Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Christmas decorating - dining area and living room

The pictures are not always the best as I must use a flash part of the time (living in a forested area does that to the light availability).  But since perfect is rarely possible...








And... now for a bit of decorating reality... I give you my coffeetable.


25 comments:

MelMel said...

Lovely! Looks really jolly and festive!x

carmen said...

Buna! Imi place cum ai aranjat casa pentru sarbatoarea Nasterii Domnului! Foarte frumos!

Debbie said...

Brenda, your home looks lovely!

Anonymous said...

Love your Christmas decorating. Looks so cozy and inviting. Would love to be your neighbor and have tea and book talk together.
Sharon D.

Vee said...

You're so cute! I talked about reality, though I didn't show any. LOL! Put the kettle on, I'll be right over for some tea. I'll bring the pumpkin bread. What shall we talk about?

Ann said...

Cozy and inviting. I love the lilac under your chair rail in the dining room. Is that wallpaper or painting? Either way, it's nice.

matty said...

Really lovely! And I love love love the coffee table! Looks like mine! :)

Mrs.Rabe said...

Beautiful!

Your tree is lovely and looks very good in the dining room!

Your coffee table is a delight too...loving that stack of books!

Deanna

Angela said...

Love all your pretties! Especially love the snow people huddled under the quilt!

Sally Clarkson said...

wow--your center picture is so very lovely. I wish you could come all by yourself so we could really visit and pray and talk and catch up. I have a proposal for you soon--will write you soon. Love you,
me
Sarah comes home on Thursday and I am so happy.

Anonymous said...

It looks lovely.

Rebecca said...

You wouldn't believe how similar OUR coffee table "arrangement" is to yours!

Shan said...

Dearest Brenda,

Your home is soooo cozy and sweet. I know I would be right at home sitting in your dining room, having a cup of tea and visiting with you.

You are always such an inspiration, thank you for your blog...it means so very much to me.

Yours kindredly,
Shan
Honey Hill Farm

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Oh, Brenda, what a delightful Christmas like feeling your home has. I think you have achieved your goals of having beauty around and a cozy warm feeling that makes people relaxed and peaceful and makes a home a haven.

Meredith said...

That all looks really lovely. Especially the trees in the dining area. We have our tree in a different room of the house but I like the idea of having it where we eat which is, after all, the space in the house where we spend most of our time.

And your coffee table looks like mine. Loving the Nancy Guthrie book for the second year in a row. I hope you are enjoying it too and that it is filling your heart with joy.

Anonymous said...

Lovely decorating, Brenda. Lovely home. Thanks for sharing your pictures. I like reading the titles on your book shelves. I've ordered some of the books you love to see if I'll love them too. BTW, love the coffee table! LOL Pam D.

MTVA said...

Beautiful, Cozy, Homey pictures! Seeing your book there on the coffee table reminded me to mention that I have just finished "No Holly for Miss Quinn", which I learned of from your reading list, and dearly loved it. I now can not wait to get back to the library for more of her work. Thank you so much!

Nanna said...

you're alot closer to Christmas than I am LOL I've got to get busy! everything looks great!
Helen

Beth said...

I think it's beautiful! Have a very Merry CHRISTmas!
Blessings,
Beth

Heather L. said...

Looks lovely!!! i finally got the pumpkins off the front step on Monday and some Christmas deco up yesterday. Sigh, what a relief! And, I found a 1999 Victoria Christmas at GW yesterday so will be reading that in a few mintues....

Heather said...

How fun - and our coffee table decor looks just like yours! Piles of books and just enough room for a mug of tea and to put feet up! I'm glad you've been able to make your home extra welcoming for the Christmas season - I hope it brings joy to your heart Brenda!

faith hope love ღ said...

wow! this is all so cute you have a lovely home..thanks for sharing..

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

Your house always looks so pretty and cozy Brenda! And your coffee table is the most gorgeous photo of all...I just want to dig into your pile of books!!! You are always such an inspiration. Have I ever thanked you properly for all the time and trouble you take to write and post this blog? If not, consider this an official "Thank You". You have a gift for uplifting my spirit. :)))
Love and good thoughts to you my kind friend.
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Lynn said...

Your decorations look lovely, Brenda. Very Narnia-ish :)

Manuela said...

Brenda, Everything looks so festive and cozy! LOL - Your coffee table looks like my dining room table (minus the remote and add a stack of coupons that need cutting). Your display of snowmen is so cute and love your Christmas trees in the dining room!

Glad you got the package and hopefully everything was intact!

Manuela