Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Touches in the Family Room

Hello everyone,
     Well,the countdown is certainly on now as Christmas is drawing near. We have enjoyed some Christmas concerts for the little ones,a community concert at our church,a day out with my daughters and a lovely evening visiting with friends. Tomorrow night is the annual gift exchange and supper at our house where each of the little ones receives one gift from a cousin or sibling to start the excitement rolling!
Today,I am continuing the Christmas house tour with a few shots of our family room.

The reading nook that we had built a couple of years ago out of the two closets that were here as at one time this was our bedroom.It also gives extra seating,  when we have a crowd,like tomorrow night!
I flung the doors open so you could get a better look at some of my brown and white transferware dishes-I am sure you know by now that I am a dish addict!

This old cupboard came from Coulson's in Summerside a few years ago and we painted it Victorianna by Ralph Lauren the same as the woodwork.

Above ,is some Christmas decorations from our tree.

Hopefully, you are all enjoying the sights,sounds and aromas of the Christmas season.

I am joining the house in the roses for Show-off your Cottage Monday.


Linda said...

Oh, so cozy and festive, Carolyn! I am sure you will have the best time tomorrow evening with all the little ones.

We had a lot of snow yesterday and it's really winter here today, like a Christmas card. I am still putting a few touches of Christmas around the house and outside, even though the Tea and Tour at hour house was a week ago Sunday past. I am a bit slow getting the pics on my blog, but they will be coming soon, I promise :-)

I hope your week is wonderful!

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your home is so lovely. I wish you could come decorate my home :) :) I can see why you like your dishes so much. They're beautiful and are accented so nicely by that Victoriana white cupboard ;) :) Have a very Happy Christmas ;) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather ;)

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Beautiful photo's of your home! The nook looks very pretty and I enjoyed having a look in your dresser. I bought a lovely Sadler teapot recently, which I think you would love too. What is it about china.....I always find it difficult to resist in a thrift store :-)

Thank you for your email! I am glad you received the parcel. I knew you would love the JDL magazine. I hope your mother will enjoy the magazines too.

Wish you a lovely evening tomorrow with your grandchildren!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

* I will reply your email tomorrow :-)

Anonymous said...

HI Carolyn! What a beautiful warm and cozy room! Love your little trees on each side of the fireplace! Sounds like you've already had a wonderful season! I'm sure your event in your beautiful home will be a treat for everyone.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Elzie said...

This room is so beautiful. You just want to hang in the sofa with a good book, or whatever. Looks amazing.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Merry Christmas Carolyn!

I love your home and I believe it´s made for Christmas :)

Have a nice day,

Nika Vintage said...

Que maravilla, que rincones tan increibles!
Es una verdadera belleza la alacena!
Un cordial saludo.

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a beautiful and cozy room and I particularly love the reading nook and the old dish dresser. You have lots of room for entertaining your large family and friends. It's wonderful!

Priscilla said...

I love your reading nook. I've been thinking along those lines for my second bedroom.
The whole room is so warm and inviting. You've done a great job creating a cozy world there.

Raffaella said...

Hi Carolyn, I love your warm Christmas decorations... so lovely... Merry Christmas...

A Southern Rose said...

Yes, we the countdown is on! Your home is so beautiful. So warm and cozy. I love the reading nook. I'd love to have one of those one day. Your hutch witht eh dishes is beautiful too. I am also a dish addict.:)

Merry Christmas!

kelly said...

I love the warm tones. Just beautiful.


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Well, if you call yourself an addict of Transferware, than it is one of the nicest addictions around! You keep on creating and re-creating lovely settings with it.
Enjoy this pre-Christmas season with your loved ones and I hope all are in good health, so is your little Grandson.

Love to you,


Bernideen said...

Very warm and inviting!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Your home is so pretty. I love that little seating nook. So cozy!

Sandy said...

You have a beautiful home Carolyn! I love walking through it and drooling at everything. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Susan said...

Loved the tour, Carolyn. Everything looks fabulous. Susan

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely tour, Carolyn. I'm sure you're happy to see the snow on the ground. Enjoy the family gift exchange tomorrow night and Merry Christmas to you and your family.



Beautiful! Ilove everything! Thank you! ;)))

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Everything is wonderful! Thank you for the tour! Happy Christmas to you and yours Carolyn! xo

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so beautiful I love your reading nook!!Merry Christmas.


Diana (Apple Pie) said...

It so charming... I love everything!

My compliments


Camille said...

I love the warm and cozy family room! And the cabinet for dishes.
Everything so pretty!

Kathy said...

Hello Carolyn,
Your family room is wonderful! I think it is special because you've including things you love in the decor - making it a warm reflection of you! I know you'll have a wonderful gathering celebrating the joys of Christmas and of family!
God Bless,