Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Halls are decked! Connecticut Gal's holiday best.....

Welcome to my holiday home dressed in its finest! Our Living Room decked out in its finest. Being from Connecticut and seeing how we spend every Christmas there, I couldn't resist this picture above the mantel.
View from the front door.....

Close ups of the tree...used a hydrangea, white pointsettia and pale blue theme - along with a faded brown zebra stripe ribbon.









Close ups of the mantel...




























My Byers Choice Caroler collection - I have about 25 now I think....The factory where they are made are close by to me in Pennsylvania, its really a fun thing to go visit during the holiday season!














Our family room with the more "fun" holiday stuff.....




Close up of the tree, yes its missing its star! Looking for a new one to top it!

Nighttime View



Photo of us on our first Christmas 9 years ago
as well as a photo of my husband playing Santa at work!



























My wall of autographs from "A Christmas Story". We roadtripped to Cleveland, OH a few years ago to visit the "real" Ralphie house where the movie was filmed and we got to meet many castmates!




Dining Room - this room is next to be re-decorated. Hopefully going to start after the holidays!



Kitchen - Everyone needs a copy of Paula Deen's Christmas! Also, a great book on the left called "The Gingerbread Architect" - its blueprints to make a fabulous gingerbread house - which I have yet to do!










Hot cocoa station - I just recently saw something similar posted on another blog
- I guess great minds think alike!



Front Hallway with Santa Greeting - LOVE his green toile coat!



















Bannister going upstairs - ribbon done in a brown zebra stripe -
same ribbon used on the living room tree.


















8 comments:

Hayley said...

Love your decorations, so beautiful!

Thanks so much for popping in at my blog!

Allyson said...

LOVE your Carolers collection! My mother in law has a huge collection and I have always loved them! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Very pretty! Love the garland going up the staircase too.

Susan said...

So many things I love here! I am really struck by that Christmas story wall. How cool it must have been to make that trip! Love your carolers as well, and your living room is simply breathtaking. Merry Christmas!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ your rooms look beautiful and your carolers are darling- Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday and Merry Christmas!

Cindy E said...

Love your Christmas decor! The ribbon is awesome. I tried to find ribbon with a leopard/gold print for my tree since I have sofas with the print but couldn't! Enjoy! Merry Christmas!
Cindy

Serendipity Chic Decor said...

Everything is so eye catching. The red walls are great....

Take care,
Lisa

Belinda said...

I love your giant "NOEL" in the family room AND your Carolers' display.

My daughter is a Nutcracker "nut," so I noticed those displayed in the Family Room, also.

Very pretty and warm.