Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Open House

Roxy welcomes you to the Holiday Home Tour hosted by Notes from A Cottage Industry and Christmas Tour of Homes hosted by BooMama!
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This tea caddy is in the hall with Christmas house lanterns and trees.





The banister is one of the first things to get decorated.




Here's the BIG tree in the living room (this picture shows about half of it). It's got ornaments from years of collecting and saving.









The Winter White tree in the dining room has the only snow we'll see in Tampa.











The Nativity my grandmother made when I was a young bride has a special place on the buffet

Here's my favorite Christmas china...a birthday present from two darling daughters.






Beeswax ornaments that
smell so sweet!


My little kitchen tree with toy cooking utensils for ornaments.


Our chocolate Advent calendar.YUM!!!!!



The mantle is ready for it's close-up, Mr. DeMille





Thanks for visiting........come back anytime!..........please enjoy the family recipes below. There's more a few posts down.

Merry Christmas to ALL!

50 comments:

Julie said...

Your home is absolutely lovely! I really like your idea to use the tea caddy like that...very clever.

And I LOVE your beeswax ornaments.

From one Floridian to another: Merry Christmas!

sMC said...

wonderful, love the Christmas China and the Beeswax Ornaments. Seasons Greetings.

ellen b. said...

Thank you for the lovely tour. I think your kitchen tree is great! Blessings..

Hootin' Anni said...

:::petting our host::: "Nice doggie, love your fur coat!"

And I especially love the beeswax ornaments. How cool is that?

Mine's posted. I have two versions.

A thumbnail short version
and
a
slide show long version.

Jodi said...

Very festive! I love your kitchen tree, very clever! Merry Christmas!

Southern Heart said...

You have such a beautiful home, and a lovely blog, too! I love your kitchen tree...very festive!

Merry Christmas,

Andrea

Lisa@Take90West said...

Your home is beautiful!
I love the white tree and the beeswax ornaments!

Jenni said...

Ooooh...I love your feather tree, and your china...and that sweet little paper house with the kitchen tree!

Thank you for sharing your lovely home!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Very pretty! I'm a GA girl too. Fun to see how everyone decorates this time of year.

Merry Christmas from AL!
RHOda

PEA said...

Thank you so much for opening your home to us and letting us have a glimpse of all your beautiful decorations! I so love the little tree in your kitchen, brilliant idea to decorate it with cookie cutters and such! Merry Christmas to you and yours. xo

JanMary said...

Oh to be in warm and sunny Florida. Thankyou for your lovely tour. I loved your kitchen tree.

Greetings to you and yours from Northern Ireland.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a regal looking dog, I love her already. Oh, your decorations are wonderful, and that tree with baking utensils, and how about those gorgeous beeswax ornaments. Everything looks amazing. Merry Christmas, Karen

Robin said...

I love your kitchen tree - how adorable!

mammacheryl said...

Those beeswax ornaments blew me away. You're amazing. Merry Christmas!

Rhondi said...

Your home is lovely and I think your tree is great!

KC said...

you have a beautiful home..
Thank you for inviting us to tour it.
Merry Christmas

Laura said...

Just beautiful!! Thanks so much for the tour. Love your kitchen tree! I have some miniature kitchen ornaments on my tree.

I have been enjoying MERRY AND BRIGHT, a harp CD I bought after I heard it playing here on Sonific. :)

Best wishes,
Laura

Joyful Days said...

I had to scroll up and down about three times to see everything again. I don't know what I liked best it was all lovely!

Senkyoshi said...

Enjoyed my visit. Merry Christmas!

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

your home is beautiful! Love the Beeswax ornaments. Did you make them?

Thank you for visiting my home.

Antique Mommy said...

Wow! So much fabulousness! Love any home where you are greeted by a poodle!

Mwah! (air kiss) Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Susanne said...

Love your tree and that tea caddy is perfect to hold collections. Great idea!

Dianne said...

Merry Christmas! You really have some awesome and different decorations (my kind of gal!) Thanks for the tour. Your poochie is a cutie!

Christy said...

What a lovely, lovely job you did decorating your home. I loved the pictures and my stop at your blog.

Elaine A. said...

What a gorgeous gift your received. I love all your trees! Merry Christmas!

A Woman Who is: said...

It was a lovely tour, thank you!

His Doorkeeper said...

Love the pictures of your doggy at the front door...how neat! You have a lovely home and thank you so much for sharing it with all of us! Blessings to you and your family! Thanks for the great recipes...love cheese grits!

cathymac said...

Beautiful! Love the pup!!

DJ Norton said...

Thanks for inviting us into your beautiful home. Love your kitchen tree and I have to make the glazed pecans! Stop by and visit our slice of paradise at
http://www.baycitygeneralstore.blogspot.com
DJ

Mercy's Maid said...

I'm in love with your doggy and your beeswax ornaments and your kitchen themed Christmas tree...and I could go on and on. Have a Merry Christmas!

Following Forward said...

O how pretty!! I grew up in Tampa and love it there, I thought I'd see snow moving to NC- but not this year!!
Your home is beautiful!

Nise' said...

It was nice to be greeted by your doggie. I love really big trees covered in ornaments, yours is so pretty.

Kari & Kijsa said...

We are so honored to see the silhouette found a home next to your grandmother's nativity! The fun feather tree caught our eye, and the neat beeswax ornaments! thank you so much for inviting us into your home!

Merry Christmas blessings,
kari & kijsa

Mockingbird Hill said...

Everything is lovely, but I really love the white feather tree and those beeswax ornaments!

Thanks for letting us be a part of your Holiday Home...

Cassie

Southern Heart said...

I'm just peeking back in to admire your elegant white tree again! I just love that....and your nativity and beeswax ornaments, too! Just beautiful!

I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas,

Andrea

Sue @ Praise and Coffee said...

Beautiful! Love the greeting by the dog!

Sue

The Decorated House said...

Now be sure to write about how FL just got 8 feet of snow last week. Otherwise there will be more people moving down here! LOL

Loved seeing your wonderful home all decked out for Christmas.
Thanks so much for sharing it.
Donna

http://freedomfiles.homeschooljournal.net said...

so nice! thanks for the tour. Merry Christmas!

Cottage Magpie said...

Just here from the Cottage Industry tour! I love your beeswax ornaments. And P.S. I love grits, and I'm from Oregon! :-)
~Angela :-)

Dawn said...

Had such a pleasant tour of your home..thank you for opening it up for us to see and ooh and ahh over. :-)

I am originally from Florida myself (Port Charlotte...which isn't too far from Tampa...I got relatives in the Tampa / Brandon/ Plant City area).

Merry Christmas from Dawn in Germany!

Lolly said...

I love your decorations and your blog. Great recipes. Merry Christmas to you!

Poppins said...

Thank you for letting us visit your sweet home.

Julie said...

I love your blog! Your home is just beautiful!

Cherdecor said...

Thank you for inviting us in to see your lovely home. What beautiful decorations!

Jennifer said...

First, Roxy is just the cutest! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. You have lovely decorations. I really love the beeswax ornaments and the nativity! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Jennifer

The Feathered Nest said...

What a precious puppy!!! Your home is just absolutely beautiful, Holley....I had to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!! xxoo, Dawn

Meredith said...

I think the tea caddy is my favorite! Thanks for the lovely tour.

--Meredith from Merchant Ships

Nan said...

I love those bees wax ornaments. Thanks for the tour.
Merry Christmas.
Nan

Totallyscrappy said...

Your Christmas china is beautiful. Thank you for a beautiful tour.

Gina Conroy said...

Thanks for the tour of your lovely home. Love the welcoming poodle!

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