Monday, December 22, 2008

My Parent's Oklahoma Christmas Home...

For those of you who have just started reading my blog. My parent's live in Houston, Texas but have purchased and remodeled a home right around the corner from us. I can't wait until they retire and move here. This is right when you walk in their front door.
This little tree is above that table.
That little table above is on the back side of the fireplace. This is in their living area.

The mantle....I painted the Santa.


Here is their Santa fireplace screen. I painted these Santa's a long time ago. They all used to be holding wreaths but they have since been lost. We are going to get different toys to put in their hands.
We are a poodle family and these are my parent's two poodles. The smaller one is Prissy and the other one is Sasi. They are spoiled rotten!
This big Santa is really neat. It opens up, lights up, and he tells the "Twas the Night Before Christmas" story. Next to him is a clock that plays a Christmas carol each hour.



Merry Christmas from my parent's Oklahoma home.

39 comments:

Dawn said...

Your parent's home is just lovely! Oh do I love your painting!!! That fireplace screen is amazing! I would love something like that in front of my fireplace. Your skills are awesome.

How long will it be before your parents retire?

take care,
Dawn

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Darlene,
I love your parent's home and those poodles are too cute all dressed up for Christmas. You are so talented, I wish we were neighbors cause I'd bug you all the time to paint something for me till you would get so sick of me that you'd teach me out of self defense! *smiles* Seriously you're very talented and I'd so love a snowman fireplace screen for my dining room - how in the world am I going to figure out how to make that? *smiles* I think their home is just beautiful!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Darlene,
It is going to be so nice when your parents can live so near!

Their home is very pretty and looks great with all the Christmas decor.
The firescreen looks great-you are very talented!

Diane

Sue said...

Your parent's home is lovely! I know you can't wait until they move close to you...when will that be??? I LOVE the fireplace screen and the poodles make the "perfect" decoration for it!!

Katie said...

How sweet I'm so jealous (:(I'm happy for you) that your parents are going to live close. Mine live in New Mexico. I hate it, I miss them. You are a good painted Darlene. It looks like Midnight is growing, what does you dog think?

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

I love the picture of the tree all lit up. How nice to have your parents a house so close.

BTW I am one of those "Twilight" people too. :) and I am laughing at your sign.

Hope you and yours have a happy holiday!

Bo said...

Hi Darlene...did you do all the decorating for their home? What a welcome sight for them when they arrive...You are good at painting too! Merry Christmas, Bo

Laura said...

Thanks for the tour - the poodles are super cute, and of course, all dogs should be spoiled! Love the fireplace screen too!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

How fun to have your parents move close. Do they come and visit often?

Rambling Girl said...

Love your parents house Darlene! Now I know I have said this before but you ought to open an etsy store up with that great painting...I know I would love to buy something....

AJ said...

Darlene, You are so lucky to have your parents moving just around the corner!! Not many people can say that. Or is it that not many people would want that:) You are quite the talented painter! Love their tree! Thanks for the heads up on the Santa boot. I'll have to be on the look out for one! And glad you enjoyed my extra picture yesterday! Talk about eye candy;)♥♥ A girl can dream right?!

Smilingsal said...

Cute little Santa that you painted, and sitting behind him is a gorgeous huge clock. I love it!

Your folks are lucky to have a daughter working so hard for them to have a Merry time in their new home.

I love the Santa that opens up.

Lisa & Gerald said...

Just beautiful all decorated for Christmas I just love it!

mollyandmarshal said...

How fun! I love all the Santas! And the poodles are adorable, they deserve to be spoiled!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Their home is just beautiful! I wish I had a pretty mantle like theirs. Gorgeous decorations!
Carrie

Joanna said...

It's all very beautiful..I love the Santa fireplace screen..Oh and the picture of the doggies is just so cute!

Rebel said...

How beautiful. I love the Santas fireplace screen. And the little poodles. How great that your parents will eventually live near you. Thanks for sharin' the pic's.

Daphine said...

Great pictures! What a blessing it will be once they retire and be closer to you!

Merry Christmas to you and your dear family Darlene.

Shelia said...

Hi Darlene! Your parent's home is go pretty!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family, my friend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandy Toes said...

Very pretty and so festive! the screen on the fireplace is great!
-sandy toes

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Darlene it is so pretty. I recognized one of the snowmen on the mantle. ;) The poodles crack me up.LOL

Jill Scott said...

As usual, gorgeous decorations from Darlene. And you can paint, Girl! I think you need to give us a tutorial on painting Santas.

dana said...

What a thrill it must be for you to know your parents will someday be moving so close to YOU! Their decorations are terrific---what a great fireplace screen you painted!
I finally did some shopping today--in the frigid temps and mixing with the crazy drivers!!!! OMG--I pray I will NEVER put the shopping off like this again! Even buying gift cards is bizzare!
I'm getting ready to do a "little" cleaning, as we are hosting Christmas Eve this year! I'll start cooking tomorrow and sometime I will throw those gifts in some bags! :)
I always enjoy your posts, Darlene! I wish I could put something up every day, but I am not good about it like you are!!!
Hope all is going well for you and yours! dana

tam said...

Your folks home looks so festive and fun! Wishing You and Your Family a Very Merry Christmas!
~Smiles!

April said...

I knew it was going to be gorgeous...and I was so right! Love all the Santa's...you're very talented!

Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas, Darlene! Enjoy your time together!

Shannon said...

It is beautiful Darlene! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

The Berry's Patch said...

Your parents home is so beautiful. I love all of their Christmas decorations. I'm sure you'll be so excited when they move closer.

jeanne said...

Darlene, your parents home is so lovely. How wonderful that they will be so close when they retire. Their house looks so festive and I adore their poodles as you might guess. the fireplace screen is so well done. You have talent Darlene.

Thank you again for your kind words about Babette. I know you have a weakness for those smart little dogs. I did have a hard time doing this post but Bill wanted me to do it so badly. I am glad I did and maybe now we can finally say goodbye to our little girl.

Christmas hugs to you and your family...Jeanne

Kim said...

Darlene,
Love all the Santa's, very pretty decorations, you and your parents.
Stay warm on this cold night here in OK. :)
Merry Christmas,
Kim in Ok

nikkicrumpet said...

VERY FESTIVE...and I just love that santa firescreen...accessorized with poodles of course!

Gretchen said...

The fireplace screen you painted is terrific. My painting skills are very 1st grade compared to yours. You are going to love having your parents so close. I'm happy for you.

Gretchen

Deb said...

Your parent's home all decorated for the Holidays looks so pretty. I love their Santa collection!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
I enjoyed seeing your parent's lovely home. I loved the Santas you painted, they are beautiful.
I hope it's not too long before they can permanently move in and be close by.
Merry Christmas
Lindsay

Bella Casa said...

How fun, what a beautiful home they have!

Merry Christmas, Darlene :)

Bella

Life with Kaishon said...

I love that screen you painted! I am SO impressed! I also like the poseable Santa : ). Everything is so cute! Especially the poodles! Merry Christmas, Darlene!

Neabear said...

Everything looks so pretty! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Love, love, love the firescreen! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing!

The Muse said...

Hello ms Darlene, aren't you happy to be at Mom and Dads for Christmas...LOL I can tell, you seem positively giddy LOL....
who wouldnt be with all those adorable Santas... oh goodness that is like the real deal! WOW...awesome..and you painted some of them~that is super great!

paintinpatti said...

I love your painted Santa's! You are very good! I used to paint scads of things, too. Ohhhhh, we could have had fun together! Hugs, Patti