Friday, December 17, 2010

In a Golden Light

Hello everyone,
    We finally had a sunny day today so I got busy with my camera and took some pictures. It has been so dull lately that it was hard to get good light in the house. 
 I love the golden glow in our bedroom when the sunlight is streaming in.

I did a little decorating for Christmas in our bedroom. Village houses on the mantel etc.
 The little lights around the bed add a warm cozy look at night.

I made the pillows for our bed.
our armoire

Well, I did enjoy a sunny day and a beautiful sunset this evening but I am still hoping for some snow soon, We are having our annual Christmas party for our family this weekend. The" little ones' (nine grandchildren) each get a gift which they open and then we all have pizza and dessert. It is a lively casual evening and always lots of  fun !
 I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy all the joy of the season!

Thank you for visiting,



Debra Howard said...

Very beautiful. I have been hoping for snow too. Maybe soon.

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn...Love the lights at the top of the bed. Everything looks enchanting, though.

The gathering sounds nice. I know you will have a splendid time.

Take care and thanks for sharing your lovely home tonight. Susan

One Shabby Old House said...

We had a beautiful sunny day too. For Florida we have had some chilly weather and I can't seem to get warm now. So I will enjoy your snow pictures but that is as close to it as I would like to get and you of course will make it look so beautiful that I will change my mind.
Enjoy your family.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Carolyn! I just can't get over how gorgeous your home is and what beautiful snaps you take! Just so pretty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Charm of Home said...

Your home is so beautiful! I love to come visit and view many posts at once. It is such a wonderful treat. Love the photography and all of the romantic decor. Have a Merry Christmas!

Deanna said...

Dear Carolyn,
Lovely pics of such a peaceful and pleasant bedroom.

Merry Christmas!

Katy Noelle said...

Goodness, Carolyn! I wonder what it's like to live in such a beautiful fairytale-like home? Fun, n'est-ce pas? =]

Don't you just love pale winter sun? I do!!!

I hope that you're family gathering is a perfect time!

Love, Katy Noelle

Anonymous said...

I think your photos give justice to your beautiful bedroom.
In winter, the sunlight has a quality it lacks in summer because it is more rare... and following a dull day it enlight our lives and give us a light heart.
Have a nice weekend.

♥ Hélène Glehen ♥ said...

Morning Carolyn, we have the snow here in the UK and more is forecast!!!

Your bedroom looks wonderful and great photographs just catching the sunlight shining through.

Have a lovely party tomorrow with all the family.

Jackie in Surrey UK.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Lovely pillows you made yourself.
Lately I've been adding a lot of French Country Style Toile de Jouy in red; totes; door knob hearts and sachets.
Enjoy your Christmas season!

Mariette's Back to Basics

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Oh,,,,I just SMILE :)
Love the Bedroom and the Sun in it....Nice Santas.....and a LOVELY rosecup :)

Maybe som PARTY now??

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fialka012 said...

Krásná atmosféra...

Agni said...

You have dot dreemy bedroom, I love all you decorations!!! In Greece we have nice day too! Take care -Ag

Amy Chalmers said...

Pretty bed Carolyn! I am inpsired by your voile panels that drape so softly around the poles. Everything looks so soft and pretty and ready for Santa!

lilybets said...

Enjoy your week end!.Your bedroom is very very nice,everithing is perfect and magic!.

La Table De Nana said...

You are VICTORIA magazine...but really? even better.

Raffaella said...

Today we have also sunny day.. I live in Tuscany, snow is rare here, but yesterday the snow fell down for all day! The decorations are so pretty... as usual...

LiBBy said...

I'm breathless . said...

I love that you live a beautiful life and inspire me to try to do the same - thank you and happy holidays - Nancy LeB

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your bedroom is beautiful and so romantic with the draperies over the bed. I am so impressed with the lovely fireplace too.

My Cottage Diary said...

Lovely photos! I love the low south sun that comes through the windows in the winter months. So restorative to one's soul! The pillows you made are very attractive ... love all the fabrics. Have a wonderful time with your family! Bess

Cindy said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your bedroom is so beautiful, it apprears so restful and comfortable. It makes one think of a long cozy sleep.
You are a genius with the camera, too.
I hope your weekend was lots of fun!
Hugs, Cindy

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your bedrooms looks lovely! I must be a joy waking up in that room every morning. It has such a good feeling to it.

I am glad you had a sunny day in between. I know exactly what you mean. We are having some dark days with little sunlight in Holland as well. It makes it almost impossible to take photo's inside whithout a flash.

Congratulations to your mother's birthday. It's so busy lately that I am not sure if I have already congratulated you. I am glad she is doing well.

Enjoy your family Christmas party!

Lieve groet,

Madelief xo

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
Your bedroom looks so cozy with the golden glow and I like the dappled light playing across the pillows.
I get remarks about having 6 grandchildren between 2 daughters but 9! You must have a full house for your family Christmas party and I'm sure you love every minute of it.
Merry Christmas

Kathy said...

My goodness Carolyn, you have such a lovely bedroom. It speaks of you - beautiful and elegant. Hope you're having a marvelous day,

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

Quelle jolie maison!!We feel so comfortable at you home.
Love the flowery wallpaper, the pretty cushion... to tell you the truth, I love everything.

Chaleureusement votre.
✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Victorian1885 said...

Merry Christmas to you & your Family! I could ship down some of the snow from Saskatchewan if you really wanted some..have a great time with your Family!


Tanya Boracay said...

Hi Carolyn,

Nice rooms, looks elegant, everything looks enchanting.

Just like to share with you a beautiful quote...

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer

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lvroftiques said...

How soft and beautiful! Love that golden light! Vanna

Anonymous said...

so beautiful!

Laura said...


This bedroom is beautiful, so pretty. Just wondering the name of the wallpaper used?