Showing posts with label CHRISTMAS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CHRISTMAS. Show all posts

Friday, December 19, 2014

CHRISTMAS IN THE SUN ROOM

Christmas Snowmen 15
I know my OCD (Obsessive Christmas Decorating) is showing.  I just can’t stop myself!  I’m giving you a tour of the sunroom today.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

CHRISTMAS IN THE ENTRY


Christmas is almost here, and I'm still decorating!  I think I may be a little obsessed!  I need to start cooking, but I can't seem to stop decorating. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR

I'm so excited to be a part of the Holiday Home Tour, hosted by Michele at Shelstring.  If you haven't seen the other homes on the tour, they are listed at the bottom of this post, and I know you'll want to go see all of them.


Friday, December 12, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-KEEPING PROMISES

Christmastime
When I shared my Christmas supper table here, you may have had a glimpse of our Christmas trees.  I told you I'd share more about them later.  So, here it is (or here they are).  

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CHRISTMAS TIME SUPPER

Christmastime Supper 8

I set a table in front of the fireplace for a relaxed soup and sandwich supper.  (We call it supper if it is a light meal and dinner if it is a heavy meal.  Do you do that?)  I have to tell you about the quilt that covers the table.  Other bloggers are always telling about these great deals they find at Goodwill stores.  I don’t live near a GW store, but when I met some other bloggers in Memphis several years ago, we went to a GW.  I found this quilt for $2.00, and I’ve used it on tables every Christmas since then.  It’s my one and only GW bargain.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

CHRISTMAS MANTEL 2014

Christmas Mantel a

Each Christmas season, I use our Fontanini nativity set on the family room mantel.
Christmas Mantel
 If you have visited my blog during past Christmas seasons, you may think the mantel is identical to our previous Christmas mantels. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

CHRISTMAS TABLE REVIEW

Christmas table 1 2013
At Christmastime, all of the family members who were here for Thanksgiving return for Christmas Eve dinner.  So, we have as many place setting for Christmas Eve as we do for Thanksgiving.  We usually seat  between 25 and 30.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A LITTLE SANTA COLLECTION

Santa Collection 1
Before I was married, I had a little Santa collection.  I’m talking about three or four Santas.
Santa Collection 3
I’ve been married 45 years, and it is so easy to buy me a gift.  Everyone just gifts me with another Santa, and my collection grows, and grows, and …

Friday, December 20, 2013

FRIDAY FAVES-CHRISTMAS

Christmas in the Kitchen

I’m still trying to get ready for our big family celebration on Christmas Eve, but I wanted to share some Christmas décor from around our home.  This post contains a lot of photos and very few words. These first photos are from the kitchen.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

CHRISTMAS TABLE

Christmas Table

I’m running waaaay behind.  We host the same 30 family members for Christmas Eve that we host for Thanksgiving, and I only have one table set!  Where has the time gone?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

CHRISTMAS TREES

Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

We decorate two trees for our family room.  This year’s trees are skinnier than the trees we have had in the past, so a lot of our ornaments didn’t make it out of the boxes this year.

Friday, December 13, 2013

FRIDAY FAVES AT MY HOUSE

Snowmen Collection

Normally, when you visit me for Friday Faves, I am posting beautiful photos I’ve seen on the internet.  With Christmas on the way, I haven’t had much time for internet browsing, so today, I’m posting some of my favorite Christmas decorations in our sunroom.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

HAVE YOURSELF A RETRO LITTLE CHRISTMAS

Retro Christmas-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

We have a bribe tradition (that sounds much nicer) we do each year before Christmas.  I invite our children and grandchildren over for dinner, and all of them help decorate the two trees in our family room.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

SANTA COLLECTION

Christmas Decor

Yes, there is a Santa.  As a matter of fact, at my house, there are a lot of Santas.  Today, I’m sharing some of the collection!  Yes, there are more of them. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

CHRISTMAS TABLE-I’M A COPYCAT

Christmas Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

When Cuisine Kathleen issued her challenge to copy a holiday table, I knew just the table I wanted to copy.  So, I hope that Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, thinks that it is flattering to be copied.  Don’t panic if you haven’t done your table copy for the challenge.  I’ve done it again!  I’m a week early with my copied table! 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

CHRISTMAS MANTEL

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Last week, there were pilgrims on our mantel.  Now, my Fontanini nativity set is on the mantel.  I always say that I seldom change where my Christmas décor is placed.  This nativity set is always the centerpiece of our Christmas mantel in our family room.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

CHRISTMAS TABLES FROM THE PAST

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For this week’s Seasonal Sundays, The Tablescaper is hosting a “Christmas Past” event.  I can’t share my past Christmas décor, because my décor looks the same from year-to-year.  If I posted Christmas décor from previous years, I’d have to skip posting this year’s décor, because it would look the same.

Friday, December 21, 2012

A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS

table

ORNAMENTS

santa

santa box

rainder brn

child cards

elfs

byers

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plc stg

santa cloth

child tbl

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cane

card

I am joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.  I will not be posting again until after Christmas.  I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas celebration.

Our three week old grandson, Dylan Cooper, had successful surgery to repair his heart valve.  He will remain hospitalized for several months.  Your prayers are so appreciated by our family.  laurie

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

CHRISTMAS TABLE PLAIDS

Are you ready for Christmas?  About this time every year, I start trying to talk my family into postponing our Christmas celebration.

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place stgsalad plate

I talk to them about how nice it would be to buy Christmas gifts when the stores weren’t so crowded.

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dinner plate

I talk to them about what great gifts they would get if I could wait until the after Christmas sales to do my shopping.

glasses

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I tell them that there wouldn’t be any problem deciding whether to have Christmas with the in-laws or with us.

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They could go to their in-laws on Christmas day, and still have Christmas at our house several weeks later.

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My arguments always fall on deaf ears, and I’m not counting on this year being any different. 

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tree sp

Ready or not, we will celebrate Christmas on Christmas day.

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(Salad plates: Fitz and Floyd Country Plaid; Dinner plates: Nikko Classic Collection)

I am linking to Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish Wednesday and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  I’m glad you stopped by to visit.  laurie

Update on our grandson, Cooper:  Surgery to repair his heart valve is scheduled for tomorrow.  It is so comforting to know that so many of you are praying for our little fighter.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

MY CHRISTMAS OBSESSION IS SHOWING AGAIN

It begins at the back door.

sled

ladder

topiary form 2

 

skates

entrance

wreath

Come on inside to see where the obsession goes from here.

shelvs

Some of you may have thought you’d already seen my Santa collection, when I showed my hutch filled with Santas here.  Yikes!  There are a few more Santas on my shelves. Ho-Ho-Ho!

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tree right

We finally got our tree decorated.  I’m a tree traditionalist.  Real trees, with many ornaments dating back to our first years of marriage (and that was a long… um, it was awhile ago.

tree lft

Some ornaments on this tree also date back a lot of years.  I thought we might not get either tree up this year, since our premature grandson has thrown us all for a loop.  He is being transferred to a different hospital tomorrow, and his big sisters are staying at our house. 

trees 2

Of course, with grandchildren helping, some of our ornaments ended up shattered on the floor.  I think we have enough to make up for it though. (Yes, we put up two real trees.  I know, I’m crazy, but I have fun being crazy – that is, until I have to take it all down.)

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For Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, I’m sharing our bedroom Christmas mantel.

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bdrm mntl

Thank you for stopping by to see my Christmas overload.  Be sure to go visit A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.

Our 2 1/2 week old, (now 2 pounds), premature grandson is having some heart problems.  I would appreciate your prayers.

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