Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Home for the Holidays!

Well, hello there! Did you come over from Rhoda's Home for the Holidays or Susan's Tablescape Thursday or maybe Julie's Hooked on Holiday House Tours? Welcome! Please come in.
Want you have a seat...
...and warm up by the fire?
Would you like a cup of custard? I made it especially for you.
And can you stay for dinner? I set the table just for you.
Since we have our grandchild in our home this year, I filled my apothecary jar with Christmas cookie cutters for a breakfast room table centerpiece. I'm looking forward to making cookie with him later!
Rounding out my centerpiece is a jar filled with a Christmas red candle nestled in white jordan almonds. You heard right, jordan almonds! Believe it or not, I saved these from daughter #2's wedding two years ago. I knew they'd come in handy for something! :)
A friend gave me these red plates and I stacked them on my Pfaltzgraff Winterberry collection. You saw some of them here too. Isn't it fun to match different patterns?! It's all set on a quilted tree shaped place mat.
If you're "mature" enough, you may remember these glasses and mugs. I collected them from Arby's when my daughters were just babies. Don't you find it fun to pull things out each Christmas season and remember when you got it or who gave it to you and why? I do too!
Hope you enjoyed your visit. Please come back again. We plan to make some cookies for a cookie swap soon!

54 comments:

stefanie said...

your house is just stunning, i love it!!!

Kammy said...

Outstanding photos - I just love them !
You have some super great ideas with your focal points - love that cookie cutter idea - Super !

I am going back to get a second look :o)

Kammy

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

How beautiful everything is! I have Xmas glasses from Arby's as well. I have glasses in your same Ivy design but not the same shape as yours; and I also have footed fruit bowls in the Ivy design! I have a clear glass with a frosted tree design along the bottom in 2 slightly different styles. All from Arby's -- but I've picked up a few along the years from thrift stores.

I wish more stores did that sort of thing now-a-days. Fun, wasn't it!

podso said...

cute idea with the cookie cutters. I sometimes place mine in my window for the sillouette (sp?) look, but they look great in the jar! your home is lovely

Beverly said...

Your home looks so warm and inviting.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marsha, Your home is so inviting and warm and perfectly ready for Christmas! Your tree is fabulous!!!!!
What a wonderful table you set.
I will visit this post again.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Yvonne

Marianne@Songbird said...

Lovely decorations! I love the cookie cutters in the huricane glass.
You sure were quick to visit my latest post! It couldn't have been up for more than two minutes :-)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Everything looks so pretty. I love those almonds. I have some of those mugs and glasses and I didn't remember where I got them, but I'm sure it was probably Arby's too.
Blessings,
Marcia

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh your home is stunning and your mantel and tree are just beautiful. The colors in your room look perfect for Christmas. Your tablescape is just beautiful. I love the cookie cutters in the apothecary jar, what a great idea. The place settings are gorgeous. It's really looking a lot like Christmas. I can't imagine filling all those boxes with cookies, but what a fun swap. Hugs, Marty

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Marsha,
What a wonderfully colourful post! Love the cookie cutter idea and I have to tell you, I just love your living room with all the red toile! It looks stunning and so cozy; perfect for Christmas! Thank you for sharing and have a lovely week.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything looks so pretty and festive. I remember the glasses from Arby's, but did not collect them - don't know why. You will be busy filling those boxes with cookies.

Wylie said...

Beautiful!!!
wylie

sissie said...

I absolutely love the cookie cutters inside the glass jar!
In fact, I love it all.
Enjoy making those cookies with the little ones.

Lee said...

Everything looks soo warm and inviting... I think your ready for a fun Christmas.
Lee

Mary said...

Your home and table are very warm and inviting. Your photos are wonderful. I love the post.

Amy said...

Everything looks so pretty, Really is picture perfect!!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Had the same glasses exactly. Found a whole bunch at Goodwill the other day. Love the candle in the almonds. Beautiful photos.
QMM

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I like the red and green traditional theme. To me, it is Christmas comfort. Can't wait to see the cookies that go into the boxes.
Susan

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Your home is just gorgeous and the table is set so beautifully! Love it all! Cindy

Julie said...

What a beautiful home...And I love the cookie cutters in the jar...What a cute idea...
Merry Christmas
xoxo
Julie

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love the apothecary jar filled with the cookie cutters, and the jordan almonds & candle piece. So lovely!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love all the pictures, love the jars and the wonderful white almonds with the candle, the whole blog is so full of the Christmas spirit...love it...

Deanna said...

Marsha, You have set a spectacular table for Tablescape Thursday!
Luv what you have done.
Thanx for sharing!
I really enjoy visiting your blog. You have such a nice one.
May you have a Merry Christmas!
God Bless,
d from homehaven

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Marsha, everything looks so beautiful! Wonderful job!

Janie's World said...

Gorgeous! Everything looks cozy and festive. Love the lights reflecting off your shining floor!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What beautiful decorations! I enjoy seeing it all!!

Merry Christmas!

Katherine

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Sigh, everything is just lovely. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a gorgeous home! Your mantel is so pretty and I just adore the apothecary jar with cookie cutters! And how clever to use those jordan almonds! Thanks so much for sharing and happy TT to you.

© Jennifer Raley said...

Absolutely love your colors. I've been wanting a leather sofa and boy does that make me want one even more. And who knew Arby's glasses could be so classy? Gosh -so neat. Thanks!

Mimi said...

I love the room your tree is in, just beautiful. So is the tree! Cute idea putting the cookie cutters in an apothecary jar. Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

Oh my goodness- everything looks amazing.

You did such a good job!

Laura

ceekay said...

Yes, I do remember the Arby glasses. How pretty everything looks together.

once in a blue moon... said...

your home is so beautiful!

Kathy said...

Hi Marsha, what a gorgeous home you have and you are an expert on decorating and creating unique and beautiful vignettes, your little grandson will have so much fun, your blog is so inspiring, happy holidays, Kathy

Lana K. W. Austin said...

Oooh....I LOVED the apothecary jar filled with cookie cutters for your grandchild@!! Such fun!
Blessings, Lana

erin said...

everything looks so festive and cheerful and i love the warm colors! the cookie cutters in the jar is adorable! you have inspired me to get back into baking, i don't need the calories though...

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You look all ready to go with your cookie swap! Everything looks very welcoming.

Donna said...

Everything is gorgeous! Very welcoming. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

It's looking mighty festive at your house! Wish I had my grandchildren coming for the holidays, but they're too far away. I adore that jar of cookie cutters. VERY cute! And the rest of it is very creative and I can tell, made with love.
Brenda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is so pretty! What a great idea to put cookie cutters in an apothecary jar ~ makes a great kitchen display! Also a great idea using those almonds! They absolutely work here.

Rue said...

Your home is so beautifully decorated for Christmas! I'm going to have to copy the cookie cutter idea :)

rue

Jeanette said...

Like so many, the cookie cutters grabbed my eye. Just love it! Your entire home is incredible.

Velva said...

So beautiful! Thank you for taking me on this photo journey through the holiday season.

Shelia said...

Hi, Marsha! Oh, I've so enjoyed my tour of your beautiful home! It's just gorgeous all decked out for Christmas. I'm loving those lovely drapes in your living room.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Fantastic! Your photo's are amazing and the tablescape even more so!

Jerri said...

Goregous! I love all the red!

Hope to see you next week for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash!

Maureen said...

Man Marsha, your home looks just like it was cut out of a magazine... so beautiful! I wish I could visit for real and partake of some of those cookies! ;)

Happy Holidays!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

A magazine-worthy home if ever I saw one! I love all your pretties. Lucky grandchild to be there with you this Christmas!

Please come visit all my holiday home posts as I've linked to a few parties, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Trez said...

Beautiful!! Great photography!! Check out mine if you get a chance.

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Beautiful decorations! I love the cookie cutters! Why didn't I ever think of this?? So simple but so stunning! Merry Christmas!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I love your home, and the holiday decorating is gorgeous! That room with the Christmas tree just looks like such a beautiful place to relax. laurie

Sam said...

I LOVE your home. What a great idea with the cookie cutters. I think I will do that! :)

Natasha said...

I am always in awe of your gorgeous home and tableware but your Christmas goodies are truly amazing. What a beautifully decorated Christmas house you have Marsha!

Best Christmas wishes, Natasha.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your photos area amazing! What a beautiful home filled with lovely things! Happy holidays!