Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Our Christmas Open Home - A Loving Participant of Karla's Cottage Open House Day



Welcome...to our cozy little old cottage...
..little twinkle lights in the garland swag...Christmas trees in the windows..
..the Pyracantha is blooming beautifully..Even our Calico, Miss Socks, is greeting you by the door..
...come on in..

Welcome to our breakfast nook where the Santa tree is all decorated...
..a little painted galvanized bucket holds the tree and is also filled with pine cones and a little vintage squirrel...
...Ho-Ho-Ho...Merry Christmas!...
...love my Santa ornaments...new and vintage...And there is our Nation's Patriotic Santa - saluting our wonderful men and women in our military! Yea!!! You are all the BEST!!!...
...yes, I Heart Santa..don't you?...
Our Family Room with our big tree, mantel and stockings.
...the large Santa by the fireplace is from my mother..
... little angels hang from the tree...
..one of my favorite ornaments..she is holding a nest of birds...
..glitter initials, more birds, and white Poinsettias added to our tree...


...glitter Santas on our mantel...
..relections of glitter Santas with old etched mirrors..
...happy trails, Santa...happy trails to you this Christmas Day...
..reflections of my favorite things...
..a Merry Christmas wish to you...a counted cross stitch piece I did many years ago and framed in a favorite carved wood frame..
...a mantel above our couch with treasured white matte pottery, a Santa from my sweet friend and special antique floral pieces...
..Merry Christmas to YOU...

..an antique yellow ware bowl filled with pinecones that my husband gathered for me..along with some antique wood children's shoe forms and a very special vintage carved squirrel piece...

..60's style...black and white...our sitting room with the reflections of the tree's lights...this is our "family" tree with the children's handmade ornaments and their Hallmark ornaments that I give them each year...

...the guest room tree with vintage ornaments..
..this pillow was made by Amy Kozma, at Vintage-Home (eBay). This is Duhgall on his first Christmas (last year). I thought that the pillow looked just like him...Thank you, Amy...I still love it!!!...

...the guest bedroom this year..
...the dresser next to the bed with some of my favorite pieces of all..

...Our hall tree...
..hall tree sweet things...
... I love Mom mittens and old baby shoes...
..favorite houses and trees..

..our entry hall buffet with vintage Santas, felted Pixies and an old red toy wagon..
..Smile boys... You are going on my blog...Now quit climbing the ladder and hold still for the camera like the Santa's are doing!...
..an unhappy Elf....Oh, come on, you don't have to look at me like that! Don't be such a spoiled sport now, ya hear!

..Woodland Santas next to my wall of cottage and landscape pictures..
..as some of you may have already seen, a new shelf with my vintage clocks and little pixie people...
..lovely glitter angel on the mantel..
..even an old Santa picture sits amongst the Scotty things..
...on the hall tree..some vintage metal Scotty Dogs with a message to Santa...

.. Woodland Santas and a reindeer...
..inside my favorite white hutch are glitter houses made by my friend, Marcia...
..my hutch and all kinds of fun things inside..
.. on top of the hutch... Hold on Santa!...
Vintage Pixie Elves..some of my sweetest collections..


..over the kictchen sink..
..quiet..
..undercover house..
..my first Santa..

..little stone chicks..
..and such a sweet face..




A huge THANK YOU to Karla for hosting this fun Christmas Open House!


Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone from my family to yours!




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87 comments:

Natasha Burns said...

Becky your home is so beautiful!!!! LOVE your decorating and all the garlands and lights outside!!! Just perfect!
And you're right, that pillow DOES look like Doogs!!

Kristen said...

OHHH MYYY GOOODDDNNEEESSS!!! I could look at these pictures all day! You really should make a book with decorating ideas! Your home looks as though it is straight out of a magazine! Beautiful!!! Oh, by the way, LOVE the patriotic Santa and the tree topper! ;)

Southern Heart said...

What a beautiful home, inside and out! I love your blog (you and I could shop together!), and I will definitely be visiting again.

xo, Andrea

Shelley said...

Hi Becky, I just love all the Christmas decorations. It is all so beautiful! From you, I wouldn't expect any less. You just have a wonderful way of putting things together to make them so lovely ! You have a very Merry Christmas .
The picture of little Doggs is so sweet !

Blessings,Shelley

Janet said...

Your home is just so beautiful; I love everything about it.
Janet

Amy said...

Becky - this open house is a wonderful idea and your home is just gorgeous as always. And once again I laughed out loud to see that photo of Mr D with his pillow. What a sweetie he is! Merry Christmas! -amy

Jen said...

Becky,
Your home is absolutely gorgeous! I love all of your Christmas decorations! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home! My favorite is the Santa tree :)

Have a great Wednesday!

Jen

She'sSewPretty said...

Becky, Do you hear someone knocking at your door? It's me! I'm getting in my car and coming to visit your beautiful home! Wow! I knew it would be wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

farmerjulie said...

what a lovely beautful house!! i so enjoyed looking at your pictures!!!

Auntie Joy said...

Becky,
What a talented lady you are!! You have created a magical hoilday setting for your Christmas Memories!!
JOY!

Nancy said...

Thanks for letting us in and sharing your home Becky! Everything looks so beautiful and festive! It really is beautiful. And your dog is the sweetest!

Michelle said...

Becky, your home is beautiful and magical from inside to out! It would be hard to pick a favorite, but I love the pixies and Doogs!

Yes, I went to the Sacto Antique Faire - it was cold but I found some goodies which I will share later. Thanks for the birthday wish :) Michelle

jamestownboys said...

Everything looks beautiful!!
Warm and cozy :)

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

:::::::Gasp!!!!:::::: Becky, your home is AMAZING!!! I was looking forward to seeing it and it's everything I knew it would be. Just beautiful!!!

Hugs,
Dena

Rosemary said...

Your decorating is great!!!!
I love it all!
It's very quaint and cozy.
Rosemary

Nancy said...

Oh my, you have a wonderful house and you sure know how to decorate it. Your Santa collecion is so beautiful. You should publish a Christmas book of your treasures, or call Better Homes and Gardens to come see it.

Kathleen Grace said...

Your home looks fantastic! What a flair for decorating you have, I love it all:>)

For the love of my home said...

Love the tree in your bay window. Such a cute idea. Thanks for letting us in your holiday home.

Scrappy Jessi said...

oohh im crazy about everything! i LOVE that set of green santas! so cute. and you puppy to die for. so cute. love love love all of it.
jessi

Laura said...

Oh my goodness. I need to come over and sip cocoa in one of these cozy rooms. Beautiful.

HopHopJingleBoo said...

oh my thank you for sharing your holiday home decor..everything is so pretty..a word i have been typing alot today!!

PattieJ said...

Becky, Your house is gorgeous!! Just like looking at pics from a magazine.

Pattie

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Becky, I could spend hours looking around your house. Doogs knows his pillows! I will be returning for a second look. Susan

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

I just love your decorating!! It's all just fabulous!!
:)Brittany

Gypsy Mermaid said...

OMG! you house is lovely! i love the guest bedroom! the mantel with allthose santas is amazing! and your entry way to your home is darling! and I love me some scottish terriers! I asked for one for christmas haha! I hope you have a wonderful christmas!

Deb said...

Thank you for the lovely tour. Your home looks so beautiful all dressed for the holidays.

Nan said...

OMG Your home is stunning. I can't believe how much Christmas decor you have. I will have to show my husband, because he thinks I have a lot. LOL Everything is so tastefully done. I love your family room tree, glittered houses and Santas.
Nan

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

It's all so beautiful! I'm in love with your hall tree and hutch!

Mary said...

What fun this party has been! Your house is fabulous. I'm thinking I would love to be a guest in that guest room.

becky up the hill said...

I luv your white Hall Tree~and your guest bedroom looks like it was decorated just for Moi! Right down to the Wilender Rose pillows..your house looks just wonderful Becky..very cozy! *B*

Sherry said...

Becky, your holiday home is warm and inviting and I would love to just come and visit!!! I especially love the vintage Santas and I love the cross stitch you did...I did x-stitch years ago myself and I still have my favourite pieces.

Miss Sandy said...

AWWW, that little dog and his pillow are so cute! The glitter angel on your mantel stole my heart and your exterior decor is breathtaking! Well, really all of is awesome. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home. Merry Christmas, Miss Sandy

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Wow! I think your home is beautiful....Outside ....Inside .... all around the house....a Holiday spectacular.

Meggie said...

Wow Becky! Your home is decorated beautifully. You should charge admission..... Thanks for taking me along on the tour...for free!!

Monica said...

oh wow your house is an amazing festive land! I could go on for days about what I like. Your hall tree is faulous and I love all the decor you have!
Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Wow- We are humming a Christmas tune (as well as your beautiful praise song!) looking at all your holiday joy throughout your home! Just love, love, love all the santas and so many great inspirations! Beautiful!

Merry Christmas,
kari & kijsa

Alison Gibbs said...

How beautiful it all looks. Love the lights in the garlands outside.
Alison

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Beautiful, festive and fun! I loved it all...inside and outside! Thank you so much for your inspiration! And for sharing your beautiful home with us all!
Barbara
Southern Lady's Vintage

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

~elaine~

Sharon said...

Thank you for the Grand Tour it's simply beautiful.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

FABULOUS photos of your beautiful decor! Ooooooooing and aaaaaaahing a lot here! I would love to see it in person.... well, that guest room DOES look quite inviting!
;)

Debbie said...

I've been partying all day and I've just about run out of adjectives, but your home is amazing, beautiful, inviting, etc., etc., etc.! Love your little dog.

A Thing for Roses said...

Hi Becky,

Thanks for the tour of your holiday home. I love all of your mantel santas and of course your scottie dogs just fit right in. Glad to see you found a spot for the scotty print.

XO
Lisa

Maria said...

Beautiful home you have Becky! Love all your decorations & Xmas trees:)
Best wishes for a happy Christmas:)
love, Maria

Cottage Contessa said...

Oh My!! Everything is just so beautiful! You have an amazing home!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

crazyhaberdasher said...

You have that magic touch, just perfection! I could look at it forever!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I LOVE everything. It is GORGEOUS. Love your santas and they way you arranged everything. The outside is also amazing, Wow! Thanks!

bee'nme said...

Oh Becky - wow, I'm pretty speechless - this is just GORGEOUS!! Every spot shows your great taste and sense of style, elegant but not stuffy, whimsical but not overly-goofy :o) - and so very sweet and warm - I'd love to stop by and sip a warm beverage with you and wander around your home and hear the stories behind each piece - cuz they ALL have a story... So, you've given us the next best thing - and I want to thank you for that!! Just beautiful - it warmed my heart!!

Hugs and Christmas blessings,
Becky S.

Jaimie said...

What a lovely home you have! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics!

The Feathered Nest said...

Your house is truly decked out for the holidays! Everything is beautiful! Of course love the glitter houses and glitter santas (love glitter period)! Your trees are so pretty. Even your pyracantha outside is festive with it's red berries! Love it all!

Manuela

Susie said...

Becky,
Your home is like a Christmas wonderland! I could just gaze for hours at your beautiful decorations.
Thanks for sharing your gift of decorating with all of us.
Also wanted to let you know that I had seen a link to Deena's on another site I read and went over to let her know she is in my prayers. You are so good to keep us aware of those who need our prayers.
love and ((hugs))

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Gorgeous, Becky. Of course. You always do amazing things and capture it all so well in photographs.

Heavenly!

Nunnie's Attic said...

I missed your post yesterday! How did that happen?? I have no idea and look what I almost missed. My goodness!

Your home is absolutely, positively, fantasically fabulous. It is so gorgeous. You should be featured in every magazine, every publication EVER. I can't even pick out a favorite. Nope, not at all. Normally I can find one thing that really sticks out in my head but EVERYTHING is sticking out in my head. WOW, WOW and WOW some more!

Love,
Julie

Sam I Am said...

wow...how beautiful!!!
im drooling.. BIG TIME!!!!!
i wanna come sit and drool..and take pics.. what time do you want me there???heheheheheeh
just beautiful.. im so jealous !!!
xox
sandy

Rhondi said...

Everything about your home is just beautiful! I love all your Santas and the little vignettes you have everywhere. Thanks for opening your home to us. I love the music too! Stop by and visit me if you have a chance. The door is open.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Sorry, I am a day late! Your decorations are gorgeous inside and out!! I just love everything. I spent along time just looking at everything! Thank you for taking me on a tour of your lovely home!
Penny

beeswax, said...

Wow what a home ..and thank you for the tout I enjoyed it very much, can we come for dinner next time, LOL...just lovely , hope you have a great Xmas and by the looks of it you have already started enjoying the holidays.
regards Kath

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Becky thank-you so much for opening up your home to us, its all AMAZING!
ginger

Rio Oso Designs said...

What a gorgeous home! I only hope that one day I will have such a lovely home to decorate for my FAVORITE season and holiday! I really love the Patriotic Santa...hubby and I had a Patriotic wedding...we just love anything Patriotic! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I feel like I just flipped through my favorite magazine! Your pictures are amazing! There are no words! Merry Christmas!
Robin

beeswax, said...

Becky you'll never guess what I just bought my mum?....A dughall!!!
will post a picture of her over the weekend...
I hope she likes her, she is called Trudie....
she is so good, no barking , no little puddles or poops,
can't wait to show her to you, although I must admit she is no where near as fine as your Duhgall... he is the real Mckoy, as we say here in Scotland, will pop back after the weekend , love all your posts as I said earlier in my comments to you, you are avery popular lady!!and well deserved too.
regards Kath , from Scotland

Tina said...

My first Christmas tour...and I'm so happy it was at your beautiful home! Loved it Becky!!

Mary Isabella said...

I think you have the most beautiful home and gorgeous things. Thanks for sharing it with us. Mary

The Rose Room said...

A beautiful home, beautifully dressed for Christmas - Merry Christmas and Blessings - Rachael:)

Cowboys & Custard said...

WOW WOW WOW... what fabulous photos Becky!
Every one a real treat for the eyes!
I am so in awe of your Scotty dog collection..and love your stylish arrangements of clocks!
Have you seen my box frame with the Scotty dog and doll?
Thank you so much for coming by my blog.. you are always welcome!
Michele

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Becky!! Put the kettle on, we are on the next flight out!! LOL Oh Becky, you home is magnificent, such gorgeous decorating, inside and out! Love everything, simply every little nook and cranny, it is decorated with so much heart! Lucky Doogs! We just love the little girl holding the birds and the angel with the wreath, So pretty! This is real home :) Jenn and Jacqui xo

beeswax, said...

thanks for the comment Becky, yes you will love her...just wish I could load my photos quicker on to comp, I am rubbish at all that, have to wait for my 13 year old to help me....but it is worth the wait ..honest
P.S my second favorite was as yours too, coicindence or what, I just love the moustache, my hubby has one, I wont let him shave it off, poor darling is fed up with it after 25 years...
thanks again for your lovely comments , be in touch soon kath from Scotland, pps and of course I don't mind you using my music, we all share what we can, just glad you liked it enough to put it on page...x

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Feenwerkstatt said...

Dear Becky,
what are these wonderful pictures, thank you so much!!!
You have such a warm and beautiful cottage, I feel if I have visted you and Doogs...:0)
He's such a nice little dog, how he looks on the foto...cute!!!!
I wish you some great and peaceful days with yor family!
Love, Anja

Lallee said...

I could spend the rest of my day enjoying your lovely home. All beautiful.....spills out your love for your home. Your family is blessed.

Love the picture of you and Doogs on the right! Really cute ;-)

Hugs from all,
Lallee

Sweet Remembrance said...

Wow...
Your home is so full of charm!
I love every inch of it, your Holiday decor is so delightful!
Happy Holidays...
Priscilla

Maggie R said...

Hi Becky,
I just popped in by chance and glad I did. Your home is beautiful and so filled with so many lovely Christmas things.... Looks like you really enjoy the season:0)
You have a SCOTTIE dog!!!! I love Scotties. We use to have one caled Angus McDuff. Lost him to cancer. Haven't had the nerve to get another..
Anyway yours sure is a sparky looking rascal!
Thanks for the open house tour, I really enjoyed myself
((((hugs))))
MERRY CHRISTMAS
from
Maggie in a Cold, Snowy town in Southern Ontario Canada
MERRY CHRISTMAS

daisy cottage said...

Becky! I love it all! I don't know where to begin! Your Christmas decor is so wonderful - collected over time with lots of love and care for sure! I love your gift of display and whimsy - it is all so charming! Thank you for the wonderful tour of your BEAUTIFUL, SWEET HOME!
xo,
Kim

Linda said...

Oh, everything is so beautiful! Thank you for inviting us into your truly lovely home. Blessings to you and yours. Linda

Adrienne said...

Your home is so festive and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us. I loved listening and singing along with "Amazing Love" as I 'walked' through your home. I'll be back! ~Adrienne~

Our Red House said...

Wow, what a stunning display.

I could sit here all day going over your beautiful pictures. Thank you so much for sharing.

Kate

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

What beautiful decorations and so many too. Thanks for sharing all of this loveliness and my particular favourite is the sweet white tree with the vintage decorations. Just adorable!!!!!

Our Back Porch said...

Hi sweetie. I have enjoyed touring your home with all its Christmas decor. It is all just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

Ellen said...

Hi Ms Becky:
This is Bailey.arph arph..thanks for stopping by and complimenting my haircut today. I saw your cute Duhgall...yes I would like to play withhim/her.. arph arph arph

Liz said...

oh, this is my first visit to you, and I am so glad I came, your home is absolutely magical - I just love it.
Hugs from N.Z.
Liz

vintage twist said...

WOW!!! What a wonderful show you have for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you.

Regina said...

Hi Becky,your home is so beautiful..
outside and inside.
I love all your decorationen,but the
mantel decorationen is my favorite.
You are so talented.
Merry Christmas
Regina

Hi Becky I have nominated you for a
blog award,please visit me to scan and name 7 random facts.
Hugs Regina

SweetAnnee said...

oh so lovely~~I love your sweet cottage!!
deena

Sue said...

Becky, Your house looks gorgeous and perfectly inviting. Thanks for sharing.
s

Bristol said...

Beautiful, just gorgeous!!!!!!!
Bristol

Cindy Roberts said...

I have yet to see all of Karla's guests who decorated all their lovely homes. I just saw yours because I saw your comment on The Old Painted Cottage. That pink package was a gift from me to Jennifer!

I LOVE you guest bedroom. So peaceful. . . . Stop by and say hello! Happy Holidays!

Barbara H. said...

I still haven't made it to all the participants yet. I just have to say -- everything is just gorgeous! What a feast for the heart and eyes!