Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Christmas in my home.....

Here are a few photos of our Holiday Home....

...our tree is filled with special ornaments from the past 40 years, and each one comes with a story.  They are from the children when they were little, souveniers from our many travels, family treasures, and special gifts....

...there are even a few from my childhood!!

My dining area is an open room and the holiday decor is in neutral colors.  The Swarovski Crystal tree is above the china cabinet surrounded by mercury glass trees.  The other cabinet holds my collection of Possible Dreams Santas and Carolers....

....a collection I began over 30 years ago!

The tree has some hand painted bulbs and lots of gold...

This year I placed my black and white tree on the mantle, alongside a snowman riding a reindeer!

A simple M-C floral and fruit arrangement sits on the other side of the room:

This little corner has my favorite picture of Santa....

....a new MacKenzie-Childs holiday arrangement...

...and a few little M-C holiday decorations:

Plates and picks are always set up on the bar, ready for an impromptu afternoon snack:

The coffee table sports candles draped in greens and berry candle rings from Grandin Road:

The cedar chest is in the entryway.....

....with a new cloche I got this year from Pottery Barn, and the cutest fluffy wool reindeer and battery operated lit tree:

The mercury bulbs are draped around a M-C spray and a jolly little Santa:

My Mark Roberts Elf sits by the spa tub in our bathroom....

....and this pretty arrangement sits on the counter of the guest bathroom:

I am looking forward to a joyful holiday and wish you the very same!

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. I don't always comment but I do stop by your home looks so lovely

  2. Oh, Patti, I think this is the first time I've seen more than one room at a time, and it looks so pretty! Your mantel is unique with that deep shelf and window behind it. I think you;ve had your Swarovski tree there in the past, yes? Love the way you keep your traditional tree and then move other things around for a fresh look. That entry is my favorite vignette! Love that little cloche and all the CC contrasted against the white. Those little Mark Roberts fairies always catch my eye. I love their impish grins.
    Merry Christmas, Patti!

  3. Patti, your home looks festive and welcoming. I love a traditional Christmas tree filled with special memories. Ours is the same ~ some from childhood, others gifts from friends (including a few from you), special ones brought back from travels, and beauutiful MKC ornaments collected through the years.
    Like Rita, I like the entry vignette with your fluffy reindeer. He has great personality!!!
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Everything looks so beautiful Patti, without being overdone or cluttered. Just my taste. You've done such a great job with your Christmas decor. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

  5. Patti,
    Popping in to wish you a very Merry Christmas and tell you how lovely,traditional and festive your home is!

  6. Patti, it's all gorgeous!! Merry Christmas to you and yours. ;)

  7. Just beautiful Patti. I love the new MC arrangement. You always have something clever and your MC tree and table just make me droll. Everything is lovely.

  8. I love seeing how everyone decorates their homes for Christmas, and my favorite part of yours is the dining area sparkling with white, silver and gold...of course black and white checks everywhere makes me smile, so many MKC pretties! Merry Christmas Patti!

  9. Patti, your home looks so festive and traditional. Love your tree, filled with a lifetime of memories. Ours is the same, our son's home made gifts to us and those from family, friends and travel. Love your Swarovski Crystal tree and the black and white. I will scroll back through so I won't miss a thing. Merry Christmas Patti.........