Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Open House

Hi welcome to our home. I've got the candles lit, the music playing. I'm all ready for you. Come in. Make yourself at home. The New York Beauty quilt I made hangs in the front hall.
I put some greenery along with my brass candlestick collection on the living room mantle.A little gold angel sits beside the picture.

Our very traditional tree is in the corner. It's filled with old family ornaments and an assortment of things past down over the years. The red dining room is ready for Christmas all year long. My new red & white tea set and some holly from the garden decorate a side table. I love the way the light shines a reflection on the wall at this time of day.

A little closer view. Even the chandelier gets dressed up for the occasion!
In our TV room the mantle gets greens and red apples. Some more of my candlesticks get red plaid bows. Mr and Mrs Santa look great with the green plates behind them.
I got this funny little wire tree a few years ago and hung a whole lot of little red wooden hearts and birds that I had saved for many years. It sits on the hearth in the TV room. On our breakfast table I placed a little tree filled with some of my blue and white china. I have lots of it, nothing too valuable but all interesting or pretty.

Our kitchen tree has little candle lights, red apples, red wooden bead garland and some special little things that have special meaning for me.
It looks lovely at night.
The hutch beside the kitchen tree gets some special Christmas decor too.

What do I love about my holiday home?
Special family ornaments, like this glass bunch of grapes that have been passed down through the family.

Little things that remind me of family, like this doll my mom had hanging in her studio.
Memories of those special Christmases as a child in Canada when it would magically snow on Christmas Eve. Now the only snow I see is in this little snow globe.Handmade decorations from friends and family, like these ones painted by one of my mom's folk art students, Senta. They are 15 " tall.

Things painted by family members. My sister did this one to represent our daughter.
The best thing I like about my home are the framily and friends who come to visit. This is a wonderful time of year for all of us to reflect on our blessings and to remember why we do all this at this time of year. Jesus is the reason for the season.
I'd love for you to stay longer but I know you have other homes to visit today so please come back when you have more time and I'll put the kettle on and make us a cup of tea. To see the other open houses visit Karla's blog where they are all listed:
Thanks for visiting. Hope you'll come back and visit me again. I'd love it if you'd leave me a comment so I knew you were here.
Rhondi xo


  1. Wow, love all your holiday decor. Lovely!! Your trees are absolutely fabulous:)
    Holiday cheer

  2. Rhondi,

    Your home is beautiful. I've gotten ideas for my home just looking at your pictures.

    Thanks for inviting me "in".


  3. Hi Rhondi,
    Oh MY! Your home is just beautiful! I love all of your decorations. The mantle looks stunning with the brass candlesticks and angel. The quilt in in the entry is stunning!

  4. Rhondi, what a beautiful home, and lovely holidayn decor! I especially love the tree with the blue and white pieces. You and I have very similar taste!

    xo, Andrea

  5. You have lots of wonderful decor! Among my favorites are the folk art Santa&Mrs, and the tree with the blue&white china!
    Please stop by and visit our holiday home too!

  6. Wow your home looks just lovely!! Merry Christmas!

  7. I love your heart tree, and then I saw the blue and white china tree, and then there was sooo much more to look at. I love your aesthetic. Susan

  8. I enjoyed my tour of your home! I hope you come over to visit me! i LOVE THE RED DINING ROOM!

  9. A beautiful home glowing with holiday blessings! Love your decorations!!

    kari & kijsa

  10. Everything is so beautiful here! I love your decorations and the paint colors on your wall.

  11. Love it all. Your trees are so pretty. Love the blue and white china kitchen tree.

  12. I had such a great time "touring" your beautiful home in all its Christmas glory! Thanks. BTW, I have one of those wire trees! The hearts look sweet. I hang silver jingle bells from mine :)

  13. Your trees a wonderful! My favorite is the blue and white tree because it was unexpected! Your hutch is just charming! I'll be cak to visit again. Holiday Greetings, Miss Sandy

  14. You have a lovely home! I love the red and white tea set and mr and mrs santa!! I hope you have a wonderful christmas!

  15. Hi Rhondi I really wish I could make them, it is so popular!
    I adore your red dining room, I love red dining rooms. Your decorations are so perfect.....have a super weekend,
    Carol xx

  16. your home is lovely! I love love your chandalier!
    Thanks for sharing and happy Holidays!

  17. LOVE that quilt! and your pictures are beautiful!

  18. I love the Christmas trees. Your trees are wonderful.

  19. Rhondi,
    Everything looks lovely. Of course I love the "china" tree and the folk art Santa and Mrs. Santa are so special.

  20. Oh my goodness, it's lovely over here! I especially loved the blue & white china tree. Adorable!

    Thanks for your visit!


  21. Rhondi, your home is simply beautiful. Merry Christmas and Blessings - Rachael:)

  22. hello had to come back to look more at your blog and lovely holiday things! love the blue dihes, pottery rabbits and red walls!

  23. Hi Rhondi-
    What a wonderful way to visit. You do have a cheery Christmas house! See you soon, Donna

  24. Wow! All the trees are beautiful! The big one thats so full or family ornaments was my favorite! Thank you for visiting me today also! Merry Christmas!

  25. Oh my gosh- every picture has so many pretty details to enjoy- your blue and white china tree, the red heart tree, the red & white polka dot display- and that quilt- what a beauty!!!

    I feel like I'm browsing through the pages of a magazine!

  26. Thank you for that lovely and enchanting holiday tour - you have a real talent for decorating! I am on the tour as well stroll by when you catch moment :)

  27. Oh, it all looks SO pretty! Your trees are all adorable and I think I've said before that your quilt in the entry is spectacular!!!
    ~Angela :-)

  28. Gorgeous!!!
    Thank you for inviting us.

  29. WOW!! You have so many pretty things. Very creative!! Merry Christmas!

  30. Loved your beautiful homes. Your red and white china is adorable and I love the blue and white china on the little tree. Oh and the wire tree with hearts too! Thanks for drooping by my house.

    Blesssings and merry christmas to you and yours, with love from Northern Ireland.

  31. Thanks for stopping by my "home" yesterday, Rhondi! I'm glad you like my skinny tree and the sled! Me too! I REALLY like your style! All of your pics are great! I love all the color on your walls. I'm excited to live in a house someday instead of an apt. and be able to paint! Have a very Merry Christmas! Kelly


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