During this season of parties and events with friends and family, it's fun to enjoy the efforts of hosts in decorating their homes. Last week I had the pleasure of being a guest in the home of Wilf and Karen. We have been friends for many years and have spent many pleasant hours in this home that Wilf built. Karen's decorating style is "a little bit country", which suits its country location.
There's nothing quite like a warm hearth on a chilly winter day.
Karen has decorated the mantel with a collection of festive touches including a gold, mercury-style glass candle holder, red and gold berries in the swag, and red candles.
A vintage Christmas tree decoration box sits next to a crock and an antique oil lamp at the base of the fireplace.
Old-fashioned and whimsical tree ornaments appeal to all ages, but especially to Karen and Wilf's two young grandsons.
It doesn't take a lot to turn an antique trunk holding an old radio and a shabby chic lamp into a setting for a Christmas vignette. Add a cross-stitched picture and a fun moose snow globe complete the effect.
A true country Christmas corner features an antique tin wash tub on an old sled and a garland of wooden hearts.
A trio of Christmas characters guard a shelf with painted wood letters spelling JOY. The candle snuffer with a checkered handle waits to be put to work at the end of the evening.
Karen's pride and joy is her porcelain Christmas village complete with glowing lights, busy characters, and snow.
Many thanks to Karen for allowing me to feature her charming home.
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