Christmas at My House

Welcome to Christmas at my house.  I thought you might like a peek into my home this time of year.  If we all lived near, I would have you over for tea and Christmas cookies!   I assure you nothing spectacular to feast your eyes upon just some of my favorite little things.

The view into my backyard.  I think the woods are most magical this 
time of year.

My hodge podge tree (several ornaments are from my childhood, which I love!)

This is our elf on the shelf, Fred.  Would you know that I found this 
other little guy (on the left), now named Candy Cane ,at the flea market
the other day.  I couldn’t resist.  And now have leverage for good 
behavior as two elves are watching and reporting to Santa!

My little ornament twig concoction

A Closer look

My mantle.  Stockings aren’t up yet (need some new hooks) but you
get the idea.  I think we hung the garland a little high but, oh well.  I’m
not bothered enough to move the hooks and besides it kind of looks like
an “M” for my last name!

This is a sweet little plate (a lot smaller than it looks) that I found at the 
flea market the other day for a few dollars.  I love the pops of color.

Another one of my little fav’s (I have a thing for little 
things.  This can be a real problem).  I bought this 
pretty at Shabby Chic last year.  I had forgotten about 
it and was so excited when I pulled it out of the box
this year!


  • hello gorgeous
    Commented on December 10th, 2008 at 10:34pm

    Very cute. Love the decs!

  • citysage
    Commented on December 11th, 2008 at 2:47am

    Thank you for this lovely little peak into your christmas world! I just adore the twig vignette you set up.

    And don’t you love that feeling of discovery when you open an ornament box and discover the pretties you’ve forgotten about since last year!

  • SimplyGrove
    Commented on December 11th, 2008 at 3:42am

    Looks lovely!! I want to be looking at your woods right now!!! Gorgeous:)

  • vicki archer
    Commented on December 11th, 2008 at 4:26am

    Your home looks so beautiful and so happy – filled with such warmth and ambience. The last silver decoration is sublime, xv.

  • Primrose
    Commented on December 11th, 2008 at 6:22am

    I am so envious of your lovely wood view! And snow as well! That is glorious. I imagine the air must be so pristine there! The decorations are all lovely and cozy. Yes, I am so with you on the whimsical elements as well! x

  • LillyB
    Commented on December 11th, 2008 at 9:23am

    Everything is so “Christmas!” at your house! I love it!!

  • Miz.November
    Commented on December 11th, 2008 at 11:03am

    I’ll bring the sugar cookies.

  • Miss Aimee
    Commented on December 11th, 2008 at 11:04am

    wishing we had snow! Everything looks so warm and christmas-y! So lovely!!! Thanks for sharing. cheers

  • paula
    Commented on December 11th, 2008 at 12:02pm

    love it all! your fireplace area is looking very nice.

  • Holly
    Commented on December 11th, 2008 at 10:36pm

    im loving that twig dripping with ornaments. :) and i also love that feelings of unwrapping things from years before and falling in love with things all over again!

  • Porchlight Interiors
    Commented on December 12th, 2008 at 12:18am

    Gorgeous job with the decorating! I would love that view of snow covered woods outside my home right now – we are having a heat wave as usual for this time of the year!

  • Callie Grayson
    Commented on December 12th, 2008 at 1:12am

    love this sneek peek!! and the find on the 2nd elf! awesome!
    thank you for sharing your home, and the view of the magical woods.

  • dolcechic
    Commented on December 12th, 2008 at 1:51am

    Your home is stunning and that view is absolutely gorgeous as well!

  • Kimberlee
    Commented on December 13th, 2008 at 4:55am

    I can’t believe the view you have of your backyard! love your little christmas plate xx

  • Melissa Lewis
    Commented on December 13th, 2008 at 10:06pm

    Looking so good dearie! I especially love that little Christmas plate you spotted at the Flea Market.

  • annechovie
    Commented on December 15th, 2008 at 1:01pm

    Trina, your house is looking cozy and beautiful! Love those little elves – my grandpa who passed a few years ago gave me a little light-up wreath with the same type of elves on it and those bring back great memeories!

  • Laura
    Commented on December 16th, 2008 at 5:32pm

    What beautiful Christmassy woods!
    So, so envious of the snow.

  • suzanne cabrera
    Commented on December 31st, 2008 at 11:31am

    You’re Elf on a Shelf takes me back in time. This was always a favorite Christmas tradition growing up.

    Great blog!

  • tiffanyandink
    Commented on January 8th, 2009 at 9:50pm

    I can’t believe you found the elf in a flea market! My mother has three of them and they each have bells. She used to hang them in our entryway. She still does too! So cool! I’m going to have to keep my eyes pealed at Christmas time in flea markets for some more.

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