Sunday, 5 December 2010

Tis the season to be jolly........................

I'm linking to some of the seasonal blog parties happening this week in blogland.

"Deck The Halls" with Susan @ BNOTP
"The Christmas with Victoria Party" with Kathy @ A Delightsome Life
Marty's "Christmas Cloche Party" @ A Stroll Thru Life.
Thank you ladies one and all for hosting these wonderful parties.

Although our Christmas trees are not yet up I have played around with the mantles, and created other little vignettes around the house.

The Byers Choice Salvation Army Carolers are out, singing merrily, of course.

St Nicholas is due to visit tonight. so I decorated the dining table to make him feel at home. I'll make sure that the candles are lit in time for his appearance!

This is last years dining table with my white Bavarian Santa, as you can tell this is the image that I'm using for my header this month.

I've been struggling with the light exposure whilst taking these pix.
The ambient light means everything looks too dull, and the flash makes everything look cold, so bear with me, please!

Last years library mantlepiece was my blog header image for December 2009.

This year it has proved difficult to get the whole mantle in the shot without featuring in it myself.

The theme in the library is white, with silver & gold.

The red, gold and green tree will be continuing the theme in the dining room this year.

The dining room buffet, featuring The Old Curiosity Shop and Tutbury Printer from the Dickens Village Series by Dept.56, 1990.
Both cherished gifts from my Dad & Joyce (my stepmum).

I hope you have enjoyed the tour around the Presbytere and do come back soon, to see the trees, won't you and don't forget to be good....................


  1. Oh how I LOVE your dining room buffet...It has been SO MUCH FUN strolling around your beautiful home. I LOVE Byers Choice carolers. They are like potato chips, you CAN'T have just one!!!hehe...
    Have a wonderful week,

  2. You always decorate your home so beautifully!!

  3. Everything is so festive! Next year, how about swinging north after your time in the Carolinas?....a little sight seeing, a little decorating around my house......

  4. Hello! I know you're having a marvelous day! I am so glad you've joined me at Christmas with Victoria - you've made it all the more special with your festive touches and your beautiful decorations. I love the Salvation Army display - my son-in-law is a Marine and did Toys for Tots with Santa this year -tugged at my heart!
    God Bless you today,

  5. Maggie, I hope St. Nicolas came to see you last night! We've had the snow here as well, and while it's pretty, I'm ready for it to go home for a while...

    Your ornaments are gorgeous, and I always love your tablescapes. Thanks for the tour!

    Bonne fetes!

  6. oh your house looks so warm and pretty and inviting ... just gorgeous!

  7. Your home looks so lovely and festive! I love your carolers, I have seen them before and loved them. Your buffet table is totally amazing.

  8. Hi, I popped over for A Pause in Advent and so enjoyed this post as well. What delightful and unique Christmas Tree ornaments and decorations! And I could so relate to your issues with lighting. I love my easy to use digital camera because I am really clueless about those lighting things. It doesn't make them come out perfect but it does help some so I'm quite grateful for it. :) We've been enjoying snow here as well, but not nearly as much as you! Just flurries so far but more to come and we shall see.

    Thanks for a lovely visit and have a blessed Advent week.

  9. I love your blog and the Deck the Halls post is amazing. I would say you are ready for Christmas. Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner.

  10. Maggie, things look beautiful and cozy there, I hope all that live there have a wonderful Christmas!

  11. I want to come to your house for Christmas! But, I can't find the head on your Bavarian Santa in hour header. I keep looking for it every day but can't see it. I may be blind. All is beautiful! Love, Jenny

  12. Love what you've done, Maggie. I finished the tree yesterday but have some additions to make to it. Actually, I keep adding bits and pieces every day, don't you?

  13. Hi Maggie,
    I always enjoy seeing photos of your beautiful home! I love the white, silver and gold theme on the library mantle piece, very pretty and elegant.
    The carolers are one of my favorites too!
    Happy Wednesday.

  14. Everything is so pretty and festive! Lovin' the carolers, they are so cute-enjoy:@)

  15. Oh my goodness, all of your vignettes are so pretty. I love your cloches and the displays you have created with them. Stunning decor. Thanks so much for linking to the party. Hugs, Marty


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