Christmas All Through The House

Christmas in my living room

Christmas in my Living Room

Don’t you love taking walks through the village streets at night! It gets dark so early this time of year, but each little house shares glimpses of their decorations through well lit windows. Twinkling lights, beautiful wreaths, creative garlands, and wonderfully decorated Christmas trees all speak of the joy of those who dwell inside during this wonderful season!

I thought I’d let you peek in our windows & share just a few of our Christmas decorations with you 😉

Here are some of my vintage Christmas ornaments up close
Christmas Tree

For my dining room table I decided to re-purpose a wreath that I usually hang on the front door! I used a quilt with matching colors, the wreath, a large jar that I picked up on sale last year, and the wreath.
Christmas Table

Some new snowmen for our collection
Christmas Snowmen

I love these little boxes that our friends bought for our anniversary. The santa was my first try at wood carving.
Christmas Shelf

Here is some vintage ephemera that I found in a local shop, buried under some old books.
Christmas tin

Here is the poem up close so you can read it!
Christmas Poem - Vintage Ephemera

Christmas Shelf

Christmas Display

For my tree skirt, I just placed some $2 pr yard black & white toile around the base of the tree.
Christmas Tree

Some new pieces picked up at the local discount store for $5 each!
Vintage SnowmanVintage Christmas SantaVintage Christmas Girl

My “Prim” Christmas Tree

Primitive Christmas Tree

Primitive Christmas Tree

Primitive Christmas Tree

Christmas Bells

I heard the bells on Christmas day.
Their old familiar carols play
And wild & sweet the words repeat, of peace on earth good will towards man.

Here are some Christmas Pictures from last year.


29 thoughts on “Christmas All Through The House”

  1. So very pretty! I love your prim tree and that rooster platter is so country Christmas perfect!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.


  2. The swan is just beautiful!I have a small one but am keeping an eye out for the larger one.I love seeing pictures of your decor.You have such super good ideas! Merry Christmas from the Hills.

  3. Oh, I wish that the pictures would never end!
    I have the same paper decoration (that you hang on your door-knob) that you have featured under vintage ephemera.
    I bought it in the French Quarter in New Orleans years ago, and I love it more than ever.
    Merry Christmas! Mary Englebreit doesn’t have anything on you!!!!

  4. It all looks so lovely! I especially love the toile (I love toile–I am giving away a toile pillow on my blog right now, in fact). I love coming here–I’ve been reading on and off since fall of 2006, and it’s always a pleasure!
    Merry Christmas!
    ~Angela 🙂

  5. Christmas ephemera is widely collected around the world. To celebrate Xmas Eve and Christmas Day on my blog, I interviewed a collector of Christmas ephemera and a collector of Soviet New Year’s (Christmas) cards. I enjoyed your post and the ephemera examples you featured.

  6. Loved the pictures of your decorated house. So cozy. Thanks for letting me stop in. My favorite is the snowmen on the sled pulled by a sheep. Just love sheep, and this one was special. Looking forward to visiting with you often in 2008. Happy New Year.

  7. I love everything! We have some similar tastes! I love all the primitives and the red and whites! Gorgeous!
    Check out my blog, you will have to scroll down to “what you love about your holiday home” hostedby karla’s cottage. Fun!
    I’m adding you to my daily check list. Have a happy holiday season,

  8. Now, how did I just find out you had a blog??? I am one of your contacts on Flickr and LOVE all your photos! Now I see I have a new blog to love!!
    Your home is amazing…I just adored the photos of your family tree day! What fun.
    You are all so special.
    I will add your blog link on mine if it is alright with you…
    Happy New Year!!


  9. I loved the pictures you’ve done! Beautiful close-up photography with wonderful ideas for those of us who are “creatively challenged”. Thank you so much!

  10. Merry Christmas and Happy New year! I love your blog and really enjoy the decorating tips – you make it all look so easy to do. I was wondering if you could tell me what you used to fill your large basket on top of your black armoire in your living room? I love the look of it but can’t figure out what it is. Thanks so much for all your hard work!

    • Katie – Thanks for your kind words!
      The basket on top of my living room armoire is filled with dried hydrangeas… my favorites!

      We’ve just started working on the cottage garden courtyard, and surrounding plantings around the edge of the forest, and if there is one plant that I want to dominate the area… it is the wonderful hydrangea! Not only are they gorgeous on the plant itself, but there are so many things you can do with them – such as filling a nice basket in your home 😉

      * Now… if I can just keep all of the pretty little deer away… 😉

  11. Pearl,
    We loved seeing through your windows. Christmas Time is so special to our family. Celebrations at your home was wonderfully warm, not just pictures, but in reality too. You are such a blessing to us as parents. We love You and Dan and the Children and are so thankful for you. Thank you for all that you do and share. Love Mom & Dad

    • Even though it is the middle of spring here in South Dakota and we are busy with spring planting a heavy rainstorm these past few days has driven me indoors. How much fun I have had discovering your site and looking at your cozy Christmas decor. I am looking forward to revisiting your site!


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