Home Sweet Home

Today is the HOME SWEET HOME party hosted by Louise from Whispering Poppies. Louise said that one of her favorite things to do was to create little vignettes around her home! She has invited us all to join her and show and tell our little vignettes.

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Christmas Chandelier

This ornament was a Birthday gift from my daughter Sarah this week. It is painted glass from the inside which gives the piece beautiful effects when the light hits it from just the right angle.



One of my favorite things to do is decorate my bakers rack. This Christmas a very white Christmas seems to be my theme.


Don't you just love setting up a little Christmas village?


Kathy from Kathy's Cottage created this beautiful ice skate as a gift for me, when I placed a recent order. What I ordered has to be kept a secret because it is being sent as a Christmas gift to someone special.


Growing up, I always remember my mother having the table set. To this day if you arrive at her home, you will find the table set, looking so inviting and so pretty. I have followed that tradition for Christmas.


Corners are decorated in little themes...like my Christmas tree favorites on this little table.


My living room is very casual, and little touches of Christmas are on my coffee table. My sister Lynne gave me that Christmas duck, I love him.

Please visit Louise at Whispering Poppies and see all the HOME SWEET HOME posts today.

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Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Oh Karen, your home is beautiful! I especially loved your new reverse glass ornament. What a wonderful daughter!! How Sweet!
Blessings! Sharon

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Karen, I am so glad we figured it was Beachy hosting this fun day. Everything looks so pretty and Christmasy at your house. Happy happy holidays to you and yours. xo Lynn

She'sSewPretty said...

Your home is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us! Merry Christmas!!

LiLi M. said...

You have such a cosy home Karen! And it even gets better when you have decorated for Christmas! I love all your vignettes! Enjoy your Christmas mood!

The Whispering Poppies said...

Oh Karen! It's all so beautiful! What a gorgeous ornament your daughter gave you! I love that you've set your table! Seeing your darling Christmas village reminded me that we have one set up in my daughter's room! I totally forgot to take pics of it! (I'll take pics and use them for Heather/Pretty Petals' blog party on Monday.) Thank you so much for joining in!!!


Hello Karen,

Great displays, lovely home!

~ Gabriela ~

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ShabbyInTheCity said...

All beautiful Karen! I see lots of pretties behind the scenes as well...your bricked patio for one :) and the Thomas Kincaid painting in the dining room...was I supposed to be snooping? Probably not...yikes.
Well, I'm excited for the ice skate recipient...and that baker's rack! I have never had room for one but I love yours!

Kathleen said...

Karen, I must tell you how much I love the way you have decorated your baker's rack...I especially love the "white" Just lovely, Kathleen

jojo-caramel said...

Lovely Christmas village ! I love it, very sweet ! Lovely home I come from Louise's blog My little girl aged 8, Clara is participating as well at this lovely Home sweet Home's Party :)

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...


Thank you so much for sharing all of your beauty with us. Everything looks and feels so like Christmas...m...

Rue said...

Hi Karen :)

Your home is always gorgeous, but your Christmas decor has given it a magical quality. I love that you have things that mean something to you scattered throughout :)

Thank you so much for your sweet comment about our upcoming move. It meant the world to me.

Happy belated Birthday too!


The White Bench said...

Beautiful displays and beautiful pics!
Thanks for sharing, and have a Merry Merry Christmas!


Sugar Bear said...

What a lovely home you have. I really like your village and how you have it set up.

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MARIA said...

Sweet and such lovely home!

I feel great here!

God bless you and your family!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Karen, you're the reason that I joined in the fun today so thank you for that!

What lovely vignettes you have! I don't know which I love more. I really like the idea of keeping the table set. It looks so pretty that way. The new ornament is exquisite! Your daughter is a very talented gal.

celestina marie said...

Hi Karen,
Your home looks so warm and inviting. All the Christmas touches are beautifully placed around your home. I love your set table. So elegant yet homey! I just did mine too. I remember my grandma always setting the table as well. Everything is lovely Karen and you look ready to ring in Christmas.
Celestina Marie

Kathleen Grace said...

THe reverse painted ornament is beautiful! I look at those and wonder how on earth do they do that!? I am so glad my little skate fit in so perfectly with your white bakers rack theme! How serendipitous:>) Your home is so pretty,all decked out with your CHristmas finery!

Charli and me said...

Good afternoon Karen,
Your home is absolutely lovely. Thanks for the peek. I especially like all of your little Christmas trees. So pretty. I hope you and your family have a blessed and joyful christmas season, Carol

TattingChic said...

What lovely little vignettes you have placed around your home! Thank you for inviting me in for a little Christmas cheer! :)