Grandma Barb’s This and That

Sunday, December 18, 2011

All Around the House

Well maybe not all around the house, but a couple rooms.  I didn't decorate the bedrooms so you won't be seeing them.

First up is the living room.  Some of the shots you will have seen before, but I wanted you to get the feeling of the whole room.  The room is long and narrow.

On the entertainment center I have a vignette with an angel and my lighted houses.
You can see the lighted houses  here

In this corner of the room I have a chair, lamp and a little table where my Christmas Cactus sits.
It really bloomed nice this year.

Along this wall there are three windows where I have my Christmas tree.

Next to the  Christmas tree is an antique chair and desk that have been in the family ever since I can remember.
I bought the antique lamp that sits on top,

At the opposite end of the room from the entertainment center is my little dinning nook which you've seen many times.

To the right of the table is the door to the kitchen and then along the wall is my couch.  You can see the Christmas tree in the mirror above the couch.  The mirror was given to my aunt by my grandmother sometime before 1960.  When my aunt was dying a few years ago she gave it to me.  It is very special to me.

At the end of the couch is a side table with a little vignette and then a door to the hallway.

Next I'll show you a couple of vignettes in the kitchen

Some day year I am going to paint this bakers rack white.

Next are a couple of pics of my snowmen
This little guy is sitting on a white wicker table

These guys are on a shelf

I did a little decorating in the bathroom but it was really hard to get pictures because the room is so small.
I had to stand in the bathtub and shower to get these.  :0)

Sometime I will do a post about this bathtub that Dell & I refinished.

This one is taken looking in the mirror.

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my house.  I enjoyed having you.  Thanks for stopping by.

I will be linking up with these parties this week.
Stop over and see what's going on there.

DebbieDoo's Newbie Party
A Stroll Thru Life Table Top Tuesday
Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here

Have a Blessed Christmas



Ann said...

Oh, your snowmen are so adorable. Your holiday house is absolutely lovely!

Terriea Kwong said...

Every room is so cozy and well decorated. Very festive. My Christmas Cactus is also blooming.
Have a Merry Christmas Holiday

Terriea Kwong said...
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Very pretty. Love the pineapple cloche and the snowmen are so cute and festive-I like the one with the leopard print hat.

Unknown said...

Everything looks so nice.. Marry Christmas to the both of you...


Unknown said...

It's perfect!! So warm and inviting!

I'm your newest follower! I would love for you to come by my blog and follow me back if you get a chance :). Found you through Debbiedoos newbie party.

Merry Christmas!

Diana LaMarre said...

Hi Barb,
Your home looks so festive!

I really like the green color in your bathroom.

Your Christmas catcus looks lovely. I had two of them for a number of years and they never really took off. I finally tossed them last summer. I am just not good with houseplants.

I hope you have a great Christmas.

Eileen@cottage beach house said...

Hi Barb
All is looking pretty for Christmas . I love the tub and bathroom, and those adorable snow men. I think your bakers rack would look wonderful in white.
Lots a luv

Karen said...

Your home is so warm and festive. Love the mirror, what a sweet remembrance. Your bathroom is really pretty, I love claw foot tubs.

Kathy said...

Hello! Love your Christmas decor - and your room decor! I love the clawfoot tub! Gorgeous bathroom! Your snow people look fantastic! All is very festive - your mirror is a special treasure - thank you for taking us on this tour!
God Bless,

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Barb,
Your Christmas decor is very pretty. Looks very warm and inviting.I love your angel and the cute snowmen.
Have a wonderful holiday!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hi, Barb
Your living room looks pretty and comfortable. As for the bathroom, I love walls like that! They add such a homey touch and look great!
Merry Christmas!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Everything looks beautiful Barb!

Merry Christmas!

Debbiedoos said...

Merry Christmas. Thanks for sharing your lovely home with the newbie party.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Very festive Christmas decorating! Your Christmas cactus is gorgeous. Mine only has one bloom :( Oh, well, Merry Christmas! Linda

Cindy Adkins said...

Your home looks lovely, Barb. I especially adore your snowmen! Merry Christmas from Cindy, Buster, Rudy and Sam!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful Christmas Decor ! I enjoyed the tour ! Merry Christmas!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I am in love with your bathtub! Sarah Richardson did one similar in her farmhouse. Just wonderful!

Barb said...

Hi Barb,

Your Christmas decor is lovely. So nice to meet you.

Merry Christmas!

Barb ♥

Michelle@Crazy For Crafts said...

Looks wonderful! I had a Christmas cactus a long time ago - those are so pretty. Can't wait to find out more about the claw foot bathtub!

Anonymous said...

Love the snowmen scene and that bath tub is to die for!

Thanks for sharing.


My name is Riet said...

What a lovely home. I love your decorations. Makes the whole house warm.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Barb, what a lovely holiday home! Everything looks so warm and festive!! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Gail said...

Barb, your home is beautiful all decked out for Christmas! I love your tree. Thank you for inviting us into your home for the Christmas.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Carole M. said...

Hi Barb! Such an array of photos; I enjoyed each of them. You have a real decorating flair; Christmas is just around the corner now; enjoy!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How pretty this all looks. I love the lighted houses...I used to have quite a few and they always made me feel very festive.

I am envious of your cactus ~ so lovely.

Merry Christmas.

Sherry said...

I enjoyed the tour, every room is inviting. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas Holiday!

Sonia said...

What a wonderful tour of your home..all the way to that gorgeous bathtub! Wow ...what talent that you refinished it! I love all the sweet touches of Christmas throughout the rooms. I am partial to teapots and cups and spotted your white set right away! Love that little bakers rack filled with pretties! Your tree is so pretty with all those hydrangeas! One of my favorites. Well you definitely look like you are all ready for Christmas! Have a Merry one!
Miss Bloomers
P.S. I'm going to follow you as well.

deb duty said...

Your home is decorated beautifully! I enjoyed the tour! The family of snowmen are so cute and your tree is lovely!

Betty Jo said...

Gorgeous Christmas decorations! I especially love the Christmas cactus because it reminds me of my mother. She grew the most beautiful ones ever. I miss her and those lovely blooms. Have a very Merry Christmas Holiday!!

Olive said...

That tub is lovely so thanks for getting that shot. I love that pineapple filled with ornies. thanks so much for visiting me. I am so behind in commenting but I am catching up. Happy Christmas.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is so pretty, Barb! All your decorations are so cheery...I love the Christmas cactus! You did a beautiful job on your bathroom re-do...what a great tub! Merry Christmas!

Maria Elena said...

Barb, your home is beautiful!
Thank you for coming by my blog today. I am your new follower.

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Such a lovely tour of your home!
I love Christmas cactus--reminds me of my mother who had beautiful colors growing in her bedroom.
LOVE the clawfoot tub!!!
Your home looks so warm and so beautiful for the holidays...
Merry Christmas!
Lisa xo

Honey at 2805 said...

Your home is beautiful and festive. Thank your for the lovely tour!

Thank you for sharing this beautiful post at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

Custom Comforts said...

Love what you did with your bathroom. I'm getting ready to work on mine after Christmas and yours looks so similar to the layout of mine. Hard to do much with such a small space, but I will look forward to seeing a future blog on it.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love the beadboard in the bathroom, and the clawfoot tub!