Tuesday, December 11, 2007

front door




The first picture was taken in 2005 and show the stockings that we don't use any more but I had fun making. If you look carefully you can see some of the 'wrapping paper' that is actually Christmas fabric that stays in the sewing room the rest of the year, so I COULD use it if I wanted since the seams are basted and the top is either the selvage or a rolled hem. The JOY canvases we painted for Family Home Evening one night.
When we moved to this house it had an ugly dark brown beat up door. I talked my husband into paining it white but didn't like that so 2 years ago we painted it this soft green that I love. Notice the PINK walls and trim (officially called 'moose antler'). I really do live in a PINK house -but don't call it that around my boys.)
The last photo is of my light in the dining room with my kugels and silver bows.


Boomama is hosting a tour of homes but I posted my decorations over many posts. So if you want to see all I've posted look here , here . Better yet just clink on my subjects of Christmas then I don't have to figure out how to stop this underlining!

41 comments:

Sarah said...

I LOVE all the quilts you have posted on your blog!!!

Joyful Days said...

Gorgeous!! Your home looks so warm and inviting.

Southern Heart said...

Your home is so pretty! I love that green on your door...and you are a very talented quilter. Your chandelier looks so charming, too!

Merry Christmas,

Andrea

Senkyoshi said...

I love all the green. It's my favorite color!

Hootin' Anni said...

The light fixture [can't spell chandelier] is so festive looking! The green door is bedecked so pretty!!

Mine's posted. I have two versions.

A thumbnail short version
and
a
slide show long version.

mammacheryl said...

Beautiful. I love the chandelier the most. Merry Christmas!

blue thistle books said...

Your house looks so warm and cozy! Just beautiful!

Mycrazylife

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

I like your banister. It reminds me of how my Mom decorated hers when we were growing up! I really need to do ours, but I don't think my hubby would like it!

Come tour my place if you like:
Circle of Life

KC said...

What a wonderful tour.. Really liked your front door.

Mommy Cracked said...

I just love that JOY sign! Your home is beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Jenni said...

I love your green door too! And your bannister!

TFS!

Susanne said...

Love what you did to your chandelier! Thanks for the tour.

PEA said...

Thank you so much for opening your house to us and letting us have a glimpse of all your beautiful decorations! Your tree is also gorgeous!! Merry Christmas to you and yours. xo

Jen said...

Your house is swelcoming! Thank you for opening it up and sharing. I love the green door. It looks great!
Merry Christmas,
Jen

Dianne said...

Merry Christmas! I really like your stockings and you should use them once in a while. Thanks for inviting us in your home. : )

Nicole (canadacole) said...

Very nice! I love your quilts and the JOY canvases.

Very Christmas!

JanMary said...

Had a look through your Christmas posts - you are a very talented at sewing. Love your quilts and stockings.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from Northern Ireland.

Miss G said...

The JOY behind your couch is neat and I really like your green door! Merry Christmas! Kelly

Sue @ Praise and Coffee said...

Gorgeous! Your banister is beautiful.

Merry Christmas!
Sue

Nicki said...

Great pictures! Merry Christmas!

Dene said...

Thanks for sharing your photos. Your home looks so nice!

Jen said...

I just love your ornaments hung from the light. I may do this next year...great ideas! Merry Christmas!

the next erma said...

I love the JOY above your couch.
Merry Christmas!

Mrs. Pivec said...

I really like the JOY over your couch - really nice. And you made a good decision with the green color on your door. It's really pretty!

Have a merry Christmas!

Big Mama said...

I think your door is beautiful. And the chandelier looks so pretty!

Ruth said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely decorations!

Jenn said...

akk the banister is AWESOME ! I love it!

Sileena said...

Your craftiness is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Have a Merry Christmas!

Biscuits & Grits said...

Even though you don't use them any more, the stockings going up the banister is a wonderful and beautiful idea!!

Robin

Jennifer said...

Love your decorations! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Jennifer :-)

annselma said...

So very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

BJ @ http://freedomfiles.homeschooljournal.net said...

Thanks for sharing. Your porch is very inviting. Merry Christmas!

Nise' said...

Thank you for inviting me into your home. Your wooden Nativity set is adorable.

Mercy's Maid said...

I love a lot of things you've posted, but I especially love the way the bannister is decorated and the joy paintings. Beautiful!

http://mercysnumber1fan.blogspot.com/2007/12/christmas-tour-of-homes.html

Melissa Markham said...

Merry Christmas!

Kelly M. Parkison said...

Very nice!

the160acrewoods said...

i've noticed a lot of ornaments hanging from the chandelers! what a neat idea!!!

Ornery's Wife said...

lovely home and tour. Thanks for hosting us today!
TM

boomama said...

Love that door - what a great color! And the chandelier is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your home with the internets!

Bev Brandon said...

LOVED LOVED LOVED your chandelier decorations. What is a kugel? That is such a trendy idea and looks beautiful. I am so going to go do that right now...I have 20 birds that clip on and I'm going to put them on my chandelier...LOL
Merry Christmas from # 339 on BooMama's Tour Bus

Bev Brandon said...

thank you so much for telling me about the kugels...i don't think it's a word that people use in my area here but i've seen it written but just didn't know what it was....and i am in a group of ladies at school for 17 years now and they are very trendy and keep up with all this stuff...i looked up when i was reading your post and saw a gift under my tree---it was a very large angel kugel, a Goebel, that one of them gave me for Christmas----so, you gave me some food for thought...i have loved this tour of seeing what other women like you have done and have so enjoyed it...thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful christmas filled with the Presence and Power of your God