Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Joys #4 - Holiday Guest Room


I always enjoy decorating our guest room at Christmas; the curtains and bedding are already red and white, so I just add a few Christmas pieces and I'm done.  It's ready for family and friends, and extra guests are welcome in the other rooms decorated for the season.  (That means air mattresses in other other Christmasy rooms, since we only  have one guest room.  Our guests are always very gracious with their humble accommodations; we haven't had a complaint yet!)


These handmade wooden Santas were Christmas gifts from my daughter, additions to my Santa Claus collection.  The smaller one is displayed with some antique spools.



I had been looking for a red and white pillow for the bed, when I found this one in the Coldwater Creek catalog.  The reindeer on the pillow is company for the plush one on the bed.  He is many years old and used to be very fragrant, but has lost his scent.

Hope you are blessed with Christmas guests, or provide that blessing for your loved ones!

Annie


5 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

What a festive and inviting room you've created Annie. Any guest would be happy there. Love that new pillow. That would make me fall asleep with a big smile.

Carol said...

What a cute reindeer pillow! I know your visitors will enjoy the welcoming guest bedroom.

Merry Christmas,
Carol

BECKY said...

How gracious you are! I certainly would love to stay in that guest room! And that pillow?? OMG! It's perfect!

Thisisme. said...

Oh, I love how you have decorated your guest bedroom ! Love the little pillow. I would very much like to come to stay in that room!

Nan said...

Lucky guests!! I love this room.

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