Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dressing The House For The Holidays

As you know..
I have been working..
and not getting nearly
enough done..
But here is a bit
of our house
dressed for
This is part of the
front entry hall..
To the left is a small
sitting room..
To the right is the
dining room.
A glimpse of the dining room..
table set..
and I am playing with lights
and camera settings..
well...see for yourself..
I know you can't see them
very good..
but hanging off the sconces
on the back wall are two
long silver "icicle" tassels
from the 1940s..
they belonged to MyHero's grandmother. This is where the old stairwell
came into the house
and opened into the
old hall..
Behind the seeded glass
is a small library area
for the kids..
There is a pocket
sliding door there
that opens into
a small powder room..
and on the side facing you
is the landing area
to the upstairs bedrooms.And this little snowman
sits at the end of the downstairs hall
just before you come up the steps
into the main area of the house..
That is where the little
"nature" tree sits.More to come...but
right now..
I have presents to wrap..
and food to cook..
and hair to wash..
and..oh my..
do you think I have
time to eat?
find time to eat!
Trust me on this..
You know how you hear people
say...Oh she looks just
so "drawn"..
(you know..thin and "drawn" looking)..
Which, by the way, where DID
that saying ever come from...
someone drawing STICK people? know how people say
someone looks DRAWN?
They will NEVER say
that about me!
your photo name


  1. Sister, they won't say it about me either. I really need to work on that, but not now! Your house is beautiful. Love your dining room. Those chairs are gorgeous. I love the face on that snowman and I love seeded glass. I hope my day goes better than it started. First thing I did was step in cat puke right in front of my bedroom door on the hardwood floor and almost fell on my tush!I still have a lot to do and my guests will be here around lunch. EEek! Have a good one!

  2. Just want to make sure: my name is on those tinsel tassels, right? :)

  3. Oh Diana what a beautiful home! I can see your
    family around the table for Christmas dinner!
    Wonderful! It seems to me for a working woman
    you have done an amazing job of decorating!
    Love it, thank you for sharing!

    Flora Doora

  4. Top of the morning...NOPE never say that about me either thin and drawn..oh well, I don't want em too! Your home looks so very pretty. What a fabulous dining room. Enjoy the day!

  5. What a gorgeous dining room. Should I have my table set already? I'll have to dig the dishes out later. Have a good day and don't forget to take a shower.

  6. Diana,
    These are beautiful pictures. Your house is beautiful! Makes me want to come over for a spot of tea.....
    Merry Christmas, my friend.

  7. Your home looks beautiful. Is that a fireplace in your dining room? Wow. I would love to see more!! Take care..and have a great day.

  8. Ha, ha! I will never be accused of looking drawn, either! Your home is just gorgeous! I am in love with your dining room chairs, and that beautiful chandelier. I also really love the glass built in to the right of your fireplace! Would love to see more of your oh so pretty home!!

  9. Oh Diana,
    Everything looks so lovely! Your home is beautiful and so cozy and warm looking. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and I am blessed to have you as my friend.
    PS Cant wait to see what adorable things "sweet cheeks" will do during the holidays.

  10. Your home and decorations are just beautiful! I love the dining room. They will never say I'm drawn either!
    Hope you get things done, too!
    Hugs- Tete

  11. WOW, all of your decorations are soooo pretty. So inviting and cozy. I especially like the candle under the picture. Great idea Ü

  12. Loved sharing your house all decorated up for the holidays. I can imagine you and your family celebrating there together, but it looks so peaceful as it is I imagine you coming home from work, collapsing on the sofa and just enjoying the bounty of your blessings, it looks so peaceful. Merry Christmas Diana. Love, Tia

  13. Oh my gosh, Diana...your house looks like something out of a Christmas fairytale book. It's just beautiful! Your dining room is incredibly stunning. I can hardly wait to sit there with you and have the butler pour us our champagne and serve us dinner....Where do you keep him, anyway?? ♥

    xoxo laurie

  14. Diana your home is gorgeous!! In the New Year I want to see more photos!!!

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!!
    Pamela xo

  15. Love, love it! your home is so warm and cozy, I could just find a comfy place and snuggle in for the winter. Your little darlings are gorgeous in their matching dresses. Thanks for sharing I will check back often! Merry Christmas, Marla

  16. Well, they will never say that about me either!
    Your home and decorations are beautiful and your dining room is gorgeous! How do you do it with working so hard? Quite an amazing accomplishment! Truly beautiful and all ready for a wonderful Christmas celebration.

  17. Bliss...pure Bliss...
    and the icicles? wish we could have seen them up close.I love sparkle..and this room has it all!
    Merry Christmas!


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