Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas at Mom's House


I love my Mom! She is 74 and still goes all out for Christmas.
On the 25th of each month she reminds me that there are "only ___ months left till Christmas!"
She starts the process of decorating her home immediately after Thanksgiving. With the excitement of a child, she hauls her Christmas loot down a steep flight of stairs and joyfully begins the process of placing each and every treasured object in just the right spot. This usually takes her about 4 straight days...nonstop. When she's done...it's nothing short of spectacular! Christmas has arrived and is displayed in all it's glory and the woman who is my Mom is transformed into the little girl of Christmas past.









































Her passion for Christmas and the reason for the season, the birth of Christ, is a joy for all who share in her Christmas magic.

9 comments:

FrenchBlue said...

What a BEAUTIFUL Mom you have!!!! Gosh, she looks amazing! Her home is elegant, warm & whimsical just like a beautiful home that a mom would have. You are the lucky one and I know she is lucky and happy and blessed to have you too! Have the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!
XOX's

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Wow...I am in awe. Your mom is fabulous & so beautiful. Her home is gorgeous, really gorgeous. I am delighted to read that she still gets excited about Christmas and goes to all that work. That is what keeps us young I believe. Hold on to her tight. My mom is in the process of dying from cancer & will likely not make it to the New Year. My parents both loved to decorate like that & this year dad did a great job all on his own while mom watched. My heart just isn't in it this year. Tell your dear mom that she is incredibly talented. All the best to you & your family during this holiday season. x

Kitty said...

Your mom is the bomb! What a beautiful home - I especially liked her beaded (brooch?) trees. I'll bet your holidays are off the hook there! Toodles, kitty.

eddieross said...

Everything is so elaborate and beautiful! We can't wait to meet her in person!

xo
Eddie + Jaithan

Kathysue said...

Hi Therese, It was so fun meeting you today in Alameda on the Eddie Ross tour. Your Mom is such a pretty lady and her home is gorgeous and full of warmth and whimsy, my favortie combination. Merry Christmas to you and Yours, fondly Kathysue

Kristin said...

W-O-W!!! This home is amazingly festive and I love it. Way to go!

Kristin
www.DiscoverInteriorDesign.com

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Janet sent me over and I must say hello and tell you I enjoyed your Mom's festive magic. I 'll have whatever shes having....I could use some of her energy. Happy Holidays!

ANTHEA said...

we love your mom and her home, so does Latte. seeing her home decorated makes me feel closer in the Christmas spirit...will have to take a private tour before she puts everything away, can Latte come too? i like her little catholic artifact collection!

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