As promised, a few glimpses of a friend’s merrily decorated home where we enjoyed a festive juletide evening.
Check out the authentic vintage baby santa suit (above)…are you dying?
Blurry, I know! Wish I could capture the painted finish of this primitive cabinet since the photos don’t do it justice.
A peek at the loveliest 14′ tree with ginormous ornaments.
These stars were everywhere and make me seriously woozy–I love ’em! My friend’s better half did the millwork himself, including this mantel…(BTW. 9 out of 10 bloggers will spell it mantle when they mean mantel. No, it doesn’t drive me MENTAL or even MENTLE. We aint perfect in the land of blog.)
Just the coziest of bars off of the family room.
The vintage Americana throughout is authentic and gloriously primitive.
Can you see in spite of my sucky photography how romantic the lighting is?
(She paired a very Kate Spade-ish retro number with gogo boots, and I found this Banana Republic sequin shift dress I topped with a Jarbo ballet wrap.
The name of the game here is: COVER UP THOSE FLABBY ARMS AT LEAST ‘TIL SPRING.)
Clearly, dogs were barkin’.
I swear these antique stockings are the sweetest ever.
Yes, that cabinetry on the left was designed and built by the homeowners…I told you they were amazing. And it did not happen overnight!
Years of saving and planning and sacrificing and executing and working went into the dream.
Here you can view the scale of the tree and fireplace with a human in the photo. Obviously we were in party mode, not photography-for-the-blog mode, yet the beauty of the night and our friends’ hospitality was so blogworthy I had to share.
Can you feel the love for Christmas and friends in this stunning atmosphere?
Peace to you right where you are.
will you pray for me tomorrow?
flying to NY, and traveling is
not one of my special talents.