Monday, December 15, 2008

CHRISTMAS DELIGHTS PARTY ~ Part 1



CHRISTMAS DELIGHTS PARTY ~ Part 1
My sweet friend Deena of Can I be Pretty in Pink is hostessing a Christmas Delights Party today! Please click here to see all the participant's lovely homes.
My dear friend Heather of Pretty Petals Boutique is hostessing a Pretty Little Christmas Party today here, so please visit her, too!!



There is also another wonderful party going on this week ~ Hooked on Holiday House Tours here:



AND new friend Kimba is hostessing a HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE on Tues., Dec. 16th here, so please visit her, too.
Since I will be out of town tomorrow I'm doing mine all in this post.

I've made so many pictures that I will need for this to be a two-parter, so please come back later in the week to see more.



~ Click pictures to enlarge ~

Welcome to our Holiday Home!

Do you get the feeling that you are being watched?

Beautiful wreath that my daughter & her neighbor made me for my birthday ~ which just happens to be today!!




My new 2008 Santa





Our sweet granddaughter at daughter's wedding last November. Pink Church that Mary of Oh Merci made for me.


My favorite PINK grouping for this year!


Jim Shore PINK Santa

Cottage by Sweet friend Celeste of La Rea Rose

Pink Plasttic Christmas Tree

Pink Lefton Reindeer

Vintage White Bottle Brush Trees



Celeste's precious cottage even lights up!




FTD Pink Florist Santa

Celeste painted the Pink Santa displayed in the box that my daddy made for me



Rhea of SweetNShabby Roses gifted me with the rhinestone candle wrap last year.


I purchased my little white Santa hanging on my wedding cupboard from my friend Becca of Of Bluebirds & Roses a few years back.


This little pink tree is in our bedroom ~ I pictured it for dear Lori of Pink Faded Roses. See my little pink girl tag in the background & my wedding cabinet photograph that you gave me?!?


My sweet Sissy's (JRT) Shabby Chic bed with one of Becca's pillows in it....








My dear friend Bertie of Aunt May's Cottage made the center medallion in this white bow for my daughter's wedding pew bows & I so love using it as our family room tree topper.


Some of my fav ornies ~ many are vintage with a sprinkling of newer ones, like the Santa cone that I purchased recently from Celeste.


A Pink Santa Gourd


A beautiful handpainted roses ball from my dear friend Lorena of RoseChicFriends, a crocheted angel from Celeste, & a big sparkly pink ball from my sweet friend Amy of Bunny Rose Cottage.


Hp Cupcake ornie, a gift from Celeste

Some of my fav vintage Mica & Stenciled Ornies






Love my Apothecary Jars ~ a new addiction!



Musical Rocking Horse Santa

Vintage Rhinestone Brooches among the Christmas Balls in the living room.


Blingy pink sachet from sweet Katie of Rose Breeze Boutique, Rhea's white heart pillow, & Lorena's die-cut angel ~ all gifts last year from dear friends.


Lorena also painted this wonderful Pink Santa & Sleigh!

Me when I was 5 back in 1960 playing with my favorite Santa.....I still have him today...pictured below.....

Daughter & my daddy made the little wooden Rudolph one night while DH & I were at a party & my parents were babysitting her. She even painted it all by herself!



Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!


I feel honored that you stopped by to visit with me for a bit today.

Please visit all my friends that are helping Deena celebrate today!! Click here!!
And here is one more gal that is having a great Home Sweet Home Tour ALL weekend long ~ so please check it out here!

And please come back later this week for part 2 of my home tour!

Christmas Hugs,




48 comments:

tardevil said...

Happy Birthday, Stephanie! I hope it will be a wonderful day! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of your decor...it's just beautiful. I see why you haven't had time to blog! I love the FTD Santa & the Santa you played w/ as a little girl! All the pink is just beautiful! You can bet I'm coming back - even after Christmas to look!

Myrna said...

Well,Happy Birthday to YOU!!
You have a gorgeous home! LOVE all the pink Christmas decor! Great job!

Jamie Lea said...

Oh I love it all, the pink is wonderful!

Princess Of Pink said...

I just love all your pink decorations! I am making my tree mostly pink this year too, lol.
BUT I don't have that many pink ornaments yet, so will have to keep looking to add more.

Hugs from Marian

IsabellaCloset said...

Stephanie, Happy Birthday to you!
Your home looks so pretty inside & out...I LOVE all the pink.
Happy Holidays ~Mary~

raesrambles said...

Happy Birthday! I am loving all the pink - it's so refreshing from the traditional red/green and blues..

Cyndi said...

Love all the pink things so much fun. Merry Christmas.

The Whispering Poppies said...

Happy Birthday! =)

Thank you for visiting my holiday party! Can you believe all the blog parties going on? This is SO MUCH FUN!!!

I love your holiday home! My favorites have the be the gorgeous wreath and the pink reindeer!

Connie said...

Steph my sweet chickee, there isn't a person on this earth that can "out bling, out glam, out blitz, out foof, out do, out Christmas, out pink or out anything" you do!!! Absolutely stunning. I'm still getting these walls painted pink and haven't even put up Christmas decor yet. Hubs is just now getting up the outdoor lights! LOL and ho ho ho and kisses for our mum, honey........
Connie

celestina marie said...

A BIG Texas style Happy Birthday my friend. I hope your day is as special as you and you spend it doing what makes you happy.

This post is over the top gorgeous. You have so many pretty in pink decorations, it is hard to know where to begin. I love everything from your gorgeous pink Santa's to the beautiful wreath that your daughter and her neighbor made.
All your displays and your tree are so special. I love your new Santa peeking out the window. He is a cutie and so big.
I like how you added the snowmen to your cottage house. The pic at the end of you in 1960 is darling. That special Santa from then is precious.
Have a great day and wonderful Birthday.
Love, Celestina Marie

rosechicfriends said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET STEPH!!!!

I hope your day is blessed and a very happy one indeed because you deserve it! You are a sweety and your HOME is amazing! LOVE everything and Bree's Wreath is a woozer for sure!!!

Hugs and Kisses...Lorena

Shirl said...

Happy Birthday Steph! I hope that you have a wonderful day! Your decor is just beautiful, I love every little thing! Your mantel is so pretty in pink! Just so many pretty things to look at. I love that little pink and white house from Celeste. Just beautiful!
Love You, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Carol said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us.

Merry Christmas! (And happy birthday)

Karin said...

Everything is so pink and pretty!! Happy Birthday!!

Secondhandrose said...

Happy Birthday Steph, gorgeous pics as always. I love the apothocary jars and the pink reindeer.
karen

Katie said...

Happy Birthday sweetie! What a lovely home you have created, and lovely Christmas decor on top of THAT! So beautiful.

Lori said...

Stephanie, thanks for sharing your pretty little Christmas!!! i just love all of the pink that you use in your decorating...it really does look so pretty and sweet!!!

Jen r. said...

Love your santas! Happy birthday!

Noniemae said...

Happy Birthday! Your home is beautiful, as always...

Laura said...

Love the pink. Thanks for sharing!

Lennea said...

When my kids are all grown - I AM going to have a pink and white room and go crazy pink at Christmas. Love all the pink. Your pink tree is AMAZING!

have a BLESSED Christmas

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Happy Birthday, Stephanie!!
Oh, you have so many pretty pink Christmas-y things! And it makes my heart happy to see the little Santa and the pink pillow you kindly purchased from me!
Christmas Blessings to you!!
:)
~Becca~

SweetAnnee said...

WOW
what delights you have
your home is lovely!!
Thanks for Sharing Delights..!!
fondly, Deena

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU Stephanie.

vickie said...

Happy Birthday Dear Steph! Hope you have a wonderful day! I vote you the Prettiest Pink Blog on the Block, and the Blingiest Blog on the Block. Love and hugs,

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just adore all your decorations. They are lovely.

I will have a giveaway on my Friday post.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh my Stephanie- I love all your pink!!! You have outdone yourself on your decorating!!

ANd HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

blessings
mary

The Rose Room said...

Happy, happy birthday Stephanie. The door wreath is stunning! Your house is just lovely, warm and loved looking! Can't wait for the next installment! Rachaelxo

Heather said...

Wow! You did a great job decorating. I wouldn't have thought that I'd like pink Christmas stuff, but it's really cute.

have a lovely said...

what lovely pink christmas treats...such wonderful eye candy!!!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Stephaine!

Thank you for letting us see your beautiful home. Your pink grouping
is my favorite too!

Holiday Hugs,
Andrea

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Stephanie! Oh my goodness, SO SO many beautiful things! I LOVE your santa peeking out the window... and those PINK houses! so so cute.

Thanks for joining the party! Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas... xoxo heather

Miss Sandy said...

Happy Birthday! I am in love with that wreath, pink house complete with pink snowman, and our mantle! Thank for sharing your wonderful home and holiday decor. Have a Merry Christmas!

Fete et Fleur said...

Happy Birthday! Your pink tree is stunning.

Merry Christmas,
Nancy

Vicki Pink Pearl Girl said...

Hi Stephanie,
Hope your birthday was the best! Love all of your Christmas decor & look forward to the second installment!
Pink Hugs,
Vicki

Bride2Be said...

wow! your home is beautiful:) love that pink tree- my mom will love seeing it too if she ever gets back on the computer! lol

noelle

Gollum said...

Happy Birthday! I dearly enjoyed touring your home. I'm a pink gal, too. One visit won't be enough. I'll be back and back and back.

Laurie said...

Hi Stephanie, excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor! I've never seen so many beautiful things. I LOVE your ornaments, especially the shiny brites, my little white tree is decorated in them. I can't even say what my favorite thing would be it's all so wonderful!!
Thanks for visiting my blog, and Merry Christmas!
Laurie

The Urban Chic said...

Happy Birthday Stephanie---you are all going to get me hooked on pink. I just love it and it looks all so beautiful---now I want to come and visit. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pink decor. Hugs, Pat

Keetha said...

I've never seen so much Christmas pink in one place EVER before. I LOVE it - - - especially the little antiques.

Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing the season with all of us.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas! Love your home...especially that brick bay area...and how you photographed the mantel thru the shutters..so pretty! I love the 5 yr. old photo of you!

Lynn said...

Everything is absolutely elegant and beautiful! I love your old Santa from your childhood. I have several of my childhood decorations as well! I love too that you made a picture from the outside looking in! I love to drive around and window visit not PEEP though. Just look at everyone's pretty trees and decorations. You are right everything is bigger and BETTER in TEXAS!

Charmingdesigns said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your decor is just stunning!! Laurie

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Steph,Oh you have so many pretty pics to look at.I have to go to moms to look.Dial up just won't laod them all.I love siisys bed and pillow so adorable.That santa is the best I love the little cabin on his coat too.

You are very welcome on your gifts!I am so happy you like them.Hugs my friend.Love you,Jen

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Steph! I am so sorry it has taken me so long. We have all had the flu for the last week. UGH! I dont have my post up but hope to later today.

Your decor is just stunning Steph! I love each and every piece! And that picture of you with santa is so cute! You are a doll!

Love ya,
Amy

Cathy said...

Hi Stephanie,

Happy Birthday (belated)!!

I have a tini tiny small request. Would you mind wrapping up all your pink treasures and putting them in a box and shipping them off to me?

Wow, wow, wow you have the best pink goodies I've seen. I just love my pink friends. It's so much fun to see what pinkness they collect that I don't have yet.

Love it all sweet pea.

xo Cathy

Lori said...

Stephanie, Hon, everything was breath-taking! You did a fabulous job as always! I can't begin to say all that I loved so much, but you know my favorite was my dear little Stephanie at age five!! You always get me with your sweet pics! Now on a few pictures was a remarkable pink old fashion looking Santa I adored! I'm floating on your pink cloud of holiday pics and never want to land!! All my love,Lori

Dana and Daisy said...

I love vintage ornaments, too and we have some of the same ones! thank you for the tour, even if I am a bit late stopping by.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Stephanie...beautiful home and decor...love everything. You crack me up with "being watched" part.
:-) You could participate in Beverly's (How Sweet the Sound) Pink Saturday for several weeks with all this great pink! :-) Draw even more folks to your wonderful blog. Susan