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Friday, December 16, 2016

Welcome to our Christmas Open House!!

Welcome
to our home!
We are so happy you are here.
Step on in out of the cold, and share some 
Christmas cheer.
Our home is all cozy..
and decorated just right...
We hope that you will stay...
for a while tonight...








As you enter the door...the one in the middle on the porch, you step into our
Dining Room.

The ceramic goose I made years ago sits upon the dining room table in an old grape collection box from one of the wonderful wineries in our area.
To the left you will meet Santa and a gingerbread man....
To the right you will find our mantel, which I rescued from the barn, where it lay decaying and chewed upon by critters.  Hubby and I restored it as best we could, and put it back where it originally was.  The fireplace opening is long gone, closed up during a renovation before we purchased the home, but I think it still looks quite lovely!
Atop the mantel sits my Christmas village.....
Also in the dining room is my special tree...I call it my Blogging tree, because nearly every ornament on it I have received from a dear blogging friend during a swap or as a thoughtful gift. 

...as we pass through the kitchen, you can see more signs of my sweet blogging friends......a lovely mat....

.....some sweet gingers in a box of greens, along with a wee mousie who just recently came to live with us...

On the windowsill above my sink, snowmen smile and brighten my day.
Welcome to our cozy new family room!  We call it the carriage room, because we believe it was once just that.  This is the room we have been lovingly and painstakingly renovating for the last year.  The 9 ft tall tree is filled with lovely memories of Christmases passed....

If you turn around...you will see our wood stove.  The hearth and chimney are still awaiting their makeover....
Kitty Kismet is certainly enjoying the fire......she doesn't stray far from that spot most days.
The shelves above the hearth are reclaimed barnwood from the room.  The Mister carefully planed them down to reveal the lovely chestnut wood grain, and I lightly stained and sealed them before decorating them up.
Santa and Elmer and Mr. Snowman...add such a festive touch to the room. 

Scene atop my large armoire and the manger atop my pie safe...

Little touches of Christmas tucked here and there...and my favorite little reading nook beside the wood stove.
...where once there was a wall, with two ever so tiny windows...now I get to enjoy the view to the north and east...and watch the sweet sparrows huddled in the wisteria awaiting their turn at the feeder...
As we head on back through the dining room, we are greeted by my snowgal...


before we come upon our spiral staircase...all decked out with Christmas garland and our homemade stockings...
We finish up in the parlor to the left.....


REJOICE

As we finish up our visit...I hate to see you go.  Thank you for taking the time to visit us.  You are always welcome....drive carefully and have a very blessed Christmas season!

10 comments:

  1. Oh Wendy, your home is truly a vision of love! The style and decor of your home makes me miss my New England roots.....of NH.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  2. Oh, Miss Wendy, Vlad and I loved the tour, Vlad loves that view out the window and I just adore your bee-u-tee-ful Christmas trees.

    Heaps of Hugs
    Prudence & Vlad

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  3. Hi Wendy, thank you for the lovely tour of your home! It should be in a prim magazine. Everything is so lovely and cozy!!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Hugs, Lecia

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  4. Awesome tour Wendy. So glad you were able to save the mantel. Your new carriage room is just magical. Keep warm, Janice

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  5. Looks beautiful Wendy, love all your treasures. Great decorating for Christmas, thanks for the home tour,Francine.

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  6. Just beautiful! I want to celebrate Christmas at your house!

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  7. Oh Wendy everything is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
    Merry Christmas!
    Cindi

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  8. Oh Wendy, so beautiful. I love your home and decorations. What a gorgeous mantel. If you want, you could link up to my Mantel Link Party (link on my left sidebar). And the snowgal is adorable! She really catches my eye :)

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  9. Thank you for showing your lovely decorations and the finished Carriage Room! It's so fun to see the finished product after all of the posts and pictures you showed. Merry Christmas!

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  10. Such good prim style decorating. Well done!

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