Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Best Ornaments

In my last post, I showed some special ornaments in our house, and as much as these have special meaning  to me...



Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best:
"The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it."




All of you are the "ornaments of my house", and because of your friendship, my house is beautifully decorated.




Thank each of you for giving me the dearest gift of your friendship. 







              Wishing you all joy and peace this Christmas, and always.
                                                   
                                                  Babs


Great parties to visit:
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
No Minimalist Here for Open House Party

2805 for Potpourri Friday




35 comments:

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Your home is so beautifully decorated, Babs! I loved your quirky ornaments on your tree...even the bull! lol Thanks for the wonderful post! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

On Crooked Creek said...

Babs,
So glad to be "an ornament" on your tree! I am the unique one, of course! Ha! I adore your Nativity on the console table! Lovely home, dear! Thank you for sharing it with all of us. We, like you, treasure your friendhip, too!
Fondly,
Pat

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your living room is so cozy and inviting. It just beckons one to come in and sit down and relax.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Why, thanks, Babs! I love blogging because I have met so many wonderful people such as yourself, and I treasure your friendship.

Sarah said...

Babs, perfectly said! I totally agree. I'm most thankful for your friendship. ;-)
Everything looks warm and cozy and dressed for the season. Happy Holidays! ~ sarah

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a lovely post and wonderful photos. I have so enjoyed getting to know you...your blog is among my very favorites and I look forward to my visits. You are the real deal...and your blog is too. Happy Christmas to you and your family!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Merry Christmas to you too Babs! That last shot is gorgeous!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Babs, this is the sweetest post ever!! I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!!

Kelly said...

You have a beautiful living room! I don't think I've ever seen a full shot of it before. You've done a great job decorating it for the holidays too. It's been a pleasure to meet you this year and become blogging buddies as well.

bj said...

What a sweet and loving post, Babs. Thanks so much.
Have a wonderful Christmas..
xo bj

Emreen said...

Babs... What a beautifully decorated home !! Love the tree... the nativity scene looks lovely !! The living room looks soo warm and welcoming.. !!

Wish you and your family a very very Merry Christmas !!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Your Nativity scene is so beautiful.
Have a very Merry Christmas, Friend!

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Merry Christmas to you too Babs :-)
Your home is so warm and comfy looking. Love your beautiful nativity scene too!
It's been nice getting to know you and so many others through blog land!
Liz
P.S. I did get one of those Caroler boys with the lamb!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

your home looks so pretty for the season. And a Very Merry Christmas to you!

Barb and Dell said...

Babs, your home is lovely. The nativity scene is beautiful.
Warm Christmas Wishes to you.
Barb

Bella Vista said...

Babs, your vignettes are so lovely. You do such a wonderful job of putting your elements together. Just a delight!

Wishing you a blessed and happy Christmas.

Barb

Richard Cottrell said...

Looks like Christmas is ready at your house. Richard from My Old Historic House.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

A wonderful thought! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful post. I had never read that quote, and I love it. Merry, Merry Christmas to you!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A lovely post, have a good Christmas and I look forward to following you in 2012.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a beautiful Nativity set and an equally beautiful thought for Christmas.
I also feel blogging has taught me so much about decorating.

I have two children living out of state and far away..so I know how you feel. I am fortunate enough to have four living near by and one within a days drive. Two of my oldest live in Georgia and Colorado..so..I miss them very much.
Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy being with family. It's such a nice time of year..and I am glad I am not alone in loving a live tree. Of course it is sad when they die (and go to heaven!) :) but it is so much a part of Christmas..that I haven't given it up yet. Might never. :)
Have a blessed Christmas!
Mona

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How beautiful everything looks and your home is so wonderful, inviting and warm, so ready for Christmas and family. You have a pretty Nativity scene and such lovely thoughts in your quote to go along. Thank you dear sweet lady, it's been so wonderful having you as a friend, for which I wish you nothing but the best of happiness this Christmas season.
FABBY

Pat said...

Hi Babs! Love that quote. Thanks for stopping by. No snow here, rain all day and night, we are on the borderline of snow. Wished we lived closer too!

Martha said...

Love your Christmas things!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Babs,
What a beautiful room. I wish you and your family Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas! Pat

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Everything looks wonderful...so nice when it's finished and you can relax and enjoy such a beautiful space...

Designing Domesticity said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays. Liz

Sherry said...

Have a very Merry Christmas! Love your family room! My dad has a hearth with the exact same brick.
Sherry

classic • casual • home said...

HOW pretty. I am so intrigued by little lit up houses and your nativity scene is one of the prettiest I have ever seen.
Sending lots of merry wishes for you and your family,
Mary Ann

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Thanks so much for your visits, Babs! It's been wonderful sharing things I love with my blogging friends. Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jo's This and That said...

Lovely Post! Thanks for sharing your wonderful home this year,Merry Christmas.

Betsy said...

You have such a beautiful room. I am thinking hot chocolate by the fireplace. I love your decorations. The Nativity is beautiful. Thank you for your visit and kind comments.
Bless you and Happy Christmas!
Betsy

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Babs, your tree is beautiful beside the fireplace. Thanks so much for visiting me. I follow you now. have a happy, happy Christmas. Olive

Designs By Pinky said...

JO, your home looks so beautiful! I love all your decorations! Have a very merry Christmas! XO, Pinky

Honey at 2805 said...

Your home is so pretty and festive!

Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!