Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas house 2008

Happy Christmas! I kept it simple this year...lots of cheapo red ornaments in jars and I love my red bird plates from Pier One!
this sign hangs in my kitchen...

a sad clowny looking snowman....


Happy Ho Ho HO to you!



like I said...lots of red ornaments and big candy canes from the dollar store!





my mantel in the dinning room....JOY!





one of my old horses is the centerpiece on my dinning room table..






love him...remember the day we found him Lynn?







I got the last plates at Pier one...don't walk, run! to get them before they are sold out at your neighborhood store!


















Expect Merriment during this holiday season!










I did pops of red throughout the house, red pillows, throws, ornaments, etc.











Keeping it simple......











Happy Holidays everyone!!!!













22 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

Where do I begin here? I love love that sign" Cut your own tree "..so very cute! Just everything is so festive and a delight!
-sandy toes

coco said...

I agree with Sandy Toes...that sign is great...I love the plates from pier one too! It is all wonderful... very warm & cozy without being cluttered!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

You have done a wondeful job! I love the old rocking horse on your table.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Could your home possibly get any more precious? I doubt it! I loved all your decorations. Well, I'm a bit freaked out by clowns and I adore snowmen, so that I'm not so certain how I feel about your clown like snowman, but I really do LOVE the rest. The touches of primitive rustic are wonderful and quite a surprise.

Heidi said...

Hi Gail! Your holiday decor is beautiful as is your entire home. I keep Cranberry Cottage very simple while I go a bit more out for our house in the city. I throw a party each year for my quilt group and it is nice to decorate for that but I love the simplicity of the cottage with little accents here and there. Even the tree! Here it takes me two days to get it done and about an hour if even that at the cottage. I love simple and your 'simple' is very pretty!

Hugs ~
Heidi

Utah Grammie said...

Oh, it looks like a holiday dream come true! I can almost smell the pine, the peppermint and the love - it shows throughout, you know..
Thnaks for letting us peek inside your warm Christmas home!
Colleen

Colleen said...

oh my gosh I love everything...especially the tree sign. Just wonderful

Denise said...

Hi...just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog! Ilove the red birdie plates and the horse on your table!

Have a great weekend.

Laurie said...

Your decorating is so lovely and cheery. Love the touches of red and the plates from Pier one caught my eye too! I can't buy any however as I am running out of cupboard space in a big hurry. Glad you got them!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love all of your "simple" decorating. Your vintage horses are so beautiful. The mantel looks great! Love the pops of red and the natural woods and greenery.

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

Hi Gail,

Shut Up! My middle name is Gail! Oh, and girl you almost had me fooled, Not a Designer! Oh yes you are!!! What an awesome Blog, and i love, love your name (The Tattered Nest) How cute is that and your DESIGNER Page! I could go on and on. It's exciting to have a new blog BFF, I'm still new to this blogging. So it may take me awhile to get up to your level.

50 and Fabulous....
Cathleen

Becky said...

Your home is just fabulous. I loved everything I saw. What is the color of your dining room? It is wonderful.
I will be back soon
Becky

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

I really enjoyed seeing all of your Holiday decorations....I agree that the cut your own trees sign is priceless.....

Jaime said...

Well done. I am loving all these Xmas house pictures but I'm also beginning to see how uncreative I really am. So cute though.

deborah said...

very nice. this was the first year I didn't do anything with fresh cuttings yet. I must go outside tomorrow and snip away.

Gretchen said...

Your decorations are adorable. Especially those Pier 1 plates.

Gretchen

texasdaisey said...

Enjoyed your Christmas tour immensely. So Simple but beautiful.
Debbie

Deb said...

Beautiful Gail! I especially love your vintage sign and horse.

Melanie said...

I have the same bird plates from Pier 1! Aren't they pretty? Come on over for a visit on my blog and check out how I used mine. :-)

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

Everything looks so pretty. Oh wow, do I love your 'Cut your own Christmas trees' sign!! That is so cool. Happy Holidays!

~ Jennifer

Hillcrest Acres said...
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Hillcrest Acres said...

Such a cute blog. I found you through Kari and Kijsa's blog.

I love the little evergreen trees in the chalkboard paint planters. Such a cute idea.

Happy 2009!
Susie