Friday, December 12, 2008

Home Sweet Home Holiday Blog Party

Today I'm participating in the Home Sweet Home Holiday Blog Party sponsored by Whispering Poppies (long gone).

A few posts ago, I did something quite similar, but I have even more to share so please bear with me. I am not a trendy gal. My Christmas colors remain silver and gold, red and green. Hope that you enjoy my mostly pictures post.










Yesterday, I received the sweetest package from Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread (private blog). I ordered a doll that she made and put on her Etsy shop. The doll's name is Pearl; I think because of the vintage pearl button on her sweet little dress. Here's the picture story!







All the items circled in red are the extra gifts that Kathy sent to us. John says he has dibs on the maple Santa. That's fine...I have dibs on the candy cane!

I'm not sure if my grandmother will be receiving Pearl or not. I like Pearl mighty fine myself. Thanks so much, Kathy! (Did you see my repurposing of your beautiful ribbon?)

36 comments:

  1. Hello Vee....enjoying your wonderful Christmas photo's! Your home looks so warm and inviting, a place I would love to come visit and share a cup coffee or tea!

    I'm on line for awhile...using my old broken computer...it crashes when it wants guess, weird because it's working for now. Can't wait to receive my new one though!

    Merry Christmas---

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  2. I'm visiting via Beachy's party. I enjoyed your pretty decorations. Thank you for inviting us into your home!

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  3. Hi Vee, so nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment.
    I have so enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog and have been so inspired by your pictures. You have some great ideas for display and I just love the tea cups hanging and the noel sign.
    Pearl is just precious.
    Thank you for sharing your holiday home.
    Merry Christmas,
    Celestina marie

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  4. Dear Vee, All of your decorations are lovely. I wish you and your family a very Merry and blessed Christmas.

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  5. Thanks for the invite to your party. I especially love the softly lit sheet music. it's so beautiful. That doll is precious. I visited her Etsy shop and her dolls are very reasonable. I might just have to bring one home.

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

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  6. So lovely! My favorite photo is the sheet music adorned with the lovely green ribbon and berries! The mercury glass tree is so beautiful--I lovvvvve mercury glass!!!! Have a wonderful day! Vicki

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  7. Thank you for the lovely Christmas tour around your home. I'd forgotten to put my Christmas music books on my piano. I really appreciate the reminder!

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  8. What I love about your home is the christmas elegance that shines through. Traditional colors are so pretty, why mess with a good thing that works for you? :)

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  9. Oh Vee,
    I love your blog header with your husband lighting the candles. Your home looks so cozy and your decorations are beautiful. Kathy's dolls are so wonderful and I am so glad that she opened up an etsy shop. Thank you for sharing your photographs, I love your home, it really looks like a haven for Vee. Karen

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  10. Hello Vee! Thank you so much for joining in my party! Everything here is so festive! I LOVE your hanging teacups! And that doll is darling you received from etsy - it looks so at home on your tree! Have a lovely day!

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  11. Oh Vee...I love the teacups hanging by ribbons on the frame. Who would have "thunk it"? Why our Vee of course! Lovely picture show!
    hugs
    Sandi

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  12. What a pleasure to see Miss Pearl perched in your Christmas Tree. You are "on the button" as far as her name is concerned. Your home always looks inviting. Thanks for the tour! Maybe the taste of maple will remind John of a certain day in July......~Kathy

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  13. You have been busy decorating! It's looking lovely...warm and inviting...down to the music at the piano. And the doll is a treasure...no matter whose hands it is in!

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  14. I'm not trendy either! I love what you've done. The hanging teacups are fun :) Where'd you get that elf that lights candles anyway???

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  15. Loved all your photos!!
    Yes, my new fingerless gloves are warm and I'm wearing them right now!! :-)

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  16. Hello Vee, I am Jojo-Caramel :) I am visiting via Beachy's Party :) Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas decorations ! Lovely warm Home !
    PS - My little girl, Clara (aged 8) is also participating at Whispering Poppies Party...

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  17. It all looks so beautiful. Wish I was there. :)

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  18. Hey sweetie! I've been catching up and love all your decorations! Makes me wish I'd decorated this year! LOL! Take care!

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  19. I love "The Miracle of Jonathan Toomey" and just read it to my granddaughter last night!! What a fun visit this was to your place.

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  20. Fabulous photos, Vee. I absolutely love the header one with John lighting the candles. It is so perfect for Christmas, and all the love and wartmth in your home. Beautiful!

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  21. Beautiful ornaments, beautiful displays! Lovely to meet you!
    I'm joining the fun...

    Merry Christmas,

    Monica.

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  22. Well... I guess it is time for Christmas miracles.... you can comment on mine and I can on yours .... yahoooo
    I love your Christmas photos .... love the mantel with the frame and cups hanging..... too cute..... and what a tranquil picture of your honey lighting the candles on the mantel..... so lovely....
    Big Chrstmas miracle hug
    Linda

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  23. Can I borrow that card display?? You and I have the same window,lol, and I think my two cards would look quite nice up there,,LOL. Your package is being mailed tonight,,I'm so excited!! ((hugs))

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  24. Such a lovely tour! Thank you for inviting us in.
    Karla

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  25. Hi Vee!
    Everything looks so pretty, so cozy and inviting. Wish I could pull up a chair and share a Timmies with you!

    I really love your new banner photo...it will be an extra special Christmas for you this year, I think!

    Have a great weekend!
    Linda

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  26. Vee,
    You sure know how to create a homey holiday atmosphere! I love the little touches like the ribbon on the sheet music at your piano. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!!!

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  27. Love all your photos. Everything looks so warm and cozy. I like the way you have displayed your cards. But, I'm really impressed with how you circled things in red. Man, I have a lot to learn about the computer.

    ~Kim

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  28. Hi Vee...It all looks so warm and inviting. I like the sheet music but I think my favorite is your banner. Is that your DH lighting the candles? :)

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  29. Thank you for visiting Margie's Crafts and leaving your lovely comments. I enjoyed nosing around your blog. Pearl looks great and seems right at home in your tree. Margie.

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  30. Hi Vee,
    I found your blog via Front Porches blog and I've been lurking here quite a while now! :) Thought I'd come forward and tell you how much I enjoy visiting here. Your home is so warm and inviting and you and your hubby seem so happy together. I love the header!!

    Come see me sometime if you get a chance.

    Hugs,
    Hope

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  31. I love the cover of the “Christmas Miracle” book and the big bow-window in your dining room and all the hanging Christmas card :) I was very very pleased to discover your nice comment in my blog :) Thank you :) Have a lovely day :)
    Hugs

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  32. Hi, I love all your decorations, especially what you did with the frame! Your home is lovely, Take care, DebraK

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  33. Hi Vee!
    I love the mercury glass tree on the mantle. What sweet decorations. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. May you have a very Merry Christmas!

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  34. Your home is so beautiful, I have made a huge mess of mine right now! LOL

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  35. Beautiful collection of photos celebrating all the best of the season. Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

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