Tuesday, December 22, 2015

A Tahoe Christmas and Thank You


Merry Christmas from Tahoe.  My client and friend Barbie sent me pictures of the Tahoe project all decked out for Christmas so I thought I would share them with you.  Barbie has done floral design for years so you are in for a treat! Here is a shot of the house as you are approaching from the street.




Look at the beautiful wreath on the front door.  I found that deer head at Beverly's last year and used it on the Berries and Branches tour. I was going to return it and then thought of Barbie.  Barbie loved it and took it back to Tahoe.   Don't you love the addition of the pheasant feathers so pretty!



 Love the beautiful vase filled with amaryllis and greens on the entry table.  The table is from Pottery Barn I posted about that in one of the previous posts I did on the entry here



Barbie had a party last Sunday and I hear everyone loved the house.  When you enter, the first room to the left is the dining room.  Doesn't it look absolutely gorgeous all decked out in it's Christmas best?


Here is what it looked like after the party .  Look at the beautiful arrangement she had on the table.



Once you pass the dining room you enter the Great Room.  The fireplace is double sided so you can enjoy the cozy fire in the dining room as well as the Great Room. You can see the kitchen off in the distance.



Look how pretty the coffee table looked set up for the party! Darn I wish I could have gone.




Look at how she added a few greens to the base of the horse, love it!!



Barbie has a knack for adding just the right amount of decor without overdoing it.  Look at the side table so pretty with the magnolia leaves and more pheasant feathers.


If I know Barbie every inch of the house has some holiday cheer.







The bar is off the kitchen.  Wouldn't you love to have a drink here?



I love how she decorated the barn doors in the family suite upstairs. Isn't this adorable?


I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of Barbie's Christmas Decor.  It really has me in the mood. Doesn't this look like a storybook Christmas? 


I want to thank all of you for continuing to read and comment on my blog.  This January this blog will be three years old.  I cannot tell you how much your comments and friendship have meant to me, particularly this year.  This has been a rough year for us caring for aging parents.  I appreciate so much your understanding when my blog posts have been infrequent and not always as well thought out as they could be.  You guys are the best, really.  I cannot thank you enough for being so understanding.  Happy Holidays, enjoy this special time with family and friends.  

40 comments:

  1. WHAT a gorgeous home you two have created. Love Barbie's Christmas touches everywhere...understated, natural elegance. This is spectacular. Keep up your wonderful blog, Cindy...for us all to enjoy. Merry Christmas.

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    1. We are invited in January!! We must get it on the calendar!!

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  2. It is like a Winter Wonderland!! What a warm and comfortable home, beautifully done Cindy!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    The Meaning of the Season!

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    1. Thank you so much Karena! I hope Barbie is reading this!!

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  3. What a beautiful home, thanks for sharing this Cindy. And yes, I understand exactly what you mean about the effects of real Life on our blogging. I always love seeing your posts pop up in my feed not only for all the beauty and helpful tips you share with the world, but because of YOU. I am so grateful for your friendship.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family,
    xo
    Leslie

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    1. Thanks for being such a wonderful blogging friend Leslie! You are the best!!

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  4. Wow what a fabulous place. - - - May your Christmas be Blessed and Merry

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    1. Thank you so much Marty..you have a wonderful holiday season as well!!

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  5. Festive, rustic, charming, beautiful!!! Barbie's home is stunning! I want to visit :) Merry, Merry, Cindy. xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much Loi! I hope you and Tom and the pups have a wonderful Christmas in Maine!

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  6. beyond gorgeous! hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

    xo,
    nancy

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    1. Thanks Nancy and you have a Happy Holiday as well!!

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  7. Tahoe as it should be! Beautiful home and the decor is perfection. Relaxed and warm.
    Sharon
    The House of Hampton

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  8. Cindy, this is right up my alley, perfection, natural and simple! Wishing you a happy, blessed Christmas, and a year full of health and happiness! Hugs,N.

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    1. Thank you so much Nella..have a wonderful Xmas with your family!!

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  9. Love the touch of red seen through the fabulous barn doors! Merry Christmas

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  10. Cindy,
    What a beautiful winter wonderland home. I love the rustic touches and between Barbie's floral artistry and your design input, it's so welcoming and wonderful.
    Wouldn't it be fun to live where you could get a little snow at Christmas.
    As a relative newcomer to your blog, I can honestly say it's one of my top ten 'must read' blogs. Thank you.
    xo,
    Karen

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  11. ONLY THREE YEARS!
    FABULOUS........feels like longer.
    I am dealing with a 90 year old MOTHER.............NOT EASY!I question myself so often.
    Lets chat.Did you see I suggested JANUARY 14th for a MEET UP??Does that work for YOU?
    let me know come JANUARY..............MERRY MERRY!!!
    XX

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    1. Steve said you left a message. I am babysitting mom again (xmas eve). I will give you a call next week!

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  12. you take us along on the best "journeys" from wine country to a winter wonderland. so enchanting!
    you are well loved dear cindy, and any post from you is a gift.
    merry christmas!!
    xx
    debra

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  13. What a beautiful home Cindy, would feel like a vacation year around but, this special season is best of all.
    Such a magical time.

    Love the snow, and the home covered in its white is breath taking.

    A beautiful Christmas to you and yours.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you same to you Dore! Have a wonderful holiday!

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  14. I just stopped by from Simple Details (a little late!) I absolutely love your home and everything you've done to decorate for Christmas. So glad I found your blog! Happy Holidays :)

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    1. Hi Julie thanks for stopping by and the lovely comment

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  15. Beautiful, charming and so atmospheric.
    Wish you a Happy, Merry Christmas, dear Cindy!
    Warmest greetings from the Périgord,
    Karin

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  16. A true and lovely Christmas abode! Thank you!

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  17. Gorgeous home!! And I love, love, love the huge antler chandelier. I've just added my first set of antlers to my home decor and I think they are so beautiful. Now I want to add more! I'm doing a short post on them this week. Congrats on your 3-year blogging anniversary. I've been blogging for 5 years now. Can't believe it! Where does the time go?!
    Claudia

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    1. I am going to come check that post out Claudia! I love antlers! Wow five years! Congrats!!

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  18. Happy New Year to you my dear.
    Looking forward to all the beauty you inspire this 2016

    Xx
    Dore

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  19. What a lovely home! The Christmas decor is just the right touch to be festive but not overpower it. Cheers to a wonderful 2016!

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  20. Wow, what a gorgeous setting and that seemed like the perfect Christmas house if I ever saw one!! Happy New Year Cindy!! xo Karolyn

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  21. What a beautiful home. It looks like a perfect place to spend Christmas.

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  22. What a beautiful home. It looks like a perfect place to spend Christmas.

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  23. Hi CIndy I just discovered your blog and I find it beautiful and full of inspiration! Congratulations and have a wonderful New Year!

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