Welcome To My World!

I am so happy that you have stopped by for a visit!

It is here that I will try to share with you my creations, a bit of my home, my gardens and what inspires me.

Periodically, I will feature those dolls and creations that are available for purchase on my other blog:


Thank you for visiting!
I hope you enjoy your stay here!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Buckle up, it's going to be a long,
hopefully not bumpy ride.
For some of you this might be overload.
I kept taking pictures, but did not have time
to post.......and like bunnies, they multiplied.

And since I took them, I will share them with all
my friends in blog land and my family in Germany.

This will be more or less a picture show.
I hope you enjoy the tour.
Welcome to our home.

Since I am a "Nester", this ornament suits me well.

You might have noticed, this year I went more sparkly,
but my beloved color red is still showing up here and there.

I purchased this stocking many years ago.
I love the little girl on the sleigh.

One of my Santa's.

These silver bullion wire balls were packed
away for many years.
I forgot I had them.
They glitter and sparkle when the light
catches them.

My Santa only stayed a few days in this spot.
He moved to a new home.
Funny, I have been making Santa's for many years,
and I have never been able to keep a white one for myself.
That is OK, because I know they will be loved for
many years to come  by someone else.

As I wrote in my last Christmas post,
I was inspired by James Cramers book
" 'tis the Season"

I made my birds and they landed in different
spots in the house......

and finally they settled in the kitchen window.
I love how they came out.

The guest bedroom (this bed lifts up and out
 and becomes two twin beds), is one of my favorite rooms.
I snuggle in the chair, or stretch out on the bed with
a good book.

The little doll is by doll maker Nicole Sayre.
She looks adorable with her companions.

I found this beautiful silver plated trophy cup
at the Goodwill store for a mere $ 8.50.
I knew right away where it would end up.
I love it !!!!!

She is ready for bed with her kitty
to wait for Santa.
I always have fun dressing her up.

I played with these toys as a child.
They belonged to a very large dollhouse
with lights and running water.
The little pictures are copies of paintings I grew up with.

These ladies are in my studio to keep
me company.
The standing Americana doll and the
snow girl are mine, don't know who
made the others, but I think they are


I had to decorate the newly remodeled

And I spoiled myself with lovely
towels from Pottery  Barn.

I like combining my German traditions with  American ones.
I grew up with this advent wreath stand.

Love this funky rabbit and sheep.
Don't know the maker...

One of my older Santa's with  "Jodel",
a gift from my friend Laura @ 52flea.

Makes me want to sing songs from the
"Sound of music".
Jodel just reminds me of that, and makes me smile.

That sweet kitty snuck in again!

I leave you now with this wish
for peace on earth.

May you all have blessed and joyful holidays.

Merry Christmas!

I wish you for the new year health and happiness,
may all your wishes come true,
 but most of all we, hubby and I, wish for

God bless,


  1. Hi Evi,
    I have truly enjoyed the tour. Your home is lovely...so warm and inviting! Not to mention, your awesome collections and vignettes.
    Best wishes for a Blessed Merry Christmas,

  2. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVI... Your home is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Your home is so beautiful. The guest room is very cozy...how could anyone leave!

  4. Yes Evi, may we have piece on earth. Love the home tour and all your beautiful things. I am a stocking freak and just love all of yours. I will try to make one. Hugs to you. Mary wonderful X-mz

  5. I so enjoy every peek and long stroll through your home. Just beautiful Evi. Love the new birds int he window.
    I also spied the red quilt that is the mate to the one I have in my spare bedroom for Ben! Great minds.....
    peace on earth- oh yes please

  6. Thankyou for this WONDERFUL tour throug your beautiful home dear Evi, I just love every corner of it.
    Yes :PIECE ON EARTH ,is the most importent wish in dec.2011.
    A blessed and beautiful christmas to you,too, -and thankyou for this year.
    Love and hugs, Dorthe

  7. Oh Evi how beautiful your house looks, such detail and so many lovely things.
    I would love to see it all.
    Have a peaceful, warm and very happy Christmas.

    Love to you
    Diane. x

  8. Your home is SO pretty Evi - thank you so much for the tour.
    Have the most wonderful Christmas.
    xo Tina

  9. Everything is so beautiful and peaceful Evi. I love the birds in the window.
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.
    Susan x

  10. Evi, your home is lovely. I think I could live in your guest room. My husband says I always need a "cozy little place to snuggle up and read". I wish you a Merry Christmas and I also wish for Peace on Earth.

  11. I never tire of looking at your wonderful home. You always make it so inviting. Love all the spaecial things from your childhood. So many have requested to stay in the spare bedroon, where will I stay? Maybe your sewing room has some space! Wishing you the merriest Christmas and healthy New Year.

  12. Hi Evi!!!
    Oh my goodness...once again you have outdone yourself! I cannot wait to see it for myself next week! Love the black and white in the bedroom...you're always changing things up and I love each and every arrangement! So pretty!
    Lots of love and the merriest Christmas ever to you and Eb!!:) Laura

  13. Hi Evi...this tour has been wonderful!
    So many little details ~ I love them all!
    Going back to take the tour again...Merry Christmas to you!

  14. I have just discovered your blog and oh my goodness what a wonderful home you have! Thank you for sharing and now I'm off to have a good look around your blog!

  15. Hi Evi! Just found you, and am sooo glad! You're home is simply lovely!! What an incredible eye for detail and beauty you have. Thank you so much for sharing all of the Christmas charm throughout your home. Just delightful! Adore those pillows you made, too!!

    May you have the most wonderful new year!!
    I look forward to enjoying more of your posts!!

  16. Evi, I love your home and style of decorating, stunning!!! I read in Laura's blog, that you were raised in Germany....my mom was born and raised in Germany also. She came to America in 1953. She was also very talented in so many ways, like you....German blood I say!!!! After finding your blog and learning of your German heritage, it reminds me of my wonderful mother from Germany....I am always so proud of that....guten tag!!!

  17. Your home is warm and beautifully decorated dear Evi and there is still so much space *sigh* I'd move in with you right away!
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a very happy, healty and creative new year 2012!
    Gotta go pinning!
    xoxo~ Carola

  18. Hi Evi, Your house is amazingly beautiful. Your really have so much talent!!!Happy New Year:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  19. Hello, Your blog is inspiring and beautiful decorations in the house.
    Have a wonderful New Year and good luck.

    Jana from Prague

  20. Thank you so much for the lovely tour of your home...it has given me so much inspiration for next Christmas. Actually it has inspiration for any time of the year!

    I'm so glad I found your blog.

  21. Evi, I love going back and looking at everyone's Christmas decorations.
    Decorating and Christmas is my favourite time of the year.
    I loved that gray and white quilt on your bed. Log house Cabin.
    Did you make it? It's decorated so tastefully.

  22. joyeux NOËL EVI j'aiiiiiiiiime venir en visite chez toi !!!ça donne chaud au coeur !!!tes personnages sont adorables j'aime tes Santa Claus tes lapins waouhhhhhhhh plein de gros bisous LOVE annemary


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