Monday, December 22, 2008

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas....

I know, I're saying FINALLY, right?!?!?  I really wanted to get some Christmas pictures posted last week, but I just could not get it done in time, but I have finally gotten a few pics to share with you.

This little guy is on my back door welcoming all.  After all, back door friends are best, right! Ya'll come on in!

I have my Willow Tree Nativity on a table in my kitchen.  I absolutely LOVE it and just stop and look at it every time I walk by. 
I hope to be able to add additional pieces each year, but for now these are all the pieces I have. I really would like to leave it out year-round because I love it so much!

This is the table in my breakfast area.

For some reason the jeweled fruit in the vase look fluorescent pink, but it is actually red.

These are my little poinsettia balls that I have hanging from my kitchen light fixture.

A Fontanini snow globe that I have had for many years which I dearly love.

Some pictures of my fireplace and mantel....

Just some fun little frosted glass balls that I have in a vase on the trunk that I use as a coffee table in my living room.

This is another nativity set that I have on a table in my dining room.  

I actually received this set as a gift at a Christmas office party over 15 years ago and have always loved it.

We have really down-sized with our decorating and we only put up a small tree.  I have it sitting on a trunk next to my china cabinet.

This is an ornament that Josh made me in Sunday School one year and is one of my favorites.

This little girl goes on the tree every year, too. Believe it or not, when Faith was a baby, we all called her "Miss Piggy" cause she was such a chubby little thing. This reminder has been on the tree every year since!
This is an ornament that Grace made at church and is one of my favorites, too! What a special little angel!

And this is my treetop angel that has been on our tree for as long as I can remember.  She's not really anything special, but my tree would not be complete each year without her!

And, finally one of my very favorite Christmas things are these....

My sweet husband gave me these a couple of years ago and my kids have added some special pieces to them since then.  I just love the red cardinals and I can use them all through the Winter -- not just for Christmas.

So that's just a short little tour of some of my Christmas "stuff". Thank you so much for stopping by for a little visit.  

I hope all of you have a  VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a BLESSED NEW YEAR!


Deidre said...

Better late than never ;) I never got around to posting my decorations, so don't feel bad.

I'm sure Faith is going to LOVE that you told on your blog about Miss Piggy - ha - that is so funny :)

Everything looks beautiful!
Merry Christmas!

Megan said...

Love it! And love those dishes! It is all so beautiful! I have missed you lately!

Becky said...

Girl, I got goosebumps when I saw your Cardinal dishes! I LOVE them! OMG! We have the very same Angel for a tree topper. I didn't use her this year.....however, we have such wondeful memories of her. Each year the girls would take turns putting her on the tree. I hope y'all have a WONDERFUL Christmas together. Give little Emma a hug for me!!!

Jacquie said...

I love your nativity sets. Willow Tree is a favorite of mine!!

Those old homemade ornaments are priceless.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Jenna said...

Simply gorgeous, just as I would have imagined it! I love all the special touches - it feels like home!

Lianna Knight said...

Very pretty...and I LOVE the dishes too..I see why they are your favorite :)

petrii said...

I LOVE all of your Nativities. They are so beautiful!!! And those dishes are just lovely!!

I love all of your decorations and your breakfast nook and I could go on and on =)

Have a Beautiful day,

JenB said...

Your house looks beautiful! And I never knew about Miss Piggy! Too funny!

Rebecca Jo said...

How beautiful!!! I had all sorts of Miss Piggy stuff myself!!! The Muppets were big when I was little - I got everything Miss Pigg & my brother got Animal.... love that ornament

Faith said...

Miss Piggy is still my favorite with her big ole diamond ring on! Your house looks so pretty decorated for Christmas. Can't wait to see it all in person! Love you!

Amy E. said...

How pretty! I really love your fireplace....and all those homemade ornaments! Those are my favorite!!
Merry Christmas!!

Amy E. said...

Just replying to your comment on mine -- I LOVE IT!!!! "The Hoopty!" I think that would be a great name for this old boat too!

Mrs. Cup said...

What beautiful decorations!!

valerie said...

Everything is so pretty. I love the willow tree nativity too. I just have a few of the angels. Maybe I'll ask for that for Christmas next year.

I love your dishes. They are beautiful and it's neat that you can use them all winter.

Thanks for sharing.

Merry Christmas!!