I just love how my home looks this time of year - adorned with festive lights and beautiful ornaments. I could just easily start hibernating now. But , as usual, it raises an eyebrow when neighbors see the red light glowing out the windows again. Yes, the Mistress has used the color red again for the 200th time. Hence why friend calls it the red light district. Every year, I fill my home with lots of cheerful holiday decorations I like to include a mix of old favorites as well a few new, but mostly use real pine and poinsettias, tons of candles and load of balls. This post will bring about lots of balls, Big balls, small balls, red balls and shiny balls, and yes even blue balls!!!! Do I just say blue balls? Let's walk.
In the living room. One of my favorite spots....my huge sofa! My main color is red. The tree is all red lights, with all different shades of red balls, and then my collection of bird ornaments. Shocked right?
A end table with poinsettias from the nursery and another of my holiday favorites...bubble lights! Do you remember those?
A Christmas gift from Daddy Warbucks....a Tom of Finland coffee table book. I LOVE IT!
My console bookcase with my collection of colored glass vases and tons of peacock feathers. The compote contains more balls!
All these shiny brites were a gift from my good friend the Dame. There all vintage. They are probably as old as my tongue, but older then my teeth.
These two bird ornaments, I just received the other day from the thoughtful Agnes. She remembered last year I mentioned I had tons of birds on the tree. I was surprised to open it and find a golden finch and a mourning dove. They will be truly cherished Agnes. Thanks for the thoughtful gift!!!
Meanwhile in the kitchen, does anyone need a stiffener for the tour?
Buster must approve of every market purchase as you can see.
In the kitchen, I have a small tree, with some apothecary jars filled with more balls and in one, I did a snow scene with some of my grandmothers old bottle brush trees.
In the bar we find a silver bottle brush, another jar of balls, and a little deer figurine that was also my grandmothers.
NUT CRACKERS! Who's first boys?
There's always time for a cock-a-tail!
My latest addition this year...these cute bottle brushes from Longwood Gardens.
More balls!!!!! And a quail under glass.
Breakfast this morning....hot coffee and stollen!
Some visitors this morning.....a Downey Woodpecker and one on the doves.
Now in the boudoir, it may surprise you to find blue balls in there. In the Mistress's boudoir?!?!?! Not only blue balls, but very old balls in general. But tis true! They go so well with the crème and dark navy walls. Oh... you didn't think I had blue balls did you sillies?
Antique silver tinsel branches.
More very old vintage balls. See BLUE!
I love this bubble light candelabra and often fall asleep to it at night during the holidays.
I couldn't resist this adorable Charlie Brown tree I saw at the nursey. The guy selling them made then from cut off pieces of larger trees. So I added it to the bedroom, and love it almost more then my big tree. I added a few blue balls and a topper to it. After Christmas I will keep watering it and add pinecones to it, and enjoy all winter.
More bottle brushes on the one nightstand.
Even Vixen is decked out!
Well, that's the tour of the joint this year. I have been enjoying the season more calmly then normal this year, and I miss it all when it comes down, except for the pine and berries which are more a winter treatment.Share your favorite decorations with me in the comments section below. And now as a special treat, my rendition and performances piece of Dance of the Sugarplums Fairies.