Sunday, December 05, 2010

Deck the Halls Party

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I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch

for her Deck the Halls party!

I'm also joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style

for her "Boring to Better" party for the first time!

She said we didn't need before pictures...yea!!

(I always forget to take them)

After all this decorating, I'm too tired to type...just enjoy!

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Be sure to visit Susan's & Kim's blogs to see lots of

beautiful ideas.

Thank you, both, for giving us a chance to

gather & enjoy everyone's holiday decorations.



  1. Wonderful! Love the mantel and the candlesticks on the mantel are to die for! I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

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  2. I guess you are tired after all that. Love the garland and deer and that white tree is wonderful.

  3. Your halls, and the whole house, are decorated beautifully! May I just come live in your gazebo? I won't even mind the cold!

  4. Rett,
    Everything is beautiful! The mantel is gorgeous ... I especially love the angel :)

  5. Everything looks just beautiful! You are ready!! Your Christmas tree is so elegant, and I love all of your red in the kitchen. Great job.

    Merry Christmas

  6. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love everything! You've got a really nice touch. Merry Christmas!

  7. I really enjoyed seeing your Christmas decorations! Your tree is absolutely beautiful and I love all the strings of colored lights on the deck and cute little tree in the gazebo!!

  8. You do deserve a break! Everything is gorgeous! Your mantel is so pretty. Your entire home is gorgeous! Love your gazebo!! Oh, I could stay here for sometime.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Everything is so beautiful. I don't even have a favorite part because it is all so gorgeous! Could you send some of your snow our way??? Go kick back and just admire all your work! You deserve it!

  10. HI RETT!!!
    I am agreeing with you about being tired, it is so much work isn't it!!!BUT boy oh boy does your place look might fine and so festive!!!I noticed through those gorgeous windows NO SNOW OUTSIDE!!!!!
    The gazebo looks lovely out the big picture frame window!!!!I love that!!Your tree is beautiful, love the Snow look to it.
    I must see how you did that!!!
    have a restful week
    many hugs,

  11. Everything looks beautiful Rett! Lovin' the tree in the gazebo-enjoy:@)

  12. Absolutely beautiful ... lovin' your gazebo, too, especially with the tree all lit up right in the middle. *Becca*

  13. The gazebo shot with snow and looking at it through the window is just the greatest. Looks cold even. But warm inside.

  14. WOW! This is breathtaking. So beautiful. I sure could spend some time in that gazebo. I bet you have some wonderful days out there. Thanks for sharing your lovely home and holiday decor with us.
    I am a newbie blogger. My first blogging Christmas. I feel like I am in a candy store.
    I am your newest follower. Perhaps you can visit me and follow me as well. Merry Christmas, Ginger

  15. Just magical!
    I think I'll have to call The Great Dane and let him know that we'll need a tree for the Gazebo at Pondside!

  16. Wow! I just love your white tree and the tree in the gazebo! Your home is beautifully decorated. Your village is so cute too with the stream. I am so happy to hear about the plates. Congrats! I got mine almost 7 years after moving to this house. I've only been to a HI party once many years prior to that but had the catalogs and kept them forever. Then one day I went online and ordered these. I think they had just retired them too. The order went to a local rep who delivered them to me from all the way across town. I just love them too, I am sure you will be happy with them and cannot wait to see them displayed in your home. Merry Christmas!

  17. Ooops! I meant to say I got them 7 years "ago" after moving into this house, hence they are that old. :))

  18. Rett!
    Love your gazebo and all your pretties!!! Your "Doctor Santa" is just too cute! I haven't had the chance to look at what everyone has been doing but so glad I took the time this morning.
    Merry Christmas,

  19. Your home looks so pretty, warm, and welcoming. All your hard work has paid off. La

  20. Wow! Just W O W!!! Beautiful...everything!!

  21. So you DO have a gazebo!! :) And isn't it decorated so pretty? I love your mantle and those pretty, gorgeous candlesticks. I love how you were able to capture the lights at night. I'm still working on that! Love it all.

    Thanks for your nice comments today. I hope you enjoy the punch as much as we do.


  22. all so beautiful! I have serious Gazebo envy! Wow, what a perfect place for a Chrismtas tree. Your mantel is gorgeous! I know your grandchildren must love coming to your home during the's magical and beautiful!

  23. OH, you've got a tree inside your gazebo! I LOVE that!

  24. Gorgeous! And you have every detail covered! Love your outdoor tree! I haven't done a thing due to the party preps for last Sunday. Trying to muster some energy!

  25. Rett, let me first thank you for visiting my blog & leaving such a nice comment. Now, about your home and Christmas decor -- all I can say is "Wow!" Everything is so beautiful. The display in front of the window (actually looks like it's over a fireplace?) is so amazing. So glad to have gotten acquainted with you & your blog.

  26. Hello...I feel sew at home..just lovely my dear...I followed you from Carols' glad I did...became a new follower too..will even add you to my blog roll. sew I can roll on over again...thank you for the gracious visit...

  27. Rett, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful Christmas cheer at my party!

  28. Hello Rett! Thanks for checking out my blog and skates :)
    Your home is stunning. The gazebo and deck and everything! I want to live in that gazebo! LOL
    Happy Holidays!

  29. So LOVE your gazebo Rett~ I have serious gazebo-envy too :-)
    What a perfect place for a tree!

  30. Your home looks so fun and festive. I love the mantel and the sweet angel front and center. What a view too!

  31. too bad you don't have the christmas spirit ;)

    love the fireplace and gazebo shot, fantastic!

  32. Absolutely beautiful! I can see why you would be exhausted. That's a lot of work. I just love your polka dot dishes.

  33. That tree is just gorgeous! What an awesome job on the Christmas decorating!

  34. Absolutely wonderful. Your gazebo is fabulous and looks so great framed in the window. Everything just sparkles and delights.

  35. Hello Rett~Now could you please come to my house and work your decorating magic with my home.
    I love how everything flows together beautifully. Ooooh how I long for a mantel redo. It's on my wish list to Santa.

    I'm finally getting around to decking the halls of my home.
    we'll be cutting our Christmas tree from the backyard this weekend when my college boy is home. That's sure way to get us in a festive mood.
    Do you like playing Christmas music while decorating? For me the music welcomes a wonderful sentiment of the season to the air, as does the aromas of baking.

    It's good to be back, I hope you get a chance to stop by for a visit.

    Sweet wishes,

  36. Good grief, I guess you should be tired out from all the decorating Rett :) Your home looks beautiful and so inviting. I hope you spend this weekend enjoying all the efforts you put into your home. Thanks so much for sharing, you've inspired me to get up off my duff and do a little more decorating.

  37. Marvelous decorations! I enjoyed the tour so much! Thanks for sharing!


  38. OMG! What a beautiful snowy white post with a coordinated White Christmas table setting! I love the mix of silver and gold.

    It's so beautiful to see the touches of Christmas throughout the house, including the top of the refrigerator!!!!

  39. Rett, I've been busy "decking" the halls here and haven't had much time on the computer. Sorry to be so late arriving. It all looks festive! I'll echo the others ~ I have gazebo envy too! Your home looks like the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the season. I hope that is what you are doing, dear friend.
    Happy Holidays! ~ Sarah


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