Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas at our Home-- Part III

Our Home all Decorated for Christmas
Well---my Special Blog Friends,  this will be my last post for 2013... I cannot believe the year has passed by so quickly!!!  Time flies when you are having fun I guess.... AND--I certainly have had a great year...

Today,  I'll share with you a little more of our Christmas here in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.   On Monday,  I talked about our special ornaments.  Then on Wednesday,  I showed you my Angel Collection... Today--I'll share with you more of our Christmas --both inside and outside.

Be sure to click on the photos for enlargements.  The photo above shows you what the outside of our home looks like from the street. We don't do alot of fancy decorating --but love our three lit wreaths especially.




Front Porch and Wreaths



Little tree on the front porch (with lights/bows/candy canes)


The Wreath on the Garage side --plus lights in the windows



Our deck with garland and bows



Looking at our home from the backyard;  You can see the tree inside.



Our Tree inside --full of MEMORIES!!!!



In addition to loving our Christmas tree,  we love our FIREPLACE all winter!!



A wider view of some of our Living Room/Great Room area



The Center of our Lives;  Our Nativity



Some of my Christmas BABIES --which take care of us at Christmas!!!  (Center top is a Christmas COW---Do you have one of these????? ha)



Advent Calendar --made by my sister-in-law many years ago



More decorations -- all with many special memories attached



Dining Room Table ---all ready for a big TURKEY DINNER



More memories scattered around the room



OH---the memories here!!  Read below.
When George and I first got married,  one dream I had (still have) is to own a little cabin on top of a mountain somewhere...   WELL---this is our 'mountain cabin'---which we gave to each other the first year we were married...

The other thing I want to point out in the photo is the HUGE snowball which I got from a friend many years ago when she lived in Colorado... She's in Texas now ---and even though Texas grows BIG STUFF,  they don't have snowballs like this one!!!!!

WELL---this wraps up our Christmas at Home....  As you can tell,  I am one who loves Christmas ---not all of the fancy stuff about Christmas,  but mainly the memories.  Most of the 'stuff' around our home is a gift from someone special... When I decorate,  I can re-live all of these memories...

I thank all of you for your love and faithfulness in following my blog/Facebook/emails this year... You are ALL so very special to me --and I want to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and  a Happy New Year.   I will blog again on JANUARY 6, 2014.

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Hugs,

60 comments:

Ercotravels said...

Beautiful decorated house and Christmas tree! Have a happy Christmas George and Betsy...

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Your decorations are beautiful, inside and out; and I can't imagine a more fabulous Christmas tree anywhere, even at the Biltmore Mansion. :)

Merry Christmas to you and George!

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, your home is beautifully decorated for Christmas inside and out. Enjoy the holidays!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Blackberry Lane said...

Everything looks so pretty. Merry Christmas you two!

Pam :) said...

Your lovely mountain home is as joyful as your heart, Betsy.
Your Christmas treasures are lovely and hold so many happy memories for both you and George.

Wishing you and George a blessed Christmas, and a Happy n healthy New Year.
Hugs n smiles across the miles :)

Note, thank you for following my blog.

Our photos said...

Nice are your Christmas tree and decorations, Betsy!

Sharon said...

I love your log cabin in the mountains! You've got the best of both worlds with that one AND the one in Arkansas that you drive to, enjoy and then drive away from without ever having to worry about repairs and maintenance!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Betsy What a wonderful array of decorations and lights to make your home so fextive. Thank you for followiing my blog. May I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS. I will not be posting or commenting as much over this season.

diane b said...

You have a beautifully decorated house and full of wonderful memories. merry Christmas and Happy new Year. See you back here next year

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Hi Betsy...

Just popping in this morning quickly on my rounds to send along my best wishes for you and your loved ones...

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A MERRY NEW YEAR!!! ...from Bud and me.

Big Dude said...

Looks like you guys are really ready and well decorated - I've been awaiting the tree shots.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Thank you for this happy loving post. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Your home looks happy and that reflects the joy you and George have.

Have a lovely Christmas and a wonderful 2014. See you in the new year.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Helen said...

Your house is like one of the house in our area that we passed by and admired with all the Christmas decoration. My daughter and I would say ooh, look how pretty that house is!

Have a Happy Holiday!

Joe Todd said...

Merry Christmas Betsy

Arkansas Patti said...

Your house is just beautiful Betsy and more so because of all the memories you have kept and displayed.
Looks like one big meal is on the way. Don't work too hard preparing and just enjoy your family.
My best to you and George for a wonderful Christmas.
Will look for you next year.

Sandra said...

Hi Betsy!
You have such a beautiful home, and decorated brilliantly, your tree is amazing and so lovely it is full of memories (it's like mine, except mine's a lot smaller!!) I do like the Christmas Cow!
I wish you, George and family the warmest wishes, I hope you have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year, Love Sandra x x x have a lovely Holiday x x x

Neal said...

Wow, you really do decorate. The backyard scene is my favorite....I think. :) Patti and I have also talked about having a cabin somewhere. It doesn't necessarily have to be on a mountain top (even though that would be great) but it does have to have privacy.

Linda@arichtapestry said...

Keep cosy and warm this Christmas time.
A very blessed Christmas to you and George.

linda m said...

Your home is lovely and your decorations are beautiful - love all the memories. Wishing you a very Blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Thank you for being my friend.

Karin said...

Beautiful place - full of amazing memories! God bless you at Christmas and may His love, mercy, grace and hope flow through you to others all year long. Hugs!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, So pretty! I hope your and your family have an excellent Christmas! Happy birding in 2014, too!

Sandra said...

see you in January of the NEW YEAR.. wow 2014.. love the pic of the roaring fire and the beautiful tree.

Sylvia K said...

Your house looks gorgeous and SO ready for Christmas!! Thanks for sharing with us!! Wishing you and George a very wonderful, Merry Christmas and holiday season!! Enjoy!!

Sylvia

Betty Manousos said...

dear betsy,

i just love your beautifully decorated house! so welcoming, warm and cozy. i also love your christmas tree. everything looks gorgeous there! so ready for christmas!
fantastic photos, too.

much love and big hugs!

David said...

Betsy, Your home and Christmas decorations are beautiful! You sure have a lot more energy than I do... I got tired just looking at all those decorations...definitely a labor of love! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Joy said...

So nice to see your home inside and out Betsy. Beautifully decorated and lots of memories. You inspired me to make mine:)

Weekend-Windup said...

Your house decorated for Christmas looks very beautiful. Merry Christmas for your family. Enjoy the holidays...

LV said...

When you have something you are proud of and enjoy, sharing it is nice. I always love seeing your home and how you decorate. At least you had the spirit, I have very small things out. No fun for one. Merry Christmas and looking forward to a New Year of sharing.

Out on the prairie said...

Wishing you and family, a happy holiday.

Chatty Crone said...

Betsy What a wonderful group of photos - decorations and lights that make your home so beautiful. I can see why you are so happy and I am happy for you!
Enjoy your Christmas and I know you and George will have a great one!

sandie

Ann said...

your home looks beautiful inside and out. I didn't do much decorating at all this year. I just didn't feel like it.
Wishing you and George a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years

Terry and Linda said...

I love your Colorado snowball!

Merry Christmas, Betsy!

Linda
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Small City Scenes said...

No Betsy we haven't been traveling just busy I guess.
You place looks beautiful all lit up. I love a tree filled with memories. Just wonderful.

You all have a wonderful and happy Christmas and we will see you in the New Year.
Bob and MaryBeth

SquirrelQueen said...

Your decorations are beautiful Betsy. I can tell you and George decorate from your hearts.

Enjoy your time off. I hope you and George have a very Merry Christmas and joyful New Year.

Hugs,
Judy

Bouncin Barb said...

You have a lovely home. I love your front porch pictures. Your fireplace and tree look very inviting. So glad we met and I wish you and your lucky husband a very Merry Christmas and a wonderfully Happy New Year! Hugs xx

Bouncin Barb said...

You have a lovely home. I love your front porch pictures. Your fireplace and tree look very inviting. So glad we met and I wish you and your lucky husband a very Merry Christmas and a wonderfully Happy New Year! Hugs xx

Daisy said...

Everything looks wonderful, Betsy. It must take you quite a while getting all those decorations up. Merry Christmas!

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful is putting it mildly. Merry Christmas to you and George Betsy. See you next year. Hugs, xo

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I know I've said it before,but it bears repeating,your home has a friendly,warm and inviting look.As beautiful as your decorations are,I am pretty sure the home has a welcoming look because of the lovely people who live there. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.

DeniseinVA said...

All beautiful decorations. Your home is lovely Betsy. Have a wonderful time over Christmas and wishing you and George a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

The Furry Gnome said...

Love your tree and your back deck - but where is the snow in the backyard? Have a wonderful holiday and blogging break; see you in the New Year.

Grandma Bonnie said...

I just love your tree so full of memories. Merry Christmas, stay safe. See you after the New Year!

Jazzmin said...

There is nothing better about decorating than to have special memories or thoughts of those who gave them to you attached to the things you put up. Love the sweet story behind your little log cabin decoration. Your fireplace looks so cozy, as does your whole house- cozy, beautiful, and so cheery.

Thank you for sharing it.

I hope you have a blessed rest of December and holiday!

Hugs,
Jazzmin :)

Kay said...

Merry Christmas Betsy and George! I do so love all the festive holiday fun at your house. Everything looks so beautiful inside and out.

amanda | wildly simple said...


I love all of your Christmas spirit shown in your decorating!

I just posted a bit on our home, ready for the holidays, too..
With five growing kids in the house, we don't have a lot of extra room for storing decorations year round, so I'm going pretty minimal these years.
But some day I'll have room to store LOTS of fun stuff. ☺
Merry Christmas, Betsy!

Beth Edwards said...

i love the shot of the fireplace & tree .. .. that is just lovely. looks very cozy. our weather has been so wild lately. a little warmer & then cold again. it is just plain frustrating to know what to wear. i bet really hard for the kids/parents when going to school. making sure they are comfortable the whole day.

happy weekend!! big big hugs. ( :

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Besty, my sweet dear friend,
Thank you for your sweet comments and kind visits to my blogs!
Oh! I just love your superb Christmas home decorations, your inviting fireplace, your mountain cabin, Christmas Tree, lovely wreaths, colourful lights, ornaments, gifts and special memories that embrace your loving home with so much joy and true love.
I also enjoy this time of year, Christmas, the celebration of Christ's birth. I truly love your setting of the manger with baby Jesus, Virgin Mary, Joseph, and the animals around Him.
You are one special lady. I think everybody loves you so much, Betsy darling. George must be the happiest person on Earth for having you, precious girl, in his life. I am delighted at the view of your inviting supper table, waiting for your dear family to gather around. You are a lucky lady, Betsy darling.
All I have left to say is,
"Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Betsy, George, family and loved ones!"
"Have a blessed time with those you love, my friend!"
All the Best & Warm Hugs,
Starry.

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Betsy!
In my previous post, I have meant to say, "BETSY."
I hate my typing mistakes...
I am so sorry about that...

Eva Ason said...

Hi Betsy,

Your home looks very nice and cosy with all the decorations, and the fire place really adds warmth to it. Enjoy your weekend and have a Happy Christmas!

Hugs,
Eva

Our photos said...

We wish you and George a Merry Christmas,
RW & SK

Linda Gross said...

Your home is decorated beautifully for Christmas, indoors and outside. Merry Christmas to you and George!

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

What a beautiful home you have, Betsy! And I love all your decorations! Just gorgeous!! One can't help but smile and feel in the holiday spirit! I hope you and yours have a very blessed Christmas!

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Ginny said...

Your house outside is JUST RIGHT! Not too such and not too little. It is all beautiful! WHERE did you get these little skinny plaid placemats...but they are not place mats.The ones on your end table? They really make the table and I would love to get some for next year.

Rambling Woods said...

How beautiful your house is.. Thank you for the good wishes. I am looking forward being past my mastectomy for breast cancer and on toward the new year. Have a wonderful holiday season both you and George... Michelle

MastHoliday said...

Hi Betsy! Both inside and outsides are decorated beautifully.. the Christmas tree looking splendid...
Happy Christmas to you and your family...

Cheqna said...

Hello Betsy,

Merry Christmas to you and family..may you have a joyous celebration.

Happy New Year!

Hugs,

:-)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your tree is gorgeous! Love all your Christmas things. It really is about the memories and making new ones. Have a very Merry Christmas!! See you next year!!

Donna said...

Merry Christmas, Betsy!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I hope you-all had a very Merry Christmas!