Monday, December 15, 2008

Welcome to a Pretty Little Christmas Party!



Welcome to the "Pretty Little Christmas" Blog Party hosted by Heather at Pretty Petals . Thank you to our hostess!

I love a white Canadian Christmas with tall Pines and Spruce trees dusted in snow. It has a very calming effect I think . . . against all the hustle and bustle of Christmas. This is the view from our family room.

Please come in . . . and make yourself at home . . .

I attended a wonderful Cookie Exchange Party recently. I am already for our family Christmas in Toronto this weekend. I have put a tray of goodies in the freezer to make sure they make it until Saturday, LOL. Too many cookies monsters in our house.

Our Christmas Tree is red and white (Very Canadian I suppose) with Angels, Doves and Old World Santas.

I like the transparent ornaments that twinkle at night.

I think my favorite ornaments are my Glass Ballerinas. I took Ballet for many years when I was young. These Sugar Plum dancers like to spin around and around. They look like they are dancing on the tree.

This little gal is just adorable . . . love her glitter and tiny birds nest.

This Santa makes all the little children smile. He is a wreath that hangs low on the door so the small ones can say hello to him.

I like this short little Santa too . . . he makes me smile : )

This is why we don't do our own family portrait with a timer any more. This was way back in Christmas 2000. I think we had over 100 images and not one where we all smiled and behaved at the same time, LOL. This was our dog's first Christmas . . .and my son wasn't helping with the "sit" command very much at all (note the grip on my dog's tail). Well at least the girls are smiling nicely. Thanks to my Aunt Brenda for making such a wonderful tree ornament : )
p.s. we used this picture as our Christmas card that year.

Wishing you all a Safe and Merry Christmas with Family and Friends !


Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Hi Karen, thanks so much for joining the party.... I LOVE your christmas tree. It looks so pretty with the reds and white doves. I am having so much fun popping around to see how everyone celebrates Christmas.... xoxo Heather

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just adore all your decorations. They are lovely.

I will have a giveaway on my Friday post.

TattingChic said...

Karen, your Christmas decor is lovely! Thanks for inviiting me into your home for a minute to see it all dolled up for the season! :)

Lori said...

thanks for sharing your pretty little Christmas!!! how nice that you still have snow...mine has all melted and it is raining buckets today...

Anonymous said...

What a cozy and festive home you have! So neat!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Your pictures of snow are wonderful! We generally have warm Christmases with temps in the 60's-70's. Merry Christmas!

Miss Sandy said...

Love the decor but it is that snow that melts my heart! I love snow! We are amid an ice storm now, no snow in sight. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Christmas!

Coastal Sisters said...

Hi Karen...I love your Christmas tree with all the reds and whites. Thank you for sharing your home.

Happy Holidays,

have a lovely said...

what a breathtaking view you have!!! so gorgeous!!

thank you so much for your visit and such sweet compliments!!

a very merry christmas to you!!!

Marilee said...

The ornaments in the glass container are so beautiful. Santa with raffia makes me smile too! Thanks so much for sharing.
Merry Christmas

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

You have lots of pretty Christmas decor; thank you for sharing!
Merry Christmas!!

Maison Douce said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely Christmas touches! I especially love the glass ornaments...

vickysplace1 said...

Very pretty. Great photography! Your ballerina's are my favorite too. I am having fun exploring the christmas party. Now I know what it is. Merry Christmas

Nancy said...

Hi Karen...Oh, your decorations are so beautiful. I love your Santas...ah, yes, the family portrait! I love how it is really is a true family picture!
Your ballerinas are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your pretty home.


Ragnhild said...

Very pretty christmas dekorations.
I also have snow and forest outsaide. And it is as yuo sai. Calm and relaksing.
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Zita- Mlle Magpie said...

Your first photo is my absolute favourite. The beautiful vintage ornaments, the glass, the feathers, the lace - it's so beautiful.

cherished*vintage said...

The view from your family room is awesome! I love the vintage ornaments you have displayed in the jar - very pretty. Merry Christmas!

The White Bench said...

Hi Karen! All is beautiful here! I especially love the tree, with all those beautiful ornaments, and your Santas! Precious family portrait!

Have you ever been to London? I posted some Christmas pics on my blog!

Merry Christmas to you and your family,

Aleta said...

I love, love, love your red and white tree!! It's sooo beautiful! I'm loving those antique ornaments in the jar as well!! Simply divine. :o)

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

Draffin Bears said...

Thank you for sharing your Christmas pictures ~ I enjoyed my little peek into your gorgeous home.

I love your tree and all your wonderful decorations.