Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas in "My" Living Room.

Hello and Merry Christmas My Dear Friends.
I have taken some pictures of "my" living room. I will do a post tomorrow and show more pictures of the rest of our home at Christmas.
I hope you enjoy your visit here.
Would you like a glass of champagne or rum and egg nog or mulled wine?
This old radio cabinet houses my stereo and cds. The photo is of me and my Dad summer 2006. The felt mice on the windowsill are special; Mom made the chubby one many years ago, and the tall skinny one my daughter Alyx made about ten years ago.
The lamp was my mothers. It is from the 1940s, I think.

I have a bluebird on my windowsill, also!


This is my pink tree. It has pink decorations, balls, china teacups and teapots. One set is from Connie @

The other set my children gave to me years ago for Christmas.
I also have golden birds and angels, a porcelain doll and vintage brooches and other special baubles and bling! The satin roses were made by my friend Lynn from Teacup Stitches!

Candles are aglow!

Lynn from
shared a beautiful vintage Christmas image last week and this is one of the things I did with it. I copied it and framed it in this lovely old frame ( the glass is convex). The Royal Vienna plate in the stand was my dear mother-in-laws. I picked up the silver bride's basket at an auction about a month ago. The guy who bought the joblot that it was in did not want it, so he GAVE it to me!! It is exquisite and he did not want it!!! (I still cannot believe my goodluck....or is it GODluck!!)

I have had the oil painting since we were newly married, around 1983/84. It is signed and dated 1877. I love the greens and the reds in it and usually hang it above the mantle at Christmas time. The silver centrepiece is from before 1900 and is made by the world renowned Walker & Hall Silver company from England. I bought it at the same auction where the man gave me the bride's basket. The bride's basket is unsigned, but it has the same frilly lace edge that this centrepiece has, so I think that it is a Walker & Hall piece, too.  The youing couple to the right is me and my baby Christmas 1981. It was our first Christmas dating.  Our son's graduation picture from highschool is on the left.

I'll be back tomorrow evening with more pictures. Please drop in for another visit.
Love and warm hugs, Laura


  1. The mice are adorable. Everything is so pretty and ready for this festive week.

  2. Hi Laura ... Your livingroom looks gorgeous ~ so warm and cozy. I think I'll have a cup of eggnog while I visit for a spell! I absolutely love all the sentimental ornaments and photos you have sprinkled throughout your decor. Lots and lots of happy memories! Warm hugs!

  3. Good day, Laura,

    I noticed that you had some very nice Wedgewood, and because I have some items also, a funny thought came to me - "We should have a Wedgewood Wednesday!", but then I seriously thought, "Why not?" Since I have a collection of Wedgewood Valentine plates, plus a few more items, I think that I will host a Wedgewood Wednesday for the month of February, or for as long as I have items to share.

    I would like to invite you to participate...what do you think? I will post an announcement on my blog. If you know anyone else with lovely Wedgewood to show, please invite them, too.

    Thank you for your lovely blog, and have a prosperous day,