Bentley, my Studio Assistant, is waiting to bring you in the house for tea as it is getting chilly outside.
My theme for decorating this year ended up "red and white check" both indoors and outdoors.
Let's go inside where it is warm and Bentley is waiting to show you around. Opps our tour guide decided to take a short nap on the stair landing.
The guest bedroom is ready for guests with greens, sea shells, vintage stockings and a little tree.
The dining room is festive with more greens, sea shells and red and white check.
I use my sea shell collection as part of our Christmas decorations and use this delicate vintage table cloth each year for Christmas.
We love using the red and white china for the Christmas holidays - normally the shelf is filled with blue and white china.
Let's stop in the kitchen to have a cup of tea.
We don't have a lot of rain in Southern California and when we do get rain we get giddy and get out our garden boots to splash around in!
I already have red and white indoor/outdoor pillows and found the darling reindeer check pillow at Ross for $10.00 to add to my collection. The shore birds are also wearing red gingham ribbons .
My home is decorated in coastal cottage style with my coastal cottage art and I love using my seashell collection as part of our Christmas decorations.
The vintage flower stand used to be in the garden - now it resides in the living room in front of a sunny window and is perfect for plants and display for shells and bird nests!
Decorations are kept very simple with lots of greens, flowers and sea shells.
My living room has lots of light and outdoor plants thrive indoors during the winter.
Our tour guide finally woke up from his nap!
More sea shells used in decorating.
Thank you for stopping by. I sincerely appreciate you visits, comments, e-mails and those following my blog this year.
Wishing you and your family a Joyful and very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I will be back with a new post the first week in
January 2017. Blessings, Erin
"When they saw the star they rejoiced with exceeding joy." Matthew 2:10