Wednesday, December 19, 2018



A Christmas tour.....

I wanted to share a little of my Christmas spirit with you. I decorated early beginning Thanksgiving weekend. Plans changed a little since decorating but here are a few my favorite Christmas decorations. 

The Foyer

The mice love to play in the clock

Silver and White makes a grand welcome!

The Living Room

I have a little flocked tabletop tree I use in the corner of the living room. 

And under the table are special friends

Christmas Nativity for the bookcase

The Study where we have our big tree

The Family Room adjoins the Kitchen
The Mantel welcomes old friends

Elves Bringing out the Trees

The Breakfast Room

I started out with this vignette for the breakfast area in the kitchen but it's not practical so this was moved out to the table on the veranda where I added boxwood for a winter scene. We get to enjoy this out the dining room windows!


I love the look of a shop window hutch filled with treasures....

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I set-up a beverage station for coffee, tea or hot chocolate 

Sweet Sweet thoughts

Juliska Frolic for Christmas Eve

The Back Foyer

The Dining Room

Blue and White for Christmas Dinner

Juliska Country Estate
 Mixing Flint and Blue with Solid White

The Sideboard gets dressed for Christmas

The Veranda

Thank you for taking your time to visit. I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my home at  Christmas. 

Wishing you Peace, Love and Joy!


  1. Emily... your home looks positively heavenly!! I admit to scrolling through more than once because I did not want to miss one festive detail! Have a very Merry Christmas, sweet Emily!

  2. Emily, your home is beautifully done! I am literally in a dish daze with your beautiful patterns in play. The DR and its sideboard are just fabulous, and the French Hutch is perfectly analogous to window dressing in the best way. The mice are endearing to me scampering about, and being able to enjoy outdoor decor is a real treat.
    Thank you for opening your door to giving us a peek!

  3. Oh Emily,I am SO in love with your beautiful space. And like Katie, I've been looking back and forth! I love your moss angel and those wreaths knock my socks out. There's something about flocking I adore and the silver bells. And those CUTE mice! And the cactus with the Quimper. All your MacKenzie -- I'll be doing my Christmas in London post later this week and there was a LOT of MacKenzie! All the little touches make me smile. Hutches and candles and that glorious tree. Biggest sigh! Definitely a home of holiday happiness. I'll tell you what you told me -- I hope you leave it up a bit to get the full enjoyment out of every pretty bit!

  4. What a lovely and festive home!! Your hutch is so beautiful with all of the delicious M-C treasures!! And are those all wax trees in your dining room? Your table settings are so inviting (wish I lived close by!!) Your Christmas in NY and Paris books look so special - souvenirs? I hope you enjoy the holidays in your festive home!

  5. Emily, I love the veranda shot with the blue chairs. And I thank you for showing your beverage station as I will be copying that for Christmas morning when we have breakfast sandwiches with Xavier and his parents. Then we clean up and move on to my sister's house for the remainder of the day. Enjoy every minute of your festive home, and The French Hutch has me swooning. I also love the look of a shop window hutch filled with treasures. It's truly The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and glad you got to experience NYC in all it's holiday splendor. Love to you and Jim. xo

  6. Wow I enjoyed the tour! You have some great collections and I love how you displayed them. The dolls under the table are too cute and the mice on the clock “Hickory Dickory Dock..the mouse ran up the clock”! Loved the sideboard with all the blue and white porcelain and the gorgeous display of hydrangeas. I also loved the multiple tree candle display on the china cabinet. Your home is beautifully decorated and very festive! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry. Christmas!

  7. Emily, thank you for taking the time to share photos of your beautiful home dressed for the holidays. Each room is stunning definitely set a festive mood. All your Juliska dishes set a gorgeous table and sideboard. Then there is the French Hutch! Love, love, love all your special pieces of Quimper, MKC, Juliska, etc. We are two peas in a pod!
    Merry Christmas, dear friend!

  8. Very, very nice !!!!

    Merry Christmas Emily

  9. Oh Emily, your house is truly beautiful, and it's so much fun for me to see since I have been there! I remember your sweet mice from a previous year, they are so cute playing on your clock! I don't know how you managed to get so much done, with a trip to NYC and being sick! I hope you are feeling better every day and that your family Christmas is very Merry!
    ❤️ Jenna

  10. Oh Emily, I LOVED taking a Christmas tour through your beautiful home, and seeing all your favorite decorations. There is so much to enjoy. Don't you love getting out the treasures each year? It's like seeing old friends, isn't it? Of course, your French Hutch looks so pretty all decked out for the season. Merry Christmas blessings to you and your family.

  11. Wow, everything is beautiful! Thank so much for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  12. Your home is beautiful especially during Christmas! I love everything, especially the little mice!!!

    Merry Christmas!
    Ricki Jill

  13. Your home is beautiful Emily! So many elegant touches that are simply stunning!

    Happy Holidays to you!


  14. I love your decorations, your home looks so warm and inviting. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

  15. Your home is absolutely beautiful any time of the year but especially so at Christmas. I can't imagine how long it must take you to decorate. I hope your Christmas was everything you wanted it to be.

  16. Bonjour chère Emily! Thank you for visiting my blog and what a pretty holiday season you created in your home! WIshing you a fabulous 2019!!!

  17. Hi Emily, Your house is beautifully decorated and I'm sure it is full of much good cheer and happiness, during the holidays and always! Happy New Year! I wish you and Jim all the best in 2019! Linda

  18. You have such a gift for creating magical vignettes. Everything is lovely. We always leave it up until my birthday so I get to enjoy it another week. It always seems so naked yet refreshing when it all gets put away.
    Have a wonderful New Year’s.

  19. Those little animals on the clock! are so cute! Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  20. Love your post Emily. Your home and all of the Christmas decor is just beautiful. Your table and sideboard in blue and white are stunning. I just adore blue and white! You have so many beautiful touches in every room and all of your trees are so pretty. Take care!

  21. Hello Emily! So nice to meet you. I saw a comment you left for Jeanie of The Marmelade Gypsy and since I am French Ethereal and we both like French style, I thought I'd drop by! Love your post here and I pinned a bunch of photos to various boards over on Pinterest. <3

    If you feel like it, come share some of your post ideas over on Share Your Style! I am one of the new hosts this year and I am the host this week (#191).

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts,
    Happy New Year to you and your family,
    Barb :)

  22. Quanta coisa linda!
    A louça azul é maravilhosa!




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