If you've been following Jemma's 'Tis the Season Blog Tour and visiting
the lineup of wonderful blogger's homes each day, then you will know that
my home is one of the tours for day four. So, welcome to Comfy House!
Wipe that snow off your feet and come on in before you freeze!
I hope the fire warms you up a bit while you look around my living room. I went
with themes of red and gold and natural items for this room...
After our son, Philip passed away in September 2009, we lost our desire to
put up a Christmas tree anymore. Our other son, Tim agreed with us. And
now that Tim is away at university and it's just Brian and I in the house, we
especially don't feel the need (or want) of a big Christmas tree. We found
a small tabletop tree and decorate it with some of the boy's ornaments that
we gave them every year as they were growing up. I still buy an ornament
for Tim every year. Someday, when he has his own home and a family, I
hope that he will especially treasure his collection of ornaments. And perhaps
he'll want Phil's ornaments, too.
Let me show you into the kitchen where I used touches of red and white...
Coffee...would you like a cup?
Or, perhaps you prefer hot cocoa. I have a batch of homemade mix. The Bailey's
makes it even better. ;-) Maybe you'd rather have a cup of tea and that's fine, too.
I have a motley assortment.
I've been baking Christmas goodies so please have a cookie or a slice
of cranberry cake with carmelized pecan topping to go with your cuppa.
The living room and kitchen are the two rooms where I did the most decorating.
But come on down the hallway and I'll show you the little bits I did in other rooms.
The hallway bathroom shelves got just a few touches - a silver angel,
a bottle brush tree, and a glass jar filled with colorful ornaments that
match the towel and artwork on the opposite bathroom wall.
I don't decorate our bedroom for Christmas, so I simply added a candle
and a vintage sleigh filled with blue ornaments on top of the secretary desk.
Across the hallway in my office, I decorated the top of the dresser with my
snowmen collection. The red chair with the quilt? That's my blogging chair.
This room is still a work-in-progress. Next on my list is hanging some curtains.
Aren't these the cutest nesting dolls? I found them at Goodwill a few months ago.
I had to add a couple of Christmas kitties to the collection on top of my bookcase...
while a corner wall shelf welcomes a hand-carved angel, three vintage mice,
and the classic Beanie Baby Christmas bear.
Thank you so much for visiting my home - I hope you enjoyed the tour!
Please be sure to visit the other homes on the tour this week.
Monday, December 9th
Jemma of At Home With Jemma
Chris of The Cafe Sucre Farine
Tuesday, December 10th
Poppy of Poppy View
Wednesday, December 11th
Sherry, Jess, and Nel of Red Rose Alley
Patty of Home and Lifestyle Design
Thursday, December 12th
Melanie (yours truly) of Comfy House
Brenda of Cozy Little House
Friday, December 13th
Melinda of The Refeathered Roost
Saturday, December 14th
Kathryn of The Dedicated House
Dewena of Across the Way