Friday, December 3, 2010

Magic is in the Air

Welcome to my holiday home. 

I want you to feel magical when you enter.

The entry way sets the mood, all decked out in jewel tones.

Two of my favorite things about Christmas
are the music and decorating my house.
I love to turn on the music and begin to create magic.

Anyone who has been following Purple Chocolate Home
knows that fairies live everywhere here in every

The Christmas fairies and elves have arrived.

They are found in every room of the house.

They sprinkle their magic wherever they go.

Last year when the grandkids saw the house
for the first time, they went running through
screaming and oohing and aahing.

They felt the magic.

The banister is one of my favorite magical decorations

It starts with greenery, then lights, grape shaped lights,
fabric swags, tassels, flowers and is
crowned with fairies and elves.

The attention to details is amazing on these little
fairies and elves.

Their clothing and shoes are enough to envy.

This lovely poinsettia in a rich shade of pink.

It was really fun photographing everything this year.

Hope you enjoyed a little taste of the magic.
More will unfold each week as we
tour the house together.

(Many ask if this takes forever!  No, I wouldn't do it
if it did.  I buy plastic storage boxes from Target
and each section of the house is packed together.
The banister takes 45 minutes to assemble!)



Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Your staircase is magical Jacqueline, I'm sure everyone enjoys it-Happy Decorating:@)

  2. Jacqueline -- I need to come and feel the magic -- I might not come screaming through the house like your grands -- but I might let out a refined squeal or two. This is new this year right? Joni

  3. What a fantastic decor! I'm so far but I can feel the magic!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  4. Jacqueline, Your garland is beautiful..the colors, fairies, everything is gorgeous.
    Happy Holidays,

  5. jacqueline, your home is magical when you step through the door.I too love purple and lavender.I enjoyed my visit ,please visit me any time. Denise

  6. GORGEOUS!!!! I love the colors:)

  7. "Magical Jacqueline, purely Magical"!!! I LOVE those fairies... You Grandkiddies must have a BALL there! Thank you so much for inviting us in... Hugs to you, Donna

  8. Pure magical! What a beautiful banister like something out of a magazine! How fun to look at all the fairies and elves, they are so unique and gorgeous!

  9. Amazing! Absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Jacqueline, your decor is exquisite, magical & unique.

    Merry Christmas ~
    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  11. The grands will always remember those magical fairies!

  12. Oh Jacqueline! Your home is so exquisite. Thank you for opening it up to all of us to see.

  13. Only one word needed - Gorgeous!

  14. Really like in the movies!Your fairy banister is delightful..

    They must be a ball to photo..such little personalities..I love those little faes.

  15. Love those fairies. I could use a few fairies just now.

  16. Oh Jacqueline Sweetie...
    How beautiful everything looks. I love the magic that your home has. The elves and fairies are so whimsical, and the colors and the garlands are so magical and beautiful. I can't even decide on one that I like most, they are all so exquisite. I cannot begin to thank you for opening your home and sharing with me this evening. How delightful.

    I love the arches throughout your home and those columns are just DDG. I love this share. Thank you for the tour of your beautiful home. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  17. Jacqueline, I definitely feel the magic! What a wonderful way to enjoy the holidays. Your home must be spectacular! ~ Sarah

  18. Wow - amazing. The fairies are quite beautiful too!

  19. Wow - amazing. The fairies are quite beautiful too!

  20. I expect nothing less than magic from you and you deliver. The fairies and elves are the perfect touch to the special season.

  21. Hi Jacqueline - your house is stunning! I love the banister - tassels, grape lights, everything! Great idea to pack your decorations together in "sections". I think I'll try to streamline my holiday decor more like that this year. Great tip!!


  22. Jacqueline, You have a lovely home and you are a true artist! Wow! The colors are elegant. I can't wait to tour the other areas of your home. You have an amazing blog!!!
    Blessings and hugs, Beth

  23. Oh my ! It's like entering magical land where everything is beautiful, perfect and breathtaking. I love this garland. I wish I could have the same.

  24. Just gorgeous!!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  25. What a wonderful Christmas home you have! I love how you have decorated for the Holidays. Everything is so beautiful and fun at the same time. I'm sure the children love it! Thank you for sharing and have a lovely weekend.


  26. I have been a follower of your blog for a while now. Your house, I drool over it! lol The decorating you have done is amazing. I would love for you to stop by Wiccan Make Some Too's Wickedly Crafty Saturdays & share this!

  27. Magical indeed! Happy Pink Saturday!

  28. Your home is gorgeous and the Christmas decor is perfect. Love the whimsy! Can't wait to see more.
    Happy PS!

  29. Beautiful! I'll bet the grandkids have lots of fun there.

    Bella Rosa Antiques

  30. I love jewel tones for Christmas and yes, I felt the magic!
    Beautiful decor and charming fairies.

  31. I can see why your grandchildren love coming to your home! Your entryway is magical :)

  32. I love the way you have decorated that bannister - it's wonderful, magical, colourful... perfect for Christmas! Happy Pink Saturday!

  33. Incredibly beautiful, did you hear the gasp as I saw your first picture.
    Pretty incredible house too. Looking forward to the rest of the tour. I can see why your grands get so excited.
    Happy PS

  34. Oh, you're good! This is truly stunning. It is so lush and full of interesting things everywhere you look. I can't wait to see what else you have to show us.

  35. STUNNING ! The whole thing looks just magical !
    Happy Pink Saturday !


  36. That is so lovely. Beautiful photos. Happy Pink Saturday.

  37. I would probably react the same way your grandkids did if I entered your home:) Love the fairies with the long braids! What a fairyland...

  38. That is how i pack up and put decorations.. tubs marked entry way, mantel.. etc.. I love all your fairies. They are magical and I hope the magic sprinkles happy dust all through your holidays. Merry Christmas, I love seeing your beautiful posts.

  39. Happy Pink Saturday! I love your magical Holiday displays...glorious!

  40. Jacqueline, I literally gasped when the first photo of this post appeared. Your grand staircase is....well....just GRAND!!

    The Mother & Child on the easel near the piano is profoundly beautiful & says it all.
    You've got the Christmas spirit, for sure!!

  41. Yes! Magical! I'm ohhhhing and ahhhhing as well. Thanks for your sweet visit to my Thanksgiving tables.

  42. I cannot believe that the bannister only takes you 45 minutes! It's spectacular. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  43. OOOO, you definitely have created magic. I'd love to be able to see this in person. I'd be running around in wonder like your grandchildren! Thank you for linking this magic to Favorite Things. laurie

  44. That entrance is beautiful. Great idea for the dolls. Just beautiful. Kathy

  45. I just love love it. It is magical.Wish I could see it in person. I am in awe. Merry christmas

  46. Beautimous and very magical! Can't believe that only took 45 minutes! Looking forward to more of your holiday tour J!

  47. wow, what a banister! looks great!

  48. Jacqueline,

    I dind't come here for a couple of days because I was so busy, but I am glad I came today. Your house is looking sooooo beautiful! I also love listen to Christmas songs while decorating.


    Luciane at

  49. Your home is magically delightful! Thank you for sharing with us. Anne

  50. Hi Jacqueline...

    My friend, your Christmas home is INDEED MAGICAL!!! Ohhh...wished you could have heard all of my ooohs and aaahs! Your entry and stairway is simply breathtaking...I think I would have joined right in with your grandkids...running and screaming through the house...enjoying the magic and spirit of Christmas! Well my dear, your stairway garland is FABULOUS!!! Love, love, LOVE the beautiful colors...the rich purples and pretty pinks! Ohhh...and those sweet little Christmas fairies are sooo beautiful and sooo fun! Girlfriend, I LOVE IT ALL!!! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous Christmas home with us...this was such a treat!!!

    Warmest Christmas wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design


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