Readers holiday homes round 2 and it’s a whopper!

Good Friday morning to you! ?This week has been insanely busy…am sure you are all feeling the holiday crunch too. I am so happy I put this post together in advance otherwise it would never have happened. I want to announce the winner of the soap dish and monogrammed guest towels……congratulations goes to-
Result:
Good morning, Tina. It is a delight to see all of your Christmas decor. Yup, the tree does belong right where it is. That is not to say you can’t have more than one tree!!!!:):) I love your nutcracker collection! Everything looks beautiful nd I love the secretary in the dining room. Speaking of which, I had made a list of DEFINITES I wanted for a new house. The first one was a BIGGER dining room as we entertain alot. Well, our new dining room is actually smaller:( Oh well, we make it work. As far as what I would like from your shop: ANY of the blue and white porcelain jars!!!!!!!!!!!! I adore them. Wishing you GOOD SHOPPING and a blessed Christmas. XO, Pinky
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Time for round 2! Given the number of pictures I received, there should really be a round 3, 4 AND 5! When you are done with this post in a few hours you will totally agree! I had to post this all together as we are simply running out of days till Christmas. The good thing is it’s not going anywhere, so you will be able to come back here and refer to this post however many times you like. I think I could have had a best seller in the making……..Think you can handle even more beauty from my readers?
?I was astounded to see how many pictures I got and thrilled about it. This is so inspirational and you know I will be referring back to these posts next year too! Just love it all….and cannot thank you enough for taking the time to send me these beautiful glimpses into your spectacular homes. So much fun to see all the beauty, humor and over the top cuteness (thanks to the pooches)!

Such creativity!!!!

Are you dizzy yet from all the Christmas fabulousness??Love when I see the pooches getting in on the holiday spirit, and these are soo cute! If this post won’t get you into the holiday swing of things..can’t imagine what will! I mean this is some serious Christmas inspiration! I did receive some pictures after this post was completed on Tuesday, and since I scheduled this post to post at a certain time I was unable to add/change anything and apologize if your picture was not able to be included (though I do think I managed to get nearly all), but I assure you I got great joy from looking over each and every one of them! If you missed my holiday wrap up on my own home, click here.

Thank you so much everyone for contributing to yet another spectacular round of readers homes! I loved this and will absolutely make it a tradition. I hope all who stopped by enjoyed seeing all the different takes on holiday decorating. Wishing everyone a wonderful day and good luck getting through these last few days until Christmas…..officially in my book known as “The Christmas crunch”…….ho ho ho!

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Readers holiday homes round 2 and it’s a whopper!

Good Friday morning to you!  This week has been insanely busy…am sure you are all feeling the holiday crunch too. I am so happy I put this post together in advance otherwise it would never have happened. I want to announce the winner of the soap dish and monogrammed guest towels……congratulations goes to-
Result:
Good morning, Tina. It is a delight to see all of your Christmas decor. Yup, the tree does belong right where it is. That is not to say you can’t have more than one tree!!!!:):) I love your nutcracker collection! Everything looks beautiful nd I love the secretary in the dining room. Speaking of which, I had made a list of DEFINITES I wanted for a new house. The first one was a BIGGER dining room as we entertain alot. Well, our new dining room is actually smaller:( Oh well, we make it work. As far as what I would like from your shop: ANY of the blue and white porcelain jars!!!!!!!!!!!! I adore them. Wishing you GOOD SHOPPING and a blessed Christmas. XO, Pinky
Random number code based on JavaScript documentation on the Mozilla Developer Center.
Please contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com

Time for round 2! Given the number of pictures I received, there should really be a round 3, 4 AND 5! When you are done with this post in a few hours you will totally agree! I had to post this all together as we are simply running out of days till Christmas. The good thing is it’s not going anywhere, so you will be able to come back here and refer to this post however many times you like. I think I could have had a best seller in the making……..Think you can handle even more beauty from my readers?
 I was astounded to see how many pictures I got and thrilled about it. This is so inspirational and you know I will be referring back to these posts next year too! Just love it all….and cannot thank you enough for taking the time to send me these beautiful glimpses into your spectacular homes. So much fun to see all the beauty, humor and over the top cuteness (thanks to the pooches)!

Such creativity!!!!

Are you dizzy yet from all the Christmas fabulousness? Love when I see the pooches getting in on the holiday spirit, and these are soo cute! If this post won’t get you into the holiday swing of things..can’t imagine what will! I mean this is some serious Christmas inspiration! I did receive some pictures after this post was completed on Tuesday, and since I scheduled this post to post at a certain time I was unable to add/change anything and apologize if your picture was not able to be included (though I do think I managed to get nearly all), but I assure you I got great joy from looking over each and every one of them! If you missed my holiday wrap up on my own home, click here.

Thank you so much everyone for contributing to yet another spectacular round of readers homes! I loved this and will absolutely make it a tradition. I hope all who stopped by enjoyed seeing all the different takes on holiday decorating. Wishing everyone a wonderful day and good luck getting through these last few days until Christmas…..officially in my book known as “The Christmas crunch”…….ho ho ho!

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Readers holiday homes….and it will knock your stockings off!



I start again to ask that we all keep the town of Newtown, the families grieving an unbearable?loss and our great country that is in mourning in our prayers. It is so unimaginable and to have seen the interfaith service and hear those names being read off, made it so “real”. I know like all of you , we are all busy with the holiday hustle and bustle and that does not stop but I do hope we can take just a minute out of our day to pray for those left grieving, that God will light the dark path they are walking right now. God has called all of those that died home…….and we must hold them as well as their families in our hearts.

?Good morning…..OK you must sit back, relax, grab another cup of coffee and take this all in with your full concentration. This has turned out to be a long post, chock full of magnificent pictures. I am just going to come right out and say it……..my readers simply have the most superb taste. I was not totally shocked about this revelation but was still stunned at the beauty and talent that abounds amongst my very talented reader pool.

?I was excited at the prospect of putting this post together featuring my readers homes. I am simply in awe over how beautiful everything is……..this could make a beautiful coffee table book! I hope you all enjoy this, and thank you so very very much to each and every one of you who took the time to send me your pictures…….what I can say you helped to make this an absolutely breathtaking post! I originally was going to put all the pictures in one long post but it started getting so long that it was simply not possible, so this is part I and part II will post on Friday. (if your pictures are not here, they will be on Friday, I added them in the order they were sent) ?Here we go…….

There was only one picture that really warranted text ( you will see why further down), a beautiful explanation and story behind the image.
Forewarning…..this post is known to induce heart palpitations, new found inspiration to go and?decorate?your home like a Christmas elf on steroids, and a sudden burst of energy might ?potentially be a “side effect” after viewing:)

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Hi Tina,
It seems especially appropriate to share this special family heirloom brought out for Christmas, with the sad and devastating news from Newtown CT that is all around us. ?This Christmas we turn to God with heavy hearts but still want to celebrate the joy of the birth of the Messiah. ?We all are searching for the true meaning of Christmas, maybe this year more than ever! . ?This piece, which decorates a table in our dining room, was given to my husband’s great Aunt (Tante Louise) who was one of the first women Doctors. ?She became the Director of the American Hospital in Reims, France during World War I. ?Treating victims of the gas attacks was especially gruesome, and the people of Reims showed their gratitude at the end of the war by bestowing on her the medals of the French Legion of Honor. ( The Ordre nationale de la Legion d’honneur was created in 1802 by Napolean Bonaparte and continues to this day. ) Along with that, the city presented her with this incredible work, a miniature facsimile of one of the windows of the great Cathedral of Reims. ? This year it is a reminder that in the face of cruelty and evil, good people continue on, to rebuild and restore. ?Just as the French rebuilt this great Cathedral which was partially destroyed in the War, our country will embrace Newtown and the families facing the unbearable task of moving on with their lives. ?It will take a lot of work, maybe much more than rebuilding a Cathedral, but our country has to do more to keep guns out of the hands of sick and evil people.

Blessings and good tidings, ?Jayne


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Noooooo, you are not looking at some new hot online magazine devoted to Christmas decor…these were all pictures sent in by my readers, really and truly! ?Amazing, huh? I am flattered beyond words that these are my readers!! More to come on Friday…….you can still submit yours but the deadline to do is Tuesday, Dec.18th, email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com





?Thank you sooo much for sharing and allowing us a peek into your fabulous homes. And to everyone else, thank you for stopping by to have a look………quite inspirational?don’t you think? I think next year we will do a contest…make it really fun and get everyone in the mix! Wishing everyone a wonderful day and all the joys of the season. Stay tuned for part II on Friday and a giveaway announement tomorrow.

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Readers holiday homes….and it will knock your stockings off!



I start again to ask that we all keep the town of Newtown, the families grieving an unbearable loss and our great country that is in mourning in our prayers. It is so unimaginable and to have seen the interfaith service and hear those names being read off, made it so “real”. I know like all of you , we are all busy with the holiday hustle and bustle and that does not stop but I do hope we can take just a minute out of our day to pray for those left grieving, that God will light the dark path they are walking right now. God has called all of those that died home…….and we must hold them as well as their families in our hearts.

 Good morning…..OK you must sit back, relax, grab another cup of coffee and take this all in with your full concentration. This has turned out to be a long post, chock full of magnificent pictures. I am just going to come right out and say it……..my readers simply have the most superb taste. I was not totally shocked about this revelation but was still stunned at the beauty and talent that abounds amongst my very talented reader pool.

 I was excited at the prospect of putting this post together featuring my readers homes. I am simply in awe over how beautiful everything is……..this could make a beautiful coffee table book! I hope you all enjoy this, and thank you so very very much to each and every one of you who took the time to send me your pictures…….what I can say you helped to make this an absolutely breathtaking post! I originally was going to put all the pictures in one long post but it started getting so long that it was simply not possible, so this is part I and part II will post on Friday. (if your pictures are not here, they will be on Friday, I added them in the order they were sent)  Here we go…….

There was only one picture that really warranted text ( you will see why further down), a beautiful explanation and story behind the image.
Forewarning…..this post is known to induce heart palpitations, new found inspiration to go and decorate your home like a Christmas elf on steroids, and a sudden burst of energy might  potentially be a “side effect” after viewing:)

 

Hi Tina,
It seems especially appropriate to share this special family heirloom brought out for Christmas, with the sad and devastating news from Newtown CT that is all around us.  This Christmas we turn to God with heavy hearts but still want to celebrate the joy of the birth of the Messiah.  We all are searching for the true meaning of Christmas, maybe this year more than ever! .  This piece, which decorates a table in our dining room, was given to my husband’s great Aunt (Tante Louise) who was one of the first women Doctors.  She became the Director of the American Hospital in Reims, France during World War I.  Treating victims of the gas attacks was especially gruesome, and the people of Reims showed their gratitude at the end of the war by bestowing on her the medals of the French Legion of Honor. ( The Ordre nationale de la Legion d’honneur was created in 1802 by Napolean Bonaparte and continues to this day. ) Along with that, the city presented her with this incredible work, a miniature facsimile of one of the windows of the great Cathedral of Reims.   This year it is a reminder that in the face of cruelty and evil, good people continue on, to rebuild and restore.  Just as the French rebuilt this great Cathedral which was partially destroyed in the War, our country will embrace Newtown and the families facing the unbearable task of moving on with their lives.  It will take a lot of work, maybe much more than rebuilding a Cathedral, but our country has to do more to keep guns out of the hands of sick and evil people.

Blessings and good tidings,  Jayne

 
Noooooo, you are not looking at some new hot online magazine devoted to Christmas decor…these were all pictures sent in by my readers, really and truly!  Amazing, huh? I am flattered beyond words that these are my readers!! More to come on Friday…….you can still submit yours but the deadline to do is Tuesday, Dec.18th, email me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com

 Thank you sooo much for sharing and allowing us a peek into your fabulous homes. And to everyone else, thank you for stopping by to have a look………quite inspirational don’t you think? I think next year we will do a contest…make it really fun and get everyone in the mix! Wishing everyone a wonderful day and all the joys of the season. Stay tuned for part II on Friday and a giveaway announement tomorrow.
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