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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

December 15, 2008

Holiday Open House Tour

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

A CHILD IS BORN, AND WE ARE CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS!



Merry Christmas everyone! Grab a cup of coffee or cocoa, and a nice warm cookie from the oven....mmmm....and enjoy the visit! http://asoftplacetoland-kimba.blogspot.com/ Kimba is the hostess of all this fun...be sure to check out the button on the left near the top, it will take you on the rest of the tour...and thanks so much for dropping by!

The funny thing is my hubby does not like red...especially in the house...he is a farmer and says it is too bright for inside! I told him (the chicken rancher) to think of it as the color of a Rhode Island Red Rooster!

That seem to settle him down, you have to talk farm talk to a farmer. My living room is filled with sparkle, reds and whites and lovingly made items...quilts, pillows, family photo's...


Sweet little winter bird on a nest...next to cross stitched pictures of Joseph, Mary and little baby Jesus. I did one every year till I finished...whew!


On our grand piano I have a large nativity with many angels...


Here are two quilts I made years ago...I love to snuggle in a quilt in the morning when there is snow outside!

Next I bought these wonderful boxes years ago and stacked them, I love them and store Christmas ornaments in them.



And I had to show you this...our guest bath...it is the first room you see since EVERYONE uses our back door!

I add silk poinsettias everywhere and to most of my silk plants...I know I know...silk plants are a no no!

And in the kitchen/dining room I made a sweet little angel from a glass bottle... (Hark the Herald Angels sing!)

Let Heaven and Nature sing.... The table is set, the food is being cooked, yum, it is time to get this show on the road! When is dinner?

In the kitchen by the work island this little gathering is in a snug spot!




I have a sweet little tree in the kitchen decorated with gingerbread ornaments.
This wonderful JOY sign is from my swap partner Cathy @http://cranberrycottage.blogspot.com/ bless her heart she sent me the most wonderful things that made me giggle and yell "Yippeee" in the post office!
Salt dough painted and glittered....my kids wondered why I even bothered making fake food! They want real sweets, and they got them!


OK I admit, I have a thing for red and white, especially quilts! I get weak in the knees when I see a red and white quilt!

Next is my laundry room, it gets a sweet little Christmas facelift!

Everyone does laundry! Even Santa!


Next is a little vintage snowman scene...with a wonderful download from Karen Harvey Cox @http://karenharveycox.blogspot.com/ that I framed. It is the cutest snowman! I just love it! Check her beautiful Christmas artwork that she is providing for free for you to print out! It is so lovely you will just have a fit!

Have a lovely Christmas! I love it when neighbors come by, so thank you for your visit!

Blessings,

Debbie

"Then the angel said...I bring you good tidings of great joy...for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:10,11 JOY TO THE WORLD!

42 comments:

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

WOWIE! When IS dinner? Im coming over!

hIWTHI said...

Debbie, Everything is beautiful...I can't even pick out a favorite part of the tour...I loved everything!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

WoW girly! You have really done it up right, so festive!

Tardevil said...

I love all of your stuff! But, I especially like the laundry room picture, the candles, your tablescape, and the gumdrops & kisses on the table - a nice touch. I just loved it all! The red is beautiful...men just don't know!

Traci @ The Bakery said...

Debbie, you've got a wonderful home!!!

Melissa Martin said...

Absolutely beautiful! You are one of the most creative people I know!

The Old Parsonage said...

Gorgeous! I just posted my photos too, although not as many as you have.

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Wow! Awesome photos! Love the use of red in all of them! Very pretty!

Tracey said...

Everything looks sooo beautiful! Sooooo cozy and inviting and festive!!

Hugs,
Tracey

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Debbie,

Everything looks so pretty and Christmasy at your house. It's obvious that you love Christmas! Girl, I'm just like you! I go weak over red and white quilts...I love just about most quilts...but red and white ones...my goodness! Yours are lovely! I thought the Christmas laundry picture was darling and we love anything with Joy on it...loved that plaque. We find so many things at Christmas with Joy's name on them and we love it!

Thanks for inviting me in! I loved my tour!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

By the way, how did you get the "snow" falling on your blog. I'd love to have some too...it's the only kind we might see! :)

Tammy

thouartloosed said...

I love all your red decorations.
Merry Christmas!

Nonie said...

I love the red... Men What do they know, they are so fuuny lol..Your home is beautiful... Thank you for sweet comments...

CC said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my...everything you've posted is so beautiful...but the quilts..how many ribbons have you won with your quilts. They're just gorgeous.
All your work is beautiful.

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

I LOVE your decorations! Wow!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I LOVED all of your Christmas decor. Those cross-stitched holy family are so unique and wonderful! Everything looks so festive, even the laundry room gets decorated (and what a cute decoration it is)! laurie

Anonymous said...

so pretty, festive and cherry!!

may i ask, where did you get those candies in that jar? they are so whimsical? would love to know.. thanks!

Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh my, everything is so very beautiful. I especially love those red & white quilts and pillows. They're pretty all year but especially nice at Christmas time.

And I LOVE that you decorated your laundry room. Now that is spirit!

Smiles,
Lea

Everydaythings said...

Debbie - your tour was real JOY to me - just so beautiful!!! I loved it all too!

Darlene said...

I absolutely LOVE every thing about your home. It is so pretty, warm and inviting!! Debbie, you do the most fabulous job of decorating!!! I LOVE all of your red/white quilts!

Neabear said...

Beautiful!! I so enjoyed the tour. You gave me some ideas too that I had not thought of. For next year though. Thank you for sharing.

Carol said...

Oh my! How gorgeously festive! I love Cathy's JOY sign! Must have one for me! (Does it come in bass clef?)

Thanks for sharing your spectacular home with us

Merry Christmas from the not-so-spectacular She Lives!

TidyMom said...

Gosh it all looks AMAZING!! I LOVE all your special touches!

Funny about your hubby not liking red. Red is MY hubby's favorite color! LOL

Thanks for stopping by my place!

~Tidymom

Birgit said...

Oh everything is so pretty! I just love the red and your dh is such a sweetie for being so easy to please.
I'm a big fan of paper crafting too, and I must say that you've inspired me more than once to create something I've seen on your blog. I recently finished my NOEL banner that I've added to my stepback cupboard and I just love it! Thank you so much for your inspiration and sharing your special gifts with others.
Hugs & blessings~ Birgit

Leigh Ann said...

Can I please come over? Your decorations are fantastic and everything looks so wonderful and homey.

{oc cottage} said...

WOW! You thought of every detail! How
festive!!!!!!!!!!

M ^..^

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

What a beauty you have. I was blown away with all of your wonderfully beautiful things. I felt as though I was there with you celebrating our Savior's birth!!!...Merry CHRISTmas...m.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Wonderful decorations... I love the skates on the door!

Anonymous said...

Wow, wow, WOW! Thanks for inviting me over! ;o) I especially love all the quilts and cross-stiching, but my favorite thing has to be the candycane with little mitten cookie-cutter with the place setting. Fabulously magical!

Marianna said...

I love your nativity set up on the piano. It is beautiful. Everything is, in fact.

Unknown said...

Wow, all of your Christmas touches are so enchanting, I love the quilts and the decorations. You really made the snowman look wonderful in that frame. Thank you for letting me know that you enjoyed him. I plan on giving lots of artwork away on my blog. So please stop by often. I promise to do the same. I have been neglecting my visits in Blogland lately because the holidays have had me rushing about. Merry Christmas, and thank you so much for posting the snowman.

Karen

Unknown said...

Thank you for inviting us into your home to see all of your gorgeous decorations! Also, thanks for the close up pictures to see the details!

Lesley said...

You have done an amazing job....I love all of your decorations...and the bed cover....awesome...

Lulu said...

such lovelies...Your home is so happy and cozy..It would be nice to be in a place like your home..seems to be so much love there..

Linda Q said...

I just found your blog, thanks to someone elses list of favs. Wonderful, I love seeing your place at Christmas, nice family shots. I am a quilter too, machine quilting but since taking it up I love it.
Happy New year!
Linda

philben5 said...

Everything looks so festive and inviting! Merry Christmas.
Blessings
Roxanne

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Everything is so lovely! I adore that Santa Laundry picture....never seen anything like that! I wish I could beam you here to help me get finished!!

Tardevil said...

So impressed that you've already decorated for Christmas! I hope you will show us how you made the holly and snowmen jars. (I've been out of town, so have to check to see if you have already!) Love the laundry room picture of Santas clothes, and the dough ornaments under the cloche. Don't know if you have Cracker Barrel restaurants on the west coast, but they have some cute Christmas quilts this year (in reds & greens).

luvtoquilt said...

Wow, now I'm really inspired to finish my Christmas decorating -- even the cute bathroom -- I love it!

Sylvia said...

You have been busy with your beautiful home...it all looks very festive...love the bed covers especially.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

It all looks so festive! So glad you had us over. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who decorates the toilet for Christmas too!

Gabrielle Mader said...

Debbie, your house looks so festive. I love red too and my husband is NOT a big fan either. Love your vintage snowman. thanks for sharing. I'm hoping to get started this weekend with some decorating.

Kenlie said...

I keep thinking 'this is my favorite' and 'this is my favorite.' You have some beautiful decorations, but the Christmas laundry is my favorite.