Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Open House

Welcome! I am joining in the open houses hosted by Deena and Heather.
Please visit there blogs for  the fun lists of all the participants. It's a nice day for a stroll so let's get going.
This is a centerpiece that I used at Thanksgiving and will use again for the Christmas table.

Vintage pink ornaments go in every container available.
This is my hall tree by the front door. The Noel banner is tarnishing nicely.
My collection of houses and bottlebrush trees line the mantle, topped by the wreath of vintage ornaments that I made. 
Thanks for stopping and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

33 comments:

Couture de Papier said...

so warm and cozy love cherubs!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Everything looks so festive. Especially love the wreath !

Diane said...

So beautiful I love your little houses and Bottle brush Trees.
Hugs, Diane

Lori said...

Karen, thanks for sharing your pretty little Christmas!!! your mantle looks SO sweet!!!

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Karen..you just teased up! I'd love to see more, especially over your mantel and that gorgeous wreath!

Merry Christmas!
Lorena

Jeanne said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.
Merry Christmas to you!
xo
jeanne

Sheila R said...

I love your bottle brush trees. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just adore all your decorations. They are lovely.

I will have a giveaway on my Friday post.

have a lovely said...

oh...love that wreath you made above your village...gorgeous!!

Gail said...

Hi,
I love the tarnished silver too! Your decor is beautiful!
Gail

Shirl said...

Hi Karen, everything is beautiful. I love your mantel and the ornament wreath is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Sweet Remembrance said...

I love your wreath!
Your decor is wonderful,
Thanks for sharing.
Priscilla

celestina marie said...

Hi Karen, Everything is stunning. I love your vintage ornie wreath and your centerpiece is gorgeous. Your bottle brush trees with houses look beautiful and so wintry. Enjoy the season and Thank you for sharing your holiday home.
Merry Christmas,
Celetina Marie

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

I need to get some of those wonderful bottlebrush trees, yours look spectacular, as does that wreath! Wow! Thanks for inviting us into your house, it was such a nice visit.
Kiss Noises Linda Lilly Cottage.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Karen! Love all your holiday decor!! The wine epergne centerpiece is awesome!! But you must know that my very favorite thing is your bottle brush trees & little putz houses!!!! I've got such a thing for those!!

Thanks so much for doing this party of Deena's. It has really made me have such a special day ~ kinda like we all spent a part of it together!!

Love you,
Steph
Angelic Accents

Marilee said...

I love your houses, they are so pretty! The wreath is wonderful also. Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas,
Marilee

Connie said...

Looks adorable, honey.
Connie

LW said...

What a pretty christmas look...

Merry Christmas,

Louise

Rosanna said...

I love the tarnishing NOEL and your wreath looks like candy, I love it! I also love the pics of the tree festival, beautiful.

Merry Christmas!
Rosanna

Mama Magpie said...

I love the wreath-and I have the noel banner! Thanks for stopping by!

vickie said...

Oh Karen, love the candles in the champaigne bucket, and love the wreath! Very pretty.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Such beautiful decorations! I love the little houses.... thanks for joining the party and have a merry Christmas!!

xoxo
Heather

Miss Rhea said...

Love it all :) Especially your gorgeous mantel :) Hugs :)

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Thanks for stopping by my "Shabby Cottage". Love the vintage ornament wreath. Happy Holidays, Esther

SweetAnnee said...

I love glitter!!! and shiny

thanks for sharing..Deena

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I LOVE your collection of houses and of course, vintage ornamets are a big favorite of mine. They look great in their containers!

Anonymous said...

Hi we also have a festival of trees here in Wooster
OH that benefits the Red Cross. Alot of work and many hours go into that.
then the trees are auctioned off.
Your vintage ornament wreath I like that!!
Susan

Coastal Sisters said...

Hi Karen:

Thank you so much for popping by for a visit! I am still working my way around to everyone's Blogs :) I love the vintage pink ornaments in the little urn and I love your tree. The bottle brush trees are lovely and I love the wreath with the vintage ornaments that you made.

Happy Holidays :)
LuLu~*

Marilyn said...

Hi, Karen-
I love the little houses on your mantle...and your gorgeous vintage ornament wreath!
Enjoyed my visit to your blog and shops:)
Wishing you happy holidays!
Marilyn:)

Twinkle Pink said...

thank you for coming by - I love all your gorgeous coloured baubles and all your festive touches.

Have a lovely Christmas, love Ginny (in England)

Barbara Jacksier said...

Thanks for inviting me to tour. Thanks for sharing the sparkle and spirit.

SweetAnnee said...

OH SO pretty..I love your vignettes
and thank you for sharing!!!!

deena

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Everything is so pretty!! I love your silver and ornaments and also your 'Noel' banner! So lovely!!
Hope you enjoyed your Christmas! Have a great New Year's too!! :)

xo
Dara