Monday, December 5, 2011

~~~My Best Friends House~~~

Hello my friends!!!! I thought I would share my best friends house tonight. I went up and helped her decorate it last week. I provided most of the things I will be showing you: every thing on the tree, and stairway for example. This is such a pretty tree on its own. She liked a burgundy and gold color scheme.
 The topper is burgundy and gold sticks surrounded by 2 big fluffy bows.
 Right under the bow is a beautiful hydrangea and berry pick.
 I had gotten these gorgeous berry picks several years ago. They add a beautiful touch to the tree.
 Some very pretty gold and burgundy balls.
 I also added some of these great ivory berries, they really pop and are so pretty on the tree.
 Burgundy poinsettias are also used on the tree. A design tip: buy a BUSH and cut it apart, you will get MUCH more BANG for your buck!
 Now we will move over to the GRAND stairway!!!! This takes alot of garland! And lights!
 The railing goes UP and ACROSS. Upstairs they have an office and guest room and one bath.
 I created this focal point at the base of the stairs. A BIG bow, berry picks, poinsettia, etc.

These gold edged leaves are used throughout the railing AND the tree.

 Sorry this one is blurry, I must have moved slightly.
 Here is the fireplace in the living room. I created the arrangement. It is in a beautiful iron and glass urn that she had. I filled the urn with pinecones then added the flowers. I also moved the sitting reindeer over next to the candle holder before we were finished.

 My friend purchased this ready made tree at Home Goods. I just LOVE it!
 I couldn't get a shot of the lights on the garland because we had put them on a timer.
 She wrapped the candle holders with pretty berry garlands. It adds some UMPH to them.

 This is their village, SO pretty!
 Her hubby has this collection of nutcrackers. We placed a lit garland and wound it around and added some pinecones.

 A shot of the fireplace
She and I have been friends for 44 years now. We got married within weeks of each other, raised our kids together and have been through all of life's ups and downs together. We go on vacations together and we even share a BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Isn't that something!? I can't imagine my life without her. Thanks, W, for letting me be such a big part of your life and your family.
I will be joining these great parties:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Motivated Monday at Be Colorful
Making the World Cuter Monday at Making the World Cuter
More the Merrier Monday at DIY Home Sweet Home Project
Savvy Homemade Monday at Home Savvy A to Z
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tutorials and Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
It's A Party on Thursday at A Creative Princess
Show and Share on Thursday at Southern Lovely
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Share Your Creations on Thursday at Kristen's Creations
Hookin’ Up on Thursday with House of Hepworths
Addicts (not so) Anonymous on Friday at Addicted 2 Decorating
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Thanks so much for joining me tonight! I hope you are about done decorating and can relax a little and enjoy this beautiful season!!!!!! XO, Pinky


  1. This is all beautiful Pinky. She is so lucky to have someone like you to come and decorate.

  2. Stunning my friend! You're so talented, your friend is so lucky to have you. The staircase is fabulous!
    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week.

  3. You worked your magic touch, Pinky!! It all looks beautiful! I am in awe of the staircase! It looks so pretty all lit up! Gorgeous tree and mantel, too!


  4. Pinky,
    Your friend's home is lovely! The traditional red and gold are stunning with the addition of twigs, berries, pine cones and poinsettas! Amazing job, dear friend!!! Friends are the glue that hold us together in life! I know she's as grateful for your friendship, as well!

  5. Pinky, this is just beautiful! What a good friend you are!! It is always such a blessing to be able to share your talent! Your friend is one lucky woman!

  6. Beautiful Pinky. Your friend is very lucky to have you come and decorate. The tree is stunning. The staircase is lovely.
    She has a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing...

  7. Everything looks beautiful Pinky! But what I love the most is the mini snow houses.

  8. Pinky, everything is gorgeous!! Those are my colors! Love it all you are such a great friend to go help her decorate! LOVE it!! :)

  9. Hi Pinky! Oh, everything is so beautiful! What a friend you are to help like this! :) You're so creative. The tree and topper is just gorgeous!
    It's so wonderful to have had this friendship for so long! What a treasure!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Beautiful Pinky and the tree looks gorgeous!! Martina

  11. It is gorgeous! Beautifully decorated, Pinky! Take a bow.

  12. This is such beautiful decoration! I love the Christmas tree, but the stairway and the fireplace are also beautifuly decorated!:) I can't wait to decorate mine!
    Have a great evening!:)

  13. Pinky you did a wonderful job! I am imspired wit the village and nutcracker display! I have both and haven't been bring them out. I feel guilty for the nutcrackers being hidden away so much. Perhaps you've inspired me for an idea here!!

  14. Gorgeous! I love the staircase & the base of the banister. So pretty!

  15. just beautiful decoration. so rich and warm and classy

    - KAT -

  16. Looks like a dreamland! So festive at every turn. Everyone should have a friend like you!

  17. It's all so pretty and well done! Just lovely. Thank you for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Hope you're evening is grand. Toodles, Kathryn

  18. What a special friendship that you two share. You did a great decorating job & I'll bet you both had such a good time.

  19. Pinky, Love the banister! Yes, it takes a LOT of garland...LOL!!! But, the finished product is so worth it! You did an awesome job!

  20. Hi, Pinky. What a beautiful job you did for her (I especially like the bows, bows, bows, and the top of the tree!!), and what a beautiful friendship. The two of you are blessed to have each other. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  21. PS - I can't believe I haven't been following you; I will now. I hope you'll visit me and do the same! :)

  22. Wow! Now that's getting into the holiday spirit! How wonderful you guys can help each other out!

  23. Pinky, love the bow and tree topper that is really show stopper. Laura

  24. Perfectly perfect Pinky... it really looks so beautiful the burgundy colours enhance the total impact... a bit different from red yet elegant... the bow is beautiful ... Your hard work speaks beautifully...
    Happy if you come to see me at
    with love from

  25. What a lovely house and the Christmas decorations are beautiful. How sweet that you have been friends for so long!!

  26. This is gorgeous! You're so talented! She's a lucky girl to have you decorate for her! The staircase is wonderful! I just love this!

  27. Beautiful! Love the warm, rich color scheme!

    Warm Wishes,

  28. looks beautiful pink....and greyson has plenty of things to play with when he goes to visit :)...


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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