Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A few Christmas picks here in my desert cottage...

 Hello my friends! Things here have been crazy busy!! I feel bad that it has been so long since I have shared anything with you. But I am sure you understand! This is a very busy time of year and my shop space at Rusty Saturday has been doing so well (thank you) that I have been having a hard time keeping up with it and doing all the other things that need doing! (What a wonderful problem to have!)

Anyway, I have finally made some time to share some pics around the house.

 I did a lot less decorating this year than in previous years. (Much to my husbands dismay.)
One reason is lack of time, but the main reason is just that my tastes are leaning towards a little less clutter these days. I didn't put up a second tree in the family room nor the big garland over the mantle. Instead I just went with this pretty Noel banner and a collection of bottle brush trees.

 The hearth has black and white photos from past Christmases when my hubby was a kid...

 and this shadowbox I made.

My snowman collection gets displayed too. This one is my favorite.

 There is a garland that hangs between the family room and dining room. It is covered with handmade ornaments.


 Our tree is in the living room. It has pretty wrapped boxes and vintage toys that my hubby and I have found to use under the tree. It makes me feel like there are still children living in the house (besides my husband! LOL!)

The garland in front of the window has pretty twinkling lights, handmade ornaments and a burlap and lace ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed this peak into my house for Christmas.

I hope you are staying warm, feeling loved and enjoying yourselves!
Be kind to one another in this season of craziness!!!

24 comments:

Consider It All Joy said...

I love the tan, cream, white and green with bits of gold/silver all around! So natural and pretty together! Your home is beautiful! I'm so happy to hear that your space is doing well! I need to get back up there soon! Blessings to you, Karen!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It all looks great, Karen! You have such a pretty home to begin with, the decorations are really just the cherry on top! : )

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh it is so pretty Karen. I love the pictures on the hearth. Your snowman is really neat too! Hope you are enjoying the holiday!!

Thearica said...

I love the way you have your home decorated for Christmas!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

All cream, green and sparkle - very pretty Karen.
Merry Christmas.
Judith

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Karen,
Happy to hear that you are crazy busy with your booth (congrats on all the sales). I too, cut back on trees and decorating this year. I love how you did your mantel this year and your tree is OUTSTANDING!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Blessings,
Linda

gracie said...

One word...beautiful....

KathyB. said...

Oh wow, everything is so lovely ! I especially like the garland with ornaments hanging from it. What a grand idea for displaying all the ornaments we don't have room for on our Christmas tree.

Congratulations on doing so well in our shop !

Kelly Neis said...

Your home is inviting and gorgeous for Christmas, love the colors and layers of yummy trimmings.
Merry Christmas,
Kelly

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

You home looks perfect for the holiday season and I love your mantel.

My thrift store addiction said...

Everything looks gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Your home is decorated so beautifully, just like I like it! I've been looking for a long time for someone who shares the same taste for design as I do and I pretty sure that I have found someone that can help me out redesigning my blog. I will get with you after the holidays. Thank you for sharing. XX Jo

jeanniemc said...

Love it all..just gorgeous...

jeanniemc said...

Stunning and gorgeous...So happy for your success at your shop...it was nice meeting you and hope to get back to the shop soon...

Susie Holler said...

Karen your home looks magnificent love the warm whites and all the neutral colors and the garland over the dining room is perfect. Hope you and your family have a Joyous Christmas.Susie thanks for the help about post picture

Susie Holler said...

Karen your home looks magnificent love the warm whites and all the neutral colors and the garland over the dining room is perfect. Hope you and your family have a Joyous Christmas.Susie thanks for the help about post picture

Terry said...

Karen,

It is all so beautiful! Thank you for posting! As I looked at your pictures I felt myself relax and let go of some stress I was holding on to. Thank you for blessing me with that.

I so wish I lived closer so I could visit your shop.

Merry Christmas!
Terry

Sheila Rumney said...

Karen, Your house decorated for the holidays is gorgeous! All the beautiful vintage and cream is so calming. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years!

Pendra said...

Your home is always so beautiful, but never as gorgeous as it is at the Holiday's! Just looking at your photo's make me feel a little more festive, I just couldn't get in the mood this year even thou we have had LOTS of snow. So I just put up a few decorations, it's kind of sad looking around here! I have been doing many home projects, painting etc. WHY did I wait until the Holiday's to start so many??????? Anyway, I have enjoyed my visit with you so much and am so happy for your success with your shop...doesn't surprise me at all! Happy Holiday's my friend, enjoy your family and friends and beautiful home!

Missy George said...

You have a lovely home and the decorations are beautiful. I love the snowman. Do you have any of those for sale? I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Jasper's Cottage said...

Your house looks like a perfect Christmas dream, I love the soothing color. I love the bunting and the bottle-brush trees and the garland loaded with ornaments...I love it all. Great style! Merry Christmas!
jonni

Jeanie said...

Sigh. It's so very beautiful and so festive and yes, magical! I love every photo, every vignette, and confess to a bit of envy that you are all done! (True, I had the flu and travel right after and am unbearably behind but still... even though envy is a very un-Christmaslike feeling, it's there!

But in a good way. I think I shall come back here often if the holiday spirit sags, just to smile.

HWIT BLOGG said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS! You have a lovely home...so much inspiration!
Have a happy weekend, take care...
Warmly,
Titti

Deborah Montgomery said...

This is just gorgeous Karen! I love the shadowbox, and your beautiful garland. So much inspiration here.
Have a very Merry Christmas, Deborah

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