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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Welcome To My Christmas Cottage

Hello everyone~ Today I thought I would take you on a little tour of my home. I will be posting only a couple more times before Christmas because my son arrives home tomorrow and I will be busy spending time with my family and preparing for the Holidays. Come on in and I'll pour you some tea. We can sip on tea and munch Christmas cookies and chocolate. Make yourself comfortable and we'll begin here in the kitchen.
This wreath with the teddy bear bell greets you as you enter. The kitchen is where I have all the whimsical decor. Lots of red which then transitions into burgundies and pinks as we head into the dining room and living room. Even my rooster gets into the fun and festivity!I usually decorate every room in the house but this year I cut back a bit because we are heading out west after the holidays to visit my other son and his family. I thought it would be easier to not have as much to put away after we get back...This little porcelain deer was a gift from my Mum many years ago.The little Christmas tree in the dining room with teacups and tea pots arranged around it.Now, let's step into the living room. A birdcage all decked out for Christmas.A Christmas birdhouse.Snow Baby collection.A few pieces of china which adorn our main Christmas tree.A bathroom decorated in white, cream, and green.This is part of the Christmas village in the Family room. Little tole painted gingerbread men that I've had for many years.The horse and sleigh which sits on the top of the mosaic table my parents made back in the sixties. This little stable was built by my father for me. A little tree adorned with tiny nutcrackers and gold balls.

This is the guest room, all ready for my son. The open Bible is his which he won for memorizing scripture verses in a Sunday School contest when he was around ten years old. It is well worn. A ceramic Christmas tree that my son made while I was doing ceramics. He would have been around eleven or twelve at the time. It is sitting on the dresser in the guest room awaiting his arrival.
Lastly, my Nativity which is displayed in the china cabinet. A collection of porcelain figurines and a handmade stable; all gifts from family and friends. This is the most central part of my decorating for without the coming of Christ to earth over two thousand years ago, we would not have this glorious season of celebration. JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you all enjoyed your visit and I hope you will come back again soon. I so enjoy your company. From my home to yours, I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and the Happiest and Healthiest of New Years! God bless you all!


Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

20 comments:

  1. What a beautiful visit!
    Blessings,
    andrea

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  2. Oh so beautiful, your home is so festive and inviting. I started to put up the tree and decorations today, your birdhouse and navitity are wonderful. You have everywhere looking really nice, I cant even imagine what it would be like if you weren't going away so soon :)

    All things nice...

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  3. Hi Sandi! I have enjoyed seeing your lovely home! Thanks for the tour.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Your home looks lovely. Oh I am so happy that you son will soon be home. Have a wonderufl Christmas with him!!

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  5. Your Christmas decorations are so beautiful. Your house is really lovely. Thanks for the tour. Enjoy your son while he is home!

    Tricia

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  6. Your home is delightful and so festive. Thanks for inviting us in.

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  7. your home looks so lovely...I really like the bathroom decor!

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  8. Hi Sandi,
    Thank you for the lovely tour! I always love a peek at other homes all decked out for Christmas.
    Looks like you have every room ready for the holidays.
    Have a wonderful time with your son and then a great visit with your other son and his family.
    Merry Christmas,
    Carolyn

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  9. so many lovely things Sandi! I love nativities and how pretty your tree and ornaments look! Cindy

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  10. Yes, I sure have enjoyed my visit and the tour. My! Everything looks so beautiful.

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  11. Love all the photos, thanks for sharing. You have a lot of lovely things to make your home look so inviting.
    Merry Christmas,
    Melissa

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  12. Looks very warm and cozy. What a wonderful place to come home to.

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  13. Your home looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your cottage. Merry Christmas and Many Blessings to you. Have a wonderful time with your family and your son~Blessings Heather

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  14. Sandi, I loved everything! Your home is so warm, so inviting...I can just imagine sitting in your living room and having a cup of tea...it would be wonderful! Your white tree with the teacups is adorable. I would love to see all the decorations you didn't put out!

    I'm so glad your son will be home or Christmas! Hoping that you will have a wonderful visit, then a wonderful trip out west, then a safe and relaxing trip back home.

    Merry Christmas...God bless!

    Mary

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  15. Thank you for sharing these beautiful holiday treasures! A wonderful post! Blessings, Coralie

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  16. THIS is not decorating MUCH? I'm blown away by your beautiful Christmas displays! Good job, Sandi.

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  17. Thank you for visiting my blog Sandi! I love your whimsical pieces and I LOVE the white tree trimmed out in pink! Everything is just lovely! Enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas!
    Gail

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  18. It all looks so pretty and since I collect tea pots I was happy to see them around your home. I like the tree in the teacup. Your plates are so pretty. I am glad to see on the sidebar that your son is home so enjoy the holidays and I will catch up with you in 2010. Merry Christmas.
    Joyce

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  19. Sandi, what a eeautiful post. I really enjoyed visiting your home today . . . it's just lovely and I hope you'll have a wonderful Christmas shared with family there this year.

    Merry Christmas!

    Blessings,
    Teres

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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