December 7, 2010

christmas 2010 - part one

A text from my oldest yesterday afternoon...."Touchdown in God's Country. I need a lift".

Always one to oblige, I skedaddled to the airport to pick up my son and his adorable girlfriend. Poor things had to get up at one in the ayem to catch a train into New York to get their flight yesterday morning. Amazingly enough, they were up with the rest of us this morning. I was very impressed.


I'm pretty excited to have another girl in the house. I've been outnumbered for the last twenty three years, but for this week at least, the balance of power won't be quite so lopsided.


The infamous red dresser is tucked away in its new home. I'm hoping the fairy lights and the vintage Christmas tree take attention away from the fact that it takes a body builder to get the drawers open. They used to open and close like a dream, but I think the eight coats of paint I put on them had a detrimental effect on their smooth operation.



There are still a few large, blank walls in the guest room, but when in decorating doubt, just add more fairy lights and a couple cute baby pictures of your guest's boyfriend and you're good to go.




One final touch....I found these adorable Christmas Paper dolls at The Graphics Fairy.
Check out this site when you have at least four hours to get lost in all manner of vintage clip art goodness.


It looks like our week is off to a good start. Everyone has safely arrived, the kitchen is stocked and I had leftover Peanut Butter Pie for breakfast.


It's Christmas at Meadowbrook Farm.

49 comments:

  1. Hi Teresa! Oh, I'm glad to hear your bunch has safely arrived! Your Christmas decorating is just so sweet! Love the little tree and those cute little sparkly beaded thingys! :) The paper dolls are so cute. I used to collect vintage paper dolls and these would fit right in. Now, if you have just one more tiny slice of that peanut butter pie...I could come over! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  2. You always make my heart skip a beat with your photos! Your home looks so warm and cozy and ready to welcome family and friends! You are such a inspiration!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  3. I love how you decorated the guest room. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

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  4. Totally dreamy and totally me...can I come and be a guest?

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  5. I want to stay in your guest room! Enjoy having everyone close at home and close to your heart this week!

    Kat :)

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  6. Teresa,

    This is so beautiful! I love the vintage feel of your home. All of your little touches make the space so special. Enjoy your family!

    Becca

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  7. I love the little Dolly Dingle paperdolls that you decorated with. And yes, including pictures of the young man as an adorable baby is a must for girlfriend guest rooms! :-)

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  8. Dreamy indeed! I love your little Christmas touches like the ornaments on the mirror and that tiny glass lamp next to the bed makes me happy for no reason. Hope you're having a wonderful visit!

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  9. I'm in love with your style. In love I tell you! I still think you are scanning magazine covers - aren't you? You really live in a shack in Kentucky. I like telling myself this T - it make me feel so much better about myself! Ha! All joking aside - I'm loving these updates about your Christmas. Been thinking about you today knowing that today was the day it all started. Have a wonderful time!

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  10. What an adorable room...I would never go back home!

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  11. LOVE IT. Can I also help you balance the sexes?? I would be happy to do it;)

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  12. Glad to hear everyone is there safe and sound. The room looks wonderful! I would never want to leave. :) Enjoy having everyone around and having someone 'on your side' for a bit. :)

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  13. How precious it must be to come for a visit and find a special place like this waiting for you! Your family and loved ones are very blessed to have someone like you!

    Donna

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  14. I LOVE THIS ROOM!! How charming,just love the colors, the vintage items, the fairy lights! the tree!!!... You surely have a knack for making a house a true home.

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  15. This is the cutest room ever! What a lucky girl to get to stay in there. Enjoy your time with your son and his girlfriend. :)

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  16. Love the guestroom! And I need to know where to get those fairy lights! I'm sure she will be quite comfortable in there. Any guest of yours is lucky....especially if you are feeding her peanut butter pie...my favorite!!

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  17. OK. I am done swooning over this adorable room. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!

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  18. Oh my.....I always love your posts. My heart skipped a beat when I saw your Popular Mechanics Do It Yourself Encyclopedias. I JUST got rid of my dad's set that had been untouched on my bookshelves, for years. I was in a cleaning frenzy....I needed to un-clutter. I have too much STUFF....and now I'm second guessing that decision. Sigh. Enjoy your family visit, and of course I'd also love to be a guest in that delicious room!

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  19. LOL Great text! Have fun together!

    Now for your fabulous room. I don't even know where to begin! It's all so wonderful, and colorful, and cheerful. Let just say I love, Love, L. O. V. E. it!

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  20. Oh my word. I can't shake the thought of sitting in the guest bedroom eating peanut butter pie and playing with those adorable paper dolls. I can't imagine a better time. I'm off to call my sister, so she can check out the vintage goodness.

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  21. Oh my dear Teresa, this room makes me giddy I tell you, giddy!! I don't think I could sleep if I stayed in there though because I would just be up all night smiling at it:) I am so glad you have your boys home for Christmas.

    xo
    LeAnn

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  22. I would feel beyond lucky to sleep in this room. Gorg!!!

    Ashlyn

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  23. It looks and sounds wonderful! Have a merry merry Christmas!

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  24. I've been thinking about the smile that must be plastered on your face all day long. And can I say that I find it impossible to believe that you have grown boys? Truly. And here I am with my ankle-biters...

    Happy week to you, T-Bone. The room looks fantastic, the PB Pie divine.

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  25. My first thought when I saw the very first pictures was...."I want to stay in that room." I just adore your decorating style! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  26. Gosh Darn it! Now I want to redo my whole house. I would never want to leave that room. Not even for a breakfast of peanut butter pie.
    kim

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  27. The first thing that came to my mind was Charming. Vintage Charm - all around. Does me good. ;)

    I'm so glad I found your blog. Thanks for your comment the other day on mine. ((giggle))

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  28. That room is just too pretty to mess up sleeping in. The lightning for your photos is stunning, must be those fairy lights. I need some of those! Now to someone who doesn't eat sugar anymore that pie is NOT fair !!!

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  29. So wonderful to be able to have your family "come home". My daughter and her boyfriend will be coming in on December 17th to spend a week with us. I can hardly wait. I haven't seen her since the end of June.

    I feel for you and your all male household! I've only been all male since my daughter went to college a little more than 4 years now... it is definately different with just the guys.

    The peanut butter pie looks devine... I make a peanut butter pie every Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Yours looks very similar, yum yum.

    Happy holidays,
    Chris

    PS I still love that little clock with the picture on it's face... I've been scouring eBay ever since your last guest room post :)

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  30. Girlfriend...awaiting a post on peanut butter pie. I'll wait very patiently as you have very important guests at your house right now. So for now...I'll be over here...just waiting....

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  31. Teresa the guest room turn out beautiful. I'm sure your guest will love her stay. I thought of your houseful today. What a wonderful way to begin the season. I'll be watching for the pb pie recipe, too. Merry Christmas...

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  32. This is my first time here and I am so glad I popped in just in time for Christmas! How beautiful! And as a mom of two boys, we are (happily) out of balance here too. Thanks for the inspiring pick me up this morning. I will definitely be back!

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  33. absolutely stunning! and I say...the difficult dresser drawers gives it even more character! Yeah for a wonderful family Christmas/ and balance of power! wonder if I'll have to wait 23 years....:-)

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  34. You've inspired me to get out more Red! Your home looks like it's filled with Christmas Love!

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  35. I would never leave that room. You'd have to slide food under the door to keep me alive. Well, I might come out for the peanut butter pie.

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  36. what a fantastic room! and, yay!, for having another gal in the house!!

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  37. If you lived here we would so shop together. That bedroom looks like it fell outta my house! So glad your son is home and a girl on his arm, even better! Enjoy your time with them. Tell him how proud we are and how much we appreciate his service!! Prayers and hugs to you all!

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  38. PS I own a very similar red window and have the vintage pillow too... just a different take on the quilt. I will be checking out the paper goods!! :)

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  39. I want to move into your guest room and get up in the morning and eat peanut butter pie! I love it! If the dooorbell rings it's me!

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  40. That room is perfect! I'm so happy you have your oldest boy home again with you where he belongs, if only for a little bit. And peanut butter pie? Yum-o! I'm glad to see the next post is the recipe for this treat!

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  41. How fun for you to have a young lady in the house! We have the opposite problem here... no boys other than my man. I can hardly wait for my oldest to find that "Mr. Right for Her", but patience must prevail. I hope this young gal is everything you hope and just right for your son!

    And thank you for posting more photos of your room! I just adore it!! I'm sewing pillow shams this weekend for my girls (aka: the guest room) and painting their bathroom today. Think maybe I might need some caffeine? Peanut Butter Pie would work, too!

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  42. I can't get enough of this room. Love it. Oh and rub some wax on those drawers. Works like a charm! Happy Holidays...

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  43. Oh Teresa, your guest room is absolutely Christmas perfect. I love your goose feather tree. I have one too and it’s one of my favorite things. She must be in heaven there this week. I am wondering how the boyfriend is taking that adorable little sailor picture? I bet he hates it :) LOL
    Amy

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  44. Merry Christmas! I'm sure you couldn't be pulled away from that wonderful home full o family (n PB pie) for anything... BUT maybe later, in the long dreary winter, after frostbite n ice have gotten old, you could come stage my home for me? I have boxes of vintage goodness but no energy or enthusiasm (til I see your pics). You have such a gift! Your pictures beat anything I've seen in Country Home even! Hope you wanted that sweet girl as family cause I'd bet she's fixin' to stay forever now. Lucky thing. EnJOY!
    hugs,
    Leslie

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  45. Oh!

    I wish my boyfriend's mom would make ME up a guest room like this one!

    (Don't you tell her that I said that.)

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  46. Swooning over the beautiful bedroom. And the peanut butter healthyness.....mmm.
    Is that a window frame above the bed?
    Have a wonderful time together :)

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  47. ...wow great room!...love the wonderful cushion!

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  48. I love your mixture of twinkle lights and beaded boughs. Your stunning vignette would certainly keep my eyes so busy that my hands would probably never figure out the drawers stick! ;-)
    So glad to have happened by your beautiful blog today. Many blessings to you throughout the coming new year!

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