Friday, December 27, 2013

Mandy's Christmas Home

This was Amanda's second Christmas in her new home.  She has it decorated in such a fun way...and adding Christmas decorations to the mix makes it even more fun!  She spent the night at our house on Christmas Eve...when I went to pick her up I took some photos to share.
I love this area of her living room. She changes it up seasonally. The bulletin board is my favorite part of this display. All the lyrics and phrases are hand written by her.  If you visit, you have to take time to read it all.  See those little reindeer with the Santa hats?  Mandy's Aunt Sharon made those for her years ago.  The buffet in this area was given to her by my co-worker Joan. Mandy painted it with chalkboard paint...every now and then a message appears on it.

A pig with a bauble...the bell in the background was painted by my friend Patricia.

Mandy picked up this china cabinet when an antique mall near us closed.  It almost matches the buffet.  It's a great spot for all her sports and game collection paraphernalia. 

I think this must be her version of Hank.
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas her white tree.  Yesterday, she bought some new shiny baubles to add to it next year. 

And yes, of course, there is a Mickey head ornament on her tree!

Yes, the wall is covered in tennis rackets...and right now they are decorated for Christmas.  The chair was a happy find on Craigslist...that's where the dresser/entertainment center also came from. That tree makes three in this one room!

Mandy likes to make "chalkboard" art....this is one of my favorites.

Charlotte and Penelope think this is the best display - it's in her guest bathroom.  When they visit Aunt Mandy, she lets them pick a color and then she paints their nails!

Another of her chalkboard art pieces.  The feathers were an "after Christmas" purchase last year.  

I made the Santa pillows many, many years ago. It's so nice to see it in a good home.

My father-in-law made this awesome coffee's one of Mandy's favorite furniture pieces.

Here we are in her kitchen.  I didn't have time to take many photos in here...but here's a peek at the window above the sink.  I'm a little envious of her deep window sills!! : )

She can put all kinds of things on them, including this crate that she used as her advent calendar.  She added one red ornament a day until Christmas....such a clever girl!

 Hope you enjoyed a peek at Amanda's home decorated for Christmas.  Maybe someday I'll show a better peek at her kitchen, plus the bedroom (with her handbag collection) and her library!


Ann said...

Her home looks fantastic, like something out of a magazine.

Scrap for Joy said...

Mandy has truly made her house a home. Her personal touches are a "pinners" dream! The wall of tennis rackets is fantastic! So many wonderful things....and I love her chalkboard art!
Thanks for letting your Mom share this with us, Mandy. Please show us more!

Jo said...

The "Believe" wall hanging is beautiful. Love how the polar bear is sitting on top too. The little touches she did (like decorating the tennis rackets) takes it over the top (in a good way). Very nice. Can't wait to see more.

Anonymous said...

Loved it all. Thanks Mandy for letting your Mom share with us. I loved looking at each detail. Loved your Advent calendar. Hope I can find a box to do that one. The tennis wall is awesome. Loved your white tree. So many fun things to look at. You do a wonderful job decorating. Pj

Anonymous said...

Lots of cute ideas. Maybe I will incorporate some in my blog!

Peggy said...

She certainly has a creative style. I wonder where she gets that from? Ha. She's her mother's daughter! So many cute and unique ideas. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Simply Shelley said...

Bet,I know where she got her nack for decorating from :) I love her style...thanks so much for sharing her home Marie.....blessings