December 09, 2010

The Stockings Were Hung

Christmas at Willow Ridge

Tis' the season for another x-mas house tour. A lot of it is the same as last year's tour, but there are some little changes here there. Some new sconces from our craZy & eventful trip to Lancaster. Another year and I might even be able to laugh about it.  :o)
The biggest change outside is the reindeer in the flower boxes. Purchased for 80% off last year, they were bright gold and glittery and made to hang. I drilled some holes in the bottom, added dowels, and spray painted them with 2 shades of brown and a very light mist of black.

The livingroom saw the greatest changes this year. The waist high walls torn out between the livingroom and the front entry hall, the awful navy carpet replaced with beautiful hand scraped hickory floors, new high profile maple baseboards, and a new to me chandelier. Next summer I'm hoping for new windows and crown moulding. I also found the windsor chair on Craig's List for just $100 and picked up an adorable early tavern table at an antique show. If you are looking to install wood floors in your home (also engineered and laminate floors) be sure to look up . My flooring would have been $8.99 a sq ft if bought locally. Thru True Hardwoods it was just $4.19 sq ft. No, I do not have ties to this company. Just passing on some very valuable info.

The Teddy Bear Tree

The Family Room

The Homespun Tree


My hubby made me a new bowl rack this year and I got to order a new hand crafted, tri-corner lantern from "Rob Miller Lanterns" for mother's day. You can find a link to his web-site in my fav web-site list.
Master Bedroom

 The Guest Room

  The Bath

Thanks for dropping by and taking the tour of my little house. We've just been here for 2 1/2 years so it's a work in progress but it's coming along. And, of coarse, I'm having the time of my life planning for new windows and deciding which wall to knock down next.

 Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!!!!


Carla said...

Everything looks just beautiful! I always enjoy seeing pictures of your home! You've done a great job with it.

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

Your home looks wonderful all dressed up in your decorations!

primlin56 said...

love your home have a great eye for putting it all together....very festive and warm...thanks for posting the pic's

Mary said...

Thank you for the nice comments girls. Linda, maybe it helps that I was the display artist for JCPenney for some time, LOL.

Lydia said...

Wow just found your blog! Your home is WONDERFUL!! Love everything in it - thanks for sharing with us.

Merry Christmas

Gettysburg Homestead said...


That's all I can say....