12/29/2009

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2009 Christmas Highlights at Happy To Design
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Hello my friends! Wow...it's almost time to ring in the New Year but before we do, I thought I would share a few of the 2009 Christmas highlights at Happy To Design!
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It won't be long till all the Christmas decor will be packed away for another year! I must admit...I squeeze every minute and every bit of enjoyment out of Christmas that I can! Hehe! So before it's taken down and packed away...I would like to take you through one final tour of our Christmas home! There are quite a few photos...photos of my living room, dining room, and a few of my favorite Christmas vignettes! They are pretty self-explanatory...so I'll just let you enjoy the photos without being soooo wordy! I hope that you enjoy!!!
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2009 Christmas Highlights at Happy To Design

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I just took these photos today! I don't believe that I've shared them with you before. This is an area in my kitchen where I sat up our "Hot Cocoa" station. I love my little snowman cocoa canister and cups!
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The snowmen are three dimensional! See there little carrot noses sticking out...hehe!
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Below is a close-up photo of my mercury glass Santa! He stands about 21 in. tall! He has such a beautiful face...and I love the bright colors of his suit and toys!!!
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Well my friends...I'm so glad that you stopped by for a visit! I hope you enjoyed the 2009 Christmas tour of our home! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I would love to visit with you!!!
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I'll see you in the New Year...
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Love ya'll,
Chari
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22 comments:

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Everything looks beautiful Chari. When I take down my Christmas decor, I always feel that my house looks so dull. What a great idea to have a cocoa station for the holidays, and what a cute cocoa station you created. That Santa is beautiful! laurie

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Chari, Your Christmas decor is just beautiful! Love the little hot chocolate station, what a cute idea! Don't you hate to take everything down? I sure do...I put mine up late this year so don't feel like it should come down yet. Oh well...there's always next year. I hope you have a safe and happy new year! Kristen

Lynette said...

Chari - WOW!! Every single place is simply beautiful - I couldn't even try to pick a favorite, so I'll say they are all special and my fave!!

I can't believe how quickly this year has flown by either!

Can't wait to see what the new year has in store for us -

Be safe and Happy New Year -

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

So beautiful Chari!
Don't you just almost hate taking it down! We put so much work into our homes getting them ready for Christmas and then it's gone in a flash! Your home is especially lovely! Hugs and Happy New Year to my wonderful friend, Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

Chari~~

Your Christmas decor is just as lovely as your home...so so pretty!! And I am glad you remembered to show us your hot cocoa station...it is so cute and I bet it was a hit with the kids!!

Have a wonderful, happy & healthy New Year, dear one! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Blue Creek Home said...

Your house is beautiful at Christmas!!
It is so warm and inviting. Still lovin' the fireplace!
The pillow looks great at your house!
Happy New Year
Rhonda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Loved seeing your decor, Chari! I am leaving mine up until after the first as I'm observing the Twelve Days of Christmas that ends in Epiphany.

Love, love, love that cocoa station. How cute! The rest is pretty neat, too! :-)

XO,

Sheila

Carol at Serendipity said...

So very, very beautiful, Chari. I took most of everything down today. Made me sad.

Happy New Year!

Carol

salmagundi said...

Chari- I'm happy you are still enjoying your Christmas decor. Mine is all down and packed away for another year, which is the right thing for me - it feels so good to me to reclaim the house. Weather has been sunny here, but cold. We took the kids ice skating today. It is indoors, but was still cold!! Take care and Happy New Year. Sally

Jeanette said...

What a wonderful festive home! Thank you for the tour. Happy New Year.

Theresa said...

Oh Chari, Everything is just beautiful. I see things that I missed or didn't remember seeing:) Enjoy every last moment before it all gets packed away. That is exactly what I am doing! Have a blessed day dear friend!

Trez said...

Everything is beautiful! I also hate to see the Christmas decor come to an end. i thing thi time of year is when I think my home looks the most beautiful! It's almost a letdown when it's all packed up. Looking frward to some winter decorating though!

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Really, really stunning! It is obvious you put A LOT of time, effort and love into decorating for the holidays. Best wishes for a wonderful 2010! :)

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Chari your home was just magical and so beautiful this Christmas! Hard to believe it's over already isn't it? Sigh...:)

Happy New Year! ~Melissa :)

Barbara Jean said...

Chari,
All so wonderfully gorgeous!!

Thanks for all your sweet posts, and we look forward to seeing more in 2010.

blessing to you and your family.

barbara jean

Oliva said...

So gorgeous and very festive! Love the Hot Cocoa station...what a great idea!!! I wish you and your family a very happy & healthy New Year!

Rettabug said...

How pretty everything looks, Chari! I missed a few of your posts due to hubby's heart attack, so I'm thrilled that you have featured them again in this year end collection.

I'm not taking my stuff down until the Feast of the Kings on Jan. 6th so we're getting the full enjoyment out of it. :)

I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful home in 2010. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Melissa Miller said...

Chari I made your blog my "Blog of the Week" on my top menu bar!

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Chari,
Thanks for your sweet visit today! I know you are very busy.

We hardly ever go out on New Years Eve. In the ten years we have been married we went to one neighborhood party and that was about five years ago. Too crowded and dangerous for me. I'll take a quiet night at home any ole' day. He!

Happy New Year to you and yours!
~Melissa :)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Chari- thank you for the tour! I do so love meandering through your lovely home just soaking in all the pretties!!

I had a wonderful time with my sister and her family- we got back tonight and am trying to play catch up on blogging!

Are you doing anything for New years?
We are usually pretty low key - have an invite but not sure if we will go or not- better hurry and decide huh!!?

blessings and Happy New year!

mary

Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

Your Xmas decor looked wonderful - love the colours you used - they're my Xmas colours too. Took down our tree and decs today and I really need to get some colour in the room - missing the red so much and the neutrals that I liked before now seem very boring now that my Xmas colours have gone!!

Happy New Year to you xx

podso said...

Hey my friend, I'm just now visiting your Christmas decorations and I must say that fireplace turned out to be stunning! What a great job you did. The living room (parlor, whatever you call it) is beautiful as is everything else!