Wednesday, 12 December 2007

'What do YOU love about your Holiday Home'........

GET ON YOUR PRETTY DANCIN' SHOES EVERYONE....
It's PARTY TIME !
Well, ok, its not really that type of party....but by all means pop on your prettiest christmas 'frock' settle back in your comfy chair with a glass of eggnog, some sweet chocolate truffles and some Sinatra playin' softly in the background.......as i welcome you with open arms to the
PAINT MINE PINK version of 'What do you love about your Holiday Home' ,hosted by the lovely Karla @ Karlas Cottage


I am sooo lucky that my hubby and my lil guy allow me to go pink crazy in our home...any time of year. Unfortunaltely i do have 5 cats in my home now so i am restricted with my use of 'things that are tinsel related', 'things that jingle' and basically anything sparkly within paw reach that can be whacked, pulled, yanked and chewed on.

So..without further ado.....

Welcome to the Thompson Family Christmas......

This is what you'll see when you first step inside
A pretty wreath on the front door....

And some sweet little reindeer along with my Snow Angel from Alice and a christmas stocking from my dear friend Cherrie @ Country Wishes.


Our front room.My favourite room in the house.
I strung fairy lights from the ceiling and Sam just loves it, he calls it 'Fairy Land' in there now :)







My pretty Glitter card from Alice is the centre piece of the swag on my sideboard.

My coffee table with tinsel, trees, gift boxes and baubles...lots of pink happening here..LOL

Well he's not pink but isnt he gorgeous!

"I'll have a blue christmas without you..."

And of course our Christmas Tree. I gave up the search for a white one so i sprayed the green one with Santa Snow. There are 3 glasss glitter bells on there that i made for us. An S for Sam, a D for Daddy and an M for Mummy. Plus many other decoration i made.



See what i mean about cats and decorations.....i'd love to know what my Georgie is plotting there..


Mr and Mrs Reindeer sitting proudly under the tree. Mr Deer asked for a smallish blue bow, not wanting to look too 'Doe-ish' i guess....
I popped a little 'BELIEVE' sticker on his tushie...because shouldnt we all believe in a little magic...



Sams room.....his stocking that Poppy gave him when he was a baby, and his big santa sack (this kids not silly, you see its sooo deep that santa has to bring lots of toys to fill it...)
Last night he set up his little Fibre Optic tree and Christmas Penguin on his bedside table amongst some tinsel. I just had to sneek in when he was asleep and take some photos.




So what do i love most about my Holiday Home.....I love the people in it, the animals in it, the amazing and emotional feeling that overcomes me on christmas morning when Sam see's that Santa has been and his stocking is full and there are gifts under the tree just for him. I love my job as 'Present Giver Outer' when the whole family is together around the tree.... I love snapping photos of my family when they think no-one is looking, capturing the emotional smiles on their faces...i love sitting down to lunch and not being able to hear myself think for all the chatter that is going on around me...i love when we all jump in the pool and go totally crazy because we are that happy to be together.....i love Sams tired little face at the end of the day, hes so worn out and so gosh darn happy to be a kid....
Above all i love my son and my husband and i especially Thank our Lord that we made it through another year with my husband Shane remaining in remission from the Cancer that almost took him from us not so long ago...

So from my Blessed Family to yours, we wish you all a very safe and joyful christmas surrounded by those you love and those who love you.

MERRY CHRISTMAS.....

Love Shann xo

43 comments:

Laurie said...

Look at that sweet little angel sleeping. They are so sweet when they are asleep. I love you home. It's beautiful!

hugs,
Laurie

Joy said...

Oh Shannon, love all of these shades of pink! Divine!

The cat pic was hilarious! And your angel fast asleep - too cute! :)

Joy

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I love the glow your home has!

She'sSewPretty said...

Your home is just beautiful! I have so many boys and young men visiting that my pink and white is confined to my bedroom. Maybe one day! Thanks so much for sharing and stopping by my home too!

Anonymous said...

i'm lucky, i get to see shannon's house in real life...

Your post was beautiful Shannon (i've got tears in my eyes)

Craig & i are greatful that Shane is here too, & we are especially thankful for you guys too..

we do love you all soo much, more than you know, more than we sometimes show.

Sarah (the newest, but unfortunately untalented Thompson)

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Your home is beautiful!! I love all of the different pinks!! I think the little sleeping angel was just precious!
Merry Christmas!
:)Brittany

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Shannon! Your post is beautiful. Family, the best part of Christmas! I love your decor! We so have the same taste!! LOLOL! And Sam is just a doll! Arent babies just so precious looking when they sleep?

Hugs,
Amy

Once Upon a Cottage said...

Love your cottage home! Someday I'm going to have a pink and white room all for myself! Lovely! Thanks for sharing
Lennea

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I just love all you have done sweet Shannon! Your home is a beautiful reflection of you! Your post about your family was just so sweet. We all have so much to be thankful for don't we? Little Sam is a sweetheart and I am so happy that Shane is doing so well! You all have a blessed Christmas......PS - if I had a pool it was warm enough ever here in the states to swim yesterday. About 76 degrees..... Not typical for here this time of year.
Blessings,
Barbara

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your home is just beautiful!! I especially like the reindeer, the cat admiring the tree, and of course your precious little one sleeping!
:)
Thanks for visiting my holiday home too!

Dolly said...

OH Shann everything is sooooooo pretty!
I love it!
Your home is very warm and inviteing!

Hugz to the sweet sleeping angel baby! He is so precious!

The kitty picture, I am dealing with the same mischevious lil fur babies too! :-)

Luvs ya, Doll

Sugar Bear said...

Such a lovely home Shannon! I esp. love those two reindeer. They are a treat. You are lucky - my husband will not go for pink! I have a lavender powder room that he somehow agreed to but I think that is as girly as he can take!
Karla

Lori said...

Shannon, Kisses to Georgie, even though you KNOW he's up to no good! Everything looks pretty in pink and looks like a Surgar plum Wonderland! Love and Kisses to Sam and you, will write soon! Lori

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Shann, your pinks are soooo pretty. I love your lights. It is a gorgeous fairy land!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This just goes to show that there is no such thing as too much pink. It is all gorgeous. Susan

Southern Heart said...

You have so many beautiful decorations...I love all of the pink! Your kitty seems to be pleased, too! :)

xo, Andrea

Amy P said...

Beautiful! It's so light and airy! We are lacking sunshine right now :(

Scrappy Jessi said...

i adore all the pink goodness! lovely!!
jessi

Whimsy Pink said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love decorating for christmas!I posted mine too!

www.angelinascards.com said...

So wonderful! I love all the pink! Merry Christmas,Angelina

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Shannon,
LOL - I thought I went mad with fairy lights but not even I have strung them across the ceiling...hhmmm, now thinking about what I can do next year!!!!

Love your Christmas decorating and the fact that you have found the true meaning of Christmas.
Merry Christmas,
Kerryanne

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Hi Shannon,
Thanks for visiting me today! I love your home, so shabby chic! My dream but it's not happening quite yet! Love all the pinks and whites- so soothing! I'm so happy your family has been blessed with your husbands good health this year! Merry Christmas!
Robin

Miss Sandy said...

I love all your lucious pink and aqua! Thank you for the lovely home tour and Merry Christmas. Miss Sandy

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

awww shannon... you got me all teary eyed. what a lovely post!!! merry, merry christmas to you and your family. debbie =)

Gail McCormack said...

A lovely post from a lovely lady! It all looks beautiful...it's so you Shann! I'll always treasure my Chrissie decoration I won in your giveaway and my little extra one too
I'm not going to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas yet, I'll save it till closer to the day

Alex Hughes said...

Shannon, your place looks just beautiful. I love the colours of course. Do you have a Bed, Bath and Table store near you? They have the most devine Christmas decos this year (and every year actually) But this year they have some beautiful vintage tin stars and all in gorgeous shabby colours. Am off shopping there on Saturday (and 30% off at the moment too!!).

I love the 'Dreaming of a Pink Christmas' sign. Mine arrived a couple of days ago and went up straight away.

Enjoy the season and best wishes to you and your family.
Bye,
Alex

Katrina said...

Hi Shannon, what a lovely house you have there with all your decorations! You have put a lot of effort in and it has definitely paid off. Well done! I love the night time photos too!!

Katrina :)

Alice W. said...

Wow Shannon!!! Your home is soooo gorgeous! I wish it wasn't all the way around the world because I would LOVE to see it in person! All those "Fairy" lights and pink goodies! So beautiful! I esp. loved the white reindeer and the "I'll be dreaming of PINK Christmas" sign! Too cute! Thank you again for my TO DIE FOR ornaments...I have them on a "blue frost" bouquet to show them off!

Sarah said...

Hi Shan,
Thanks for the tour around your beautiful house! How very festive!!!. I loved your previous post on your collection of teabag holders, they make such a pretty display, so keep adding I say!
~~~Sarah~~~

Cindy Roberts said...

Love the photo of Georgie looking at your tree! Cats are great.

Hey, we are partners in PINK! I can't imagine a day without it! Stop by my blog at CUTE PINK STUFF. I also have a website by the same name. If I ever stop liking the color, I'm in trouble. I will have the pinkest garage sale ever! Happy holidays! Cindy

Barbara H. said...

Absolutely lovely. And I love your last paragraphs.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chique said...

Thank you for inviting us to your wonderful home! I would love to have more pink in here. I opted for a pink kitchen but hubby won't hear of it!! Weird huh?
You are right, health and being togheter is a true blessing.

Blessings and happy holidays froms the Netherlands!

hoganfe handbags said...

Thank you for that lovely and enchanting holiday tour - you have a real talent for decorating! I am on the tour as well stroll by when you catch moment :)
Mary

Pearl Maple said...

Love non tradditional decorating color themes, they are such run. Your advent santa is too cute, did you make that yourself?

joan said...

Love all of your decorating. Your son's room is so sweet and I didn't know about your hubby but am so glad he's doing well. Merry
Christmas

Pinkie Denise said...

Your home is beautiful, and I love all the pink! Thanks for having me for the party I enjoyed it stop by for some tea Pinkie Denise

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Thankyou so much ladies for all your lovely comments and wishes for a merry christmas. If i havent been to your blog yet, i will be there soon, just making my way round..LOL.

Love Shann xo

COLLS GARDEN said...

Hi Sweetie, it is all gorgeous, I have seen it for real. Especially my darlin' boy (& Georgie).
Mwa :-}

SHARON LUV'S SHABBY said...

Hi Shannon, How beautiful. I luv your dining room with all the fairy lights looks fantastic. Sam must be in heaven when all the lights go on. Luv it all it looks great very shabby chic, luv the pic of Sam and the pic of your tree and the pic of your little white reindeer... OK OK just luv everything.
<3 Sharon

Marina Capano said...

Hi! nice to meet you!
So wonderful! I love all the pink!
I love your cat! He is similar a my cat. He´s name is Tomas.
Would do you visit my blog?

Marina Capano xO xO
from Argentina.

Siobhan said...

Love your Christmas house!

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Pink, Pink, Pink! My favorite..I love it!

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