Sunday, November 18, 2012

Reds This Year



There is some red this year at oldgreymare.
I adore these House of Hatten ornaments -
the Twelve Days of Christmas and more.



I used a few last year in the den, but this year I did the large tree,
and added more figures throughout the room.


The vintage green wagon in front will be loaded with gifts.





There are whites everywhere else.


With burlaps and browns,
creams and whites,
touches of snow and glitter.





Pinecones, more snow, angels, birds...
reflections, candlelight...
tis the season...
happy happy joy joy
Dearest son Ben will be home for Thanksgiving.
Making his famous stuffing he says.
Mama happy.

21 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh I am happy for Mama also! So wonderful to have a child home for a holiday! Love the touches of red, so glowing in the photos. You do the best Christmas! Hugs, Linda

Zuzu said...

So beautiful!!! Like stepping into a winter wonderland, Z!
My son cooks, but lives in Japan. Maybe one day all the kids & grandbabies will come home for Thanksgiving!
Hope yours is wonderful!
Hugs,
Zuzu

regan said...

Beautiful, lovely room displays! Very welcoming!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I am going to be a naughty Santa and sneak into your house, drop off packages into that wagon and on my way out steal all of those fabulous mixing bowls!! GAH!! Love them!

afistfullofweeds* said...

Loving the wagon idea.....gonna steal it!!! Everything is so beautiful!!!

helen tilston said...

This is how I would dearly love to have my house decorated. You have done a superb job.

Sit back and enjoy the holidays

Helen xx

Bead and Needle said...

I like the red! Glad you will have one home for Thanksgiving, Z - happy week - Tanya

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh so beautiful! Love all those colors myself.The Tree is fabulous and I love the Star!

Stuffing is my favorite! Why I don't make it more often I simply do not know.You must share your Son's famous Stuffing.Do enjoy~Cheers Kim

Kathy said...

Oh, I'm glad Ben is getting home for Thanksgiving - yay!
I have on my to-do list to figure out how to shape my carpenters ruler into a star like that. Please show a close-up of the topper on the red tree. It looks like it might be Santa on the moon but I can't quite make it out.
Your home is just lovely and you are inspiring me to get my decorating started early this year. It is my habit, left over from when my children were small, to wait until the 10th to put up the tree so the excitement was more "condensed" and didn't escalate into stomach aches. I don't know why it hasn't occured to me that I don't have any reason to wait anymore. If I'm going to the trouble then why not enjoy it longer!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Z....beautiful, looks so magical........gotta love this time of year....happy your Son is home making the stuffing, that's what it's Ll about, Enjoy Francine.

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything looks just beautiful, Z! Very sweet and cozy. The reds are a little muted and I love that.

I'm so happy your son is coming home...he's in for a warm welcome!

XO,
Jane

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow Z you are all set...and beautifully at that! Enjoy having your son home and Happy Thanksgiving!

Kat

Createology said...

Very lovely. Blessings...

La Doña said...

I've been watching as you transform you house and I envy you organization. You make it seem so effortless - just lovely. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your time with your son.

Jenny

Kit said...

I can feel your happiness! That's kids for ya. :) Loving the bits of red too. Verrrrry nice. Kit

erin said...

so cozy and wonderful...you have been busy! i am so glad your son will be home!!! we have so much to be grateful for.... happy thanksgiving, dahling!
erin
xxoo

Marcela para Colorin Colorado said...

You surprise me every year with your no ending christmas energy, my friend!!! Gorgeous!!!

Cindy said...

You live in a Christmas wonderland! So pretty Z! I love your style...
xo

Samantha Stephens said...

I feel like you did it all for me. Beautiful decorations and decorating. Our house has a light living room and a dark (paneled) living room so I get to be colorful in one room and white & silver in another. Then there is the tree in the kitchen and ... I love this time of year. Thanks for sharing your work with us. I am noticing your walls - have you posted on them (can't help but notice they aren't builders' white).

Nella said...

Dear Suz, everything looks so beautiful, warm and cozy...as it should be...I think,I may have one of the same House of Hatten elves!! So happy to hear your son will be home with you this week, revel in the happiness!! N.xo

Jillayne said...

I thought I loved the red tree best, until I saw this one... you make me want to go out and get a tree for every room! I'm inspired, and awed...