Friday, December 12, 2008

A Christmas Walk through Our Home Sweet Home!


My online friend Amy Johnson has a home that is over 100 years old and she decorates EVERY room in it for the holidays. This year she is sweet enough to take us all on a tour ... a room a day and it was been wonderful!!! You really must check it out ... the header on her blog alone will give you a taste of what's to come!!!

SO, I thought I'd like to try and give you all just a "peek" at a few rooms of our home decorated for the holiday. I will only be sharing the "living area" of our home. I, (unlike Amy), don't have the energy to decorate EVERY room ... (she's a tad younger than I am, LOL!! )

Today is the familyroom & eat-in kitchen (the back portion of the house). The family room steps down from the eat-in kitchen (Photo #1 is taken from the kitchen looking at the left side of the room). It's a nice big room and I consider this my husbands room (I let him have a few rooms - he doesn't like "stuff on the walls" - hence NO WINDOW TREATMENTS).

The second photo is obviously looking to the right side of the room which steps up into the formal livingroom (DH calls it DAR'S "poofy room" ... you'll see why when I post those photos later).

The third photo is that of our eat-in kitchen. We are very blessed to have such a large kitchen and it's the perfect place for family & party gatherings. You can really put out a spread on the built in island! Down the hall is our laundry room, powderroom, coat closet & and HUGE walk-in pantry (LOVE THAT!!). Sometimes when I can't find DH ... he's in the pantry sneaking goodies!!!

This photo is what you'd see if you were standing in the familyroom looking into the kitchen, down the hall and out the door to the garage.

This photo I took while standing on the steps which go downstairs to my basement craftroom.

Well, that's all for today, next time I'll bring you in the FRONT door and show you our formal diningroom to your left and MY "poofy room" to your right. Till then ... hope you enjoyed my little tour.


  1. This was fun, Darlene! It's so warm and festive! I haven't even begun decorating inside yet. I still have displaced furniture from all the new purchases. Our outside is twinkling nicely, though! Thank you for the tour!

  2. Oh Darlene, your home is so large and gorgeous! I really love the way the outside looks. Its so pretty. You have so much more space me. I guess thats one of the advantages of living in a newer home. I love your Christmas tree especially. Its so grand and pretty. Thanks so much for mentioning my home in your blog.

  3. How wonderful that you have so many beautiful decorations!! Your home must feel so festive and warm!!
    Thanks for sharing the pics!
    hugs, Jami

  4. wow Darlene~ what a treat to see your beautiful home. I love all your decorations~ alot of work for sure! I hope your holiday's are wonderful!

  5. what a lovely home! TFS


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