Christmas open house

As usual, we did not take nearly enough pictures. We were having too much fun visiting with our company. My son took many of these shots for me just as the party was getting underway.

Living room

Christmas open house

A gaggle of great guys in the living room.

Christmas open house

And time to catch up with friends.

Christmas open house

Dining room, with the table pushed against the south wall.

Christmas open house

Library / family room, with "It’s a Wonderful Life" on the TV. The stained glass windows were made by our dear friend Gary.

Christmas open house

Used to be the “office,” now it’s sort of called the music room, for want of a better name. It’s where the piano lives.

Christmas open house

Addition hall, looking toward the guest room.

Christmas open house

Guest room, with a few extra chairs for chatty guests.

Christmas open house

Upstairs hall…these are the last walls in the house that need to be repainted. Those dull vanilla walls don’t jibe will with all the color in the rest of the house.

Christmas open house

Speaking of color…DD#3’s room…

Christmas open house

My crafting/scrapbooking room

Christmas open house

DD#1’s room

Christmas open house

Looking from our bedroom door toward DD#2’s room.

Christmas open house

DD#2’s room

Christmas open house

The "glass" tree in our bedroom. All the ornaments are made of glass. The tree has more than 250 prisms and crystal bead chains from old chandeliers.

Christmas open house

That’s a quick overview of the decorating, though we missed the kitchen. I need to take more pictures for a detailed tour. And I still wish we’d taken more pictures of the guests!

This morning we woke to a very light dusting of snow, but it didn’t last long. I had a long quiet day which was very nice after being so rushed the past week. Tomorrow will be a bit busier as I begin to get ready for the house concert Thursday night. So I’m off to bed.

home sweet home



  1. Posted December 7, 2009 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    What is a “house concert”?

  2. Vickie
    Posted December 7, 2009 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    I always look forward to ‘seeing’ your house this time of the year. Everything looks so beautiful.

  3. April
    Posted December 8, 2009 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    Absolutely beautiful! Your home looks like it should be in a magazine at this time of year. Glad that you had a good time at your Open House. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Chris Ruth
    Posted December 8, 2009 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    Rhonda – this is gorgeous, as always! HurriKate wants to know who the gaggle of guys are… 😉

  5. Linda
    Posted December 8, 2009 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    Just georgeous! You have a very lovely home. I wish I could be so bold with color on the walls. It’s beautiful and I always love it at someone’s else house but can’t comit to doing it in mine. Thanks for sharing and for all you do for us.

  6. ~~Rhonda
    Posted December 8, 2009 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    Thanks, all, for your kind comments. I wish you could come by so I could share it with you in person!

    Judy, here’s a post about our first house concert which explains.

    Chris, come by and I’ll introduce her to that gaggle. ;-D They actually are great guys. They all go to our church, except for one and his family attended our church before they moved away.

    Linda, it’s only paint! Go for it! 😀

  7. Jeannie McGalliard
    Posted December 8, 2009 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful photos…so very warm and cozy….wish I could see it in person. Your goodies look great to as usual.

  8. Posted December 10, 2009 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    What a great event! All the food looks yummy. Now if I could just get someone to clean my house. Lucky you!

  9. Becky
    Posted January 8, 2010 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    Love seeing the pictures of the house. I especially love the picture of the handsome guy in the living room in the first photo!!!

    Thanks for sharing the pumpkin cake recipe!!

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