Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Is Coming


The Christmas season has arrived at my home – a little bit of it, anyway. I’ve made progress but there is more to do before I'm ready to share it with you. I decided to use what I have on our new tree and then I ran into a problem. Too much tree, not enough decorations. Most of the tree has been filled with pretty things and fun, little ornaments here and there. After I decided not to buy any new tree decorations I found that the two and a half dozen pearly white Christmas balls I own ‘disappear’ into the snowy branches of our new tree. I need to find some colorful things to add to it before I’m finished. I hope to finish the tree and add a few more touches of the season around the house soon – and then I’ll share it all with you. Until then I’d like to give you a peek behind the scenes at Historic Deepwood Estate.


About two weeks ago I joined the gardeners and some volunteers as they decorated the grand old house for the holidays.


I helped with a bit of decorating and then I wandered here and there with my camera – here is just a bit of what I saw.



This little forest vignette on top of the piano added a natural look to the decorations - a touch of the familiar. Oregon is covered with millions of acres of forest land. They are beautiful any time of the year.


Seen on the antique buffet in the dining room. . .


And then a peek into the Butler’s Pantry. . .


Up the stairs. . .


And around the corner to see the tree in in the ‘Children’s Room’.


And then back downstairs to look at the elegant mantle in the parlor.


Well, I have work to do so I’d better get busy. I enjoy taking a break now and then to spend time with each of you but it’s time to get back to work. I’ll be back to share my home with you soon. Real soon.

With a grateful heart,



  1. Now hurry up, Adrienne! I want to see! :)
    This historic home is so lovely. Thanks for sharing with us. We went on a Christmas Historical tour last Friday night and it was wonderful. But they don't allow you to take photos inside.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  2. oh my, thank you so much for taking us on this lovely tour! it's all so festive and beautiful :)

  3. The historic home is so gorgeously decorated! I enjoyed seeing it, wish I could see it in person!

    I still don't have all my decorations up yet either. We've been dealing with dr. appts. for over a week now (details later.) I have another one tomorrow.


  4. Yikes, mine aren't up yet either! This is late for me. With our house up for sale I'm going to go "spare" this year and only do a tree. Beautiful job at Deepwood and gorgeous pics!


  5. Oh, you know I am in love with this gorgeous home. And, it is beautifully dressed for the holidays.

    Thank you for sharing.

  6. Thank for this wonderful tour of the magnificent house. It is so lovely. I always thought that my name was unusual until I started my blog and now I have met several Adrienne's.(-: Thank you for visiting me and leaving such a nice message on my rocking horse post. And as one Adrienne to another, I would like to become one of your followers. (-:

  7. Hello, sister friend,
    So good of you to come by. I love your visits.

    Like you, I declared at the start of Christmas season that I would not buy ANYthing new and, so far, I haven't. In fact, I haven't put out all my things..just going for a cleaner look this year.

    Beautiful olden home, all decorated so pretty.
    Loved the tour.
    xo bj

  8. What an eye for the camera you have...great pictures!!

  9. I enjoyed those pretty pictures, Dear. And your music is lovely as usual. Hugs ~

  10. Hi Adrienne
    We are on vacation and having a lazy rainy day, so I have a little time to come by for a visit! That must have been fun decorating such a beautiful home. I hope you have a very happy Christmas season.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  11. I love the old homes. This is so pretty. Im a bit jealous tho. I no longer have stairs with railings or even a fireplace with a mantel. After yrs of having all that, I must say Im at a loss here to decorate the house.

    Im bringing n some of those Oregon woods tho. I always love fresh greens. Its a start. Now I have to find the rest of my stuff in the garage. After the move, those movers repacked everything and now I cant find it!

  12. Thanks, Adrienne! I wanted to visit for the open house, but had too many things to be able to do so.

  13. This old house must have been so fun to decorate, it is absolutely beautful! I have a red star basket just like yours. I think I got it for a quarter at a yard sale:>) I love what you did with yours, I may have to dig mine out for a cute arrangement like the one you made.

  14. You have a beautiful home! I enjoyed your pictures.


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