Tuesday, 22 December 2009

CHRISTMAS at ' HOME '..........

Welcome everyone to a little glimpse of Christmas at ' HOME '
Come on in and make yourselves at ' HOME ' !!

This is the hall. Every year I always decorate the stairs with eucalyptus, a few baubles and, this year, a little bit of gypsophila ...............

Here's a bit of a closer look .........

.......... this is the hall table ..........

............... and now, come on into the lounge..........

This is my favourite fireplace. All of the fireplaces in our house are Art Nouveau and they are all original too.........

I must try and hide that wire. Not very attractive. These chandelier cystals have lights in them but I'm not sure if I like them lit up. I rather like them as they are. What do you think ?

This is our breakfast room. This room is next to the kitchen and breakfast room was a term used by the Victorians.

This is our dining room........

.......... and finally, a glimpse at the Christmas tree..........

I can never seem to take a decent photograph of the Christmas tree. Can anyone help me with this ? It always comes out too dark, the lights never show up and it looks much better in real life !!!!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their wonderful comments on my posts over the last few months and the chance to get to know so many of you.
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and many happy times in the New Year.


  1. Just lovely! Merriest of holidays to you too!

  2. Dear Jacqueline
    Your house looks amazing.. just perfect for celebrating the White Christmas you are having!! Love the eucalyptus, it's a favourite of mine... looks divine as it is and smells wonderful too... But the thing I absolutely adore is your fireplace and 'overmantle' ...both are just incredible!

    Well you have created a Christmas Haven! You can now sit back and enjoy! [unless of course you have to create some huge Christmas dinner.. then in that case... get to work!!!]

    I'm so glad I have been able to get to you know you over these past 6 months... It's been a pleasure to have you as my blogging [and email] buddy!! xxxx Julie

  3. What a wonderful display of good taste. Thank you for having us in. Happy Christmas!

  4. Beatiful images.I like to use also the eucliptus mixed with dry flowers in my home decoration ... and it leaves a smell that reminds my home at chritmas when I was a little girl.
    Happy days of Christmas to you,


  5. Dear Jackie,
    Your home looks absolutely lovely and trés elegant - you are ready for a celebration!
    I wish you and your family many Christmas blessings my friend!

  6. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family too, Jackie! Your house looks gorgeous and very festive! I think I spotted those fab hearts that I adore so much, very pretty! Thank you very much for all your kind comments on my blog this year and I look forward to getting to know you even better in the coming year! xxoo

  7. I can't even comment on your lovely Christmas decor because I cannot get over your home.... WOW! That fireplace mantle? those shutters... amazing, my friend!

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  8. You have such a beautiful home, the fireplace is just amazing with the mirror above it. Love all the wallpaper in your rooms and your tree is lovely!
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  9. My fabulous British friend your home is spectacular (as I knew it would be)as you. Your fireplace is gorgeous, and here we tend to think of old as the 70's or 80's. Not lit enough or not, your tree is beautiful and charming. I wish you, Mr. Home and the Home Jr.'s a blessed Christmas and memories to last your lifetime. I will be thinking about you in your winter wonderland. xoxo deb

  10. Your staircase just makes you want to walk all the way up and discover all of the other delights. You must have a ball decorating all of that Jackie. I know I would.
    Warm wishes for a very Merry Christmas


  11. Incredible ~ beautiful ~ just like you! I love it all Jackie although I have not used eucalyptus for a long time ~ guess I never thought of it! Your tree is amazing ~ loving all those little candles! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for a smashing 2010. Cheers to you my friend ~ I raise my glass. xo

  12. Your home is so warm and inviting. You really have done an outstanding job with you holiday decor. Enjoy your blog very much. Have a very Merry Christmas! Lori

  13. All of your photos are beautiful and very interesting...great job.
    Now for your tree,.......it's BEAUTIFUL and the photo is just fine.
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

  14. Have the most fabulous Christmas holiday Jackie and I look forward to more fun with you in 2010. Your home looks lovely and warm, exactly what I would expect. XO

  15. My dear Jac's, thank you SO much for inviting us into your beautiful home this Christmas. I just loved it...eucalyptus, we'll have to make you an honorary Aussie.

    It's been a joy getting to know you and I send the very warmest of wishes for a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    love DJ or as you and Simone say .. Deej.

  16. Oh Jacqueline, your house looks so lovely...I feel as if I'm there. Those fireplaces are simply amazing...and original to the house. I'm in awe. And your decor. So elegant and festive. I can smell the eucalyptus from here!

    So glad to have met you too. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

    XOX Lynn

  17. Art Nouveau fireplaces amazing ! And that stained glass looks like my front door!! All looks divine. Happy cooking and have a wonderful white cosy time and Christmas thanks for all your comments and support. Bbig hugs xoxo

  18. Hi Jackie! Your home is beautiful...just like you! I love all your elegant decorations...very sophisticated! I am grateful to have you as my friend and look forward to many more chats in the New Year! Merry Christmas! :) Laura

  19. Happy Holidays, Jackie!! Your home looks like a wonderful Christmas dreamland. I love the eucalyptus - it's not something I see a lot of over here come x-mas time, but after seeing your photos I really prefer it over our evergreens.

  20. WOW Jackie your home is beautiful!!! And that fireplace, *sigh* it's gorgeous!!!

    Blessings from my home to yours...Merry Christmas! Thank you for always being a bright spot in my day with your kind and uplifting comments!

    :) T

  21. So lovely!
    I wish Edward and I could rap on your front door for a visit!!
    Wishing you a most Happy Christmas!!

  22. Dear Jackie, your home looks like so lovely with all your decoration. The christmas tree is so beautiful.
    I wish you and your family a merry christmas!!!!!
    Lovely greetings, Yvonne

  23. Merry Christmas Jacqueline,
    This was such a lovely tour. Absolutly
    crazy for that Nouveau Mantel.
    I have never seen The Eucalypus and baby's breath used before, maybe a wedding.
    I love the smell. This was a real Treat.
    Thank you,

  24. Greetings Jackie,

    I thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas house tour. What a wonderful house you live in, and it is the perfect setting for all your imaginative and festive touches-the wreath, the swag and the tree with the candles. It's magic my dear!

    I have so enjoyed getting to know you, and I have appreciated your thoughtful comments on my blog.

    Love at Christmas,


  25. My dearest Jackie,
    Your home is absolutely gorgeous! Of course, you didn't disappoint with your flair for all things beautiful and design fabulous. The tapers on the tree are my favorite!
    Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays yet!

  26. Home at Christmas, love at Christmas, and care for all you love, that is what your home says with all of its beautiful decorations. What could be nicer.
    Have a lovely time
    Hugs Lynn xxxx

  27. My dearest Jackie!
    I came to say Merry Christmas!!!
    May it bring you and your family peace, love and joy!
    I´ll be thinking of you on christmas eve!

    Take care!
    See you soon!

  28. I love your style of decorating Jackie. YOU have done a superb job on placing everything.
    Lovely home and awesome fireplace. Every thing so festive. HOPE you have a Happy Christmas !
    Thanks for inspiring me with such gorgeous images on your blog.

  29. Hi Jackie, Your beautiful home looks like a Christmas wonderland. I just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and to thank you for your lovely comments. Keep cosy and warm!See you in the new year. Amanda xx

  30. At last, Jacqueline, a glimpse of your house and it's an absolute wow. You must feel as though you're constantly filming Gosford Park. Bring on more pictures. You'll want to take them before I move in as I'll be wandering aimlessly round getting in the way of your camera and annoyingly reading everyone's blog posts aloud to you while you mull some more wine for us. A very happy Christmas to you, and thanks for keeping company.

  31. Dear Jackie,

    What a beautiful house you have! I like the Eugalytus/Hydrangea wreath! It is so beautiful.

    A Merry Christmas and a Happy 2010 for you and your family!!!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  32. I am drooling over your house, let alone the decorations. Love the candles draped over the tree branches!

    We still are having an English Christmas. The kids have made their presentation for our guests. The goose was voted down though so we are having a standing rib roast, yorkshire pudding, brussel sprouts and roasted potatoes. I did find my Christmas spirit and it was hiding in an apple!

  33. Jackie, your home is so warm and inviting - just beautiful! Wishing you and your family the very merriest of Christmases! xo

  34. hey there you ;)
    I am very happy to have met you here in blog land this last year...It is great to share the same interest in interior and Rock&Roll crime with you. I enjoyed all your beautiful chosen pictures and stories and love to have had a little peek in your beautiful place.
    Leaving you witha my best wishes gor a beautiful Christmas and a very healthy and happy new year.
    Big hug, desiree

  35. Dear Jackie - thank you for the guided tour of your very elegant Christmas decorations - bet the eucalyptus smells gorgeous! Love the stand on the dining table with the silver decorations....now put your feet up with a glass of something lovely and enjoy! Happy Christmas!Warm wishes, Susie x

  36. Beautiful in every way!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  37. If dear old Blogger gave an Award for the blog that 'Came, Saw & Conquered' you would win hands down Jac! I love your glorious sense of humour, off-beat way of looking at life & your talent for producing the most stylish & creative posts - even if you are a Pom! Warmest Christmas greetings to you & your HOME family - have a fantastic day tomorrow.
    Love Millie xx


  39. hey, what a wonderful house you have to live in with so many beautiful rooms. You are so fine that I almost fall. Have a wonderful Christmas with much love and lots of hugs / Ingela.

  40. Ok no more presents for me...that was it. How did you know what I wanted??? Thank you for sharing so much!!!! The fireplaces with the shelves and all the detail are to die for. Love all the touches of JDL....very nice and fits right in. The tree dripping in candles is so beautiful. I never would have thought of doing that.....I might steal that if you don't mind? You photographed the tree perfectly....It all looks like pages from a magazine!!!
    Merry Christmas my friend!

  41. there are those chairs!!
    great looking!

    thank you for the invite into your home.
    have a lovely Christmas

  42. Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas. It's been wonderful reading your blog throughout 2009 and I look forward to more inspiring posts in 2010.

  43. Dear Jackie,
    I can't thank you enough for all your lovely comments on my blog this year, for your support, I am lucky to have discovered such an amazing person with an equally amazing blog.
    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year, I look forward to visiting your lovely blog in 2010 :)

  44. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!! Your home looks amazing Jackie, just as I imagined it would.....so many tiny beautiful details!

    Thank you for your lovely comment yesterday....it has truly been an absolute pleasure meeting you in Blogland, thank you so much for your constant support, your inimitable sense of humour and for just being you!

    Merry merry Christmas to you and your family,

    Simone xoxo

  45. Jackie, Your home is absolutely gorgeous! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and much joy, love and blessing in the New Year.
    xxx, Michelle

  46. Dear Jackie, your house looks wonderful....you have done an amazing job! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you this year. I always love coming over and reading your blog. Wishing you a magical Christmas and many blessings to you and your family....Axx

  47. Dear girl, your home is BEYOND gorgeous! You have done an absolutely marvelous job as it is so incredibly festive!!!
    I have so enjoyed getting to know you this past year, and look forward to being even more inspired by you in 2010. Your kind words are always the highlight of my day~
    Happy Holidays to you and yours,

  48. A sweet and happy Christmas to you!

    : )

    Julie M.

  49. Gorgeous decorating! So very, very pretty. May you have a sweet New Year filled with much prosperity and good will.


  50. Dear dear Jackie!
    Merry Christmas to you! And thank you ever so much for letting us enjoy all your beautiful posts!
    And now I´m sitting here wondering...do you ive in a castle..?!?! God it´s just amaing! I´m in love with your photos and your tree is simply...the best! Such a great idea hanging the candels like that...*LOVE IT*
    And will absolutely use it next year..:)

    Hope you´re having nice day with your loved ones.
    Take care!
    Lots of huge hugs from your Icelandic friend in Sweden..;)

  51. Your home is so lovely - I so enjoyed seeing it all - I love the candles on the tree - that is amazing!
    Wishing you a very blessed Christmas and a new year filled with love and laughter

  52. Dear Jackie,

    Merry Christmas and happy happy new year..With all my love..

  53. Wishing you a very merry Christmas, with lots of blessings--Gypsy Purple--Chamara

  54. dear jackie... thank you for all of your lovely comments and sharing so much of yourself and your lovely home with all of us... you are a very sweet and kind woman... i wish you many blessings for 2010... x pam

  55. Dear Jackie,
    I hope you have spent wonderful days with your family.... you have created a so wonderful Christmas HOME....
    I thank you for your lovely comments on my blog and like to thank you for your wonderful blog.... All the best for you and I wish you a brilliant New Year's Eve
    Many warm hugs

  56. This was my first visit to your blog and I really enjoyed it!

  57. So so divine. No surprise there. I hope you had a beautiful holiday with your loved ones!

  58. Hi Jacqueline, I have entered you into the Apartment Therapy top "Homie" blog contest, x

  59. Your home is stunningly lovely ...every room is a feast for the eyes! That tree of yours is beyond words. Hope your Christmas was filled with blessing apon blessing my friend.

  60. Oh Jackie,
    your house is soooo wonderful - i love it!!!!!! Hope you had a lovely christmas and i send you all my best wishes for a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! Enjoy the days in your wonderful christmas home and thank you sooo much for all your lovely comments (it makes me so happy),

    warm Hugs, Jade

  61. Oh so wonderful pictures, an amazing house you have. I hope you have had a lovely christmas, and I wish you a happy new year! Hugs! :)

  62. Lovely decorations! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!!!

  63. Your house looks divine. How stylish and beautiful! x

  64. The house is gorgeous! :-)

    I really enjoyed looking at all our pictures.

    Such a cute blog you have!

    Happy New Year!


  65. In love with your christmas decor, and crazy in love with your Art Nouveau fireplace, oh my god, how wonderful!!!!!!!!!!
    Hugs to you, Jacqueline.
    Maria Cecilia