Friday, December 19, 2008

My Holiday House Tour.

I'm entering my house in the Hooked on Houses Holiday House Tour. Welcome. It's all dolled up for the holidays which suits it (it's actually a jeans and diamonds kind of a place - a little fancy but you're not afraid to kick back and get comfy). Let's grab a cup of eggnog and go.


I made this faux snowlady out of grapevine balls - she's perched on an urn on the front porch:


It's a Liberace meets Pocahontas Christmas on the sunporch with some feathers and a little bit of bling:


There is always a puppy curled up in front of the living room fire.

Okay, first I accidentally added the photo without the stockings and now that they're here the story behind that long, skinny stocking is that I made those stockings for the kids and I was running out of fabric with one left. It was for my 6'4", very slim stepson who gained that nickname from me as a result of being John V. So...

There's usually one curled up in the bookcase as well.


My husband brought home this Nutcracker for me the other night (along with tickets to see the Nutcracker on Christmas Eve in Philly). Isn't he handsome?


Just a touch of Christmas in the dining room (which is attached to the living room so the fireplace is right there) with this dried box wreath hanging on a chartreuse satin ribbon.


The real tree is in the family room. It's not real but unlike the fun tree on the sunporch, this is our actual tree. I wasn't sure if we'd be in town so I put up the fake tree this year and bought extra pine-scented candles.

My daughter bought the angel topper one year for my Christmas present. It's topped the tree ever since. It's also covered in my favorite ornaments - some of which I've had most of my life.



Tiny decks for the cabinets on the sides of the window seat.


Right next door is the kitchen eating area with a light over the table that my husband bought when we were visiting family in Chicago one year and had sent back for my Christmas present (with the help of one of my little elf girlfriends). There will be a beautiful bouquet of white flowers with winter greens on the table in a few days.


More chartreuse satin ribbon in the kitchen.


Outside of those same doors.


It's getting dark so early. Tour's over. So glad you came.


To see some of the other homes in the Holiday House Tour, click here.

14 comments:

Raina said...

Simply gorgeous, HG!

erin@designcrisis said...

Are you sure it's Christmas? I don't see any inflatable Santas anywhere...

Just kidding! It looks fabulous!

annechovie said...

Your place is looking spectacular! A very Merry Christmas to you!

Decorina said...

Beautiful! Happy Happy.

David said...

HG, it's lovely, from the decor, to the holiday decor, to the pups by the fireplace. You're making me want a house again!

Greta said...

OMG Gorgeous, your home is absolutely beautiful. I LOVE the white doors, and the blue & white pots.

please sir said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour!

cybill said...

Thanks for the tour, what a lovely festive home you've created, I now realize I haven't done enough (darn it)!

Robin said...

Love your style, love the decor, and your sense of humor. I love that you use antique chairs in the kitchen dining area too. and ditto what David said, you make me want a house again...

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

What a fun post! Your home is beautiful and I really enjoyed the tour. Thanks for joining my blog party and inviting us in. Merry Christmas!! -Julia :-)

hello gorgeous said...

Aww, thanks for all your nice comments.

My daughter said to me this morning, "So what's up with the Stepford Wife post?"

I said, "Which post?"

She said, "The post where the house looks perfect."

I laughed and said, "Yeah, I'll take some pictures of my piles all over so they don't worry about me."

To be posted later...

The Nerdy Fashionista said...

lovely! What a pretty hous eyou have...

Pigtown-Design said...

House looks great! Now all we need is a dusting of snow... not enough to make people freak out, but just enough so it's pretty!

Stephanie said...

I meant to leave this comment earlier - your house is amazing. I love the preponderance of feathers and balls - very festive. I wish I could stop by and eat tiny meatballs and admire all the glamminess.

Happy holidays!

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