Tea Cozie Cottage

Tea Cozie Cottage
Betty @ tea cozie cottage

Friday 21 December 2012

Christmas Home/Tree Tour

Welcome to my home, Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year, I love it. I start to decorate after halloween, it does take a long time, I'm still finishing up a tree. I actually saw paper snowflakes on BJs post today and going to make some for a tree semi decorated.

I have posted my dining room over the last couple of weeks, but have since changed a table, brought a bigger one in from kitchen area and switched. We are having 12 for dinner and this table is bigger with four leaves, could eat in the kitchen, but too messy.

all ready for the big day, this is our larger table, an oak double pedestal and so heavy, Frank and I moved it in, took the four leaves out first. This table is also 6 inches wider, sure makes a difference, now just need to move the extra chairs in,

oh... yeh the food would be great,
below is the white Christmas tree, decorations are purple, black and teal
peacock feathers, and butterflies, the table setting is
the smaller table.

this is the tree in the kitchen, always have had a full size, that I won, from a decorating store. So I bought a smaller one -black although you can't tell and used the deocrations from the other one. Santa is laying beneath the tree, must take a picture of him alone, he's getting rested before the big day.
the tree skirt and the comforter on the back of the bench, match, belong to my daughter. She loves country, sort of country french-sort of.
the light has a gold cone that my grandson and I put on the lamp, doesn't quite reach the top, we need to lift it up,

then Trey (grandson) added the greenery and the icicles
moving to our living room below, is our fireplace

because we use the fireplace so much, the stockings won't be put up yet.

the santa heads on each side are Jacqueline Kents, she is a
very popular designer in our area, but is in the states too, specializing inolder faces, expressions are beautiful.
one of my Santas in the sleigh, he has a fur coat on, must be hot in front of the fire...

this is our memory tree, (got that from Fabby) ornaments have been from when we were first married,
42 years ago, although those days, I made them,
popcorn and use to hang cookies.
Betty Boops, airplanes, hubby plays the accordion, microphone for auctioning,
hockey players for grandsons, Gone w/the Wind, Wizard of Oz....

this is more my side, Lucy, Marilyn Munroe, Barbies,
Black Santas, kitchen items-stove, ladder for when we moved into this house five years ago,

Shelties, Ralphie, famous shoe lamp, Waterford decorations,
Tim Hortons on and on each one has a meaning
Have a village set up and a railing deocrated, plus a santa collection that I haven't got pictures of. Another time, or maybe another year.
Going upstairs now

these picture and frames I just added, trying to find small frames 3 x 5 and no luck,
been all over the countryside

below is one of my favourite trees, it's my shoe and purse feather tree,
lights are in pink and purple,

these are new boots that a friend got me in Niagara on the Lake... love them, would like them in real...
this room we call the turret room on the front of our house. My scrapping room, the tree to the right died on me yesterday, they change colours.
almost finished, hope you're not bored
this tree is in the green room, pre lit two years old, and the centre is out
not finished -going to put the paper snow flakes and have baby's breath, in it is a work in progress
green room above is spare room -but the boys room
bathroom below is pink and boys bathroom

gee do I want a girl?
another view of the shoe tree, and the garland on the railing, to the right of it,is a computer station
for my grandsons

Franks great grandparents, they came over from Devon in the 1850's
our grandchildren are seventh generation in the same village...
this is the last tree
our bedroom and it's an angel tree
when our first grandson was born, his dad is from Jamaica, I started collecting
black angels, very hard to find at the time, in fact I think they still are. That was 20 years ago
this is a little alcove that I have a Victorian desk/dressing table in, great for the tree. The little black chandelier hanging above serves as the tree stopper.

some of the black angels a lot of white ones too. We have three black grandsons, both daughters married Jamaicans, and our son has one son and no girls have I mentioned that before?

that is the end of the Christmas Tree Tour, hope you enjoyed it, thankyou for visiting and please come again. I try to join Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage weekly.
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  1. Happy Holidays! Thanks for the lovely Christmas tree tour :) Seasons Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  2. Hi, Betty, (did I tell you the b in bj stands for Betty?) :))
    Your trees are just fantastic...as is all your decorations.
    Have a blessed and fun Christmas, dear one.
    xo bj

  3. Your home is beautiful and I love all your trees!!! Lots of time you spend decorating!!!!
    Merry Christmas!!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  4. Betty, Your home is beautifully decorated! I adore the shoe and purse tree, and the white tree in the dining room. Your home is gorgeous too!
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Glorious decorations and love the walls in your dining room - looks like a deep purple? Your decorations are fabulous! Thanks for the tour and linking to Open House!

    1. Hello Bernideen, thank you for hosting Open House, and thank you for your comments, the walls are a deep deep blue, almost purple and that is colour I would do next, although everything goes with the blue. Have a safe and happy new year...

  6. Oh my goodness - I cannot even imagine how that all looks in real life...photos never seem to capture the magic. WOW. You reallllly decorate - I would love to see it.

    You have some really unique touches! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Wow, you really go all out. How many trees? I lost count. I love your dining room. It looks so inviting and I particularly love the white tree too.
    Happy Christmas! Ruthie

  8. I finally have some free time to blog...I love your posts!! Beautiful trees and lovely home Christmas decor...I want to come stay!! Thanks for sharing. ~Donna

    1. Good morning Donna, you and your daughter are welcome any time. My goal is to get to your place for tea some day, it was your site that led me to the tea blogs to Sandi. Have a happy new years

  9. Thank you everyone for your kind comments. Christmas is such a beautiful time of the year and I do love all the glitz that goes with it. God bless you all and have a safe and happy New Years...

  10. Betty, Congrats! You've been featured at Simple & Sweet Fridays for your beautiful Christmas House/ Tree Tour! Don't forget to grab a featured button. Have a wonderful holiday week!


  11. Your house for the holidays is gorgeous! Every vignette and your trees are beautiful too. Christmas is such a lovely time of the year and now it's really over..actually Spaniards and of course, Latins; we put our things away after Jan. 6th. Three Kings Day! Your table for 12 is fabulous! I'm sure you had a wonderful C'mas and wishing you a very happy new year 2013. Thank you for such sweet and kind comment.

  12. Again thank you everyone, tomorrow Iam putting all my decorations away, so Fabby I will be a day early. Looking forward to getting all cleaned up. Happy New Years everyone. God bless