Monday, December 15, 2008

A Pretty Little Christmas Party

Merry Christmas and welcome to my home!
It's here, today is the day Heather Pretty Petals is hosting "A Pretty Little Christmas" party.
Be sure to click on the link and visit all the other participants too, there are over 100!
Today, I'd like give you "a pretty little" tour of my living/dining room, and kitchen.
First stop, the living room...
I love my simple trees with only white lights, making the mantel just sparkle.
I think my Santa is pretty - he's wearing a pink suit after all!
My collection of vintage ornaments are displayed in apothecary jars and under cloches throughout our home. Here is a close-up of what's on the coffee table.

I've been trying to de-clutter lately, so instead of leaving out my usual displays, I packed most of them away and tried to display only my Christmas stuff. This Child's Book of Christmas Carols was given to my mom from her cousin Christmas 1944. The illustrations are so beautiful.
Here's another view of my tree. I totally struggled to get a decent picture. Don't you think Christmas trees are one of the most difficult things to photograph? I sure do!

Oh, and here's another pink Santa. Good ol' Fitz and Floyd.
My favorite pretties in the dining room are the twinkling lights behind the window sheers
and my vintage silver tinsel tree decked out with old ornaments - I love the old ornaments with deep indents.
And now, on to my petite kitchen which I've never shown here before.
Keeping it simple, I didn't add too much in here except a couple red poinsettia's, a vintage Christmas tablecloth, my new cute vintage Santa mugs,
and the seasonal candy I added to apothecary jars.
Well, that concludes the tour...
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit.
Thank's also to Heather for hosting this super fun holiday open house!
Have a wonderful day!

47 comments:

LiLi M. said...

I love touring around your house. These cloches are great! Do you have a white tree, or does it look like one in the photo (you are right about how difficult it is to photograph a tree nicely). I have organizes a little tour too, you are always welcome at my place!
Have a great day and a jolly time before Christmas!

Forever Vintage said...

The lights behind the curtains looks awesome. I may have to try that next year!

Connie said...

I see you have PINK walls also, sweet cherub!!! Squeeeeeeeeeal. Mine are a lovely shade of pink now. I love your kitchen. Why in the world haven't you shown it before.....just delightful, honey.
Smooches,
Connie

An Accomplished Woman said...

I love it. Your home is so pretty. Love your christmas decorations.

TattingChic said...

Thank you for the tour of your lovely home! You have decorated so nicely for Christmas! It's so fun touring around blogland getting ideas. :)

tinkerverve said...

Absolutely beautiful. Looks like a spread in Victoria magazine or Romantic Homes. Just beautiful.

A Thing for Roses said...

Simply lovely Karoline! Thanks so much for sharing!

Happy Holidays!

XO,

Lisa

Wanita said...

Your home looks absolutely beautiful. I love the twinkle lights behind the curtains.

Blessings,
Wanita

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just adore all your decorations. They are lovely.

I will have a giveaway on my Friday post.

texasdaisey said...

What a beautiful home you have & I love all your decorations. Makes me want to put on my pjs & stay a while. Blessings, Debbie

Lori said...

Karoline, oh my!!! everything looks just gorgeous at your home!!! thanks for sharing your pretty little Christmas!!!

Couture de Papier said...

OMG!!Stunning! You should have a house tour and charge admission so magical and enchanting Thank You!

Fete et Fleur said...

Your home is over the top GORGEOUS!! I can't believe all the beautiful homes we are being treated to today. Thank you for sharing the beauty.

Nancy

Cathy said...

Just lovely. I really love the red, white and black kitchen even though I'm an all Pink girl myself.

Thank you for sharing your lovely holiday home with all of us.

Cathy

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oh my! I loooooove your house! Just gorgeous! My eye went right to the Fitz and Floyd Santa with the bunnies. I gotta find me one of those.
Love your blog and I'll be back to visit often.
Merry Christmas and bunny kisses,
shell

dollybelle said...

Your house looks so festive and bright! i love it!
xoxo
Dollybelle

Gail said...

Karoline,
Your home is so very lovely. I love all your pink touches, I'd have them too but dh would have a problem with it!
Beautiful, beautiful home.....thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!
Gail

Cathy said...

Absolutely beautiful as always!

Cathy :)

Miss Sandy said...

Your home is beyond stunning! We too have a vintage tinsel tree. It belonged to my mom and dad, complete with color wheel, turning tree stand, and the original ornaments they purchased. I was unable to use it this year as I have a tiny grandson that thinks all ornaments are balls. He says, "ball", snatches it off the tree and gives it a toss! YIKES, not so good for those delicate vintage items. Maybe next year. Thanks for sharing you awesome decor and have a Merry Christmas.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

WOWOWOW!!!! I love your home and each time I visit I just want to take all of my furniture and put it on the curb!! Your home is so sweet and I adore all of your wonderful decorations! BRAVO!!!

Love your kitchen, too!!

Have a Merry Christmas!!!!

xo
Becky

Kay said...

Karoline,
Your home is lovely. The porcelain Santa wearing a pink coat with a bunny pawing at his knee, is the most charming thing I have ever seen. Your beautiful daughters look as if they are having a good time with Santa.
Kay Flynn-The Wrought Iron Gate

Jean said...

The tour was wonderful. Thanks for the look at your Christmas treasures.
Jean in Virginia

Lolly said...

OMG - your home is drop dead gorgeous!! It is AMAZING! Thanks so much for sharing!

~Lolly

Kathy said...

You have a beautiful home, and your decorations are gorgeous.

Happy Holidays.

Kathy

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

oohhhhhh your Christmas decorations look so so pretty! I love it all...

Thanks so much for joining in the party and have a very Merry Christmas!! xo Heather

Jeanne said...

Your home is beautiful! I love that wonderful tree in your living room...and the pink walls!
Merry Christmas to you!
xo
jeanne
p.s. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed Joli Paquet.

Marilee said...

You have such a lovely house and the Christmas decorations are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful work.
Merry Christmas,
Marilee

Maison Douce said...

Wow, Karoline, everything looks gorgeous!! Those lights behind the sheers are so cool!! Stay warm!
Isabel

Sweet Remembrance said...

Your house looks absolutely beautiful...I love all your holiday decor!
Happy Holidays...
Priscilla

tiffany ~ shabby scraps said...

so beautiful! TFS~!
xoxo, Tiffany

Susie Vasquez said...

Wow! your house is so lovely decorated for Christmas..
Love the colors in your kitchen...
xoxo Susie Happy Holidays

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, your house is just sooo beautiful!! I adore the white lights and the lights behind the curtains!! It is light for so long here at the momment being Summer so we wait patiently patiently to turn on the lights. I think you have done a wonderful job photographing your tree and all your treasures, I love it all!
Thanks for sharing,
Kiss Noises Linda Lilly Cottage

The White Bench said...

Hello there!
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!
All is just stunning here! ...Beautiful decorations- and oh, I love your apothecary jars and the red walls!!
I am adding you to my favs- hope it's OK!

Have a Merry Merry Christmas,

Monica.

Outstanding Stranger said...

WoW...what a wonderful visit to your lovely home...so romantic. Thank you for stopping by my place, come back again soon, I have added you to my front door...Merry Christmas. Diane

Secondhandrose said...

it is all so gorgeous, but the idea that I may steal is the twinkling lights behind the sheers.! Thanks for sharing. Come for a visit.
karen

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Soooooooo gorgeous!
:)
Merry Christmas!!
~Becca~

My Shabby Roses said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love your vintage tinsel tree with the pretty ornaments.

Caleen said...

Your home is so beautiful and so full of christmas.. Thank you for letting me come and take a tour. Happy Holidays.

debi said...

OMGosh!! Your home is absolutely stunning!!! I think your tree is about the prettiest I've seen. Everything is just beautiful!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Debi

ceekay said...

I love the tour of your home. I wish you would have kept going. Everything is so pretty. I love the old ornaments in the cloches.

the wild raspberry said...

I love all your apothecary jars filled with ornaments and other goodies. I've always been tempted to buy them but never knew what to put inside. Good ideas...time to go shopping for some.

LW said...

What a beautiful Christmas home..
A wonderful place to spend the holidays..
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas…

Louise

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty Christmas things. Your home is beautiful! Happy Holidays, Esther

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I do not know why but I keep coming to this beautiful blog of yours.. I love your Xmas decoration and your house really beautiful.. very delightful!

miss gracies house said...

Karoline,
What a sparkly, winter wonderland you have! Simply breathtaking~do you just pack everything into the tubs that the Christmas stuff came out of? I never know what to do with all of the normal *clutter*-I mean decor.
Have a wonderful, merry Christmas!
Rene'

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

I found you thru creative breating. Oh my Gosh! Your blog is beautiful. I love how you decorated your home for Christmas. I have to come back and go through your old post to see all the pretty goodies you posted about.

hugs, Ellen

Many Blessings in the New YEar.

Paisley Seven said...

I know this is from 2008, but where did you find the rose ornaments?