Thursday, January 5, 2012

AFTERGLOW





















Afterglow
After putting away all the decorations, I remind myself that the Christmas 2011 memories will always be with me. Hope you all had the merriest of Christmases and are enjoying your own afterglow. If you can take a little more, here are some pics of our Christmas Day. 


















Side Entrance 

















Entry into kitchen from back foyer





















Living Room 





My Grandson Connor enjoying the Christmas Tree





Christmas Eve Santa left presents for Connor




Connor left milk and cookies for Santa before he went to bed




Christmas Morning




 He loves boots






Clothes for Christmas Day





Christmas Day Tablescape











The Twelve Days of Christmas




63 comments:

  1. Emily, your home dressed for Christmas is full of splendor and beauty. Such fun for me to see all the Quimper mixed in among the decorations, your Quimper Christmas pieces, and those Quimper Christmas stockings. I rarely have regrets, but I do regret not buying the stockings last year. They will be no more now that our beloved Pierre Deux is gone. So I'm thrilled to see that you have a pair of these!
    Thanks for sharing the memories of this Christmas at The French Hutch. ~ Sarah

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  2. Beautiful, Emily. Just beautiful. Can't decide my favorite photo, I think the shots outside looking in, so warm and inviting. Happy New Year to you. xo

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  3. Your home is so beautifully dressed for Christmas! Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

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  4. Happy New Year, Emily! OMG, you home is outstandingly magnificent, especially all dressed up for Christmas. Your li'l grandson Connor is such a cutie. Love his Christmas outfit! Have you met my new granddaughter yet? One done, 2 to go and scheduled for this coming Tuesday...Christine

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  5. I see some familiar old faience friends among your collection...just beautiful. Our kitchens have much in common. You've done a great job with yours. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

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  6. Oh, I forgot. The luncheon is tentatively scheduled for Friday, Octobef 19, although I could do the 20th if it makes it easier for more people. I've already had "I'll try to come." from 8 people.. I'm going to count you as a yes at this point. Hope that you can come! Cherry Kay

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  7. Thanks for this magical tour our your home, really very pretty and cozy!

    Big Hugs from Perú
    Charo

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  8. Emily, your home was just spectacular this holiday season!! I thoroughly enjoyed this tour! The colors were all so stunning! What a joy the holidays must have been in your home!

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  9. Just beautiful! Obviously your Christmas was filled with joy and beauty. Happy New Year!

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  10. How beautiful is your home! Stopping by from Hating Martha...your blog and home is beautiful!

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  11. HI Emily! Oh, what a gorgeous post! What wonderful Christmasing has gone on in your pretty home!
    Now it's time to say "Happy New Year!"
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. Your front door at night and the 'peeping Tom' pix looking in at night on your Christmas are beautiful. O.K., the entire post makes me wish we could have just one more week 'til Christmas. Happy New Year.

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  13. Thanks so much for coming to visit at my blog this morning, so nice to meet you hear in blogland,
    do think our paths have crossed a few times in the past tho.
    You will love photoshop once you get used to it.
    I am still learning, but the pic affects are so much fun, but most might not look good with any particular photo, but then there always seems to be one that is perfect.

    So enjoyed all your lovely photos from the Christmas Season......it all is so beautiful,
    and your home is just lovely. Your grandson is adorable, and looks so cute in those cowboy boots. So nice you had him with you for Christmas.
    I will begin taking my Christmas decorations down today, just haven't been ready yet, might just wait till tomorrow......
    Just one more night of trees lights............lol

    I just love everything there is about Christmas,
    and maybe that is because I love the main reason for Christmas the most, The Lord Jesus. Sounds like you would agree............

    Well, May you and yours have an abundant and
    Happy, Healthy New year,
    Nellie

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  14. It looks so inviting and festive ! We had a wonderful Christmas with our family.
    Happy PS !

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  15. I LOVE your French Christmas. I wish I was in Paris right now! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

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  16. HPS!


    Your home at Christmas is stunning!


    Gabriela

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  17. I can feel the afterglow clear in kansas. Your home looked exqusite for Christmas. I love that song thats playing.
    Happy Pink Sat
    Ann

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  18. What a beautiful house. Love your decorations also the ones outside. All gorgeous.

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  19. Well, my decorations are all put away for another year, but now I miss them.
    Love your photos and your family is just wonderful.
    Happy New Year to you and Happy Pink Saturday,
    Char

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  20. What pretty decorations.
    Happy Pink Saturday to you,
    ~Marilee

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  21. WOW!!! What a breathtaking Christmas you had, Emily!!! And I adore all your pictures--Your grandson is totally precious and adorable!!! And I love his boots!
    Happy New Year!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  22. How absolutely lovely. The stockings - they are gorgeous. Did you make them? Is there a kit you know of to do them, or a pattern? I'd love to make them.

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  23. Hi Emily,

    Your house is just gorgeous decked out for the holidays!!! It looks so warm and inviting; I love all the lanterns you hung in the trees. That's just the kind of thing I like. All your decorations are so pretty, I can't pick one that I like best. I love the handsome Santa Claus, all your pretty candles and candle holders, the nativity scene, and your lovely tree. But I do think my favorite might be the 12 Days of Christmas plates. They're just wonderful!

    Thanks for sharing these pictures and Happy 2012 to you.

    Denise

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  24. Oh Emily! Everything looks more beautiful than any magazine I've seen this season. I think some of those editors should have published YOUR photos!!! I got to have Christmas all over again. Thank you so much for inviting us into your home. Hugs, Terri

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  25. I think we all want to hold onto that Christmas glow as long as we can! I love your "Frenchy" French doors with the sweet cafe curtains.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  26. Oh my wow! What gorgeous Christmas pics! I still have all my Christmas up! Lol.
    Happy Pink Saturday,
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  27. Hi Emily,
    What a beautiful home all decked out in Christmas splendor! Love the red door! I am swooning over your red transferware!! What a treat; thank you for sharing this with us. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  28. So pretty!

    My Pink. Please join my Color Connection meme too if you have time. Thanks!

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  29. Happy Pink Saturday and New Year. Okay, now to see if I remember what I wanted to say as I scrolled down your post. I love the through-the-window photos. Warm and inviting. The trees (crepe myrtles?) with the lanterns. The 12-days of Christmas. Happy Birthday for a King. St Nick, Crèche in the living room and let's see, can't leave out those boots and pj's of a precious Connor! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas season and day. Oh yes, love the kitchen table. :) Thanks, Jenn

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  30. Love the pics through the windows, also. Everything is just gorgeous. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  31. Beautiful photos, Emily! They do glow! Of course, I adore the Quimper Christmas plates and the stockings hanging from your hutch...great idea! I hope that your 2012 is off to a great start! Happy Saturday!...hugs...Debbie

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  32. Your front porch is so pretty, and that red door, oh my! I always love seeing pictures of the outside of homes and front porches. Your kitchen was one of my favorites. Such a cozy and inviting place to be. I would love to see your home decorated for Valentine's Day. That would be a treat for me. Since your blog is called The French Hutch, I thought you might enjoy our Paris post today. Have a lovely weekend, my friend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  33. You have a gorgeous house.
    I really love your beautiful kitchen.
    The photos are fantastic.
    Happy pink day!

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  34. Oh how beautiful. Thanks for sharing the magic of Christmas from your home.

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  35. You have a beautiful home. Sooo many beautiful impressions. Just lovely.

    - The Tablescaper

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  36. Oh the joy of visiting blogs on weekend, everything you see is gorgeous and sweet. I love it!

    Come see my PINK, when you get a chance. Have a great weekend!

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  37. HI! Thanks so much for this wonderful tour! I never tire of seeing Christmas pics!!! Your table was gorgeous and it all looks spectacular!!! XO, Pinky

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  38. Hi Emily,
    Oh how I love the outdoor lanterns! Your entire home inside and out is stunning! The pics through the window are very unique. What a beautiful collection of transferware. And girl, you know I LOVE that red door! Have a wonderful '2012'
    Jann

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  39. What a wonderful post, Emily! Thanks for visiting me and commenting on my Three Kings table; your visit brought me to you! I love so many things about your home, but especially the pictures from the outside in through the shutters! Wow! Your tree was lovely, your table the same, your kitchen layout (even the candy canes in the lidded jar)--all so, so pretty! ~Zuni

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  40. Very pretty, it looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! Love the rooster stocking:@)

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  41. Beautiful Emily! You have so many wonderful Christmas treasures! I'm always a little sad to see my house stripped & a little bare after the holidays. Wishing you & your family all the best in 2012!

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  42. Gorgeous post Emily.
    I love the views through the open door and windows.

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  43. I LOVE your afterglow post. Everything is so lovely. Your grandson is adorable and the cookies and milk made me smile. I don't think you have a furball living in your house. Ours would have loved that treat. A beautiful share.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  44. Hello... Pretty pretty blog! Just found you and became a follower. Such inspiration, so enjoyable!!! I hope you'll come over and follow me my new friend.. Have a lovely Sunday! xoso Sandy

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  45. I cannot begin to imagine how long it takes you to set this up let alone take it down. Your holiday home decor is wondrous!

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  46. well there was just no way I could pick a favorite.....love it ALL!

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  47. How simply beautiful. Gorgeous photography!

    Thanks for sharing...Saw your link at The Tablescraper link party.

    New follower!!!

    Happy New Year ~
    Cheers~ Mary (sweetlittlebluebird.com)

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  48. I meant "Simply Beautiful" ... ;)

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  49. Beautiful pictures Emily! My son also loved his boots when he was about 5 years old.

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  50. Oh, how lovely! I am happy you had a wonderful Christmas. You've described it perfectly - afterglow! I love that! That is exactly how I felt about our Christmas. Love your decor and the pics of your grandson! Wonderful! I appreciate you joining in on my first Home and Garden Thursday,
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  51. Love this! I'm your newest follower from no minimalist here! Happy New Year- Stop by for a visit!!

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  52. Your home looks lovely all decorated for Christmas. Your grandson is a cutie, trying on the boots. I love the lantern hanging outside in the tree. Wonderful post and photos, looks like you had a great Christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year!

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  53. Beautiful home, gorgeously decorated! What a fantastic post, looks like you had a wonderful holiday.

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  54. I was in heaven touring your beautiful home. I truly felt like a guest. Everything is so beautiful I don't know where to start. Love your hutch and I noticed the cross on the top shelf. I am a firm believer that the cross should be included in Christmas.
    Love the twelve days of Christmas china. Absolutely awesome.
    Connor is a treasure. So precious! Love the boots. I am sooo envious. My five grandsons are adults now. We are still close but I miss those little boys.
    Thanks for letting us share in the afterglow.
    Blessings, Ginger

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  55. Oh, everything is just beautiful! And those 12 days of Christmas plates are gorgeous! Thank you for joining this month's Thrifty Tablescape party! I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  56. wow, pretty christmas pictures. I especially like the one with the holly bush in it. Hope to see you in my Color Connection entry 1 and 2!

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  57. What a beautiful glowing home...Love your dishes!

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  58. Unreal beautiful. Every one of your pictures was a delight for the eyes and such wonderful inspiration. Such a gorgeous home and decorated so beautifully. I so enjoyed the tour. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  59. Thank you for sharing these beautiful Christmas afterglow photos. I especially like the view of your tree through the plantation shutters, and your lanterns on the crepe myrtles. Love it! I'm headed back to your post again, for a little more Christmas afterglow. :)
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  60. O, what a beautiful afterglow here, Emily. So so many pretty decorations...your dessert bar looks amazing (I really would love a piece of cake with my coffee this morning.) Every single thing is just beautiful. My favorite of all?.......Mr. Connor !!! :))

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  61. So beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  62. Oh Emily your house looked sooooo beautiful for Christmas!! I bet Connor was enchanted! I certainly am! So many lovely things to see. I think we should soak in the afterglow for as long as possible. *winks* Vanna

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  63. What a fantastic post!! Your Christmas decpr was just beautiful!!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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