Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Carols: Deck the Halls Part 3

See the blazing yule before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the chorus,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Join we now in merry measure,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
While I tell of Christmas treasure,
Fa la la la la, la la la.

I love my bedroom.  I really do.

 But as I was taking pictures of the Christmas bedrooms in my friend Denise's house,
I stopped for a moment, put the camera down, and sighed.

 "Can I come and be a guest in your house someday?"  I said.

"Absolutely," she replied.

You see, none of the bedrooms in Denise's house were strewn with wrapping paper scraps or unfolded laundry or plastic army men.  None of her bedrooms had fresh crayon markings on the walls.  And absolutely none of them smelled faintly of Cheez-its.

Now, I wouldn't trade the little havoc-wreaking people in my home for all the rooms in Pemberley, but sometimes it would be nice to be able to walk past the bedrooms in my house without having to gulp and close the door.

That's why I go to Denise's house---so I can happily walk into guest rooms like this, with their headboards decorated in pine and angel wings . . .

with its accompanying bathroom that wishes me a Merry Christmas from above the mirror.

 I love to linger in her little girl's sugarplum room with its delectable headboard . . .

and its delightful pink Christmas tree.

Don't you just love this little gingerbread house with its resident ghost? 

The master bedroom is just as dreamy with its peacock feather wreath above the bed . . .

and its beautiful fireplace dressed in rich browns and shimmering blues.

As an added treat, I thought I'd also give you a sneak peak at the adorable Arctic family room, with its red and white tree . . .

and penguin escorts.

If you look closely, you'll see penguins in every corner of this charming room---and some are even wearing Santa hats . . .

I always hate to leave this jaw-dropping home . . .

But at least I know there is always a place to come back to when the smell of Cheez-its becomes overwhelming at my own.

Be sure to visit

{House Tour Part 1}


{House Tour Part 2}

of this amazing home in case you missed it!

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  1. I enjoyed all 3 of the posts about this home. Just beautiful in every detail. Thanks for sharing it with us,
    Merry Christmas

  2. Erika- That is just a gorgeous, gorgeous home. I love it and am so glad you shared it with us. She has so many unique ideas it...from the JOY at the entrance to the angels over the bed. It's perfect-xo Diana

  3. Gorgeous home. I can see why you would want to hang out here....LOL
    Love the Tuscan style.

  4. Wow - stunning! Love the headboard and the gingerbread tree and of course those cute penguins!

  5. Just found your blog through Kim's post. Love it! You have a beautiful home!

  6. Found your blog through no minimalist here. That home of your friends is magnificent!!!

  7. As beautiful as Denise's home is, it doesn't compare to the beauty of the person she is. Thank you for sharing.

  8. I just came across your blog as I googled "cozy Christmas decorations" Newest follower :) Angela at HickoryTrail


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