Thursday, December 4, 2008

MORE Christmas Decor!!


Or should I say less...? Less is More? .. Well ~ whatever you call it, I took a different approach in our kitchen & sitting room area. This space is all open and the most used room so things couldn't be as fussy as the dining room.







Yes, a burning fire would be lovely! But..husband is home sick in bed (another reason my posts are taking so long! ha!) and I can't figure out how to work the propane! He shuts it down outside for the summer and we have had 80+ degree weather up until a week ago. So just PRETEND there is a roaring fire in there...but I still like looking at my fireplace screen!;)



A little tree in the corner....








Remember my $7 Santa from a thrift store?
(Sorry! hard to take pictures with the windows behind the table - glare)


Getting closer...;)



There he is!



Added some Christmas transferware plates that my Mother gave to me as a Christmas gift last year. I had to wait a whole year to use them!

The goblets too! I was so thrilled that I cried! :)


That's about it for this room! Thanks for looking and taking the time to leave me wonderful comments! I really do appreciate them and as soon as I am able (i.e. hubby gets better & gives me some peace!;) I will be coming by to visit all of you!



Merry Christmas!





50 comments:

AJ said...

So cozy! Looks like a model home:)

salmagundi said...

Wonderful!! I love the Holy Family - are they made of cloth?
And, of course, I love the Johnson Bros. christmas plates. I have eight that have the Christmas tree on them, but I think I need more!!!! Hope your husband gets to feeling better (for everyone's sake!). Sally

Happy To Be said...

Oh Ms. Gilroy far be it from me to tell you what to do ...but that last Picture of Joseph and Mary you should put on your header for Christmas its just beautiful and says what this season is all about..now about this Beautiful room girl its just lovely as always..did you get the stairs done?? I hope how it is to have a sick DH at home..girl I could handle all 3 of my kids being sick at the same time...but one DH drove me up a wall..love the China your mama gave you Laurie...thats what I got my Granddaughter this year also flatware for Christmas service for 12...and its beautiful something she can hand down..just a great post Ms. Gilroy...hugs and smiles Gloria

Susan S. said...

What a pretty manger scene and pretty room too! I love those candle lights on the tree. PS: Hope hubby gets better soon so you can enjoy a roaring fire!

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Thanks Gloria for the idea! I just switched it! See that's why I adore you - you have the best ideas! ~ Laurie

Lynne said...

Your room is just beautiful girl.. Mary and Joseph speak volumes for the season...I love all of your plates and goblets. What a wonderful gift..hugs ~lynne~

marty39 said...

How lovely. Love the transferware. Just such a beautiful room.

Happy To Be said...

Oh girl it does looks beautiful there...it just fits what this season is all about..I love it...I know I am a brat!! and girl I have had this house and my home in Fremont done 2 x by local newpapers..One day I do a post on the articles...but thanks for suggestion..hugs and smiles Ms. Gilroy...Gloria

Bo said...

Hi there...I am a new follower & so happy I am...Gloria (Happy To Be) was right with her suggestion on your header...as soon as I saw it I called my husband in here to look at it...we love our wise men but not so much our manger scene...
This is so wonderful as is all of your decor! ;-) Bo

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Laurie, OH WOW! LOVE everything, it is gorgeous!! Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments, I really do appreciate everyone being so sweet!

Yip, it took a while to unwrap all of those peppermints! I could have filled it up a little more but I kept eating them!

Turtles can be mean, Dan opens his mouth sometimes when I pick him up, so I don't trust him. They really do have personalities, as soon as I come in the room they start splashing like crazy! It's really funny.

Back to your room...I love the way you did the Holy Family, that looks great. You definitly have a WOW room! I better get busy, I have a Christmas show that starts tomorrow and need to make a few more things. Take care, Kristen

Royaltouch said...

Love it all! Good luck playing nurse, hope hubby gets well soon!
Thanks for sharing more pretty photos of your home.
Linda

Cynthia said...

Wow. You have boundless energy and ideas. Seriously boundless. I'm so impressed. It all looks amazing.

Lynne said...

Laurie, you sure made me laugh out loud. My husband even asked what was so funny and I told him I just discovered a long lost cousin I didn't know I had..:-)You are just too cute..lol hugs ~lynne~

Melissa Miller said...

Wow Laurie, Sooooo beautiful and elegant. Do you mind sharing where you got the gorgeous footed decorative bowl and the Nativity as well? I must say it's the prettiest one I've ever seen. It's picture perfect. Every last bit of it. ~Melissa :)

laurie said...

Laurie, as I expected, it looks wonderful! I love that nativity set! And your beautiful Christmas transferware. Now I want some of that! I'm afraid there are just some blogs that make me want to go out and shop, and yours is certainly one of them! BTW, I don't think I could stand being at home with my dh all of the time. At the office, he is always busy, and I am always busy, and we don't have much time to even talk. When he's home and I'm trying to get something done, he's always telling me a better way to do it, and dadgummit, he's usually right. Good thing I love him so much! laurie

Melissa Miller said...

The bowl I'm drooling over is in your very first photo.
Right next to the Nativity scene. Stunning.
Would you believe I just ordered yet another topper from Ebay. My husband thinks I'm a nut. LOL.. :)

lvroftiques said...

Laurie your house looks sooo beautiful for Christmas!! Is that a spelter boy on your mantle? I'm longing to get a closup on him! and I love your toile fireplace screen and creche set!And the plates from your mom are wonderful! Vanna

Lisa said...

Your decorations are simply beautiful. I love your use of colors in your decor and how you blended them so well with your home.
Lisa

Melissa Miller said...

Tureen, yes right. The name escaped my brain. IT'S GORGEOUS! A really great find on your part for sure. I never look at dishes at Marshalls, Ross etc... I need to start.
What was I thinking? I just did a new post if you have time to check it out. Something I read online and have been thinking of posting for a while. :)

nikkicrumpet said...

Okay...I'm officially JEALOUS!!!!!!!

Picket said...

OH my word that header pic is glorious girl!!! I love that nativity set..that is the prettiest one I have ever seen! Everything just draws you in and makes you want to sit and stare!!! lol lol Loved seeing all this pretty Christmas eye candy & I hope your hubby gets well soon girl!

Angie said...

Are you a professional decorator? Everything you do is gorgeous, seriously! I love everything, especially the transferware and plate rack. Love the manger scene photo as your header. Keep showing more!!!

mishebe said...

Very lovely. mishelle

Anita said...

Fantastic. The Holy Family looks AMAZING- great work there. And it is a show stopper of a room. Really exceptional. I love the mantel and fireplace screen. And the bergere charis and the drapes. I am really into drapes right now and yours are great.

Anita

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Your home looks lovely! Now sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy it!!!

I have more rooms to go so will have to join you later!

blessings
mary

Magnolia Memories08 said...

Your manager scene is one of the prettiest that I have ever seen. First time to visit your blog. Everything seems to be in the perfect spot.Such great taste!!!

vintagewindow said...

Oh' everything looks wonderful. The manger scene is beautifully done. I love the transferware plates. I would of wanted to display them all year.

81 degrees? ohhhh' how I long for warmer weather.

Merry Christmas.

Kris

ceekay said...

Hi Laurie...it is exactly 12:39 AM here is AZ and I am sick and can't sleep and just spent an hour looking over your entire blog. You have a beautiful home, you are hilarious, and I don't think I have run across you before, but then again, like I said, I am sick and have cold meds fog. Anyways....I think we might be soul sisters or something cuz we think alot alike and no, we decorating fanatics are NEVER done! I know this because my husband tells me. I am going to add you to my blog roll, I hope you visit sometime. Have a great weekend...and did I use a period anywhere in this comment?..oh well.

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

I came upon your blog. I totally enjoyed seeing all your photos. You have a lovely home. I will come by often to take a peek!!

Melissa Miller said...

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

ksarra said...

Hi, your home is gorgeous. I think I recognize it from RMS? I love the wall color, fabric and shades!

xinex said...

Everything is so pretty in your home, Laurie, but I especially like your Nativity very much! Thanks for that really nice comment you left in Laurie's blog about my dining room. I hope y'all have a very Merry Christmas!...Christine

lvroftiques said...

Laurie you need to come visit me and we can craigslist together! *winks* And drive the hubbys crazy!! Loved hearing from you girl! Vanna

Sweetie said...

Everything is absolutely beautiful. There is such attention to each detail. Of course - my favorite is the last picture of the Nativity.
Sweetie

niartist said...

Laurie!
I'm not sure if you've commented on my blog and I've just never connected the dots - or if I'm just lucky to have found you - but I'm so excited! I've always loved your home on RMS, and your Christmas decor is just amazing! Really, beautiful! As I knew it would be. I'd love for you stop by my blog sometime - I have my living room decor up right now, and just like when we were in RMS land, I so greatly appreciate your input!

Happy To Be said...

Hey Ms. Gilroy...Girl you need to come by I have an award fro you dear friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

What a joy to see your faaaabulous, warm spaces and your wonderful design choices!!! It was uch a treat, and I thank you for the tour! Season's blessings to you n' your loved ones, Linda

ann said...

YOUR HOME IS BEAUTIFUL.AS ARE YOUR DECORATIONS...ANN

Lynne said...

Just popping in to say a big hello... hope things are ok your way.. Are you finished with your decorating, shopping etc? Girl.. I still have shopping to do.. I hope to finish next week..then the wrapping begins...hugs ~lynne~

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Just lovely! I'm a huge plate fan, too. Just discovered your blog. I'll be back! Blessings, Barb

LillyB said...

Everything is so beautiful!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Victoria Lynn said...

Just beautiful! And I LOVE your Christmas plates! They are gorgeous. Wishing you a joyous holiday weekend and hope hubby is feeling better.
Hugs,
Victoria Lynn

Gollum said...

Oh, I love those plates!!! I love it all, but the transferware is so gorgeous!

Happy To Be said...

Ms. Gilroy hope the play went great tonight girl!! sounds like you have been a busy Mama..I have missed you but know what its like to have kids as I also had 3...hope you have a great weekend dear friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

laurie said...

Just stopping in to say I hope you're okay. I miss ya! Busy time of the year though. laurie

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Laurie,
I have passed the Christmas Spirit award on to you when you have a chance come by.

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

I will never tire of looking at your beautiful decorating style. So very pretty. I love the nativity and the dishes and the Santa and the tree, well...everything!

Stacey said...

It's all gorgeous. I have to say that's the most beautiful nativity set I've ever seen!

Abbie said...

Beautiful decorations.! Christmas is so much fun! And I am so glad that to be back in the nice cool weather.

The Muse said...

the fireplace screen is dreamy!
and the nativity is beyond lovely!