Wednesday, December 12, 2007

What I like about My holiday home

Welcome to my Holiday Home as part of the blog party hosted by Karla's Cottage. If you want to surf some holiday homes take a peek at her post: What I like about my Holiday Home blog party. I'll be busy tonight and tomorrow with peeking into every one's homes for Christmas Cheer. Well, it's time to share my Holiday Cheer and home with all of you.

Here is my entry way to my home. It's kept very simple. Just some small lighted trees in my urn planters. Add a string of garland over the door and my wreath.

I love these little trees. We just bought Pre-lighted artificial trees and put them in my urns. I use colored lights on my wreath and trees. Mainly because we put a candle in every window in the front of our home.

Here is a photo of our house at Night. Our home is a colonial style home. The traditional thing to do with Colonial homes is to put the candles in each front facing window. This is what we do. Thus, why I put a little bit of color to my trees and wreath. Otherwise, it would be too much WHITE lights. This seems to be a good contrast. We opt to not put lights on the house roof or in the shrubs. Just try to keep it easy and simple. My Dh loves that! No climbing on the roof!!!

Another view of the outside of our home. This time a wonderful snowfall pix. These photos are a couple years old already. Nothing has changed except for our front lantern lights on our home.

Another view during the daytime. Along with the candles we add some wreaths to each window of the front of the home. I've seen some colonial style homes do this wreath business in every window and so wanted to do that. Now I have but this year..........we opted to go with just the candles. Nice thing ..........can change it up every so often.

If you want to take an even closer detailed look inside. I have some links from last years posts. I made post last year of every holiday room. So thought I would just link it here instead of re posting it all. Come on inside and have a cup of hot coffee and or tea and take a look around.

Kitchen, Hallway/Entry, Family Room

Dining Room

Aaron's Christmas Tree(Slide show)

Here some more images: Love Holiday Candles and these Bed and bath candles are really FUN!

More FUN Christmas Cheer Below

Gotta love PRESENTS in the holiday HOME. I wrapped these two presents to my Sister Franny and My Brother Paul. I wrapped them in true scrapbook style.~ha! Maybe tearing technique is better left to a scrapbook page huh? LOL! Either way it was FUN!

Decorating the dog is even more FUN~ha! I was lucky enough to get these photos of Muffin tonight after she got back from the groomer(Muffin regular groomer lady is still around...hasn't moved yet because she couldn't sell her home-thus another grooming appt. by sandy-YEAH)! I love the poinsettia bows and festive!

Below is my Holiday Area of my kitchen.............I kept various goodies and treats in Christmas dishes here in this spot. Aaron loves the Frosty the snowman and Rodolph light up wood characters. These were some of my first ever Christmas decor.

Thanks for looking at my holiday home. Enjoy the rest of the blog party and remember if you got down a comment to let me know you were here. Merry Christmas and Holiday from our house to YOURS.

PS-Check back tomorrow for another blog party. I'll be posting my holiday treats and more random fun things.


wanderlustandpixiedust said...

Your home looks so inviting and cozy. Give Muffin a hug for me!

Sandy said...

OMG everything looks so wonderful! I laughed so hard when I saw Muffin with Hollys around his ears..toooo cute! Thanks for sharing pix of your Holiday Home!

Sandy Claus;O)

Sugar Bear said...

Your home is so warm and inviting. Muffin is adorable! She is too cute! I love the wreathes on your windows - that is one of my favorite ways to decorate the outside of the home.

Scrappy Jessi said...

darling!!! and you puppy i s adorable!! so festive.

Marina Capano said...

Hi!!! thank for your comments in my blog!! I nice to meet you, too!
I love your word in spanish..SUPER!!!! Do you speaking spanish???
I love it all in your blog! you dogs so cute!!!!!
Marina xo xo
Feliz navidad y año nuevo!

Southern Heart said...

What a beautiful and festive home! Everything is so pretty. I especially love the snowfall photo, and your doggy is adorable!

xo, Andrea

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

It all just looks lovely! Muffin is the best!!
Merry Christmas!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh how pretty your home is, love that entry! And Muffin is so stinking cute I can't stand it!

Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my place!

Nice to meet you, Merry Christmas!

Stephanie said...

Your home is so warm & inviting! Love all your collections. The exterior is beautiful, too. I have lots of Terrys Village items myself. Muffin is such a doll! Thanks for sharing & please stop by my holiday home!

Merry Christmas!
Angelic Accents

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Your house is so darn festive..inside and out. Even the dog is decked out and adorable. Well, Santa will be sure to visit you first! Susan

MNScrapbookmom said...

Your home is so lovely. I love those wreaths. Makes me wish I had more front windows. (and a bigger house for that matter)Anyways...Muffin is so adorable !!!
Happy Christmas... ¥

Monica said...

Your home is GORGEOUS inside and out! I love your entry way outside!
Dartling little puppy all decked for the holidays and I LOVE LOVE your snowman TREE!
Thanks for sharing and happy Holidays !

Lori said...

your home looks so lovely...the pic with the snow falling is gorgeous:)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Your home looks like it should be on the front of a holiday card! Just beautiful and your little puppy is a cutie pie :)


Alison Gibbs said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. Love all of the photos on the post. How cute is Muffin!

María Elena said...

Beautiful your ornaments.The view the outside of your home snowfall is wonderful.

vickie said...

Muffin is adorable, I have a chihuahua, Margarita, which I will show tomorrow. Your home is beautiful!

Miss Sandy said...

That snowy night scene of your home with the flag illumed by the lights is picture perfect, it should be a postcard! Your decor is so pretty! Happy Holidays, Miss Sandy

Liz said...

Your house looks great. I love the wreaths on the windows. Your dog might be one of the cutest things I have ver seen!
Merry Christmas

Alexia said...

LOve your house!!! I love how you've done the front door area, it is very classy and elegant. And Muffin is a delight. I wanted to decorate our weenie dog but he wasn't having any of that.

Thanks for visiting me too, and a Merry Christmas!

Joy said...

Oh the snow pic is lovely! Your home and decorations are lovely and your puppy - TOO CUTE!

Wilbur would love to come and play! ;)

Thanks for your visit!


She'sSewPretty said...

Your home is beautiful! I love all of the candles in the windows!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Oh the picture of your home in the snow is just beautiful! Everything inside looks so warm and cozy! THank you for visiting me today too! Merry Christmas!

Fete et Fleur said...

Oh My! Your home is a dream home! What a blessing. Thanks for stopping by.

Merry Christmas!

Beth Leintz said...

I love the classic look of your house with a candle in every window. Whenever I drive by house with candles in the window it makes me smile!

Speaking of smiles- your puppy is adorable!

jen said...

That's a lot of work! Just postin' about it, let alone all that decorating! Yowzers! I'm so impressed. It all looks beautiful and well thought out. And that doggie--priceless!

The Rose Room said...

I love your home, the candles in the windows and Muffin who does not really look very impressed! Merry Christmas and Blessings - Rachael

Jeanne said...

Muffin is so cute decked out in her holiday attire. Everything looks wonderful. Can't believe you have presents wrapped already. I haven't even finished shopping yet!

Danielle said...

WOW Pauline...your house looks BEAUTIFUL!!!! Inside and out :)

I love Aaron's Looney Tunes tree ~ it's so perfect...I bet he just ADORES it :D

Danielle said...

Goofy me...I forgot to mention how CUTE Muffin looks!!! What a little cutie :) All ready for Chrismtas!!!

Mary said...

Oh, how lovely your home looks with al the snow! Love your decorations, and Muffin, too!

Heartinmyhand said...

Lovely home. I love all the wreaths in the windows. And what's not to love about Muffin:)

hoganfe handbags said...

Thank you for that lovely and enchanting holiday tour - you have a real talent for decorating! Muffin is so yummy!

Your sweet comments on my holiday home is appreciated !

Carrie said...

Thanks for stopping by my holiday home. I have enjoyed visiting yours very much.

Natasha Burns said...

Oh my goodness your home is amazing! The door!!! wow!!! Just everything! Muffin is so gorgeous!

jenn said...

Everything looks just fairytale chrismtas like! love it!