Thursday, December 22

More Christmas House & My Give-Away!

Can you believe it is 3 days until Christmas???
Are you ready?
I'm done buying, but still making!

You still have time to enter my Christmas Give-Away. 
If you'd like my holiday cone just comment on this post!

On with my Christmas house tour.
Today I'm showing you our master bedroom.

Until Santa drops a big pile of Bella Norte under my tree I'll be settling with old chenille & muslin pillow cases.

Family photos are so important to me. If there's ever a fire I'd grab my pictures second.

I turned an old child's apron into a pouch for the top of my bed. 

My Mothers baby shoes & other treasures in a bowl.


A pair of beautiful old stockings. 
 I started collecting them a couple of years ago, I'm up to 3 pairs!


Our wonderful secretary was a gift from my dear friend Judy. It was her Mother's & no one wanted it, can you imagine! 
 She is a precious friend to me & a surrogate Grandmother to my kids.

My Grandmothers high school portrait, her bible & one of my altered books.


I found the old violin & painted it white after seeing one last year at Ann's house.
The old french music card is from Corey Amaro, I had the pleasure of meeting her one year at Marburger.

This area off the bedroom is actually our back porch.
Since it's a covered porch I was able to hang a curtain rod & create a tiny room.

The kitchen window looks out onto the porch, so at night it's really magical!

This is our bathroom. I'll bet your thinking
 'gosh this girl is always showing the toilet'!
My house isn't that big tho so I have to take advantage of every inch of space.


The picture above was taken at 6am so the lighting is weird.
I swiped this picture from Lori's blog.
Thanks Lori!
The crocheted valance came from Warrenton last year.



The hanging cabinet cards was an idea I got from Tina.


Another collection, white beaded bags.
This is a wall in the toilet closet.
I used to sell real estate & they really call it a toilet closet!


Tomorrow I'll finish up the house tour & announce the winner of my Christmas give-away. 
 I was going to draw the name on Christmas Eve, but I kind of have a feeling we won't be blogging that day!


Last week Lily & her pal Caralyn (Cami's Grand) went to
Jennifer Babcock's mini art event,
Christma - licous!
They're starting their own junior art posse!
It was a really sweet day. They made crowns, pink trees & a bracelet that Lily is modeling.
I think she may have a future in game show modeling.

Tuesday night I hosted a little craft night get together with some friends.
I made massive sugar cookies & goodie bags.


These clay ornaments are all over Pinterest, they were very easy!

Cami & Jenny,

Charlene & Jan,

Cami, Cindy & Melissa laughing at one of Nicki's jokes.
We didn't make much art but we polished off some wine!

Charlene used some of my findings & whipped up an amazing necklace in about 30 minutes. 


I have been so inspired by every ones blogs this season.
So many beautiful homes!! I will be joining Debra's party Friday to see more!

Happy Holidays!


peggy gatto said...

what a lovely cozy home you have!!!
Your girls are precious.
Merry to you!

peggy gatto said...

what a lovely cozy home you have!!!
Your girls are precious.
Merry to you!

Charlene said...

What fun we had!!!!!! Your home was stunning & I LOVED every minute of our time together. And I think your necklace turned out pretty stinkin cute! Glad I could put it together for you! Merry Christmas! HUGS!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hi Lisa,
Oh my, your room is sooo lovely (and lots of good ideas and inspiration!). How special that you have so many family heirlooms to display and love on.

Have a very Merry Christmas,

TheEccentricLady said...

Wow have you been stealing my furniture? I can not believe how many pieces we have alike. I love so much you have shown I just can't comment but I am so going to copy the shower valance when I get my bathroom remodled! Have a wonderful Christmas.

Linda said...

Your house and blog is beautiful. I so enjoy reading it. Have a happy and safe holiday season.

Vicki said...

Lisa the house is so beautiful and such a great expression of all the things you love and hold dear. I hope you get all your goodies made. Have a joyful holiday with your beautiful family.

trash talk said...

Oh mylanta girl...I don't know where to start.
First...everything you touch is beautiful. Doncha know that by now?
Second...forget measly game shows...that's a Miss America wave if I ever saw one! it possible you were traumatized as a child during potty training? Just checking! one "toilet closet" is so tiny, it qualifies as a broom closet.
I remember that valance. I don't know which you were more excited about...the valance...or being at Warrenton.
Now...have I kissed up enough to move my name closer to the top when you go to draw one out...'cause I can lay it on even thicker and still not say enough about how great you really are?
Merry Christmas darling to you and your whole beautiful gang!

Debbie said...

Everything is so beautiful, I don't know where to start!! I love the little sweater and your mothers shoes, so darling!!
The bathroom curtains are amazing so vintage!!

Thanks you for sharing your beautiful ideas, I think I have a goal and a picture of what I want my bedroom to look like!!
A great project for the New Year!!

Merry Christmas!!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Beautiful! I love all your pictures! If I had a house like that here in the Philippines, it would be a lot dusty! For some reason (pollution?) we have more dust here! A blessed Christmas to you and your family! Patsy from

Constance said...

Love your home and the way things are grouped together and the creamy-white colors. Your things and decorations remind me of my mother's era. Have a beautiful blessed Christmas. Thank you for sharing with us. Constance from Utah

Ivy and Elephants said...

Lisa, you totally outdid yourself. I don't even know where to start. Every photo made me gasp with utter delight. Your eye for detail is amazing. Every inch of your home is amazing. I would love it if you would like this inspirational post to our What's it Wednesday linky party. Merry Christmas my dear...stay blessed.


Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Lisa - your home is SO beautiful. I love all the decorations, you know that.
Looks like you had an awesome girls night. The necklace is great.
Wishing you and your loved ones the most wonderful Christmas

Dorthe said...

Dear Lisa,-your home is gorgeous, so ,so, beautiful, filled with lovely items, the little childrens coat-the shoes from your mother, your book-the litttle bags-the so wonderful back porch, so cosy--all the beautiful vignettes- you are living like in my dreams- I so love your nature schale in all your colour choices-
everything is fantastic,-even your bathroom, sweetie.
Your friends have surely had a great time with you, in your beautiful surroundings.
Merry christmas, dear friend-

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...
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Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

It all looks so beautiful!
Will you PRETTY PLEASE head down this way and help me style my house?

I suck as a stylist, or haven't you heard? ;-)

Merry Christmas, my one and only Lurd!


Marilyn said...

Everything is so pretty! I found a top to a desk like yours and was positive it would fit on top of my Grandmother's little desk, but measured and it was too big. I bought it anyway!! It has a nice home, but will be even better when it gets to sit on something prettier than my daughter's table in her bedroom. I'd declaring that next summer is for ME...and all my UFO's. Life happened the past three summers, so I'm ready for a peaceful time. Merry Christmas to you and your family.♥♫

Kate said...

Your cone is beautiful!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Lisa your home is so so beautiful!! I absolutely love it!!!
Thank you for the girl's night ~ It was alot of fun!!


Anonymous said...

Thank you... this was just the loveliest post and your Christmas decor is so calming and sweet!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your bedroom is so dreamy, Lisa! I could move right in. I love all the white linen and laces you have used as well as all the pretty vignettes and decorations. Your covered porch is wonderful too and so is your bathroom. What a lovely collection of white beaded bags you have. If I ever visit you, you should check my luggage when I leave, LOL.
It's obvious that you girls had fun at your craft night. The clay ornaments are just beautiful and your snowflake cookies look so yummy.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so many sentimental and precious touches everywhere. i soo love how you've made your xmas decor such a beautiful tribute to "family." sigh...

merry xmas mon amie!

Sandy Navarro said...

Lisa, your home looks beautiful! Congrats again on the feature article. I know you all had a FabUlous time holiday crafting.

Merry Christmas!

Rochelle said...

thank you for the tour of your lovely home! so cozy and cream!

~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Oh My Lisa! So Beautiful! I Just Love your Eye for Detail! Just Gorgeous! Isn't it so Wonderful to Be Recognized for Doing the Things You Love! Congratulations!
Miss Charlene was Telling us all How Much Fun You had at your Girls Night! So Much to be had !
Have a Very Merry Christmas!
Thank you for your Sweet Visit too!
See You on my Current Addiction Pinterest!

Laurie said...

Your home is so inspiring - I love to see what you collect! Merry Christmas, Lisa. I can't wait to see you next year at Karla's!

vicki said...

Oh Lisa- your home is just so gorgeous! These pictures are simply stunning. How do you keep it so fabulous with 3 little ones? You are amazing!

Your party looks like it was so much fun-- I'd love to live closer- (sigh---)

And those cookies---!
More hugs,