Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Decorating 2012: Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

There is nothing like a good deadline, or should I say party, to get the house decorated for the Holidays.   Our BookMarks Festival of Books is an organization near and dear to my heart and I am their party venue. It is a selfish volunteer job. Once a year, when the 40 or so top authors in the country come to town for our literary festival, they come to my house. We literally have had everybody who is anybody, for an intimate literary salon. This year a highlight was Gillian Flynn author of Gone Girl  while she was #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List!

For anyone who has read Gone Girl,  let's just say Gillian was killer. For all the people that make BookMarks Festival of Books happen, we have a Holiday soiree as a respite from the business of begging for money and authors. This year I have the most beautiful fat 10 foot tree--ever!

I have been collecting Christmas decorations for over 30 years. If you read my last year's Christmas post, my friend Mrs. K. has 3 generations worth and the collection is spectacular. Walking in the front door....

Dovecote can not resist an avian themed mantle.

As usual, everyone brings a little nibble. The food was delicious. When everyone brings their specialties, the food is stellar. 

Like Elizabeth at Pretty Pink Tulips, I opted for Magnolia and Holly in our family room mantle. Do visit her outdoor decorations they are sumptuous.

May Your Days Be Merry and Bright!
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  1. Liz, so truly gorgeous. I love your collections. The star Chandelier is stunning!

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  2. Liz-
    You are just the perfect hostess. You are a selfless person, and I am certain your friends feel that about you.
    Your tree and decorations are stunning. I love decorating the tree. So many memories.
    Happy Christmas, sweet lady.

    PS- Agree, Elizabeths outdoor greenery truly is gorgeous.

  3. Wish I could be a fly on the wall. Looks like a real bash. Your home is lovely.
    Best wishes for a great Holiday Season.

  4. Everything is looking mighty festive...loved Gone girl! Love that ten footer......merry merry Christmas and a happy 2013!


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