Monday, December 12, 2005

It's Christmas at my Studio (and all through the house)!

Just thought I would try to share a few Christmas decoration photos! I go crazy every year with decorating. My oldest brother used to have a tinsel tree set up in his room when I was really young (you know, the one's that had the color reflecting wheel with it) and this little one I found at Hobby Lobby reminded me of him! I put some old ornaments that my mom gave me (and that I have collected) on it along with a few that I made with some favorite Christmas photos. I went nuts with the Rachel Ashwell stuff at Target (all of the words and the feather trees). Even bought a bunch of the reproduction cardboard house ornaments from Martha Stewart and put them all around the house with bottle brush trees. The "love" metal letters came from Walmart - can you believe it!!


I promise I will figure out the album thing (too many photos I know). Okay, more tomorrow. Thanks so much to everyone for all the nice comments, particularly on the photo. And if you think that I am always this lucky (to get a good photo) check out the 2003 HOF book, or anything else CK published with that photo for the two years after that!!! You will have a nice laugh.

AND . . . here is one more photo for my obnoxious brother who's comment I deleted. (He's the one with the devilish grin)


AND, just in case you thought I led a glamorous life, my littlest one is sitting on the potty upstairs yelling "mommy, please come and wipe me"!. Now I must go and uphold my motherly duties.

More to come tomorrow on the "Studio" - I promise!!!

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40 comments:

Rachel said...

your house looks fabulous! YOu have a real skill in interior design :)

natalie-tran said...

Jenni... this is sooooo awesome!! Your house looks magnificent... but then again it's to be expected... I mean it's "Jenni Bowlin's studio" I am sooooo looking foward to seeing more in the future!! Thanks for sharing this with us... It's so much fun to glimpse into the life of an idol... heheheeheeee...

natalie tran :)

jennifer said...

Everything is beautiful! Thank you for sharing! I look forward to seeing more and learning more about your new venture! Thank you also for the great make-n-take on Saturday. I made one for each of my children. Very cute idea!

Michelle Woods said...

LOL! The phrase "Mommy can you wipe me" is echoing thru my house too.
Your decorations...well just stunning! I wish I had that gift of seeing something in walmart or somewhere and bringing it home and making it look like a million bucks.

doris said...

gorgeous!!! :D

and that little bit at the end . . . TOO funny! :D

and check out my blog! you've got a "guest spot". :D

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Heather said...

Your home is decorated so beautifully!!

My parents recently had one of those aluminum trees. It was a true vintage one that had the spinning color wheel. It eventually fell apart.

Thanks for starting a blog. I'll be keeping up with it.

Lisa said...

beautiful!! gotta love all of the silver. =)

Robyn (twinsplus1) said...

Everything looks like I would have imagined....perfect even the "mommy, I have to be wiped" part! Really, would any of us have it any other way? Jenni, you have me so stinkin excited about your goodies to come...

kellicrowe said...

i had a gold tree like that for years in my room every Christmas. i thought i was so grown up to have my own tree. your house looks beautiful! and yes, i see now...blogspot. not typepad. i bet that tracie claiborne can figure it out. she is ever so clever.kellicrowe

Amanda said...

Oh your home looks so gorgeous. I have one of those color wheels from last year. A home decor shop in White House got them in and I bought one!
And next time I come your direction, I am coming to see your home. (I promise I will call first!)

candiceschenk said...

You're house does look so pretty! That "wipe" thing cracks me up...I know exactly what that's all about. At least we're making it to the potty these days instead of going on your front steps at your yard sale. (you were so nice about that!)

Candice

TracieClaiborne said...

Thank you for posting these! My Den garland is a total rip-off of yours. I'm so glad you helped me figure out how to use my "joy" garland. I'm giving you back the peace one unless I can think of somewhere else to put it. Still thinking...

Now I'm off to Kmart to look for those Martha houses. heehee I looked at Hobby Lobby and didn't see those other houses you were talking about. They're probably gone by now.

I like all the pics in one post - don't change it!!!

lee woodside said...

WOW it is so cool to have a sneak peek into your studio.

YourOlderBrother said...

Jenni...You amaze me a little more every day! Of course the photos are beautiful and I'm sure it is reflective of the entire house by now! I'm glad that I now have a venue to be able to see your work more often! Do you think it is possible that you could find a few photos of me in which I don't look like a complete "nerd"?? By the way, it was an aluminum tree and I still have a color wheel, it's taped together at this point, and it is in my office in Arlington. My staff decided it would be a good idea to suspend sliver ornaments from my ceiling, on different lengths of metallic cord, and utilize the wheel to reflect on them as a joke (but you know me, I think it's actually kind of fun)! Looking forward to seeing more!

Anonymous said...

Incredible...fabulous...awesome!
Ann

KelliDarr said...

Are you sure I didn't "win a trip to Jenni's studio" at your workshop in August? LOL! Your house is beautiful!

Kristina said...

Yay! So glad you have a blog now, Jenni! Love your work! I met you briefly when I worked at The Crop Shop for a bit last year! It was so great to see you in person! Love all of these gorgeous photos! What a beautiful studio you have and such a wonderfully decorated house! It's gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you're up to! :)

Ali said...

Man I need to come visit you at home - it looks SO beautiful.

melissa deakin (momteacherwriter) said...

your home is amazing and
it looks so beautiful
for the holidays!
thanks so much for sharing
these photos.
off to see if my W has that
awesome 'LOVE' decoration!
can't wait to hear more about
your upcoming news!

Lou said...

Very exciting! You have a beautiful home! It's so well put toegtehr; I love the little details :-)

Shannon Z said...

Louisville is only a short drive from Nashville, do you think you could come up here and work your magic on my new home, I am in a decorating cunundrum (no idea how to spell that word!) Also, you listed where you got everything but the stars, I would love to know where they are from, I have lots of stars in my house and those would be the perfect addition (PS can't wait to hear about the studio!)

TracieClaiborne said...

Jenni - you didn't post a pic of my favorite part - the "happy holidays" on your hutch in the kitchen. Post that!!! I'm trying to remember what all you had goin' on there. LOL

teresa mcfayden said...

Lovin your blog Jenni! Thanks for sharing with us and letting us all drool! :)

island girl said...

WOW!! That is some Christmas love right there!! Beautiful!!

Caroline said...

loving it!!

Kambria said...

Goose Bumps. Please, oh please, more pictures of the studio and house. I am doing a little happy dance as I type. Making miss my little home decor store.

donnadowney said...

on the edge of my seat devouring your photos!!
such the tease!!! i love it

Laura said...

So excited that you have a blog!! I miss seeing your work.

jamie said...

i LOVE peeking into your studio, jenni. :) awesome stuff. :)

A Beautiful Mess said...

this is so adorable!!! elsie

Tammy said...

How do you have kids and keep such a fabulous looking house??? I'm envious ;-)

Denise said...

Love the decorating. Wanna come to my house...please!??

Can't wait to hear more on the Studio. Sounds exciting whatever it is!

Melissa said...

Jenni,
What a beautiful studio, you are so creative! I also love your mom note, I hat when I really get into a page only to wipe a bottom, nose, or what ever needs to be taken care of! But gotta love the hugs that follow =)

Michele said...

I was so happy when I went to Walmart today and found the "Joy" and "Love" letters just like you have in your studio! At $7.99 per word, it was a steal! Thanks for sharing!!

celina said...

I need those "LOVE" letters! They are too cute. What sectio of Wal-Mart?

Jana said...

Yep, I felt like I hit the jackpot finding wonderful holiday decorations like those metal words, glittery trees & the Shabby Chic stuff at WM & Target this year!! I have just found your blog recently and I love it, I've been a huge fan of yours for years and must own every single Lil Davis thing out there! ;-)

Nicole said...

Jenni,

I ran out and bought clear xmas tree balls...beacuse I loved that you put a photo inside. However I am having a little trouble can you PLEASE let me know how you did it.

THANKS!!

PS Looking for to your monthly kit!

bethmquinn@msn.com said...

Oh my- i love your style so much - definitely post pics of your studio for us to see !!!!
ps. absolutely excited about the monthly kits - !!
Beth

annette said...

Jenni,
I love your studio and house... and I NEED to make those photo bulbs, but how did you get the photo's inside the clear bulbs??? I want to do a memory tree, please help

Lucinda Cummins said...

I know you're swamped with all of your new website stuff but wandered if you could share where you got your fork and knife prints?
Unfortunately for my waistline I am one of those who "lives to eat"! Love the pics of your home.