Sunday, November 21, 2010



 I am once again joining in with Mary’s little Red House for her weekly look at lovely mosaics.

Yesterday we attended the annual Pineridge Hollow Christmas Home Tour. Besides seeing lots of beautifully decorated homes, the five of had a really fun time. One of us is a professional decorator, but that didn’t stop the rest of us from chiming in with our ideas and comments! The youngest among us was my 12 year old granddaughter who especially enjoyed carrying around the pet cat at one of the homes.

Pineridge hollow Xmas 5

Burlap, lanterns, and mercury glass votives:

Pineridge hollow Xmas 4

A tablescape using fresh pink flowers, and burlap again…

Pineridge hollow Xmas 3

Notice the two trees flanking the fireplace… the candles in the fireplace were placed on slices of birch wood (very pretty!)

Pineridge hollow Xmas 2

I loved this bed…a birch bower was built around the four poster, and hung with evergreen and crystal…we all chuckled at the mental image of our husbands crawling into this bed!


pineridge #6

Outside a home which featured retro furnishings and accessories, this yellow Volkswagen was decorated with skis, a plaid blanket, snowshoes, and a Christmas tree, all dusted with our new fallen snow…so cute!

pineridge #7

Most photos were taken by my daughter LaVerne

Now , let’s all go over and see the other mosaics at Mary’s….


Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What wonderful ideas in your tour...burlap and birch sure looked like the popular sure can't beat the Volkswagon though!!!

Cindy said...

Beautiful! How nice that you got to visit those homes, I'm glad you took some photos. I'm also glad to see that burlap has made it to Winnipeg.
I love that yellow Volkswagon~
Hugs, Cindy

Bernie said...

What a fun tour ... how gorgeous is that bedroom!!! I'm always amazed at the creativity of people and your photos certainly show some wonderful decorating ideas.

Anonymous said...

How fun the photos are. I'm like you, I can just see my husband aka 'bull in a china shop' trying to get in that fancy bed! Thanks to you and your daughter for sharing.

ellen b said...

Looked like a fun tour. I'm a week out before I start the Christmas decoration!

Vee said...

Loved being taken along on your tour. So many wonderful ideas and someone was very creative to decorate the car that way!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

LOVE that VW bug! I see some other great ideas, too... Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great week!

Ingmarie We said...

So beautiful! Great decoration ideas. Your mosaic is so lovely.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

What great inspiration for our own homes. Beautiful decorating.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is just wonderful! I wish I had been with you, Millie! Loved every picture.


Sheila :-)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

House tours are so much fun! I got a kick out of the fancy bed. Enjoyed your photos and thanks for sharing.


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I would love to take a Christmas House tour! Such beautiful images and each house must have been full of such wonderful ideas.

Happy MM!

EG Wow said...

It looks like you had a GREAT time. :)

Verde Farm said...

So, so pretty. Love them all. My fave is the fireplace with the Christmas trees on each side and I love the tree on top of the car :)

LDH said...

I really enjoyed the Christmas tour! Pretty vignettes everywhere!

Mary said...

Oh yes! I'm looking forward to a tour next weekend, and I hope they allow us to take photos! Yours are wonderful! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

vakantiehuizen spanje said...

Wow! I love your pics and they are outstanding..You had a great Christmas tour..

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

lovely, festive, cozy. Hugs!