Monday, December 26, 2011

My Holiday Home!

Merry Christmas!

With all of the shopping, wrapping, cooking, eating, 
cleaning, and other goings on mostly done, 
I finally have some time to sit and post some pictures 
from around my home from this Christmas!

 A beautiful vignette from atop my 
entertainment center....
Sweet angels faces, all aglow....
Vintage ornaments in soft pastels.....

Lovely, Victorian inspired mantel 
decorated in pinks and greens

 A pastel tree with pops of 
hot pink and emerald green...
Cute little stowaways from the North Pole....
Darling winter display on my living room table.

 Pippa, looking cute, wanting to be 
in the tree outside the window
A beautiful, whimsical sideboard...

Adorable Estate Sale Santa!
 A plate of pretty faux sweets and a broken ornament
that was too pretty to toss out yet!
 A precious snowman gumball snowglobe hand made
by my dear friend, Jennifer Hayslip of

Nativity scene, sweetly glittered by Analise Sledd of Sugar*Sugar. 
 Bright and fun dining room tree!!
Sweet handmade mittens by Julie Ann Hood.
  Beautiful ornaments made by 
talented friends...
 My Mom's pink flamingo Beanie Baby!!

A few years before she died, my mother had her best friend's front yard "flocked" but was too embarrassed to tell her she was behind it!  For Christmas that year, I gave them both Beanie Babies and made them open their presents together. Her friend guessed the "secret" right away!
 Homemade ornament from my late Aunt Helen.
 Cutie pie pixie gift tag!
A pretty gift tag...

Sparkling and festive glittering snowflake chandelier!

A Colorful, kitschy kitchen!

 Of all my decorations, I look forward to bringing these angels out every year!

I purchased them on Christmas Eve of my son's first Christmas at a consignment shop in Florence SC, 18 years ago!

My mother and grandmother, Bitty drove up from Georgia to be with us for a week!  It snowed on the 23rd!

  I have so many happy memories of that Christmas!

 Adorable child's vintage Christmas apron!
  Fun wreath made with kitschy thrift store finds!
 Cute vintage finds....
 Winking Santa cup hanging out with baking spices....
My son, Richard gave me this Reindeer Beanie Baby when he was little.  It was our tradition to visit a Secret Santa Shop each year.  I would give him $5.00 for each person on his list.  One year I got so tickled because I gave him $20 for 4 people and he brought me $12.00 change!!  I think I got a bookmark that year... LOL!


From my family to yours,

Merry Christmas to All,
To All A Good Night!!

With Love, 

The Grenkos
(Jennifer, Richard, Pippa, Sadie and Orangina)


  1. Soo pretty!

    My PINK, please come and see. Have a happy new year!

  2. Gorgeous. Came to wish you a happy new year. Drop by to see my PINK when you get a chance. Thanks!

  3. Jenn,

    OMG!! Your home is pure delight decorated for Christmas!! I actually visited before but I seemed to be so pressed for time this year and did not leave a comment for which i greatly apologize!
    Yes, I have started to take everything down. I do wish I could leave it up longer but I have to go with when I have time for work. If only I was not working....maybe some day!
    I adore all of your vintage treasures and your white trees. I did buy one on clearance and will be deciding where I will put it next year but I have always wanted a white tree!
    Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!


  4. oh my, i love your white trees! Hope to see you in my Pink Saturday entries one and two. Happy New Year!