Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas thoughts

It is Christmas eve and there is still so much to do.  Oh well, this is turning out to be the best Christmas ever! (I say that every year :-)  I for one will miss the holiday season.

 I will miss all the Christmas cards from loved ones wishing us holiday cheer!  We just put them across the mantel as they came in! 
 

What a beautiful, tangible way to say "I love you" across the miles!


When DH and I finally put up the Christmas tree, I was a little sad that our two little boys had grown up and left us to put up the tree by ourselves.  DH did a great job decorating it and when he stepped back for me to take the picture, there was our sweet dog, Sardis and mean cat, Elizabeth!  They were with us all along!


We had a lot of fun with extended family, too!  Our nephews came over and we had sandwiches and Christmas cookies!  My heart just melts when I visit with these intelligent, young men!


And I will miss all the lights decorating the houses for Christmas!  I've been walking Sardis right at dusk lately just to see the lights.


Here is my card to you!  Best wishes for the holiday season filled with love!

Love,
Lottie




Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Chaos and Loving Every Minute

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 I wish you all a very happy holiday!  My computer will be down for repairs so I will be taking a break from blogging for a while' but I'll still be reading your blogs.

Love,
Lottie

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Heyward House tour ( 3 of 3)

It's December and I have visited some of the most beautiful holiday home tours on blog land this year! So much time have I spent admiring your homes decorated that I forgot to post this house from our trip in November to the beach.  Please come along and join us on the tour!

The Heyward House in Old Town Bluffton, SC, was not decorated when we visited it in mid November, but I thought it was such a pretty house, just a sweet house, that I wanted to share some pictures we took on the tour. 


DH is standing on the top step for me.  This simple timber-framed house was built ca. 1840 and is of  Carolina Farmhouse architecture.

For more on the history of this house, click HERE.  

Living Room



Dining Room



Bedroom




Back Porch Bedroom


This is Katie, our tour guide.  My goodness, was she ever so knowledgeable about history and history of the furniture in this house.  I imagine by now the house has been decorated for Christmas!  Can you just image how beautiful this simple and sweet house would look decorated for Christmas!


Thank you for coming along on the tour with us!  Time for us to leave the warmth of Bluffton and the Spanish moss to drive back to the upstate. We have a lot of work to do getting our Christmas decorations out of storage and put up!  See you next time!

Love,
Lottie