Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas in the Dining Room…

Welcome to the dining room! I will just go ahead and warn you now that this post is ridiculously picture heavy! ;)

So here we go through the new doors!

Saturday was shopping day with the girls, Tammy and Jamie. We drove to Washington Court House in Ohio to go to North Shore Primitives! It was AMAZING. We will most definitely be going back!

But when we were there the whole town was having their Christmas open house so we hit all the fun little street shops too and got a lot of great deals!

I got this crow with rusty star garland for 14.99. Heck of a deal! He’s huge! And my doors were screaming for decoration! I ♥ him.



The view from the kitchen..


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My Clothique Santa's. I love them. I got them at the thrift store of course. I hope I find more someday!



The dining room tree. It’s got 3 strands of pip garland S’ed through it and the rest of the ornaments are hallmark. This is more our nature tree. Most of the ornaments are hallmark Marijolene Bastin.


The Hallmark Village. Because of the doors I got to create this display and no kitties will kill it!


We also have all the Jingle pals except last years. It was Snoopy and I didn’t like it. I need to go get this years. 

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You can see the porch tree through this window.      

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The village aglow.  


The tree aglow!

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Up close on the hallmark tree.

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Some Santa’s on the Pewter shelf. 


So pretty at night!   

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Stay tuned for the Christmas kitchen… we are heading there next!

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats


Carmen C. said...

Your home is just BEAUTIFUL Carmen!!!!! Have I mentioned how much I LOVE those doors??? LOL! I love the lil' snowman playing the piano in your village too, how sweet he is:) That crow is awesome and looks great on your doors!!!!

Dan said...


Your decorations look wonderful. Some of your Hallmark ornaments look very familiar. I love the new dining room doors too. Very creative. I hope you are having a great week!


michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by Carmen.Your house looks amazing as well!I love the crow and your hallmark tree is just too cute.Cant wait for the kitchen pics.have a great day.blessings michelle

At Home With Amy said...

Again everything is wonderful Carmen. You do have the talent for Christmas decorating. I bet everyone loves coming to your house.
Looking forward to the kitchen tour. My next tour will be the kitchen as well. Hopefully I will get it posted this week.

rockriverstitches said...

Carmen, Your pictures of your home are just beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


busybee said...

i love your new doors! that crow is too cute! :) the tree is beautiful & it looks so pretty with th soft glow! :) great work!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I loved your displays..especially santa holding the basket of kittens...my fav for sure.;)

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Those doors are super cool!! It really makes a difference adding such neat details to your home. Love all your Holiday tours you are giving us!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

So cute all the snowmen! So adorable!
The tree is beautiful!
The table & hutch are so inviting & warm( it says come on in have a home cooked meal & let's tell stories!
So many wonderful pictures!
thanks for sharing!

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Everything is just GORGEOUS ... it the cat's meow, of course, without the actual cats!;)

A Primitive Homestead said...

The black crow is perfect on the new door. Love it. All looks festive & ready for a good home cooked meal. Blessings!

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Carmen, everything is just beautiful!!

american girl primitives said...


I love the crow and stars! What a steal! You did a great job and I love that you collect Santas too!

Jacki said...

Hi from one buckeye to another,

Im new to your blog and I love it.

What a beautiful home!

Kitty said...

I so love your home! It's gorgeous! I'm a BIG cat lover too!!

Fran. said...

Oh Carmen your house is so warm and inviting! Makes me want to come and have a hot cup of cocoa with you! I too heart your crow! It is the perfect size for your door!! Can't wait to see your kitchen now!! You are starting to motivate me to get going!!! lol I'm alittle behind, just finished up my last craft show yesterday!! Take care, XO Fran.