Sunday, December 14, 2014

Holiday Fun in the Lanai!

We spend most of our time in the lanai.

(some people call it a Florida room)

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We have comfy furniture and there are windows on 3 sides of the room so we get a lot of natural light. It’s a ‘feel good’ room and I surround myself with my favorite things.

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And I love to decorate the baker’s rack for the holidays.

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I’m sure many of you will see things you’ve made on the shelves. (I made the rag garland this year)

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I won’t try to mention everyone but please mention it in your comment if you see something you’ve made among my decorations.

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Some things I’ve made, others I’ve bought on Etsy or won in a giveaway. Some are gifts from friends.

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All of the pretty things I’ve collected over the years.

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Sit on the sofa and we’ll have a cup of coffee, or tea if you prefer! And we’ll talk about holiday fun!

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday

Amaze me Monday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

LanaiFun

54 comments:

Cattails said...

Good Morning! What a lovely place to sit and enjoy your sweet décor. The baker's rack is the perfect place to display all the pretties. It's 25 here in GA this a.m., so I'll take a hot cup of coffee!!! Have a blessed Sunday.

Satu Kukkaiselämää said...

You have a cozy place to have a nice cup of tea or coffee! Happy Sunday!

Cranberry Morning said...

I like the rag garland, Diane, and the festive lanai! What a cute bear pillow on the sofa. Hope you have a wonderful Lord's Day.

Arlene Grimm said...

I have always wanted a sun room....yours is darling!

Ariadne said...

Beautiful. Is this room also called a sun room?AriadnefromGreece!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such a warm room and I love your bakers rack full of Christmas love!
hugs,
Linda

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, what a warm and wonderful room, love it. So many sweet goodies in there, I would be in that room always. Blessings Francine.

ann said...

It would be so nice to have a sunny spot to hang out. I'd probably live there, too. Isn't it fun to put out all of your little Christmas treasures to enjoy and to love? Snow here thanks to what the Californians are calling the Pineapple Express. It is cold, cloudy, and windy. A good day to cheery Payton on. Have a great week.

Diane said...

Yes-- I do see 3 of mine! Love how you displayed them. Those mice in the stockings are too cute!! And I like the shells accenting the red-- pretty! Ahh... so much light! My old bungalow lacks that for sure!

Stacey said...

I'd be hanging out there too! It looks comfortable and festive. :)

September Violets said...

Catching up with you again Diane. You have a fascinating collection of dolls & bears, and they look perfect on the baker's rack for Christmas. I would love to join you for a cup of coffee in your beautiful sunny room and chat away the day!! I've enjoyed your previous posts of Santa on the river, and the horse farm and beautiful artwork. (I really like the last photo of the young girl reading with her big mug of hot chocolate and the fairies around her). Have a great weekend! Wendy x

September Violets said...

(first comment disappeared) You have a fascinating collection of dolls & bears, and they all look so perfect on your baker's rack for Christmas! Wendy x

Decor To Adore said...

My inlaws have a Florida room. :) I love how you decorated your bakers rack. It is simply charming.

Kathy said...

Comfort and joy!!

Linda H said...

Your lanai looks like a lovely spot to wile away an hour or two. Love all your decorations!! It looks very festive.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que cantidad de mueñecos preciosos!!!! bsss

eileeninmd said...

Diane, it is a wonderful room.. I love the decorations and the garland you made.. So many lovely gifts and collections..It looks so festive.. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Susie said...

Diane, I love that room. I wish we had one also. You sure have a lot of wonderful treasures on the baker's rack. Hope you are enjoying your room right now. xoxo,Susie

Susan Newbigging said...

You decorated the bakers rack very pretty. I love all the cute little things.
Your Florida room is very pretty. We call ours the Carolina room as we live in South Carolina. We also use our room because of the natural light.

Shug said...

Your bakers rack is full of life!! Such a nice room...and I know that I would love all of the windows and sunshine. If I lived closer...I would be right over for a nice warm cup of coffee...

NanaDiana said...

One of my favorite parts of Florida living- the Florida room! I love all your sweet things on your baker's rack. So cute! xo Diana

lindaakacraftygardener said...

What a lovely cozy room to relax in. Your mosaic header looks really good. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Mary Cromer said...

I imagine that you can walk through your home and remember where you got each of your loverlies and have fondest of memories of each~

Julie Corbisiero said...

I love your bright room and the bakers rack with all the things you love. It is so nice and festive for Christmas. I really love your pillow you made. I do hope you received the Christmas card I sent to you. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.
Hugs, Julie

Montanagirl said...

Hi my friend. I haven't been ignoring you, I just haven't been blogging. I find it hard to sit in front of my computer during the holiday season. I lOVE all your sweet decorations!!

Montanagirl said...

P.S. I post some of my Christmas Decorations today, just for you! LOL

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a charming room -and the decorations are fabulous - just the kinds of things I like too.

And could you email my your mailing address please. I keep forgetting to ask.

I'll have tea - and I just baked some fresh German Stollen so I can bring some along and we can enjoy your room together - if we weren't at opposite corners of the country.

podso said...

I love the lanai aspect of Florida homes. Yours looks so cheerful ex]specially surrounded by things you love. I can see you there on the couch with your feet up and your lap top working on your blog!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love seeing bloggers decorations this time of the year, Diane, especially ones that hold a special meaning. Your collection is adorable! I love all the red color and the fact that many are home made by yourself or friends or other craters!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Now I want to make a rag garland, lol...well no Christmas fabric here so maybe next year! :) I just love all your dolls and bears, etc. Raggedy Ann especially.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Such a cozy place to sit and relax and enjoy your favorite Christmas treasures. Love your pretty garland.

Terri Buster said...

You have a cozy and lovely spot to spend the afternoons in. I love all your little animals and dolls- very pretty.

Snap said...

What fun! I love all your collected toys. You are sharing one of my decisions: never grow up! ;) ;) Treasures of the season.

Kim said...

I love that you have so many treasures from friends displayed in on your rack! That is what Christmas is all about! :)

boopnut said...

What a festive room!
Deb

Introverted Art said...

it just feels cozy and inviting... I can see one having some tea or coffee and just enjoying to be alive

Art @ Home said...

I *LOVE* how your lanai is decorated for Christmas. What a fun room! It's the perfect spot to relax, enjoy the sunshine, and celebrate the season!

xo,
RJ

acorn hollow said...

I would love to come for tea and really take the time to look at all of your decorations but we are bit far apart.
have a wonderful Christmas.
Cathy

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

So many adorable collectibles Diane, I'd love to sit in the lanai with you for tea.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your baker's rack all decorated for Christmas! If the mice in the red stockings disappear...I don't have them. LOL... They would look good with all my mice collection on my sideboard table.
hugs,
Cindy

Jill said...

Very festive and very pretty - Merry Christmas!

MarmePurl said...

Thank you Diane. I will have the coffee and enjoy looking at all your treasures.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You have such a lovely room! I'd love to sit there and visit with you and see your pretty treasures in person. But, you'd better not turn your back...I might be tempted to snitch that pretty garland! lol!

Kathy said...

What a pretty room! I'd love to sit there with you and have a nice chat. Your baker's rack is the perfect place to decorate. I love your little bear pillow on the sofa.

J said...

Every single item is charming! My favorites are the primitive Santa and little snowman - both front and center in their photos!

Poppy said...

How adorable are all these dolls and cuddly cuties, and I'm sure they are great company, especially at cream teas and coffee mornings!

Happy Holidays, Diane!

Hugs,
Poppy

BeachGypsy said...

so pretty! so festive! so fun! Like you!! happy holidays!!

Crafty in the Med said...

Lovely cosy room Diane ...surrounded by your favourite things...perfect!!!

keep well

Amanda x

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Thats my favorite room in your house. I like the rag garland.

Stephanie said...

I'd love to sit on your sofa and enjoy a cup of coffee with you :) Your room looks very warm and inviting - the perfect place to sit and relax.

Happy Monday, Diane. Hugs!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loved looking at your Florida room... ours is a lot smaller (as is our home) but we did add one in our remodeing and we haven't bought furniture for it yet, so I love getting ideas.

Donna said...

What a perfectly special spot to while away the hours and soak up the holidays.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your special room reminds me of our sunroom. I love all the natural light and filling it with all my favorite things. Someday, I'd love to sit out there with you! We could play.

Diane Writes said...

Homey and so inviting and relaxing! Your home never fails to impress me. Have a great week ahead namemate!