Monday, December 15, 2008

Welcome to the inside....away from the cold.

I figure I do a fair amount of decorating, but it's gotten to the
point where I'm cutting down as I have to think of where I'm going to store all this stuff after I buy it. Plus cutting back on the decorating helps with the knitting schedule. Click to embiggen any of the following pictures.

The front living room. This year we bought a new Christmas tree. It's artificial pine/spruce slim tree. It's in a smaller box that I can lift myself, and putting it away won't be such a chore.

Close up of the Christmas tree decorations. My DD is a graphic designer and she fell in love with this colour combination....it's sort of a dark plum/brown with coordinating gold ornaments, and tinsel garland.










Looking in the other direction in the living room.

My DD was at a Christmas function a couple years ago and won these wire deer. Something I never would have thought to buy, but I'm sure glad she won them as I really enjoy them.











A little closer look at the guardian of the liquor cabinet.






















Santa Claus.













Off the living room area is the dinette where breakfast, lunch, and supper is served, or to our American friends its dinner, or to the British its tea.













Heading downstairs to the basement is a antique buffet we recently received which promptly got decorated. I think it looks happy.




















The final decoration I usually put up is in the rumpus room downstairs which sits on a mantel above the TV. It's a metal house bought from Costco a couple years ago. It holds three tea lights inside which light it up from the inside. This year I was surprised that Costco wasn't carrying much for different decorations such as this one.



Finally after all this is mostly a knitting blog, and of course I've got a sock in progress. Pattern from Favorite Socks 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave. Page 39 Merino Lace Socks by Anne Woodbury.
Yarn: Trekking Pro Natura.
Made in Germany
100G=420m
75% New Wool
25% Bamboo
Colour: 1515



Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Fantastic New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Peace and Love from my house to yours
See you in the New Year!
Charlene

10 comments:

Jamie Lea said...

I think we broke Mr. Linky *lol* but I found you threw the comments. I love your home, beautiful, this is so much fun!

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Charlene,
Your tree is lovely. I really like the dark wine color of the ornaments.
Is that an old butter churn behind the Santa guarding the liquor cabinet?
When I was a kid I used to help my Mother churn butter in one of those hand cranked churns.
Your house looks lovely and ready for Christmas

Jody said...

I luv the red colour of your living room. It looks like a real Victorian style room. It must feel wonderful to sit in there.
I'd like to see a closeup of the young married couple in one of those pics hehe.

Jodi said...

What a lovely home you have!

Bonita said...

Very pretty!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Charlene,

LOVE the red walls. Love them. It makes everything look so warm and cozy. Very nice, hope you have sweet holidays with your family there.
xo Lidy

Cate said...

You have a lovely home.

Thanks for visiting my blog & Merry Christmas!

Cate in New Zealand

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Hi Charlene! Your decorations are lovely! I agree, your brown/plum combo on the tree is smashing! Merry Christmas to you. Warmly, Cathy

ellen b said...

Charlene,
Your house and decorations and furniture are all just lovely!! It's all so warm and inviting. Have a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for visiting my tour...

Mae said...

Alright lady! It's been almost two weeks since the New Year so you have had quite enough of a blog vacation by now! I want you back!!! (haha)