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Friday, December 22, 2017

Around Here.

Today was my day here at home (well, except for a quick trip to the vet ... no worries, Holly's fine!, a quick stop at my mom's - lots less boxes!, and a not-so-quick trip to Costco) and I finally got gifts wrapped and "stuff" cleaned up enough to make my annual photo walk through the house. Sadly, we have not seen the sun (in days!) so the light's not great, but it is December!

Here's the view from the front door. Four poinsettias by the stairs and three trees. The poinsettias are struggling (not as bad as last year); I'm not sure if it's lack of sun (I moved all of them in front of the windows for most of the week, but it hasn't been sunny) or overwatering, but I think I need to consider a new plan for next year.

Off to the right is the dining room. Much the same as previous years except for the table. The tureen in the middle of the table came from Marc's mom and is now our new centerpiece; I dressed it up for Christmas with a sugared fruit wreath I've had for years.

Continuing down the hall, here's our advent calendar/tree

with just two photos left to hang.

Then into the living room ... the word tree and the "big" tree.

The mantle here is just greens and mercury glass. Katie and I shared a bunch of mixed greens from Home Depot this year; worked perfectly!

Turning the corner, here's the family room

and the view I see when I turn my chair around. (well, except that now Marc and Sara are sitting on the two sofas and there's a movie on the TV)

I think this might be my favorite year of decorations since we moved into the house (in 2012 - yikes! how can this be our sixth Christmas here?!). It was relatively easy to get everything out (the artificial tree helped with that a lot), it looks warm and cozy (and red!) and I'm not dreading the un-doing.

Thank you for taking this walk with me while I made the notes for what to do next year!

Wishing you and yours a warm and cozy weekend and a very Merry Christmas (if that's the holiday you celebrate). I'll be back on Tuesday with a recap of ours.

p.s. I made Katrina Kenison's Cardamom Granola this afternoon. It smells wonderful and tastes delicious ... highly recommend!

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Blogger AsKatKnits said...

Merry Christmas to you all! And, thanks for the lovely peek inside your home!

Friday, 22 December, 2017  
Blogger Penny said...

Your home is lovely, Mary, very festive! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Friday, 22 December, 2017  
Blogger Juliann in WA said...

Thanks for the tour. I am very curious about the Word tree.

Friday, 22 December, 2017  
Blogger Carole said...

Your home is beautiful, Mary. Thank you for sharing it with us. Merry Christmas to you and your whole family!

Saturday, 23 December, 2017  
Blogger margene said...

You have beautifully decorated and each room is festive and delightful! May your Christmas be full of joy!! xo

Saturday, 23 December, 2017  
Blogger Debbie said...

Your home looks beautiful! Wishing you & yours a Merry Christmas!

Saturday, 23 December, 2017  
Blogger Kym said...

Lovely, Mary -- your house and all the decorations! Merry Christmas! XO

Saturday, 23 December, 2017  
Blogger Linda said...

Your house is so beautiful!! do you walk down those stairs without slipping and falling - which I know I would do... and often - LOL! Love all the trees - and those mercury glass ones - wow - adore!!

Linda in VA

Saturday, 23 December, 2017  
Blogger Vera said...

Beautiful Mary! I'm curious about the word tree too.

Saturday, 23 December, 2017  
Blogger Lydia said...

It was certainly warm and cozy today, and I'm looking forward to more of the granola!

Saturday, 23 December, 2017  
Blogger Mary said...

Thank you! I take the stairs slowly ... it would certainly not be good to slip and fall!

Sunday, 24 December, 2017  
Blogger karen said...

beautiful home and merry merry Christmas to you!!

Tuesday, 26 December, 2017  
Anonymous Patty said...

Thank-you for the tour Mary! I hope your day was filled with lots of love and laughter and some relaxation!

Tuesday, 26 December, 2017  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

It looks beautiful, Mary!! Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, 26 December, 2017  
Blogger Honoré said...

Thanks again for the holiday tour! T'is lovely and so festive! Looking forward to reading al about Christmas Day merriment!

Tuesday, 26 December, 2017  

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