Dec 11, 2007

It's Time!

...for Karla's "What Do you Love About Your Holiday Home" party! You can click on all of the photos for a closer look.


Santa's already here...



...and so are his reindeer! (do they look surprised to you?)



They've brought some old toys...



Which I'm sure Wilbur will love to get into...(he's already ate a large feather ornament of mine)



Luckily he hasn't knocked down my feather tree(s) yet!







Here is that HO HO HO banner I made last week...



And the holiday birdcage now sits underneath my home made ornament mirror...



Our cream cupboard is all decked out in white...



...and guess what my sister ended up giving me? :)



Love this old silver tinsel tree, almost Charlie-Brown like!



Another old-style Santa hides out in and amongst the silver...



The window above my sink is all decked out with vintage Santas and pixie elves. And look, the snow started to fall for a nice backdrop. Thanks Mother Nature!



Here is our main tree this year, decked out the those quadruple lights...



This smaller tree is called a Cashmere tree because it has a soft cream color on the tips...



Hope you enjoyed the tour! But wait, one more thing, our holiday decorating just isn't complete without Santa stuck in the chimney!



I have to laugh at this pic below because when hubby finished putting up all of the lights on the outside of the house and turned them on, he realized they were blinky lights. And crazy blinky lights at that - they go all willy-nilly so that's why in the pic it looks like some are blown out! I just have to laugh. Although I am not a big fan of the blinking lights I am sure the kids who see them are - so up they'll stay. (for this year at least!)



Thanks for stopping by and visiting! If you have time, please feel free to leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you! :)

60 comments:

Tara said...

How festive! What a joyous home!

The Paris Apartment said...

You are too much! Love your ornament mirror and that silver tree!! Thanks for the beautiful tour :)

Beth Leintz said...

Pretty pretty- I especially love that cream cupboard and all the wonderful goodies in it- I had to click that picture to enlarge it and pour over all the details!

Sugar Bear said...

What a beautiful home! I laughed when I saw your comment on Karla's blog - I have lots of photos too! That is too funny about your lights but I bet they look wonderful!
Hugs,
Karla (another Karla!)

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Oh Joy i dont know where to start ! Your trees are beautiful, i loooove the Ho Ho Ho banner and your cream cupboard looks amazing all dressed in white. I think my favourite is the snow in the background of that photo but, how gorgeous and well timed, it looks like something from a magazine.
Love it all...
and heres hoping your tree stays upright and Wilbur free ! LOL

xo
Shannon

daisy cottage said...

Everything is so beautiful! I loved it all! Merry Christmas!

xo,
Kim
deardaisycottage.typepad.com

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Gorgeous! Simply beautiful. Always a JOY to see your creations and your holiday decorations are no exception!

ArtsyMama said...

Hello! What a party! Your home is absolutely lovely. Love the ho ho ho banner. Too cute!! I've posted pics of mine too. Come for a visit:)
Cheers
Kari

LivingTheLife said...

Your decorating has inspired me...and I just THOUGHT I was through with decorating the house. I loved the silver tinsel tree along with all the others...but the way you placed that on a mirror surrounded by other silver pieces is where I found some new inspritation for my dining room....Thanks for sharing...love all your things and all the goodies you have out for this time of year...spreading holiday cheer...

blessings...
Teresa

SoCal Muchacha said...

It's official, chica, you need to do a VIDEO BLOG!!! The pictures just tease us--we need to see it all in one fell swoop via video. And of course I want to see my Wilbur in action. ;)

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Oh I love the little tree too! Your big tree is amazing also! Very pretty pics here!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

What a Holiday House party! I loved all your vintage santas! So jealous for the snow! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Happy Holidays!

Toodles-
Sarah

She'sSewPretty said...

Your home is gorgeous! Thanks for letting us visit!

hoganfe handbags said...

OMG so pretty fun and festive!! I have started getting my party pics up stop by when you catch a moment!
Mary

Cathy said...

Joy, it is all so beautiful and I especially loved your vintage toys and elves. Merry Christmas!

Cathy :)

The Rose Room said...

Your decorations and trees are GORGEOUS, love the feather eating pooch and Santa and the blinky lights! Merry Christmas and Blessings - Rachael - xo

Kirst said...

Joy, what can I say, can I come and live with you, every thing and I mean every thing I see is so heart warming and beautiful, I carn't just comment on one thing, LOVE your work!

Warmest blessings

Kirstie
Adeline Country Cottage

Alison Gibbs said...

Joy your decorations are gorgeous. Hope Wilbur doesn't eat anything else.So many pretties on your cream cupboard.
Alison

Paul-ene said...

I had such fun time looking thru your holiday home. I LOOOVe that red hutch(YUM)and your ho ho ho banner is really cool!

So many things are pretty and fun!

Enjoy the blog party and thanks for sharing your holiday cheer!

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey miss joy!!
lovely home, of course!!!
cute puppy.
gorgeous decorations!
pure delight this morning!

Anonymous said...

your trees are glorious!!
i love the santa legs sticking out too!
happy holidays
tamy/simplymein

Lori said...

Joy, It has been a sheer delight to visit your holiday home, I look forward to visiting you again! Your ornament mirror was a wonderful creation and so appreciated Mother Nature's dose of winter in that great kitchen view! Happy Holidays, Lori

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Joy, your holiday home is gorgeous! I love the Ho HO HO banner and that cream cupbaord is beautiful!! I hope Wilbur stays out of it all! My dog always tears up more than my kids ever think about lol!
Merry Christmas!
Brittany

Amy said...

I really enjoyed the holiday tour of your home. The ornament mirror and birdcage filled with ornaments was my favorite. Just beautiful. Have a wonderful holiday! Amy

Karen at Junking in Georgia said...

So festive and so pretty... seeing the snow is a treat for a Georgian like me thank you

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Joy! I just love all your holiday cheer, with all your vintage things & the white & silver trees...just gorgeous! It looks very festive and pretty. So happy to see everyone Christmas decor, what fun! I'm playing too!

xo,
Rhoda

Once Upon a Cottage said...

Love all the vintage touches! Thanks for inviting us into your home!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Very pretty! Thank you for sharing your holiday home!
Barbara
Southern Lady's Vintage

Natasha Burns said...

Oh wow I love everything Joy! I especially love that mirror with the ornaments on it, WOW!!!

Carol~Raised In Cotton said...

Oh how beautiful Joy! I love your lovely white tree and your sweet doggie. Everything is wonderful!!

Hugs:)
Carol

http://raisedincotton.typepad.com/

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I don't know what I liked more..the santa in the chimney was hysterical, but the reindeer and vintage things really spoke to me...and I hope it is okay with you, but I am going to adopt your idea for the Ho,ho, ho snowballs. Thank you. Susan

Nunnie's Attic said...

Joy I bounced around loving one thing more than the previous. Everything is gorgeous! I love seeing different schemes. And while yours is completely different than mine, I love it just the same.

Love,
Julie

Southern Heart said...

So beautiful! I especially love the ornament mirror with the birdcage---that is stunning!

xo, Andrea

Carol D said...

Hi Joy,
It's such a small world. I found your blog a few weeks ago and just realized you are the same person who I have always enjoyed on Ebay. I bought something from you (can't remember what) a few years back and love your stuff.

RoxRocks said...

I'm not even close to being decorated. Ugh!

Your house looks beautiful! I love the Santas!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Joy, your home is lovely!!
I especially like those reindeer; those are FABULOUS!!
:)
Please stop by our holiday home too!

Rhondi said...

Your home is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us. I love all your trees.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

eveything looks fabulously "JOYFUL"!!

xo Lidy

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Your home is so beautiful! I love the birdcage and mirror!

AmyB said...

Joy-- Thanks for sharing. Your home is beautiful and wonderfully fun too.... filled with items you love and which have a story to tell! - Amy B

Debbie said...

I love all your vintage toys and decorations, Wilbur is darling, and Santa is too funny! Great post.

Sandy said...

Your home is so pretty!I laughed at the santa in the chimney pic!Thanks for sharing! Mother Nature is indeed participating this year!

Miss Sandy said...

Joy,
Your cream cupboard is to die for! I am having snow eny at the moment so enjoy it for me! Happy Holidays!
Miss Sandy

wanderlustandpixiedust said...

Wow. Your home is so lovely it makes me want to redo my whole house! Beautiful....

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I think I like all the vintage stuff the best. The Charlie Brown trees are some of my favorite! And I love the JOY banner!

Monica said...

Everything is beautiful! Ilove all your tress but oh the MAIN one is my fave so sparkly!
Very cute HO HO HO banner too lady, creative!
Thanks for sharing and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Oh my, you have so many wonderful things!!! Love the white cupboard, your ho ho ho banner and your toys. Well, the list goes on....love everything!

cindy said...

It's all very wonderful. You have a great knack for putting things together.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Festive & fun! Loved the tour of your holiday home! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us all!
Barbara
Southern Lady's Vintage

www.angelinascards.com said...

I love your home! Everything is beautiful! Merry Christmas,Angelina

Fete et Fleur said...

Love, Love, love, Santa stuck in the chimney. If you had been here you would of heard a huge outburst of laughter!!

Merry Christmas!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Joy,

Your home is wonderful...we love the sweet banner that you made and everything is truly lovely!

Have a very blessed day!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Everything is so beautiful!!! I love the way you have your little santa's peeking out... and that white tree...it is just the BEST Find and that cuteset little silver tinsel tree!!! I love your style Joy...very pretty! Heather

Anonymous said...

Thanks for inviting me to the party! Your home looks beautiful! I especially love your collection of vintage toys. And your stuck santa is just too funny.

Samantha M.

The Tattered Nest said...

beautiful...I love your red cupboard! Merry Christmas!

Cindy Roberts said...

Hi, Joy! Love all the white! Pretty and peaceful!

a said...

hahahahaha Love it all! blinky lights as well! It should be about having fun! All of it is! & oh so beautiful too!, oh and your hair looks great btw! have a fun season Joy! xo

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Joy ....that's what I see in your home. Beautiful and I especially loved the bird cage. ~ Lynn

Pinkie Denise said...

Your home is beautiful Joy, thanks for inviting us to your house for the
Christmas fun, I love all your decorations. Be sure and stop by my
Christmas Tea Pinkie Denise

Dayami said...

Gorgeous decorations!!!
Have a great holiday!!!
Dayami