Tuesday, December 20, 2011

She Shines at Christmas II

Welcome back... I was giving you a Christmas tour of our home a few days ago, (here)  but it just got too late and too many pictures. So I thought I would finish it up today.

 I really didn't do much in the living room this year... I just ran out of time. So here are a few shots of the fireplace.

Years past I had a flocked tree in here, but this year it is still in storage.

Fresh greens around the fireplace.

I like to put fresh greens over the pocket doors leading to the dining room. 
The living room looks into the family room, we use the living room mostly for sitting and reading.

The family room is the romp and television room.

It has tall ceilings, so every year we put up a 11 ft Fraser tree. We get our tree early so my husband likes a Fraser, they do not shed their needles.

They smell heavenly.

This year this bad boy came down on both my husband and me...
someone forgot to lock the tree stand. Luckily only the lights were on the tree but we both had needles in our hair :)

This is such a sunny room during the day, I thought I would show it during the afternoon also.

Thanks so much for joining me this Christmas season. 
We will be traveling to Minnesota for Christmas.

I want to say again a big thank you to everyone that left such beautiful comments on my birthday.
I had such a great day!

My wish this year is for... that love abounds.

I am linking up with my friend Kathleen at Faded Charm for her White Wednesday party.

Blessings to you this busy week.

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  1. It looks gorgeous Rebecca. I hope you have a blessed Christmas with your family.

  2. With lights all aglow, I very much enjoyed the tour, beautiful decorating! Merry Christmas!!

  3. Oh my everything is so lovely Rebecca! The tree is so gorgeous and I miss having a real tree this year- you would have to mention the scent! I was almost ok with it till you mentioned that!

    Love the vignette with the photographs and the fireplace area is just perfection!!

    bee blessed
    merry Christmas

  4. Absolutely breathtaking. I am in awe and inpspired. I will look to this post often throughout the year to get inspiration for next Christmas!

    Amber @ junkaholicsunanimous.blogspot

  5. Oh Rebecca, your tree is fabulous and so are your photos! And those angel wings...heavenly! I see you had a Birthday "pie" to celebrate! Have a wonderful Christmas, dear friend! xoxo

  6. Loveliness indeed, what a peaceful looking home you have!
    Thanks for sharing it with us and have a wonderful Christmas with your family....:).

  7. I could linger here for hours Rebecca. Your home is so incredibly warm and inviting. Merry Christmas.

  8. I can see how much you love to decorate for Christmas...it is beautiful and elegant!

  9. Rebecca - This ALL looks gorgeous. I wouldn't be able to pick out favorites and I would want to keep this up all winter. So cozy. Do you think you can adopt me? The tree reminds me of home when we used to have a real one with real draping tinsel. Ohhhhh, love everything. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!!!

  10. Rebecca,

    As beautiful as everything is in your holiday home the thing that stood out to me in viewing your photos is the air of serenity, love, and peace. You have created such an ambiance in your home. Safe travels and have a very Merry Christmas!

  11. Your home is just beautiful. So nice to meet you just found your lovely blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for a very Merry Christmas Day and look forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

    Always Wendy

  12. "She" isn't the only thing that shines...her mistress does 365 days a year.
    That tree takes me back to my childhood and the memory of Mother tying it to the wall to keep it from falling over! Law...how long does it take to decorate one that huge?
    Merry Christmas my friend. May your Christmas wish come true...for all of us.

  13. WOW!!! Your home is absolutely gorgeus!!!It looks so peaceful. Merry Christmas to you and your family:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  14. Everything looks lovely. Our 9-foot fir fell down this year at 1:30 a.m. It was about 3/4 decorated, so we lost some ornaments. Glad yours was not decorated yet.

  15. Your home is so beautiful! I would never leave it! Thanks for sharing! 8^)

  16. Okay, I want to come live at your house! It is so beautiful! I love all the vintage goodies you have collected! Happy Holidays to you and your sweet family! karen...

  17. Gorgeous! Your photos are helping my SIL become excited about moving. :D Wait till she sees these.

    Have a safe and wonderful trip and may the new year bring you great joy.
    much love,

  18. Oh how very inviting and beautiful, dear Rebecca.
    I love your angel wings and beautiful old angel- and every nook is filled with so much beauty.
    I wish you a happy tour visiting your family,-drive safe, and see you after christmas. I wish you also a most happy new year, dear friend.

  19. Your home is just beautiful, the architectural detail is fabulous and you have it decorated perfectly. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  20. Rebecca,
    Well that does it. You live in my dream house! Seriously it is gorgeous beyond words, would love to see it in person one day. Fraisers are my fave too, wow 11 ft! I blew up your picture of the windows in your family room. I love the drapes, did you make them?
    I am so sorry I missed your birthday. I hope it was wonderful. You deserve only the best.
    Have a beautiful Christmas Rebecca.

  21. OMGoodness Rebecca! Your house is amazing! I love the sunroom!

    Do tell what is that reflecting in the mirror over the matel in the living room? If that a light fixture? It looks as if it is hanging from the ceiling, but I can't really tell. Can we see a photo of that please! Hahaha!

    Merry Christmas.


  22. Dearest Rebecca, your tree is glorious and your wish for abounding love is just the best. Have a JOY filled Christmas. Olive

  23. Your home is simply stunning decorated for the holidays. The pictures with the tree light and candle light only just took my breath away. Popping in from the Picket Fence blog.

  24. I. Have. No. Words.

    Seriously, there are magazines missing the boat BIG TIME, if they don't feature this lovely home!

    *applauding loudly*

    Following you???? You betcha!!!!

  25. Stunning! Just beautiful! LOVE the tinsel on your tree...it is just breattaking!

    New Follower!

    Merry Christmas!

    Lou Cinda

  26. Rebecca your home is absolutely exquisite. You did an amazing job. I would love it if you would link this inspiring post to our What's It Wednesday linky party. Hope you can join us. Have a Merry Christmas my dear! (I can't shut my mouth...gorgeous)


  27. Gorgeous! I saw your first post on your house and this one is equally as impressive...So happy I stumbled across your blog...I'm your newest follower and also following on pinterest...LOVE your style!!! Blessings~~~ and MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Shine

  28. Tinsel, they still make it? I was wondering what was making your tree shine! Brings back childhood memories. We always had that. Merry Christmas, Lori

  29. And wishing you a wonderful holiday as well Rebecca...we have much to be thankful for in this one lifetime...I hope your birthday is grand!!!

    Be well friend!


  30. Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

  31. Have a very Merry Christmas. Thank you again for sharing your lovely home and beautiful vintage decorations.

  32. Coming by to wish you and your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!


  33. I came over from Ivy & Elephants and have sooo enjoyed the beautiful tour of your house at Christmas! Everything is just beautiful! Vanna

  34. Your home is truly exquisite in every sense of the word!


  35. Hello Rebecca! I just found your blog from 2805. I love it! Your home is gorgeous!! AND I LOVE, LOVE your garden photos! I am your newest follower.

  36. Your home is gorgeous! Chippy and white, you just can't go wrong with that combo! I love, love, love the lower room that leads off of the family room. It looks like the perfect spot to read a book and curl up with a steaming cup of coffee. I am happily your newest follower, visting from 2805.



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