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Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday House Tour - Part deux

Ready for More of the house, tour? 
Here we are in the living room.
Looking into the dining room.
oh, did I mention my house was built in 1763??
 Yes, there is a hearth in my dining room, which is where they used to cook all of their meals back in the 1700s

 It is a very large fireplace, that is in working condition. I have decorated it with white lights and white branches this year. I keep a basket of my favorite holiday books there, too.  Across the top are little votive candles, I always have them going at parties there are about 30 across the top of my fireplace. They are so pretty night.


These are stockings are new to my collection this year. These are hand made by wonderful Aunt Wendy. She hand makes ornaments for us every year. I'll show you those later in Part Three of the tour. But this is what she cross-stitched for us this year. Oh, I just love them!

 Ok, more sparkling reindeer, can be found on my dining room table. Also, these gorgeous black iron Christmas trees, I fell in love with them when I saw them at a local shop, and knew they would be perfect on my white table.




 I love filling bowls with sparkling pine cones. Very simple. And more candle light can be found in these oversized pillar holders.
and last but not least....



I am sharing a few of my ornaments. 
Part 3 of the tour will consist of some of favorite tree ornaments.
Here is a sneak peek of just a few....
I am a NYC girl at heart, can you tell???
Do you have a favorite ornament?
Hope you enjoyed Part Deux....

18 comments:

Tracy said...

Heather,
It is all absolutely gorgeous, but my favorite part is the hearth with the white lights! I'm ready for Part 3 :)

Heather said...

thanks tracy! I am glad you like it!

Marlene said...

Heather your home is amazing. I love your tree it is gorgeous. Only one thing, how do you keep the white, white? It looks amazing, like a picture in a Decor Mag. If I had white it would look totally dirty and yucky in one day.

Betsy said...

Oooh..I'm glad you gave us more tour! Everything is just lovely!

Jennifer Bower said...

Heather! this is so much fun. Your home could be showcased in a design magazine. I don't know how you find the time to draw with two girls and a white house. I would forever be cleaning.

Missy said...

Oh my gosh your house is sooooo beautiful. Such wonderful decorations and furnishings.

pinkglitterfae said...

What a gorgeous home you have! It just sparkles! thanks for sharing, I look forward to seeing your favorite ornaments :-)

Christine said...

oh I love house tours, yours is outstanding and I love your decorations. Thanks for sharing. What a fireplace and works too!

Nelly said...

Your house is absolutely gorgeous! I love the hardwood floors. Your colors are so clean and crisp. Love it!

Brian Miller said...

as i said the other day..most elegant...love the black iron trees too...awesome...and the lights on the hearth...nice.

Jenny Blair said...

Wow! I agree with everyone else..such a beautiful home you have and definitely fit for a home magazine! Stunning! I am a BIG fan of hearths too and yours is divine, especially with the candles above and the twinkly white lights below! aaah gorgeous! :)

Rebecca Anthony said...

You have such a beautiful home, I absolutely love all the white!! I wish I could have so much white but I have two dogs that would turn it off white very quickly! You have done a spectacular job of decorating for the holiday's. Home sweet home and a Happy Holiday to you and your family! Thanks for sharing(O:

Jehanne said...

Heather, your house is beautiful. Please come and fix mine :D
Seriously it is lovely. The old beams in the ceiling are wonderful. Is it an old "cottage"?

Julia Christie said...

Oh boy I'm so glad I did not miss this series! Your house is too gorgeous - reminds me of diane keatons in 'somethings gotta give' all the luscious white!

Looking forward to seeing the rest...

Hugs my friend
and always warm smiles

Heather said...

Your house is just fabulous!!! I adore the hearth!!! And the hardwood floors. Beautiful!

Heather said...

Dear friends,
thank you so very much for all of the great comments on my home! I am so glad I got to share it with you all!

EVA said...

Heather, what a beautiful and elegant home you have!! Gorgeous decorations!

Thanks so much for sharing it so far! Looking forward to seeing more!

I hope to post some photos but I'm not done decorating yet...

I am never organized for this time of year.....sigh....and this year unfortunately is no exception.

Mmm said...

you have an incredibly elegant, lovely home. Thank you for the tour... even if I, err, do it in reverse order. Oops. Part 1 next. Hee.

Love all the white and agree, those iron trees are fantastic. love the sparkling pine cones in a bowl too. Everything feels very serene and spacious in a good way--hard to get at xmas time. Lots of votive candles are always a great idea too.