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Christmas at Mom's

Monday, December 26, 2011

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa brought you something extra special.  We have been relaxing and enjoying some serious "down time".  We always enjoy spending Christmas Eve with my family and Mom has the touch when it comes to decorating.  I thought you might enjoy seeing pictures of her Christmas decorations (if you aren't tired of looking at Christmas decorations yet).

This is a boxwood wreath, made by Mom, hanging on the inside of the front door.  She stuffed the top with feathers and in the bottom rests a peacock.  I adore this wreath!


In years past, Mom is known to make a centerpiece that is so tall that we cannot even see over.  This year, she went with a low arrangement of boxwood, golden pears, and white nandina berries.  I think this is my favorite arrangement she has ever made.

This is a table in the breakfast room.  Mom stuffed an old sugar cane mold with fresh fruit & greenery.  I need to remember this for next year.


Mom picked up these trees at a local florist and rested them on a bed of fresh cypress.  She added the gold beads, lights, and pine cones and it is simply beautiful.



 Mom has quite the collection of carolers.  This year she had them on display in the den which is a dark, cozy room with lots of built-ins and paneling.  I am not usually a fan of dark rooms like this, but somehow this room in one of my favorites.
I hope you enjoyed a little peek into Mom's style.

27 comments:

  1. All beautiful! Now we can see where you got it from. Thanks to your mom for sharing!

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  2. Your mom's home is beautiful and her tree is amazing.

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  3. Thank you. I will tell her. Yes, the tree has to be anchored to the wall because in years past it has turned over in the middle of the night. Crazy right?

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  4. Beautiful decorations! My favorite is her mantle!

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  5. Oh the decorations are beautiful! I *love* the peacock wreath - I had to pin it for next year ;)

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  6. SO beautiful, Rene! Your mother and I share the same taste. I believe that we have the same silver flatware.
    I love the trees on the mantle, and the tree is fabulous.
    have a nice visit.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  7. Your mom's house looks beautiful! Glad you had such a nice time with your family.

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  8. Your Moms style is gorgeous - it looks so pretty there, happy holidays!

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  9. Thank-you for this Christmas-y looksee at your Mom's style (which is incredible, to say the least!). I especially like the "decoration" hamming it up in the leather chair (last featured photo)!

    Happy New Year to you and yours,
    SparkleFarkle~~~~~*

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  10. All so beautiful and classic! thanks for sharing!

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  11. Beautiful!!! She has quite the knack for pretty wrapping too! The Byers Choice factory is very close to where I grew up - a very pretty place.

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  12. Beautiful! I love The gold pears centerpiece! So pretty! Love the peacock wreath, too! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. What a beautiful Home your Mother has. looks like everyone had a wonderful time

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  14. Wow what a lovely post love looking at your Mums home. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas day. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for the Christmas holidays and New Year I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

    Always Wendy

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  15. Everything looks so warm and inviting. It IS lovely to have a spell of downtime, isn't it...

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  16. Wow, I think that is my favourite tree this year! Stunning! I love the pears in the table centre piece, also stunning.
    Looks like a lovely home.

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  17. Rene, your mom's home is absolutely lovely!! I now know where you get your talent from!!

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  18. Beautiful Christmas decorations! Your mom has quite a talent. I really loved the boxwood wreath!

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  19. You've obviously come by your talent for making things beautiful from your mom! I am a huge fan of the cute little trees on the mantel!

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  20. Good taste runs in the family. I absolutely love the little trees on the mantel -- especially how they are backlit.

    Camille

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  21. wow that all looks beautiful! those trees on the mantle are just amazing!

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  22. Your moms home is warm and beautiful .

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  23. Simply gorgeous,
    especially the tree!
    Loved your family card,
    too. Wishing you a
    Happy and Blessed
    New Year, Rene, and
    your mom, too : )

    xx Suzanne

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  24. Beautiful! The trees on the mantle are my favorite! I love looking into the homes of older people. They tell such a story about life and (usually) have such a comfortable atmosphere. Maybe because as you get older, you quit caring so much about what other people think and simply go with what you love and what makes the most sense. Add that to years of layering furniture and accessories and... I actually look forward to growing older!

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  25. Rene,

    I can see who you got the decorating gene from! I just love the trees on your Mother's mantel and her beautiful door wreath.

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  26. Your mother has beautiful style just like yourself! I am a new follower of your blog and have enjoyed reading your posts!

    Happy New Year!

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  27. Your mother's decorating is fabulous!! I especially like the ornament on the seat in the last photo, having a Cav myself. ;)

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