Today was my day here at home (well, except for a quick trip to the vet … no worries, Holly’s fine!, a quick stop at my mom’s – lots less boxes!, and a not-so-quick trip to Costco) and I finally got gifts wrapped and “stuff” cleaned up enough to make my annual photo walk through the house. Sadly, we have not seen the sun (in days!) so the light’s not great, but it is December!
Off to the right is the dining room. Much the same as previous years except for the table. The tureen in the middle of the table came from Marc’s mom and is now our new centerpiece; I dressed it up for Christmas with a sugared fruit wreath I’ve had for years.
Continuing down the hall, here’s our advent calendar/tree
with just two photos left to hang.
Then into the living room … the word tree and the “big” tree.
The mantle here is just greens and mercury glass. Katie and I shared a bunch of mixed greens from Home Depot this year; worked perfectly!
Turning the corner, here’s the family room
and the view I see when I turn my chair around. (well, except that now Marc and Sara are sitting on the two sofas and there’s a movie on the TV)
I think this might be my favorite year of decorations since we moved into the house (in 2012 – yikes! how can this be our sixth Christmas here?!). It was relatively easy to get everything out (the artificial tree helped with that a lot), it looks warm and cozy (and red!) and I’m not dreading the un-doing.
Thank you for taking this walk with me while I made the notes for what to do next year!
Wishing you and yours a warm and cozy weekend and a very Merry Christmas (if that’s the holiday you celebrate). I’ll be back on Tuesday with a recap of ours.
p.s. I made Katrina Kenison’s Cardamom Granola this afternoon. It smells wonderful and tastes delicious … highly recommend!
15 thoughts on “Around Here.”
Merry Christmas to you all! And, thanks for the lovely peek inside your home!
Your home is lovely, Mary, very festive! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Thanks for the tour. I am very curious about the Word tree.
Your home is beautiful, Mary. Thank you for sharing it with us. Merry Christmas to you and your whole family!
You have beautifully decorated and each room is festive and delightful! May your Christmas be full of joy!! xo
Your home looks beautiful! Wishing you & yours a Merry Christmas!
Lovely, Mary — your house and all the decorations! Merry Christmas! XO
Your house is so beautiful!! Question…how do you walk down those stairs without slipping and falling – which I know I would do… and often – LOL! Love all the trees – and those mercury glass ones – wow – adore!!Linda in VA
Thank you! I take the stairs slowly … it would certainly not be good to slip and fall!
Beautiful Mary! I'm curious about the word tree too.
It was certainly warm and cozy today, and I'm looking forward to more of the granola!
beautiful home and merry merry Christmas to you!!
Thank-you for the tour Mary! I hope your day was filled with lots of love and laughter and some relaxation!
It looks beautiful, Mary!! Merry Christmas!!
Thanks again for the holiday tour! T'is lovely and so festive! Looking forward to reading al about Christmas Day merriment!Cheers~
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