Monday, December 15, 2008

A Pretty Little Christmas

Next up on the holiday party circuit is Heather and her Pretty Little Christmas soiree. Love this theme!

Welcome to our dining room. Please sit down and make yourself at home. This table was my grandparents. I am so happy that I am able to now have it in our home and enjoy entertaining family and friends.

I found some great vintage ornaments at the local antique mall. I especially love the bell ornaments.

I found this garland at Target several years ago. It is the perfect size for our short banister.

I really have a love/hate relationship with the color of our living room. I would like to paint it again (this would be for the third time - Jeff is not too thrilled by this prospect) but I'm waiting until we buy new living room furniture. That may be a while with a new baby on the way!
The fireplace display was inspired by this though our village pieces are a lot larger so we don't have quite the same effect. We have so many more village pieces up in the attic. I'm hoping to bring a few more down for other areas in the house. Must - get - motivated. If I don't do it right after Thanksgiving its hard for me to do. Mostly because there is so much involved with the Christmas decor (as you all know!). It takes such a long time and there are so many boxes. I hate to pull things out closer to Christmas because then they are out for only a short while before having to get packed back up again.
All of the boxes and storage containers are sitting up in our guest room with all of the other year round decor items that came down to make room for the holidays. Usually we put it up in the attic but since we aren't having overnight guests, I think it will all just stay in the guest room so life is a bit easier when it comes to packing it back up. Maybe I'll be brave enough to post a photo of that mess in the future!

Oh, what do we have here? A chocolate factory? My favorite! We must make a stop.

Well look at that! They must have known we were coming - free samples!

From our home to yours...


Lori said...

Karla, thanks for sharing your pretty little Christmas...your collection of vintage ornaments is beautiful!!!

The Other Side of Me said...


Your home looks so cozy! Your Christmas decorations are lovely. Enjoy. This time next year, there will be toys under that tree!!!!!
Hugs to you,

Elyse said...

so festive and fun! enjoy xo

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your Christmas is truly a pretty little Christmas. I love that Christmas ball garland on the banister!

Merry Christmas,

The Whispering Poppies said...

Oh my I LOVE the Christmas ball garland! I've never seen those before! Your Christmas village is so sweet! These parties are so much fun! =)

Jorgelina said...

Beautiful! The adorable ornaments! A greeting

Andrea said...

The chocolate factory is too it! Thanks for sharing.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Karla, your table looks just BEAUTIFUL!! I wish i could be there for real and chatting over coffee. :)

I love your mantle display, there is just nothing more timeless than a Christmas village on the mantle.... it is beautiful.

LOVE those vintage ornaments!! Just think, next year your little baby will be with you... sooooo exciting!

Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS! thank you so much for playing along. xoxo Heather

Twinkle Pink said...

Your home is so lovely and cozy I love all your decorations too.
Merry Christmas from Ginny in England

Karin said...

Everything looks so beautiful Karla!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Karla, your home is beautiful!! A perfect Christmas home indeed!


Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Karla,

oh how adorable!! your home is super cozy and I love that little house too!! how festive and fabulous!!

Happy Holidays, Cynthia

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey there sweets,

wonderful holiday decorations.
Happy holidays!!!



Thanks for the tour Karla, it looks beautiful! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Fete et Fleur said...

Love the mantle village and your bannister!


Jeanie said...

I've got to get my rear in gear and post my holiday party! I've been doing holidays all month, but nothing "official."

Your home is so lovely and I love your village. I've never collected those because I know I couldn't stop and I don't have the surface space, but everytime I see one set up, I feel myself relenting a bit! Lovely! (And I'm with you on the decorating -- TG and shortly after and not wanting to get it out too late. I've saved MOST of the snow people for after Christmas this year!

The Rose Room said...

Gorgeous Karla, your Christmas table looks lovely! Rachaelxo

She'sSewPretty said...

Your home looks so warm and welcoming Karla! Thanks for letting us have a peek! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Hey! I love all your holiday goodies! So pretty and inviting! In fact, I am coming over for some hot cocoa!

Jenn said...

very beautiful and inviting, Karla!!

Jenn M.

Kathy said...

Oh, I love all of your decorations...and that ornament garland is gorgeous! Everything looks just beautiful.

Happy Holidays.

Monica said...

Love your holiday home Ms. Karla!
Especially your village , the chocolates hop would have to be my fave
have a wonderful holiday :)

Miss Sandy said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful decorations. I like that little chocolate factory guy! Merry Christmas!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just adore all your decorations. They are lovely.

I will have a giveaway on my Friday post.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oooooo, I'll take some of those free chocolate samples they are handing out!!
I know what you mean about wanting to put things up early..... otherwise it's not up long enough!!
Merry Christmas!!

twinkleshabbystar said...

Awww. your holiday home looks soo beautiful and festive Miss Karla! Just think next year you will have Baby 1st Christmas ornaments hanging on your tree. :))) XO,Jenn

Lolly said...

Love it all! Love the garland on the banister!
Happy Holidays!


Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Beautiful, Karla! I love that you have your grandparent's table! Love all the decorations!
Hugs, Heidi

Anonymous said...

Very lovely home and decorations ! A nice and cosy place to enjoy Christmas !!!
Merry Christmas !

natalea said...

I love the color of your living room and it's the same color as mine! It makes it so warm! pretty pics karla!
xox natalea

Diane said...

Everything looks so warm and inviting, what a darling grouping on your mantel, have a wonderful Christmas.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Diane

Kerryanne English said...

Karla, your holiday decorating looks lovely.

Joy Zaczyk said...

Hi Karla,

Love all of your decorations - that garland is way cool! :)


Kimla Kay said...

Karla, I loved seeing all the photos of your beautiful home. The antiques make it so warm and cozy. I especially love the off white antique hutch. Looks like you are all ready for Christmas. Warm wishes to you! Kimla

Cherub Kisses Boutique said...

I love your blog!! Always happy to see others' with Honey Comb yellow interior walls ;o)
Have a wonderfully blessed Christmas!!

Secondhandrose said...

I have little houses on my mantle too. Thanks for sharing. Come for a visit.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

You did copy Alicia's display nicely! I studied them both LOL.
Paint fumes aren't good for the baby anyway...I think the color is nice!

A Fanciful Twist said...

Your house is sooooo beautiful! I do love that color of your living room. Wish I could handle color ;)

I adore visiting homes with color walls, but when I paint mine, I get all well, weird. I don't know why? hee hee ;)

So, then I revert back to white...

By the way, your stairs and banister are sooo charming! And that white cabinet on your wall, I gasped! Love it!

Happy Holidays Miss Lovely Karla!! xoxo

MizSmoochieLips said...

I love the Chocolate Factory! It reminds me of a day I spent at Hershey PA!

Sarah said...

Very Pretty! I love that mirror over your fireplace!
Vintage Lily

Anonymous said...

Chocolate factory? Too cute!

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