Monday, December 22, 2008

From our imperfect home...to yours...

The stockings were hung on the piano with care
ok...maybe they were just hung...not too much the care part.

The three wisemen were bearing gifts...the camels were cameling (that's what they do best I hear)

The imperfect tree was so happy in it's jewels.
Not a spot left empty by hands that used to be so tiny...
I swear it smiles when I walk by, though...

...an odd amalgum of

things. No real rhyme or reason...

The northern star did find it's way in, however
albeit in the powder room...
...and even Santa moves around through the house.
dancing.
May your dishes get washed, your kitchen cleaned ahem...
but more, so much more...
May you find PEACE this beautiful season.

Merry Merry to all in all of your
imperfect perfectness!!
Photo: a beleza de todas as coisas

53 comments:

Kelly said...

You have an adorable house! I love your style. Merry Christmas!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Just delightful!!
Greenery atop the refrigerator! Inspired!

for the love of a house said...

Linda- your home is absolutely charming! I adore your happy colors! I can see the Christmas tree smiling too, so proud to have been chosen! Love the photo of the sweet pup in your kitchen!
Merry Christmas!
joan

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Linda, I wish my house looked as "imperfect" as yours. I love it all! Merry Christmas! -Julia :-)

Lady of the Mote said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Sassafras said...

Linda, your home is fun, full of love, and color. You may call it "imperfect," but I call it perfect! Love it, love it, love it!!! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love it Linda. It's beautiful!

Merry Christmas!

My Decor Style said...

I love your home! It has so much style and personality (which is RARE in VB)! Merry Christmas!

Susanne49 said...

These are sooo beautiful decorations! I never have seen in my life that people are decorating their houses so much, so rich like here in the U.S. Very nice, I love it!

MERRY CHRISTAMS to you!
Susanne

Sue's Daily Photography

christy said...

As always, I love it all! You always decorate in a way that makes it look so easy & effortless, knowing your laidback personality it is just that.

I am so jealous though that my sill paperwhites still have not bloomed, nor my amaryllis.

desiree@lookiloos.com said...

What a wonderful post. Thanks so much. Your home is lovely and the holiday decorations are simply beautiful! Merry Christmas.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

The peace banner is wonderful. Love the stockings.

sandra/tx said...

Linda, I love your Christmas decorating. So cheerful and colorful!

I also loved your story about your wedding and heading off to the Swiss chalet. Thanks for sharing. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

My Notting Hill said...

Lovely!! Merry Christmas. Michele

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Linda, your home looks spectacular decked out for Christmas! May you and yours have a wonderful Christmas week.

Ma'dame French said...

Your imperfect home as YOU say is just PERFECT to me;) You know I love your home!! Hugs and Merry Christmas to you and yours;) Hugs Frenchxoxo

PamperingBeki said...

I'd like to move in please.

I don't take up too much room and I actually enjoy doing laundry. (Dishes are another issue...)

I LOVE the painting on your wall and I love the wreath hanging on the window.

Merry Christmas!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Beki...of the pampered sort....and anyone else interested in the art (and WHO wouldn't be says I)please check out the person responsible for much of my beloved art...Ginny Piech Street, artiste extraordinaire.

Find her site here...
http://www.ginnypiechstreet.com/
and her fun blog here... http://piechstreet.blogspot.com/ and here...

And...show her some LOVE. She is AMAZING!

Daisy Cottage said...

I LOVE your Christmas tree Linda - I remember adoring the one you shared on GI years ago too - such a delightful tree in every way and sorry girlie but your whole home IS perfect... just perfect. In every way.

Merry Christmas!
Love,
Kim

mary said...

BEAUTIFUL FANCIFUL INSPIRING

and Happy Anniversary - well done , 20 years !!

dec0r8or said...

Linda, I LOVE your tree! It's so colorful and FUN! I just love your whole house and everything in it. May I move in? Pretty pleeeease? Just for a little while?? (Til it stops snowing up here maybe? lol)

Millie said...

I love imperfection Linda, so this post has won my heart! The warmest of Christmas greetings to you from the sunny Adelaide Hills, visiting your blog this year has been such a lovely experience.
Millie ^_^

Laura said...

I love, love, love your blog and your holiday decor! Merry festivity to you!

hello gorgeous said...

I love your house! Happy Christmas!

Joyce said...

Linda- I love your Christmas tree and decor AND your art!! I love all the bright colors- they make me smile and want to dance- Thanks for sharing! xoxo
Merry Christmas my friend!!

Velvet and Linen said...

Your home is beautiful.
Have a wonderful holiday, Linda.
May you have a fantastic New Year.

xo
Brooke

~ Lisa ~ said...

FaNtAsTiCaLlY FaBuLoUs! I just love how free and fun your style is. It is such a pleasure to see your posts - you never disappoint :)

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Merry, Merry Christmas my dear friend. I hope you and yours have a lovely holiday. Happiness, Love & Peace to You.

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

What an adorably perfect, imperfect Christmas home! Love it!!!

PS, what is your back-splash, behind the sink???? I love it!

Stephanie said...

oh...loving that tree of yours...you home simply SINGS warmth and love..

Peace of the season to YOU!

Bella Casa said...

Your home looks so lovely, all decorated for Christmas!

Hope you have yourself a Merry Little Christmas and all the best for 2009!!!

xoxo
Bella

fitncrafty said...

Your 'imperfectness' is beautiful! I love it... happy holidays to you.

Your home is beautiful..
Found your blog via my sister, Permission To Mother...

niartist said...

LINDA! You won the napkin rings! YAY! I just need your address, and I'll send them out ASAP! OOo, and by the way, I want that side table/stool by your sofa in the Christmas tree photo! LOL!

Ann said...

That was such a lovely house, you did great. I'm in love with your tree, it looks so festive and cheerful. Happy Holidays.

Linda Lou said...

Linda, who needs the other house tours you always share, yours is the best, happy, warm, fun and one to be proud of....Merry Christmas from the Pacific Coast to your Atlantic!

Jen r. said...

Lovely pictures! Have a very Merry Christmas! Jen

Ms. Tee said...

Linda, your house is absolutely beautiful :) Everything looks so warm and cozy and loved.

I hope you have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!

Rachel said...

Absolutely perfect! I love the pictures.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Liz said...

Your home looks just beautiful! Merry Christmas!
Hugs,
Liz

S'more of my Thoughts said...

SO beautiful!!

Bridget said...

I hope you are having a Very Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Bridget

Things That Inspire said...

I love that picture of the stockings hung on the piano with care! And, I agree, a nice clean kitchen is just about the loveliest feeling. I just cooked a nice Christmas dinner, and my husband spent 45 minutes cleaning up the kitchen- what a lovely gift!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Unfortunately for us (and our hands) our dishes did not get washed. Bah, humbug! ;-)

Your home looks fantastic...I just love it. Hope you had a Merry Christmas in your beautiful home(and boy do I love that black and white bassett hound photo!).

Amber said...

Merry Christmas to one of the coolest chicas I know. Gorgeous tree, beautiful house...full of warmth, love and kindness. Wishing you and yours, Miss Linda, a cool yule!

Amber said...

Yeah, imperfectly PERFECT!

Blue Muse said...

Linda, I came by to say congratulations on winning the cute little palm napkin rings over at Artie's Blog! Congrats!!! and now that I'm here, I can't believe I haven't been over before - your blog is fabulous!! I love your home, it's gorgeous, and so lovely all dressed for Christmas! I'm adding you to my favorites, and I will be back to visit if that's ok with you!

Happy Holidays to you and yours.
xo Isa

Ivy Lane said...

Looks pretty perfect to me! Hope your day was merry!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

You all are THE best blogger folks around...I am SURE of it. Thank you to each and every one of you for your wonderful comments. Hoping you all had a beautiful week!

And guess what? I just passed 100 posts. Hmmm time for a give away (or give back) me thinks!!

Stay tuned.

marjann said...

Oooh, I love the stockings!

Pencil Sanity said...

What a fun book tree.

cottage farm villa (aka cottagecharm) said...

I am loving your decor!!! Very sunny florida fun!! ~Cheryl

Cote de Texas said...

I adore your house - you have such a great sense of style. your mother's house is my favorite - I wish I had one of those in my back yard, I would move my mother in law in there today!

Happy New Years!!!!!!!!!

Lauren said...

So pretty & such a home! for the comment on my blog & I'm loving yours!!!

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