Merry Christmas from Connie

Connie’s house is dressed up for Christmas, too, and I know you’ll enjoy seeing it. Again…..lots of pictures, not many words.

A holiday greeting at the back door.

A kitchen display – a piece of original artwork purchased years ago and a forest of battery operated trees.

The tree is so tall the star doesn’t fit on top!

Living room and mantel

The nativity and more.

Back to the kitchen window – a collection of soft bodied Santas hanging in a window basket and an angel doll I made decades ago. I wish we still made soft dolls, don’t you?

And my favorite – a large wooden bowl filled with gorgeous glass balls – hard to get a nice picture!

And upstairs in the kids’ bedroom a tiny plastic tree, a Santa and a garland of flags across the room. My grandma had a plastic tree like this which always held gumdrops.

Did you love the Christmas house tour? I did!

49 thoughts on “Merry Christmas from Connie

  1. Teresa

    Mary I’ve enjoyed both you and Connie’s homes on the Christmas tours! It’s so fun to see your use of quilts and country accents, thank you.

    Happy Holidays!

  2. Martha Engstler

    Thank you so much for sharing Christmas at Connie’s house. She too has such interesting quilts. I love Christmas house tours. We have one here in Fairfield PA this Saturday some of which are Civil War era homes. So interesting.

  3. Marsha V.

    Thank you for the tours of your homes. They are both so welcoming.

    Merry Christmas to you and Connie!

  4. Debi Gilpin

    Connieโ€™s house is lovely, and your house is gorgeous, who would expect anything else!! Yes I wish we still made dolls – I made so many and loved them all. Present day handmade things have sort of taken a weird turn, donโ€™t you think?? I miss the old days, guess Iโ€™m just getting old myself LOL! Merry Christmas to you and Connie!

  5. Cathy

    Connieโ€™s house is decorated so nicely. You gave me a memory jolt when you showed the plastic tree & mentioned the one your grandmother had with gumdrops. My grandmother had the same thing, which I had totally forgotten about. And iโ€™m sure many extra gumdrops to replenish the tree after I visited! Thanks for the pleasant walk down memory lane.

  6. PJ

    So love seeing both of your homes n always donโ€™t say so
    But keep them coming makes my day!!!
    Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

  7. Charlene sexton

    Thank you Connie and Mary. I did enjoy the tour from front to back and upstairs and down.

  8. Sherry Whalen

    Thank you for the lovely tours! I finally got my tree up. For the last few years we’ve had the grands that were old enough come and help decorate, but this year they’ve been taking turns being under the weather so finally I just had to do it without them. ‘ My grandma had a plastic tree like this which always held gumdrops.’ Me too! I am trying to remember if I still have that tree somewhere – it would be fun to have it out for the grands now, of course with gumdrops on it!

  9. Janice

    So fun to have tours of homes this time of year. I love seeing the insides of peoples houses! Guess that’s why I am in real estate! Ha!! I’m starting to get in the spirit but it’s been hard this year. The snow we had last week did help a little. I’ve gotten greens for my fireplace and we got a little tree and it’s decorated. I add more things to it every day it seems! Just added a pretty gold mesh ribbon as garland and I kind of like it! One thing you have definitely done is inspire me to quilt again. I can’t wait to go fabric shopping after the holidays and get lots of different cotton fabric. I don’t have much left after making the rag rug from your wonderful book! I love my rug though. Worth using all of the cottons that I had, lol. Merry Christmas from Massachusetts!

  10. Vickie Devore

    Your pictures the last couple of weeks or so have been so helpful to me. My Christmas spirit has been almost not existent — my husband has had some pretty serious health problems. As usual, your emails and pictures make life seem so much more livable. Wishes for a wonderful Christmas and great New Year for all, love you, vickie

  11. Cynthia Sabinske

    Each of you have decorated so beautifully! So festive ! Makes me feel the Christmas Spirit is RealAnd we get to see all your wonderful expressions of the season in your decorating! Thank upyou for sharing!

  12. Anita Fetzer

    You and Connie have wonderful Christmas decorations. Love them all thanks for sharing. Anita

  13. Kathy

    I do enjoy seeing how people decorate their homes. I could never be one of those that doesn’t change things around for holidays. I love refreshing and setting out my treasures for the seasons and holidays.
    You sure brought back a memory I had forgotten about with the gumdrop tree my grandma had out.
    And you are so right….love seeing cloth dolls. It made me want to create one after seeing all of Connie’s.

  14. Rhoda Ebersole

    So fun to see both of your homes decorated and it does give me the Christmas spirit for sure.

  15. Carolyn Boutilier

    thank you for sharing pictures of Connie’s home. Love all of it and the way little quilts were displayed.
    Merry Christmas to both families. Love all the postings.
    Carolyn B Shenandoah Valley VA

  16. Sue Davis

    Thank you Mary for taking pictures and thank you Connie for sharing your home with us. You and Mary have loving and snuggly homes. If you we’ve come to Texas come by my house and show me how to make my home feel cozy and warm. Marry Christmas y’all Hugs from Texas

  17. Sherrill

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing! We used to have a little plastic tree like that and we did gumdrops as well. Love the Santa painting in kids room–did one of you two paint it? Adorable.

  18. Becky from Texas

    Yes, I loved the home tour!!! You ladies have such a knack for decorating no wonder your quilt shop was such a big success!

  19. Kathy Schwartz

    Yes, thanks to both of you for the tour of homes. Fun and really lovely. Where is Country Living Magazine when you need them? I also have the plastic tree and load it with red and green gumdrops each year. I always put some extra gumdrops in the plastic tray under the tree–kind of like gifts. I have the very same nativity set and marvel that it is still available today. Almost all of my pieces are “darker/antique” looking. Probably, 40 years old. Some of the newer pieces are brightly painted. I quit buying the pieces when they were so “bright.” I look for the pieces at Flea Markets, etc.; but so far no luck there. It is a nice set because there are so many pieces. Thanks again.

  20. Carol T

    ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ„Oh thank you so very much! I love seeing all the wonderful arrangements, quilts and holiday decorations! We are going to my daughter’s home in CA and I didn’t decorate this year….health things also got in the way….your pictures made me so happy. Thank you Mary and Connie for sharingโ€ผ๏ธ ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

  21. Sara Reynolds

    Mary and Connie, I thank both of you for sharing your homes with all of us. They look so cozy and festive. I will look at these pictures often during the holiday season just to keep my Christmas spirit going. I hope both of you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  22. Caryn Goulden

    Thank you for the tour! Brings back happy memories.
    Merry Christmas!! ๐ŸŽ„โค๏ธ

  23. Sue

    Connie’s Christmas decor is lovely. Really enjoyed it. Thanks so much for sharing. You sisters are so individual and yet so alike. Love that!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Hey Sue – we aren’t sisters – we’re business partners and have been for almost 40 years

  24. Lorna

    Loved the tour! I made the same soft ‘angel’ doll back in the day also! I finally got a doll stand so, she can be upright. Merry Christmas to you and yours & Connie and hers!

  25. Danna

    Thank you so much for sharing your photos of your homes. It is very inspiring! Merry Christmas!

  26. Felicia Hamlin

    That was very gracious of Connie to invite your followers into her home. Really wonderful! I spied the kitty on the sofaโ€™s armrest. I love the wooden bowl with the glass balls. A friend of mine has a basket with big ornaments and in the middle a lighted sphere, it is very pretty and I told her I will copy her idea. The Nativity is by an italian brand that I canโ€™t remember, I have two little cherubs. Another favorite the simple basket with greens and cones. Thank you and a Merry Christmas.

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