Monday, December 5, 2011

Paula's Winter Wonderland


My 2 day visit with my dear friend Paula
 was everything I hoped it would be....
...full of fun, catching up and sharing, visiting girlfriends,
 shopping and Christmas cheer!
As usual,
 Paula decorated every inch of her 19th century farmhouse
 in her charming and unique style.
Come on in!


I took hundreds of pictures here and in the shops we visited...
Here are a few to start...



Paula has been collecting Evi's one of a kind dolls for years...
You will see many of her wonderful creations
 throughout Paula's home.
 Some are displayed all year long...
 and a few make an appearance each Christmas season.















I lost count on the number of decorated trees this year....11? 13?
This one sports an old clock face as a tree topper!



See the tiny doily on which Michelle Palmer
 has drawn a little winter bird?
It fit perfectly in this giant safety pin from Ballards.


The downstairs bedroom has several trees of its own...




This old English bath house locker was one that I found
 at the flea market and traded to Paula this past spring
 when we had our sale together.
It looks perfect in her bathroom
 and has its own Christmas greens and candle.


There's so much more!

So...stay tuned for more photos tomorrow
 and the next day and the next...
...and Carole's Christmas shop at Maynard Greenhouse...
...and Michele's fabulous shop...Taken For Granite...
...and Deanna's shop Gather...all decked out for the holidays...
...and Fran's wonderful shop...The Red Pepper in Chester.

Whew!
Can you stand it?
It was so fun!
:)

39 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Oh this farmhouse is just fabulous! I love the random width floors, ceilings, deep windows, etc. etc. etc....The decorating is wornderful in this Winter Wonderland themed home....

Thanks for sharing.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Paula's farmhouse is just stunning...thank you for sharing it with me!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a beautiful home...thanks for sharing the pictures with us :)

It's me said...

What a beautiful christmas decorations !!!...love love love Ria...xxx...

Barb and Dell said...

Wow! That is a lot of very lovely decorating.
I love the Evi one of a kind dolls.
Can't wait to see tomorrows pictures.
Barb

stefanie said...

oh, I really would never!!!! leave!

SueBee said...

How can you stand it Laura?!! So much inspiration for me and your pictures are great.
I have a lot to visit now.
Hope you are enjoying the season~xoxo~SueBee

Amy Kinser said...

That is fabulous at it very best. Love every teeny tiny detail!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Laura the pic's are simply beautiful
you are one lucky girl
Merry Christmas
xo
Pam

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I LOVE Paula's home and never tire of seeing photos of it. She is just so talented in decorating it:) Can't wait for more!!!!!!!!!Thanks for sharing. So happy you had so much fun:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

LizlovesVintage said...

I just made a cup of tea and sat down. Here we go... 2 times I went to visit. Now, I'm back. Paula's home is fabulous. What inspiration for the Holiday's. I want to see what you purchased also. 12 trees!! My Hubby would kill me. Ha, Ha, Ha.
I loved it. Thanks ;)
xxx Liz

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

I'm just speechless Laura.....and that doesn't happen very often !!!! haha. XXXX

Andy's Attic said...

It all looks so beautiful. My favorite thing, call me crazy, is the picket fence around the tree....adorable!
Annette

Carol said...

Oh it's all so lovely. I can't wait to see what else you have to share with us.

Smiles,


Carol

rememberwhenfarm said...

oh yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! more pictures, always love your pictures from Paula's....amazing decorating!!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Ann said...

I adore every single inch of this farmhouse. A dream home for the holidays.

A Kitchen Witch said...

That house is a dream. How beautiful!

time worn interiors said...

Paula's house is awesome! I love it!
tot

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Amazing photos, her home is just wonderful; all the little touches and details! xo

sweetpea said...

paula's home is so charming and inviting! i heart that bath house locker... thanks for showing us inside. merry christmas to you and the mr. and to lynne.

hugs,

shelley

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such an amazing and delightful house! I almost feel like I should have paid for a ticket! haha There are some lovely lovely collections here displayed in such original ways. That bunny with the knitted cap and sweater stole my heart!

Anne Marie said...

Whenver you visit her, I receive so much inspiration from your great photographs and her fantastic decorating...it has to be one of my favorite ladies for putting it all together...

it takes so much work, but her personality must just be the coolest with that kind of style!

great photos Laura-
Blessings,
Anne Marie (can't wait to see Carole's shop!!)

Mary Ellen said...

Wow everything in her house is so unique and lovely. She certainly has an eye for beauty and it was so neat to get to see this lovely home!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! this post has warm up my Christmas Mood that was kind of cool down since now!! Astonish what a wonderfull house so nicely decorated!!! Thanks for sharing as usual!! a letter is on the way to you...Have fun, wating to see the rest of the pics!! W. the Antiques Lovers

Suz said...

I can't stand it! It is quite magical. Laura!!!
Hugs,
Suz

Nabou said...

un superbe billet et une décoration magnifique !
bonne journée

oldgreymare said...

Everyone already took all the good adjectives...

so how about...DANG! what a house! lol
xx
z

One Shabby Old House said...

I feel like I just strolled through the store of my dreams. So many beautiful " I wants" in that home. It was amazing!

summersoul said...

I want to move it!
xo
MC

AshTreeCottage said...

What a lovely and magical home! Thank you for the tour!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Dorthe said...

Oh my, Laura, what gorgeousnes -- this is fabolous, I WANT TO LIVE LIKE THAT -
Thankyou for showing.
Hugs,Dorthe

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh, more please!
What a winter wonderland!

Jennifer~My Vintage Bliss said...

Wow what a beautiful home ~ I am drooling!!

Lynda Dishner said...

I love everything about that home and want one just like it. Thanks for sharing. Blessings Lynda

Bluebells and Lavender said...

Oh my, what a beautiful space...love it!

special 'k' said...

I have absolutely adored my visit to your beautiful place. Thank you so much for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Barbara Jean said...

more wonderful eye candy!!
I'm so lovin' this!

thanks and blessings
barbara jean

angelo h said...

That is a lovely place. Really like it. :)

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Michelle Palmer said...

Love each and every detail... such sweet birds everywhere! Beautiful~ thank you for sharing! Wishing you joy...