Wednesday, December 12, 2007



Karla is hosting what we love about our holiday home. I love my red and white kitchen table at Christmas. I'm always on the look out for more red and white candy ornaments and adornments.

Our dining room is just a tad more formal. I love the ornaments and garlands on the chandelier and my new glass jars filled with berries and silver stars from Pottery Barn.
I found this fun children's cabinet from a thrift store earlier this year. I brought it inside from my daughter's play house to match my red and white kitchen decor.

My Grandmother's "Cooky Book" is displayed there. I'll never forget the years I spent staying over night at her house once each Christmas break. She let me choose a recipe from this book and we would bake cookies together. I cherish this cookbook.
I hung my new "Glitterville" candy garland and my daughters handprint wreath on my pantry door. Love them both.
My family just started me on this Department 56 North Pole series. It is so fun to add more pieces to.
My grandmother's chair that was my favorite as a child next to the collection of angels my sweet mother gave to me.

19 comments:

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Oh thank you for sharing! I have the same cook book and I love it! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Southern Heart said...

Oh, how very pretty and festive! You have beautiful decorations, and I love what you did with your chandelier!

xo, Andrea

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Cindy, So nice to bump into you at the party. I love the candy garland. Everything is looking so festive. Susan

Kathy said...

Oh, that cookie book is such a treasure! Two favorite recipes for my family are the candy candy shaped cookies and cream wafers! I love the red and white table decorations. Adorable!

Terri and Bob said...

Your home is so ready for the holidays! Thanks for sharing it with us. The candy garland looks good enough, well, to eat!

Come visit me!

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Wow! I love it all! I loved your earlier post of the candy train! I will definately try that with my kids over Christmas vacation!! Love your blog. I will have to visit you again!
Merry Christmas!
Brittany

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

How sweet to have your grandmother's Cooky Book. Those North Pole pieces look so pretty and festive.
Thank you for sharing, and please stop by our holiday home too!
:)

tamy said...

I love the north pole series! I purchase one "house" every year to add to my collection!! Have fun!! I love the mini tussies on your chandelier!
Happy Holidays
Tamy/simplymein

Alison Gibbs said...

So many pretty christmas decorations and books in your last few christmas decor posts. Thanks for sharing.
Alison

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It is so homey and inviting. Love the baubbles on the chandelier and your daughter's hand wreath.

Sugar Bear said...

So beautiful and inviting. I love that handprint wreath. Your daughter is very talented!
Karla

Janet said...

I love that cook book! My mom used it when I was little (in the 60's), and I bought a copy in 1980 after I got married. I have since bought copies for each of my kids... and their friends as wedding gifts. My favorite recipes are the chocolate crinkles, chocolate chip cookies, and the brownies. Yum!

AnastasiaC said...

awww its looking very festive your way...i cant believe its just over a week away
Love that cooky christmas recipe book!

Junie Moon said...

Everything looks wonderful! I have really enjoyed this holiday home sharing project of Karla's--so many amazing homes decorated so beautifully like yours.

The Rose Room said...

Sweet, sweet, so sweet. Beautiful grandmothers chair! Merry Christmas and Blessings - Rachael:)

Lori said...

Wow, I to have wonderful memories of the same cookie book! My Mom and sister who have both passed away would always bake tons of cookies each holiday together! I was very small and would watch, sample and love pouring over the wonderful cookie pictures! I still have their original copy with personal notes inside and will forever cherish that special cook book and all the wonderful childhood and holiday memories! Happy Holidays Lori

dede warren said...

Cindy!!! I love your Grandma's chair!!! I have my Grandma's chair that looks very similar. you can see it in the background of one of the childhood christmas photo's on my blog.

I'll be wishing you merry, merry thoughts from my chair to yours.

Dede

Mrs. Staggs said...

I think it is so nice to hear that you have nice memories of your grandmother, and these nice things to remember them by. I bet she would really enjoy the thought of that.
I have a lot of red and white in my kitchen too, and it's a wonderful combination for decorating this time of year. All of your decorations are really lovely. I've enjoyed seeing them very much.
Thank you for the tour!

The Urban Chic said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. I especially am partial to the candy ornaments as I have a ton of them in my gingerbread kitchen. Everything is just lovely.