Friday, December 3, 2010

I have a lighthouse to decorate!

Not everyone has a lighthouse to decorate for the holidays!


But thanks to my hubby I have a HUGE lighthouse in my kitchen!


Look at that Florida sunshine pouring in! Isn't this FUN?


And I think Santa is happy to get his elves to help!


This is my favorite corner


and perfect for a little Christmas display!


Do you have any design challenges in your home or favorite spots to decorate?


I am linking with Southern in my heart this morning!

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And French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Holiday!

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In the Light of the Moon said...

Oh goodness..I love all the sweet elves..Looks Wonderful!!Warm Regards,Cat

Donnie said...

Have you noticed how much I love lighthouses. That is great and he did such a wonderful job. No place for me to do that here....bummer.... I love your little elves on ladders and the scene you made around it. So cute and Christmas like.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

The elves look so cute! Looks like they're climbing right up the lighthouse. Sweet!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Diane!

Your lighthouse looks grand and your decorating is so festive.

So glad you are back in Florida. It is chilly this morning, huh? I love it.


Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What an adorable corner! Your husband did a great job on the lighthouse! I love painting things like that on the walls! I saw a grandfather clock painted on a wall once (It was hot pink! LOL!) and thought...What a great idea! Maybe one day!

koralee said...

So magical my friend...thank you for your sweet comments that you always leave me...what a blessing you are. Hugs for a weekend filled with JOY. oxxoxo

Linda said...

That is SO cute...LOVE the little elves climbing the ladders!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

HI Diane...

My friend, I love, love, LOVE your lighthouse and I also LOVE how you decorated it for Christmas! It really is just adorable with all those sweet little elves climbing up the ladders! That's too cute! Well...I love it and it looks sooo fun and festive! I bet you DID have fun decorting this corner of your kitchen! You honey did a fabulous job painting that's awesome!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Vee said...

Sweet little corner where the elves are climbing the lighthouse walls. No, every corner around here is a challenge. I'm getting too many ideas for the amount of space so must start limiting myself pronto.


I love lighthouses, so how neat that you get to have one to look at all the time! Love the little elves. My mom used to have a little shelf sitter elf somewhere. Hmmmmm....

Take care,

Anonymous said...

Oh how cool is that...a lighthouse painted on the wall! what a nice thing to do! it really is the perfect nook to create any sort of vignette, isn't it!

well done!

have a great weekend...and thanks for your visit darling...I love, love love it when you come see me!

ciao bella

creative carmelina


Ess D'Ess Bears said...

Oooooh I remember these from last year, hasn't the time just flown by Diane? I can't believe it's Christmas already!!
Love the turorial on the candles and loved the way you used sheet music...perfect!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears and Bearly Sane Studio

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

I hope all your sweet Elves are working hard getting the Christmas gifts sorted.
Happy weekend


Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love that light house and the ladders with the elves climbing up!


Mary said...

Love it! Looks very 'Christmas by the seashore'. Hope your holidays are wonderful - Bob and I sent best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane,wishing you a festive weekend as well.Your decor is cute.Ive never spent Christmas in a warm climate I would miss the snow lol.

Love of the Sea said...

Oh my gosh - that is so darn cute. i love love the lighthouse. Did he paint that himself? It looks great...and your decorations are so cute. You did a great job!

She'sSewPretty said...

How cute! I love lighthouses! Your little shelf sitter elves are so cute! I keep saying I need to get me one or some. I'll bet your house is so much fun to visit!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lovely Lavendar Dreamer..your home reminds me of that song..TOYLAND that I play on the piano this time of year. :) So cute! Toys..just the topping on Christmas...:)

Lallee said...

What a festive and fun corner! I especially love the elves on the ladders. Too cute.

Ruth Welter said...

Hello LD, what a beautiful job your husband did on that incredible lighthouse. Most of all, I love how you are decorating it, with the elves climbing up, so whimsical. Just adorable.


Diane said...


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ how charming and sweet!! I love your lighthouse and the way you have decked it out! your elves are so cute too... Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Kathleen said...

I LOVE your lighthouse! You did an adorable job decorating it ;)

Tina G said...

Too cute! You did a great job decorating! I love your blog! Can't wait to read more! You have a new follower!

Kaila said...

I loved seeing your lighthouse again. Who knew that elves loved lighthouses?

You asked about design challenges. Two come to mind: (1) a small apartment with no space to put anything and (2) one large, buff-colored kitty (Hunter)who thinks any decoration or even non-decoration is a toy for him.

I keep telling Hunter that Santa will not be pleased with his antics, but he does not seem to care about the red-suited guy.

Tina G said...

Wow! What a small world! El Dorado is exactly where I live! We've lived here about 14 yrs now! I've been to Arkadelphia a few times when we went to Lake DeGray. It's beautiful up there!
When were you here last and do you have family here? I just might know them!'
I'm excited to 'meet' you!

Kim said...

That lighthouse is fun. Anything with that graphic of black and white is pretty cool.

Vanessa said...

That is so adorable! The lighthouse is fun all on it's own and then with all of those little elves it just looks like Santa's workshop. :-) My kiddos would absolutely go nuts in there! Thanks so much for linking up to the party!

Shellbelle said...

The elves are so cute decorating your lighthouse and yes, I love that Florida sunshine coming in through the window. Could use a bit more of it lately, but when I watch that blizzard up North on the news, I'll settle for what we have right now, lol.

Thanks for joining Maya's Coastal Party, I really enjoyed your post.

Happy Beachy 2011!

Love of the Sea said...

I love this lighthouse. He did a really nice job painting it on the wall.