December 25, 2009

The Better Late Than Never Christmas Tour

I'm not quite ready to say goodbye to Christmas. Once again the season just flew by. Here's a little tour to show you what Christmas at our house looked like this year.

The family room mantle.

My foyer tree topper. My favorite!

Some favorite ornaments.

Love the patina of glass glitter as it ages.

Little festive holiday touches are sometimes just the thing.
My favorite aprons and a favorite stocking with a pin I received in a swap at Silver Bella. Just the right touch.
I can't seem to resist a vintage style snowman or a bottle brush tree.

These are from Emma's room. Maddie didn't want her tree up this year. I'm not sure we're really blood related. We've scheduled a DNA test.



From the studio, my favorite room to decorate.

My newest love. I just found this tree a couple weeks ago. Half price. A Christmas miracle? Love the vintage ornaments on here.

Love these mittens sent to me by the talented and thoughtful Becky Shander. Thanks so much Becky!

Never too much glitter.

This girl's artwork always makes me smile. These will not come down after the holidays. 

The stocking my Mom made me when I was a baby. I cherish it so much. Thank goodness it didn't get lost with the rest of my missing Christmas decorations.

I hope your day was Merry and Bright.


  1. Have just discovered your "Cottage Nest" and everything is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Beautiful! And it is NEVER to late to show some Christmas cheer!

    Wonderful reat of the eve to you!

  3. So beautiful, Jenjen! I am loving that feather tree. I'm also loving those little topiary things on the mantle with the webbing around the pots. Genius!

  4. Little Jennifer...I love your home, your soft colors, your cottage feel, your vintage treasures. I want to be you when I grow up.

    Love, Julia

  5. It all looks so beautiful, I can see why that tree topper is your favorite. It's so pretty! I agree, I'm not ready for it to be over. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.


  6. gorgeous!! thanks for the glimpse into your Christmas home.

  7. Hi your Christmas deco's are beautiful. It is never too late for Christmas anything. I just love it, and it goes by soo fast..

  8. Jen, Beautiful Christmas photos! I adore the feather tree with vintage ornaments, colors and studio photos! Merry Christmas! xo, connie

  9. I love it all! It's so very perfectly you and your style. The trees and wreath are my very, very favorites. Gorgeous.

  10. Beautiful! No wonder you want to keep it up longer. I LOVE that wreath, and the silver tree. I too am a sucker for vintagy snowmen and bottle brush trees. I just realized I never showed my vintage bottle brush trees! (A dumpster diving find).

    You've inspired me to keep mine up for a little while longer.

  11. Beautiful! I received a Martha Stewart glitter assortment in blues and white for Christmas. I can hardly wait to try it out!
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful and healthy New Year.

  12. Ohhhh, I'm so happy I came back for the House Tour. Every thing is just stunning. I LOVE the stocking your Mom made for you when you were little.
    Hope your Christmas was wonderful!

  13. seasons greetings, my friend!

    everything and every room looks so lovely. i am loving the soft colors, glitter, and bottle brush! i am also swooning over your daughter's perfect shade of pink room. {swoon!}

    fyi: there are some cute ornaments at that are on clearance. i'm waiting for 2 to drop even lower!

    enjoy the holiday season!


  14. Your home looks stunning Jen! Love the wreath with vintage glass ornaments & the angel wings in Emma's room ...everything...just beautiful!

  15. I so enjoyed this little Christmas lovely. I like your newest tree and really adore the stocking that your mom made!!!

  16. I LOVE everything, my favorite being the ice skating stocking.......who made that? LOVE it.

  17. Jennifer,
    Beautiful! Just beautiful. I love all of your stuff- I love old stuff, too!
    Merry Christmas!
    Holiday hugs,

  18. Love your cheerful and elegant style. It all looks so warm and fuzzy. And I'm so happy to see that you found a spot for my little mittens.

  19. Everything is beautiful! I just love your mantle.

  20. Absolutely beautiful! I hope that you & your family had a wonderful Christmas.

  21. It was well worth the wait! Just beautiful.

  22. I'm mezmerized by your lovely Christmas decor and treasures!
    I would never take them down!!!

  23. Jen, I love it. It's all so pretty and fresh and bright.

    And you're right, there's NEVER too much glitter. :)

  24. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. And what a FUN gift exchange with Melissa!!!

  25. I love how you put everything together! The glitter dove is gorgeous and that ice skate stocking is so pretty.

  26. Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Yup, it is.

    Please join me in my very first "Amour Valentine Swap". It's going to be easy, peezy and so much fun.

    Just drop on over to my blog for the details, then send me an email if you'd like to participate. The more the merrier.



  27. So pretty. You are so talented.

  28. Beautiful! Blessings, andrea

  29. It's never too late to see how lovely your home is for the holidays! (And I'm glad I'm not too late to leave a comment.)

  30. Everything is beautiful. I especially love the wreath. WOW!

  31. Better late then never is right, so glad you posted the pictures, they are beautiful!

  32. Your Christmas home is just lovely. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!
    Smiles, H
    PS. Happy Belated Birthday too!

  33. Your house is just beautiful decorated for the holidays! I hope your Christmas was merry and bright and that all of your wishes and dreams come true in 2010.

  34. I am in love with all the white...

  35. Everything looks FANTASTIC Jen!! LOVE IT ALL! :) Hope you had a great Christmas and New year! :)

  36. Jen,
    Your house looks beautiful! Still want to do a post about our girls' swapping ornaments! Tried to take it easy this year, that, and being gone for two weeks to TX slowed us down a bit. I do have pics, so will post soon! Have a blessed New Year!


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