Erika

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Merry Christmas, Jeanie! It looks like you have so much fun setting all your little trees and ornaments around the house. Do you keep them up for a while in January, too? -Jenn

Valerie-Jael said...

I get the feeling that you like decorating! Hugs, Valerie

ashok said...

Lovey decorations! Merry Christmas!

Joyful said...

Everything is nice and cosy. I can't get over how much you decorate for the festivities. Good for you!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Jeanie

Your places is just beautiful and festive. The Mom tree is beautiful, lovely memories. Your decorations are just joyful. Lizzie looks cute, waiting patiently for her food. Take care, enjoy your day! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Jeanie, do you think there might be just the teeniest, weeniest bit of overkill here?

La Table De Nana said...

Can you imagine the joy of the Littles being there? Next year!!Joie de vivre..your middle names:)

Lynne said...

Oh my . . .
And you have done all that with a sore back?
Looks like Holly Jolly Christmas . . . for sure.
(Dismantling entered my mind this morning!)

The French Hutch said...

Oh please tell Lizzie how much I enjoyed this tour. I am smiling at your love of bottle brush trees, Why, because I love them as well. My kitchen is full of them. Jeanie, you have so many sweet collectibles and I love how you display them in your darling home. Your mom tree is so special, I should do one of those. And, I love you have the tree for Lizzie! Your felt animals are so sweet, they are displayed so lovingly. I think your home is so Christmasy,. I'm so sorry your sweet grands can't be there with you, oh how their eyes would light up! Merry Christmas dear Jeanie...........

thepaintedapron.com said...

Things are looking very Merry and Jolly at your house Jeanie! I'm so glad you've been able to decorate and enjoy the magic of the season!! Merry Merry Christmas!
Jenna

Deb said...

It all looks so festive, Jeanie. Merry Christmas to you, Rick and your growing family.
Love, Deb,the retired guy, Wilson and Cora.

Martha said...

You sure do go all out with the decorating and it is all so beautiful. It truly feels like a wonderland, I love it! Have a blessed Christmas!

gigi-hawaii said...

You have so many wonderful things in your beautiful home! Great to look at them all.

Susan Kane said...

Mom! Great name for a tree.

Your home is filled with such happiness. Merry Christmas!

Sandra at Maison De Jardin said...

Hi Jeanie. I have 4 things to say.
1) YOU ARE AMAZING!
2) If we were not involved in Covid - you should give a home tour.
3) I love your home and everything you have shown.
4) Your home should be a Hallmark Christmas movie. Titled, "The Christmas Jeanie and Miss Lizzie."

Wishing you, Rick, and Miss Lizzie a wonderful Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, New Year!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You are surrounded by memories and love!

Divers and Sundry said...

I enjoyed your open house :) and love how festive everything is. You look like you're in the Christmas spirit. I understand why that room convinced you to buy the house. I'd feel the same way. So cozy, and the fireplace is wonderful.

Happy Christmas Eve Eve

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Beautiful! Your home is perfect holiday cheery and bright! The feltie tree melts the heart. Merry Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Every time I scroll by the first photo, it feels like a Christmas card.

Gemel said...

WOW, beautiful, you really have a very festive home.

Sandra Cox said...

That last pic would make a wonderful Christmas card.
Happy Holidays, Jeanie;) Thanks for the card! Loved it.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How can you help but be merry surrounded by such cheer? Thanks for adding to mine. Merry Christmas!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Everything is so bright and cheery - Merry Christmas!

Rain said...

Hi Jeannie! :) I'm living through you this season with your beautiful decorations! I've done NOTHING....your hearth is beautiful and I love your apron!!! Merry Christmas!!!

Iris Flavia said...

OK. I REALLY did turn on my fake fireplace seeing yours :-)
My family - and now my Brother have/had real ones and I was always afraid of this (hence a digital one).
I truly love your Mom-tree! And the cat one, ohhhh :-)
Oh, so much fun stuff and the teapot!!
LOL, looks like a lille Henry with a tree on his butt underneath that pic!
Thank you, Jeanie and Lizzie for the show! Be Merry!

Polly said...

Merry Christmas to you Jeane, and to Ric and Lizzie x

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

Each room of your home is more festive than the next. I'm sure you beam from ear to ear each time you pass by your lovely decorations.

Nikki - Notes of Life said...

Your place looks amazing! Such a Christmas wonderland! Thanks for showing us around :)

Marilyn Miller said...

Lizzie, you were such a good guide and everything looked so festive and wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us. Merry, merry!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

This was a fun tour and thanks to,Lizzie for the look around. Your home looks festive and cozy and surely is your happy place, Jeanie.

Lowcarb team member said...

One word!
F A B U L O U S.

All the best Jan

Barb said...

I had to visit here to see the REST of the decorations! Now, I think we'll take ours down this week. I've enjoyed them so much! I'll especially miss the glow from the tree in the darkness before dawn.

Naush said...

Jeanie, I love how special you home looks with all the small and big Christmas decor items. I love how you narrate a tiny relevant story behind all the little creations. Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Linky Party. Wishing you a healthy and safe 2021.
Naush

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