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A Little More Christmas in the House

Talk of the House toy truck with treeMerry Saturday-before-Christmas!  I am just popping in with a quick post to tell you thank you, thank you, thank you for all your sweet comments on our daughter’s room!!  I also wanted to thank the awesome Traci from the beautiful Beneath My Heart blog for including the bedroom in her Favorite Pins Friday post yesterday.  Oh my goodness was I surprised!  You should hop over there and take a peek at all her other wonderful things.

Okay, down to business here.  I told you this is going to be a quick post…so quick, in fact, that I am not going to say much. (Yes, I know this is Talk of the House, but it is the Saturday before Christmas, and we all have things to do!) I just wanted to show you a few more places of Christmas cheer around here. Perhaps you can enjoy this tonight with a cup of hot cocoa.  So let’s jump in…

There are Christmas touches in the hallway..

Talk of the House hallway bench(bench with basket of children’s Christmas books)

(hallway to bedroom)

(hallway to bedroom)

And a little bit of Christmas in our bedroom.

Talk of the House Christmas tree in bedroom

Talk of the House bedroom at Christmas

Talk of the House Christmas wreath over bed

Talk of the House wreath

Talk of the House bedroom corner

Talk of the House tea for Christmas

Talk of the House desk

Talk of the House dresserAnd finally, a few Christmas touches in the master bathroom.

Talk of the House bathroom window with wreath

Talk of the House bathroom cabinet

Talk of the House bathroom cabinet for Christmas (2)

See?  I told you I wasn’t going to say much. 🙂  Just a little eye candy for you on this busy weekend.  I managed to get the Christmas cards done and mailed this morning.  Yippee..something I can check off the list! (Santa’s not the only one with a list these days!)  Now let me go get busy on the porch while we have temperatures near 80 today…no joke.  No chance of a white Christmas here.  We have company coming tomorrow!  Hope you have a great almost-Christmas weekend.

Merry Christmas!

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Kelly - December 31, 2013 - 9:40 pm

Kelly, I love your bedroom. That little tree is darling! Everything looks so comfy and cozy. I like the touches of Christmas in the hall, too. 🙂

Kitty - December 23, 2013 - 1:06 pm

Lovely as always. And oh my goodness – that little red truck! Where did you find it? I’d love to have a real one like that one day. 🙂

Design Chic - December 23, 2013 - 8:18 am

What gorgeous Christmas decor – just love your bedroom and your daughter’s adorable!! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

Pamela - December 23, 2013 - 2:28 am

I just visited your site by chance for the first time tonight. (I was looking up why Martha Stewart no longer owns her house at Turkey Hill. I didn’t find the answer, but I stumbled upon your site. Yay! I followed you on Twitter & Pinterest to keep up with your posts but didn’t see a FB page.)

I love the touches of red that you have in your house. My house only gets to have many touches of red during the Christmas season as my husband isn’t fussed about the colour. In particular, I love the fabric on your pillows.

Merry Christmas (from Vancouver, Canada)

Arlene@Nanaland - December 22, 2013 - 7:20 pm

Merry Merry Christmas Kelly!!

Charlene - December 22, 2013 - 9:18 am

Your home is absolutely beautiful! I read your blog faithfully! Which is why I can’t understand how I missed that your master bedroom is decorated in red, black, and tan, which is also the colors of my master bedroom. I love the curtains you have in there. Could you tell me where you got them? I know you are talented with a needle and thread, but this is one time I’m hoping you didn’t make them! I think they would look great in our bedroom. Have a wonderful holiday!!

Penny - December 22, 2013 - 8:04 am

Beautiful as usual and so inspiring! Love it all!

Mary from Virginia - December 22, 2013 - 7:20 am

I see in your basket you have the Polar Express book in the front! Oh my, that was and still is a favorite book. YEARS ago when my younger son was in kindergarten, (he is 24 now) his teacher asked if I would come and read a Christmas story to the class. Of course, Polar Express was my choice, but I wondered how I would get through it without crying! I had to practice reading out loud for days. It still makes me cry.

I love your home, your taste and your NEATNESS. I am jealous, but in a good way of your organizational skills.

Wishing you and your family the very Merriest Christmas!

Garden, Home and Party - December 21, 2013 - 10:09 pm

What pretty accents. I’m planning on putting a small tree in our bedroom next year…it looks so festive. I’m working off of a list too, I love being able to cross something off the list!
Have a fun time with your guests.

Scribbler - December 21, 2013 - 8:59 pm

Merry Christmas! Your master suite should be in a magazine, because it is that beautifully done.

Martha - December 21, 2013 - 8:16 pm

As Always…..wonderful!!!!! Love the little red truck and the basket of children’s books. Your master bedroom is lovely. I really like the way you see the tree in it from down the hall. Have a wonderful Christmas!!!!

Marianne in Mo. - December 21, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Lovely! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

traci@beneathmyheart - December 21, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Kelly, I just love your beautiful home! Everything looks amazing!!!’
Merry Christmas!

Loretta Hamilton - December 21, 2013 - 3:52 pm

Merry Christmas Kelly…to you and yours. Thanks for posting such lovely photos…your home is so warm and cheery! I love the three books stacked in your bedroom…I want all three of them!! I’m going to put them on a belated Christmas list for myself 🙂

Anne Boykin - December 21, 2013 - 3:42 pm

Hi Kelly, Happy Holidays! I sure love your bedroom, especially those curtains. What a beautiful room.

Barbara H - December 21, 2013 - 3:33 pm

Kelly, thank you for your lovely postings. I never cease to be delighted and inspired by your charming style. When I check Feedly each day, I am always happy to see an entry from you. I always save yours to savor for last.

I hope you and your family enjoy a blessed and wonderful Christmas.

Jayne - December 21, 2013 - 3:24 pm

Now I am all excited to decorate my house for next Christmas! haha! Love all the little touches all over your house. Still have a lot to do to get ready. Believe it or not I have all my presents wrapped! This is a first for me! Merry Christmas!!!

Louvina - December 21, 2013 - 2:48 pm

Making chili and just “puttsin” around– have a million things I need to be doing but with the temps in the 80’s with the best breeze, plus Santa came early with new iPhones and a iPad Air and I am playing like a little kid with new toys! Then to top that a new post from you with more photos and the clarity/colors are outstanding on these new devices! Going to make another batch of fudge later and finish my baking tomorrow. Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas and hugs to all! 🙂 I’m checking off my list, too!

Katrina - December 21, 2013 - 2:26 pm

More fresh pretty greenery!! I love how you decorate for Christmas!! So glad your break has started!! Hope you took that long hot bath last night!!!
Merry, merry Christmas!

Lisa - December 21, 2013 - 1:57 pm

I love this blog! Your photos are so beautiful. I love how you decorated your home Lovely.

Noelle - December 21, 2013 - 1:49 pm

I don’t comment often, but I have to tell you I love,love,love your home. It’s so perfect and clean and beautiful!!!! Merry Christmas!!

Dawn - December 21, 2013 - 1:37 pm


Thanks for the inspirational eye candy! Love it all! My favorite is the children’s Christmas books in the hallway. I have some of the same books stacked on our ottoman in the family room. Good luck with your Saturday before Christmas list! I have one of those I am trying to get wrapped up also!

Debra - December 21, 2013 - 1:31 pm

Oh, I adore that little red truck! So love looking at your book titles too. What a nice retreat your master bedroom is with it’s own REAL Christmas tree and cozy plaid chair. Wait, I think I need to go light my Christmas Pine Yankee candle now. Kelly, thanks for another “Sigh” moment.

cindy hattersley - December 21, 2013 - 1:26 pm

Love the idea of putting the children’s christmas books in the festive basket! Such a great idea!

Jill - December 21, 2013 - 1:24 pm

Kelly, I’ve loved seeing your home all decked out for Christmas! I love all the little touches you add to make it extra special. Enjoy your time with family and may you have a joyous Christmas!

becca Green - December 21, 2013 - 1:12 pm

Your house looks fabulous! I, too, have red in every room of my house. It’s such a warm, happy color. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Donnamae - December 21, 2013 - 12:59 pm

I just want to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog posts! Have a very Merry Christmas Kelly! 😉

Kathy R. - December 21, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Hey, Kelly! Would you be surprised to know that we use the same wrapping paper? Love it! Your house looks fabulous! Merry Christmas!!!

Anne from Atlanta - December 21, 2013 - 12:47 pm

Hi Kelly, Thanks for another Christmas post. Love the little red truck. You also reminded me of many great Christmas books. I noticed Caroline Kennedy’s A Family Christmas in your bedroom! Merry Christmas, Anne

Polly in KS - December 21, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Beautiful as always! I just love looking and looking and looking. Can’t seem to get enough. By the way, your Hot Christmas Punch is wonderful, your Heath Brickle dip with apples disappeared in a flash and your Hot Cocoa mix is to die for. Thanks again and Merry Christmas!

Stacey - December 21, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Kelly, your home is wonderful! Thank you for your constant inspiration. Merry Christmas!

Sally - December 21, 2013 - 11:42 am

MERRY CHRISTMAS Kelly! Thanks for sharing all of your Christmas cheer with us this season. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with those you hold most dear! xo ~Sally

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