Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Open House..please come in!...






















I love to picture people in their homes, and especially at Christmas, to see what your ideas are and how Christmas inspires you to decorate...
So I am opening my home today and inviting you in for a quick tour, just the downstairs... all the stuff that was laying around has been temporarily moved out of camera view!...
As I looked at these pictures I thought... 'what a nice neat home this person has, no clutter... and then I laughed with some guilt, as I pictured what the upstairs looks like right this minute!!...
I would love to see what you have done in your home...
Merry Christmas!

25 comments:

Rita said...

Thank you for inviting us in. I enjoyed the tour of your home. I wont peek upstairs. My problem is... I don't have an upstairs to put it in! Ha! Your home is very lovely, just like you.

Karen said...

Thank you. I love to see decorating ideas! Your home is beautifully decorated!

Debbie said...

I loved visiting your home online! It's so inviting and I just think I'll stop by for some hot chocolate or a good cup of coffee and ...your company. Oh how I wish we lived closer Sonja! I had to laugh as I was thinking that you were so tidy and orgainzed. LOL.

Love you,
Debbie

Beth E. said...

Sonja, your home is beautiful and you have decorated everything so nicely! Thanks for inviting us in.

Hugs...

Debra said...

Oh my! Your home is beautiful Sonja. So far I have put a wreath on the door and placed a Christmas tree in the den! Thanks for the tour!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Beautiful...oh! thanks for the invite. It was just lovely and I so enjoyed my visit.
I plan on inviting you into my house in the next weeks...right before our caroling party! Come my way and you can sing with us and walk through in real life!!

Michele Katherine said...

Sonja,

What a beautiful brick house. Your front door is very pretty, and the mini Christmas trees also look so pretty all lit up. Ok when I finally got done starring at the first picture I moved on to the others, and you have a beautiful house, and your Christmas decor is very pretty. I like that you admitted to tossing the clutter upstairs :o)

God bless your evening

Mrs. Mac said...

A nice job you have done with the decorations :) Lovely brick front door area! I put up a Christmas decoration post on my blog here:

http://travelingscarf.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-cheer.html

stop by for tea and a visit :)

Diana said...

Beautiful!!!!

Sandy said...

God has blessed you with a beautiful home,
Sonja! You have decorated it so wonderfully
for the Christmas season.
Blessings,
Sandy

deodate said...

Oh Sonja, you have inspired me. What a beautiful home, so much more than a house, and that is evident in the pictures. I feel like 'movin' in' ha-ha. Thanks for being so generous.
Andie

Felisol said...

Dear Sonja,
What a stately entrance, the stained glass door, the red brick building all dressed up for Christmas.
I admire the way you carefully have placed your decorations, so classy and Christmas tale like.
Each peace carefully chosen and at its proper place.
It's also all so very controlled, neat and tidy.
By us it's quite the opposite; 16 boxes brought down from the attic have exploded all over the house, in every available corner.
Most of our decorations are homemade.
Gunnar every year is shocked by the sight of our old julenisse sitting by the table.
No matter how I try to hint what is coming; he's jumping high by the sight. (or maybe it is only to please me?)

Today is second Sunday in Advent, and we'll light to candles on our Advent wreath.
Christmas will be here, as always long before I am ready.
Nevertheless; I'm looking forwards to the great gathering.
So are you, I presume.
From felisol

Debbie said...

Oh I love open houses! Thank you for the invite. Your home is soo pretty. I especially love the front entrance. We don't have many brick houses where I am from and I just LOVE the homey way it looks. Everything was wonderful. I would love to see this all (and you) in person, but this was very nice indeed. I am "trying" to get mine all done so I can welcome people in too. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Sassy Granny ... said...

I can just picture myself sitting in your kitchen and sipping something warm & yummy. How festive; how lovely!

Farm Girl said...

Very pretty and thank you for inviting me in today. I love looking at houses too. I like seeing the different ways people like to decorate.

Just Be Real said...

Oh Man!!! I love you green kitchen counter tops Sonja! But, yes I love also how you have decorated your lovely home. So, when can I come????? ((((Sonja))))

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

Dear Sonja,
I am so happy you invited us into your home. It is really lovely and yes, very tidy :) I always have a room that no one gets to see . Ha ha. I just feel blessed that you shared your blessed home and haven with us. I remember a verse that says "A wise women builds her home" I don't remember where in the bible I read it, but you are one of the wisest women I know and kindest.
love to you always!
Your friend Gwen

Just Be Real said...

Came back by for another visit. :)

myletterstoemily said...

i think it is lots of fun to see each other's houses, too.
your is so warm and inviting, with touches of your
grace and wit.

i am NOT jealous of your two islands! ok, yes i am.
i can imagine lots of little feet racing around them
with you holding a casserole above your head,
laughing!

enJOY your CHRISTmas!

love,
lea

Territory Mom said...

So beautiful!!! I'm getting in the Christmas spirit.

Rebecca said...

Simply and serenely beautiful!

Just Be Real said...

Sonja it is cold here in Florida today!!! I want to sit by your fireplace! Blessings.

Runner Mom said...

Oh, how lovely! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! The first thing I thought of was "no clutter"!!! But with your comment on the upstairs, I had to laugh! That's where the majority of mine is too.

Hope y'all are doing well! Love those kitchen shots!
Hugs!
Susan

LisaShaw said...

Hi Sonja,

What a beautiful home. I can imagine sitting with you in that beautiful kitchen chatting about the LORD and our families. Good stuff!

I have missed visiting with you while I was off line two weeks and I'll be back to catch up on posts I've missed but for now I wanted to say, you have a surprise over at my blog...starbucks.

Love you much! Merry Christmas!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

What a beautiful home you have, Sonja! I can just picture myself in that kitchen eating some of your Christmas traditions! Thanks for inviting us in and giving us a peek. Now I'll have something to envision you in as I read your words.

peace~elaine