December 4, 2023

Monday Morning Coffee ~ Our Christmas Home 2023

Good Monday morning, my friends! Three weeks from today, we will wake to the joy that is Christmas Day. Until then, I plan on enjoying these December days by resisting the urge to do and, instead, simply be. And by snuggling in and enjoying our cozy Christmas home. I was more intentional with the decorating this year, choosing to use only the special things that bring us joy.

 

































Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for visiting. I am always happy you do.

Billie Jo

34 comments:

  1. Your home looks so cozy. I'm not sure when I'll get my decorations up.

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  2. Everything looks so nice and cozy. Enjoy this beautiful season!

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  3. Lovely! Our village is going up today — photos to follow

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  4. What a beautiful job you have done on the decorating. Everything looks so warm and inviting and such a good idea to mainly use the things you really love.

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  5. Oh, I love it all, my friend. Everything looks so nice and cozy and decorated for the season. I have to say that hour glass table made me smile. I love those, and gave mine to Nel a few years ago. But I've never seen an hour glass table before! Your coffee corner is delightful. That stocking rack is unique too. I still have all my kids stockings as well. It's hard to part with them, isn't it? It looks like you have a lot of sentimental ornaments on the tree. Those are the best ones. Your nativity set is lovely, and I love the statue of Mary in your dining room, it's beautiful.

    A Merry Christmas season to you, Billie Jo.

    ~Sheri

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  6. Oh my gosh, I just love how comforting and cozy your decorations are. That stocking... rack? Is that what it's called? Well it's brilliant. We don't have a fireplace so we hang our stockings on our banister, but that is real slick. I love that you have all matching Rudolph stockings too. Seems perfect for such a big fan of that! Will you have your Rudolph breakfast this year?

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  7. Dearest Billie Jo,
    Happy 1st Advent week!
    LOVE your all white lights.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  8. Awwww... Awesome! Such beauty and joy! Happy Advent!

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  9. Beautiful as I would expect from my wonderful celebratory friend! You make things magical. I love your focus on being instead of doing. By the way, my brain had not yet told me it's three weeks from today!
    Glad I finished the last of my "big gift" shopping yesterday. Now to do the making!

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  10. Your home looks so comfortable and lovely for Christmas. All of your decorations are so pretty! The stand with the stockings gave me a big smile. And that view of the lake out your window is beautiful!

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  11. Your home is so beautiful and peaceful. How sweet to have stockings that match for everyone. I've never seen a rack like that for stockings before. Great idea for those without a fireplace. We finally have a fireplace and no kids around for Christmas this year. Mandy's family will be at the in-laws for Christmas, which as it should be. We were blessed to be together for Thanksgiving. (Well, I wasn't because of the flu, but you get my meaning.) I always said I wouldn't make our kids feel guilty for being with their "other" family for holidays. It makes life so much easier for them.
    I think my favorite of your decor is the beautiful nativity. I've never seen one like it before. I made mine our first Christmas that we were married so it's 45 years old. I still can't believe that no pieces have been broken through all of our moves.
    I hope you continue to enjoy your beautiful home and lake view and remember the reason we're celebrating.
    Blessings and hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Billie, So pretty at your house. I love your bright shiny tree. Had to laugh at the rack of stockings. You will be busy stuffing those. Blessings for a beautiful season. xoxo, Susie

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  13. Enjoy your next few weeks. You're home is looking beautiful and festive.

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  14. Your tree is beautiful and your home looks very festive. :)

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  15. Love seeing your home all decorated and cozy. It looks so pretty. I felt a bit faint when you started with 'three weeks from today. . . ' ! I received the first Christmas card in the mail today, and I was thinking I still have LOTS of time to get mine out. It always takes longer than I expect.

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  16. Billie Jo, your home is beautifully decorated. I would be hard pressed to pick my favorite. I enjoyed seeing your Advent wreath and also your nativity. It's beautiful. And your tree is awesome. I love the lights shining through and where you have it placed in front of the windows is perfect because it reflects even more light. Enjoy these cozy days over the next three weeks, dear one.

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  17. Beautiful decorations and I love that cup at the beginning!

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  18. I absolutely love your decorations! Your tree is gorgeous and perfect in front of those windows. The Nativity, the signs, the little white village - all so cute. And your stocking holder is such a great idea. We don't have a mantle and I hang mine off a shelf, but they aren't very stable. So, where did you get that?

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  19. Oh my goodness... everything is just so beautiful. That tree in that front window with the reflections? I could sit by that tree all December long.
    Is that a candle that you burn down each day???? That is the COOLEST!!!!!

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  20. So very beautiful and peaceful! Thank you for sharing your home with us. I feel more centered and still for having visited your photos.

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  21. Your tree is gorgeous, Billie Jo, and what beautiful place to display it!

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  22. Hi Billie Jo! Your home is beautiful. I love how you have it decorated! Here's wishing you and yours a wonderful family Christmas with cozy yet amazing moments and memories to savor. :-)

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  23. Absolutely stunning my Friend. Love it all! Your tree is gorgeous. And I love how festive you've made your kitchen. All the lit up moments in too. So pretty. Love how you seek the truly intentional this year and to be extra present. Stay cozy! xoxo

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  24. Everything looks beautiful! I love how inviting, warm, and cozy twinkling lights makes the rooms. I also think it's a good idea to be intentional with what you use to decorate. I did that a few years ago and started using things that were more nostalgic to me than anything. It is so much more meaningful now! Thanks for sharing, my friend!

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  25. Oh my goodness SO beautifulšŸŽ„. Good morning to you my friend. I pray you are warm and cozy this morning, hugs❤️

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  26. You are beautifully ready. Relax and enjoy!

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  27. Could it all look more beautiful, festive, and inviting? Praying your holidays are as joy filled as your decor! God Bless!

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  28. It seems that you have many responses to your blog as usual. I enjoy it too. However, blog land prevents me from responding often because I do not have one of my own. Lovely pictures...lovely family...I still can't get straight where you live and in which house you are at any moment. Doesn't matter in blogland LOL...Have a Merry Christmas with your lovely family...You are a remarkable young woman...with a remarkable young family. Prayers dear one.

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  29. Hi Billie Jo! I always love seeing your beautiful home, especially during the holidays. I have a hard time thinking that Christmas is only 3 short weeks away! I hope I can get everything done, as I get slower each year. But, it will come and go, and everything will work out... ;0). Hugs, Barb

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  30. What sweet decorations...I can tell why they are the things that bring you joy!! Savor all the holiday feels next to that beautiful tree!:)

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  31. Such a beautiful home and I love all of your decorations :) I really love that candle with the days written on it! I've never seen one of those.

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  32. Hi Billie Jo! Everything looks so beautiful and festive for the holidays. Your tree is always so pretty! I especially love the manger scene. And you always have the prettiest tablecloths for each and every holiday. Hope you are having a good day!

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  33. Your home is So beautiful! I actually purchased the complete Rankin/Bass DVD Christmas collection. 18 days of Christmas Classics!!! My kids and I love them all.

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  34. It all looks so lovely Billie Jo! Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception!

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Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo