25 December, 2009

Merry Christmas

Wishing all my blogging friends a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Blessings to all.

22 December, 2009

Extreme Sheep LED Art

View this extreme sheep LED art. Although these LED lights aren't on greens, they are LED lights and I think you will be amazed to view this short video. I'm linking to Susan's Outdoor Wednesday. Click here to see other outdoor/Christmas decorations.

I do have my own Christmas decorations posted. Just keep scrolling down to see those as well.

19 December, 2009

Christmas House Tour

Welcome to my home. Come on in and I'll show you around.

My tree has a poinsettia theme. I have a poinsettia star on the top, silk poinsettias and ribbon with a poinsettia design.

I also have the tree full of crystal icicles which I have been collecting for years.

Can you believe, I found this electric fireplace at a yard sale for $40. I have a ceramic village on the mantel. An appliqued quilt is hanging above the fireplace.

My nativity set is displayed on top of the entertainment center.
DH loves the nutcrackers. I had the center one and just purchased the two tall ones at a thrift shop for $2.00 each.

This is my angel collection. I didn't intentionally set out to collect angels, most are gifts. I realized that I did have a small collection, so I displayed them together.

I purchased the angel below at Macy's in NYC.

When the candles are lit, this little brass chime tinkles. Luckily, I found that when placed on the window sill, the heat from the baseboard heater activates it.

My dining chandelier has three different garlands and more of the crystal icicles.

In the photo below I have two different garlands over the china cupboard and a cute wooden snowman.

Moving into the kitchen, I put a garland over the kitchen cupboard.
We were snowed in today, so I spent the day baking. I made snickerdoodles, chocolate-peanut butter fudge, scones, and wonderful little loaves of a festive cake that Prudent & Practical posted on Foodie Friday.

16 December, 2009

Christmas Tablescape

We had another couple over for dinner Wednesday evening. I set the table in a Christmas theme. The red tablecloth was just purchased at Target for $10.

The silver chargers were found at a thrift store for 25 cents each. Flatware is my everyday Oneida.

The plates were at Salvation Army for about $3.00 for the service for four.

A salad bowl was included in the set.

Coffee mugs were included, too. The glasses with holly were also thrift store finds. They were Arbys Christmas collection 1986.

I had this little tea light holder for years. I have also been collecting Christmas napkin rings. I like having a mismatched assortment.

Fresh greens are arranged in the silverplated bowl which is also a thrift store find. The candle sticks, thrift store again. Candles were from a yard sale. I have had those little figurines for decades.

I have three layers of garland around the chandelier. Hanging from the fixture are crystal icicles.

This post is linked to Tablescape Thursday. Go on over to Between Naps on the Porch to see Susan's beautiful tablescape and all the others who have joined her party.

07 December, 2009

Santa Collection

Susan from Thoughts from over the rainbow is hosting another Deck the Halls party. Click here to go check out other Christmas decorations.

I have a few Santas I have collected. Above is my traditional red Santa. Below is one wearing an elegant white coat.

I just got this kitchen Santa this past Saturday at a church bazaar. I only paid $3.00 for him.

This is a ceramic gingerbread house.

The ceramic cupcake holds little spreader knives. Since we like cheese balls during the holidays, I will be putting these to use.

This star is made out of garden bamboo stakes sprayed silver. I did not make this, but the decoration committee at our church did. I though this was such a cleaver idea, I thought I would share.

Sunday night a group from our church went caroling. This darling sleigh is parked on the porch of a nursing home we went to. I'm sure Santa has a lot of goodies in there for the nice folks we visited.