Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Past

Hello everyone,
      I hope you all enjoyed the weekend. I spent a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon enjoying some of my old Christmas books and magazines looking for inspiration for as i will soon be decorating our home for the season. So,I thought you might enjoy a little review of our home last Christmas.


What about you-are you looking forward to making your home warm and cozy for the Christmas season? I am pretty sure many of you are too!

Today I am joining Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

Thank you for stopping by.

Carolyn

33 comments:

Peeters Liliane said...

You have decorated your house so beautiful. It feels so warm and cozy. Christmas is my favoriete periode of the year!
Greetings from Belgium,
Liliane

Pat said...

Gorgeous images of Christmas Past Carolyn!

I am definitely looking forward to Christmas present.

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

I remember these and still love to look at them! I just want to be in front of that fire!

achter-de-linden said...

I already started to decorate.....
(little x-mas lights) in the window of our garage and in a lantern at the back of our house....
greetings from the Netherlands
Heidi

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
Look at you toasting your tootsies by the fire! I really like the golden glow to these photos, gives Christmas at your home a dreamy feel.
Still double digits and sunny here so it is hard to be motivated to dig out the Christmas decorations but a few magazines with a cup of tea might just do the trick.
Thanks for sharing your Christmas past.
Judith

Sallyford said...

Beautiful! I'm so excited to see your Christmas House Tour too x

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your photos are lovely, Carolyn. I have started decorating a little. It makes one's home a little cozier with the colder temperatures arriving. Can you believe the snow we got on the weekend? I'm happy to be seeing the grass again today.

Blessings,
Sandi

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, squeally, squeakity squeak! Carolyn, you just zapped me with joy!

We got snow, this year, on the twenty-seventh of October and, again, two days later. It jump started me into the Christmas season, although, in the States, we're supposed to wait till the day after Thanksgiving (the third Thursday of November, for us - but you probably knew that.)

Of course, my middle name is Christmas =] but, since we moved, four years ago, I've hardly been able to decorate or really spend much time on Christmas in my home. Because of different circumstances, every year, it's been simply basics... and a lot of joy in the basics but what I'm trying to say is....last year, something a bit painful happened and I didn't have a chance to decorate my tree (at least it was up) until four days after Christmas! Don't you know, I lived vicariously through you, last December!!! =D

So, now, it gives me a personal joy to see these photos. Silly, I know, but there it is!;)

Well, between the snow and your inspiring images - I am in the mood with a spring in my step! Thanks ever so much!

Love,

Katy Noelle xo

Pamela Gordon said...

I love these photos of your home at Christmas. Seeing them makes me want to start decorating but I will wait until next week. It's going to be a lovely day here in N.B. - sunny and 15!! I hope your day is beautiful too. Blessings, Pamela

Broceliande said...

Hallo Carolyn,
wunderschöne, romantische Weihnachtsbilder - ich mag deine Deko sehr und freue mich schon auf die diesjährigen Bilder.
LG Christina

lory said...

ciao carolyn, il periodo di Natale è il più bello dell'anno.....è una atmosfera magica...un abbraccio lory

lavendel mio said...

So beautifully decorated Christmas House!
Looking forward to see this year's Christmas House:)
Have a nice week, hug Hanne

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

There is no more beautiful time than Christmas! The mosaic of your beautiful home is just thrilling. The season goes so fast. What a wonderful treat you will be sharing with your tour. I can't wait to see all your inspiration!

Tracy said...

What beautiful photos! I've been scouring blogland for inspiration as I'm thinking about starting the decorating soon as well and I always change things around each year. Your home just glows for the holidays!

Sheila said...

Your home is so beautiful Carolyn. I believe you mentioned your home would be part of a tour and i can see why. i'd love to visit. Your photos should be published in the December issue of Victoria magazine!

Shabby soul said...

Darling Carolyn, your home is always beautiful. In Christmmas time even more...
Hugs from Italy
Silvia

Lorrie said...

Your home looks so warm and cozy, very welcoming for Christmas.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your house looks so warm and welcome. I love the yellow glow that shines from the lights and candles.

Dad was operated for the 2nd time last week. They removed more cancer cells. Hopefully everything is gone now. We will know in a weeks time. He lost some weight before his 1st operation, but luckily gained some in the weeks before the 2nd operation. He did look very good when I fetched him from the hospital last week. I hope the worse is over now.

How is your mother doing?

Lieve groet & happy new week,

Madelief x

Sandie said...

At the moment, I'd settle for warm and cosy LOL!
It would be nice if it were decorative too!

Thanks for sharing your fabulous photos.

Have a great week,

Sandie xx

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI DEAREST CAROLYN I HAVE CAME TO VISIT AND WHAT A TREAT CHRISTMAS,YOUR HOME IS SO COZY AND WARM THE POST FROM LAST YEAR IS BEAUTIFUL I WISH I CAN SHARE SOME HOT EARLD GREY WITH YOU YOUR HOME IS TOTALY INVITING..(I HAVE NOT MOVE I WILL SOME TIME NOT LONG FOR NOW IF THE BANK DONT CAME TO AN AGREMENT.I HAVE HOPE THAT GOD WILL FIX THINGS.I HAVE MY STUFF IN BOXES I AM POSTING FROM THE WEB TILL BETTER TIMES CAME I KNOW THEY WILL,WHAT I POST IS SO MUCH MY SELF EVEN IF THE IMAGES ARE NOT MY,IS MY TASTE..HOW IS YOUR GRAND BABY ? MAY GOD TOUCH HIM AND BLESS THIS SWEET LITTLE ANGEL.CAROLYN WE ALL HAVE ROCKS IN OUR ROAD TO HAPPINNES.!!!!MUCH LOVE AND BLESSINS ....SANDRA

Rowan said...

These are such inspiring photographs, I ordered the moss base for my Christmas wreath today and have made a cake and mincemeat so have made some steps in the direction of Christmas.

ARTESANATO EM GERAL said...

Carolyn, que fotos lindas. Você inspira a todos com a beleza de sua acolhedora casa. Pintei e costurei com muito carinho algumas peças e gostaria de presenteá-la. Tenho um amigo que embarca para o Canadá no dia 12.11 e ele enviaria pelo correio do Canadá. Como faço para enviá-los. Meu e-mail:
lauriane_claro@yahoo.com.br

Um abraço e uma ótima semana.

Lauriane.

Mari said...

I just love the way you decorate your home for the holidays, just so warm and inviting :)

xo~Mari

The Sweetest Days said...

You are the consummate decorator and entertainer, Carolyn. I could use someone with your eye to decorate my house!

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. It takes me away for a few minutes : )

Sharon

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I"m looking forward to Christmas present too. Your home looks so cozy and perfectly dressed for the holidays!

Georgianna said...

I well remember how magical your home was last year, Carolyn. Like a beautiful Christmas dream filled with wonder. I can't wait to see what you create this year!

I'm not sure we'll be doing a lot of decorating this year. Catching up from all the travel will be a big accomplishment! So it will be wonderful to share yours.

Thanks for your kind comment – it was very special to meet Maria Cecilia. – g

Carol said...

Carolyn,
Beautiful post. You should make your Christmas blog into a book. I am sure you know there are websites to do that. Blog2Book is one, I think.
It would make a wonderful family treasure. And I'm sure lots of us would enjoy it too!

A Cottage Muse said...

I am in the midst of gathering inspiration myself and sure soaked up alot here today! Thank you!!

di said...

A magical wonderland Carolyn, so cozy:)

di

Jessica said...

Your house is so beautiful at Christmas, even more than usual, if that is possible. :-)

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Well, you just hit the point :o). Tomorrow I go with a friend on the first X-Mas market of the year. It's in a garden center... I think there will be more than just X-mas things that will hop into my basket :o).
Have a nice evening.
Alex

Linda said...

Just beautiful, Carolyn. Your photos give me a warm, cozy feeling - they are so comforting.

Your Holiday House Tour for Muscular Dystrophy on December 10th and A Christmas Tea For Lucas here in my home on December 11th promises to be a memorable weekend. We will have to share notes and pics from an island-to-an-island, for sure, m'dear! Lol

I'm back from Toronto and will email you soon...I arrived home only hours ago but had to get my 'fix' before going to bed! haha

Hugs,
Linda

La casa con encanto said...

So Beautiful al Christmas Carolyn!!

kisses,

Cristina