Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Evi's Holiday Home


 Our visit to Evi's holiday home was all that we expected it to be.
Her gorgeous home was decorated for Christmas with neutral tones, 
a European flair and lots of natural elements.

It was a beautiful day
 and the light streamed through the windows in the sun room.
Everything in Evi's home appears light and airy, fresh and clean.
Every detail is perfect
 and the overall effect is charming and welcoming.

I was a few minutes early and took these photos
 before the rest of the girls arrived.
Enjoy the tour...

One of Evi's wonderful Santas.

Last year Evi made this pillow with antique children's stockings rests on this bench at one end of the living room.

A trio of fluffy owls rest in the barbed wire wreath over the mantel.

A beautiful centerpiece sat on top of the old wood table
 which sits between the two love seats.
Later on in the afternoon...
it was covered with gifts, ribbons and wrapping paper.

Her tree was filled with beautiful ornaments...
...many of them antique.

There are many more photos to share...
...and I will do so over the next few days.
I hope you enjoyed this first glimpse!

It was a fabulous day...
Evi treated us like royalty...
...we had a delicious lunch of quiches and salads,
with plates full of home baked cookies,
 an amazing lingonberry chocolate cake and a pear tart.

I enjoyed every minute visiting with the girls 
and can't believe how fast the afternoon went by!

Well, we have only walked through two rooms in this post...
...much more to come!



Susan @ The Collected Cottage said...

I felt like I could melt into these rooms, so warm and cozy...I just love her style, those sheep in the carts...Ahhhhhh

Andy's Attic said...

Evi does have a lovely home. And she decorates it beautifully! Love seeing the snow on the ground with sun shining!!

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Sherry said...

What a beautiful home -- light, airy, and fresh. Love her decorating style!

Julie said...

Hello there - thankyou so much for sharing these pics. They are just beautiful. I think I found your blog through pinterest ??? I adore the home you have photographed - it seems strange here in New Zealand to see a christmas in the snow :-)
It makes me feel like throwing out lots of my stuff and starting again with a clean white slate & some beautiful things,
Thanks again, really enjoy your blog,
Kind wishes across the miles, Julie :-)


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flowers on my table said...

I really love to see your friend Evi's home at Christmas, she is a 'master decorator', it is so beautifully crafted and you can tell that she loves every little animal and object she displays. An absolute joy, thank you for letting us in. Happy New Year to you, love Linda x

Unknown said...

A beautiful home, with warm wooden floors, so lovely to see the snow outside as well as the sun shining in and casting such beautiful light across the room! Looking forward to seeing the rest! Sharon x

Unknown said...

ohmygosh!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE this home....well I love Paula's home and your friends are sooooo talented !!!!!!!! LOVE this fresh, clean, airy look....the only trouble is, now I want to throw away everything in my home and start over !!!! Thanks for sharing !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Sigh. Your friend Evi's home is my MOST favorite place to visit. I'm captivated by the charm of it all. :)

okcamp said...

What a beautiful house! I just love the light wood, the white walls, and the natural light. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your pictures.

Andi's English Attic said...

Pics of Evie's house - what a treat! It was a favourite post last year so I was thrilled with another.
It's been a bit of a morning here with Elsie the dog going missing for over an hour on her walk. I was freezing and very close to tears when she reappeared filthy dirty and looking pleased with herself. I'm still thawing, and sitting here with a hot tea and reading your blog. It's helped so much, thank you! xx said...

Happy New Year!!!! WOW what a pretty home. Love everything in it. Thank you so much for sharing with us:)
~Debra xxx
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chateau chic said...

Evi's home is beautiful, delightful, and inspiring! Love the little cart with the sheep.
Mary Alice

Ariadne said...

I was so looking forward to seeing this blogpost of yours!What a wonderful colour pallette in Evi's home. I love the sunshine coming through the windows and noticing that it is all snowy woods outside is wonderful!Imagine my surprise with the last photo. My mum handed down to me a small red pipe cleaner made Santa from her very old collection.It reminded me of him!AriadnefromGreece!

Muffy's Marks said...

How charming, I can't wait to see the rest of the home. I could just sit there for hours, taking it all in!!

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Loved it all! Where did the wood cart with the sheep come from ?? I have the sheep. But the cart is like the one in my yard only mini. judy

Linda said...

Happy New Year Laura!!
Thanks for the wonderful tour.
Evi's home is just so beautiful.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Can't wait to see more! Oh, how I wish I could transport through the screen and be there in real! Gorgeous!

Low Tide High Style said...

How lovely it is to visit Evi's house during the holidays through your eyes. She has such unique pieces and she displays them so beautifully, thank you for the tour!



Exquisite decorations...lovely rooms it is hard to believe anyone lives there. Like a magical space where there are no dust bunnies, no dirty socks, nothing out of place...yes, it
must be a magic spell...I'm sure of it. C.

Kristie said...

Such pretty rooms! Everything looks so bright. I adore the little sheep and the wreath over the fireplace. Simply charming! :)

manon 21 said...

Une vraie maison chaleureuse.

belle année ma chère Laura,



Sarah said...

Laura, I've been eagerly awaiting to see the photos you took this year of Evi's beautiful home. Thank you for sharing the images. Evi is a dear and has a uniquely serene and beautiful style all her own. I would love to someday get to visit her home, but for now I will relish the images that you and she share with all of us. Thank you!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So happy that you had fun with the girls at Evi's! And I am even happier that you are sharing these beautiful photos!!

foreverdecorating said...

You make me want to change all my Christmas decor to this soothing natural feel. Oh I love it all!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Pure perfection...from the lovely white snow outside to the wintery details inside!

You know I'ma lovin' this!

ThiftedBliss said...

I could not wait to see this post and I am looking forward to more. Evi's house is so beautiful and peaceful. Lucky you and your friends for seeing it all in person along with such a beautiful spriit that is Evi.Thanks to you and Evi for sharing.

Karena said...

Oh my Laura. am I dreaming? Evi's home is so softly, quietly, inviting!

Love and Hugs

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Yeta said...

What a beautiful home ! A dream ...
Merci et Bonne journée

JunkStuffTreasures said...

So interesting and inspiring! The brightness of Evi's home and freshness of her decor is wonderful.