Newsletter Subscription

Monday, December 21, 2009

ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE, NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING (except in a pot on the stove)

I'm joining two of our favorite Blogville Susans! You'll find Deck the Halls links at Thoughts from Over the Rainbow. If I remember to link to it, I'm also joining Tablescape Thursday. Of course, those links are at Between Naps on the Porch.
















52 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

This time of year and decor are the BEST!!!
Merry Christmas... ENJOY!
Fifi

Really Rainey said...

Hi Laurie! Wow you have gone all out! I love it that you call the grandkids room the "Grandchildren's overnight room" I have one of those too! Its all so beautiful and festive!

Merry Merry
~Really Rainey~

Sharing with Sherri said...

Beautiful tablesetting Laurie! The manger centerpiece is so precious, and I love how you made the pine in the vases look like palm trees too!!

I gotta tell you also how much I LOVE the silver sleigh, reindeer, and bottlebrush trees on your bedroom mantel, what treasures they are!!

Have a Merry Christmas Laurie!!
Sherri:)

Sue said...

I'm sure that your family realizes a lot of love goes into making them feel comfortable and welcomed. Your home looks magnificent for the holidays, Laurie! I hope that you enjoy your family and friends for your celebration. Everything looks just lovely! Merry Christmas, my friend. hugs, Sue

Chris said...

WOW, amazing. I want to sleep in your grands sleep over room.

Merry Christmas,
Chris

Stacey said...

Always just beautiful!

Merry Christmas Laurie!

Maggie B said...

Hi Laurie,
There is so much love in every thing that you have created that I know you & your family will have a wonderful time together this Christmas. The table, set for Christmas Eve, is stunning.
Merry Christmas from Normandy.
Maggie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful table setting!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!
Glenda

susan said...

Laurie-you have been a busy little bee! Not a decoration in sight in my master bedroom--unless you count my husband's red hunting longjohns draped over the chair :) I love that nativity on your beautiful table--the faces are so real. Wish I could see the Christmas eve pageant! Merry merry Christmas to you!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Merry Christmas, Laurie! and by the looks of all you've done it will be for all who enter your home!
Enjoy!
Blessings~
Kathleen

xashee's corner said...

it's been awhile since i visited since using my husband's computer. popping in to wish you a very Merry Christmas and safe holidays too! :D

Lori said...

You have a beautiful home! I love the nativity scene on your table, it's beautiful! Have a Wonderful Christmas!

Helen said...

Merry Christmas ... Ms. Laurie! To you and everyone you love.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Merry Christmas, Laurie! Everything looks beautiful!

Just Breathe said...

Love it all!

vignette design said...

Wow Laurie, I love your tablescape with the manger in the middle. I saw silver chargers yesterday at Homegoods and didn't buy them. Yours are similar. Now I'm gonna have to go buy them as they really look stunning. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. --Delores

Judi said...

Hi Laurie
I can't imagine you have so many beautiful pieces...a beautiful collection of Christmas this time of year so carefully placed...
I'm sure we would all love to have a real tour...I love your Christmas eve table...
If I don't get a chance to see you before Christmas I wish for you a beautiful and Merry one. I hope that 2010 brings you only the best of good health and happiness.
I'm happy to be in your Circle of Blogging friends....
Enjoy..
Judi

Ginger said...

I still say I want to come to your house at Christmas time. It's like Santa's wonderland.

Nishant said...

You have a beautiful home! I love the nativity scene on your table, it's beautiful! Have a Wonderful Christmas!

Work from home India

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laurie, everything is just gorgeous. You always do the most wonderful vignettes and your tables are all stunning. I hope you have a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

Lynette said...

Everything looks lovely and so inviting Laurie!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday!

SmilingSally said...

I love using a nativity set as a centerpiece!


Merry, merry Christmas, Laurie!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Laurie!

All the best in 2010!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

My, my, my!! You certainly know how to deck the halls!!! Everything is fabulous! I love the tablescape. And I love your silver deer & sleigh on your master bedroom mantle. I think I have the exact same one. I'm going to use mine for my Christmas tablescape. Only if I can get it done tonight & take photos to post tomorrow. Then we can compare if they are the same ones or not. I love everything you shared with us.
Kim

Mimi said...

What a stunning table. Your center piece is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Merry Christmas!

xinex said...

Hi Laurie, I just love your Nativity. I am sure I have told you that last year. Your tablescape is so pretty and your whole house is so festive. I hope you all have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!...Christine

Sarah said...

Laurie, your Christmas table is so beautiful. I love that your Nativity is the center piece. All the rooms look like your definitely ready for Cristmas! I think you are amazing. I can't imagine how much time this all takes each year. Tell me you have some help!
Christmas hugs to you....Sarah

Kathleen said...

You are decked..
Your fa la la is fine..

Hark..I hear the angels sing..
They say..
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Now Rest ye Merry Gentlewoman...
Because
It Came upon a Midnight Clear...
That you have worked very very hard!
:)
K

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laurie, your nativity centerpiece is breath taking. Your home is decorated to the max. Each guest you have is going to drool...You certainly have some fine treasures.. I want to wish you and Danny and family a Very Merry Christmas... hugs ~lynne~

Myrna said...

I love your Christmas touches everywhere in your house! And how you honored Christ's birth in your tablescape is breath-taking!
Have a most joyous, blessed Christmas my friend!!
Hugs,
Myrna

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Wow! I think you have been one busy lady!! Everything looks wonderful..Christmas is everywhere..and your tablescape is just beautiful! Merry Christmas Laurie!! Hugs!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Laurie,

Stopping by to wish you and your family warm wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year.

Everything looks wonderful in your home -your Grandchildrens's room is adorable.
Blessings,
Erin

LillyB said...

Hey Sister! Merrrry Christmas!! God Bless you!!!
Love Lilly

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Just dropping by to wish you a Merry Christmas, Laurie!

Connie said...

Hi laurie -
I came by to wish you a Merry Christmas ! I hope your day was wonderful and you were with all your family.

You are getting to be quite a "collagist", my new word for you and your talent.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday and Happy New Year.
Connie -- the other one !!! :-)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Laurie-= A very Merry Christmas albeit tardy to you and your family!

Tried to get over sooner but you know being an elf is hard work and little time for yourself these days!!

Know you are having a wonderful time celebrating with family-

blessings
mary

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
Your home is the most beautifully decorated for Christmas ever! That table with the nativity, the china and chargers! Wow! I even showed hubby all your beautiful posts for Christmas and even he was awe struck! thanks for all the fabulous fun and I hope your Christmas was a happy one~ Your family should be sending you on a mini vacation for all the work you put into it! Hugs, Cindy

Rettabug said...

Somebody pick me up off the floor! Laurie, this is just wonderful!! Your table setting is divine...pun intended. :-) Beautifully done in every single room.
I'm so happy I got to see it all, through your photos. Thanks for sharing your delightful collections with us.

♫ Merry Christmas! ♫
Rett

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Laurie! Your home is so festive! I love that tablescape...just gorgeous! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family! Happy week...hugs...Debbie

bj said...

OMGoodness...you DID get all decked out for Christmas. It is all just stunning.
Thanks for dropping in to see the two photos...one lives in Texas and the other, in PA., I think...amazing!
Have a beautiful New Year...

Julio said...

A belated Merry Christmas Laurie! Thank you for stopping by and visiting my tablescaps. I was so happy to see your note. Your table settings and trees truly warms my heat with the spirit of classic Christmas time. The entire home is layered with love and care for family and friends both young and old. Thank you for inviting us into your beautiful home.

xoxo
Julio

Calming Scents said...

YES, I did get the kitchen Aid Mixer! If he wouldnt have put that box out I would never have guessed! I'm going to post a picture of it later..

Blondie's Journal said...

Laurie~~~

Everything is decorated so nicely in your home, form the beautiful dining room to the grandchildren's room. They must LOVE to come and visit!!

I love your Spode dishes, I have always wanted the Christmas Tree pattern but just have no place to store them. They are gorgeous...and so is your table with the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus! I am also loving the St. Nicholas Wine! lol!

Have a Happy New Year, sweet lady!

xoxo
Janie

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Merry Christmas and all the very best to you and your family.

xashee's corner said...

i scrolled down and absolutely LA LA LOVE your decorations!! your home is so BEAUTIFUL too! thank you for sharing the smiles!! wishing you a safe and WONDERFUL holiday season, Laurie!! i can hardly wait to get my computer fixed so i can visit you more.

artis1111 said...

Laurie, I have tried to download the photoscape but get apop up that said it is a virus. I love your photos and want to do a mosaic. When you go to google ,what free download do you use. The number of the site from the top of the page. Thanks so much ..Kathy

Rhondi said...

Hi Laurie
You table looks beautiful fo r Christmas. I hope you have a great time. Wishing you a healthy and prosperous new year.
Rhondi

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Laurie~ it's nice to know I'm not alone in the Santa collection obsession. He's just so darn cute and I like a man who looks like he enjoys good cookin',lol.
We also share a very similar if not exact Christmas dinner plates.
I pulled mine out for our Christmas Eve dinner too, but switched to the white and silver china to match the theme of the decor I had going.
I really enjoyed the look see. You really pull out all the stops.
What a wonderfully festive surrounding for your family and friends.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

kanishk said...

Wow you have gone all out! I love it that you call the grandkids room the "Grandchildren's overnight room" I have one of those too! Its all so beautiful and festive!

kobe beef steaks

lvroftiques said...

OMG!!! Laurie how beautiful!!!! I am sooo feelin' the Christmas spirit!! No wonder you're tuckered girl!! oh your nativity set made me swoon! Vanna

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laurie, I just wanted to pop in and tell you what a blessing it has been to meet you this last year and wish you and all your family a very Blessed and Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

~CC Catherine said...

Sweet Laurie, Your home is absolutely stunning with all the decorations. I especially love the Master Bedroom with the fireplace mantel. I also adore the creche! You totally made your home filled with boughs of Holly and Warmth~ :) ~CC Catherine