Julia from Hooked on Houses is hosting this home tour. You should join the party too. It's a blast! (I am also joining Kimba at A Soft Place to Land for her Holiday Open House tomorrow.) Check it out.
I told you I was easing up on the decorating this year. I usually go nuts, with five full size trees and baubles in every room. This year I took a hint from Karma here to take it easy. So... one tree and lots of things I already have and now I can lay back and enjoy the season. (Just not in the same pose as Karma.)Shadow likes the more easy going approach as well. Her favorite place to sleep is under a Christmas tree. Come on in.
My husband collects ruby glass and Radko blown glass ornaments. This year we displayed them on garland and a few small trees in the entry.
Red and green in the cabinet and the cutest little pot belly stove. The lights inside flicker so it really does look like a fire.
Of course it looks cozier in the evening.
My little North Pole Reindeer village found a home on the top of the china cabinet.
On to the kitchen. (sorry about the back lighting, the wreaths aren't very visible) Red and white transferware plates are ringed with wreaths.
Some holly and bows on the pot rack.
Would you care for a peppermint?
I have a lot of red and green in my everyday items so adding a bit of Christmas to my buffet is easy.
Ruby glass and thrifted dishes are festive any time.
Remind me to turn that lampshade to hide the seam.
More ruby mixed with some green depression glass. Coffee anyone?
My hubby gave me these snowman plates one year and I use them through the winter. Thanks sweetheart. You know I love colored glass. Can't get enough.
I love red.
See what I mean?
A wintery tablescape right from the yard.
That is Epsom Salt snow. I don't know where I learned that trick but it is cheap, easy and beautiful.
My candy cane colored tree. With a bit of spa blue thrown in for fun. (Thanks for those postcard ornaments Geralyn.)
My mantle dressed with ruby and milk glass, instant candy cane colors.
This is an old photo of my brother and I with some neighbors. We are the two on the left. The colors are perfect!
The mantle at night.
A sweet little woodsy candle holder made by my friend Jennifer.
No snow yet.
Old books, silver and of course ruby glass and peppermint. All my favorite things.
Love that red!
Peppermint goes with everything.
Santa's hot tub snow globe from Department 56. Another gift from my hubby.
A few more shots of the tree.
Red and white are so cheerful.
I have a collection of snow babies displayed in the sitting room. This is one my husband gave me when our son was in a band.
Tarnished silver garland and glittered ornaments. You can't ever have too much sparkle.
A little pink just because.
Have a seat and visit for a moment. would you like a cup of egg nog?
Thank you for visiting and I hope you have the loveliest Christmas ever.
Have a glowing Monday, P.
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