Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Holiday Open House

Hi friends

Welcome to my holiday open house and thanks to Tracey at Notes From a Cottage Industry for organizing it. Make sure you go to her blog to see a list of other open houses. Come on in out of the cold. I've been expecting you.
The lights are on in my little house collection on the bookshelf.
The candle lights on the tree in our kitchen are sparkling.

The tree in our living room is filled with family ornaments collected over the yeras.
The little tree on our breakfast table displays some of my blue & white china.
The stockings are hung on the mantle.Extra ornaments that didn't fit on the tree add a little bling in other places around my house. Vintage pink balls in a crystal dish on my wicker desk.

Red balls and red glass beads adorn the chandelier in the dining room.
Another corner gets a splash of gold.
The table is set for dinner.

A close up view.
If you have time I'd love it if you could stay for a cup of tea. I just made a fresh pot and cookies are fresh out of the oven.
Thanks for coming to visit! Keep warm if you are in one of the places that got hit with winterstorms this week.

Please take just a minute and leave a comment so I know you visited.
Merry Christmas and God Bless You..... Rhondi

If this is your first visit to my blog there are more open house pictures on my Dec.12 post which yoiu might enjoy :)


  1. Oh wow! That little tree with the blue and white china...So pretty! Have a Merry Christmas, Rhondi!

  2. Color, color, beautiful COLOR!! I love it! My favorite is your blue willow tree! I wish you could come to my house and breathe new life into what I have!

  3. Thanks so much for inviting me to your open house! I especially love your red and white New York quilt and your red and white tea set! I am a quilter and a tea person as well. I hope that you and youre family have a fabulous Christmas!

    Ruth Ann, The Bag Lady

  4. You have impeccable taste. I love the red and white quilt hanging on the wall. Your blue and white china tree is so cute. And the green plates above the mantle---fantastic!

  5. Hi Rhondi, this is my second visit to your site. The last time was to admire your quilting skills and now I see you've made your home look extraordinary for Christmas. Thanks for welcoming us so warmly.

  6. So pretty!! Thank you for sharing your Christmas spirit with us!!

  7. The tree with the blue & white china is such a cute idea I'm going to write it down to do next year! Loved the tour, your house is gorgeous!


  8. Hi Rhondi just thought I would pop in to see you.
    Have a lovely Christmas,
    Carol x

  9. I love the china tree! So creative! Your home is really beautifully decorated for christmas!

  10. This is my first visit by way of Tracey's Holiday Home Tour...and both of your tours are just lovely! Red is my favorite color and mint tea is my beverage of choice...so keep an eye on that adorable tea set!!

    Thanks for letting us peek in...and have a Merry Christmas!


  11. Hi Rhondi! I love your holiday home! That is a beautiful quilt on the wall! I'm bookmarking nyour blog so I can read more!


  12. I loved your decorations. Everything looks so ready for Christmas. Good Job! Merry Christmas!

  13. Hi Rhondi! I'm peeking my head in to see more of your beautiful home! I can't decide whic I like more, the quilt, or the roosters, or your sense of color...I just love it all! :)

    Merry Christmas,


  14. The blue and white tree is my favorite. I think blue and white dishes look so festive with the red of Christmas. You have lots of nice personal touches. Thanks for sharing your home.

  15. I LOVE the Chandelier! Such a warm home filled with festive decorations...Thanks for sharing, Theresa

  16. I love your mantle and the cute tea set! Lovely decorations!

    Merry Christmas

  17. Hi Rhondi! You know I've said this before, and I'll say it again, your house is SO CUTE!!!! I love the cup tree, and the kitchen tree, and the family tree... I love it all! Oh yes, and I LOVE that quilt in your foyer. But you knew that! Thanks for sharing even more!
    ~Angela :-)

  18. Thank you for letting us see your lovely home. I love your tree with china and your beautiful table.

  19. i am a huge fan of the b&w china tree! what a lovely concept!

  20. Rhondi, please stop by my blog when you have a chance...there are a couple of awards there for you.

    xo, Andrea

  21. You have a wonderful decorationen for
    Christmas.I love the tree in your
    livingroom and the mantel decoration.
    Your home looks very festive.
    I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year

  22. Rondi, your home is beautifully decorate.
    Thanks for inviting me in. I had a nice visit.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  23. I love your collection of blue china! I am going to copy your blue and white tree someday! It's wonderful!

    I am dutch, so I, too have an affinity for blue and white Delft China - I decorated with it, too, this year - you can see my little dutch village here - http://trintje.blogspot.com/2007/12/little-dutch-village.html

    Thanks for the inspiration you shared - your house is beautiful!

  24. What a lovely home. Your red and white tea set is charming and I love the whimsical stocking holders.
    Do come visit some time!

  25. I know I'm late on the tour but I enjoyed it very much! I am totally in luv with your red and white tea set....precious!
    hugs, bj

  26. I got here in the end and enjoyed yur posts on the way. I had thought it was only us Brits that were obsessed with tea.
    Your Christmas home is beautiful and what a spsecial idea hanging china on a tree. Different.


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