Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Our Merry Christmas House

This house is the same one from the previous post, only now it is full of Christmas decor.  Still beautiful, but now replete with snow, wreaths, red table settings, and - well, you will see.

The front door just lures us in with its open door and candlelit staircase.  Looks so warm and inviting.

The table setting makes me wish I knew what the holiday menu included.

I always loved the primitive painting on the wall.  Since I dabble in painting myself, I one time wrote to the owner and asked her its provenance.  She was nice enough to respond to my letter, but unfortunately I cannot remember what she said about it.  The kuchens and fruit salad are very tempting since I am posting this blog at 9:45 AM.

Several sweet vignettes of the season.

Another view of the fireplace I love with its hearth now full of antique toys and holiday treats.

The text above this photo says it all.

Love the old grandfather clock on the staircase and the candles.  (I always used to put garland on my banister and have discontinued doing it in favor of a more zen holiday decor, but this image makes me want to rethink things.  Maybe zen is just not for Christmas.)  Also, much as I love this warm decor, I would worry about those candles under the garland.  With my luck, my staircase would have a real holiday glow.

The homeowner even decorates her bedrooms.  (Actually, I always liked the bedrooms without Christmas cheer.  They were a bit of a respite from holiday overkill.)
This ends my posts from my earliest inspiration, and I'm rather sad to leave this particular house.  Always loved it.  I will tuck the pages away in my files again because we have "miles to go before" I'm done with my design journey.

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