The holidays are always so exciting for me. I love looking at how others decorate their homes for Christmas. I think decor is personal and it will always be a reflection of the person. I received 2 emails from two blogging friends. I was so excited to post them. Thank you so much for sending these photos, it's so great to share. Both of my guest posts are fans of Mary Carol Garrity.
The first one comes from one sweet lady who goes by the name Jaybird.
My favorite Christmas picture of our dining room. Starting at the right, the trunk on the floor belonged to my husband's cousin who passed away in 1913!! I use it to store tablecloths. Sweet husband built a frame that fits the top of it to display my Christmas village....at child height....the grands and great grands love it!! The hutch, bonnettopped cabinet on the left and the wooden santa and sleigh on the top right shelf were all crafted by my Dad who was a master woodworker. On Christmas week, a tree will displace the small round table in the "L" of the wrought iron railing."
Thank you Jaybird. I have always adored Christmas villages. I would spend hours as a young girl staring inside of them and watching the little villages sparkle in the store windows. Your home looks so warm and inviting. I can tell that you love Christmas as much as I do. Thank you for sharing.
My second post comes from Topeka Kansas, his name is Ramon and he also attended Mary Carol Garrity's House tour. Originally from San Diego, he loves Christmas and loves decor. It is obvious in his photos that he is extremely talented and should probably have his own home on a Christmas House Tour.
This tree is truly stunning. Love it. It reminds me of Frontgate Magazine and the trees that the designers create for the magazine. I am so impressed. I actually went back and worked on my tree a little more after looking at these photos.
Thank you Ladybird and Ramon for letting us peek into your lovely decorated rooms. It puts us in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy decorating!
By the way Mary Carol's last post was wonderful to use as a checklist for decorating your home for the holidays. Make sure you read it. Thanks again.