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16 December, 2010

Christmas Home Tour at the Plate Addicts!

IMG_4688 Welcome to the Christmas home tour at the Plate Addicts! It’s warm and cozy inside, so come on in and join us by the fire!

page You may have already seen some of our home since I have shown you the mantel, filled with many of my recent projects… 

page1 …and the dining room, all set for Christmas eve dinner!

IMG_4717 So today I would like to show you some other parts of our home. This vignette greets you as you enter the door. I added little silver balls this year to tie in with my silvery theme and used some favorite silverplate pieces…a porringer and a wine caddy…as candleholders. I am serving corks in a little silver bonbon dish, much like the one I used in the dining room!

IMG_4712 On the little pony wall, the fork candle from last year’s Christmas decor has gotten a shimmering new ribbon and is accompanied by a silver plate topped with a red bow and berries. I love this candle and change the bow with the seasons!

IMG_4669 A second tree is found on the drop leaf table behind one of the love seats. This one is new this year…decorated with silver, blue and white! The bowl is filled with glittery fruit that I found at Dollar Tree…for 50 cents each! Beautiful and inexpensive!

page1 Here’s a closer look at the decorations on my tree…flatware, napkin rings and salt and pepper shakers! The cute kitty and little plate came from my friend Kathysue at Good Life of Design and the demitasse spoons are from Sarah at Hyacinths for the Soul!

IMG_4772 And as a tree topper…this little urn-shaped salt shaker!

IMG_4684 On the coffee table in front of the fireplace…my santos cage doll, holding a glittery ornament…

IMG_4751 …and on my favorite grape-design Goodwill silverplate tray…a wreath dotted with silver balls and a red velvet bow surrounding a three wick candle! And do you see…just beyond on the media cabinet…

IMG_4727 …a little vignette with some of my favorite things! The lamp was my mother’s and decorated our home at Christmas when I was little. And if you have been following my blog for very long, you know I can’t resist a mouse wearing clothes! lol Yes, I know…weird, but true! This one reminds me of Ratty in The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame…my favorite childhood book! I gave him a jaunty Christmas scarf! And don’t miss the La Neige (“snow” in French) hoop ornament…a sweet gift from a dear friend who had it sent all the way from France!

IMG_4743 A few more old favorites are on the painted table on the opposite wall…an ornament that was a gift from my mom, featuring little mice decorating their tree. It is sitting on some old books, GW finds a while back, under a little cloche…as a tiny wooden Santa and his reindeer stop by!

IMG_4700 A tiny forest of glittery trees is on another old book…a Paris bookstall treasure…perched on the demi-lune table near the fire. That’s Kitty looking on and enjoying a warm spot! 

IMG_4728 And here’s my third tree…sporting snowflakes and berries, along with a flock of little birds.

page3 Most of them are cardinals…my favorite!

IMG_4753 Another cardinal is nesting on the skirt, made of remnants of a wonderful French script fabric that I used to cover a stool and make a pillow…love it! This tree is on the little drop leaf table behind the opposite love seat. I decided that I would rather have three small trees than one big one.

IMG_4686 And there you have it…our Christmas home tour! The staff here at Plate Addict and I would like to thank you for dropping by! We hope you enjoyed your tour…

IMG_9810 …and that you’ll sit by the fire for a little while and have some homemade Christmas cookies and Russian tea! We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season! May this special time be filled with peace, joy and love for you and your family!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my Christmas decorations!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
The Nester at Nesting Place for the Christmas Tour of Homes
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Share the Decor
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Before and After Party on Wednesdays
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for the Holly Bloggy Home Tour and Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Linda at A la Carte for Junkin' Finds on Fridays
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
See you next time! A la prochaine!

72 comments:

  1. Debbie it's all just so beautiful warm and cozy...You out did yourself once again my Dear friend...I really loved your sweet little friendship tree the best...Many Blessings to you and your Dear family...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  2. I love the trees, Deb. The little blue & white tree is my favorite with the salt-shaker top. Just adorable. The picture of your bird tree is stunningly beautiful. Everything looks so festive and wonderFULL.
    Your guests must be so excited to see your home. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

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  3. Hi Debbie. I've so enjoyed my tour of your beautiful home! You sure can decorate. Love your little trees and how you've decorated them. The tiny little one with the blue and white teeny dishes is so darling! Love seeing how the kittys help you! ;)
    Now that's a lot of parties to go to! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  4. What a fun tour! It is always wonderful to view your beautiful home especially with all of its Christmas joy. Enjoy the coming week - it is a glorious time. Sally

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  5. everything is sooo beautiful!!!
    merry christmas to you and your family!
    kim

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  6. Oh this is a gorgeous post! I love the tree and all the fluffy decor you put in it... I am drooling over your cage doll! FABULOUS!
    Hugs,
    Olivia
    ps i am having a romantic giveaway!

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  7. Thanks for the fabulous tour...I love the snowflake, berry and bird tree, gorgeous. Your mantel is breathtaking, Debbie.

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  8. Your home is so warm and inviting! It just makes me want to come inside and enjoy the ambiance. You have a great eye for home decor. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. wow, this room just get cozier and cozier!!

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  10. Debbie your home is lovely! I have really enjoyed the Christmas tour! I loved the little blue and white tree. Thanks for joining Junkin Finds Friday. Merry Christmas!

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  11. Thank you for giving us a tour of your lovely home. Everything is so beautiful!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  12. I love your decor. What a lovely home you have! Thanks for the tour.

    Holiday Blessings,
    Kathy

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  13. Your home is beautiful -Thanks for sharing the great pics

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  14. Debbie, Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home at my party. All of your decorations are so pretty and I especially love the tree with the salt shaker on top and the Santos is the prettiest one I have ever seen. Everything is stunning.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Sherry

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  15. Debbie, your home looks warm and inviting. Each detail is full of charm. Wish I could actually spend time in these rooms. Love your little trees. We have several small trees here too. Don't have room for a large tree so we spread the decorations about on smaller trees. I like it! The little tree with the silver and blue and white is a precious idea.
    Happy Holidays to you and the family! Stay warm and cozy. ~ Sarah

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  16. A winter wonderland to take ones breath away! Gorgeous! So unique too..and I am finding so many different things that I have never seen before out here in blogland.
    That precious little tree in the silver and blue...:) so pretty and sweet. And most of all different.
    It looks like you are ready and waiting.
    I enjoyed my tour VERY much~! But..then...I always do enjoy myself when I drop in to see what you are up to.
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  17. Debbie, I love your home and you always have everything decorated so beautifully. So pretty, warm and inviting. You make it all look so special. I love your trees, and the way they are decorated is stunning. Love the little tree with the china and silverware. How cute is that. You also did a great job with your cloche, so see, you can do it. Love you and wish you the most Blessed Christmas ever. Hugs, Marty

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  18. Oh my. Everything looks gorgeous...just like out of a magazine! Great job! Susan

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  19. Your home is beautifully decorated! Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Everything looks so beautiful! I love the way you decorated your mantel! I hope you have a blessed Christmas!!!!

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  21. I almost don't know where to start!! Every single inch of your beautiful home speaks of your special style & warmth, Debbie.
    The tiny little tree with the blue and white dishes & silver pieces is so very creative as are all the unique touches you add....the corks, the sprig at the top of a silver plate on a display stand, the candy cane tucked into a ribbon. Its the way your mind works that amazes & inspires me so much. I have a bowl of corks but didn't think to decorate them. I have candy canes out but didn't think to tuck one into my biscuit barrel's nob, & I have oodles of plate display stands but never even considered putting something other than a plate in one. Duh?? I lack your creative genius & greatly appreciate you sharing with us.

    Many many Christmas Blessings!
    fondly,
    Rett

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  22. Stunning Debbie...I think us Brits could learn a thing or two from our cousins across the pond re Christmas decorating. Everything is so elegant...love it...have yourself a lovely Christmastime. Teresa x

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  23. A lovely room, spruced up for Christmas. It is wonderful.

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  24. Just gorgeous! I love everything! Merry Christmas!

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  25. Love, love, love the plate, flatware and salt shaker tree!!! I have tons of old sheet music and I have bookmarked your previous how-tos for the wreath and candle! Merry Christmas!

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  26. What a cozy house! And your Santos looks beautiful in the middle of it all :)

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  27. Debbie, your home is just divine..I love your blog it makes me warm and fuzzy inside, Wishing a very Merry Christmas to you and your family

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  28. Your home is BEAUTIFUL!!! Just like a picture from a magazine.I LOVE the cardinal tree!!! I also decorated a little cardinal tree this year too but it doesn't even compare to how gorgeous yours came out!! I love the skirt idea! I wish I could find fabric like that!

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  29. Very cozy & welcoming. Great details too.

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  30. So beautiful...I especially like the snowflake, berrie and bird tree. Merry Christmas!! ~Marlee

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  31. Everything looks just beautiful Debbie! Each of your trees is more special than the last! I hope you don't mind if I steal your idea for next year? I think the three small trees would be perfect idea for me too! I wouldn't have to dread the decorating the tree experience so much. And I could have different themes for my crazy collections *winks*
    I love that photo from Kitty's perspective! How'd you do that? She must have been very engrossed indeed to hold still long enough....Or you're a super fast shooter! Also love your Mr Ratty! I also loved the wind in the willows and he could've stepped right out of the book.
    Stop by and see me if you get a chance. I did a post on something french......*winks* Vanna

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  32. Your home is so elegant it should be in the pages of a decorating magazine! Love your trees, especially the one with the utensils. Love the mice decorating their tree. Oh, and of course the cardinals!
    Brenda

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  33. Debbie,
    Thank you. . .I enjoyed every minute of my visit. The music is excellent. My, your home is lovely and filled to the brim with wonderful memories. Just my style! My friend visited earlier this week and laughed when she saw my dish tree. . .glad to see you have one, also. Like Kitty, I'll warm myself by the fire a while longer.
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  34. I love you home tour. Lets see, I love the little tree with the blue and white ornaments so much, especially the salt shaker tree top, then I love the tree with the all the red and then the tall doll. So much to love. Happy holidays to you!
    Carey

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  35. Wow- it is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything-your blue and white, your mercury glass, your gorgeous trees, your Santos... everything! Just Beautiful- thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday and Happy Holidays!

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  36. Boy is this a beautiful post! Your home is gorgeous and so ready for the holidays. I love your stockings too. And what special treasures from some blogging friends. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  37. Thank you for hosting such a fun linky party.
    Merry Christmas
    Traci

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  38. Your decorations are so lovely and very tastefully done. Nice job!
    CAS

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  39. Debbie, I could picture myself sitting in that beautiful room, with a cat curled up in my lap, while I admired all of your wonderful decor. Of course, I love the tree with the blue and white and silver. That salt shaker on top is perfection! And your Santos looks wonderful any time of the year. Your house looks so festive and inviting. Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things. laurie

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  40. Debbie,
    I'm always so inspired when I stop by at your place...it all looks beautiful and I love those pretty red birdies. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  41. Your house is gorgeous! Very inviting!
    I am having a giveaway on my 100 followers and it is dog and kitty treats. Your kitties are so beautiful and they need something in their stockings! I would love it if you would join me! (8>)
    Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm

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  42. Holiday perfect, the fireplace and stocking are my favorite. Love your site !

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  43. Hi Debbie, I love the idea of 3 small trees - and each one so charming. The French writing skirt was a clever idea! Of course, the "La neige" on the hoop is adorable. The mantel is still one of my favs - just picture-perfect!
    I'll have to come back and look around again - that was a beautiful tour! Linda

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  44. Your home is so wonderfully comfortable and lovely, Debbie. I would love to come visit and keep looking at everything. Oh yes, and have some cookies and tea, as well! I do not remember- did you ever say where you purchased your French fabric? I have looked and looked and cannot find any "conversation" fabric. Love your Santos doll. I want one- really bad.... LOL
    Sending you lots of Christmas hugs and good wishes!!! ~ Sue

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  45. Hi sweet girl! I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I am alive and kicking;)! It is sooooo sweet of you to worry about me! I have been taking a little break from blogging...I needed to focus my time and energy on my precious kiddos! Lots of good things going on in their lives that I wanted to give my full attention! I am hoping to come back soon!

    Your home is gorgeous all dressed for the holidays...love love love!!!

    Thanks again for your interest in my well being! I treasure your friendship!

    Lots of love!!!
    Cathy

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  46. Debbie, Every time I look at your Christmas home tour I start to write a comment and then I look and look at the beautiful Christmas vignettes you created in your home and then I look at each detail again and forget to post a comment and tell you how much I love EVERYTHING about your Christmas home. The darling mice and the red bird tree are so precious and the vignettes with your antique silver pieces are my very favorite parts.
    Thank you so much for sharing your home with everyone.
    "Visiting" you is always a treat. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas.

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  47. Hi Debbie, I have been catching up with your posts and I just adore everything! You have created a very lovely Christmas celebration in your home. I've started posting again, come visit!

    Love, Bonnie, Sadie & Kitty

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  48. Merry Christmas to you, sweet friend!!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  49. Debbie,
    Stopping by to thank you for your kind comment today! We've been trying for quite some time "to get it right" in the Family Room. We are anxious for our family to arrive to begin the Christmas celebration. Merry Christmas to you and the Staff!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  50. Lovely decorations for a lovely home. My favorite is the mantel area and the paper wreath. Dropping by from Met Monday.
    Allison
    Atticmag

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  51. Love your home tour. Everything is just impeccable!

    Thanks for your comment. Yes, blogland is a great place to be. Happy Holidays!

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  52. Everything is absolutely exquisite! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous designs. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

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  53. Debbie your house is beautiful and splendidly dressed for Christmas. Thanks for the lovely tour and Wishing you a most Merry Christmas! I especially loved the tree with your china and silver tabletop ornaments (what dishaholic wouldn't?) Thanks for stopping by.

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  54. Your home is so beautiful. I absolutely am in love with the birdie tree. I, too, love cardinals. They were also my sweet MIL's favorite. She would have loved you tree. Everything is a appealing. Your color scheme is my favorite. Have a wonderfully Merry Christmas, Ginger

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  55. Your holiday decor all looks so beautiful and festive. I really enjoyed seeing all your pretties!

    Merry Christmas!
    Sherri:)

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  56. I especially love your bird tree in your living room. Extra love the woodpecker! All of your vignettes are so tastily placed. Thanks for sharing. CGE

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  57. Everything is so beautiful and inviting. I love the cardinals, and also can't resist any decor with blue and white. The whole house is just perfect and so inviting.

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  58. Just Beautiful Debbie! Everything is so beautifully attired for this Wonderful Christmas Season...

    I do adore the mouse in his jaunty scarf!!

    Merry Christmas from me to you and from my Staff to yours!

    Lou Cinda

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  59. I just LOVE your Christmas decorations. Wanna decorate my house? Wow, you are so talented. Thank you for sharing your design eye. Merry Christmas!

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  60. Your house looks fabulous! Totally love all your holiday touches. Everywhere you look is just beautiful. TFS!

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  61. I love your holiday decor.. Your home is always lovely but never more so than when dressed so well for the season...

    Holiday Blessings to You and Yours
    Sonny

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  62. Picture perfect. looks so warm and inviting! Enjoy your beautiful decor, Debbie, and this blessed season! Merry Christmas!

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  63. Debbie...your home is OVER-THE-TOP gorgeous! Very festive and inviting....of course the little red birds were my favorite :)

    Merry CHRISTmas!
    Gail

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  64. I felt like I was on a Christmas House tour complete with cookies and spice tea. Just lovely. Thank you.

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  65. What a sweet surprise to discover your blog. Absolutely love the home tour. Wish I was in your town so I could stop by for a cup of Russian tea.

    Your home is a genuine reflection of cozy, comfortable, and inviting. Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Absolutely beautiful! I love your color scheme! So elegant!

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  67. Jeez it took me forever to get to the bottom of all these comments!! But I stuck with it cause I just had to say how much I love it all, the salt shaker urn and most of all just that living room that I would love to curl up in ...those sofas look so inviting by the fire with that mantel...all good. I'll be over for some of that cocoa too! Merry Christmas I just love your blog!

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  68. Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  69. Hi Debbie,
    I've been meaning to get over here for like 5 days! It's so beautiful and magical! Now you have me wanting a blue and white tree! And the cardinals, my favorite too!
    Your home is truly gorgeous and thanks for the wonderful tour!
    Merry Christmas my friend,
    Cindy

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  70. As your newest "follower" I'd like to tell you how much I have enjoyed your posts. Next year, I am planning "music" themed decor for our school library and would like to adapt some of your ideas!
    Merry Christmas and I hope you will drop by my blog someday when you have time...AMcInnis Artworks1
    Angela McInnis

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  71. Just found you through TDC's Before and After! I love french country and toile and plates- you're my kinda' girl! :)

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie