Enter the front porch by a beautiful arrangement of fresh holiday greens.
Fresh boughs of greens and needlepoint pillows on the bench, welcome every guest.
Enter the large foyer, with the beautiful arrangement on the table by the stairs.
Notice the grouping of ornaments and candles at the base- layer upon layer of holiday delight.
Enter the living room- decorated in neutrals.
Santa in a silver compote- enhanced by silver branches and ornaments.
Rhinestone embellished gilded pears lay in beds of rhinestone coral.
A masterful display of cement sheep, natural greens and embellished boxes!
In to the dining room, where tartan prevails. An old tartan throw is used as the tablecloth.
A beautiful arrangement of fresh greens share the table with Jan Barboglio candlelit vessels.
Frosted kale, grapes and velvet pumpkins are assembled to create this beautiful tapestry of color on the dining room sideboard.
Carrying on with the tartan theme in the kitchen and family room, Jill's collection of antique tartanware is showcased in this vignette.
The fireplace is ready with stockings made from vintage throws and antique fur collars.
A stack of tartan throws to snuggle in by the fire.
Brown transferware in the antique pine cupboard is joined by a collection of chalkware Santas.
Jill's collection of handmade Santa's, has been assembled through the years.
I love the face on this guy! Notice the tartan scarf and the great crest pin.
To the kitchen island display-
The butler pantry display- chalkware angels and Santas with vintage compotes and old silver.
To the pine dining table in the kitchen!
Tartan tea towels mixed with vintage monogrammed white towels- so pretty!
As I walked through Jill's house, memories came flooding back to me. We have been friends for over 30 years. Annual Christmas shopping expeditions to favorite haunts were one of our favorite things to do together. So I remember where and when most of these decorations were found. Trips to Marshall Fields State Street Christmas Shop , Peachtree Place, Kimball and Bean's annual holiday event, trips to Nell Hill's and Hall's Department store in Kansas City, trips to Geneva and Sentimental Gardens, Monchee Farm in Wisconsin, and of course, the over the top Christmas at Romancing the Home. As we both complete our homes in the Carolina's this year, I only wonder what we will find there. A whole new world awaits our discovery! I am so lucky to have a friend so dear!
Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!