Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Come on in!

Welcome to my home. It's cold, wet and windy today so let's not linger at the door.
The tea is hot and I have some pumpkin bars ready. We can get to know each other over a cozy table.

Rain spatters on my kitchen window. The village is one I painted years ago. On either side I have small glasses holding fresh rosemary and thyme.

Going upstairs I have a pair of rustic wooden reindeer on the landing. These always make me smile.

A touch of Christmas in the upstairs bathroom. I like to use fresh greenery wherever I can.

The only Christmas decoration in the bedroom is a crazy heart pillow tossed on the bed.

We'll pass through the dining room. It's set for a dinner party I'm having with friends.

This paper cutting was done by my daughter when she was 15. I love its delicacy. It hangs on our Christmas tree.

Our tree - always real. The fresh, woodsy scent greets me each morning when I walk downstairs. This year I left off many ornaments and only hung those of gold, white or silver.

I collect nativity scenes - sort of. I don't have many. This is a small one made from masa pan, bought when we lived in Ecuador.


  1. Thanks for the invite. I enjoyed the tour. I do like the reindeers.
    Come over and see my Christmas here in Enmgland.

  2. Lorrie, I enjoyed the lovely Christmas tour of your beautiful home. Everything looks so pretty. I especially love the paper cutting your daughter made.

  3. Hi Lorrie,

    What a beautiful and welcoming home you have. How interesting that your daughter did that beautiful paper cutting. Have you looked at the new Victoria for Jan-Feb? The artist in residence for 2008 does that type artwork. It's exquisite, and so it the ornament done by your daughter. Come on over to
    if you'd like... it's our new Victoria group since Marline is shutting down the other.

    Blessings to you and thanks for giving us the tour of your lovely home.

    Charm & Grace Blog

  4. Lorrie-thanks for the tour of your sweet home. I love it. I'm also collecting nativity scenes, and I don't have many, either! I've had a little success finding some at flea markets, which is great because they are inexpensive and have great charm! I'm bookmarking your site to come back to often!

  5. Lorrie, I really enjoyed my tour, such a pretty home you have. Thanks so much for sharing it. I love the smell of the fresh trees too. We've not yet had a "fake" one because of that!

    Wishing you a very blessed Christmas!


  6. Nice to visit from the tour--your tree looks lovely!
    ~Angela :-)

  7. so pretty! thanks for letting us peek. I really, really love the paper cutting your daughter created. Wow!


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