Saturday

~Christmas in the Living Room~

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Christmas at the White House.  An early Christmas gift.

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T’was the Night Before Christmas

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We had not planned to put a tree in the living room ,this year, until we stopped in at Lowe’s a couple of weeks ago.  I was there to find scrap tree trimmings, in the garden area. I went inside just to have a look around.  You know how that goes!

I found gorgeous Poinsettias and a Rosemary tree, for the kitchen.  I also found lots of beautiful Norfolk Island Pines.  The price was right, so we found a place in the car to bring one home.

I put it in an urn and set it on the round table in the living room.  I believe the branches are too fragile to add lights, so I decorated with a few light weight ornaments.  I added greenery with lights around the urn and decorated it with ornaments, ribbon, and a Santa, dressed in green and gold.

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All through the house…

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And on the Back Porch, too!

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 I’m linking this post at Mary’s Mosaic Monday.

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The Nester’s Christmas Tour of Homes

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Deck the Halls Tuesday

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I was asked about the plates, in the breakfast room plate rack, shown in Country Christmas.

These are salad/dessert plates; part of my collection of Lenox Winter Greetings Everyday. 

I began the collection with these plates.  I’ve added dinner plates and accessories, through the years, at after Christmas sales and Lenox Outlets.  I miss those outlet stores!

Another question was about the sleigh and Santa, seen in the  hearth room, same post.

The photo below was taken in the dining room before Thanksgiving.  It shows the two pieces better than the photo shot in the hearth room.

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The Santa and sleigh are Jim Shore~Heartwood Creek.

I’m still working on the kitchen.  It seems that room is always last, at Christmas time.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

79 comments:

GWENDOLYN said...

Your living room is just gorgeous! Blessings!
Gwen

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Everything looks magical. I love how you photographed looking out through your windows and doors. What a beautiful view from every direction.

The Stylish House said...

Pat,
Your entry is stunning, along with your photos! Simply beautiful.
Cathy

southerninspiration said...

Oh, Pat, you have such a gift for decorating tastefully. It is all just gorgeous. I love every detail!

Suzanne

Donna said...

Everything is just lovely! I can't wait to see you kitchen. I love Jim Shore pieces as well.
Blessings

Anonymous said...

Pat everything looks so lovely...I love your back porch...''thanks so much for the tour...

Merry Christmas,
Kathy :)

Barb said...

your home looks beautiful....Barb

Pat said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I love the tree on the round table ~

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Oh, soooo beautiful!!!!

S. Etole said...

the little eggs nesting in the branches look so peaceful ...

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Pat, your home is absolutely gorgeous girl. I especially love the shot from the sofa area into the back porch. Love the stop at Lowes and all the goodies you picked up. I'm "hoping" to do some of that on Monday. Girl I haven't shopped since February.. might be pretty scary..lol. The White House Christmas book is beautiful, was going to treat myself and thought I'd best wait, can't wait to see what we have in store on Sunday evening. How's the weather your way? We're getting a nasty drizzle, but thankfully the temps are above freezing..so far. As always I enjoyed my tour of your home..hugs ~lynne~

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Pat! What a treat to see more of your gorgeous home! Everything is perfection! Love the Norfolk Pine. We have one planted in our backyard that branched off into several and it's taller than our two story home. Have you ever seen these growing in Hawaii? They grow sooooo tall.
Love seeing all your Santies and how you've displayed every thing. Love the shot looking into your porch. It's just so beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Pat.....Photos of your holiday decorating are wonderful! Happy HOlidays!~Patti

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Love your Loews tree that just happened. Your home is beautiful!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Pat,
Your living room is just lovely. Mine is waiting for visitors tomorrow. I will probably vacuum up more glitter in the morning. I tell you, it is everywhere. I seem to carry it with me everywhere I go.

I have taken some pictures and want to get them posted. The new camera is just great. At this point I have only had time to use the Auto setting and also take a few pictures without the flash. I really want to join in on some of the wonderful parties in blogland.

We look forward to seeing you and J tomorrow.

Charla

Rose Mary said...

All beautiful, as usual! That Norfolk Pine is just perfect for your living room. I love all your Santas!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Simply stunning & oh so elegant! I loved it all! ♥

Sweet Designs said...

Pat, as always, your home is beautiful. I love the Norfolk Pine, it has a delicate beauty to it, great choice! All your other decorations are lovely too, I am so fond of the bell jars they are so versitile!D

Sjn said...

Everything is beautiful! I love your back covered porch, I've always wanted one!
Merry Christmas, thanks for sharing the joy!

Mary said...

The Norfolk Pine is gorgeous - everything is stunningly beautiful Pat. Thanks for showing us, I know all that decorating takes time but is so worth it.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything is beautiful! I love that porch. You must have a huge storage area for all you seasonal decor. I need to go back and take another look. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat,
I just finished reading Christmas in the Living Room and your Country Christmas post. You have done a stunning job decorating your home for the holidays. I enjoyed all your holiday vignettes along with all the detail your camera lens was able to capture. I can't imagine how many hours it took to decorate that gorgeous tree in the hearth room. Your home is definitely magazine worthy. TFS! Sheila

Adrienne said...

Oh, I wish I lived close enough to drop by for a cuppa something warm and a good chat so I could just sit and enjoy time with you in your gorgeous home. You've done such a wonderful job, as always. And - again - you inspire me. Your home just lends itself to your special touch! I love your entry area. I don't have one, just step right inside. Maybe someday! ~Adrienne~

P.S. - My puppy is sitting here on the desk watching the letter appear on the monitor (he was curled up between my arms!) - and he's licking the screen. Did you get the puppy kisses he sent your way?

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Pat...Wow girl you and your hubby out did yourself this year...did you have your open house tour this year...Love the tree in the entry it looks like lace almost...Thanks for all the great eye candy once again my friend...May Blessings to you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Dana and Daisy said...

It is all beautiful Pat! Your home looks like a magazine spread, just waiting for guests to come in and make themselves at home. I love it all, especially the norfolk pine with the green ornaments and the urn, what a terrific idea you had with that! I'm recovering from the flu, my house not nearly as well-decorated as I would have liked, but I am debating about trying to get a few snapshots of what I have done and posting it with the tour of homes. I enjoyed that so much last year.

Merry Christmas! Stay warm and well!
Love, Dana

♥ Kathy said...

Absolutely beautiful Pat! And I just adore the nest and eggs!!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Gorgeous! as always, your home looks so warm and welcoming! It is funny - I have many of the same ornaments and decorations as you.

Here's to a happy Merry wonderful holiday season! I hope those 3 little eggs - Peace, Joy & Hope- hatch for you in the new year!

Tammy518 said...

Pat, all of your decorations are just amazing. I'm so glad you decided on a tree for the living room because it is just gorgeous! I love your cloche vignettes also.

Marla said...

Everythng is just lovely! I love your home and your style. Happy Holidays!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Beautiful Pat...each room is possibly better than the next!

Which is your fave?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

It looks lovely, Pat!

XO,

Sheila

jeanne said...

Hello Pat, I love your Norfolk pine tree. We planted one in Florida and it grew to be huge. I have always love the look of that pine and it looks beautiful in your living room. The way you decorated it, is perfect. The lights around the bottom give it a special glow. Everything is beautiful in your home.

My kitchen is kind of left out too. I do the hutch and the low buffet behind the table, but the kitchen is the last room I think of.

I laughed about you remembering when your Molly was a puppy. Cheri' is a handful, but we do adore her. We were away this weekend again and everywhere we go people just adore her. Walking her when we stop etc. she gathers a crowd. We are so lucky to have her.

Wishing you happy Christmas days ahead.

Hugs, Jeanne

Jeanne said...

your home is beautiful. Love all the touches of Christmas spread throughout. ~Jeanne too

Tee said...

You always leave me speechless.

Shirley said...

Thank you for the tour through your wonderful Christmassy house. It all looks so warm and welcoming. I love those little Norfolk pines. I had one one year. I love you nativity under glass, so beautiful. I especially love your porch! Your photographs and mosaics are superb!

ceekay said...

Question??? is that a new book this year? I would love that. I always love those Christmas specials.

Heather said...

Your home is stunning!! Simply beautiful! Love your decor and your style!! Merry Christmas!

Summer said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! I thought I was looking at a magazine! :) Thanks for letting me take a peek!

PS... I ADORE your rug in the entryway! Gorgeous!

Riet said...

What a beautiful now decorated home you have. I love all your pictures and mosaics

32˙North said...

Such beautiful decorations! I love the green glass pine cones and cloches -- stunning!

podso said...

That's a sweet little tree you brought home. Thanks for posting all the beautiful photos. Merry Christmas!

Marianne@Songbird said...

I love all of your decorations. But funny I like the little nest with the eggs the most. So often it is not the big things that warm the heart the most but the small and intimate details. Now if only I could remember that when I start decorating myself LOL.
Thanks for visiting! You where real early. I am afraid it will be new years before I have made my rounds at the Nesters Party.

Deb said...

Simply Stunning ~ inside and out! I love the way you have the back porch decorated with the sleigh and primitive tree with apples and the blocks spelling out Believe ♥

bj said...

Everything is just magnificent, Pat. You are so very good at decorating and your taste is just stunning.
Thanks so much for sharing your lovely CHRISTMAS home with us.
xo bj

vignette design said...

It doesn't get much better than this! I love your home and how you have decorated it. And photographed it. Your pictures really captured the elegance of your decor. --Delores

storyteller said...

Thanks for the virtual tour of your lovely home decorated for Christmas. You have many beautiful things and everything looks FESTIVE ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
My Mosaic Monday

Laura said...

Your photos are so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous decor with us. Happy Holidays!

Laura

salmagundi said...

Your pictures are so wonderful that I feel as though I'm touring in person. Loved the views into your porch. Sally

Marydon Ford said...

Your home is absolutely showcase beautiful ... I love the presentation cloche with nativity best tho.

Merry Christmas, TTFN ~ Marydon
**NEW BLOG** blushingrosetoo.blogspot.com

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

your home is beautiful! i love how you incorporated the poinsettias and the books that are lying around casually. Merry Christmas!

Beverly said...

Pat, it is all so lovely.

We had many Norfolk Island Pines in south Florida. They grow quite large there, and I think they have such a pretty shape.

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW! Everything is GORGEOUS!!!

DD~ said...

I love the pictures.
Karen

Rowan said...

Your home always looks so serene and beautiful and spacious.I think you must have a tidier DH than I do! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A beautiful home. Merry Christmas. Valerie

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Your house is always a stunner, and most especially at holidays! So inviting, charming, and elegant. With love mixed in every room, your house is truly a home.
Brenda

eileeninmd said...

You have a lovely house and beautiful decorations. Wonderful photos and mosaics.

animal print gal said...

Beautiful Christmas home! Thank you for sharing your pictures. I love your living room!

Charlene said...

WOW! Your Christmas decor is amazing & your photography skills just shows everything off to the MAX! I love the Norfolk Pine. I had one forever & it just started looking sad a couple of years ago & I tossed it. I have been tempted to get a new one. You might have pushed me over the top. Merry Christmas. Charlene

Janean said...

(hope you're not tired of reading this) absolutely beautiful!!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Pat,
What a fabulous, glorious, beautiful tour!!! I just love that Norfork Pine, I was thinking of getting one myself and now you have convinced me! Every detail and every pic is perfection! Cindy

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Beautiful, Pat! I love that little tree in the urn, that's my favorite of all of these. Always so pretty at your house.

Foley said...

Fantastic Christmas decorations..my fav is the nativity under the cloche! It must take you days and days to get everything organized!!
Loved all the poinsettias..great mosaic!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Pat,
Your Christmas decor is gorgeous! The Norfolk Pine in the urn completely stole my heart. I love the lights around the bottom...maybe even more than if they were on the tree. I have decided that Lowes has way better stuff at Christmas time than Home Depot. Can't beat their price on garland. :-) Merry Christmas, sweet friend! Love your home!
Susan

The Decorated House said...

Hello Pat~
It's hard to believe this is the scaled back version, but of course I know it is! Simply beautiful and so welcoming. I couldn't resist the rosemary tree either. I walked by and the scent grabbed me! Your pine is wonderful there in the LR.
Donna

Ebie said...

Hi Pat, you have a beautiful home. The collections and decorations are superb!

Thank you for opening your doors to us to enjoy Christmas in your living room!

Happy Holidays!

Sue said...

Pat, this is truly a work of love and art! Your home is decorated so lovingly for the holidays. I am in awe of all that you do. It is all beautiful...
Hope that you are enjoying this time of the year.
Hugs, Sue

SmilingSally said...

Everything is so beautiful, Pat.

Kammy said...

Very pretty Pat....I love the tree in the urn...I miss those outlet stores too :o(
Kammy

susan said...

Pat-You have the magic touch! I love the tree on the skirted table--it was meant to be! It is odd how the tiniest detail can catch your eye--I adore the eggs with Peace, Hope, and Joy". I'd love to have the White House book too! Thanks for sharing your lovely home for "Deck the Halls"!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Words can not express how beautiful your festive decorations are! Absolutely stunning! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Kat said...

Gorgeous Pat, simply gorgeous!

Merry Christmas sweet friend.
Hugs!
Kat

Sarah said...

It all looks so beautiful and full of magic. Looking forward to seeing the kitchen when it is done.

Kathleen said...

Just stunning! I love the idea of the smaller fresh trees throughout the house...
You are very inspiring..now if my vitamins would kick in! :)

Laryssa Herbert said...

Your entry is BEAUTIFUL!

Thanks for showing us around. Come by and visit me anytime. Merry Christmas!

beautyinallthings said...

I love the nest with the eggs! So cute! I am stopping in from Nester's place. To see my tour click on the 'Christmas 2009' tag on the left sidebar of my blog.

Linda Q said...

Oh Pat, I am just loving seeing everything, so beautiful!!
All your little touches so perfect.
Thanks, Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Linda

Mary said...

WOW, gorgeous! Your home is so beautiful, Pat, and you have such decorating talent! I love the mercury glass trees under the cloches, and the beautiful living room tree! Thanks for sharing! :)

Dana and Daisy said...

Pat, I;ve been showing Steve pictures of your lovely home and he said you have good taste! Of course we both know that already! Merry Christmas and yes I noticed your expressions on your card! ha ha!