Dec 4, 2014

~ inspired holiday home: jody


December is here and it's time to get in the spirit of the season!

My friend Jody was kind enough to share her beautiful home for this holiday edition of an inspired home. Her collection of Christmas goodies is spectacular and includes the most amazing array of MacKenzie-Childs pieces I've ever seen!

I didn't even know this sleigh existed! The details are remarkable!

Beautiful Christmas trees can be found throughout the house...

And plenty of Santas...


And lots of MacKenzie-Childs...

Nary a speck is out of place. Not one single speck.







What a happy space this sunroom is... bright and cheery.






This darling angel is made from broken pieces of dishes involved in an unfortunate mishap. Almost an entire collection of Spode dinnerware was destroyed in a china catastrophe. What a wonderful end result to a holiday misadventure!

I love those fruit topiaries!

And that rooster!








Stunning centerpiece a la MacKenzie-Childs...





Check out this sink in the powder room complete with an inspiring message!

A charming collection of birds provide additional entertainment for guests...


This house is immaculate from top to bottom I tell you.




Wait until you see the basement!






I adore the windows in the basement! Definitely makes it feel like it's not a basement...







Isn't that a handsome chest?


Oh, and there's a wine cellar...


Jody does much more decorating than I do for the holidays. I loved how everything felt very organized and perfect. I was definitely inspired. What a way to get me in the holiday mode! I came directly home and started planning. I have to say, thanks to Jody, I was busy over the Thanksgiving weekend with lights outside, my Christmas tree, and lots of MacKenzie-Childs ribbon...  I admit, it's the earliest I've ever been this organized. Thank you Jody!




My holidecor coming up next...



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9 comments:

marsha cannon said...

Well that was definitely inspiring and I needed some inspiration! Her home is gorgeous and every detail is perfect. I would hate for her to see my basement!

The enchanted home said...

Wow can see that Christmas is serious business over there!! Very pretty, love all the fruit topiaries..thanks for sharing!

David & Dianne said...

I am speechless!! This is so beautiful and every detail is better than the next!! And all the M/C! I will have to view this post several times to make sure I didn't miss anything! Thank you for sharing--I wish I had the energy to decorate about 1/100th of that! 😘

Beth25 said...

I adore your post today. What a wonderfully inspired home. I am drooling over the Spode Christmas Tree Canisters and all of the lovely M-C goodies. I was needed help getting motivated and this helped a lot.
The Fruit Topiaries are simply to die for!! My big problem is there is no place in my new addition for a Xmas Tree. I always had it in the front room, but now that I am living in the back of the house, I won't see it.
I will do the mantles and the surfaces. I am thinking of a table top tree, which might be nice. Your idea book is always a great resource for me.

jennifer said...

Your friend has a beautiful home. I enjoyed seeing her festive decorations. Fall just flew by. I am so behind!!

Lisa said...

Jan..You know I love you, but please take a closer look. Throwing a lot of Mackenzie-Childs stuff around does not make for good decorating. Many of us design on a budget and cherish any piece of MC we can get our hands on. Stay focused!

XO
Lisa Beach
Cranbury

Sarah said...

Eager to see your holiday decor, Jan. I put our tree up last weekend and finished the house this week. We have house guests arriving on Saturday, so I had an incentive. Feels good to have it done this early.
Jody's home is lovely. I've never see some of the McK-C santa figures that she has. My favorite is the Santa in the hooded cape trimmed in the black and red Courtly Check. Thanks for sharing all of Jody's holiday decor. Happy Holidays!

Cindy Weis said...

Hi Jan, what a beautiful home Jody has. I love her MC's collections, so many pieces I had never saw before even being in luxury stores the last 20 years. How lucky she was to collect all these years. Her home is warm and beautiful, I am sure she and her family will have a wonderful holiday. thanks for sharing, I sure did enjoy it.

Cindy Weis said...

Hi Jan, what a beautiful house Jody has, her collection of MC is just amazing, and she has so many pieces that even after all these years in luxury retail, I haven't seen. I am sure her family will have a wonderful holiday in her beautiful home. thanks for sharing. I will have to get mine done, she gave me inspiration.