Well, hello there!

So nice of you to pay us a visit. Please, please, come in. It's so cold outside.


Let me take your coats. It's really so nice to have you here in our home. What did you say about our tree? That you expected me to have one of those matchy-matchy Martha Stewart-like trees? Nope, not me. This is a big-ole eclectic tree with all sorts of ornaments we've collected through the years... anything goes, really.


We have our glittery ornaments, of course!


And some fun "smores" themed ornaments that the girls just adore (and me too)!




I truly treasure the handmade ones my kiddos have made for me. This is one of my favorites! Those snowmen are actually Sophie's fingerprints on the glass ball! Makes me smile every time. :)


And this is one Sydney made for me in pre-school:


And of course, our tree wouldn't be complete without some of our favorite characters:




OH, OK! You noticed that my gifts are matchy-matchy. I couldn't help myself. I fell in love with this wrapping paper I found at Hobby Lobby and just went crazy with it. The ribbons are from there too. I *heart* that store!


What, this? I just covered a large stretched canvas with some of my Fire Jester print from Andalucia. It coordinated so well with the wrapping paper... uh, there I go being all matchy-matchy again. Oh well.


Well, let's not stand in the entryway all day. Come on in and make yourself comfy by the fire. You can sit wherever you'd like.


Yeah, sure, you can sit closer to the fire if you're still a bit chilly. That's what it's there for. Oh, those are some gorgeous stockings my sweet Tia Olga made for my girls last year.


These? My girls love snowmen so I've decided to start a little whimsical collection for them. Yeah, I know, not much of a collection so far but you gotta start somewhere. By the time the girls are 18 we might need a whole room for these guys!


Awww... leaving so soon? Well it was so nice of you to stop by! Please come back anytime! And stay warm out there...

Here, let me get the door for you.




  1. i love seeing people's homes all decorated! so fun! =)

  2. You made me feel so welcomed and warm. You home feels happy and full of love. Merry Christmas!

  3. I love your home - so cozy!

  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous..i was so ecstatic when i first saw that polka dot paper at hobby lobby...and i wanted to change my color scheme from red/green/white to black/white/red when i saw all of their black and white wrapping paper! LOVE HL & LOVE 1/2 off hobby lobby!! thank you for sharing your lovely home...what lens/camera do you use to take your pictures...gorgeous.

  5. This post is pure fun, I love it. And I love your matchy-matchy gifts, too. No Hobby Lobby where I live, it's a tragedy, really. :( But one I quickly forget about after reading your delightful post.

  6. Anonymous12:04 AM

    That is an amazingly decorated tree - my favourite kind! What a beutiul home you have, thanks so much for sharing with us. Merry Christmas!

  7. Hi Patti, The Christmas tree is gorgeous and your home is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your Family.

  8. You are so stinkin' cute! LOVE the narration! Made me smile and giggle. And your home is just lovely. Oh and thank you for saying where you got the gift wrap, because that was going to be my first question! Love that you don't do the themed tree. I love trees with hiSTORY hanging on them. Much more interesting and beautiful!
    Jenny Fish

  9. Beautiful! I love the tree! :)

  10. Wow, everything is so beautiful and welcoming! I absolutely ADORE Snowmen. Have my house decorated with them and never have enough. I love the 3 you have!

  11. What a beautiful home you have Patty! Thank-you for sharing it with us <3

  12. Fantastic Tree! Love your wreath on the door. And what a fun idea for displaying your Christmas cards.

  13. Thank you all for stopping by. So glad you enjoyed the tour. :)

    Christi, I shoot with a Nikon d700 and these shots were mostly taken with my 35mm lens. Although I think I switched to my 50mm 1.4 lens for the ornament close-ups. :)


  14. Beautiful! What a fun way to 'share' your home with us. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    I wish we had a Hobby Lobby around here. I would be all over that polka dot paper!

  15. Beautiful! I love the fact that your tree is a masterpiece of memories throughout the year!

  16. Oh so fun! Thanks for sharing your home with us. It looks beautiful and I love your wreath and snowman collection! The "family" ornaments really personalize the tree. Aren't they fun!

  17. I think i like that snowman ornamet with the fingerprints best...a treasure indeed....and the tree is so tall!!Looks great!

  18. Hello from Sydney Australia :)

    Just found your blog and WOW its amazing just like your fabric!

    Love the christmas tree and your house looks so festive, well done you've done a beautiful job of decorating

    Merry Christmas from down under xxx


  19. I loved the tour, Patty! I could almost smell the hot cider coming from your blog. I love seeing everything, especially the hand made ornaments - especially the adorable "fingerprint" snowmen.

  20. We have the same ornament from preschool with the snowman fingers, I cherish it!

    Merry Christmas.

  21. Patty,

    Your tree & decorations are lovely. And the best ornaments really are the ones made my our sweet little ones. I, too, have a snowman handprint ornament from when my girlie was not quite three. I tear up every time I unwrap it.

    Lovely post too! It was such a cute way to show us your home. Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  22. I love it... what a fun thing to do.. I love your tree well and your house... so pretty... Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas.

  23. It was such a pleasant visit, thank you for having me. Do you mind if I invite myself back? Your home is so cozy, I may not be able to help myself!!

  24. Thank you for sharing your home with us. :o)
    It's so beautiful.

  25. Thank you for sharing a bit of home with us. Happy Holidays!!

  26. Anonymous5:00 PM

    Beautiful tree and I LOVE that wreath!

  27. I just found your site, and I'm in love! Your fabric is so fun and cheerful! I've sent so many e-mails to my friends with adopted daughters from China. Your kimono pattern is perfect, so Chinese/American. My friend was thrilled!
    Thanks so much!!!!

  28. I just loved everything!!! Can I ask where you got your glittery ornaments? And where did you get that awesome wreath - the one with the white/glass tips?

    Thanks for having us in your home.


  29. Linda,

    I'm not sure. It's been so long since I bought those. My guess would be either Target or Hobby Lobby... that's where I usually go for Holiday decor. :)


  30. Beautiful!! Thanks for the little tour, love all those ornaments. Have a joyous Christmas Season. God Bless...

  31. Love your house so beautiful! Thanks for the visit...next time can we have some cookies too?? lol
    Have a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year. xo Simone

  32. Anonymous3:03 PM

    Patty, I just got your Flora and Fauna (in the stone colorway) in the mail from Hawthorne Threads and I am in love. Thanks for creating such beautiful fabric. And thanks for sharing your home with us! Have an amazing holiday with your family!

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