Tuesday, December 18, 2012

decking the halls...

I can't believe Christmas is one week away! I have been slowly decorating our home, staying up late, to get everything completed before my daughter arrives. Yes, she is coming home for the holidays and we can not wait! We have not had any snow yet which is very unusual for NE Ohio so I'm hoping it begins snowing after she arrives — not before because I couldn't stand it if her flight was delayed, even for a few hours! 
Our home with a newly painted orange door, adds a pop of color in the neighborhood. I hope it puts a smile to everyone's face when they visit us during the holidays and every day of the year!
No vintage ornaments this year! We kept the tree simple with only blue and silver ornaments.  The reason we kept things simple this year is because of our new 4-legged member of the family shown below!
Vincent is 10 months old — need I say more!
Our Christmas cards from family and friends are stapled on ribbons which are hung on the door outside the kitchen so we can enjoy them everyday!
Presents are wrapped in silver and blue hues.
Stocking are hung by the chimney with care... Can you tell which one belongs to Vincent?
Old Saint Nick — one of many from my collection.
Our dining room — a mixture of natural items such as burlap and fresh greens with sparkly bulbs!
I hope you enjoyed a peek into our home. This decor is so different from the previous two years. Click here and here to view and as you can see, we had snow last year and the year before.

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas filled with family, friends, laughter and love! 


  1. Beautiful decorations Maryanne! I hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas with Andrea in town!

    Merry Christmas!


  2. Thank you, Pat! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and 2013! Let's meet for lunch in the new year!