Monday, December 11, 2017

Merry Decorating

Some lucky person will chose this unique door prize from Saturday's Christmas Open House at Plantation Antiques. It was an enjoyable day, watching people select Christmas gifts and treasures.
 


I still like this folk art reindeer from Kentucky. 

Three thrifting finds adorn my coffee table trunk -
the tray, bowl, and angel.

The alphabet printouts remain favorites on the mantel.



 When I bought this six dollar tree I had no idea where I was going to put it. But I'm happy to report it looks wonderful in the seat of the rocking horse my brother made for my firstborn. Four handpainted ornaments and tiny vintage balls get noticed on this slender, simple tree.


Found another sweet house at Burkes Outlet.


my writing desk with special mementoes


   Have a great week.
Christmas will soon be here!





Sunday, December 10, 2017

Happenings

Jason's departure for Florida, work related.
He plans to be back Christmas.



Lucas had another birthday.





Grandad helping him read his birthday card

Lucas with his dad JoJo


In addition to toys 
Lucas got a wooden box 
for those things that
 little boys like to save.

Our happy Lucas
 He keeps us smiling.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Worth Noting

Today's post made my blog total 1000. That's a lot of happy memories!




Savoring Every Day

It seems December goes by way too fast. I am finished with most of the decorating. Just a few little touches left to do. The next thing on my agenda is Christmas cards. Then it will be time for cleaning before family starts arriving.

 I had not planned to use the advent board this year, but Lucas asked me about it. He wanted it out so he could hang Christmas objects, especially on his December 8th birthday. He chose the white reindeer on Dec. 1st. Usually I have kept the decorations to white, gold, and cream. This year it's a "anything goes" color scheme.

Every year I sell some ornaments at the booth but manage to find new ones to take their place. I couldn't resist the two vintage-looking snowflake ornaments
that Boatwrights had on their Hallmark trees. One is part of the deer vignette, and the other hangs by a hook on the hall tree.








This cupboard has a different look this year with toys from Santa as the theme.



Every year these three figures are featured on my bookcase.

These two remind me of my brother and myself as youngsters. 
I loved to roller skate!

Little houses, barns, and churches are perched on top of the bookcase.

Wish you could see all sides of the tree.

Hoping to share more Christmasy details in the days ahead...

Monday, December 4, 2017

Favorite Room and Vignette


In December my favorite room in the house is the living room.

 The mirror with garlands and snowflakes and the brass deer collection make up my favorite vignette. 





Thursday, November 30, 2017

Holidays

Our Thanksgiving was memorable and heartwarming.






Now it's time to focus on the next big holiday, the wondrous celebration of Christmas. 

December decorating has begun. 





Monday, November 20, 2017

Extra Touches

I made a quick visit to my booth this morning to pop in some little trees here and there. I liked the effect! Here at home I am resisting Christmas decorating, but plenty of ideas are scurrying around in my head.



Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sunshine Before the Rain

I walked over to the art room to take a photo of my latest flower painting and received a nice surprise. The sunlight striking the flower painting was an unexpected pleasant sight.




This afternoon has been windy, rainy, and stormy. I spent some time working on tags. Two recent sets: Anniversary and Christmas 







                                 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

My Weakness

I'm always on the lookout for them. Yesterday I was rewarded by spotting three at very cheap prices. I love the charm of these vintage ornaments. 




The variety of colors and designs is part of the charm. 


I do look forward to bringing out ornaments in December.
What a delightful weakness!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

It's That Time Again

Time for Shoeboxes! I enjoy gathering supplies and small toys for this ministry every November. 


By the time all the items are packed in the box, it is stuffed and must be well taped. 

Operation Christmas Child is a wonderful way to spread joy, hope, and love.







My recent days have been more inside than out. I have been cleaning out my Christmas storage closet, trying to decide what decorations to use this year.
Of course, I wait until after Thanksgiving to begin that decorating. So glad the sun is bright today. My mood is better on a clear sunshiny day. 


Have a great day! 


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