Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Downstairs

This year the kitchen looks pretty much like it did last year, but come on in and have a little tour of the house with me if you like before I start packing to head up north.

My old Santa dummy board gets moved around a lot during the Christmas season. The garland got a little more attention than usual this year with the addition of clusters of ornaments. The Mark Roberts fairies are still climbing all over the place though. The colored lights and fairies give it the childlike look that we go for around here.

This year John and I have decided that our present to each other will be new floor covering. This nasty beige wall-to-wall carpet has to go.
Santa and the Nutcracker's keep an eye on the action from the top of the entertainment center. I am looking for a little faux Chippendale chair to replace the children's lawn chair that he is sitting in this year.

In the powder room I added some antique ornaments and sparkly red snow flakes to the silver tray that holds items like Lady Primrose hand cream for the guests.

I am loving these Mariposa guest towel holders this year. They are a good alternative to the wadded up dirty hand towel that tends to look pretty ratty when you get a house full of people.
I hope you enjoyed the tour. Now I need to get upstairs and pack for the trip north so I better get going. Don't work too hard ladies.


  1. Sue,
    Thank you for taking the time to come by and for the Christmas wish. I, too, pray that you and your family will experience the best Christmas ever as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.

    I had a wonderful time in New York and made lasting memories that I continue to remember. Now it seems almost a dream but a sweet one. My husband recorded our appearance on the Today Show as we dropped our gifts in the big Santa bag...

    Your home is absolutely gorgeous! As we say in the south....Southern Living beautiful.

    God Bless....Betty

  2. It is amazing decorations, your home is very beautiful!

  3. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Love all your decorations....Merry Christmas from Houston, TX

  4. Sue, your home is gorgeous! I love the red sofa in your living room! Great colors!

    Your love for your family is quite evident in all of the personal touches that you have made to your home. Everything is perfectly placed and magazine worthy! LOVE the tray in the powder room.

    Have a Very Merry Christmas!


  5. Your house is beautiful. Merry Christmas!

  6. Gorgeous...gorgeous...gorgeous!!! I love everything...but am a little partial to the Mark Roberts fairies...they have invaded my house too;)!!! I may try putting them on my stairs next year...thanks for the inspiration!!!

    I hope you and your beautiful family have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!!! I look forward to sharing the new year with sweet bloggy friend!!!

    Lots of Love!!!

  7. Your home looks warm and welcoming. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  8. Beautiful kitchen. I love your cupboards and countertops.
    Your family room looks so lovely. I love how you decorated it all. Your staircase looks wonderdul. I need to add a few embelliousments to mine.
    Have a safe trip! Merry Christmas!

  9. I want to come over! What a beautiful home you have. You've decorated it so well for Christmas. Love the hall wall paper. Getting some swatches myself. Merry merry to you and yours. xoxo


  10. Your home is just beautiful all decked out for the holidays!! Love it!! I hope you have a Merry Christmas! Kristen

  11. Wow...just gorgeous! Beautiful home and loved how you decorated it for the holidays! I think you are going to love your staircase painted white...can't wait to see the carpet. The C & F inpsiration pic is great! Isn't it wonderful to have it figured you just have to find the carpet. :-) Great pics...enjoyed the tour!

  12. I love all the decorations in your home for Christmas! I want the "bunny art" pieces over your mantel {LOVE}! I also love the santas on the bannister. It's all so beautiful and classic:)


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