Friday, December 9, 2011

Snowmen galore

Well, this is the last of the decorating posts (unless I decide to change things up which I constantly seem to do). 

Here’s the main living area.  It’s considerably smaller than the old house with a lot less cabinetry and display areas.   It was a real challenge to decorate.





This little pine table is another one that belonged to my mom.  I always liked it and had plans to use it in my nest for a side table next to my chair.   It didn’t fit tho, so I brought it downstairs.  



Notice the yellow/gold candle?  I never even noticed that it didn’t really look good next to all the “white” until I downloaded the picture.  Amazing what you see when you look at a photograph.

So, I had to change it.


We had bookcases about twice this size on both sides of the fireplace in the other house.  


A few closeups.




That’s me with Santa on the left.  Emma is in the others.



Mason was in the hospital last year and didn’t get to see Santa.   I took Emma while Mommy stayed with him. (picture on the right)


This is all that fits on the other side of the fireplace.



I love all my decorations and so many of them have been given to me by special people, so I had a hard time not using them.   That’s why there are so many containers filled with “stuff”.




This last picture was taken from upstairs.


You might notice that I never showed the tree. We had to get a new one because the old one was just too big and wide.    Well, this one is too small.   It looks downright puny in the room so we ordered a taller one.  It hasn’t come yet, but I’ll take a picture when we get it all decorated.    We are thinking we’ll move this one into our bedroom which usually isn’t decorated.  

So, that’s it!   Thanks for hanging in there with me and for your nice comments.   I really appreciate you all. 

Merry Christmas!

Hugs, Anne


Joan said...

Your decorations are so lovely. I enjoyed looking at all your pictures and your collection of snowmen. Thanks for the tour!

Beth said...

Absolutely love all your pictures. Your home is beautiful! Can you keep all the decorations up until I come up to Bend in May? LOL

Pat said...

Your home looks very warm and cozy. I love the quilt with the houses.

AnnieO said...

What an amazing decorating journey you make at holiday time! How many wonderful things to see. Thanks so much for sharing. I love Jack!

Country Prims said...

Wow Anne! Simply beautiful! And I see another caddy thingy with 2 boxes on top to decorate?? I am sooo green!
I absolutely love the house quilt hanging on your gallery-do you mind telling me what it is called?-houses are just another of my addictions!lol!
Thanks again for the wonderful tour,now sit back and enjoy your wonderful talent:)
Shazy x

Connie said...

It all looks just lovely :-)
Merry Christmas to you.

dlindgren said...

Love the quilt hanging from the upstairs landing, houses and christmas things. Is there a pattern?

Darlene said...

Absolutely beautiful, Anne. Thank you for sharing.

Karen said...

Anne, you are the Queen of decorating. I bow to you. Great job.Thanks for opening up your home to us.

Tina said...

Hello ~

I was wondering if you could let me know the name of the quilt that has the houses, trees and squirrel that is hanging on your wall - it is just wonderful and I thought it would be a fun project to do. Any information you could give me is greatly appreciated.

Wishing a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

P.S. All of your decorations are just lovely!

Quilt Hollow said...

I want your house; decor and all! I could easily comment on EVERYTHING adorable!! In your first picture on the table is a flat wooden thing with 6 cut-outs and your show first picture with white candles and I see in 2nd photo opted for lower red ones.....THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME AN IDEA!!! I purchased this same thing at a garage sale a few years back for a quarter...something ridiculously cheap and I had no idea what on earth I would do with it. Now I have the vision thanks to you!!! I had been told it was for men's change and trinkets from their that right?

Friendship Crossing said...

LOVE your family room~ it is too wonderful for words!! All your quilts are gorgeous too, as well as all the other decor.
Would you mind telling me what pattern that snowman w/the gold hanging stars is from? I absolutely love him!LOL
Thanks a bunch! I totally enjoyed the pics!

Nancy said...

I disagree on the gold candle though lol....thought it looked good because of the gold star on the snowman and the gold in the quilt. So much for my 2 cents worth lol.
Your home and decorating are amazing! It has been a pleasure to view all of your pictures.

Janet said...

I could just forget about decorating and spend Christmas in your house. It really does look amazing,

Cheryl said...

So charming! I thought I had a lot of decorations, but you win! Love all your snowmen. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Janet said...

Absolutely love your decorating.
Jack is so photogenic too.
Can you tell me whose pattern the Santa quilt is on your table (12/6)? Look forward to your next blog.

Sue said...

Some more gorgeous photos of all your goodies. I just love these pictures! I just can't get over how many snowmen you have! And I loved the wool topper in the one photo. Very perfect. Everything is perfect.

The Rusty Nickel said...


It all looks great!! I may have to hire you to make a stocking for my daughter :) Gotta love snowmen!!

Anonymous said...

Since I didn't read all the comments from the last few days, I don't know if anyone addressed your fireplace mantle. My thought is to put the lanterns on the hearth and move the candleholders/candles as well as the picture onto the mantle. Just a thought.

Your home is gorgeous and I love the way you decorated.

Merry Christmas!
Charlotte S.

Peg said...

Anne your house looks so warm and inviting to me!!! I bet your grandchildren are thrilled just looking at everything!!!

sonia said...

I love your blog.

Talin's Corner said...

Very pretty. You are right...the white candle looks better than the yellow, you are quite the decorator. I would not have noticed it if you hadn't pointed it out though.

suz said...

Your house is so beautifully decorated and full of inspiration! thank you so much for sharing it with us.

bea rico said...

Me encanta la decoración!!! es todo tan country y acogedor
Te felicito y seguiré tu blog
Un abrazo
Bea Rico

kcenya1950 said...

I have totally enjoyed seeing your decorating. It is just wonderful. I didn't realize your new house was smaller than your old one -- you have done a terrific job for the first time out. I, too, love the quilt with the houses and trees. I guess you will need to share what that is as so many of us fell in love with it.

Linda said...

Your home and your accessories are so beautiful....very inspiring! I chuckled when I read the previous thoughts exactly!

Beth said...

We were admiring that quilt you have hanging over the stairs, the big one with the houses, what pattern is that? It's so cute!

Sharon said...

Your house is beautiful. I love everything. The shot from upstairs looking downstairs is so pretty.
We have a skinny tree and now I'm thinking I need a big fat one. The skinny one fit perfect in our CA house.

Beth said...

I found your blog while reading some of my favorites and your snowmen captured my heart. I have a snowmen collection, but it is very tiny compared to yours. Love them. Your house is beautiful.

Linda said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed every photo!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for the home tour! LOVED it!

Sara Casol said...

Your home is beautifully decorated, Anne. I hope you had a joyful Christmas.
Hugs from Italy