Monday, December 20, 2010

Be Jolly By Golly Blogfest


December 20th is finally here.

Huzzah! Let the holiday celebration begin! Even better, let it be hosted by those two, cool-yule girls . . . Jen at Unedited and Melissa from Through the Looking Glass. These ladies know how to throw a party. So drop by, take a look at your fellow bloggers finery, get a new recipe or two, and have a visit.

Be Jolly By Golly!

Welcome to my home, friends. It looks like a Christmas card outside with fat, lacy snowflakes swirling in the air. Let me take your coat. And may I offer you a macaron and a cup of cocoa? Eggnog anyone? Let's check out the nativity scene on our way to my office.


Rest your feet after braving the elements, the traffic, and the shoppers. Have a seat in this comfy reading chair. Just scoot the new year's bear out of the way. He doesn't mind a bit. So, what do you want for Christmas?
What's that noise? It's the children, of course! Come downstairs and meet a couple of them. They love new people. See their tree? This is where the kids put their gifts to each other.
Now, the family tree. The kids decorate it, too. I hold the extension ladder, listen to Christmas music, and watch them go crazy. Want to guess what's in the presents? Go ahead, pick them up and shake them. Anticipation is the best part of getting gifts!
Ahh, the stockings. I love Christmas morning surprises, don't you?
We trim everything from chandeliers to bathroom towel racks. Are we going too far? Maybe, just a little.
This is the white tree. Or as I call it, the obsessive compulsive disorder enhancer. I fiddle with the crystals on this thing about twenty times a day. Every time I walk by it, I have to adjust something . . . Hmmm. Excuse me for a moment. I need to move that silver ball a quarter of an inch to the right.

Well, that's it. Thanks for dropping by. Can I top off your cocoa? Would you like to play a board game? Monopoly, Life, or Catan? What's your favorite thing to play?

Have a wonderful, happy day, readers. Come back, anytime.

61 comments:

  1. Three full-sized trees? That's still not too much Christmas. Love the white one.

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  2. More than 1 tree? Why not! I think it's a great idea & they all have their own personality.

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  3. One tree is about all I can handle, but yours do look quite lovely. Thank you for the tour!

    ♥ Mary Mary

    P.S. I did the Blogfest, so hop on over and check out what I put at the end of my last review post.

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  4. LOL at the OCD tree! And I love your rustic stockings... such a warm, happy time!

    Merry Christmas! :o) <3

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  5. Looks like a warm and happy house.
    Four trees? I go nuts with one!

    Merry Christmas!

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  6. Your trees are ALL beautiful! The mantle with the stockings looks so cute. A very Jolly Christmas. :)
    Merry Christmas to you all.

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  7. Lovely, all of them! And I love your stocking holders.

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  8. I LOVE that table in the first picture! You have such gorgeous decorations.

    Have a Merry Christmas!

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  9. Beautiful Roxy! Just beautiful, especially the children.

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  10. Awww your tree all lit up is just magical!! And the stockings all hanging so expectantly is precious!! Hello to your adorable children!! Thanks for sharing these really sweet pics of your christmas home! Take care
    x

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  11. Those are some beautiful trees! Merry Christmas!!

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  12. I love it that you have more than one tree! :D Your house looks amazing!

    Merry Christmas!

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  13. I love that you have more than one tree, how fun! And they're all beautiful. The stockings are so nostalgic and wow, the lights on that second tree are fantastic! You're house looks so festive, I want to come over. Happy holidays!

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  14. Your chandelier is so pretty. Your house looks like a great place to be for the holiday. Merry Christmas!

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  15. Oh that was SO much fun Roxy. What a treat to see into your home. :) I wish you the Merriest of Christmases ever!

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  16. I love the decorations in your home. And the deco on your light, perfect. Merry Christmas!!!

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  17. Great pics. I love the decorations. Those trees are awesome! Happy Christmas. :)

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  18. i was a present guessing pro as a kid.

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  19. Wonderful to see someone else who's kids have their own tree to decorate. But I can't beat that beautiful white tree, and your power company must have a heart attack every time you light up the family tree :D It all looks great!

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  20. Lovely trees, all! And a white tree, more unusual (and lovely). Only the 2nd white tree I've seen thus far on my blogfest tour. ;o)

    Merry Christmas!

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  21. 2 trees!? Wow! Both incredibly gorgeous!! Your home looks soooo cozy and comfortable while being lovely and beautiful at the same time. THAT is an accomplishment, I think. So festive!!
    Merry Christmas!!

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  22. Your family tree is my favorite one. Happy Holidays! -- Vanessa Morgan and Avalon

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  23. The second tree looks like it has a jillion lights! So pretty.

    Happy Christmas!

    Shelley

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  24. What beautiful decorations. I want to just curl up in that chair. Have a wonderful holiday!

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  25. wow, that's a lot fo lights on those trees! I love them!

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  26. Your decorations look gorgeous, Roxy!

    As Christmas is only one day a year, I say have as many trees as you wish!

    Merry Christmas to you and your :)

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  27. Love your pictures! I think it's awesome you have so many trees. Merry Christmas! :)

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  28. So many beautiful trees! Sounds like a fun Christmas :)

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  29. Now your place looks so pretty. I'm accustomed to one tree but see that you may have more?? Thanks for reading my story. A twist and a turn and it should be all over by the 26th. Happy Holidays!

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  30. Your home is stunning, Roxy - absolutely beautiful!!! :-)

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  31. The stockings on your hearth are amazing. And I love that you hang garland from your chandelier. Beautiful. =D

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  32. Love your decorations. :)
    I don't have a new years bear! Hmmm.

    Love the white tree! (OCD tree, he he he ;)

    I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Love and hugs,
    Lola

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  33. Beautiful! The children, the tree(s), the teddy on the sofa...everything!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  34. Your homes is festive-perfected! Beautiful ~ :) Loved this post, so welcoming. Phase 10 is another great game, oh! And Cranium. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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  35. I love love love houses with multiple Christmas trees!!! That's what I will do when I get a house some day! My apartment can only fit one right now, lol. I really like the idea of having a separate tree for the siblings to put their presents to each other. So clever!

    Your decorations are lovely! Have a very merry Christmas!

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  36. What a charming invitation. I enjoyed your home so much. Thank you for inviting us.

    I cracked up with your obsession over your white tree.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Michael

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  37. All of your trees are gorgeous!! You don't need to adjust anything else :)

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  38. I love your obsession with your obsessive compulsive tree.

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  39. Love all three of your trees! How can you not feel festive with those around you?

    Merry Christmas!

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  40. Lovely decorations and trees! We have more than enough decorations for more than one tree but the idea of getting them all down and put away is what keeps us from putting them up! Cheers to your holiday cheer!

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  41. I love all your trees and I sure would like a cup of cocoa right about now. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas! :D

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  42. Definitely NOT going too far. I love the decorations on your chandelier. Thanks for sharing. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  43. The trees are gorgeous and i love the stockings! Happy Holidays!

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  44. This is lovely. And I'm so sad I didn't have any time to pitch in.

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  45. You've really pulled it together for Christmas Roxy! Your home looks so cosy and Christmassey it makes me feel like sitting at home playing board games with family!

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  46. Your trees and ornaments are all beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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  47. Wait, did I count that right? three trees? woah. you win for having the most Christmas spirit.

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  48. My favourite is all the stockings lined up!

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  49. Holy crap, color me impressed that you find the time to put up not one . . . not two . . . but THREE Christmas trees!! When it comes to the wills of Christmas Spirit you beat me, hands down.

    Hope you, your children and all your trees have a wonderful Christmas!

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  50. Three beautiful trees! I can't think of anything better. :) Happy Christmas!

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  51. I love those stocking holders! I want some for our shelf. What a cute picture of your boys by their tree. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  52. Great pics!! Have a great holiday!!

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  53. Three trees? That is AWESOME! And your boys are adorable too!

    Your stockings are so charming. And I love that you have mistletoe! MISTLETOE! Why do I not have any at my house?

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  54. Your house looks so cozy and ready for Christmas! Have a Merry one. :)

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  55. Merry Christmas Roxy! Such lovely decorations and loving those trees - I bet your little ones had loads of fun decorating! ;) Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  56. Ha ha - I love the OCD white Christmas tree! Happy holidays!

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  57. Happy Holidays! And thanks for being so groovy!

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  58. You are hysterical. I have a tree. And a fire. And a cat that has forced me to remove anything breakable from my tree. It's pretty bare.

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