Winter Blues

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Gift Beyond Measure...

This Christmas, my sister Beth made a special gift for my two year old.    

A homemade growth chart that looks like a vintage tape measure!

Oh--this is where the happy tears come in!

Reminds me of the pocket door jam at my Grandparents house. It had a million marks documenting our growth throughout the years.

Laminated for longevity & great for a laundry room, kids room, etc.

A note to Charlie written on the back.

My sweet sister Beth- so creative and thoughtful!  We love our Auntie Beth!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things...

Curl up this winter in our yummy bedding by Pine Cone Hill

You'll get in the festive spirit right away in this little tufted chair- oh, oh, oh!

Resting up at the store before his big trip!

A favorite candle by Aquiesse- beautiful smells for the season it's cold outside.  Great gift for the dog lover in all of us.

So thrilled these Stella & Dot earings are on my list!  $39 can say "I Love You".

Our Dining Room- this is a favorite place of mine...

Santa's Bed!  This Henredon Sleigh is gorgeous any way you look at it!

We've had such a fun time seeing customers & friends stopping in to shop and say hello!  It's a festive time of year and wonderful to see you!  Can you believe Christmas is in a week?

If you hate crowds, dread parking, lines, and all the rush???  We can help!  This ain't no mall experience!  You'll feel relaxed, well taken care of and delighted with all your findings for Christmas!

Ho! Ho! Ho!  Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas is Coming...

A sweet collection of Christmas trinkets & nostalgic pieces
my Mom has been collecting for years.

Christmastime has a special place in my heart. It's a combination of time with friends & family, decorating the house together with my sisters, music, cooking, etc. Traditions big and small that make up a warm & fuzzy feeling when I think of Christmas as a child. My sisters and I would all agree that our Mom & Dad really made the holidays magical. Now we feel it's up to us to make it special for them.

My job since I was five has been to set the table- I still enjoy getting out the nice dishes & glasses. Ribbon in as many places as I can put it...look out candles, here comes the ribbon!

My folks love their round table for entertaining, fun talks for hours and eating wonderful food! My mom wants ribbon everywhere- what mamma wants, mamma gets!

Me, sister Beth, sister Ann & our cuddly kitty Booboo.
Photo taken Christmas 1979

The hearth in our Christmas photo when we were kids...

The jar on the table are ornaments from the 20's, 30's, & 40's that my mom loves to collect. Some are from her parents and others found
at antique shops, gifts from friends & family, and a yard sale or two.

This garland we hang every year of our childhood ornaments. We don't have enough of them left to decorate an entire tree, but the garland is the perfect size to hang our little ice skating girl, stars, bows, and other special ornaments I remember when I was young.

The way we decorate my Mom & Dad's house for Christmas has remained a tradition year after year. We try and decorate in one evening while playing Wynonna Judd's Christmas CD over and over again to get us in the mood! Some things never change.
Are you all ready for Christmas?