Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Country Christmas Decor '08

For my dial-up friends, I posted a few pics here because I heard the album is too much to load.

This first photo is a cupboard my husband made for me out of old doors and old wood. It was used to house our home school books and supplies in our last house which was old and had no closets. I place high value on it, because I always wanted primitive antiques, but we couldn't afford them. The second photo is one of my kitchen gingerbread men. The thrid photo is the dining room/ living room doorway. I used one of my artificial trees from the shop this year because we couldn't find a time to go get a tree, and the cold hit early (too cold in my opinion) so one night, I just went out to the shop and traded a smaller tree for that one, and tada!! It was done! The fourth photo is the dining room I just finished wallpapering. My husband made the table too. I found the legs in his parents' barn, and he built it. I still need to change the color to black.

Here's an album of the main rooms of my home. Nothing fancy, as much as I like fancy. I got stuck in country mode. It is what I feel most comfortable in.
You will notice I didn't get things photo-ready, it's just "as is" ...mud on the entryway rug, a bit of clutter...but it's home, humble as it is. I hope you enjoy it. I am looking forward to seeing the other homes on the tour!
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HisFireFly said...

Yikes, my dial-up is too slow to view your slideshow, I'll have to check it out from work next week. I'm sure your place looks charming as always.
May His Spirit flood your heart and home this season and always.

krista said...

Absolutely beautiful home! LOOOVE the stockings...everything looks right at home....the snow is the perfect addition to the look of your home. Beautiful!

Happy Holidays,

Shonda said...

Beautiful! I love the country feel. You've inspired me.
Merry Christmas!

paintergal said...

I love it all! I especially admire how your Christmas decor coordinates so well with your house. Looks so cheery and welcoming. Great job!

Andrea said...

Your home is beautiful! It looks so homey and inviting - well done!

Lynn H said...

Your home is so "homey":) It reminds me of my mom and my home state.

acupofcoffeeandhim said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your warm and inviting home. I even made my husband sit down and watch the slideshow.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home and giving me inspiration.


Tiffany Stuart said...

Where have I been all these weeks? I can't believe I've missed your blog. I have many friends, like you, that I hope to stay connected with. Sorry I forgot to visit. I guess having too many favorite bloggers is a hard thing to balance.

I've missed seeing what's up in your neck of the woods. I enjoy the pictures! Christmas decorations. What joy!

Merry Christmas!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh...I LOVED your Christmas house tour...the only thing missing is ME...sitting with YOU sippin' on a hot cup of coffee. :-)

You have a BEAUTIFUL...warm....and inviting home!!!

Robin said...

And you call me creative? I think not!
Your home is breathtakingly beautiful and just screams HOME LOVE HOME LOVE!!!

edie said...

Kathy, I love your home and your cozy and inviting. Thank you so much for the visit to my blog and the very thoughtful comments. I agree with you that there are certainly wonderful things that I have taken away from those Bible Studies. I guess I've grown weary of sitting around with a group of women all telling their version of 'what this verse means to me'. I've been reading a lot of C.S. Lewis and Martin Luther.....and that seems to be about all I can handle anyways! Her study on Esther is awfully tempting though! God bless you and have a great weekend!

Our Four Sons said...

Wow! Thank you so much for sharing! I love your rustic peices. Your home is so warm and inviting. What does the plaque on the dining room wall above the arch say? I got a kick out of the kitchen tree. :)

Karen said...

Hi Kathy, this is my first visit to your Blog....I love it.
Your home is adorable and so warm and cozy.
You have done a wonderful job of Christmas decorating....and the setting of your home is just lovely.

If you get back to reading this I'm answering your question from my blog....I don't have a shop but I do have my website: Come on over for a visit.

Thanks, Karen

Alma said...

Your home looks beautiful with those Christmas decorative accents.

Debbie said...

This dial up friend thanks you for posting the pics of your lovely home! you certainly are talented.
I see you have one of those stars on your home. We have a discussion in my family is that a country or primitive design piece. Can ya help us out or should I say me out?
God bless and happy new year!


Debbie said...

Thanks For answering my decorating question. I did think Primitive was the design style and I am from the East Coast. I am from central NY.
To answer your question regarding reading the whole bible in a year. Not sure if I am up to that, but am gonna shoot for the New Testament. Definetely need to be in the Word more in 2009.
Thanks again,

Joyful said...

OK...I absolutely, positively adore your home! Everything!!! You mentioned having a 'store' entrance. Guessing you have your own business. Beautiful! I don't know how you can find time to do so much decorating - it is so welcoming! Even saw my name by your "servant's entrance". I don't mind entering there :o)

Have a great day,