Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas and a Home Tour

Hello, Dear Ones!

My Christmasing is done ~ my decorating, my shopping, most of my do ahead cooking and now I'm just waiting for my little family to arrive. 

I've so enjoyed touring your beautiful homes and feeling so welcome there.
And now, I'd like to let you take a little tour of my Christmased up home.

 It's a beautiful day here on our little island, about 68'. 
But I'm pretending it's cooler! ;)

Come on in and there's Chloe Dawn to greet you at the door. 
She'd give you a cookie but I think she ate them all! ;)

 My tree is always in the entry. You may have seen this snap already but it looks a little different now. 
 Santa Claus called and asked if he could come early since he was so busy this year 
and of course I said yes!
There's packages under there now.

 On the left side of the entry is the living room!
Really simple Christmasing in here this year.
Chloe Dawn popped into my snap! 
That girl. :)

Now we'll go through the entry again and on the right is the dining room. 
If you visit me often, you've seen some of these snaps already.

Here's my simple centerpiece on the dining room table.

Now we'll head to the den...
 I lit the fire so it would feel a little more like Christmas.
This is a fake fire. Well, it's real fire but the log are not real.
But it's so life like and even has little embers that glow!

I've mentioned before, my decorating this year is for my little granddaughter who's coming for Christmas!

I've not shown you my crystal bar yet all Christmased up.

This is a wreath I've made twice.
First wreath was just the balls on the wreath that I made years and years ago.
Then last year I saw a wreath on Pinterest and decided to do my take on it.
So I took a green wreath and sprayed it with some white paint and tied on the ball wreath,
bow and bird and then I had another wreath!
You know how talented I am! :)
Teasing, I'm always teasing.

 Found that pretty vase at Costco for $13 and poked it full of some old Christmas balls that used to hang on my tree when I was a little girl.
I wanted you to see my Murano glass couple too.

 Now we're in the breakfast room.

 Centerpiece on the table.

I was out shopping in Marshalls the other day and this tiny little cloche was just calling my name so I had to have her!

 Bunny Foo Foo is waiting for Carter to come. 
She's keeping this little highchair warm just for her.
Carter may think she's too big to sit in it but we'll give it a try.

You've seen my baker's rack all Christmased up.

Now let's step over into my tiny little kitchen...
Lots of pretty sunshine coming through the window today.

 I asked Carter what she wanted for Christmas and she screamed, "Candy Canes!"
Well, she's not quite three years old so I guess candy canes are really important to her.
No problem!
Mr. Precious grabbed my little feather tree and I bought some candy canes to poke on it.
 When she gets here she'll see the candy cane tree waiting for her.
 I can't wait to see her little face.
Well, you know me, gotta have a few Roos around.

 The sun is setting and I've turned on my outside lights for you!
I have so enjoyed blogging with you sweet friends 
and have so enjoyed getting to meet so many new friends this year.
 May you all have a blessed Christmas and I'll see you probably next year as I will be enjoying my family.
 Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Silent Night

Silent night! holy night!
All is calm all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace!
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night! holy night!
Son of God love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
Jesus, Lord at thy birth

Silent night! holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia
Christ the Saviour is born
Christ the Saviour is born!
~ sung by us all


  1. EVERY ROOM AND INCH LOOKS FABULOUS!! You did a great job! Can we all come over - just kidding! Lovely!

  2. Everything is so welcoming Shelia - just like you! I'll be there in the afternoon on Christmas Eve day! I'll bring my Christmas Strudle!! *I wish*

    Merry Christmas!

    Jan ♥

  3. Shelia:

    Your home looks so festive and I bet Carter will enjoy it too with Bunny Foo Foo!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  4. Dear Shelia, your home looks so beautiful with all your Christmas decorations and trees. Carter will think it quite magical I'm sure. I love your centrepieces and many decorative touches all around. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. Blessings, Pamela

  5. Shelia, looks like you are ready! All you need is that sweet little Carter and her mom and dad. I love the entrance to your home. And look.........its snowing!
    Merry, Merry Christmas.........Sarah

  6. Oh everything is just beautiful, Shelia, and Chloe Dawn adds a touch of class and a whole lot of character to every picture that she is in!

  7. How beautiful, Sheila! What fun to be decorating for a little one! I know she will be gleeful when she sees that candy cane tree! Your home, all decorated for Christmas, is so wonderful!

  8. What a wonderful "tour" through your house, Sheila! Very festive! Carter should be very excited
    with that Candy Cane Tree. I know I am.:-)

    I send wishes for a blessed Christmas to you and yours!

    xo Nellie

  9. Shelia your home looks beautiful inside and out!!
    Merry Christmas my sweet friend!

  10. Oh, Shelia!!!!! It's all so beautiful! I must re-read it several times to take it all in! Fabulous, fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful, beautiful home!

  11. Oh Shelia, As always such beauty comes from your home. I loved the tour. I visit all the time and love to see the beauty you create. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a blessed and Merry Christmas. Enjoy this time with your adorable granddaughter and the rest of your family. Christmas hugs sent your way. Karie

  12. Hi Shelia,
    I enjoyed the tour of your lovely home.

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!


  13. Sheila, your home is so pretty decked out in its Christmas finest. I know you can't wait for your sweet little Carter to arrive. Enjoy your time with her and your family.

    Merry Christmas!

    :) Kim

  14. Shelia-It is just just gorgeous! You did a wonderful job on your whole house. I guess I don't know where you live. Did you say you live on an island? Merry, Merry Christmas to you, Shelia. I am so glad I got to know you this year. xo Diana

  15. What wonderful memories you are making for that sweet, little Carter. Your home is so wonderful and your love for it shows in every room. It look magical. I so love the little candy cane tree. Cute as a button. Well, it is time to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Shelia. Right after pampering many, many cats in my care over Christmas, I will be spending the day with family and my grand-children, too. All the best to you and your family and have a very Happy New Year. Hugs, Deb

  16. Everything looks so festive and beautiful, Shelia! I especially love the mantel in your den! Little Carter is going to smile from ear to ear when she sees the candy cane tree! :)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  17. Sheila,
    I enjoyed the tour of your lovely home. I had never noticed the railing on your stairway. So unique and lovely! Everything looks just wonderful. Love your trees, your piano looks wonderful all decorated. Your kitchen always makes me's so warm and inviting! Enjoy your sweet Carter, and have a wonderful Christmas!


  18. What an absolutely beautiful post....I just love it!

  19. Everything is so beautiful....warm and welcoming!!! Carter will be delighted!!!

    Wishing you the many blessings of Christmas and can't wait to see the pics in the New Year!!! hugs....cleo

  20. Oh Shelia,
    Your house is so beautiful and inviting! Carter will love it all... so do I!
    And the weather! They will really like that I bet! It has no doubt been much colder at their home. Hope you can all be out and about some together!
    Blessings on your Christmas! Enjoy it all! And thank you for sharing your life with all of us.
    Lily, WA, USA

  21. God bless you and may you have a very pleasant Christmas!
    Love the white feather tree with candy canes.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas,

  22. You have a beautiful home. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

  23. Merry Christmas Shelia. I have thoroughly enjoyed having a Christmas tour of your home. Thankyou. Enjoy your holiday with Carter.

    blessings, Diana

  24. Shelia,
    Oh, dear one, how I've enJOYed your Christmas Tour!!!
    Yes!!! I've seen most of the photos before, but I never tire of seeing what you're doing in your lovely home!I adore the ornamentcenterpiece!!!Gorgeous!!!
    Little Carte is going to LOVE the Candy Cane Tree...I know I do, too!!!
    Merry, Merry Christmas, dear friend!!!

  25. Shelia, I loved your Christmas tour! Your home is gorgeous and it looks so pretty and festive! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  26. Shelia, you have such a beautiful home. Thanks for the tour.

  27. Dear Sheila,
    Your home is always lovely, but this season you have outdone yourself. I have always liked the way the lights from your tree shine through the leaded glass of your front door. This year, in our new house, I borrowed this idea from you and love the way it turned out. My favorite photo is the one of Chloe Dawn in the open doorway of your foyer. When I took an identical picture of my entry, our cat, Einstein, showed up in the photo too. Those animals always know when someone opens a door, don't they!

    Kelly Roehrkasse

  28. Shelia, it alll looks so pretty at every turn! Carter will love the candy cane tree.
    Thank you for your friendship this year.
    Merry Christmas!

  29. Your home is just beautiful Shelia! The candycane tree caught my eye right away, such a neat idea! Oh, and I love the gingerbread village in your last post that your husband adorable and I hope it lasts for you!
    Have a very Merry Christmas with your family, especially with your little granddaughter:)

  30. Enjoy your Christmas with your family and especially Carter! Everything is so pretty and Carter will be wide eyed when she sees all of it! Talk to you after Christmas.

  31. Your home is so lovely! Have a Merry Christmas!

  32. Your home is beautiful and it looks ready for your dear ones' arrival! Merry Christmas, my friend. Enjoy every minute with that precious little girl who will grace your home over the next few days.

  33. Your home is beautiful Sheila and so are you! Have a Merry Christmas!

  34. Hi Sheila,
    Wow...I so enjoyed this tour! Your home is just gorgeous! It's elegant and yet fun for the little one too!
    Enjoy your darling little grand-daughter!!
    Merry Christmas,

  35. Beautiful home! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  36. A Very Beautiful Home! Merry Christmas!


  37. every thing is so pretty. Beautiful decorations. Have fun with your family.

    Merry Christmas.

  38. Hi!!shelia,My name is Zohreh.I'm from IRAN ,this is my first comment on your blog .I love your home & home decorating.I inspire a lot when i see your're so sweet &I like your smile.merry christmas to you &your family &happy new year .God bless you.xoxo.zohreh

  39. Sheila,

    Your home is so very merry and bright! Love the rooster centerpiece! You are definitely all decked out for the season!

    Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas!


  40. Hi Shelia,

    Oh, your Christmas is going to be so very special with that precious granddaughter to hug and kiss. I wish you and your a VERY Merry Christmas!

  41. Your home is absolutely gorgeous, Shelia! I know you must be so excited for your little granddaughter to arrive. That is such a fun age. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  42. Three years old...just the very best age for Christmas! The candy cane tree is delightful! You two will be Carter's favorites. Thanks for the tour of your beautiful home. Merry Christmas. Cherry Kay

  43. Merry Christmas. I popped in to see if you had up new pics of Carter - not yet, I see, but I'll be back. I know her little eyes will sparkle when she sees your lovely home/decorations. The candy cane tree is adorable! Hope Chloe Dawn gets an extra treat from Santa. Love to all and blessings in the new year, Mildred

  44. Your home is beautiful! I bet Carter will just love it all! :) Hope you and your family are having a wonderful, Merry Christmas!

  45. So pretty. I love the ball wreath and the candy cane tree...and the little dog. Hope your day was lovely!

  46. Wow, there is so much to love about your Christmas decor! LOVE the foyer tree, crystal bar, and Carter's candy cane tree! :D

  47. Shelia..your home is ..what everyone dreams their homes were like. Warm, inviting, classy, cozy and all at the same time and all year round. It's such a joy visiting you..
    It's so interesting how different out home are and yet with an element of something that is all the same. Love? Love of home and family?? I think that is.. you have a wee more talent in the field of homemaking than a lot of us!
    Heh heh!
    Hugs and love,

  48. Sheila, Thanks for the tour of your lovely home. It's decorated beautifully. Love the wreath over the crystal bar. Hope your Christmas day was the perfect.

  49. Oh your home is just gorgeous! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year brings you an abundance of blessings!

  50. Nice blog... thanks for sharing with us..

  51. Have a wonderful time enjoying your family and sweet little Carter. Your home is just beautiful!
    Wishing you a happy and blessed new year.

  52. I don't know how in the world I missed your Christmas home tour until 3 days after Christmas! I guess I've been busy recovering from all the festivities. Anyway, I'm so glad I stopped by! Everything in so beautiful & welcoming! I'm sure Carter was impressed with all your pretty Christmas bling, candy canes & all. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of all your Christmas fun with your family.


  53. Shelia,

    Absolutely beautiful! So inviting and welcoming. Just a pleasure to view.

    Happy New Year, dear friend.


  54. So very pretty....each vignette cuter than the next as usual Sheila.Hope you had a blessed Christmas. Jane

  55. The most finest and most beautiful Christmas home. Lots of inspirations and all treasures and decors was really picked in a special way.

    Hope you had a great one and wishes you all the best and a very bountiful New Year.

    Greetings from a frozen city of Stockholm,
    /CC girl

  56. Dearest Sheila, your home is so beautiful and beautifully decorated for the holidays. It was such a pleasure to browse through each room.
    So many lovely Christmas vignettes and to see the love you designed each space. Wishing you the best for the new year. XO Linda

  57. Sheila:

    Your home looks glorious. I'm sure you had a marvelous Christmas with your granddaughter.

    Happy New Year.

    - The Tablescaper

  58. Oh goodness I almost missed your gorgeous house all decked in every nook and crany...just lovely!! I bet you had a terrific C'mas with your family and the little Miss! I wanted to make sure I came by to wish you and yours a very happy and blessed 2013! See you next yerar and thank you for your friendship throu 2012.

  59. Happy New Year..Many Blessings to you and your family in 2013..May all your dreams be fulfilled..From my mountain to yours, Hugs and smiles Gloria

  60. Dear Sheila,
    I have so enjoyed catching up with your gorgeous home tour. Every detail is so inviting and cozy. Your home just has such a warm and welcome feel.
    Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with many blessings and much joy.
    Hugs, CM

  61. Hello dear Shelia, I can't go to bed without wishing you a wonderful 2013. Your post is so sweet and it is no surprise that your are so loved by so many. I am very happy that the holidays were so special. That is because you are special. Your home is beautiful and festive in every corner. Truly beautiful.

    We arrived home after Christmas from our trip to Europe. We had a wonderful time. The sights were amazing and we would love to go again. A different place though. It is good to be home though.

    We quietly celebrated the New Year but tomorrow my sisters and NC family will be here for dinner. A small crowd of 15. Fun times.

    Blessings, Love and Happy New Year to you and your darling family.

  62. Shelia,
    OMG!! How beautiful your home is all decked out for Christmas!! The tree is stunning!! Love the village cupboard with the little house that you made!! Adore the feather candy cane tree in the kitchen!!
    Everything is so festive and lovely!! And I love the front of your home. not sure I ever saw it before...

    Happy New Year!!


  63. Happy New Year Shelia *hugs*
    I know you had a lovely Christmas and holidays with your family around you and that little sweetie pie Carter. Your pics on Facebook were lovely. She is getting so big isn't she...sweet.

    Your home has been decorated so nicely for Christmas with something special in every room. Do love your Christmas tree.

    Hope you have continued fun and happiness as we have entered into 2013...and look forward to much sharing in this new and lovely year.



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