What is Rudy Day ? .....

I've always enjoyed Christmas. The decorations, the flurry and, of course, the real meaning but always felt let down on December 26. It was all over in a flash. All the planning and doing was gone in a minute. Finally I found the OC ...not the tv show but the Organized Christmas website which led to the Magical Holiday Home Forum. I don't even know how I found it but I did. And they had this wonderful thing called Rudolph Day....Rudy Day to most of us.....that lets you think, plan, dream about Christmas at least once a month on the 25th. And the best thing was I found more people out there just like me ! Crazy about all things Christmas. Well, almost obsessive. But to my family and friends that think I'm nuts half the time, I just want you to know there is no cure for it so don't try to find one. I wouldn't want the cure if you could find one anyway.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Tour of Homes .... Day 2

I hope you are enjoying the tour so far.....

Today is the kitchen, guest bathroom and the foyer (which I should have included with the dining room).

We remodeled the kitchen last year between Thanksgiving and Christmas (what we were thinking!!). The decorations look so much better in a newer kitchen!

I love this cabinet which I think I mentioned during the Fall Tour of Homes. It's always changing.

This is the foyer, quite different from last year. I moved what was on here to the top of the new computer cabinet. I wanted to make gingerbread men to hang on the Swedish tree (made by Dear Hubby, of course!) but haven't gotten to any baking yet. Maybe soon. The wallhanging is from one of my favorite designers, Cheri Saffiote-Payne. And, as usual for me, the snowman is a favorite of mine.....the uglier the better!

The guest bath.....

Another one of Saundra White's I Done My Best patterns. Too bad you can't find them anymore. I have a bunch of them. And if anyone has any they are willing to part with (hint, hint)

And yet another shelf made by Dear Hubby...aren't I a lucky duck. Completely changed from last year so still a work in progress.

Tomorrow will be the living room.

Blessings, Cathi


Leann said...

I didn't get to comment yesterday, but everything looks great. I love the ugly snowman.

Ginger said...

So many cute cute things...I love the Swedish tree...I want one now!!! Also love the old cabinet...such great space for neat objects.

Teresa said...

I sure am enjoying seeing your decorations. I think they are all just great. Your style is much different from mine, but that makes it all the more fun to see. I especially like your stitchery, hmmm...think I could check out your patterns sometime?

JanMary said...

I love your style, and what a talented hubby too.

Thanks for visiting.