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

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

READY FOR CHRISTMAS–ALMOST!

Christmas 1

The stockings are hung (but not by the chimney) with care.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

CHRISTMAS IN THE KITCHEN

Christmas in Kitchen

 
I’m really NOT still decorating for Christmas.  I am still taking pictures to share with you.  I’ve already shared the Christmas décor in our family room (here, here, and here), our study, our entry, and our sun room.
 

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, November 30, 2014

A LITTLE SANTA COLLECTION

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Before I was married, I had a little Santa collection.  I’m talking about three or four Santas.
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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.

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 21, 2012

A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS

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ORNAMENTS

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santa box

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child cards

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santa cloth

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cane

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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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Monday, December 17, 2012

MY CHRISTMAS OBSESSION IS SHOWING AGAIN

It begins at the back door.

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ladder

topiary form 2

 

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entrance

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

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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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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.

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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. 

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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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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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Saturday, December 15, 2012

A SMALL TOWN IN CONNECTICUT

We are all in shock and grieving for those touched by the horrendous tragedy in that small town in Connecticut.

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sarah

We grieve from a distance, as we search for answers.  We cry out, “why” and “how”, knowing that there are no logical answers.

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We cry, we pray, and we know that our grief is small in comparison to the grief of those who have lost someone they knew and loved, or of the children and those who educate them, who survived this horror and will be dealing with the after-effects for the rest of their lives.

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stained gls

garage

cabins

We grieve as we think about these families, just like my family and your family.  They dropped their children and grandchildren at school Friday morning, just as many of us had done, saying “have a good day; see you this afternoon”.

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We wonder if they held their children or grandchildren in their arms and read a bedtime story to them on Thursday night.

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We know that the sick feeling in the pits of our stomachs cannot compare to the broken hearts of families who have lost a child who had just begun their life. 

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We remember to hold our children and loved ones a little longer and a little tighter, and we pray for them, for ourselves, and for this world.  Though we can’t make sense of this tragedy, we can remember that there are still good things happening in this world – good deeds that we don’t hear about as often as we hear about the bad deeds.  As I pray for those so horribly touched by tragedy, I also thank God for the good people and their good deeds that still exist among us – those people and events, which are so easily ignored or forgotten in the midst of the horror – those whose lights shine in the darkness.  I pray that I can be one of the small lights, shining in the darkness. I pray that I remember that a small light can light up a room, and many small lights can light up the world.

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I am linking to The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday.  God bless us everyone.  laurie