Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Little More Christmas

Here is a little more Christmas around our house.  We are keeping things a little simpler  this year. 

Some green apples in a basket, and fresh rosemary wrapped in burlap on my kitchen counter.

Sleigh and reindeer on a burlap cloth.

Our home colors and decor call for gold mercury glass instead of the silver kind.

The mantel...I started out with real greens, but the fireplace is too hot and the greens dried right out.  So back to the faux greens...

I am joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style Boring to Better Party this week...and Linda of Coastal Charms Christmas Open House
Welcome Home,
Penny

45 comments:

spindlecottage said...

Oh no the walls in the photos are tempting me.

Vee said...

I didn't even know that there was such a thing as gold mercury glass. It really looks warm and wonderful. Faux greenery is perfect for mantels that are used. It frightens me when people use the real thing in such situations. It may be simpler, but it looks simply elegant to me. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow!

Vee said...

and Thursday! (Don't mind me, I lost a day.)

Debbie said...

Your home is so beautiful, you don't need a lot of decorations. It is just so very bright and pretty.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, I am going simpler next year, I think. I love your home decorated for Christmas. Join my party if you would like.

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Your home is simply lovely. I bet you can combine the Thanksgiving Holiday and Christmas decorations. I love to do that. So beautiful. You are blessed.
Merry Christmas,
Bren

Julie Harward said...

Very pretty Penny, looks like to me that you have all the right ingredients for Christmas! :D

Blondie's Journal said...

I think you've done a great job with your decorating...simple and elegant.

XO,
Jane

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Penny, Your home is just beautiful, so warm and welcoming. I hope you are feeling better, Happy Holiday's to you and your family and thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. Terri

Snappy Di said...

Hi Penny. Your house looks so nice for the holiday season. I attempted to decorate a little bit over the week-end, good thing because now a cold is setting into my throat and sinuses. Hot tea sitting here on my desk so hopefully that will help. Wishing you all things bright and beautiful this holiday season..
Di
Love the burlap!

Pat said...

Your home is so beautiful, I love looking at your pictures. Everything is done to perfection!
I love your gold mercury glass!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love simple and yours is simply elegant! ~Hugs, Patti

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

Hi Penny, thanks for becoming a follower, I appreciate the support! Your home is lovely. I like gold mercury glass. It would work in my house, too, and I'll be looking for some after Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

Donnie said...

Just beautiful.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Thank you Penny for joining!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your house looks beautiful. It looks so warm and welcoming. I adore your gold mercury glass, it's perfect in your home.
I hear it is very cold in NC! Bundle up and stay warm. Good luck with your dr. appointment.

Angie said...

Gorgeous! Love that chicken wire stand on your kitchen counter.

Sarah said...

Penny, it all looks warm and inviting. Love the tree in front of the doors. I scrolled down to the recent posts I'd missed. You're in a winter wonderland of your own.
Happy Holidays ~ Sarah

Beverly said...

Brrr! Another cold morning for heading out to work. I am still enjoying the last of my cup of coffee.

It is looking like Christmas in your home. I am amazed at what you are accomplishing with an injury. Everything looks wonderful, and I love the tree in front of the doors.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Your decorations are gorgeous Penny. Very festive. Hope you are better each day. Good luck at the doctor's office and stay warm.
Sam

see you there! said...

I love the tree in front of the windows. Actually what I like best is the feeling of space around the tree which the windows help provide. So many trees get shoved into a corner because that is the only way to accomodate them.

Darla

Kathleen Grace said...

Your home looks beautiful Penny.I don't think I have ever seen gold mercury glass but it is just as pretty as the silver but warmer. I have gone simpler this year too and I find the less cluttered look is still pretty but so much cleaner looking, and I dont dread taking it all down in a few weeks!

Sherri said...

Penny, your decorations look beautiful! I love the gold mercury glass on your mantel-you are right the gold is better suited for your home. I used silver mecury glass on my mantel this year and I love it!

Vintage Sassy said...

Hi Penny,
Your home is gorgeous! You do such a good job making it warm and cozy! And by the way, I love your header:)

xo
LeAnn

Val said...

Penny, It's so elegant and lovely!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just lovely, Penny! I like how you have rooms open to each other; it kind of lets the decorations flow from one room to the other even when doing simple. I have some real greens from my yard hanging out on my dining room light fixture and I'm hoping they hold out for Christmas!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Penny,
How pretty everything looks. Your home is perfectly dressed up to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. I hope your are feeling better!!!have a Merry Christmas and blessed New Year!
big hugs, Elizabeth

Terra said...

Very warm and inviting.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Once again another great and beautiful Penny job well done...Loved seeing your beautiful home my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful! I love lots of greenery...of any description! I had to take my pinecones out...I saw a couple of bugs come out of them! heehee! Stay warm and take care of your arm! ♥

Brenda Leyland said...

Beautiful............ I love how you make vignettes from your Christmas pretties!

Vanessa said...

Everything looks so lovely Penny! That first picture of your tree in the distance is just perfect and I love the gold mercury glass instead of silver. I haven't seen much of that but I'm going to be watching for it now! :-)
Vanessa

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your home looks very elegant and festive, Penny.

Pam said...

I started out going more simple this year as I try to do every year and then I lost my mind one day and next thing you know it looks like Christmas exploaded here. Good for you for sticking to your original plans. Everything looks very pretty!

Sue said...

Penny, I really like the simplicity of your Christmas decor. All the glittery gold is so pretty. Hope your shoulder starts to heal. I tore my rotator cuff in both shoulders 5 years ago, and I know the pain it causes, even now. Enjoy the holidays. ~ Sue

Pat said...

It's all beautiful Penny!

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, your Christmas decor is gorgeous! I love your pretty mantle and all the light in your home is wonderful - I'm envious - my home is so dark!
I hope and pray your healing well.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Busy As Can Be said...

SO pretty! I just love your tree...

shelia said...

Love the gold mercury glass, I didn't know there was such a thing! I've never seen anything but the silver. Your home looks lovely, sometimes less is more!
shelia

Donna said...

Your home looks beautiful, Penny. Simple is best.

Hugs,
Donna

dobco said...

You have everything looking so pretty! Sometimes simple is better. Snow and sleet here today...brrrrrrrrrrr! Merry Christmas!

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

I love the simplicity of it all. I also LOVE the tired basket and special Christmas touches!

Adrienne said...

Beautiful! Love the sleigh and reindeer. Have a sleigh but need reindeer!
~Adrienne~

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Everything looks wonderful! I want some ice skates to hang on my sled!! like you have in your header!! I also just purchased that sleigh at GW for $6 this year. I love it and put it on my mantle!

I am having a giveaway that ends today if you would like to enter!!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Looks lovely.