Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Welcome to Karla's "What Do You Love About Your Holiday Home?" party!

I think it's the little things, old and new, that I love the most about my holiday home. They bring a smile to my face and evoke sweet memories of Christmases past and all those who are dear to my heart.

For example, this little music box angel belonged to my mother...


and these little elves.


Some new to me World War II ornaments...


My grandson drew this sweet snowman when he was little. It made a cute pillow, don't you agree?


This is my collection of weird snowmen. You either love 'em or you hate 'em. I love them, my youngest daughter hates them!


I bought Donald for my oldest daughter when she was little, but I just got Mickey last year. Don't they look happy together?


And finally, a picture of my lavender Christmas tree! Long story... let's just say next year my tree will be green!

Thanks for stopping by. May the love and light of Christ fill your heart and home this Christmas :)

34 comments:

wanderlustandpixiedust said...

I have some of the very same ornaments. My collection keeps on growing. What a dear angel!

Sugar Bear said...

I love your old ornaments and decor - esp. the elves. That pillow is perfect!
Karla

Scrappy Jessi said...

i love everything! love the purple tree. so unique!
thanks for sharing.
jessi

Terri and Bob said...

Ok, I am in love with your weird snowmen. They somehow appeal to me! The purple tree is fuN!

ArtsyMama said...

Wow, that purple tree is gorgeous. So unique and fun!! LOVE the snowmen. I collect pumpkins with the grins like that at Halloween. I had never seen snowmen similar. You have a gorgeous home!
Kari

Southern Heart said...

I love your very pretty and personal Christmas decor! I like the lavendar tree, and those snowmen are adorable!

xo, Andrea

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

I love it all! I think the snowmen are adorable and the purple tree is lovely!! My daughter would love to have a puple tree!!
:)Brittany

Fete et Fleur said...

The snowmen are GREAT and the purple tree is so much fun!! Thanks for stopping by. I'm so glad you liked the brick mantle. :<)

Merry Christmas!

Stephanie said...

What a precious angel! I just adore vintage ornaments. Your holiday home is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Please stop by & visit ours!

Merry Christmas!
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Totally cool..love the vintage ornies, and Donald and Mickey. Very festive. Susan

HopHopJingleBoo said...

thanks for the holday home tour and i love the snowmen.. got a few of them myself!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Hi Debbie, thanks for visiting my holiday home! That little snowman cushion is just SO cute, what a great idea too. Think the lavender chrissy tree is gorgeous!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Lori said...

i like your merry mix of the old and the new...that is my favorite way to decorate:) that's a great purple tree!!! and i love the snowmen:)

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the vintage decorations. Thanks for sharing.
Alison

MarĂ­a Elena said...

The purple tree is fabulous. Thanks for visit me. Happy Holidays!

Miss Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing your holiday home! I love the little elves and those snowmen are a bit scary in a cute sort of way! Have a wonderful Christmas! Miss Sandy

Monica said...

Your home and lavender tree are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

Alexia said...

Hey! I just LOVE your weird snowmen, and lavender tree... thank you for visiting me too, and have a blessed Christmas!

Joy said...

Oh, the elves and the snowmen - tooooo cute!

Thanks for your visit :)

Joy

Sandy said...

Thanks for stopping by. I LOVE the snow men!Your vintage ornaments are also cool! Happy Holidays!

Sandy

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I just love the pillow that your grandson designed! What a clever idea! Thank you for visiting me today too! Merry Christmas!

Jeanne said...

Love that angel of your mother's. And also the darling snowman pillow made from your son's drawing. What a treasure!! Thanks so much fo stopping by my blog today to say hello!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Everything looks so wonderful, especially your Mom's sweet angel. Your vintage ornaments are so pretty, too. Thanks so much for having us over.
xo Lidy

Natasha Burns said...

I love your WW2 ornaments and those snowmen are so cute! I'm in the 'love them' category!

The Rose Room said...

Your music angel box is just beautiful, I'm not sure about the snowmen:) Merry Christmas and Blessings - Rachael

het lieveheersbeestje said...

Oh! This looks great! Warm and inviting, although those creepy snowman... Your tree is great and I love your blog too.

Thank you for visiting us yesterday!

Greatings from the Netherlands,
Mama Lieveheersbeestje

Mary said...

Thanks for stopping by my home. My husband also grew up in the shadow of Disneyland, so the Mickey and Donald memorabilia touched my heart.
Thanks, Mary

bluemuf said...

Wonderful vintage ornaments. I love them.

Karen

Mary said...

Oh, I LOVE those snowmen! Love your vintage ornaments, and the musicbox is beautiful, and so sentimental.

Thanks for sharing your home, and have a blessed Christmas!
xoxo,
Mary

Kim McCabe said...

I so enjoyed my visit to your blog! Being raised so close to Disneyland must have been heaven! As a little girl it was my dream to live IN Disneyland :) Thankyou for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, I really appreciate each and every comment I recieve. Thanks again and have a wonderful and happy Christmas! :)

Maria said...

Love the elves and your ornaments!

M.E. said...

Just had to comment on your purple tree! I love it! Purple is my fav color. I have 2 little purple trees in my office at work.
Love the decor! Thanks for sharing!

Amy P said...

I love the lavender tree too! And I like the snowmen, awesome TFS!

Paul-ene said...

Hee....love the weird snowmen! I like snowmen in general!

Thanks for sharing your Christmas Cheer with all of us blog party goers.

Merry Christmas!