Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Christmas watercolor painting

The tree is decorated,

the stockings are hung (one for Maddie and, of course, one for Otis and one for Riley),

the gifts are wrapped,

and we've been enjoying cozy warm fires by the Christmas tree.

Otis and Riley have been enjoying their time on the back of the sofa looking out the window.

What a beautiful time of year!

I'll be taking a blogging break until after the holidays. We will be traveling to Pennsylvania, New York and then back home to North Carolina. We will be having Christmas dinner here and getting together with all the family.

Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your home looks so warm and cozy for the holidays! Have a great time and a safe trip!

Protege said...

Have a wonderful Christmas dear Donna, your home looks lovely, the tree is stunning.

Donna said...

How much is Rent per month???Hahaaaa...I'm moving IN!!!hughugs

Kerrie said...

Donna, I just love this post! And your painting is wonderful, so warm and inspiring! God Bless and hugs, Kerrie

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE your water colour!!! FABULOUS!!!

Deb said...

Hi Donna
Your Watercolour painting is gorgeous ~ I love the little (Otis/Riley)doggie watching the tree decorating ♥
Your Christmas plans sound lovely ~ spending it with family and doing some traveling. Have a Wonderful Christmas & safe travels xo

rosie's whimsy said...

Everything looks wonder. I can feel the warmth of your fire ... oh wait, that's my wood stove :-) Have the Happiest of Holidays! ((hugs)) rosie

julie king said...

your tree is just beautiful, donna! have a safe trip and wonderful visits with family and friends. hugs to otis and riley!!!

Catherine Holman said...

What a sweet painting! Your home looks lovely decorated. Wishing you and your family a safe and Merry Christmas!

Sherri said...

Donna, everything looks so lovely! Have a safe and happy trip! Merry Christmas!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

OHH... everything looks so festive here! What a cute painting, too!
Have a very Merry Christmas, Donna!
Karla & Karrie

Charlene said...

Your photos & home are lovely all dressed for the holidays. Hope you are taking Ottis & Riley with you on your travels. Have a wonderful time & we'll see you next year. And I love your pansies & cabbages. That is on my list of things to do this week. Merry Christmas.

Mimi Sue said...

Your home is just so beautiful at this time of year. Is that Otis or Riley helping to decorate the tree? Love your watercolor. Have a wonderful Christmas. Mimi

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
I hope you have a wonderful time visiting with family this Christmas. Your home looks so cozy and beautiful and I love the watercolor you did. You should use it as a Christmas card. Does anyone send cards anymore?
Hugs, Rhondi

Angie said...

It looks so warm and cozy that I want to crawl right into the pictures, let Otis, Riley, Dewey, Bayley and Marlee all scrunch in close, and just stay there until Santa arrives! :D Happy Holidays, Donna, and blessings for safe journeys.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Looks lovely, Donna! Merry Christmas!


Sheila :-)

Beverly said...

Donna, your home looks so warm and inviting. And, your tree is stunning.

I hope you have a safe trip, and enjoy your time away.

Happy@Home said...

Your home looks so pretty all decorated for Christmas and your watercolor is beautiful. I wish you and your family a most Merry Christmas. Have a safe and wonderful time in your travels.

Ruth Welter said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip Donna....enjoy your time away.

Your Christmas painting is GORGEOUS!


The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Beautifully decorated...and very welcoming! Love that painting & the boys looking on so patiently at you two and saying "is it time, is it time, is it time to play yet?!!"

Susie Q said...

Your home is so beautiful Donna..truly beautiful.