Tuesday, November 30, 2010

On the Second, Third and Fourth day of decorating..

my husband said to me....Are you losing your mind??

I am almost done....just the big tree to go, well, and then there is the tweaking.  You know, oh, you get a brillant idea and then you go back to the boxes and put something else someplace!

I will show more decor soon, but I have to show you what my hubby did for me this week.

Do you know how you kinda dread to ask him to do another project?  Well, I had this little shelf that my son made in high school.  I have wanted it up and it finally came to me to put it over the toilet in the little closet room for that purpose.  I asked at night if he would do it tomorrow and he said ok.  Whew...then the lightbulb came on.

I had this piece of stain glass from a door in one of our long ago houses.  We had it setting in the window above the toilet, but you never could see it because of the blinds.


Honey, while you are putting the shelf up could you....?????

I am crazy in love with this.  There is no before...who would want one?  Just think bare window....


I don't know what took me so long to think of this....but better now than never!!

Linking to Funky Junk at Donna's 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

On the First Day of Decorating....

my body said to me....What do you think you are doing??????

Nope, I am not a twenty year old anymore.  I may think I am, but my body says NO WAY!

I starting decorating and I am in love with it so far, but I am no way near done.  I tried really hard to get some pics of my black Christmas tree.  It is so hard to get it to look as gorgeous as it is in person, but I tried.

I found the precious plate at Homegoods.  I thought it so said Christmas.  The creamer, sugar, S& P I had forgot I had!  They were a gift from a friend from CB.

More to come....eventually!

Linking to Marty's Tabletop Tuesday....

Friday, November 26, 2010

One More thing I am Thankful for....


Oh man, I slept last night.  A long wonderful day with the family.  Lots of food, chatter, laughter, game playing and practical jokes.....

Today, I am packing up all the Turkeys and pumpkins....to make room for Christmas decor.  Oh, sometimes I wish I was a minimalist....but I just can't be!  I open those boxes and I think...aw...this is so cute I have to put it out!!

So, talk to you soon.  In the meantime, I am putting on the Mannheim Steamroller and getting to work!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving My Friends!

How can it already be Thanksgiving?  I am amazed how fast the time goes by.  I know all of you are busy getting ready for this weekend, as we are.  So this will be my last post until the weekend.

I have to show my precious pilgrim people.  These were a gift from my dear friend Rose so many years ago....
My table is ready for dinner...well sort of!  We really have to redo it to seat all of us...but it still will look the same.

My sweet name card holders...new this year.  They don't have cards because I am going to enlist my grandson to write the names this year.  He is a second grader now you know!!!

I am so thankful for so much.  As I grow older, I realize how blessed I have been.  My husband is loving, caring, fun, and providing.  My children are healthy, and my grandchildren, well you know, there isn't anything not perfect about them!  We have a lovely home and many many lovely things to enjoy.  My husband is healthy and the Lord blessed me with another year of life, and a pretty good year at that!  I have a wonderful Savior and am blessed with a dear church family.  I have friends that cannot be topped!  and many of you are among them!  Blogging is a blessing to me too!
This is my husband's favorite Thanksgiving decoration.  It is a metal cornicopia...we always fill it with ghords and pumpkins.....

If I could hug each of you in person, and I am a hugger, I would wish you the best Thanksgiving ever!  Enjoy the day with your loved ones, be thankful for the good in our lives, and remember that His mercies are new every morning.  What isn't so great today, may be the blessing of next year!

Enjoy all that food!  Yummo!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ooooh, I spent some money today!

Don't you LOVE to go shopping?  See all the pretty things?  Well, my husband took me shopping today and we spent almost $100.00!  Oooh Ceekay, what pretties did you get?  Are you going to show us?  Huh, pretty please....

Oh, OK!  Please don't be too jealous now!!

Are you not excited????  What is it?  Well, I KNOW now!  It is a MODEM and you gotta have one to be able to use your computer.  Our old one died.....
Isn't she gorgeous?  Hmmm, wonder how I could do a tablescape? 

Google photos.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Estate Sale-ing!!

I was so doing the Happy Dance!  I grabbed this, I have wanted one for YEARS!  I have some bottoms, but never the handle!!  Wanna know what it set me back??

Are you kidding me?  Oh, it is so going home with me!
Insert story here!  Went to first estate sale...saw 4 doilies about this same size...How much?? $3.00 a piece.  I told the lady, that is too much.  I really wanted some doilies...later in the morning another sale....all 4....how much??  $1.00!  Yep, thats what I'm talking about!
This curling iron is so narrow.  I have another, but narrow like this....

Candy and I were battling for the little books.  I fell in love with this one....
One of the pictures inside....

Look at the cover of this one...perfect for Christmas cloche!!  Hey Marty, I'm getting ready!!

Yep, I am doing the Happy Dance!
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