Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Over the river and thru the woods......

As part of my Christmas decorating therapy, I went to my friend Jane's house to steal get inspired by her ideas.  The weather was perfect -- extremely cold with some flurries in the air.  I'm thinkin' a little snow might help me get in the mood.

Loved seeing these horses and turkeys sharing the same field.  The river runs right behind the horses.
Jane's house is wonderful anytime but never more then at holiday time.  I think she wins the contest when it comes to having the most vintage Christmas but her house is large enough that she can use everything.   This year she's using lots of "nature's decor".  Fresh greenery, pine cones, bird nests and incorporating the views out all of her huge windows.  It's truly amazing!  It's better then any magazine.  Then when she gets fires going in her huge stone fireplaces, you just want to put your feet up and stay a spell. 

This is my favorite decoration.....
How different Christmas becomes when you see it through the eyes of grandchildren.

Now I'll share some shots of her house.

Hope you enjoyed the visit.  I'm thinking that tomorrow will be the day I start.  Wish me luck!


Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

What a magnificent home, I would certainly feel right at home there, such a cozy Christmasy feel...and that lil' munchkin is to die for, lots of cheek kisses I bet!

Your fireplace looks wonderful, bet you're glad it's finished, can't wait to see it decorated for the holiday soon to come.


Dana-v said...

Does Jane take in strangers? I love her style!!!!

Debra@Common Ground said...

OOooooohhh, LOVE Jane's house! She has an amazing backdrop for all her wonderful decor. I loved going with you a few years ago. That dresser with the St. Nick's is really great!
Show a picture of your fireplace! Speaking of wonderful Christmas, your place is perfect for Christmas! I'm about finished with the cabinets, just have to put on the poly, boy am I pooped!
love ya,

Sharon Wengel said...

This is such a warm feeling home , it is wonderful.
We are going to be at the shop sometime Saturday,going to hit the Nixa school craft fair first thing, opens a 9:oo , then I hope we come back to your shop.I would love to meet you if your there, going to be with my sister and maybe another friend.Then we are headed up to Springfield to do some more shoping.
I am so sorry you lost your husband too. I think sad hearts reach out to each other.Hope to see you soon, if not , there will be another time. For I will be back to Leola's .