Monday, December 10, 2018

Christmas at Aunt Joyce's House

My Aunt Joyce loves Christmas and her house reflects that! I had time to go over for a visit the last time I was in Chatsworth. Aunt Joyce is just nine years older than me so in many ways she was more like a big sister than an aunt.  I can remember her bedroom at my grandparents house. I was seldom invited inside but I loved seeing the picture of Ricky Nelson and Elvis that she had displayed there. I always thought she was the teen ager I wanted to be one day! So come along and let's visit her house in Chatsworth.

You will be greeted by er tree on the enclosed front porch.  And this pretty table with cardinals...

 Let's go into the living room.

I love all the touches of red in the tree but then red is my favorite color.

I think Aunt Joyce Believes!

Aunt Joyce also loves all things Disney Work and manages to take a trip there at least once a year.

More Mickey!

I love all the little villages she has set up around her home.

Even the dishwasher gets decorated.

The kitchen window

Snow Men and Ladies abound.

This is not Christmas but in her kitchen she has a magnetic board displaying magnets from all the places she has visited in her travels.  It gave me an idea for Grimmwood which I will share soon.

I love this wreath!

Every corner has something to look at!

Mice welcome you to the bathroom.

More snow men.

I really enjoyed seeing all her pretty things. She begins decorating in early November. And she has a nice new shed where she keeps all her decor.  So if you are wondering where I got my love of Christmas...well it is a family thing!!

I am adding a picture of my Aunt since Nancy reminded me some of you might like to see her smiling face.


Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

She certainly has the Christmas spirit and everything looks beautiful.

Nancy said...

Very pretty. The wreath is so different and lovely. I share her love of snowmen. Now, where’s Aunt Joyce!! Merry Christmas.

Sandy said...

It is always amazing how people can put the whole house together like that. I have a friend who does the entire house as well. She keeps a storage room for it all.
One of my mother's younger sisters is 8 years older than me. I looked up to her too, so I get the relationship with your aunt. We are still close.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What amazing decorations and all the red on her trees looks festive! Love the idea for the magnetic board AND the dishwasher! I need something for mine! I'll have to search for one! Holiday hugs!

Robin in Virginia said...

Wow, thank you for the tour of your Aunt Joyce's home. What beautiful displays she has created! I know you enjoyed your visit with her.

Linda said...

I love your aunt! She is my kind of gal! I’m going back now to linger over every single photo! Thank you and please thank her for this lovely tour! What a treat!

Terri D said...

You should call her Aunt Christmas!! Love her trees and all the decorations and her magnet board is such a great idea! It looks much nicer than magnets all over the refrigerator! Love it and am happy to see her sweet face!!

RJ said...

Aunt Joyce's home is perfect for the holiday season. I just loved touring all her wonderful decorations. I would love to have the display with the cardinal...that was gorgeous! RJ

Mari said...

It's so festive and pretty! I loved the tour and am so glad you included her photo. I like her magnet idea too!

Nancy said...

She does a good job and we all enjoyed. She looks like a happy person. Merry Christmas to her and you as well.

Carol said...

Such a festive home--and that is the first time I've EVER seen a decorated dishwasher :)