Sunday, December 16, 2018

Holiday Home Tour 2018

My friend, Joy, was so kind to let me photograph and share her holiday home with you this year. 

Here's Joy welcoming us at her front door.





Step inside to Joy's living room where the stockings are hung over the fireplace.



Pottery Barn stockings for each of her grandchildren and nutcracker soldiers are just waiting for Santa to pop down the chimney.




The shelves in Joy's living room are filled with family memories. You will notice the cute little red-tailed animal used throughout Joy's house. Keep it quiet but it's a clue to her last name!



Joy has a "Count Your Blessings" bowl on her coffee table in the living room. She says it is filled with blessings. I love these collages of her many family blessings displayed on the wall.




Joy's tree in the living room where ornaments with many memories fill the tree.



The tree seems to have multi-function lights. In the pic above they are white and in the pic below they are blue and green. 





Let's go into Joy's dining room next. It's just off of the living room and it is festive too.




Her table is set with Lenox Holiday Platinum china. The plates and bowl are decorated with holly and berries. 




Her flatware is Spode Christmas Tree.








To the right of the table is a bar cart ready for some holiday cheer.




Next is Joy's kitchen and breakfast area.




Her counters are decorated with lots of  holiday touches from the coffee corner to the holiday baking area. 




It's all Ho Ho Ho in the kitchen!


The breakfast area is "Merry & Bright" for a breakfast with her grandkids.  



The table is set with Lenox Christmas melamine dishes. No worries for the grand kids here. The dishes are beautiful and no danger of breaking. You can see some small cups for kids and stemware for adults.



Just to the right of the breakfast table is a beautiful breadrack filled with Longaberger baskets.


Let's head upstairs for a few more holiday touches. On the way to the staircase, Joy had a gold nativity set made by her Mother-In-Law.




On the landing at the top of the stairs is a special chest with a small cabinet of dishes Joy's mother had as a child and a metal manger scene. Notice the angel holds a banner "Joy to the World".


One of Joy's guest rooms has lots of pillows and several are Christmas pillows. 


Notice that cute fox picture on the night stand beside the bed. 


Upstairs Family Room with lots of little foxes on the bean bags.


One last room to share, and it is a second guest room. Pretty "joy" pillow on the bed and notice those small granny glasses on the bed tray. They belonged to Joy's husbands great-grandmother. 


As we head down the stairs, there is one more pic to remind us whose house we toured today.


Thanks Mrs. Joy Fox for sharing your Christmas home with us - Judy.

Linking to:
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings – The Heart of Your Home
Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate

Inspiration Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog

The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style on Tuesday at 6 pm


Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wednesday evening

Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wednesday evening

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home


Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening

Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate

Monday, December 10, 2018

Our Christmas Table 2018

Our table is set and ready for a Christmas celebration. 





A gold and white theme for an easy elegant table. 





Each place setting features a sparkling dove on a Christmas golden script napkin that has been tied with a sheer ribbon. 




The centerpiece for the table was designed around a gold and white table topper that I recently bought in Germany. I just love the design on the table topper with the village houses and the church. 



When I saw these small and large gold and white ceramic houses at Pier One, I knew they were perfect to use with the table topper. Of course, they had to go home with me!


The houses and the Christmas trees are tea light holders so a little light was added to the table and on my server. The deer on the server is by Fitz and Floyd and the platter is Lenox. 




I love the light shining from each small window of the  houses. 









The dinner plates salad plates are by Royal Majestic, flatware is Lenox Eternal Gold, and the stemware is Marquis by Waterford Sparkle. 








A 4.5 foot snow needle pine tree stands on a table in the dining room. To continue the theme from the table to the tree, gold and white ornaments are used with lots of sparkle and glitter.  



Merry Christmas from our table to yours - Judy.

Linking to:

Inspiration Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away from Home
The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog
All Things Christmas Link Party @ A Pinch of Joy

The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style on Tuesday at 6 pm


Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wednesday evening

Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wednesday evening

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home


Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening



Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound



Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate