Saturday, December 11, 2010

Our home at Christmas

There is the outside, which usually gets treated with wreaths and greens and ribbons.

Even the powder room gets something...

I must confess when it comes to our decorations we are hopeless sentimentalists...We love the old ornaments, which get re-used every year with glee. To proof my point see here last year's decorations!
And this year:

The same bows and ribbons we have had for years and every year we add some ornaments, actually as a collection for our children to take along, once they will leave the nest to have Christmas trees of their own...But we love our tree, fresh and full of forest aromas.

I set up my German Erzgebirge Pyramide, smoking man and nutcrackers, candles and evergreens, my mother's wonderfully embroidered table runner and many small pieces which carry memories from Christmas past!

There is nothing we like better than to gather on cold evenings around the fireplace, dream up travel destinations, plans for winter fun, read the novels, we have put on hold during the shopping trips of late. Our dog sleeps and barks in his dreams on the cowhide and we nibble and taste the holiday treats.

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a man in possession of a good fortune will put on some pounds at Christmas his lovely better half as well!
Between our Polish - German culinary heritage is simply too much good food to be ignored! There are many must haves during these next weeks and come January we will be good and reluctantly return to a way more responsible habit of feeding ourselves.

I am off now to have tea and cookies!


All pictures by V.Zlotkowski


  1. What a lovely house! Your tree is just festive! Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

  2. You have really spirit christmas.
    Your home is lovely

  3. Your home is so warm and festive. Enjoy with love.

  4. The house looks lovely, warm and so inviting!

  5. Your home looks lovely inside and out and ready for a visit from Santa!

  6. Your home is beautiful! It's so warm and inviting, I love seeing all the traditional decorations from Germany. Have a wonderful week!

  7. It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!
    Enjoy your home inside and out. Love it!

  8. So lovely!
    I'm crazy for those beautiful lanterns in the window.

  9. Oh, to share some tea and cookies with you. Your home looks so lovely!

  10. Thank you all! This is the time of year I enjoy the house the most, being inside longer and to give all who enter a warm welcome.

  11. Beautiful! Your home looks so cozy. Love all your Christmas decor.


  12. Your home is just lovely, with so many unique touches. I adore your mantle clock...and your tree is beautiful! The candle holder in the last image is wonderful. I've never seen anything like it.


  13. lovely decorations...your home looks so cozy and inviting and your X'mas tree is totally fabulous!

  14. Cristin, Miles of Style: Thank you so much!
    Hill House Ramblings: This is an Advent candle holder, a classic German design specially for the four Sundays before Christmas! Each Sunday we add a light!
    My parents have the same! When ever I see it, it reminds me of home when I was a child!

  15. Your home looks so cozy and inviting, I could curl up beside that beautiful mantle with a cup of tea, and a mince pie :)
    I confess to using the same ribbons and bows and berry wreaths year after year, I add to them, but still use the old.
    The lanterns in your bay window are spectacular.

  16. Victoria,
    Your home is beautiful decorated! I love the window corner decoration! So cozy!! And I noticed that you also have the book Classic English Interiors at your table!!


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