Wednesday, 12 December 2007

KARLA’S PARTY

KARLA’S PARTY

What do I like about my Holiday Home ???
Well usually I go a bit over the top with my Christmas decorating but with the death of my father-in-law Stan on 28th November it didn’t seem appropriate to do too much this year.

Luckily for me I have a husband that lets me play house and pretty much do what I want.
With the grandchildren coming to our house several times a week I always make sure that there is nothing that matters too much because having them around is more important to me than any old Christmas decoration.
Christmas to me is having all of my family together and enjoying each others company at this special time of year.

In my entry window I have hung some pretty pink baubles and a star – I did plan on putting a little tree out the front under that window but it has been way to windy to do that.
Step inside my front door and you will see this pretty little tree all decked out in pink, silver and white
On the opposite wall I have 3 beautiful Christmas wreaths made by the wonderful Natasha – of course in the shabby chic colours


A bit further along is another pretty little table that has a little silver Christmas tree and some baubles in a crystal dish next to a photo of Melanie and Amy.

Inside my lounge room I have a pretty white tree decked out in pink, green and silver
When I made the blue cupcakes for Laura in the ornament swap I also made 3 pink ones for my tree.
There are baubles with all of the family names on them. Chloe has hers next to a sweet ballerina

Lachlan’s is next to a Green Star that he selected at Target last year

Max and my bauble’s are on top next to the pretty green and cream angel I bought from Natasha

There are also 2 pretty glittered birds and 2 little rose stars that came from Natasha and they are next to my cupcakes

On top of my TV cabinet I have hung the 4 glass hand painted cupcake baubles that I got from Laura in the ornament swap. They are hanging on a candle holder as I didn’t want to chance the little ones breaking them. I love the butterfly pins in the candles too. My pretty Pink Santa and his 2 reindeer are standing by guarding the glass baubles

Hanging on one of the knobs of the TV cabinet is a pretty Battenburg Lace angel holding pink flowers.


On the opposite wall I have a mirror and two sconces. I put pink and geen baubles in glass containers on the sconces
On the dresser behind the dining table I just have a couple of Angel Tea light Holders, a little silver tree and some green garland draped across the top.

My dining table has two pretty reindeers and some pink and green baubles on it.

Thanks for visiting and checking out my Christmas decorations this year.
A big Thank You to karla for hosting this Party.
On Christmas Day and every day remember those loved one's that we have lost.
RIP Stan



102 comments:

BittersweetPunkin said...

Wow Alison!! Such beauty! I love love love the white with the pastel colors...how festively romantic!
Blessings,
Robin

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Alison, you decorations are gorgeous, such pretty and soft colours against the white! Love all yur special new purchases!! And your tree is lovely, it was really nice to visit your Christmas Home :) Jann and Jacqui

Mary said...

Ooohh, I do love a "white" Christmas! How lovely and romantic. I've got lots of reds and golds because my house is dark, so your shabby chic looks so soft and fresh and appealing!
xoxo,
mary

Nunnie's Attic said...

Alison,
I love your house! Especially because your scheme is completely different than mine, so it's nice to see such glam and glitter. Everything is gorgeous!

Love,
Julie

cityfarmer said...

Don't you just love how white soothes the soul?


Lovely, just lovely

thanks for stopping by last night.

Scrappy Jessi said...

everything is so beautiful. love the colors.
jessi

Lori said...

Alison, Everything looks as precious as you are! The colors are so yummy for decorating! Gee I feel like a bad decorating Mom!! My reindeers don't have pink bows!! Ah..I 'll do that later promise! Take care sweetie and put those feet up from all the decorating, you must be as pooped as I am! Lori

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Alison!
Love your decorating, it's so perfectly shabby chic! That dresser is wonderful! Love the battenberg lace angel, so sweet!

http://raisedincotton.typepad.com/raised_in_cotton/ said...

Oh how beautiful Alison~love your color combinations and those little deers are too sweet.

Blessings:)
Carol

bluemuf said...

Alison, I just love all your decorations and another ballerina. I must get myself some of those.

Thank you for sharing

Hugs Karen

The Fairy Godmother said...

So sorry to hear of the death of your Father-in -law what a sad loss for everyone. however on a much lighter subject your house looks wonderfully Christmassy.

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Alison! I love all of your decorations!! Just beautiful!!
:)Brittany

She'sSewPretty said...

Your home is so pretty and peaceful with all of the white and pink. I love your dining room. I love white furniture but with boys trooping through here all the time that will have to wait a while. Thanks for sharing!

Sugar Bear said...

Everything is beautiful Alison. You have the soft color schemes that I am starting to lean towards though most of my stuff is still red and green!
Karla

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Alison, Love the way you used the pink ribbon on the deer. This is the perfect time of year to go over the top. Susan

Jacki said...

Love your white reindeer, and the pink and green ornaments.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Love your Christmas decor! Pink with green is a favorite of mine!
Thank you for sharing; and thank you for visiting our holiday home too!
:)

Southern Heart said...

How very pretty!! I especially love all of the pastels...the pink and white together is so beautiful!

xo, Andrea

Paul-ene said...

I really enjoyed your holiday home decor. Love the white and pink(so fresh and FUN)!Thanks for sharing.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I have that same little battenburg lace angel! Your dining room table is so beautiful!

Sandy said...

I love the soft colours in your decor!Thanks for taking us through your home!

Liz said...

I love your white Christmas. The reindeers on your table are so cute!
Happy Holidays!
Liz

wanderlustandpixiedust said...

Such pretty pink baubles! I need to start decorating my whole house so I can do make at least one room as lovely as yours!

Miss Sandy said...

I adore the soft colors you have chosen for Christmas. Your dining room display is wonderful! Thank you for the romantic tour! Blessings, Miss Sandy

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Everything is just so beautiful!!! I love your white reindeer! Next year I want a white tree... I've seen so many today and they are just gorgeous!

Maria said...

I love your dining room table, The reindeers are fabulous!

Junie Moon said...

Your decorating is so lovely. It all looks so festive and the white really is beautiful.

Monica said...

Alison I love your tree! That color combo is DELISH!
Everything is so pretty .
Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and Happy Holidays!

jen said...

OH everything is so pretty in pink! :-) I really like the individually hung pink balls in the window. And that hutch/dresser behind the dining table! Love it! Lovely home all around. Thanks for sharing!

The Rose Room said...

Hi Alison, your house is so very pretty, I love all your angels especially. Merry Christmas and Blessings - Rachael xo

Gail McCormack said...

It's all so so lovely Alison, very soft and pretty. Thanks for the tour

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love all the pretty pink, white and touches of green- just glowing with holiday fun!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Counting Your Blessings said...

What a great photo of the ballerina! And I love the ornaments in your front window. Blessings... Polly

Whimsy Pink said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love decorating for christmas!I posted mine too!

Lori said...

Alison, your holiday home looks wonderful! your colors are so sweet! i will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers as you have your first holidays with Stan gone...

KarenHarveyCox said...

Alison, I love your colors! Your home is gorgeous and you live in such a gorgeous country besides. Is it warm there? I had some good friends from Melbourne when I lived in Hong Kong. They always told me that Christmas is in summer there. Blessings, Karen

Terri and Bob said...

Thanks for coming to visit me! I love your tour, the soft pastels are such a sweet pairing with the white.

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Alison,
Every room looks so pretty with your shabby chic colour scheme. I think the tree is very special with everyones personal ornaments on it.
Merry Christmas,
Kerryanne

Alexia said...

Your home is so comfy and romantic looking! I love the close up pictures of your tree. Thanks for visiting me too! Merry Christmas!

HopHopJingleBoo said...

hello, thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comments from the otherside of the world! whew! well gee love the white tree and pink things you have! thank you for sharing!

a pink-bee said...

What sweet decorations- love the white tree :)
Merry Christmas Wishes :)
crystal :)

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Your home is beautiful. I love all the white touches. I'm sorry you lost your father in law so recently. Thank you for visiting me today too. Merry Christmas!
Robin

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Your decorations are so pretty, very romantic and lovely!

Thanks so much for visiting my home and your kind words. I am really sorry for your loss, such a hard time of year to lose someone you love.

Blessings,
Melissa

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Allison, your home is so sweet and I love your style of decorating. Our leather chairs are kinda like each others, too.

I was wondering if the glitter birds were Natasha's and read further down they are. Your cupcakes are just adorable and the tree so perfect! Don't you know that Stan is smiling down at you and loving what you have done? He has such a sweet face and such kind eyes! I am sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose loved ones, no matter the time of year.

Blessings to you,
Becky

vickie said...

Thanks so much for comments on my blog. Your home is so pretty with the pinks, greens and white. The tree is so pretty. Love that kitchen hutch and how it's decorated.
Vickie

Jeanne said...

Alison, how beautiful everything looks. I absolutely love the colors of your holiday home. So very lovely!

Katrina said...

Hi Alison, Wow you have been busy! I just love your style, it's gorgeous!! I bet the kids think Grandma's house is the best place to come with all your Christmas things out!

Sarah said...

Hi Alison,
Your house looks so pretty. What a beautiful place to come together with the family.
Chat soon,
~~~Sarah~~~

Vicki Pink Pearl Girl @ All Bliss Be Thine said...

Alison,
Thank you for visiting my holiday decor. I enjoyed visiting your home & all of your holiday bliss. Really beautiful!!!!

María Elena said...

Beautiful decoration in white. Happy Christmas!!!

Christi Snow said...

Oh, wow, Alison! I just love looking at your house with it's holiday decor...so peaceful and beautiful. Add that to the music you have playing, and I could happily hang out here all day. smiles...

Barbara Jacksier said...

So pretty! So pink! I love it! In America everything is still so red and green, despite my Pink Pals efforts to the opposite.

SOINSPIRED said...

I love your hutch behind your dining room table with the picket fencing. Those cupcake ornaments are so darling. Wish I could paint them.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Alison, thank you for stopping by to see me from Karla's! All your Christmas decor is just lovely, from the trees to all the baubles & pretties. I'm enjoying seeing all the pastel Christmas decor from all you shabby chic girls!

Rhoda

The Rose Cottage said...

Hi Alison,
I love it all, but especially your dining room, it is soooo pretty, and I love the battenburg angel probably because I collect battenburg :)
So sorry for the loss of your FIL.

Lynn

Mary said...

Thanks so much for stopping by by home. I just love the fact that people around the globe get to know each other this way. Your home is absolutely lovely.
Mary Alison

Sweet Remembrance said...

The colors are candy colored & sweet! Love your decor...
Happy Holidays,
Priscilla

love.boxes said...

Alison! It's just so beautiful!!!

Michelle said...

Your home looks so pretty and magical. Michelle

Gina2424 said...

Love your blog- your pink and white tree looks like mine!

Laume said...

Heartfelt condolences on your family's loss this year. Hug.

Your home looks wonderfully soft and peaceful and festive! I have the same decoration "restrictions" - will the grandkids be able to break it? Although it's not that big a deal since if the grandkids can't reach it, the cats still can.

Kim McCabe said...

All the way over in Australia! The pastel colors of your Christmas decor are lovely :). Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, I truely appreciate each and every comment I recieve. I hope you have a lovely and happy Christmas, thanks again!

Vintage Tea said...

Such beautiful decor Alison! Love all the colours.

Thank you for visiting me,

Best wishes for the holidays

Victoria

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Hi Karla! Lovely decorating, love the cupcakes on a string, i can see them with pink glitter and a blue cup too! Thanks for visiting! Looks like someone else needs a banner for their blog!! Email me if you want one! dreamrose311@msn.com

Cindy Roberts said...

Lovely! Beautiful white tree! Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my holiday post. My 4 year old is full of surprises. When he showed my husband and me the picture he drew, I was charmed. He immediately had my attention and it made me take the time to stop being busy if only for a minute to remember the reason for the season! Merry Christmas!

Deb said...

Hi Alison
How absolutely gorgeous everything looks. I will have to show my daughter Kate (thefrenchnest) who loves anything white, shabby chic and glittery.

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Alison! Your home is beautiful! I especially love the picture of your dining room. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your home - and for visiting mine today too.
Happy Holidays!
Karoline

Tutti Chic said...

I LOVE ALL your beautiful pictures & ALL your Christmas decor!! It looks so soft & lovely! Thanks for a peek! :)chris

Roxie said...

Alison, I've enjoyed my tour of your beautiful home. I must get me one of those pink santas! The wreathes Natasha made are so so pretty, I love how you have them displayed.
You have a very lovely blog, I'll be back to browse some more.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Your dining room, baubles, white tree...all gorgeous. I just love that cupboard in your dining room. I know I have seen pics of it before, but it's one of those pieces you never tire of!

Dolly said...

Oh Alison thank you so much for inviteing my over! I am enjoying my visit!
I love all the pink n green {my fav color combo}
Your home is beautiful!

Hugz, Dolly

P.S. My tree needs some cuppy cakes tooo!

Kirst said...

Alison, how beautiful is your home very light and airy feel with your Shabby Chic finishes, this will suit that side of town nicely. Being so close to the beach. I love your kitchen Hutch dresser, I have a thing for them.

Kirstie.

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Hi ALison,
I knew it would all look so pretty and it does ! hey we have the same reindeer....ahh such good taste hey!
The pink and green baubles look gorgeous together.
Thanks for inviting us in!
I hope you are all doing ok, xo.
Hugs, Shann

Cathy said...

Hi Alison,

Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog and for sharing your gorgeous holiday photos with all of us.

I love the white hutch with the table in front and those beautiful reindeer!

Have a great holiday.
Cathy

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Allison,
Your home is so lovely, I like your
cottage look, so homey and the decoration beautiful.Thanks for sharing your beautiful home, I know its hard to lose a loved one around the holidays,take care and enjoy your family, stop by if you like for tea Pinkie Denise

cindy said...

It's all shabby-chic gorgeous! I love those colors and they lend themselves so well to the season. It all looks fantastic.

Sandy said...

How pretty! I didn't know about the Holiday Home event & coincidentally put my decoration photos on the day before : )

Regina said...

Hi Alison,
the reindeers on the dinningtable
is so loveley.Your white Christmas
tree is a dream.All your decorationen
is very,very wonderful.
Many thanks for your nice comment on
my blog.
Happy Holidays
Regina

miss gracie's house said...

Very cheery!
Merry christmas!
Rene'

Amy P said...

Beautiful, I love the crisp white and pastels!

Vintage Tea said...

Such a beautiful home, thank you for opening it to us.

Victoria

Lina said...

SUch beautiful decorations!! I love your color scheme, its so pretty and serene!! Merry Christmas to you!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your decorations are just beautiful! I love all the soft pastel colors!

Katherine

Linda said...

Hi Alison, everything is so truly beautiful. I love your tree and all the special ornaments and your and your pink Santa is gorgeous. I enjoyed my tour. Linda

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Alison, your decorations are stunning! So soft and pretty.
Penny

http://petticoatjunction.typepad.com/ said...

Just gorgeous!
xoxo
Diane

MelsRosePlace said...

Hi Alison, i think your decorating looks just beautiful...i have one (2) of those pink santas! Just lovely, lovely, Mel xxx

Siobhan said...

Hi Alison, your home looks beautiful and very festive!

Miss Sandy said...

Thank you for your recent visit to my blog and for all the kind comments you left behind.
Blessings,
Miss Sandy

Michele said...

Alison! I love all your pictures. The colors in your house are so soothing and peaceful and beautiful. My favorite picture is the one of your dining room with the full hutch in the picture. Magazine perfect!
Warmest holiday regards,
Michele:)

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

What a Gorgoeus home Alison!!! So so pretty...everything looks so romantic!

Sue said...

Wow, I guess Im at the end of a very long line of wonderful comments! Your home is very festive, and gorgeous! Pink, green and cream/ white are my fav colours!
I think your fatherinlaw would have loved your home,it all looks so homely!Love your white tree!Do come back and visit me at the end of the week!
Sue

Sharon said...

Oh you home is so beautiful. The battenburg angel is precious and all the rest is breathtaking.

sandra f. said...

Your dining room is so beautiful in all the soft pastel frosting shades!! I love the three wreaths in pastel colors too!! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and can enjoy sweet memories of past ones with your father-in-law. Memories are the gifts they leave behind for us to cherish!! -Sandra

restyled home said...

What a gorgeous home! It was so fun to see if the way you decorate "down under" is any different from the way we North Americans do....nope...I, too, love shabby chic, but can't have the complete look in my home, so I content myself with bits and bobs here and there!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. I will definitely be back to go through your archives!

Merry Christmas!
Linda
xox

DebMc said...

Lovely home! You get to have a white Christmas all season long. Love it!

Kathleen Grace said...

Alison, your home is so beautifully decorated for Christmas! Thanks for sharing your home tour with us, I love seeing what everyone does:>)

SweetAnnee said...

QUITE lovely..your white tree is breathtaking!!
Love all your decorations..thanks for sharing
deena

Cindy (Junque Art) said...

Oh Allison, your home is just beautiful! I just love it! Thanks for sharing!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Alison! Your home is absolutely lovely!!!! I love the pinks and whites...just beautiful. I had to stop by to tell you thank you so much for always visiting me and to wish you a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and healthy new year!!! much love, xxoo, Dawn

blissfulmama said...

holy smokes! 100 comments? you are one popular lady. lol.

I LOVE the decorations around your house. they are just lovely!

happy to be paired with you in the "My Vintage Heart" swap.

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