Christmas House Tour. Erhhhmergerd.

That I have a Christmas House Tour


( I screamed that)

And I have not put up ONE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT.

 That’s right.  Not one.


Because it snowed.

It really snowed.

It’s a winter WONDERLAND around here.

I have been having too much fun playing in the snow.

I even jumped up and down on the snowmobile PRETENDING there is enough snow to go for a ride !

A Christmas house tour for me means….

Cutting some of the pine, gathering some cones, add some twinkle lights and VOILA.


I have been burning the midnight oil, prepping for the big day.

Our Porch Light

Staying up late, mostly cleaning and organizing

Ceiling light from Pier I




In the waking hours

It has also been about enjoying the highlights of the snow.

Barn flower

Admiring the treehouse wrapped in its first snowfall.



Drum roll please

I even tidied my mosaic studio for the house tour.

Uhhhm, badly needed, I am embarrassed to say.

Confession : I have been playing in the treehouse for tooooo long 🙂

Winter, for me, brings mosaic time.

It is a WORKING studio tho, so I do have dust.

Pretend that you can’t see the dust on my “hope ~ believe ~ trust” ROCKS….

Instead, let’s enjoy the sparkle.

Sparkle works for me.

Bling ~ Bling never hurt anyone.

My winter project ahead…..

Work in Progress

Seriously, it has been many years of progress.

I don’t want to talk about that.

So don’t ask me *_*.

The next photo is a room under construction….so ignore the background, I know it is U-G-L-Y.

I do have about 50 million necklaces from Bali.

Sorting them was like playing MONKEYS IN A BARREL.

Except,  not fun like the game.

So, my good friend Evie made this necklace tree for me.

I thought it was a brilliant plan.

Gotta run…..

Stacked wood for the Treehouse

I have some Christmas greenery to scatter around the house.


I have a house tour ahead of me.



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15 Responses

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  2. Sam says:

    Holy Macaroni Lynne get cookin’ girl!

    and also WTF all that snow! The treehouse looks amazing in it’s white blanket!

  3. Kelly says:

    Lynne, you are so awesome! Coming over hear and reading is like a little vacation for me. Makes me want to stop and take everything in. : )

  4. Nicolas d'Allens (et Claude) says:

    Winter arrived in Durham … but not in Paris yet.
    I’m sure you will enjoy your new snowmobiles soon.

  5. it’s now 5pm on Sat….is your house decorated yet?….I want to see the ‘mosaic in progress’…BADLY!!!!!!….and the necklace tree is exactly the inspiration I needed to help my daughter with her ‘good wishes’ tree at her wedding….just a smaller version. Good luck tomorrow, Lynne!

  6. Catherine says:

    I am not surprised that you have no decorations up the night before the big reveal . . . because I know you and I know you do your best work on the fly. It’s like having a big party, it forces you to get ‘er done. Christmas is ALWAYS magical at your home!

  7. I love the treehouse wrapped in snow!!!!! So beautiful. I want to hang out in the treehouse with a fire. Ya!

  8. Beautiful pictures. We don’t get snow in our part of the country.. but we have a trip planned in a few weeks to where it is snowing. Cannot wait to get some good photos of a winter wonderland. Thanks for sharing. Hope the tour of your house is a raging success!

  9. Gorgeous photos! And love the necklace tree…so pretty! Good luck with your tour

  10. Anonymous says:

    These photos are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! Happy winter 🙂

  11. MEANMAGENTA says:

    Awesome photos! I especially like the one with the trees taken from below, magical!
    A big hello from across the pond! Paola

  12. Work in progress looks gorgeous. Good luck getting ready!

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