Monday, December 22, 2008

~ Merry Christmas

~ Peace on Earth ~

Best of Charities

by Charity Navigator

God's Helping Hands on Earth



Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas
& a New Year Filled with Abundance
of Hope, Health & Happiness

Saturday, December 20, 2008

~ Christmas Decorating 2008 . White . Silver . Yellow

Home & Heart,
Come and Sit for a Moment ... or Two

A few years ago, I found this wonderful set of Radko ornaments, a little yellow striped sofa and chair. The dining room chairs had yellow/white stripe fabric at the time. I'm not sure if the ornaments have ever been on the tree, but they are usually part of a little vignette like this one on a "snow" covered silver tray.

They always remind me of Home during the Holidays.

Friday, December 19, 2008

~ Christmas Decorating 2008 . Friday . Silver White with Touch of Black & Vintage, too

Antique Hand Painted Teacup, a Gift 20 Years Ago
Small Collection of Vintage Ornaments
Vintage Keys


Spilling Beads & Baubles, with Magical Bird's Nest
Sweet Husband found in Christmas Tree years ago

(The black and white stripe ornaments are ones I painted so they would go with the colors I decorate with year around. The stars and double ornaments with black and white are McKenzie Childs. Most of the other glass ornaments are Radko's collected over the last 15 years or so.)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

~ Christmas Decorating Home Tour, Thursday

Acorns, Big & Small



HOME



is where the Heart is.
a little Heart for each one of my little Family



Living Room Bay Window
White Poinsettia, Mercury Glass Acorn
Cloche, Bell Jar of Ornments

Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

~ Christmas Decorating Home Tour 2008, Wednesday

~ Be of Good Cheer ~
The Gift of a Smile is Free












A special Thank You!
to all of you who have taken the time
to visit so many of the homes in blog tours this year,
and for leaving your kindness behind
in your comments.


See ya' tomorrow with more pictures.

Monday, December 15, 2008

~ Christmas Decorating Tour 2008. White. Stars. Snowflakes . Monday

Star Bright, Star Light
There's a Star on top of the Christmas Tree again.

It was always there when I was a child.
Now I missed seeing it. So I made a one.
Tin star on glittered snowflake
with a vintage rhinestone pin the center star.



Favorite String of Beads





Still loving these little lime acorns after a few years.


See you tomorrow, with more pictures.
Just need a bit of time to get them on the blog.

Friday, December 12, 2008

~ Christmas Home Tour 2008 . Decorating . White . Silver

Light
and White - Silver Mantel


Happy Friday! See you on Monday with more pictures.

Have a Wonderful Weekend.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

~ Christmas Decorating & Festival Gingerbread Houses, Virtual Blog Tour 2008, Part 2




The Sun will be back tomorrow so I can get some pictures of the tree. But until then...


Santa says Welcome!

More of the Festival of Trees, Gingerbread Houses plus a bit more.

The smell of gingerbread, the twinkle of lights.
Almost free and yet priceless memories.





















Merry Christmas
Peace on Earth

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

~ Christmas Decorating, 2008 Virtual Tour Part One



I am so happy to join sweet Tracey of Notes from a Cottage Industry's 2008 Virtual Tour. Click on the button to go to her site and pick up the tour of so many fabulous homes and pictures.

Today, more from the Festival of Trees (and Gingerbread Houses!
I haven't even taken pictures at home yet.
Actually, I haven't put the boxes away yet! But I will.














So follow along for the next few days.
More trees, more gingerbread houses, and
a few little pictures of decorating at home with me, too.

Merry Christmas ~ Happy Holidays

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

~ Christmas Decorating Table Settings, Candy Tree & a Bear, too

Just a few pictures that I got ready last night from the Festival of Trees. I either didn't take many pictures or there weren't as many tables this year, not sure which one.

The first one isn't really a table setting, although it was in that section. This is what I would need to do if I made a candy tree with chocolate treats on it, put it behind glass.
But it is a great idea for a simple table decoration using faux candy or the real thing!




The tables are seldom set for a real dinner or whatever. They are more like you would see in a store with things that might not be edible.





And last, even teddy bears need a place for tea and cookies that is dressed nicely for Christmas. Aren't those socks warm looking!


Tomorrow the Christmas Home Tour started by Tracey at Notes from a Cottage Industry begins. Last year was a blast. Looking forward to sharing more pictures starting then and through December. And also I'm really looking forward to visiting all the wonderful homes that will be in it.

See ya' tomorrow!

Friday, December 5, 2008

~ Soon Christmas Will Be Here ..... Gingerbread House

Sweet Daughter called from work yesterday to tell me that Christmas would soon be here. Just a couple of weeks. Did I have a tree? When will I get one? Funny girl.
Of course I believed her that I only had "two weeks" if a couple of weeks was correct.
She was fudging on the days to get me in gear.

For years I started Christmas decorating about 2 weeks before Christmas. And tossed the tree almost the day after Christmas Day. When Sweetie Girl went away to college, she wanted to see the decorations as soon as she came home from school. So I began starting earlier. Then of course there was all the decorating going with my on line friends. And that would really get us in the mood as we got to see what each other was doing that year. Now I even leave everything out until almost New Year's.



I still have a bit more than a couple of weeks to go so I think it will be OK. We will go get the tree this weekend. Only Sweetie Hubby will go with me. He is patient as I look at one more tree to find the perfect one. I can tell when he has held the last tree without saying anything about me being so selective. I'm sure he enjoys himself!

The gingerbread village was so aromatic and beautiful at the festival. Isn't that house fabulous. The chefs and companies try to do out do each other. (That one is a faux gingerbread one though.) It took me forever to figure out where I put the pictures from the festival on the computer. I'll get them resized and start putting them up for you all to see next week.

After all.....soon Christmas will be here!

See ya' soon!