December 21, 2012

A bit more Christmas throughout the house...

Nothing says Christmas like a gaudy glitter-filled electronic candle!
I love my kitchen counter vignette at night.  So cozy. 
My growing collection of gurley candles.  
My indoor blowmold collection.
The stuffed Santa is from my childhood. 
The sequined Santa centerpiece was also a favorite decoration
 from my childhood.  
This is a picture of my father-in-law as a young boy sitting on Santa's lap.
My lantern bulb collection has been growing this year thanks to Magpie Ethel.  
This pink bottlebrush wreath is tucked inside my feather boat wreath for Christmas.  
It's hanging in our bedroom above the fireplace.
Pink mercury beads, bells and glass icicles dress up our bedroom chandelier. 
Although there are a bunch of presents to wrap, holiday groceries to be purchased, and loads of weekend gatherings to attend, Christmas break officially starts as soon school is out today!  Yippee!!  Have a lovely weekend, my friends!

25 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything looks magical! Wishing you a Merry Christmas-enjoy:@)

vivian said...

Oh I love it all! only 4 more days, though Im ready to relax and enjoy and not rush it at this point! I hope you are too. I hate the last minute hustle and bustle and I think im in pretty good shape and wont need to get involved in that! plus I think were supposed to get a winter storm this afternoon into tomorrow and I certainly dont want to deal with that!
Have a great weekend my friend!!
xoxo

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

So many beautiful touches. That photo of your father-in-law is just precious, what a treasure. Your candle collection is really growing! So cute. Have a great weekend!

Lynne said...

Glistening and Glitter all through the night . . . happy days to you and your family . . .

VintageBettys said...

There's nothing like a vintage Christmas....your home is sparkling with that Christmas magic..!

Barbara said...

It never felt like Christmas was really here until the school break began. Have fun! You've certainly got the perfect setting for celebrating!

Nellie said...

It is certainly "Christmas all through the house" at your place, Kim!

I remember the anticipation of Christmas break before I retired from teaching. I'm sure you are ready for some time off!:-)

Merry Christmas!

xo Nellie

Tammy's in Love said...

This looks like such a happy place to be! I just wanted to soak it up, sit in one place and relish the fun of old memories and making new ones with your little darlings.

craftyles said...

The chandys are so whimsical. I love the dear pic of your FIL. It's precious. Love all the vintage-and the blow molds throughout.Your house looks so festive and magical.

GardenofDaisies said...

It's so festive at your house! That picture of your Dad on Santa's knee is a real treasure. Your little stove is so sweet and I want to copy-cat your jar full of Christmas cookie cutters. And you know I love those Gurleys. :-)

chris mckinley said...

Thanks for sharing your families decorations!! It looks like a fun place to celebrate!!

chris

Cheryl G. said...

Your house is so well decorated! What fun!
My favorites are those sweet candles and the lantern bulbs! LOVE!

Pam said...

Stuffed Santa is so cool. He looks very well loved. I finished wrapping last night, so if I can avoid buying any last minute impulse gifts, I'll be all set. Do have to start baking some cookies though. Have a great weekend with the hubby and kids!

LBP said...

Your house is just beautiful! I LOVE that Santa mouse in the background picture of the dining room...

I am unplugging this weekend so I am wishing you and your family the merriest of Christmases and a Happy New Year!
Blessings

Linda

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Glad the collection is growing..you know how I like collections! Love the holiday tour and the photo of your father in law with Santa is a gem!

Sandy said...

Oh Kim!!!! You have so many lovely vignettes! I wish I had the space you do...but only at Christmas! :) That sweet sweet photo of your FIL!!!! What a treasure! Incredible! Make a scan of it, keep a copy! Those are the photos that should never be forgotten! :) ( sorry, that is the genealogist in me talking) Sandy

Courtney said...

Have a wonderful weekend. Yay for Christmas Break!!!!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love it all but I think the Christmas chandeliers are so fun! You have some really cute and whimsical vintage treasures. Merry Christmas to you.

Danielle

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

I love what you have done with your chandelier. So fun to break away from the traditional pink and green and do softer colors. It's beautiful.

A Little Creation said...

Merry Christmas!
Chris =]

Jboo said...

So cute -- love it! I remember those sweet candles!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

janet

Sandy said...

Kim,
Just a Post script...I am bidding on one of those wonderful tacky plastic candoliers as I write this! LOVE it!
Merry Christmas!

Life in Rehab said...

'Twas a few days before Christmas, and without sewing a stitch,

Kim filled her home with glorious kitsch!

From front door to back door, her tour's a delight!

The best one I've seen on this late sleepless night.

To all the Kenwards, we'd just like to spout...

Merry Catmas from Rehab! You knocked us all out!

Oh, and if your chandelier is missing, I'm your prime suspect.

Rose of Sharon said...

Everything's beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim, What a great post!! That pic of your Father-in-law sitting on that really fantastic looking Santa Claus's lap is just spectacular!! What a treasure!!!!

Hugs,
Deb