Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas At The Willow House


 The house is dressed in its Christmas finery.  The final batch of cookies are 

just waiting for me to decorate them with a schmeer of frosting and a dusting

of sugar glitter.  And the family is sitting in front of the television watching

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation remembering their favorite lines from

the movie!  Oh, how I wish you could join us!  However, I know you're nestled

in your own homes enjoying the merriment of your own family traditions. So,

in light of that I will pretend you've just knocked on the front door.  Stopping

by for a cup of good cheer!  Come on in.. I would love to show you around!

The bannister by the front door...



The living room fireplace mantel kept to a simple red and silver theme...


The light from the sconces bring a sparkle to the crystals and the silver wreaths.

A vignette using a newly acquired french tablecloth purchased at an estate sale.

My favorite find from last year? These few pieces from a creche set on a
tarnished silver plate and protected with a glass cloche...

In the dining room, I placed the woodland theme on top of the newly painted
chest....


Other touches in the dining room.....

The color for the family room?  Blue!  Vintage typewriters with letters typed
to Santa... two chippy blue letters found at a flea market this past summer.. and flash cards that I made that relate to "BE"....



I was so pleased at how this vignette turned out!  Other touches of blue?
New and vintage Christmas balls clearly visible in glass apothecary jars.


The gear that I painted and had cut a wooden plate for so that it could hold 
a few blue ornaments under a glass cloche.

This little Santa elf is tucked in a vintage shoe on the side table... a creation
by a fellow artisan....

 And last, I want to share the silver Paul Revere bowl that my aunt always 

had on her side table.  Always filled with silver wrapped Hershey Kisses at

Christmastime.  I know myself well enough that in my house I needed to 

find another type of sweet that wouldn't be devoured in one sitting! I 

think these Tootsie Pops will do just fine, don't you?  Do help yourself to 

one!!!

I know I've kept you here long enough but I am oh! so glad you dropped by

for a visit!  I treasure each and every one of you and am ever so grateful for

your taking the time to read my blog and follow along with me on my

adventures! With a hug, I will send you on your way with heartfelt wishes

for a very Merry Christmas

22 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Kadee! Your home is soooo pretty all dressed in your Christmas finery. Enjoy! Hugs! Caharlene

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    1. Sometime I would love to have you see it in person!! I know today is a busy and joyous one for you and your family so I'm just going to shoot you a quick, but meant, Merry Christmas!!! xoxox!

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  2. It all looks so pretty.... Merry Christmas...

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by, Mary! And glad you could see how I decorated this year... even though I swore I wasn't going to! LOL Funny how the spirit seeps within and doesn't let you get away with anything! Merry Christmas, and I dropped by your lovely blog, too! So nice to make new friends!

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  3. FELIZ NATAL MINHA QUERIDA!!QUE LINDA FICOU SUA DECORAÇÃO,GOSTEI MUITO.BEIJOS.VALÉRIA.(BRASIL).

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  4. Feliz Navidad! Sorry, I know you speak Portuguese and I don't know the language. But I will say how much I appreciate your dropping by and saying "hello"! I wish you a merry holiday and a wonderful new year!

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  5. Merry Christmas!! I love that Santa in the shoe.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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    1. Thanks, Amy Jo.... it was such a special find! And I have not found one similar since. Most of the Santas that she makes are very large. Gorgeous but I prefer the simpler ones. And the shoe is soooo unique! Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  6. Hi Kadee! What a beautiful Christmas home you created! I love all the memories and meaningful treasures you've tucked here and there. Just perfect. :) I pray that you had a joyous Christmas and that the new year brings you peace and love, my friend!

    xoxo laurie

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    1. Thanks, Laurie, for the beautiful message sent my way..... I wish the same for you!!

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  7. Your home is so lovely, Kadee! Beautiful decorations! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Linda, I actually saw one of our neighbors have their tree at the end of the driveway, depleted of any ornamentation. Wow! That was quick! As it takes me awhile to decide what I want to pull out each year, I plan on keeping it up until mid-January! How about you?

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  8. Sweet Kadee...felt like I stepped inside for a Christmas visit...your home is so warm and inviting. I hope you are doing well and had a wonderful holiday with your family. Blessings to you, Teresa

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    1. So good to see you are starting your blog again, Teresa! I always enjoyed reading it! I know this year was tough for you as it was for me ... I think about you a lot! Here's to a fabulous new year, right?

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  9. Your house is just beautiful, Kadee! I especially love all your Christmas touches. Thanks for the lovely tour of your sweet home!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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    1. Janet, I was tickled to see that you dropped by! I appreciate your kind remarks! Wishing you a wonderful new year and I can't wait to see what it brings for you!

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  10. Beautiful holiday decor! Happy New Year Kadee!

    xo

    K

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    1. Happy New Year to you, too, Kim!! Thanks for dropping on by... next time come for real. I have a guest bedroom just waiting for you!!!!

      xoxo

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  11. Hi Kadee
    I'm sorry I missed this post earlier but I wanted to leave a comment here anyway to tell you just how very beautifully you had decorated your home for Christmas. Your vignette appealed to the most with your gorgeous angel, cloche and arrangement on the vintage tray.
    I hope you had a wonderful time!
    Thank you for such a lovely comment about me being published and my artwork.
    I was published in the first edition and now this is the third time in the beautiful Crazy Quilt Gatherings Magazine! How spoilt!
    I hope the New Year brings you a joyful heart and a peaceful mind.
    Sending hugs,
    Suzy

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    1. Suzy, I am so glad you dropped by! Wow! three times published... that is so well deserved! Looking forward to keeping in touch this new year as we have been doing in the past. Love my blogging friends!

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  12. HAPPY BELATED NEW YEAR KADEE,
    Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog. I have been reading some of your back posts. You definitely have the creator's touch...the colors so magical and it was unlike any of the houses I have seen throughout Blog land. Every house has been so unique and yours no different. Delightful, Beautiful, Stunning, Warm and Inviting. A lot of people can decorate and it looks decorated...yours was embracing your home to greet guests and soothe the soul.
    I love the Angel so very much. She is so elegant and peaceful.
    you are special

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    1. To read your kind words first thing in the morning, really is a wonderful way to start the day! Thank you ever so much! You have left me speechless with your kindness!
      xo

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