Thursday, December 20, 2018

Our holiday home.....

Our purple front door is decorated with a simple wreath, flanked by two artificial trees and a snowman!  All the windows have swags with matching bows:


These 3 Wisemen are almost 2' high and sit atop the china cabinet.  The flower pot is hand painted by Angie Strauss, a favorite artist of mine from Canada:


The dining area in our home is changed occasionally....


....and saw a few changes over the last month...


...the tree is decorated in champagne and gold...


...and santa sits by the tree!


The table is perfect for lunch for two:


The vintage glass cabinet displays one of my favorite collections of Possible Dreams carolers and Santas....


Some of them are over 35 years old!




A Mark Roberts Santa sits on top!


The black and white tree sits on the kitchen counter....


...and another favorite decoration, my Christmas Crate:


My kitchen table opens up to be about 10' long and is perfect for a crowd:


The great room has our traditional tree trimmed with ornaments that bring back memories of many, many years!



The mantle is filled with lots of mercury glass, silver, lights and a tree filled with over 20 years of Swarovski crystal snowflakes and stars....


....and our stockings I made years ago hang on the mantle, waiting to be filled!


A side chest holds red battery operated candles, with candle rings from Grandin Road and star picks from MacKenzie-Childs, that come on each night with a timer...


The coffee table holds a MacKenzie-Childs centerpiece:


Another side table holds an old MacKenzie-Childs snowman and a few coordinating trees


 The guest bathroom has a few simple decorations matching the room's decor....


....as well as one of the guest rooms....


Our home is a ranch that we have lived in for 9 years.  After our girls "flew the coop" we decided to start brand new again after living in our "starter home" for 30 years.  It was a great move for us, only 2 miles away from our first home.  It's cozy, comfortable and is a fun home to decorate for the holidays!

I hope you have a joyous and healthy holiday and that the New Year brings you happiness and many new adventures!



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14 comments:

  1. Patti, your ranch home lives large! It seems to me that having furniture like your kitchen table with expansion capability is key for being able to do that. Being able to have all the trees and decor gives me hope for when we finally do downsize. I love the traditional tree in the FR, and the mantel with all the crystal is just gorgeous. The way you use your MKC throughout is very tasteful, and I like how you showcase your caroler collection. Thanks for sharing. I love seeing my friends' homes! XO

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  2. Thank you for the tour. It was beautiful. So warm and cozy. You have amazing taste and design. I have enjoyed meeting you and purchasing some of your talent. Have a blessed Christmas. ❤️��

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  3. Everything looks perfect in your lovely home Patti. So much work and love have gone into your Christmas decor. I wish I had a table that opened that long! I really need it during the holidays. Have a wonderful Christmas and the best New Year. Thanks for sharing❤

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  4. That purple door!!!!! OMG 😯!!!!! I LOVE IT EVER SO MUCH!!!! How fun!
    Your home is beautiful—I wanna come hang with you! And no doubt there’s snow outside too...I’ve never had a white Christmas in my life😢. Hoping your holidays are so happy!!

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  5. I love a table that expands to 10 feet, we have the same and it does comes in handy for holidays. Your home is lovely, and festively decorated. Wishing you and John much joy and peace. Your friendship is cherished.

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  6. Patti, your home's Christmas decorations are just beautiful. I love all you collectibles mixed in among your MacKenzie-Childs. I think it is a good thing to be able to keep it small or extend for a large group for your dining room. I also love your wise men display and of course the crate. Your main tree is stunning with the Swarovski crystal snowflakes and stars....Thank you for sharing your elegant home tour.........such inspiration for decorating. Merry Christmas Patti.

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  7. Patti, you home is one filled with your special touch. I felt so welcomed when I visited this past summer, and look back on a very special time. You have created a home filled with charm for any season, but this Christmas loving girl is partial to all these Christmas touches. Your trees, mantel, stockings, and table tops all reflect your talent, my friend. May you and your family be filled with joy this Christmas season.

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  8. Pattil. your home looks beautiful. I hope that you and your family have a very happy, healthy new year.

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  9. Your home looks lovely Patti, and I had to smile when I saw your purple entry, that is so you to be creative and different! Of course your love of MKC really shines throughout your home! Have the merriest of holidays!
    Jenna

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  10. Yes your house looks like a magazine spread
    Love the table cloth to the floor
    also I like your MCZ canister set in the red crate decorated so pretty, property od S. Clause

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  11. Of course you know I love the MacKenzie-Childs decorations best, however the carolers are a very close second. I loved seeing your collection!

    Merry Christmas! Your home is beautiful!

    xo,
    RJ

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  12. Patti you have such lovely decorations of all varieties. Every room is perfect. Of course your MC's are the most amazing! I just adore how you use them in decorating everywhere.

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  13. Patti, your home is all decked out beautifully. The MK shines. The dining room looks fabulous. Lovely vignettes are everywhere. Love your trees. A pleasure to see all of your decorations. Soon, we will put away everything and it will look empty. Happy New Year to you and your family. Hugs

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  14. Patti.
    I know we have crossed paths over the years of blogging but when my blog was hacked a few years ago and I had to start a whole new blog, i lost a lot of contacts. I can always tell if I like a blogger based on how they decorate for Christmas because I am a lunatic when it comes to Christmas decorating!! I LOVE how you decorated your home for Christmas!! It definitely appealed to my taste. I am now following you where I can and I have also added your Blog to my Blog rolls on both my Blogs ( I have a Christmas one too). I am so glad that you stopped by to comment because hopefully, I made a new friend!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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