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November 30, 2009





Just enough! Anything is festive with Maggie by your side. :)


Love your new Christmasy banner! And your red bows! Decorating is fun, isn't it? I'll post mine in a few when I'm thru...every yr. I promise myself that I'm not gonna do as much but every yr. I do more....cuz my babies, 30,29&24, love it everso!!!
And tomorrow, I'm off to Ree's book signing in Dallas....along with a 3 day girl's shopping trip!! YooHoo....decorating will have to wait!


Your home just lends itself to holiday decor. Lovely touches!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

Very pretty, Kim! Love the bows!

Cindy S

Your house looks lovely, dear Kim, I like to keep it simple, too. Your house has the perfect colors for Christmas. I love your brilliant reds, especially. Hugs, Cindy S.


Gosh, you've been busy! Love it all....and in your house, it's perfection! Maggie is the "topper on the tree" so to speak, just making it all so cozy!


Oh Miss Maggie is the sweetest the love the decor!


Oh, so pretty! I need to get busy here. Maggie is so sweet on the tree skirt. We're wondering how 'interesting' (or difficult) our Christmas season will be with Joey, our pup. He's never seen the tree or decorations and he's still at the curious, investigating and chewing stage! We have a plan or two, just incase. Thanks for sharing your pretties with us.


Love, love, love it!!!!


Adorable! Love this and love you and Miss Maggie, too!


Sheila :-)


So cheerful! Christmas Cheer.


Too Funny, wasn't expecting Maggie on the tree skirt. Adorable bundle of Joy. Blessings, Janet

Barbara @ Southern Lady's Vintage

So pretty Kim! I love all of the red Christmas decorations! Your home looks so welcoming and festive!!

Brenda Kula

I've been crafting all afternoon. Scrambled about what I'm doing, but easing into it! Can't seem to get myself going in just one direction! Love the idea of simplicity!


More red ~ more happy! :-)

Carol @ Old Glory Cottage

Aha! I'm glad my cat is not the only pet to take up residence on the tree skirt! It's beginning to look alot like Christmas at Daisy Cottage!


Hi, Kim,

I just love your vintage tablecloth. Is it vintage or repro? I want one! :)


Shelley in SC

Just love the bright yellow, green and red all together. I feel like I've just stepped into a summer garden. Who says it's almost December???

Nancy Hutson Maisenbach

Is this just the beginning or are you done? I will keep adding, arranging and touching up from now til Christmas. I am with Maggie and like the tree skirt best.
Bye for now,
Nancy M.


Can I come over? Everything is so fresh and lovely.

Ciao bella,


Love it all Kim!

 Elizabeth at BlueClearSky

So pretty, Kim! You use such 'happy' colours in your home and Christmas decorating. It never fails to make me smile (like sunshine after several cloudy days :)


Love those red, fluffy,ruffly Christmas bows! (say that real fast 5 times!) LOL!
Hugs, Leah

Kathleen Grace

Delightful Kim! I love all those touches of red:>)


I love the white rooster with the red bow! Maggie is adorable under the tree!

Melissa Miller

Kim this is gorgeous and so cheerful for the Holidays! I just adore the JOY sign. Thank you for sharing your amazing home photos with us.

~Warmly, ~Melissa ;)


Oh, your Christmas house is so pretty and I think Maggie adds just the right touch.

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

I just had a thought! I wonder if sales on paint have gone up since you started blogging Kim! I know that I have discovered a new love for lots of color this year and a lot of my inspiration has come from you!

Alison Gibbs

How pretty and cheerful it all looks. Think Maggie will be spending all her time on the tree skirt


I love the pretty Santa boots.


Hi Kim, I just love your reds, greens and yellows together - fabulous. I am very much a pink and green person but your house is just devine.


Your tree gave me such a smile. Mine is always decorated just the same, especially with a combination of ornaments (many vintage) and the red bulbs.

Long (long) ago I saw a decorating show (may have been Lynette Jennings) where the suggestion was made to place a solid color bulb throughout the tree along with your favorite ornaments. Lovely!

Sigh... this is my favorite place to come to dream and create (tied with my friend, Manuela). :)


Hi again..I got past your first post on Elvis and Maggie. No tears. I found you in Bloggin for Bliss.Bought the book yesterday. I wanted to make a better banner of my own and how to grab buttons and plus other things. I am not computor whiz. But love your red and yellow.Your pics are great. I have no time for alot of things I want to do. Babysitting my granddaughter 4days a wk. That Maggie is darling. Sally


I love your table linens! Very French Country! I love your cheery and comforting! Merry Christmas!~aubrey

Rose - The Center of My Self

Merry Christmas, Kim! Your style of Christmas decorating is just the way I like it! It accents your already wonderful and happy decor beautifully. Too often, I see homes with so much glitz and glitter, it looks more like a retail store or commercial space than a home. I prefer a home to look and feel like a home and yours does just that. I could come in and plop down in a chair with a cup of tea and be completely content. Big hugs and kisses to you, dear one!

Mom Wald

It's the little things that make a house a home, and any day a holiday. Sometimes those things are pretties on a shelf. Sometimes they are sunbeams, and sometimes they are little furry creatures with great big dreams.


that's my kind of decorating. no fuss, no stress. and so pretty.

laura venosa dellaporta

Oh my heavens!!! Maggie is a sweetie & your home is beautiful.... just like you.

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