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  • What I hope for my readers and for all keepers of the nest, is that they embrace their homes with their heart and all of the passion that it holds. I want them to know that they can decorate on a limited budget by seeing things in new ways; by rescuing the broken and transforming the ugly. I hope that they flaunt their favorite color and decorate their life with it. I hope that their homes feel like one giant hug that welcomes them each and every time they walk through their front door. More than anything I want everyone to have their own home-sweet-home dream come true! xo, Kim

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December 12, 2007



So pretty, Kim! I'm so enjoying seeing your house all decked out for Christmas...perfect colors for that cottage of yours. I really love those Santa boots you've collected. I really must get out there & look for more of some of those old things. I just haven't had much luck at our thriftstores, the prices aren't as good as yours seem to be.

Christmas hugs! Karla at Karla's Cottage is having a party today, so go & check out everyone's holiday cheer.



And a sparkly JOY to you on this Wednesday, also, Kim! Thanks for starting my day with this lovely scene.


Oh, happy, happy, joy, JOY! Love your vignette!


JOY to you and yours, as well, Kim. Beautiful picture!


Love it Kim, I hope that your day is filled with lots of joy too :)



Dear Kim: I always enjoyed my visits to your lovely site. Everything is so perfect!

Christmas is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace…

Enjoy the Season



JOY to you too!!!


Joy, happiness, peace and love to you Kim!

Diane Duda


Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

Oh joy! that's pretty!


Sooooo pretty. I've been looking at all your holiday decorations and I must say the are breathtaking. I love the tree.


Pretty as usual.
Have a wonderful day,

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio

Happy Wonderful Wednesday!!

Southern Heart

Kim, that's so pretty...I love the way you use red in your home!



How lovely!! All that red and white and full of joy.


You have one of the neatest houses ever. I bet you never get tired of looking around at all the cute things you have. I especially love the red stuff, but that frosted "JOY" is really beautiful!


I think my parents must have been thinking about Christmas when they named me Joy....

Have a merry one....

stop on over for my 200th post if you wish.


Such a treat after a busy see your "Joy" ....all bright & cheerful!!
I enjoy it even more name is JOY.
Thanks for sharing your pretties!!


I think "JOY" is my word for this year! It has been a very good one, after a truly awful one. And having you as a blogging friend is a big reason that this year is so full of joy!!!


Kim I hope you find JOY in every day of your year!!




Hi Kim,
Was a quick day shuffling my teenager around for appointments, etc. Your vignette is a very nice way to end a busy day and give thanks for being home & cozy again. Joy indeed, thank you!


I love your post of 'becoming a mommy at christmas time'. I had two babies at christmas second child, first daughter was born the day after christmas, December 26...she was named holly noel. Two years later we had another girl on CHRISTMAS DAY! she came a week early, unexpected, and so fast that she was born on the way to the hospital in our truck, delivered by my hubby. She was named grace elisabeth. So very special, both of them.


The beaded purse is beautiful. It is such a gift to take pretty non-Christmassy things and mix them up to become a Christmas scene. Beautiful.


You have a great Wednesday too, Kim! (Oops--today is Thursday! HEE!) I love all of the RED all over your's one of my favorite colors too! It just so happens that it looks great for Christmas as well! :)

Daisy Bouquet

R4ed is sooo pretty. Have a great night Mary


Have a wonderful day!!!!
My best wishes to you and yours!


I love red, and I love how you use it!

I think that is a Christmas stocking in the
foreground, with beads and sequins?

I once heard someone mistakenly saying
"Seagram's" instead of "sequins"!


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