The House At Christmastime

Happy New Year!  Another holiday season has passed and I am reminiscing already.  I always love decorating the house at Christmastime. I usually think about all the “tours of homes” I would like to take and how I would love for our house to make the cut for a Christmas home tour at some point in the future. Then I remember the mile long list of projects we need to tackle and I am quickly rerouted back to the present. But the house does look pretty during the holiday season. It makes me happy to sit by the fire and admire the twinkly lights of the tree. Cozy. Happy. Content. All words that would describe me now. The main fireplace that we use is in the Living Room.  It never fails to take the chill off the room and lure me into believing all is right with the world. This picture is of said fireplace in the Living Room. That’s my Cleo in front of the ottoman. You can just barely see the Christmas tree in George’s “Tavern”. You can also see that tree from the outside if you are driving north on our street. Here’s another shot of the Living Room so you can see the Christmas tree there.IMG_2390

IMG_2397A nice redo of the Living Room is one of the items on the mile long list of things to do this year. I think it will be one of my top priorities. It’s looking a little tired.


I also had a tree in my office because it faces the front of the house, so the tree could be seen from the street.  IMG_2391The Christmas cactus was blooming like gangbusters………IMG_2136And my amaryllis plants were beautiful! This picture is before they were even in full bloom.

IMG_2410I do my best with the outside, although I think there’s much room for improvement here.  IMG_2406So the holidays are over now, and I’m glad to be back in my usual routine. But I’m already looking forward to next Christmas and have a few thoughts about how to spruce up the house. Until then, here’s wishing a Happy New Year to everyone!