Friday, December 10, 2010

Noel a la Maison LeJeune ~ Chapter Two

Thank you for sharing Christmas with us in our home...I'm so happy that you are still here :)

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Let's continue through the tour as we walk through our son's wing of the house which is now the Guest Bedroom, Guest Bath, and....MY Studio! Our son has left for college since 2007 so therefore, I am really the only one who uses this part of the house, unless we have overnight guests/family.

There aren't any signs of a teenage boy in this bedroom anymore but I did keep it a "little" masculine by placing my Dad's childhood family portrait on a chest by the nightstand.

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I also added a "little" bit of fluff in the opposite corner too.

I placed some of my favorite pieces such as a beautiful vintage hat on a stand that once belonged to a dear friend of mine when she was a young lady.

Another favorite piece is this art collage that I just adore, given to me by Lisa.

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We put a king size bed in there as I wanted to make it feel more like a "hotel getaway" with plenty of room for our guests to spread out when they come, yet I still wanted to make it feel like home.


In the far left corner is another art collage given to me by my sweet friend Leanne recently. I haven't had the chance to post about it but I will soon! :)

I still need to add curtains...I haven't found any that I've fell in love with yet, so for now...the blinds will have to do.

As for the headboard, those louvered doors are not really meant to be a headboard. I bought them years ago when I used to scrapbook in our master bedroom. They separated my little creative spot from our sleep area. Now that I have my own studio, I didn't want to get rid of them, so I placed them behind the bed to give it a headboard "look".

Do you see that beautiful velvet bag hanging on the louvered doors? That's another favorite piece of mine, given to me by Julia, my sweet friend from Germany. I just love it as much as I love her!!!

Since our little Miniature Pomeranian "Oreo" is getting old now, she really doesn't use her stairs to enter our bed anymore. We have to "carry" her to bed so I placed her steps in this bedroom just for show. Maybe in the back of my mind, I'm still thinking that one day she'll use them again.

Opposite the bed is a TV entertainment center. I really didn't decorate with a lot of Christmas in here but I did put a simple touch on the nightstand...

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I made all of the stained glass in the home...a total of 5 pieces.

I love the old vintage transom windows of long ago and I wanted to add a touch of that throughout our new home.

Here's a view of the entrance to the guest room...

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For the Christmas Tour of Homes last Sunday, I didn't want anyone to enter my studio as I have SO much "crap" in there so I thought I'd leave the door open, hang a sign across the door and actually entertain the all of the visitors instead of just closing the door.

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So with Sophie's help, (my dress form and studio partner in crime) I created this little scene and it was a big hit as I think everyone "got it"...

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Sophie was so busy wrapping Christmas presents for me while I was entertaining! haha

Seriously...those boxes around her "feet" are all of the birthday presents still waiting for me to open!!!! :)))


As for the studio, that will be a future post at a later date. I promised to show it to you a couple of months ago and I never got around to doing so. I apologize for that, but it's slightly a mess at the moment. I hope to get to it after the holidays and take you a little more closer up into my clutter!!!  ;)

Now for the guest bathroom, it's one of my favorite rooms that's SO full of Christmas...

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I posted earlier with sneak peeks about what I was doing in here with the "old" new bottles...

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I was making a sweet little vintage Santa vignette that included old books, a silver brush and mirror set and bottles filled with snow and pearls.

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And as for the snowflakes, I hung them on the wall...


and in front of the mirror...


What started out as a little old world vignette in a round pewter platter totally inspired a room full of Santa and snowflakes!

As for the tub, I just kept it simple. A towel and a washcloth with three mercury glass ornaments placed on top.


Even though it's just a bathroom, this room was so much fun to decorate!

I think I'm ready to have Christmas guests over!!!! :)))


Do ya think the bathroom is RED enough?


Chapter Three is coming up next. We'll give the RED a break (for a little while) and we'll bask ourselves in green, bronze and gold...

& baby Jesus too!

~ Happy Friday ~

Only 16 days until Christmas!!!!


sissie said...

Hi Jodie,
Your home is so beautiful and I am really enjoying the tour.

Keep it coming.


time worn interiors said...

Your home is enchanting! It does look like a spa getaway guest room! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

Every single detail in your home is just gorgeous! The stained glass is such a lovely touch. You are so crazy talented it is just ridiculous! :)

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness Jodie your
home is gorgeous!!
I love your studio too!!
thank you for showing us :)


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your home is gorgeous. I love all your displays! Enjoying the tour!

Jane said...

I'm enjoying the tour! Your house is beautiful and perfectly decorated.

Miss Sandy said...

Loved this post too! The bathroom is my favorite, so many small touches with such great impact. I could have done without that last sentence, another mail in my coffin of sickness, 16 days, YIKES!!! Happy weekend!

Heidi Meyer said...

I am loving your decadent Maison de la LeJeune tour! Sophie is such a sneaky girl!! {I love the whole vignette!} xoxoxo H

amy~ the gypsy chick said...

simply beautiful my sweet friend! the red bathroom with the snowflakes on the wall is awesome!
i hope santa is very good to you!

Thespa said...

Everything is so beautiful! Now come decorate mine! LOL

trash talk said...

Shoot girl...I thought the little steps were for me when I come for a visit!
Mad, crazy skillz...that's what you got. Love that red bathroom!
I am in love with your studio.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Jodie Girl, your home is so beautifully decked out for the holidays. I cannot imagine having that many people coming through the house -- 150 to 200. Wow! We had friends call the other nite at the last minute to come over an I was scrambling to tidy things up. Always a mess around here. And yes, another 15 days would be great because I am so behind in everything. Sending lots of hugs and good wishes your way, Tammy

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Beautiful home Jodie! So many great the garland over the front door, Santa's workshop, all the vintage and the snowflakes on the walls. Great job! Enjoy the season....its going by wayyy too fast isn't it?

Leanne said...

yay! I'm glad you found a home for the piece I sent you!

Honey at 2805 said...

Every deatil is so perfectly beautiful that it's all my favorite thing. But with all that eye candy I'm wondering, did anyone say "Oh look, she painted her woodwork?" :)

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

What a beautiful home!! I love the vignette that you made with the silver brush.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your home is so merry! I like the idea of the snowflakes attached to the wall in the red bathroom. How did you attach them?


Home and Heart said...

Your home is gorgeous. LOVE the transom windows, and I am SO SO envious of your beautiful studio!

Debby said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love, love your beautiful home. I really love the red walls. YUM!!!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Hey I recognize those rooms! I thought that was actually Sandy and my wing. Looks beautiful Jodie. I need to come back down and reclaim our space, hee hee.

A Cottage Muse said...

Goodness looks so pretty!

Can't wait for the craft room tour!

Vicki said...

Hey, girl! How have you been? Busy, busy so I see. I'm loving the tour. The bathroom was fabulous. The Santa vignette is gorgeous. I love the snowflakes you put on the wall. The whole house looks great. I just came from the previous post. You did a great job. I hope you enjoyed the tour and the entertaining. The Santa's workshop was a great idea. Too cute!

billi said...

You have a beautiful home! It is a wonderful canvas for your creative mind. I love little vignettes you have to surprise your guests. Thanx for sharing

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

More gorgeous decorations, my sweet friend! I thought I was over my red loving phase but when I see your bathroom I'm loving it again.
I didn't know that you made stained glass windows. WOW, I'm impressed! They are awesome!
There are so many sweet details to look at in your home. No wonder that your visitors were oooohing and aaaahing! I wish I had been one of them.
Have a wonderful weekend, dear Jodie!
Big HUGS to you over the big pond,

Theresa said...

Oooohhhhh, Ahhhhhhh, Loving my tour of your home! All of your decorations are just gorgeous! I LOVE that red bathroom, not too red for me! Have a blessed day and I am looking forward to part 3! HUGS!

Rose Brier Studio said...

I love your studio best. The fact that it might be a little messy only makes me feel better -- I'm not the only one who photographs their studio looking used!

victorian parlor II said...


Wow! It's beautiful! I really love the red bathroom and the gorgeous stained glass over the doors:).



KClark Photography said...

It all looks gorgeous. The sudio staging was a great touch.

Sandy said...

Love coming to your's so cheerful and so entertains me.... I want to come and spend some time with you in your craft room, looks so fun...dirty or not.
Aren't they all suppose to look used, loved and lived in?
Keep all the pictures enjoyable. Come and see me too... I'm just a click away... THANKS...xoso SANDY

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

what a fun tour through your lovely home - I am totally grooving on your stained glass transoms - lovely!

June said...

This has been so fun Jodie! Your home is gorgeous! You have 'the touch' my friend. Your holiday decor is amazing...and I bet everyone loved it! I would freak if I ever had to have people tour my house ANYTIME, but you did so with grace.
My question is 'do you still have any hair left on your head?' I would be lacking hair and fingernails, and my husband would have left me long!

enjoy your week my friend.

Anonymous said...

that guest room is calling me!!!!
~victoria~ said...

Santa's workshop is a great solution, and so cute!

But, seriously, kid, if you don't open your birthday gifts soon, Christmas gifts will start to bury them!

Cheryl said...

Your home is favorite time of the year!

I also have a red powder room (in fact it looks like the exact same red). Isn't it fun to decorate with Santa's in there for the holidays?

Have a blessed holiday!