Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friends House At Christmas...

Okay, I'm in need of a post title idea for this one...I'm drawing a blank.

I wanted to share my friends house during Christmas last year. She lives in Palm Springs and is probably my only friend that decorates like me. Well, I decorate like her. :-)

Here is the entry to her courtyard.

One of the reasons I love her decorating so much is that she keeps it simple.

It doesn't look like Christmas threw up all over her house. Just simple Christmas touches here and there.

My friend knows how to entertain. She always has the table set just right. (I take notes every time I visit)

And here is her Christmas tree...

I love how the ribbon looks. She said it only took her a few hours to get it just right.

Have you all started your Christmas decorating yet? I can't wait to get more ideas! :-)

I would like to thank Girly Stuff for this award. She is a very funny girl...that girly stuff...and she knows how to decorate. If you haven't met her yet, you're in for a treat!

I would also like to thank Life with Lisa Ann for this beautiful butterfly award. I think I'm the only one that has this award...I haven't seen it around anyway. So nana nana boo boo!

You should check out Lisa Ann's blog for great recipes, ideas and beautiful country pic's.


Lisa Ann said...

Your friends house is beautiful. I love that tree.
I can't wait to see your house.
Glad you like the award :)

Ms. Tee said...

I'm like you - I love keeping it simple. Everything's so pretty! :)

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so nice!

Ginger said...

Hi Brandee:
I like your friend's court yard. I had one on a house years ago and it was so fun to decorate.
No, I haven't started decorating for Christmas yet. I thought I would wait until I get through Thanksgiving. I don't know how much I will do this year, might keep it simple, as we will be out of town this year for Christmas.
Hard to get real enthused when it's just hubby and I. Bah Humbug. lol.
Congrats on the awards. I think you are right, you are the only one with the butterfly award so far.

Mabry's gamma said...


Congrats on the awards! Whoo Hoo.

Traditionally we start the Sunday after Thanksgiving but since no daughters will be here yet to help it might get postponed by a few days.

I keep saying things to hubby so he isn't totally surprised when I tell him "that" Sunday that I think him and I should surprise the kids and have the house decorated. Anyone want to place bets how this will turn out????


Shannon said...

Her decorations are so pretty! I think ribbon on a tree is so pretty.

Pajama Mama said...

My ribbon takes me forever, too! But I can't wait to start!
Did you make it to Twilight yet?

Darlene said...

Your friends home is beautiful. I can't wait to see your home when you decorate it!!

Did you go see Twilight yet????

nikkicrumpet said...

Your friends house is lovely. I haven't started yet...can't bring myself to decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving...then all the stuff will start coming out. YUCK...can we just skip it and go straight to spring?

Girly Stuff said...

Thanks for the sweet words!

Your friend's home is lovely!

Question is...are YOU decorated for Christmas?

tardevil said...

Congrats on the awards! Your friends house is lovely. I think I might be one of those people you were talking about where it looks like Christmas threw up all over the house, and right now, it's Halloween too! I think I need to get off this computer & get busy. See, you made me feel guilty! ;O)

Laura said...

Hi Brandee! We usually start decorating the day after Thanksgiving, and watch It's A Wonderful Life at the same time. This year should be fun, I know Emma will love putting ornaments on the tree. I love how your friends tree fits perfectly in the window, it's like the spot was made for it!

Going to see Twilight on Sunday, can't wait but I have already heard bad things :(

Laura :)

AJ said...

I have not started decorating yet. I will once we get back the week after Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to seeing your decorations:) Happy Thanksgiving!!

Bev said...

Lovely home and beautiful decorations.

I haven't started decorating yet, but does it count that we just got it out of storage? And it will be waiting for us when we return from Thanksgiving.

"Blossom" said...

Everything looks wonderful.
Some people like it simple.
Happy Holidays

Tracey said...

Congratulations on your awards!!
Love your friends Christmas table setting!

beth at aunties said...

Your friends home in Palm Springs looks so beautiful and I know your home will also. It made me smile when you said it didn't look thrown up all over:-) LOL
I also like keeping it simple.
Congrats on all your awards.

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

That house is beautiful- thanks for the tour!

ceekay said...

Your friend has a beautiful home. Congrats on the awards! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

You'd hate my house at Christmas ~ yeah, it looks like we threw-up Christmas EVERYWHERE that's for sure LOL.



Becky said...

I literally laughed out loud when I read your comment on my blog. Gurl, all I can say is you better find some construction paper and markers and get ta makin' an Anniversary card. HA!!

BTW I enjoyed the tour of your friends house. And like the two of you I decorate just a little here and there for Christmas. I can't stand the throw up look either. Or maybe I'm just too lazy to spend that much time decorating. LOL!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Please thank your friend for giving us a peek into her lovely home. Everything was beautiful!!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

You're right--it doesn't look "like Christmas threw up all over her house." Ha. You crack me up.

What a pretty home she has! Thanks for the tour. :-)

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I am new here! Great blog :) Hey I hope you have an awesome weekend! Check out my blog to get your awards with l♥ts of l♥ve from me :) ♥ Hugs! :) Shauna

Tamara Jansen said...

I'm also into the more simple way of time right now, mind you but after the poinsettias are gone I'll get to it :)

Carrie said...

everything looks great! I can't wait to see yours. Congrats on the awards.

Reynie said...

Love all the Christmas decorating that is coming out in the blogs now. Your friend's decor is beautiful! Just love the deeper red colors on the tree.

Erin said...

Congrats on your award. Your friend's house is beautiful. She does a great job. I love her court yard!

Laura said...

(Assuming you saw it last night)

So, I saw Twilight! I would say I liked it, not loved but is was satisfactory enough for me. I wish they had developed the Cullen characters a little more, and had more of the romance of Bella and Edward, but they did a good enough job packing a 700 plus page book into a two hour movie. There was one part that I laughed out loud at which happened in the Biology classroom. I just thought Edward's reaction to Bella was hilarious! I would love to hear your thoughts!

Oh, and I thought Rob Patterson turned out to be the 'perfect' Edward, had my doubts, but loved him!

Laura :)

Sandy Toes said...

Your friend's home is just wonderful! So warm and pretty!
Happy Thanksgiving!
-sandy toes

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Brandee, I haven't been by in awhile, so thanks for stopping by. I hope you are all ready for Thanksgiving. I think I am, ready to put the stuff in the oven & start cooking early. I hope you and yours have a wonderful day & then next week, it's time to get out all the Christmas...can't wait!

Ros said...

Giggle, giggle. You say things so well ... and you make me feel better since Christmas definately does NOT throw up all over my house. =) I think my kids wish it would though... at least in the gifting arena.

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