Tuesday, December 20, 2011

christmas parlor...the present

the halls are decked...
today I'll invite you into the dining room and parlor.  








 Can you tell, I love my piano?







And the parlor
It has been so sunny here...not a bit of snow...
not so Christmas-ey 
but 
so very bright and cheery.
So you get bright and cheery 
pictures
instead of  warm and cozy ones.














I'll be back tomorrow with another room
I have to go exercise  now
too much carmelcorn going on here



44 comments:

sissie said...

Oh my goodness, your home is so lovely. I can see why you love your piano....it's perfect.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

hugs
Sissie

stefanie said...

beautiful!!!!

White Door Cream Puff said...

i always adore ur lovely style and sweet decorating! may you and yours have a merry Christmas and very blessed New Year! oxo

Imperfections said...

Beautiful! I love your style

debi huntsman said...

Rene, your Christmas decorating is fabulous! You have such a beautiful home!

Merry Christmas!

Sandi said...

I only got a couple photos to load for me tonight , but they are beautiful! {cause of my slowwwww internet...somedays works somedays not so much}

I hear ya on time to exercise...my turn now! Too much white chocolate snack mix here!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
BLessings~

Blessed Serendipity said...

Rene your home is so beautiful, cozy and loved. I wish I could step into your pretty parlor and admire all your things up close. Lovely! I wish you a merry merry and blessed Christmas.

xo,
Danielle

Gracie's Cottage said...

Dreamy! I especially love the candlelight photo.

Jan

Carol said...

How very beautiful! We just got a gift of Moose Munch tonight, so I can relate to the too much caramel corn!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Beautiful pictures...I love all the music!

Rita said...

Oh how much I am LOVING your Christmas decorations. So peaceful....Thank you for sharing. And wanted to stop by to wish you a wonderful Merry Christmas and like we say in Italia "Buon Natale. Ciao Rita

The Feathered Nest said...

o. my. goodness......I am absolutely IN LOVE!!! This room is just magical, in every single way! Thank you so much for sharing your parlor with us ~ everything is just beautiful....wishing you a wonderful Christmas sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Leah C said...

Oh so beautiful!! You did a lovely job "decking the halls":) Wishing you & yours a very Merry Christmas!

Diane said...

Your parlor is beautiful Rene. I just love the way you do your pictures in the rosy sepia tone or whatever it is. Everything is gorgeous. Hope you have a beautiful and Merry Christmas. Diane

Fishtail Cottage said...

This post is amazingly fabulous! So much inspiration in every corner! xoox, tracie

Amy Kinser said...

This room is just beautiful. Every detail is perfection. I can just imagine sitting in there with a nice hot cup of coffee and piece of homemade pie and great conversation.

Merry Christmas.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Wow--so beautiful! I love your blog. What a beautiful home for the holidays you have!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Wow, SO gorgeous!!! Charming and sweet, pretty and nostalgic....just perfect!! Wishing you and your dear family a Very Merry Christmas!!!!!
Michelle

My Beautiful World said...

What a beautiful post and home you have here. So nice to meet you just found your lovely blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for a very Merry Christmas Day and look forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

Always Wendy

fleurcottage said...

i believe you & i are kindred spirits! :) & since copying is a the highest form of a compliment, you'll be complimented here! :) love, love! have a blessed christmas!

ThereseMarie said...

Such a beatiful holiday home you have! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous parlor. That piano!! OMG, as the kids say!

Gail at Gail-Friends said...

Just want you to know how much enjoyment your blog has given me this year. I love the way you put things together and enjoy reading your posts.

I pray you have a wonderful time of worship and celebration of the birth of our L-rd and Savior, Yeshua the Messiah.

Shalom,

Gail

Trisha said...

I have to tell you that I pinned a picture of your beautiful piano on Pinterest not knowing it was yours! I should have known-I love everything you do! Have a very Merry Christmas!

~Trisha

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

oh - your hoem is SO beautiful. Love all the wonderful decorations and displayes.
Have a wonderful christmas

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Everthing is just stunning and so original... Love it... Merry Christmas.....

Cassie said...

Wow! I love everything....the piano, the mantel, all the ironstone, vintage silver, chippy frames.....wow!
I just took carmel corn out of the oven....should be cool by now so I can grab a bowl and come back and drool over your photos.
Merry Christmas!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

wow - this is all gorgeous. Love every square inch!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Every photo is truly a work of art! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home all decorated for Christmas!

PeregrineBlue said...

well done! love the color palette you chose. the piano looks beautiful with all those vintage songbooks. now to gather around it and sing together
"away in a manger......."

vikki said...

All I can say is WOW. Love your beautiful home. So wonderfully Christmasy without too much going on. Love love love it.

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

Everything is so pretty! I love seeing all of the vintage crochet here and there...that is my weakness! Have a merry Christmas!
Faye

A Cottage Muse said...

I love your piano too! Everything looks just beautiful, so much to pin!

Hope Filled Living said...

Your home is filled with such warmth and charm. I just love it all. Everything is beautiful.
Merry Christmas,
Mary

podso said...

Your parlor is so lovely! I know you pay attention to every detail. I particularly enjoyed seeing your piano! Have a wonderul Christmas,

dotsie

marie said...

These rooms are so wonderful ~ I love everything about them! I love your blog too! So glad I discovered it.

Pearl said...

How heavenly your home looks! It's like a page out of a book going back in time. I love it!

trash talk said...

What...we're supposed to exercise during the holidays? I thought that was what shopping was for!
In case you didn't know...your Christmas photos are popping up all over Pinterest. Small wonder though...they are stunning!
Debbie

Rebecca said...

This is just spectacular and I have to say my most favorite Christmas post. You have such a talent for finding and displaying!
Thank you for sharing, I know it is a lot of work. Wishing you a most joyful Christmas my dear friend
Blessings
RE

Bella said...

Hi Rene,
Oh I love your White Christmas, but then again you alwsya do white sooooo well!! I always wanted a piano but opted for my faux fireplace, I envy your lovely piano... stunning!
Did you talk the Mr. into painting those stairs? It took us years to do it and everyday we are so glad we did:-) Thanks for the kind comments!!
Wishing you a very Merry WHITE Christmas :-)
Hugs,
Bella

Ivy and Elephants said...

I too love your piano. What a great idea to frame the sheet music. Your vignettes are fabulous. I hope you can link this awesome post to our linky party. Have a Merry Christmas!!!

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Barbara Jean said...

SCRUMPTIOUS!!!

Love your piano, and the mantle, and the parlor, and..... I just love it all!!!

Thanks for all the wonderful pics.

blessings
barbara jean

saltbox treasures said...

Oh, your home is definitely warm and cozy for Christmas! Your home is just lovely this Christmas! I love your style and all you've done!!
~ Julie

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I love every square inch of your home! just beautiful. I'll be featuring this post on VIF tomorrow, thanks so much Rene for joining in for the party!! xoxo

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Your Christmas display is just beautiful. So many things that make me smile. I saw your piano at Vintage Inspiration Friday, and I had to come say hi. We just acquired a vintage piano last year with the same stool! :) I see a lot of other similar items floating around my house as you have in yours. Thanks so much for sharing!