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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sista's Holiday House Tour




Hello, dear friends.  I hope that you are closing in on the last of your holiday preparations so that you can take a few minutes to relax.  Pour your beverage of choice and while you're at it, grab me one.
My Sista's Holiday House Tour does not feature one holiday but two.  
Two for the price of one.   
You're welcome.



If you are new here, let me give you a little background.  My Sista lives in a beautiful antique home in Litchfield County, Connecticut.  In the past couple of years, the downstairs of the house has undergone an entire renovation.  I have written several posts about Sista's lovely home.  You can find them here, here, here, herehere, and here.




To begin, here are a few photos from Sista's Thanksgiving table.  



The plates are so pretty.  There's a funny story about those plates.  I need to get permission before I can share it with you.






If you haven't guessed by now, Sista loves to entertain.  Fortunately, her family feels the same way.  One son is a fabulous cook, one son is a bartender extraordinaire, and her hubby is the consummate host.









When I called Sista to begin the first stages of begging for more holiday pics, she was diligently working on this project.  I love the smell of spiced orange pomander balls. 
It's too bad that I am too lazy to make them.



Sista's dining room is large with beautiful built-ins original to the house and a large fireplace.







I think that I'm going to steal this hanging ornament idea next year.






I gave these salt and pepper shakers to Sista for Christmas one year.  I bought them from my favorite shop over at The Enchanted Home.








How cute are these plates!
Every Summer Sista says that she is going to have a huge yard sale.  I tell her that I will be first in line.



This year, Sista put up two trees - one in the living room and one in the den.









The tree receiving Wiley's undivided attention is the second one which is in the den.
Wiley looks like she's going to pounce any minute. 

I'm so lucky I have well-behaved dogs.






Can you spell h-a-m?

Thank you, dear Sista, for sharing your beautiful home with us.

Until next time...






George Clooney



George Clooney & Wiley

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I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.

18 comments:

  1. Both of your houses are stunning! How far away are you two? I have two sisters and wish we lived closer.
    Amy
    www.coffeeandcocktailsatthecasa.com

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  2. Thanks for taking us on the house tour with you. Love the animal plates!

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  3. ok. I must steal the idea of the deer tree topper!!!!! Love that! Our star has to be there but I could put the deer in front of it. Perfect for us!!!
    And pleeeeeeeease.....will she tell us about that chandy over her table?? I'm shopping for one right now and I love that one...very different. Could she tell me where she got it or who is the design by???? Her house is so lovely. So homey. I'm just imagining all of us bloggers sitting in her room laughing and enjoying vino!!!!

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  4. I too will be looking for the deer tree topper...we have so many deer in our neighborhood, yard, garden, pots, etc. that it seems a must for the tree. Her house is gorgeous.

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  5. Wow, I love your sister's home Katie. Seems this decorating talent runs in the family! I am in love with her Thanksgiving plates, sure hope you get permission to tell the story. I may have to borrow her idea for the chandelier. Thanks Katie, beautiful post, and thank your sister!!! Merry Christmas dear girl.

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  6. Gorgeous home. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Sista is sensational and so are you! Loved this tour! It brought me “JOY!”

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  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous home! I can't even tell you how much I love those animal plates. First I thought it was just rabbits, which would have been perfect, but then the fox!!! Be still my heart. -Jenn

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  9. Beautiful! You and your sister share a flair for decorating and design - the talent runs in the family. Happy Holidays!!

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  10. Love your sista's decor and tables!!♥

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  11. Perfection....as always from you two! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  12. Sistah knows how to do it! Looks just fabulous! Merry, merry!

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  13. It's so much fun to see how people decorate their homes! Her house looks lovely and I really enjoyed her Thanksgiving table too!
    Jenna

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  14. Sista’s house is beautifully decorated for Christmas, and I love her Thanksgiving table. I agree with Jenna, it is so much fun to see how people decorate their homes. A special thank you to Sista for allowing us to visit!

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  16. These pictures really helped me decorate this year. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration.

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