01 December 2007

". . . ♪♫ christmastime is here ♫♪ . . ."

. . . ♫♪ happiness and cheer ♪♫
♫♪ fun for all ♪♫
♫♪ that children call ♪♫
♫♪ their favorite time of year ♪♫ . . .
i call it my favorite time of year, too
. . . a few before & afters . . . . . . this one's a little dark, but isn't that the point? . . .
. . . p.s. another gerbera daisy died
{moment of silence, please} . . .

. . . you'll be seeing a lot more of these colors . . .

". . . ♫♪ haul out the holly
put up the tree before my
spirit falls again ♪♫ . . .". . . come on in . . . . . . we
{& maggie, our antique lhasa apso}
welcome you . . .

. . . this leads upstairs

where amanda&brent

moved out of yesterday

{single tear [for me], but

happy new home owning [for them]} . . .. . . remember the quilt?

i found a happy home for it . . .

. . . this buffet belonged to my

great grandmother rogers . . .

. . . it's such a good sport
it just sits there & lets me decorate it . . .

. . . here's our normal

living/home teaching room . . .

. . . looking in from the entry way . . .

. . . gotta give a little shout out

to shesgotitall.net . . .

. . . love it! thanks so much

vicki, shalae & suzanne! . . .

. . . we let these twostand guard . . .
. . . some say this looks like
whoville or minnie's house . . .

. . . i say it looks like

many years of

collecting shtuff . . .

all in favor of thanksgiving
always being so early in the month
say 'aye'
i loved the "extra" week of november!
now . . . welcome to december

merry christmas
from our house to yours



25 comments:

jen said...

I love your Christmas decorations and your tree is amazing, it's like walking into a winter wonderland. I can only hope that one day I can have as much shtuff to decorate a tree with!! And yeah for Brent and Amanda!
Jen (Moore) Beals

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melis said...

Holy moly! You never cease to amaze me! Looks wonderous!

angieinpink said...

WOW!!! I repeat: Your house is like a magazine! Puttin' up your decor is a full time job, I reckon! SO BEAUTIFUL & so fun, and so festive! I absolutely LOVE the before & Christmasy afters!

Becky said...

um... your tree alone gets me WAY excited for christmas! your home is always cheery & bright {which i love}, but it is especially great this time of year!

Peg and Parker said...

Two words....Not worthy! I put my hand over my heart and face East when I think of you as a Decorator and Homemaker. I loved the post! I was inspired to get Christmas up @ our house, but holy cow, such and job and our shtuff is really just shtuff. I want to be there @ your house visiting and feeling the aura.....plus...uh... is Winter Wonderland (by James Taylor) playing in the background? Aaaahhhhhh!

Arnett said...

LOVE the decorations! Do you by chance remember where you found the white ornaments on your mini Christmas tree? I've been looking all over for some so I can paint polka dots on them. Yay! I'm so excited for Brent and Amanda! But, I'm kind of sad we don't get to hang out at the Romney household anymore. :(

Suzanne Cummard said...

Love everything.
I am going to make you a promise..
I WILL copy those cutest candy topiaries EVER someday!!! How cute.
When did you do those?

I love your house so much.

I know I always ask "where did you get that?".. so I am gonna ask again.
Where did you get that wh/bl damask looking plate or whatever that is on the table? in the entry way?

Love everything & Thanks for the shout out!

Are you feeling better yet?
Hope so!

Piko and Kanoe sitting in a tree. . . said...

That is one gorgeous Tree!!!! I love your "peppermint place".

The Fletchies said...

Seriously when you start decorating you don't let anything get in your way! How long does it take you to set out all of your oh so cute decorations? can I please tour your house someday? seriously it is amazing. Consider me impressed!

chris & amber said...

I'm in love with the black & white you've added to your Christmas paraphernalia. Perfect-O!

kacee said...

Love your stuff! Your tree is amazing! You make the Festival of Trees look like nothing! Thanks for sharing.

shalae said...

"aye"!!
I'll trade you my chair for all of your Christmas decor. I love your house & I hope to see it in person before the Christmas season is over. It's so perfect! Not only do you have the cutest decorations, you also know how to display them perfectly.

Sue said...

A pinkish chrismas decor at the Romneys....now who would of ever thought it would be any other color than Pink....love it...your tree looks like the ones in the high end stores in California....not a spot left untouched...I had to call my hubby to the computer to check out your tree.....we are all in AWE....Happy Holidays to all of you!!

amanda p. said...

stuph from steph= amazing.com

wowzers! Your tree puts any others to shame! I love love love your peppermint swirls on the tree, huge ornaments are my favorite! Way to set the bar for holiday decor :)
love it!

Stephanie said...

dear sue . . . {i don't know how else to get ahold of you!} i promise ~ cross my heart and hope to die ~ there is NO pink whatsoever anywhere in my christmas decorations. I'M OVER IT. everything is RED & white. just had to clear that up!
♥steph

Mel-Mels said...

Okay, sorry to be a chatty stalker, especially since clearly everyone else thinks the same way I do, but OH MY GOODNESS!!! I honestly love that you get totally in to decorating! I have to keep telling myself that it takes years and years to acquire all of the things that I want, and you have further reaffirmed that for me!

Your house is incredible, and I love how it is so well put together, you know, doesn't just look like there are a bunch of old stuff just thrown on a tree...or something. Yes yes, you are amazing!

Also, continuing my chatty stalker-ness, my mom has the same advent calendar! And hers too has all of the tiny little blanket stitching around all of the ornaments, which is amazing! However, we can no longer claim that we have all of the ornaments, so I think we start putting them up on like the 4th or 5th. Clearly it was loved!

Anyhoo, if you are ever selling your house with everything, and I mean absolutely EVERYTHING in it, please tell me first and I'll buy it!

Johnson Fam said...

Sorry Melissa! The house will be left to me in the will! Sorry to break it to ya! I love that house that I grew up in for 21 years and 3 months of my life. It rocks my world! Especially at Christmastime!

Sue said...

BTW...I was at The Great Indoors today, and saw a plate you could add to your collection....A snowman platter, with black polka dots....I immediately thought of you...oh, and it looked pink to me...no pink for your Christmas decor, now that totally shocks me!!My eyes are getting bad in my old age, your red appeared pink to me, and it didn't seem odd, because it was the Romneys....I really thought it was all pink!! Thanks for the correction!!

Emily, Julia, and Annie said...

You don't even know how many people at the scrapbook store told me to look at your blog because your Christmas tree was so amazing. And none of them have the last name of Hamblin. Amazingness.

Jheri said...

Stephanie-
I have not the words for how cute your house is! Your tree is to die for! How do you do it? I LOVE IT! You are just too CUTE!!!
Thanks for posting!

Jheri said...

Do you know that you are famous? Kylie Glover has a picture of your tree on her blog stating that she wished she could hers like yours! You made history!!!

Kylie said...

Now you know I "stalk" your blog and pretend I live it your house...since it is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!! Really, is there anything you can't do?!? Thanks for letting me "steal" your tree...it is AMAZING! Ü

The Bradshaws said...

Wow! It looks like things have changed a little bit since I've been in Utah. One thing is (and always will be) the same: you have pretty much the cutest house in town. I love the decorations!

Lori said...

Stephanie,
The decorations/tree are adorable. I am really happy that you found a suitable home for the adorable peppermint quilt, it is so cute. you have really set the bar for the rest of us.

MichelleY said...

Everything looks wonderful as always (hence the name Mrs. Wonderful) Heard I missed out on a sweet game night at the Jones last week - dang!