HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON

HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON
MANY BLESSINGS FOR A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TIME OF THE YEAR WHEN WHEN WE CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

FABBY: My Christmas Home Tour 1, 2012

Hello my sweet friends!

I've missed you guys, since Thanksgiving I've been busy dragging cartons to begin my Christmas 2012 decor around my house and been busy with so many other things with family and so much going on in the month of December, sometimes it turns out to be  too much.. besides the fact I had to buy more space for my pictures, which it was a surprise to me, as I really didn't know..so ignorant, thinking posting my photos would be free for ever, lol! Anyway, I didn't over do my Holiday decorating and didn't even put away most of my regular stuff to create the new vignettes, but it looks very Christmasy just the same... I'm so late to all the parties and visiting you guys, but now I'm ready and can't wait to go see all the gorgeous decorations you've done!
I will also post No.2 Chirstmas Home Tour too, which will include the Nativity Scene and the kitchen...so stay tuned!
The entrance to our home.

                                                           "Welcome to our Christmas home"
 
A family of carolers welcome you with Christmas songs.



                          























 


Please enter to the den, as is where we set our Christmas tree next to the fire place, so the mantel is ready as well.


Our Christmas tree started filling up with memories since our first Christmas back in 1975. I love to open the cartons and boxes and start taking out each memorable, old and older ornamnets. I gave my daughters some ornaments, but there's still so many!

The vintage French table in the foyer, which divides the living room and formal dining room.

I decorated my Meissen two tier with some faux fruit and real walnuts. I almost forgot that I also love the porcelain Tyrolean German Santa in the back drop. The round striped ball is also porcelain and there's a fragrant candle inside it. A present from my dear daughter Alexandra.
Here is the foyer and at the back drop the formal dining area and breakfast room.
 I did the living room's coffee table with the antique Virgin Merry that was my Mil's..after all she's going to give birth soon to Baby Jesus. She's probably 100 years old, if not more.
 One end table with one of my fav Christmas piece.. this Italian porcelain toy horse.

The second end table with a German candle holder Santa, which I should have lit it..next time.
The centerpiece in my formal dining table.

The formal buffet with china cabinet. The Christmas tea set was made at our former Ceramic Co.
 The antique Belgium buffet with a little Christmas decor.
 My Mil's antique English buffet done up with my red English transferware dishes and my gold reindeer candle holders, which are one of my fave C'mas items.
 A lunch, green and red Christmas table for four.

I bought four of these cute Holiday dinner plates at our local supermarket for only c/.73 each!
Mother gifted me with this adorable candle lamp for my last birthday, in October.
 I also got four of these cute mugs for $5 the pair.


 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2012






Thank you so much for coming, I've missed you a lot! May you all have a very Happy Holiday Season.

Thank you lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at your great and fun parties.

love,
FABBY
















 

I'm participating at Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Feather Your Nest Party at,  http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com
Home Sweet Home at,  http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Thrifty Things Friday at,  http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com
Show and Tell Friday at,  http://myromantichome.blogspot.com
Inspiration Friday at,  http://thepicketfence.blogspot.com
Potpourri Friday at,  http://apotpourrilife.blogspot.com
Fridays Unfolded at,  http://stuffandnonsense.blogspot.com
Simple and Sweet Fridays at,  http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com
Tickled Pink at,  http://504mainbyhollylafevre.blogspot.com
Shine on Fridays at,  http://oneartsymama.blogspot.com
Open House at,  http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com
Grace at Home at,  http://impartinggrace.blogspot.com
Frugal Friday at,  http://myshabbynest.blogspot.com
Frugalicious Friday at,  http://findingfabulous.blogspot.com
Home and Family Friday at,  http://homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com
The Farm Girl Friday Blog Hop at,  http://hibiscushouse.blogspot.com
Spotlight Saturday at,  http://classyclutter.blogspot.com
Show and Tell Saturday at,  http://bedifferentactnormal.blogspot.com
Pink Saturday at,  http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog
Spotlight Saturday at,  http://classyclutter.blogspot.com
Saturday Night Special at,  http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com
Seasonal Sunday at,  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com
The Sunday Showcase Party at,  http://underthetableanddreaming.blogspot.com
Simple Sunday at,  http://sunnysimplelife.blogspot.com
Overflowing with Creativity at,  http://itsoverflowing.blogspot.com
Sunday Fun Day Blog Hop at,  http://wtfab.blogspot.com
Homespun Christmas Link Party at,  http://onsuttonplace.blogspot.com
Mop It Up Monday at,  http://ishouldbemoppingthefloor.blogspot.com.blogspot.com
Masterpiece Monday at,  http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
Sunday Showcase Party at,  http://underthetableanddreaming.blogspot.com
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,  http://antiquesandteacups,blogspot.com















 

64 comments:

Linda said...

Magnificent!!!! I love it all and thoroughly enjoyed the tour! And your TREE!!! Oh, your lovely TREE!!! I would love to see some close up pics of that sometime!!

Merry Christmas, my friend!

allisamazing said...

It all looks absolutely amazing!

Rebecca said...

Oh, Fabby! I just KNEW your home would be this beautiful for the Christmas season. As grand and lovely EVERY thing is, do you know what my favorite photo is? The luncheon table sitting by your window :)

I hope your heart revels in the beauty you have created here in honor of King Jesus, whose birthday we celebrate. ♥Rebecca

Penny Phillips said...

Thank you so much for the tour...your home is so beautiful! I love your tree and your tablescape!
Hugs, Penny

xinex said...

You have a brautiful home, Fabby and what a breathtaking view! I could sit there all day and would never get anything done. You did an excellent job decorating for Christmas. I wondered where you were, glad you're back...Christine

Mari said...

Wow Fabby, it all looks sooo warm and cheery ;)
Love your place settings.....

Smiles~
Mari

chateau chic said...

Fabby, I enjoyed your home tour. Everything looks so festive and pretty.
Mary Alice

Marigene said...

Everything is so festive...your tree is so pretty. What a magnificent view from your dining room, Fabby.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Fabby, your holiday decor is just beautiful!! I knew it would be!! You have so many gorgeous pieces; and you work them beautifully into such pretty vignettes! Just beautiful!

Designs By Pinky said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful tour of all your decor! The tree looks beautiful, love that table in the foyer too. The tablescape is terrific also. XO, Pinky

Marlis said...

Fabby, your pieces are so pretty. Your tree is amazing and the buffets are dressed so pretty. I love the table. All is so lovely.. xo marlis

martinealison said...

Ma chère Fabby,
Je suis très heureuse de te retrouver... Je rentre seulement après plusieurs semaines d'absence.
A l'aube des fêtes de fin d'année, c'est un réel plaisir que d'admirer tes décorations multiples. Une note très festive qui sent bon les réjouissances.
Une enfilade d'objets merveilleux autour d'un sapin gigantesque...
Comme on doit se sentir bien de passer les fêtes chez toi...

Je te fais de gros bisous.

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Fabby. I've missed you. Your Christmas tree is absolutely gorgeous! You must have some beautiful keepsake ornaments on it. I also love your lunch table all set for Christmas. Everything is so beautiful! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Pamela

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
Love your carolers and the antique Virgin Mary from your Mother-in-law. As well as the Belgian and English buffet and, and... You have so much that it almost looks like a Christmas store!
Enjoy this month and hugs to you,
Mariette

Claire Rose said...

Your Christmas decor is so lovely and festive- Have a wonderful holiday season! Claire

Cristina Garay said...

Fabby, your home is always beautiful! Now that is decorated for Christmas it looks even better, pretty festive and inviting! I love the carolers at the entrance!

Sarah said...

Fabby, your Christmas tree is fabulous! Thanks for taking us on a tour of your beautiful home. I'm still working on the decorating...........Sarah

Barbara F. said...

I enjoyed my tour, Fabby, everything is just beautiful. I love your tablescape. Looking forward to Part II. xo

The Glamorous Housewife said...

What a festive home! You have a very lucky family.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Johanna said...

Hi fabby,
your house looks really well decorated for Christmas. I am still busy with that. Thank you for sharing and have marvellous holidays there.
Best greetings, Johanna

Laura said...

Absolutely beautiful Fabby. I love your home. It is so cozy. Is that a real tree? It is perfect! Have a great holiday season!

Priscilla said...

Yes, please do some close-ups of your tree. The Virgin is beautiful. Good choice, putting her under glass.
I'm looking forward to the second installment of your tour.

Richard Cottrell said...

Your Tree is beautiful and what a view out that window. Richard from My Old Historic House

PURA VIDA said...

your place is so charming and festive...bright and full of cheer!

Cindy said...

Oh my! Everything is so lovely in it's Holiday finery. I adore your beautiful dishes and all of the gold and red sprinkled around your beautiful home. Your tree is huge and also gorgeous!
Have a lovely day, Cindy

Bev said...

hi. i'm new to the blog hop. my husband and i have a cattle farm in alberta. i also own and operate a small paper shop from the farm. the shop like my blog is call Black Ink Paperie. my blog features stories about the farm and growing up in small fishing village in nova scotia. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it. i did a guest post last week called "a cow's tale" which tells the story about one of our cows and her exciting life.

http://www.blackinkpaperie.blogspot.com

thanks and i can't wait to visit all the other blogs
new follower bev

Alycia Nichols said...

Well, it's about time you got your little hips back here!!! I've missed you! I figured you were probably up to your eyeballs in getting ready for Christmas! Your tree is really, really pretty with all the different ornaments! The tree itself has a lot of girth, and it's just gorgeous! Who is the man in the painting behind the tree? Wow...that antique Virgin Mary under the cloche is really cool! Over 100 years old??!?!! Wow!!! Your dining room centerpiece is really pretty...love all the baubles! What a cute luncheon table and such a great buy on the plates! It's nice that you used your Mother's gift as the centerpiece! Moms always appreciate it when you use the things they give you! :-) You have really been a super busy bee around your house with all the decorating! It looks great!!! Welcome back!

Shelia said...

HI Dear Fabby! Oh, I'm drooling over your gorgeous home all decked out for Christmas. I don't know where to start! Your Christmas tree is so pretty. I've given my children's ornaments to them too and they are so glad to have them to put on their trees.
Your home is so pretty.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Maureen Stevens said...

Your tree looks incredible! What a beautiful Christmas you'll have :)

On Crooked Creek said...

Fabby,
What a lovely home filled with festive Christmas decor! Glad to hear you were just loaded down with the boxes and not something serious!!!
From the entry to the whimiscal tablescape...all is a feast for my eyes!!! I adore the virgin Mary in your cloche!!! I'll be back to see your Nativity in its fullness, dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat

Lucia said...

Fabby! I loved the home tour. Everything looks so festive. I was just thinking where is Fabby? And then poof there you are, yay! Have a great holiday!

Kathysue said...

Fabby I love your tree full of memories. I can tell you celebrate with a flourish!! Merry Christmas and thank you for always leaving the BEST comments on my blog post!!
xo Kathysue

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Fabby!your home is beautiful, I love your tablescape and your tree so lovely.
Blessing
:) XO
Isora

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Hi Fabby: Your home is so festive for the holidays--I love it! Your tree is gorgeous and that star on the tree is amazing--what a unique piece. I also love that horse, too! Your tablescape is so pretty--I love the mix of dishes that you used. Have a great weekend!

Kathleen said...

What a pretty table. Your new gift from your mom is beautiful!
Your decorations look so lavish!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Leslie said...

Hi Fabby! So many pretty things here! Love the carolers and your china is lovely. Your tree is decorated perfectly and it's wonderful that you've given ornaments to your daughters to use on their trees. Such a warm and welcoming home.. thank you for sharing :) Hope you enjoy the spirit of the season and get to have lots of family time.

xxleslie www.trouverlesoleil.blogspot.com

Chubskulit Rose said...

Your decor is fabulous!

My PINK Candelabra
Hope you'd come and see. Have a blessed Sunday!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Fabby,
Your home is simply stunning!
The tree, the mantel, the dining room table all are just gorgeous and so well done!
No wonder you have been so busy.
thanks for the tour!
Cindy

lulumusing said...

Wow, you have been busy with so many lovely things to display, each with its own memory. Those memories are what makes taking each piece out of a box so special.

priscilla said...

Beautiful decorations ! love your tree full of ornaments !

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Lisa
Fresh Eggs Daily

Splenderosa said...

This is just so inviting, Fabby. I love your crystal & china, and that beautiful mirror over the fireplace.
Merry Christmas, darling !!!

Entertaining Women said...

So many beautiful, cherished Christmas treasures. I know that you must have a gentle smile on your face each time you unwrap one and place it in its own special spot. You're a bit ahead of me. I should be finished today or tomorrow. I missed you. I've been away on a short trip, so I've been remiss visiting everyone, too. Merry Christmas preparations! Cherry Kay

Maria Elena said...

Loved the tour! Your home looks so beautiful!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Fabby, your home is glorious. I love all the beautiful rich colors.

SavannahGranny said...

Oh Fabby, Everything is so beautiful. You tree is always so elegant and beautiful. The topper is perfect. The carolers in the entry are the neatest way to welcome guests. I love, love it all.
I especially love the table on the terrace. The view is magnificent and all your pretty old and new pieces are fab.
God bless you and Alejandro with a Merry Christmas, Ginger

Babs said...

Fabby, Thanks for inviting us to tour your home for Christmas. Everything is so pretty. I love all your special decorations that you've collected over the years. Your home is always gorgeous. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs,
Babs

Patricia Hinkel said...

Fabby,
You have decorated your home so beautiful.& Your tablescape is wonderful.
Pat

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your home looks gorgeous and ready for the season. From the moment you enter everywhere you look, there's a treat for the eyes.
Beautiful!
Hugs,
Patti

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Wow! Your tree is just stuffed with ornaments, which is how I like them! Very festive!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wonderful! I can see why it took you so long to prepare! A loevly job! Thakns for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

At The Picket Fence said...

Everything looks just amazing! Your tree is incredible and we are so glad you shared this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Cottage and Broome said...

Love your tree and mantle, so beautiful. I bet you don't want to leave that room during the holidays! Laura

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Fabby, you have so many beautiful pieces in your home. And what a breathtaking view! Enjoy the holidays!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I really loved your home tour Fabby. your home is so pretty and inviting. I specifically love your silver collection. Thanks for sharing.. I had to buy more space for my pictures too..

Rita May said...

Fabby,
Your home is beautifully decotated for the holidays!
Each vignette so beautiful to look at. It's a wonderful Christmas tour. Thank you for letting everyone in to see it.
XO Rita

DEBRA said...

Everything is absolutely gorgeous! That tree takes my breath away ! :)

Denise Marie said...

Very festive! favorite details are transferware, christmas tree and. 73 cent dish score!!

Crystal Grandeur said...



Hi Fabby nice to see you back with all your wonderful creations.i missed you too.everything looks so beautiful with your touch.as everyone mentioned your home is warm and welcoming for the season.have a great Christmas celebration.love...sujatha...:):)

Diann said...

Oh Fabby! Everything looks just gorgeous! So cheerful and happy. I love that! Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing at TTF last week. Have a terrific day!

Jody and Stan said...

Fabby, Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous home on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Your Christmas Tree is the most fantastic one I've ever seen. You are an amazing designer, so creative in everything you do. I'm very inspired by your work. Have a wonderful week!

Jody

Richella Parham said...

So lovely! Everything looks beautiful, Fabby. Isn't it wonderful how getting out the Christmas decorations brings back happy memories? Thanks very much for showing us your beautiful home!

Dolly Sarrio said...

Fabby I so enjoyed the Christmas Decor and have highlighted you on our Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop. Please stop by and thanks for linking up with us!
http://hibiscushouse1.blogspot.com/2012/12/farmgirl-friday-blog-hop-87.html

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Fabby,
Everything is so lovely! I adore those carolers!!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

Hugs,
Debbie