Wednesday, 14 December 2011

All Through the House

 It is a busy week here...as it is in most homes at the moment....and there is sooo much to think about and so many lists to make and keep checking.......i ran around the house with my camera, taking pictures here and there of the decorations ......the mantel above is in the lounge, which is painted in pale colours......
 .....the year it was painted i bought lots of pastel coloured tree decorations and we add a new one now and then....the look is frosty and icy and the tree has white lights...it looks pretty at night when the old glass ware i keep in that room reflects the lights and the candles, and when the log fire is lit in there.....
 ....as i have mentioned (many times) before, i love red and white decorations, and red and white textiles too...the whole Scandinavian look has been my favourite for a long time and this year the dining room dresser has a lot of red and white along with the usual simple white china that i keep there.......
.....and the sitting room is where we have the red and white decorated tree, ( the merry hearts red and white felt decorations always hang on this tree too)....last year i made a new mushroom merry heart but so far this year i haven't had a moment to make another but i might yet....
 ....lots of baking plans going on in the kitchen..... and i have been enjoying this wonderful book.... Bake & Decorate.... which was suggested to me by the lovely Madelief who kindly thought i would enjoy it, and indeed i do...it has so many lovely decorating ideas for all the seasons, including some charming xmas ones.....
.....and here are some sweet new tiny red and white baubles ready to go on a very small tree.....i hope to show you some more Christmas pictures very soon....
Thank you for popping in to see my Christmas house.....and thank you for taking time to read and comment when things are so very busy.......i hope you are enjoying the countdown to Christmas and finding time to relax and enjoy it all too......have a cheery cosy week....back soon xxxxxx

35 comments:

Ali said...

Your decorations look gorgeous - you dont fancy coming to mine and sorting mine out - looking rather bare and rather mis-matched the tree looked ok until my youngest found lots of paper plate decorations that they had done at nursery with bits of argos catalogue stuck on them - they are now on the tree!! I couldnt throw them out and now I cant take them off - lol xx

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I love your Christmas house, putting me to shame atm. Decs are slowly creeping in, but slowly!!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Helen,
"All is cheery and bright" in your home with the frosty pastels and red & white decorations. I love your little silver bird; I have noticed,in me, a growing affection for bird motifs this year, for some reason.
Happy Baking!
-Karen ❄

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Helen I like all your deer and bird touches so much, there is something about animals (The Friendly Beasts!)
which seems to be such a large part of Christmas.
all so uplifting there!
xx
julie

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love your Christmas house Helen, everything is so beautifully decorated. I particularly love the little silver bird.:)
Vivienne x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Helen,
All is merry and bright in your house! Love your red and white theme tree and the pastel room. Christmas looks magical in your home and filled with love. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week. xoRobin❤

Small Things said...

Hermosos adornos!!
Hermosa decoraciĆ³n para Navidad!!
Felicidades!

by Teresa said...

Dear Helen.. I always love coming to visit your blog.. the pretty things, your personality just shines through.. I just can imagine how much joy you bring to those around you.
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T's Daily Treasures said...

Everything is so cheery and festive at your place. Sadly, I've done not a lick of Christmas decorating this year except teatowels in the kitchen. :/ Maybe I'll get to it this weekend. Best wishes and happy holidays, Tammy

Teje said...

Dear Helen, your Christmas looks beautiful! So lightful and the decoration with snowy and frosty colours gives a lovely winter feeling! I wish you happy and relaxing time at your sweet home during the Christmas days!
xxx Teje

delia hornbook said...

Everything looks so beautiful and pretty. Love your tree decorations and i can picture it with the fire going ;-)) Enjoy thr countdown and the rest of your week, dee x

millefeuilles said...

Picture perfect Helen! The stuff which Christmas dreams are made of! Yes, red and white are a match made in heaven, and yes; the Bake and Decorate book is aMaZiNg although mine has a mauve cake with sugared pansies on it... maybe there are two volumes?

I hope you have time to breathe and take it all in, Helen although I sense you ReAlLy enjoy the busy preparations too, am I right ;-)

Stephanie

Jooles said...

Oooooh your Christmas house is beautiful x i am with you on the whole red and white theme...just gorgeous.
keep checking those lists! i seem to have a list of my lists...getting out of hand me thinks ;o)
love jooles x

Jane said...

I love seeing everyone's homes looking so festive Helen. Your is a real treat, love the red and white. That Bake and decorate book looks right up my street..I shall have a look! Enjoy the last 10 days til Christmas,
Jane x

Poppy said...

I'm a huge fan of red and white! All of it looks gorgeous Helen.

Have a lovely weekend xxx

My 4 Lil' Girls said...

Helen everything looks so beautiful, i love your posts they just never fail to inspire
Karen Xxxxxx

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen..now you wouldn't think we'd need a wish to have a cosy cheery week with our weather here, being summertime. Today was rather below average temperaturewise and your comment was very appropriate for this grey skied day! Red and white are just so beautiful this year and there are some amazing ornaments out there in those colours this season.

bellaboo said...

Your decs are really lovely..I'm a red and white fan too,with a little bit of gold creeping in here and there. :0)

Anonymous said...

Your post is so pretty, homely and inspiring. Hoping you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. Mandy :)

Bee happy said...

Your decorations are beautiful, I would love to see more pictures of your house :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Catherine said...

Everything is so pretty! Would you decorate my house please?! Cx

princess said...

I love all your pictures!!!

Country Rabbit said...

i know what you mean about lists...tonight i was just going through who is getting what and what goes with who and whats been wrapped!- I love, A*D*0*R*E your festive decors and tree- you really have a way with style which i find so lovely about your snippets of your home- The scandinavian look is my favourite too...i love the candle holder on the first pic and the reindeer ;0)x merry festive blessings x

silverpebble said...

Hello Helen. It's so lovely to see little corners of your house and your lovely decorations. I especially covet that little hanging mushroom. I hope things aren't too crazily busy over the next few days and that you get a chance to have a break!

Squirrelhaus said...

Helen you and I are twins when it comes to red and white!!!! Love all the lovely pictures!
Hugs,
Chris :o)

Barbara said...

such inspiring photos, Helen, you seem very organised!

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

I just love red and white decorations too.

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Hi Helen
I love all your decorations I am a big fan of red and white, you have beautiful taste,

Have a lovely weekend

Denise

harmony and rosie said...

It all looks beautifully festive Helen. Still nothing doing here I'm afraid.
x

koralee said...

Oh how pretty everything looks...yes life is busy now but boy is it fun. xoxoxo Hugs

GardenofDaisies said...

I adore the scandindavian look too, but for me it's usually in blue. I really like your little silver bird too!!

Mia said...

What a lovely festive house you have, Helen, thank you so much for the tour! I love red&white too, and throw in a bit green... Your house is just ready for fun and happy family moments!

Enjoy the last days before Christmas!

Yours,
Mia

patchworkandlace said...

Another lovely post i love the red and white a firm favourite of mine toox

Lori ann said...

truly beautiful and oh so inspiring! i am in love with scanidavian design too, yours looks so cheery and charming helen. i think i need a bit more red now...
:) happy holly week!

Naturally Carol said...

Merry Christmas Helen! I'll catch up with you here in late January when I get back from Taiwan. I wish you all a peaceful and happy New Year too!