Thursday, December 10, 2009

Home for the Holidays Tour



Please come in and have a look around as I am joining Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for her Home for the Holidays tour.

These photos are a mix of last years and this years pictures of our home decorated for Christmas.

Our little Christmas Cottage

I hope you enjoyed your tour of our home and please help yourself to some cookies and hot apple cider in the kitchen. I know you are busy as there are so many other lovely homes to visit over at Rhoda's Southern Hospitality.

Thank you for visiting me and thank you Rhoda for hosting this big event!

Today I am also joining in with Julia at Hooked on Houses Holiday Home tour. Thank you Julia for hosting this great event also.



Anonymous said...

Oooh, Carolyn! I'm not very far into all the wonderful posts tonight but I couldnt resist skipping to the end when I saw that you had joined the party. SO pretty!!!!
(I love your kitchen window every bit as much as mine)
It looks like the inside of your home is every bit as beautiful as the outside(the gardens), which always is so pleasing to visit.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Naturegirl said...

Carolyn so cozy so inviting and ever so festive...deck the understatement when one looks at your festive holiday home!
Thank you for allowing us to take this tour of your home so sparkly and filled with so much Christmas charm!

Lynda @ Elegance Reclaimed said...


Your home is marvelously tranquil and serene, it is defiantly picture perfect!

Thank you sharing.

And until next time I wish you good health and lots of happiness ….

Debbie said...

I love everything. Very festive decorations. Blessings, Debbie

Susan Wicker said...

Dear Carolyn....Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Oh, the beds are so lovely, too. You have done a great job. Enjoyed the tour SO MUCH! Thanks. Sincerely, Susan from

Heather said...


Your home is absolutely gorgeous!!! My daughter and I were having an extreme case of house envy while looking through your pictures!

Love, Heather

Shelia said...

Evening, Dear Carolyn! Oh, your home is the most gorgeous of all! I can even feel your sweet spirit in all of your pretty rooms! How cute is your kitchen window sill with all the little snowmen. You know how I love seeing your home.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Deanna said...

Carolyn, This was so delightful to tour your Home decorated for the Holidays!

Merry Christmas,

Martha said...

Your home is lovely decorated for Christmas

June said...

Oh Carolyn, I bless the day I first found your blog. It has brought me so much pleasure these many months. It was your blog that kept me inspired all last winter. Coming here is like opening up one of my old Victoria magazines...SIGH!
Your home is absolutely stunning in it holiday dress!!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Your home is just SOOOOOOO beautiful! I particularly enjoyed the snowmen on the windowsill. It is so inviting and sweet and serene and peaceful and welcoming and lovely and .....I could go on and on, but I don't want to gush. Thank you so much for opening up your home to us.

Anonymous said...

Morning Carolyn

Your beautiful house is always looks so inviting and warm, your family and friends are so lucky!!

I am afraid that we don't do much Christmas decorating here, but I love to look at yours and feel the wonderful spirit of Christmas.

Thank you for sharing, best wishes, Jackie in UK.

Ginger said...

OH~~~ Your home is so beautiful and cozy, it makes me want to stay home from work today and nest.
Have a blessed day,

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn.....Your entire home is literally "enchanting"! What wonderful memories you must make for your grandchildren when they visit for the holidays!~Patti

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Carolyn, your home is so beautiful and cozy. Thanks for the tour.

Christmas blessings,

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

All your rooms look so festive! I like your bedroom very much. It is so romantic with the toile and the fairy lights!

Have a lovely weekend!

Lieve groet,


Rue said...

Love love love every single thing. Your home is beautiful.


Jenny said...

So beautiful! Every room is just lovely. I love how you've spread greenery throughout your home - not sure whether it's real or artificial, it looks so well done!

Cottage Rose said...

OH Carolyn; I really enjoyed all the Lovely Christmas decor in your gorgeous home... it is so cozy and welcoming..... love the cookies... mmmmm have a great weekend.


Sandra said...

All is calm...all is bright. Wonderful post with a beautiful romantic home.

Lee Laurie said...

Your home is so beautiful. It has such a warm and cozy feel to it. Your decorations are awesome!

Lee Laurie

Happy@Home said...

At this busy time of year, a visit to your home tour was a peaceful and delightful break from the fast pace we are all moving at. I sat here sipping my coffee and enjoying every last beautiful photo. The warmth and coziness that you have created in your home is such a treat for the eye. I do believe that your home should be featured in Victoria magazine.
Thank you for sharing it with us.

Janie's World said...

Carolyn, your home is amazing and beautiful all decorated for Christmas. Everything looks warm and cozy, decorated with ease and beauty.

Mimi said...

Thanks for the tour of your lovely is so warm and welcoming.

ccatk22 said...

Everything is just so beautiful to look at. You have very nice taste.

Zane Wooder said...

Your Christmas tree is beautiful Carolyn. I would love to see a close up shot of all the decorations you have on it.

-Zane of ontario honey