My tennis friends have remained close and we use each other's birthdays as an excuse to get together through the year. Last week it was to celebrate our friend Catrin's birthday and our dear pal Leasa kindly hosted us for lunch at her home. Getting together at someone's home is just such a treat and really a lot more relaxed than the restaurant thing I think.
I was looking forward to seeing her house, as it was decorated with the theme, "Christmas in Paris."
It did not disappoint!
Leasa you may remember from my post here about her wonderful Easter lunch she hosted for us earlier this year.
There was so much pretty, I didn't know where to look first.
I love Leasa's home and especially her dining room.
Catrin, (in the stripes) is Swedish and you may also remember her lovely Swedish-California Christmas home style from this post.
She has given every spot in her house a little holiday flair.. She changes up her pedestal piece all the time. I love her use of silver- old and new, candles, pine comes and poinsettias here.
George, her Springer Spaniel keeps watch over the main room.
Leasa has two darling young girls. We spied the Elf on the Shelf getting in some trouble with the Smurfs. :)
The table was amazing!
Each of us received a sparkly Eiffel Tower ornament on our place setting to take home!
Leasa used a mix of her grandmother's flowered china and some newer plates, crystal and etched glasses. The combination was lovely.
The layering of all the French inspired items, faux fur as snow, mercury glass, silver, feathers, vintage ornaments and a bit of pink made it fun and girly.
We spent a lot of time oooing and ahhhing over all the details!
She also decorated the small portals to the dining room.
How cute is this grouping on the buffet? Leasa's glass lamps are so lovely too and match her chandelier.
…And a feather wreath.
I have to admit I have serious powder room envy! Love her Noel here and her bamboo shelf is to die for!
Okay one more detail I have to gush about is her butler's pantry. Such a brilliant idea between the kitchen and the dining room. Who couldn't use that? Leas's holds a wine cooler, her bar ware and a beautiful nickel sink and more storage.
Catrin petting George, who wanted some birthday cake!
As lovely as Leasa's home is, it's a cozy spot where dogs and kids are adored and made at home.
I love that about her. She has her priorities straight you know?
No wonder we have so much fun.
The time spent with good friends always goes too fast.
Wishing you a lovely holiday with those you love.
Thanks my friends for all the wonderful visits and comments all year.
I am truly thankful for all of you!
Leasa also enlisted help of her friend Kimber Feece, who does styling.
Her business is Inspired by You and you can click on the name to contact her.