Friday, December 4, 2009

All through the house.....

Hello Ladies! Happy Holidays! All through the house ...not a creature was stirring...except me! lol :) I'm getting ready for Christmas and busy busy shopping and preparing... But I wanted to give you a small tour of the trimmings I've started to put out this week. I'll be adding a part 2 next week... I hope the holidays and the preparations are finding you healthy and blessed!

The photo above is of some Xmas tags I picked up at Micheal's craft store, the colors set the mood for my Christmas theme this year: Soft Blue, Reds and sweet Vintage touches! I added some of the tags to my mini Kitchen tree! ( below ) I had been given kitchen ornaments as a birthday gift from my sweet friend Gina and just couldn't wait to use them on the accent tree! They are all cooking utensils and cooking gadgets, I love them :)!

This one below is my Main tree in the family room, this was taken in the day but we all know when the lights go down at night it's transformed into a mini fairy land...

At night the lights just glow through out the whole room, casting memories and fairy dust all around...as a little girl, I used to think fairies lived in our tree and got to sleep inside the ornaments ;) Hmmm, maybe they really do? :) .....One of the outside trees that are decorated is shinning through the bay window, it gives the room even more of a glow at night!

A little more up close....my ornaments range from very vintage , to handmade, to store bought... basically a big eclectic mix, but that's my style anyway , lol, so it might as well carry over to the tree too :)

I collect Santa's and Snow men, so most any table top and shelf gets adorned :)

This is the view ( below ) from inside my kitchen out to the family room...

Another up close of the kitchen tree at night...


opps, I think I did this one below twice, yikes! If I took it out , I'd probably mess up my entire post, lol, sorry...
My favorite room in the house has always been the kitchen....Decorating it at Christmas is completely my favorite thing to do :)... I haven't finished it all yet, but here are some quick shots below of what I've done so far. Hutches make for some great decorating fun, I'm so happy I got a second hutch last summer, now I get to adorn more shelves ... decorating bliss! lol

Last year I bought these ornaments below from Hallmark, well actually they are retired I believe , so I got them off a retired ornament site. But I love miniature's, so I'm so glad I found these, aren't they cute?

Christmas is always like being a kid in a candy shop happy!

Well ladies, it's off to get more decorating and shopping done! I hope you all have a cozy weekend and it's filled with many blessings and love!!!

Happy Holidays to all and to all a good day!!

Love and appreciation ,

~ Cynthia ~ XO

56 comments:

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Gosh, everything looks so cozy and cute! I'm in love with your mini vintage appliances....so perfect! I haven't even started decorating inside or shopping yet! YIKES! Better get busy!
XOXO
Joni

All things nice... said...

Cynthia,

Your house looks so perfect like something out of a magazine, the decorations are so pretty! I always find that the living room feels so empty when we take down our Christmas tree as if something is missing. Maybe its just me! Keep up the good work.

All things nice...

Tracy said...

How sweet those miniatures are! I love your decorating style, Cynthia.

stefanie said...

oh, i love everything!!! very cozy and does get you in the spirit

Pauline said...

Such a lovely post...I like the miniature furniture, so cute :o)
Well done.

Warmest regards.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

When I see how pretty you arrange everything, I wish you could help me. I have some pretty things but sometimes it looks like too much little stuff! It's a fun time! Enjoy your weekend! Visit me soon, please!

ceekay said...

I love your vintage stove and refrigerator. I WISH I had mine from when I was a kid. Love that you have the little foods. So precious!

debi said...

Cynthia, Your Christmas home looks so warm and inviting. I suddenly feel like a pair of thick, cozy socks and a big mug of hot chocolate. Beautiful!!
Hugs, Debi

lemonade kitty said...

What lovely decorations you have in your home this Christmas, especially those tags in the first picture. Are they china? Lucey xx

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cyn, everything looks so pretty, I wish we lived close enough so I could stop by for a visit to see everything in person, I love the miniature ornaments, they have so many details and your kitchen is one of my fav's (:
Hugs~Kelly

Kathleen Grace said...

Cynthia your home looks so cozy and beautiful! I love all the decorations and lights. The little kitchen ornaments are just adorable, I don't think I have ever seen them before. I so enjoyed seeing your pretty decorations:>)

Jeska said...

Cinthia,
love your decorations, love the warm colors its very cozy, you have inspire me once more, been looking forward for a new post thank you for sharing I know it gets busy at this time of the season thanks again for bringing some inspiration.

Marilyn said...

Cynthia....
I so enjoyed your tour & especially the miniature appliances!! Love the tiny snowman in the freezer!!
Great Post!
Happy Holidays!
Love,
Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Cynthia - Your posts make me feel warm and cozy inside. You have a beautiful sense of the esthetic. I love everything you do; you are an inspiration.

Elyse said...

hi cynthia!

everything is so pretty! i love your color palette and sweet touches throughout!

i agree with debi -- a round of hot chocolate for all! :)

xo

ps
i smile every time i see the shutters!

Camille said...

Everything is so cozy and inviting! Thanks for sharing your home with us...enjoy your weekend too!

Blessings,
Camille

Busy As Can Be said...

Everything looks beautiful. I really love the colors you put together.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Cynthia, your home looks so sweet, homey and cozy! Pretty, pretty! Soft touches everywhere! I remember the Hallmark ornaments from last year and love them to pieces!!!!

Merry Christmas sweetie!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Gina said...

Everything looks so pretty!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Your home is lovely, Cynthia. Love the little fridge and stove; so adorable. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Cindy said...

Your Christmas decor is beautiful. I am so glad to know that I am not the only one who still has that "kid in a candy show happy" feeling every Christmas. I love it so much. Thanks for a look at your sweet little cottage. Hugs, Cindy S.

Shelia said...

Hi Cynthia! Oh, your decorations are so cute! Love your little kitchen tree and those little appliances are precious. I see a little snowman in the freezer! :)
Have fun decking our your lovely home.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Julie Harward said...

I love all your trees up and the appliance ornaments are the cutest ever! My kids won't be here for Christmas, so I'm cutting back a bit..then everyday I drag out a bit more!!! Love Christmas so much~Come say hi :D

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Everything looks so pretty Cynthia. I can almost smell the sweet scent of those candles burning. You make us all feel right at home.
Blessings,
Marcia

Lallee said...

It's all beautiful! Soft, warm, charming, inviting--all the words that come to mind. Thank you for sharing with us. Merry Christmas!

Amy said...

Cynthia...those vintage kitchen appliances are the cutest!! Perfect for your kitchen. As I'm writing this...I'm looking out the window and we're having our first snow....fluffy flakes gently falling. So pretty. Ok sorry..back to your post. Everything looks so inviting, warm and cozy.

sunshine said...

Beautiful!
I love those vintage appliances! So cute!!

((Hugs))
Laura

D said...

Hey!

I see you have been busy getting your cute, little house even MORE cuter! :)
Love, love, love all of it!

D
P.S. I HAD to have that cute little stove and fridge when you posted them last year, so I got them, too. :)

Shanda said...

It al looks so nice Cindy, so pretty. I STILL love those ornaments. I watch all year on Ebay, never saw those and I finally gave up and didn't renew my extened email update search for them.
Good tidings to you and yours,
Shanda

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your home is so cozy and festive. All your trees are gorgeous! And that little snowman in the miniature fridge is just too cute! Blessings to you and yours, :) Tammy

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Cynthia I always look forward to a new post from you! I love how your home looks so cute and cozy!

Manuela

Janera said...

Cynthia, your home always looks inviting, but at the Christmas season especially.

Please come over and join my Christmas giveaway, and bring your other readers. Everyone's welcome at my little place!

Miss Janice said...

I knew I would find beauty when I visited here tonight! Your kitchen and the little tree are just beautiful. I also love the family room tree and decos. It's all lovely!

Angie said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I love decorating my kitchen for Christmas too!

Jeannette said...

Hi Cynthia! Just beautiful as always! I just wait for your posts ya know!!!lol I'm going to redo a jelly cabinet I bought years ago just so I too can have more display space!! For those snowmen I collect too!! I remember your pics from last year and I can't believe another year has already gone by! Well keep the pics coming!!!!lol Have Fun - Sincerely, Jeannette

beth said...

Your home looks so beautiful! Love the tree and all the sweet holiday touches. I just love this time of year!! :)

Diane said...

Cynthia, it always looks so welcoming!
I haven't even begun to get out my decorations. *sigh* Work! Too much work! LOL! Real job, that is! By the end of the day I'm ready to just put my feet up and read. Ah....big sigh of comfort!
I will live vicariously through your lovely pictures until hubby brings up the boxes and boxes of Christmas decor from the garage!

:-) Diane

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Cynthia,

Everything looks so warm and cozy. Very pretty tree. Love that little stove and fridge. I had looked them up last week on e-bay, and they are so expensive!! the stove alone sold for $63.!! I am going to try to find them on the retired site. thanks for sharing your pretty home.

hugs,
Debbie from NJ

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I remember when you got that second hutch. I was so envious and you were so excited! Your house is looking festive and cozy and beautiful as only you can make it. I admire your skills and talents. I've always wanted to do a kitchen tree. About time I did it!
Brenda

Andrea said...

I just love the pinks and greens...two of my favorite color combinations. I also love the little appliances. I've been infatuated with little kitchen appliances my whole life.

PattieJ said...

Gorgeous!!! I LOVE everything IN your house! Looks like a picture from a magazine!

Pattie

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Cynthia, your cottage is so warm and cozy all dressed for Christmas. Your trees are beautiful. I like your kitchen tree. The tags you found at Michael's really are cute and make good ornaments. Looking forward to part 2.

Storybook Woods said...

Your home is sooo warm, inviting, charming. I love seeing it. Clarice

Christina said...

Oh my gosh! Soooo Beauuuuteeeful!!! Listening to Louis Armstrong and getting a tour of your Christmasy home makes my all teary eyed. I so love love love this time of year. As I am writing this post the snow is gently falling covering all the green with soft white. So Heavenly... God Bless

Christina

Ruthann said...

Hi Cynthia! Just wanted to stop by to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Your home is looking so sparkly and Christmas Cozy! I just know your family says "ahhhh...it's good to be home!" when they walk in the door! You truly have a gift for making a house a home! God Bless you sugar!
Ruthann
Sugar Pie Farmhouse

La Table De Nana said...

You have everything just sooo cute!!!!ADORABLE.

Eileen@Star's Fault said...

Thanks for the lovely holiday tour through your cottage!

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

texasdaisey said...

Cynthia, I am never disappointed by your posts. Your Christmas decorations are wonderful. It is alway such a joy to stop in and see what you are doing. Like taking a breath of fresh air.
Debbie

Susan at Charm of the Carolines said...

Love, love, love your website! Where did you find the little stove and refrigerator. I love it!

Thanks for sharing!

Susan at Charm of the Carolines

Rue said...

Hi Cynthia :)

Your home is so perfect for Christmas. I would love to be a kid sipping cocoa on Christmas eve there. Heck, I would now LOL

xoxo,
rue

GapGirl said...

your home is super cozy!
XoxoGapGirl

Its So Very Cheri said...

Cynthia,
Your tree is darling. Thanks for the ideas on how you did the gingerbread ornament. I have been meaning to come by for weeks but I have been having major Google issues and after weeks and weeks of non-stop Google issues, and still having problems-I am throwing my hands up and making much needed visits. Google doesn't even have any suggestions on how to fix the on going problems-ARGH!!!
I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and hope you can come by for a visit. I miss seeing ya over at my blog.
Cheri

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

Cyn, your trees are absolutely stunning!! I love those tags that you got at Michaels! Gorgeous and those little miniature refrigerator ornament....beyond adorable!!!! Your home looks picture perfect and oh, so cozy! :) Hugs!!! Merry Christmas to you & your family!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Cynthia~ ~ ~I had to stop by and see your home dressed for the holidays. Your trees are lovely. I always loved a kitchen tree but in my new kitchen I don't have room for one and I miss it. Guess I'll just have to stop by here to get my fix. Enjoy the holidays.

Rhondi said...

Hi Cynthia
I am very late at coming to visit and see your beautiful Christmas decor. Everything is beautiful as always. Hope you have a healthy and prosperous new year.
Hugs, Rhondi

Leslie said...

you have the best decorations! I'll bet the holidays at your house is a wonderfully, warm, cozy, fabulous experience!