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Hello friends!  Well this is a very busy week, we have gotten more orders out the door than I can count,  but now it’s time for me to concentrate on what I need to get done and suffice to say there is plenty! It was nice having the day on Sunday to reassess what still needs to get done, etc…. Now that the obligations, parties,get togethers are behind me, and I will admit I am kind of relived, I can fully concentrate on what is left to be done.

This year was an interesting holiday season because it was the first year I have worked full time (and then some) so found it  a bit more challenging in terms of juggling and scheduling. There were some things that honestly just had to fall to the wayside, sending out Christmas cards, my poor neglected front door planters, some areas around the house that I normally decorate had to take a back seat to priorities.

However, my tree that I am madly in love with more than made up for the things that didn’t get done however:) I could easily leave this tree up all year long! So here is a look at what was able to get done along with a few pictures from the Christmas party. I so wish I had a photographer because there were a lot of beautiful moments that I wish we could have captured. Oh well….maybe next year:)

So here is a look at how I decked the halls for 2016……

Flowers abound…they just make me happy!

Various vignettes throughout the house….

In the kitchen my paperwhites are going strong, some love the scent, others do not…I personally can’t get enough!

Beautiful super full wreath from Weston Farms, no one does them better

And this is kind of sad….my “attempt” at least starting my planters, but the pumpkins remained and here is my very lame planter scenario, let’s call this exhibit A in a “slice of real life”

Found a beautiful way to use the red flowers and add red roses to the small bud vases in my breakfast room

And on a chest in my breakfast room I added these pinecone/myrtle pieces, love the browns against the blue and white

This was taken during set up of our family Christmas party on Sat. (regrettably did not take more pictures) But first we got a beautiful snowfall the day before…really made it feel like Christmas!

Here are the few pictures I took with my Nikon then the battery died:(

And that friends is a wrap on Christmas 2016. It has been a fun, very full and extremely busy month. I am personally looking forward to Christmas eve knowing what’s done is done, putting up my feet surrounded by my family, opening up a bottle of champagne in front of a crackling fire and cheering the holidays. And you?

Thank you for stopping in, wishing everyone a wonderful day, and may these next few days be as stress free as is humanly possible as we all plow forward to get those last minute details wrapped up. Cheers! Until next time…..



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Jill on

Everything looks gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Deborah on

Tina, if anything has gotten me into the Christmas spirit it is seeing all of your wonderful decorating. Thank you for sharing! The blue and white displays are breathtaking, and now you have inspired me to add my few pieces of blue and white. It adds a touch of elegance to everything.

Wishing you the best and brightest of the holiday season!

Marilyn on

SO, SO many flowers!!! Are they all real? Everything is beautiful?

Eve on

Another beautiful post! Thank you!

Wishing you and yours a Beautiful Christmas!

Marie Taylor on

Merry Christmas Tina!! I am so happy I found The Enchanted Home.

Donna De Marino on

Every time I see pictures of your gorgeous creations, I can’t help but notice the beautiful paintings in your home. It’s so hard to find realist paintings nowadays. They are all abstract globs of paint on huge canvases that look as though a DIY’er could accomplish the same when in a really terrible mood. Would you consider sharing your source for paintings? I love the scenic view painting over your fireplace and the many other similar types of paintings in your beautiful home. I have admired it many times when viewing your inspiring photos. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Peggy in Kentucky on

Where can I find the tiny ginger jars like the one used on your packages? I love them!

Sandra Olson on

Everything is beautiful! Thank you for sharing these pictures.
Happy Holidays to you and your family!



Mary Ann Frasher on

Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year to you and your family.

Maria on

Merry Christmas Tina!! Saludos desde España. Enhurabuena por tu decoracion de Navidad.
Un abrazo.

Miriam on

You have covered every surface and obviously believe that more is not enough.
Enjoy all your hard work and efforts.
Happy Holiday!

Miriam Landsman on

You have covered every surface and obviously believe that more is not enough.
Enjoy all your hard work and efforts.
Happy Holiday!


Wow just spectacular. I enjoyed and ate up every single picture. We are in a rental as we finish building our dream home and cannot wait to be in so we can decorate like this for next Christmas. You are my decorating hero/icon and I learn something from you and your blog every single day. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures. Merry Christmas.

Patricia on

Everything is just breathtaking. I am a new subscriber…and I just want to come “live with you”:).
wishing you a restful and joyful Christmas. thank you
For sharing.

Fran on

Lovely. And the food looks out-of-this-world delicious! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Dianne Kropp on

When l win the lottery will you be my decorator!! PLEASE??
Oh and is that a chestnut cake l see with the ladyfingers around it. l make one and it’s delish! Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing your gorgeous home.

Sherry on

Merry Christmas Tina, you are my inspiration. I love every post and can’t get enough of your ideas.

pamela alford on

magical…what a visual treat
merry christmas!

Susan N. on

Merry Christmas to you and your family Tina. Your home is exquisite, especially with the added Christmas decorations.
Happy New Year!

Katy on

I love every single thing! Even the planters outside! Tina, your style and my wannabe style are exactly the same. I see some basic similarities such as your kitchen cupboards and even faucets are so similar to mine. My love for blue and white started in my first home, but my pieces, collected over the years, are mostly imitations of the better quality. I still love them. I’m fairly new to your site, but it is my favorite. If you ever find the time to give us a few basic steps on cultivating your style, please do. This is NOT to say that seeing all the photos you share leaves me uninspired…but sometimes I get stuck because of all the clutter stuff I have and don’t know how to refine other than starting over. Sorry to be so lengthy. I truly see myself in your style and it makes me so happy.

Katy on

Tina…I forgot to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! You deserve to rest knowing that you have brought Joy to so many others.

Katherine bennett on

Just fantastic!!! I am again so inspired by your design work. Being an avid gardener, I always use love flowers bc they make such a difference! Your blue and white is great….I need to keep adding to my collection. Can’t wait to see what you bring in next year. Merry Christmas to all!! ?☃?☃?☃?

Anonymous on

Merry Christmas to you and thank you for all the beautiful items you have helped me bring into my home. Can’t wait to see what next year brings…
Enjoy the holidays.
Tammy Fox

Cindy J on

Enjoy that glass of champagne and each tiny bubble bring you peace , contentment and gratitude and hope. You make your home enchanted. Heart is were the family is happy holidays

Marianne on

Beautiful Tina!
Missed seeing Mr. Teddy though.
Merry Christmas!

Lillian Plummer on

Just wonderful! Such beautiful decorations and superb home with fabulous detail. I too love the tiny ceramic items you have used in your wrapping. Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and lovely Xmas. Best wishes Lillian aka starchedlinen xx

Alice on

A blessed Christmas I send. You have made yourself a beautiful, warm home and now My wish for you and yours will be a long relaxed Christmas and a fun filled, healthy 2017.

ApRil on

…….”and to all a good night”. Merry Christmas. Happy New
Year 2017. Thank you Tina to you and your family for sharing you.

Jony baroN on

I’m new to your website but your a girl after my own heart I love all your flowers and your house truly is a home,thanks for sharing your home with all of us. I truly I’m inspired. Have a Merry Christmas

Susan K on

Merry Christmas Tina! Thank you for making the world a more beautiful place with your inspirational designs.

Mary Joy on

Tina, no need to apologize for not finishing your decorating as your home is exquisite!!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family and a happy healthy 2017.

Design Chic on

Everything looks perfect, Tina from the gorgeous front door wreath to the fabulous tree. Like you, I absolutely love the blue and white ornaments on the tree. Your guests must have been in heaven! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!!

elizabeth@pineconesandacornsblog on

Merry Christmas Tina! Everything look gorgeous! It is always a challenge to get everything finished but at the end of the day it just doesn’t matter. The holiday is about the birth of Jesus and being with family and friends.

Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family!


Hello dear Tina! Your home looks positively spectacular in all it’s yuletide glory!! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Health New Year!

michele@hellolovely on

Tina! It’s gorgeous. Thank you for this tour which you know I’ll be pinning and scheming to spotlight for Christmas 2017!!! hahahaha. You’re amazing. The house is enchanting and warm and whispering ‘thank you for loving me.’ What more can you achieve, right? Love and peace to you right where you are (which is hopefully restfully sighing after a season well done). xox

Judy on

Tina, Merry Christmas to you and your family. As always thank you for sharing your home with us. Missed seeing Teddy in your pictures. I savored your post this morning with a cup of coffee. May the New Year bring you and yours good health, Joy, peace and love. Looking forward to your progress on your other home and all that you share and post. A blessed Christmas to all. Judy

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