Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Party in Alabama

Every year since Russel started working for Jim (now Jace) Chandler and Associates in 2003, we’ve traveled to Birmingham for the company’s annual party.  Jim and his wife Shirley have a lovely home and they have hosted the party every year.  It’s like stepping into the pages of a magazine like House Beautiful or Southern Living!  I asked Shirley this year if I could post pictures of her house on my blog.  Shirley decorates every room but here are the highlights, starting with the exterior shot as we drove up to park in the front.  As always, click on any picture to see it in more detail.  There is a ribboned wreath and an electric candle in every front window,


This is the entryway tree visible through the front door in the above pic.  This is a huge tree, but still not the biggest!

Entryway tree

Shirley even decorates the kitchen.  The wall facing the window is a breakfront with a counter covered with Christmas decorations. 


This is the breakfast room table set for six, half of those attending.

Breakfast room table

This is the “smaller” tree in the breakfast room.

Breakfast room tree

This is the formal dining room where the other six sat for dinner.

Formal dining room 

This is the buffet/sideboard all decorated in the formal dining room.


This is the other corner of the formal dining room.  Check out the cakes to the right.  The other side of the strawberry cake was half a caramel cake and the white cake was coconut cake.  I saved room for dessert!


This is the fireplace in the formal living room.  It was a faux fire, but very pretty.


Last, but not least, here is the main tree in the two-story living room, taken from the balcony on the second floor overlooking the living room.

Living room tree

We had a great time, a nice visit with Russel’s co-workers and some great food.  Thanks, Jim and Shirley for having us in your home, again, and for letting me post these pictures to share.

Thanks for stopping by.  Comments always welcome.

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~* Tracy *~ said...

Oh my goodness! That certainly does look like a magazine home. It's beautiful. I'd love to have a kitchen like theirs. Gorgeous photos, Kathy. Love all the Christmas decorations. Looks like you had a very special night.

Deelite said...

Yes a definite OMG is in order here. What a nice couple to invite everyone to share their lovely home with them during the holidays. I know you and Russel had a great time on your holiday getaway.