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  1. I got a bit behind on my blog reading, but I wanted to tell you your decor was beautiful! I just started a collection of European Santas myself this year, buying my first one trimmed out in white and gold brocade :). I also have a tree with lots of white. I LOVE your pops of turquoise that you have been adding to the decor. Such a cozy look you had at Christmas!

  2. what an absolutely beautiful Christmas home! Your tour is simply lovely and your home is beautiful. Wishing you a most beautiful & wonderful Christmas sweet Katherine and wishing you all the best in the New Year!

  3. Dear Katherine, I loved your Christmas home tour. My mother took ceramics class too and I have a Christmas tree that she made. She picked the tree so she only had to paint the one color. The little lights on it add the color.
    I love the little mouse too. My mother loved the little Christmas mouse too.
    Your home is beautiful. It is reflecting the spirit of the season and all the love and care you put in to making it so warm.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed New Year. Catherine xo

    1. Catherine,thank you for your lovely comment. I think I know that tree well, My mother made one too. She painted it white and there are little holes all over where the colored lights go and inside there is a light bulb to make them all glow! I think our Mothers were very much a like. We do have the same name, so it all seems to fit perfectly doesn’t it. Big hugs and Merry Christmas wishes

  4. Hi Katherine, your home is decorated so pretty and I love the Santa’s and your Christmas tree is so pretty with all the nice ornaments. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and happy new year. Julie

  5. Hi Katy. What a delight to have a tour of your home today. It all looks so warm, cosy and inviting, and I love all the decorations. That little mouse is so cute! I love your new Santa, and I’m so glad that he wasn’t left all alone on the shelf! Thank you for sharing this with us today, and I wish you joy and happiness at Christmastime. Blessings from thisisme.

  6. I saw this post and said “Debbie if you want to see Katherine’s house – you need to go in and finish cleaning the carrots.” So with that inspiration or motivation – my carrots are clean 🙂 Sitting here sipping mint tea and enjoying your home. I think I had that Christmas santa cup when I was a child as well. Of course you needed the Santa – he is gorgeous. But I really like the idea of the mini tree in your kitchen – cute cute. Does it have battery lights or is there a plug behind the tree? Merry Christmas Katherine – thanks for once again making my day a little extra special.

    1. Debbie, you are bright light.To think that viewing my blog post is a reward is such a beautiful thing to read I am honored and humbled. Your comment is my reward for sharing. I love that little Santa mug too. The kitchen tree does have a plug but fortunately I have peaty of outlets in the kitchen. My hubby turns it on when he comes home from work and then he turns the rest of the lights on ( Christmas tree, mantel and outside). I think he secretly likes that little kitchen Christmas tree as much as I do. Merry Christmas my friend xo

  7. I loved seeing your home all ready for Christmas.

    I have a rolling pin ornament, I got from Sur le Table, but it is about 6″. I got it three years ago, also a whisk. Both would look cute on your little baking tree. I have a small tree with beverages. 🙂

    Merry Christmas.


  8. Katherine! You and your attention-to-detail-decorating skills are beautiful and amazing. Your home is overflowing with coziness and Christmas spirit, and I love that Izzy photo bombed one of your photographs! Merry Christmas!! xoxo

  9. Your home is so beautiful all decked out.
    Thanks for giving us the grand tour
    (sent you an email)
    Merry Christmas to you and your family

  10. Everything looks fantastic!! I love the reindeer on the runner, he’s the absolute perfect size and style to be there, and I love your Santas!! Izzy didn’t photo bomb an already great picture, he made it perfect!! 🙂 Merry Christmas, my friend!!

  11. Your home is just lovely. What a wonderful collection of Santa’s. I have a friend who makes some amazing ones decked out with bits and bobs of vintage pieces that she gets at flea markets and such and each face is hand made. They are so much fun. With your love for them I think you woul

  12. Beautiful home Katie and loved all your decorations. By the way, my parents had that same Santa mug for us to leave out for Santa when we were kids. Totally brought back memories 🙂

  13. Hi Katherine,
    Your house is absolutely beautiful, I have never seen a house so beautifully done for Christmas, I guess we know nothing in South Africa.
    I hope that you have a fantastic day.
    Love and best wishes.

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