Saturday, December 17, 2011

Fa-la-la Fabulous Christmas Party!

Friday night lights at our Small Group Christmas Party!

The hostess of this beautiful home is a superb cook, interior and exterior designer, entertainer, and all around fa-la-la fabulous woman.  I want to say this is my home, but will have to fess up that it is not. Suffice to say I'm having serious house envy, but delighted to be invited in.
 Two tables=twice the fun.
 The first time I met this hostess, we were both hosting Christmas tea tables and we both used red and white transferware. Little did I know how extensive was her collection.

I didn't take a close up of this wreath, but it was filled with magnolia branches and hydrangeas. Love this little table tucked into a beautiful bay window. The plaid tablecloth is also made by the hostess.

Murano chandelier - fa-la-la-FABULOUS! Murano chandeliers belong to the old tradition of glass making on the famous island of the Venitian lagune.This tradition started 1000 years ago in Venice city (Rialto) and was transferred to Murano in the 12th century where the crystal was invented in the same period.








This mantle display was made with clippings from her yard, and magnolia blossoms that she picked up in Pasadena after the terrible winds a few weeks ago (now that's community service!), plus antlers and stuff and things she already had.  Love the country scene above the fireplace.
 Entry hall displays


Linking up with these fun parties; please stop by to see all the great things there!

16 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, perfectly decorated! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for showing us this lovely Christmas home!

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  2. Wow...every photo captures something gorgeous! Love both of your tables and the dishes on the table and your wall. Your home and hearth is so beautiful! Merry Christmas!
    Miss Bloomers

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  3. Such beauty!! Your friend's home is gorgeous! Merry CHRISTmas CJ! Thank you for stopping by Take Six!

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  4. Oh, my! I wouldn't know where to look first! It looks like such a wonderful evening. Lovely decorating and surely captures the beauty of the season. Your friend has a lovely home and just look at the transferware! Wow!

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  5. Everything looks so beautiful. Wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing them. Pat

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  6. Her home is gorgeous! Love her table with the tartan and toile and the transferware dishes I want. Beautiful mantel with a sheep painting. Thanks for sharing your friend's home.

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  7. I hope you will join my weekly party some time, too.

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  8. What a nice post! Your friend's home is gorgeous and the group photo is just lovely! Thanks for your comment on my Kingwood Center post. I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll consider following me, as well. Look forward to exploring more of your blog. Merry Christmas!
    Cindy

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  9. Nann here from atnannstable.blogspot.com Your home is beautiful CJ and your tables are gorgeous. What a talented amazing lady you are. So a few little bread dough 'calling' birds should be a snap for you. REally! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  10. What a lovely home! I knew that had to be Murano piece the moment I saw it. I know a young lady in Italy that has one in their home, although I think theirs is very old, but the glass shape and the way they tint the coloring is very similar.
    I love how she did the village pieces- really love it! Their fireplace and mantel is awesome! Beautiful home all the way around and the holiday decorating is too!

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  11. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your sweet comment. I don't think I have had the pleasure of meeting you before, but am now following. I really enjoyed looking through your delightful blog and will return again and again.

    I think this dining room is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing.

    ETS

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  12. Oh, I am just loving this! What a beautiful home! Love the table decor, the Christmas decor and the transferware! So very beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing! I am happy to be your newest follower,
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  13. Thanks for your sweet comment. I love JB's British Castles and all other red and white transferware for that matter. Her collection is stunning!

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  14. What FUN photos. I want to be invited and I want to sit at that table in the bay window. How cute is that? Transferware? I'm a nut for it, just can't get enough. Really. My husband refuses to move out of the house so I have more room for storage. ;-) Happy Holidays.

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  15. What a lovely place to have a party! Your friends home is beautiful. I'm loving the moss covered skates - are they real skates?

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  16. Back to wish you a Merry Christmas, and hope all your preparations are done so you can enjoy the last few days! :)

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