Friday, July 24, 2009

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas in July!

Welcome to Christmas in July brought to you by Just Add Glitter and Stir! I thought I would string this out the whole weekend and to give everyone a chance to enter my Christmas giveaway.

Wow, I can't tell you how nice it is to have Christmas more than once this year. :) Have you been naughty or nice? :)

Okay, well either way we'll all celebrate. First, let's take a relaxing sleigh ride home...

We're almost there. The streets are already bustling with holiday cheer!

Did you spot this beautiful wreath hanging in the town entrance?

Here we are. Home sweet home.

Oh, woops..we're still hanging ornaments. If you wouldn't mind can you help me finish hanging them?

Eggnog? Of course we have Eggnog! What's Christmas without Eggnog?

And we made some fresh baked cookies...

We've still got a few to finish...

Oh! If you want to finish wrapping a few presents, feel free....there's wrapping paper in the kitchen.

And may I suggest some cute and natural ideas for finishing up your wrapping?

The dining room is ready for dinner and guests...

Afterwards, feel free to relax in the living room...

Isn't the Christmas tree beautiful?

Until tomorrow...make yourself at home. :)

If you want more holiday cheer swing on by Just Add Glitter and Stir and you will see the list of participating blogs and you can blog hop your way through Christmas! :)

Stay tuned for the Giveaway later today!!

All pictures courtesy of Country Living (except for the Thomas Kinkade one and the vintage pin up one :) )


Dustjacket Attic said...

Merry Christmas in JULY

I just loved your post and the music, made me feel real happy!

xxx DJ

Lauri said...

Merry Christmas!!! Love the pictures you shared!


I dropped by to give you some warm
holiday best wishes! Hugs all the way from (((Texas))) ...
enjoyed viewing your cool yule blog.
Looks like you were a good girl and so busy!
thanks for sharing -

JamaGenie said...

How perfectly lovely. And the eggnog was purr-fect! Merry Christmas!

Kathleen said...

This is one of the nicest Chirstmases I have ever had! I love the sleigh ride, and the egg nog and cookies were delicious. Thank you for your warm hospitality, Michelle. Hugs, Kathleen

Zaroga said...

Great Post, Michelle!

Merry Christmas in July!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas in July! I'm visiting from Maggi's :-) Wonderful post, thank you for sharing and you have a wonderful blog!!!

Nora Johnson said...

Happy Holidays! Had such a marvellous time at yr site - feel sooo relaxed now for the rest of the day!!

See you again soon!


Karyn - (French Charming) said...

It's all so divine! Merry Christmas in July! I enjoyed my visit here, I perused through your blog a bit, it's lovely and I'll be back!


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Mele Kalikimaka! Maligayang Pasko!

Simply delightful! from the swinging santa girl stuck on the barb the sweet sleigh ride... and yummy eggnog (our oldest daughter and my hubby LOVE eggnog and always share their special eggnog toast!) You were a lovely and thoughtful host...every detail covered :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
Hope you have a bit of time to come to my family’s Christmas memory party :o)

Marie Antionette said...

I loved the sleigh ride,It was glorious.Everything was just gorgeous.I had just a good time.Makes me warm all over.Did I ever tell you we love aniamls too.My White Peacocks are so very beautiful.I just love this blog...XXOO Marie Antionette

HiHo said...

love all the pix you picked.The rooms are all so cozy looking. Merry Christmas, have to go to work not sure if I'll be back before tonight, hope you get your wrapping done. Heidi

Tracey said...

Merry Christmas Michelle,,, enjoyed your egg nog and the tree is Beautiful. Can't wait to see the giveway,,till then I'll sit by the fire and have a cookie!!

yyam said...

Merry X'mas! I love the wonderful atmosphere you've created..really feels like X'mas!

Cindy said...

merry christmas in july!!!! :D

your post certainly made me feel the christmas spirit!

That's Who I Am said...

Happy Christmas in July! Can't wait to see your next post:) I have gotten so many great ideas already. The pictures you have are so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I think you should come to my house in December and help me now, because you have lovely lovely taste!

Thanks for this post, it really is Christmas in July!
Merry Christmas!
xoxoxo PEACE Rhonda Roo

laterg8r said...

merry christmas to you! love all the pics, definitely in the christmas spirit now!

Traci said...

I loved those pics! Merry Christmas in July!

Scrappy Girl said...

Merry Christmas in July...your post is so festive!

Coastal Sisters said...

This post was WONDERFUL! Makes me want to start on some Christmas projects!

I loved seeing the pictures of the birdies and Puck! I am back from vaca now and am trying to catch up on reading all my favorite blogs today :)

Happy Saturday dear one!

Tammy said...

Loved everything...especially my sleigh ride, thank you! Merry Christmas in July!

Maggi said...


I came in from the warm and sun,
To find that Christmas has begun!

Wow, what a fabulous spread! The eggnog and cookies were delicious, thank you so much! This is such a lovely party and the sleigh ride was divine!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Rest of Your Year!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Beautiful Christmas post, have a lovely day!

Chari said...


Ohhhh...I just love Christmas!!! What a grand idea...Christmas in July! I really enjoyed all of your beautiful Christmas photos...they just made my heart smile!!!

Warmest wishes,
PS...Merry Christmas!!!

Maureen said...

Awwww.....loved all the beautiful photos! I can't believe this is your first blog hop! That was fun!


MJ said...

Great pictures!!!


Danielle said...

Beautiful post!! Merry Christmas!!

fairmaiden said...

A Country Living Christmas is my favorite kind. Everything is cozy, cottageie, cuteness. The pic of the white bed and bowl of onions!!!~my inspiration for this coming Christmas.

Noodlegirl said...

Merry Christmas are you enjoying the cold in your mind? lol

Angela said...

Thanks for particpating in the blog hop! I enjoyed your post and all the beautiful pictures!

Jackie said...

I loved your post! Merry Christmas :)

Nora Johnson said...

Dear Michelle!
Just stopped by again to thank you for your lovely comment at my place and to let you know you are included in the random draw on July 31st for my Christmas in July giveaway!! But can’t stop now any longer unfortunately ‘cos still got so many other participants and visitors to check out! Phew!!

Have so enjoyed my second visit to your gorgeous site! Have a wonderful Christmas in July holiday and see you again soon!


Bella said...

I am so glad you joined the party because it allowed me to discover your blog, which I love! As soon as I spotted Victoria magazine and Tainted Ladies, I knew I'd have to follow along from now on. :)
It looks like you do Christmas right at your place. Those photos are so gorgeous - I'm totally in the holiday mood now!
Thanks for having me over. Stop by my place for a visit.
~Bella (Beauty Does Matter)

printersdevil said...

Wonderful CIJ party. I am finally getting to make the rounds. I did a quick check on my party and visited with guests there, so please excuse me if I missed you. I will be back home later to mingle some more. Right now, I am trying to fit in all the blog parties. This is such fun!!!!!

Merry Christmas in July from Texas!

What a wonderful party. It is much cooler at your home than here! I haven't been on a sleigh ride in years. What a treat.

The decor, food and fellowship was wonderful. I will be back later to check out the pressies.

Anya said...

Its really christmas in july here on your blog ....... LOL
Are you celebrate it in USA !!!
Never heard of it ..... LOL

Sorry I am late
I don't now how to visit all blogs
I didn't a few days no blogging :(
Its many work HEHE
You start a second blog,
I am your first follower ^___^

purss & hugs to all
Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

daylily777 said...

Such a beautiful Christmas party , I have enjoyed myself. I have always wanted to take a sleigh ride in the snow. Merry christmas in July! & you are invited to stop by my party.

Molly said...

Lovely ideas but now I'm so inspired to start decorating already! :)

Your blog is too cute! I love all the vintage images in your sidebar!

A very merry Christmas in July!

Frugal Fine Living said...

Great festive post! Happy Christmas in July!


Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

The pictures are so awesome! Now I feel like running to the Hallmark store to buy some Christmas ornaments! ☺♥☺ Diane

GypsyFox said...

Merry Christmas in July, this was fab! I loved the sleigh bells :)

Kim said...

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. And I love it!!!

BananaStamper said...

Fab photos - I thoroughly enjoyed your party, what fun to wrap gifts together! Love your style, that country/primitive is so my style too!
Merry Christmas in July!

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful christmas themed post with all the things i miss about christmas in the northern end of the world. Thanks for brightening our day.

Rainy Day Farm said...

Very beautiful pictures. I am ready for Christmas right now, especially when it is sooooooo hot here in the great NW. I could do with a bit of snow! Thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

Love it've got me in the Christmas Spirit! I was gone all weekend, so just now catching up