Monday, December 20, 2010

Welcome to my new home!

Here are some photos of our new home. We moved in a week ago. We worked like crazy to unpack and clean up for a family Christmas party on Saturday. It was such a wonderful time. We had a turkey dinner then a Yankee swap (Everyone brings a wrapped "white elephant" gift, then each person chooses a gift, opens it, trades it, etc. Lots of fun.), apple pie dessert, and lots of good visiting. You can see we are still waiting to put the cooktop backsplash tiles on the wall. (See above the flowers on the island.) But most of the house is finished.

We had just about everything we needed for the dinner, except I couldn't find the serving spoons, so we used long handled iced tea spoons instead. My sisters shared one water glass and one wine glass between them. Haha. We had such a good time. I'm still feeling a glow from the wonderful family day. Everyone happy and healthy at the same time.

This is the entrance foyer. A neighbor brought us a pointsettia. The "streaks" of light on the wall are created by the light fixture. More photos to come. Thanks for visiting. :)

Oops, little mistake. If you're looking for the post about ornaments, it'll be here tomorrow.

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29 comments:

lisa said...

teh little green eyed monster is trying to peek out here! especially all those books.

Selvage Quilter said...

Haha. And now all you really need is a Kindle! And that's easier to pack too.

Stephanie said...

Warm, welcoming, beautiful. Oh how I'd love a room filled floor to ceiling with books. Next house.

Jackie said...

Just beautiful!! I bet that you are just so happy that you are not settled. It is gorgeous too!! Can't wait to see you soon!

Riel said...

Wow, look at your cabinets!!! How exciting to be settled in just in time for Christmas!

Di said...

It looks so cosy and inviting, as if you've lived there forever. Little wonder everyone had such a heartwarming time!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your new home looks so lovely. Can't wait to see more of it.

WoolenSails said...

Your new home is beautiful, love the dark woods.

Debbie

Quilt Rat said...

Thanks for the invitation to get a little peek into your beautiful new home......I agree with Stephanie. it certainly does a exude warm and welcoming feel!

Pam said...

It's so good to see those 4 leather chairs! What wonderful memories I have of visiting your home in Tennessee.

Many blessings, dear Friend.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Glad you got in before Christmas. Your home looks lovely!

Tanya Boracay said...

Great, beautiful new homes.

Just like to share with you a beautiful quote...

"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life" - Albert Camus

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kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

What a lovely home you have! I can't believe how quickly you got unpacked and everything in its place. Good for you!
Hugs,
Kerry

Tina said...

The cabinetry in the family room is amazing!

Linda said...

Lovely pics! I'm waiting to see what The Selvage Den (your quilting studio) looks like.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

AH! HOme sweet HOme! YIppee! congrats Karen! looks amazing!

Debbie said...

Congratulations, Karen and family. What we've seen so far is beautiful! Happy holidays.

Linda said...

It's beautiful, Karen. All that woodwork is so rich-looking. I'm guessing the house is a colonial style, right? You are blessed to live in such a gorgeous place... and I already know you know that. Lovely to hear about your family gathering too. Wonderful

Elsa said...

oh WOW! it looks lovely! must be nice to be settled in just before Christmas!
I've missed your posts the last couple of days, glad you're back!

kwiltmakr said...

Beautiful, want a live in? LOL

Heidi said...

Thank you inviting us to your lovely home! Just in time for Christmas and for many happy years to come!

Jodi said...

Nice that you're calling it "home" already! Looks comfortable and beautiful at the same time!

RustyBird said...

It's beautiful! Is the bear enjoying the fireplace? He looks cozy!

Kris said...

Congratulations. You are very brave to move at this time of year, but you pulled it off beautifully. Lovely home.

Needled Mom said...

It looks like you have been there forever. What a busy time of the year for a move.

Jill said...

Just beautiful! I hope you enjoy it for many, many years to come!

Deedee said...

Hi from Mom.

Barb said...

Hi Karen
Congratulations and Blessing on your new home!
How exciting to have built your dream house.
Your photos are lovely and I look forward to more.
Did you sleep the first week? :)

JoAnne said...

I LOVE your floor to ceiling book shelves! I am so jealous! My DH doesn't understand my need to keep my books, I love books! He thinks you just read them and get rid of them.

Your home is beautiful, I'm so very happy for you! Merry Christmas!