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Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Home Tour...Family Room

Each year Jennifer Rizzo hosts a Holiday House Walk and I am so excited to be linking our family room to the tour.

This year our family room has a Nutcracker theme.    The fireplace is the heart of the family room so I gave it a little special attention.   I have my collection of Nutcrackers displayed on the mantle.

There are display cabinets on each side of the mantle.   On this cabinet I have the newest addition to my Nutcracker collection.   She looked French to me,  so I displayed her with vintage French poodles.

On the other side of the mantle,  I have my granddaughters collection of ballet Barbies.

Across from the fireplace is the sofa,    I have a large ottoman to prop your feet up on and plenty of fur throws and pillows to snuggle into.

To the side of the sofa is my library ladder.  

I have putz houses and a collection of Thomas Kinkade Santas displayed on the ladder.

This is the vignette that is on the side table next to the sofa.

No family room would be complete with out the "black hole"
   On the top shelf of the armoire is my collection of David Winters cottages.

The family room is pretty large, so I have a dining table at one end.   There is a built in cabinet that gives me plenty of space to display my treasures.

I added some ballet ornaments to the cabinet to continue the Nutcracker theme in the family room.

At the other end of the family room is the piano.

This Christmas I have a Precious Moments train displayed on the piano "mantle".

Thank you so much for having us again this year Jennifer,   it's always a pleasure to stop by and see all the gorgeous Christmas decor in everyone's  home.

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  1. Reminds me of a candy shop. I don't know why. It's just the thing that popped in my head. Maybe because I'm a kid. I love the Barbies. Are those ornament? My daughter has several Barlie ornaments that were on her tree every year. Fun! Love it!

  2. Penny,
    I could get lost in your treasures for hours! Each one is prettier than the next! Lovely to look at......
    Blessings My Friend,

  3. Hello Dear Penny, what a delight to visit your winter wonderland! Oh my! I am speechless! Gorgeous! Amazing! Wow! Your home has totally put me in the mood for Christmas : )

  4. G'day MAGICAL and always LOVE seeing what you share Penny!
    Thx for stopping by and sharing this at our #SayGdayParty Pinned
    Please make sure to return if you haven't already say G'day to the hosts and someone at the party! Cheers!
    Joanne @ What's On The List

  5. That giraffe in ballet slippers makes me smile. Love the nutcrackers. Your place is always lovely!

  6. Penny,
    BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the white and pink trees!!
    I am officially done Christmas decorating. Did I get the whole house done???No, I fell short of my own goal again this year. I hope to be part time in November next year when the first of my 2 co workers retires so maybe I will get the whole house done.... And I am starting the upstairs in August!!! LOL!!


  7. Penny this is beautiful, I'm not sure which collection makes me happier I love it all.

  8. My goodness I will never again complain about having too much to decorate around CHristmas. This must have taken you weeks, but it is so wonderful to look at everything. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I also have a white tree - and love that touch! The fluffy blankets are my favorite!

  10. Nice tour, Penny. You have so many pretty things. Love your white tree. That little giraffe that you highlighted is just darling. It's always fun to see what you are up to, Penny. xo Diana

  11. I' m speechless!I have no words to tell you how i' m amazed. Every single decor is a big treasure rich of beauty and rich of your gorgeous touches!

  12. So much to see...I almost can't stand it! I'm addicted! :)

  13. Your house is an absolute winter wonderland it's GORGEOUS !!!! Just one question, how many days did it take you ???

  14. Penny!!

    STUNNING!!! I love the white and the pink trees but you knew that I would, didn't you? So are you still decorating???? I want to do something in the Den but I will not get Christmas up in the Den so i may go right to my Winter decorations and then i would actually be ahead in my Winter decorating, wouldn't I? I am trying to get a post done on half of my Kitchen but i am so far behind...... I will be off for the next 2 days now though..... Writing from work right now...



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