Sunday, January 3, 2010

Evi and Eb's Home for the Holidays



Wait! We interrupt this regularly scheduled post of Evi's home to add three more pictures of her beautiful home...a few with SILVER decorations...in honor of Silver Sunday!



Evi has some beautiful pieces of mercury glass and uses lots of sparkle in her holiday decorations...



If you would like to see more participants in Silver Sunday...
visit Gypsy Fish Journal by clicking here!

And now back to our regularly scheduled post of Evi and Eb's lovely Holiday Home...



We had a delightful afternoon at Evi and Eb's magical home yesterday. Evi, a gourmet cook, prepared an incredible and delicious meal with wonderful home baked cakes and cookies for dessert. It was a treat to spend a few hours with such good friends in this lovely and gracious home... decorated for the holidays in Evi's distinctive and eclectic, elegant, European style...
I took a lot of pictures but as always, one never knows which ones will be blog worthy....
So here are some random shots of their home, inside and out decorated for Christmas.
All the Santas and dolls were handmade by Evi.
















































The girls exchanged gifts ... I will share those pictures tomorrow!
I had lots of fun with my sister MB, niece Becca and nephew Joe today...they were able to use some of their gift cards at the mall and helped me pick out new frames for my eye glasses...
...so I should have a new, updated look soon!
Have a good night!
:) Laura

P.S. I amended this post this morning when I realized I forgot all about SILVER SUNDAY!

P.P.S. Happy Birthday to my fabulous father-in-law...who is 90 years old today and happy and healthy and full of fun.....yes, you read that right... 90!!!

Note to self.....Get organized in 2010!!
:)

50 comments:

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Wow what a pretty home. Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Beautiful home and lovely decorations. Thanks for sharing your friends home with us.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Well, your friend Evi is certainly one talented and original gal! Love her home....I also remember the pics from the Valentines luncheon! What a great way to start the New Year!

Blessings,
Susie

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a comfortable and welcoming home. I think you captured Evi's essence for decorating in each and every photo. I love her dolls, and the room with the daybed and nests looks like a place that I could really enjoy!
Thanks for sharing your visit.
xoxo
Donna

Amy said...

my goodness, how did you choose what pics to blog about. They are all amazing. The birds nests are so cozy, but I really love the little red dress with the boot. AMAZING!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Laura
Looks like you are enjoying the holidays. Evi's home is delightful, but those Santas... i just love them! That first image is just so cute. Santa with a tree and presents.. and teddy bear! What more could you want from a Santa!! Have fun xxx Julie

Chemin des Muguets said...

Laura,

Evi's houise is magic, and your photographs are terrific.

I just saw the magazine article about your blog, and it is wonderful. You must be excited. Congratulations you talented gal you!

Marjorie

Carla B. Reeves said...

What a charming and inviting home. The dolls and Santas are exceptional...your friend is very creative! Thanks for sharing...I loved each and every picture! Happy New Year to you and yours!

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

spectacular holiday pictures from evi's lovely home, how neat that she let you take pictures and share them, there are some really awesome pieces of vintage.

All My Yesterdays said...

Great decor!

KarenB said...

Very beautiful, Laura. I especially love the bedroom photo!

Thanks for sharing!

City Hen said...

I LOVE this house! What a fun luncheon you must have had.
Happy for you!
Rhonda

miniacollection said...

What a beautiful home and decorations ! Thank you so much for showing them to us. I love her Santa Claus.
Happy New Year to you!
Geneviève

Alice said...

Reading your blog is my favorite quiet time experience. So relaxing. Alice

Jacqueline said...

Oh Laura, you have such talented friends. She makes the santa's, decorates her home so beautifully AND she is a wonderful cook !!
I love the little red dress with the tiny little shoes and the basket full of evergreens..... and what a lovely birdcage. You and your friends have such a gift of creativity and an eye for picking the right things that usually only cost you a few dollars. I look forward to seeing what gifts you gave each oher. XXXX

Kleine-creative-Welt said...

these are very beautiful pictures - especially the window decorations - wow - I adore - the nice room with the birds' nests - the exterior decoration - thanks for beautiful photos - I´m glad, that you had a nice day -
regards - Ruth

marionneta said...

Pěkný den,
máte krásný blog a úžasné nápady...
Přeji vše dobré!
Dáša (czech republic)

Linda K. said...

Love the basket of evergreen on the twig chaise. All of your photos are beautiful! Talented flows as always here, Laura.

Linda
Robin's Egg Blues

The French Bear said...

Laura,
Everything is Beautiful!!! Evi creates a magical home, I love the throw blanket with the pom poms!! Her work is amazing, and you did a wonderful job capturing the essence of her and her work!!! Great photos. The mercury glass is stunning!
I really enjoy your picture journal of the fabulous luncheon at Evi's home!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Sussi said...

Oh, your friend Evi is most talented, what a lovely cat :-)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

How very lovely...

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

This was BEAUTIFUL! I love so many things I can not begin to list them. Thanks

Lululiz said...

Wonderful images of a very beautiful home.

Vintage Blue Studio said...

Really wonderful photos. Love the mercury glass and the dolls so much!

Sylvia said...

Please tell Evi and Eb that they have a lovely home decorated with lots of pretty things. I especially like that cute white little storage shelf in the first piture. Happy Silver Sunday...

French Cupboard said...

That bird in the first photo is really amazing and I love her dressform too!

Happy silver sunday. Blessings... Polly

Ellinor Forsblom said...

Lovley photo of beautiful things and home
Ellinors Hus

sweetpea said...

the pics are glorious! and 90? wow, happy birthday to your father-in-law!

hugs,

shelley

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

WOW, I don't know where to begin! Everything is beautiful!!

I'm going back to admire all your treasures!

Thank you for stopping by today!!

((Hugs))

Tracey said...

Hi Laura! Evi's home is magical!! She is so VERY talented...and a sweetheart too!!!!!!!! The pictures look fabulous, thank you so much for sharing them!

Happy New Year!!

:) T

Florence said...

I loved it all, Evi must have felt so good when here friends came to spend time in her home, I am sure you all had that feel good feeling, thanks for sharing. Florence

BellaRosa said...

Laura amor, your friend Evi's home is just magical, I can't decide what was my favorite thing...everything :) Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures with us all. The silvers were lovely! Happy Birthday to your Father in law! May you all have many, many more wonderful birthdays with him! Besos, Rose

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my gosh Laura,
Evi has the most beautiful home. Love the red touches throughout this gorgeous space! So inviting, makes you want to pull up a chair and just take it all in. Thanks for sharing her silver goodies!
Happy Birthday to your FIL...WOW 90!!
Enjoy the rest of your day! xOxO Nerina

Margo said...

Очень красивый дом!
красивые, уютные и милые вещи.

Bonjade said...

Oh I loved it....the christmas pictures are so shining.....
And silver, I love this poormans silver.
Happy new year and nice evening

Laura said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments....

Margo writes in Russian and the translation is:

Very beautiful house! beautiful, comfortable and dear things.

...and Marionnetta says:

Nice day
you have a nice blog and wonderful ideas ...
I wish all the best!
Dasha (Czech Republic)

Thank you ladies!
Evi's home is, indeed lovely!

Redneck Junkers said...

We LoVE it All !
Sincerely
the Redneck Junkers

Theresa said...

Laura, all of these pictures are so gorgeous! That is one talented lady! Top of my list is to get organized in 2010 also. I went on an overnight trip and all the way home I was organizing things in my head. Now I just have to do something with those thoughts:) Enjoy your Silver Sunday!

Andrea said...

So pretty! I love the mercury glass birds, there just lovely!

Dixie said...

An absolute feast for the eyes... but you left me LOL with your last "note to self"... I need to note that to MYself too! Thanks for sharing the beauty of Evi & Eb's home.

New Year Blessings. Dixie

Les Cotrions said...

Waw Laura! This home is really magical! I've never seem so many beautiful arrangements and decorations all togheter!
Happy birthday to your father in law! Give him an italian kiss from me!
Happy new week!
Vale

Jane said...

So much beauty to look at!! I'm going to have to come back after I visit all the other Silver Sunday participants to take a look at all those pictures again...so much to see.
Tell you FIL Happy Birthday!
Jane

Beth said...

The decoations in your friend's home are just lovely! I found out about Silver Sunday today, so I am joining in the fun!

FILIGREE MOON said...

Splendid! So much beauty in one place! Thank you for photographing and sharing. ~ Angela

sissie said...

What a wonderful beautiful home she has.
I love the collection of birds nests above the day bed with the beautiful linens.

Halo Hill said...

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Sheila

Anonymous said...

Dear Laura,thank you so very much for the lovely blog of our home.Do we really live there? And as always, you have such a gift writing about it all. Yes, we truly had a wonderful time at our party. One little thing, the only Santa I did not make, is the little stick-Santa by the pear tree in the kitchen.Maker is unknown. Thank you again, my dear friend,
love, Evi and Ebbie

bj said...

OMGosh, I am totally in love with your friend's home...just stunning and so full of personality. I would LOVE to see more!!

I love your pretty blog and am signing up to follow....:O) Please come by to see me sometime.I'd love having you at Sweet Nothings.
xo bj

Anne Marie said...

what a beautiful home!

so nice to hear from you the other day......

have a great week...

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

A beautiful and magical home!