Saturday, December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone!

It's the Saturday before Christmas and I think I have almost everything ready except for some cooking that I will do on Monday morning. Hubby has gone shopping, I think he is crazy to go out today in the mobs of last minute shoppers but he doesn't seem to mind the crowds.

I took some pictures here in the house today to share with you. I have gone around to see some of your decorations and they have been beautiful.

This is a wall hanging that I made a few years ago. I love anything to do with mittens so this was a perfect pattern for me. The next one is the nativity that I made for the day care we used to have at church. When they closed they gave it back to me so I have been enjoying it.

The three stockings hanging on the mantle are for T, D and cousin K. I should have lit the fire in the fireplace for a little more ambiance! :o) I put one tree here in the living room and one out in the sun room. This guy greets us from the clock.

The next picture is the dining room table that I like to set ahead of time so that I can enjoy my Christmas dishes longer. The carolers I have been collecting for a long time. The cats don't like them in that window as they can't get up there and watch the birds! :o(

This nativity I have had for quite a while too.

This Santa was given to Son by his grandmother about 30 years ago. She passed away about 15 years ago but this is a nice reminder at Christmastime of all the things she used to do during the holidays. She loved the holidays and took great pains to see that everything was just so, right down to the beautiful bows she made for each package.

These two guys greet you as you come in the front door.

My friend Ann and I went to the stable this morning to see the guys. It was about 4* when I first got up but it warmed up a bit while we were there. The horses are so shaggy now, not sleek and shiny like in the summer time but they are nice and warm.

On the way home as I was going by FIL's house next door as a big flock of turkeys walked by. I stopped and took some pictures and then they started flying towards the woods.

Well Hubby wants a pumpkin pie so I guess I'd better finish this up and head for the kitchen. I probably won't write again until after the holidays so I want to wish all of my blogging buddies a wonderful Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour!


dcrmom said...

Merry Christmas! Everything is so beautiful, especially the snowy scene outside your windows. Sigh... What I wouldn't do right now for a white Christmas.

Miranda said...

Merry Christmas! I found you through Palmtrees blog, nice blog you have here. I love your xmas decorations.

Susie said...

Merry Christmas! Everything looks so festive and ready for Santa!
Hope your day is filled with the wonderful blessings of this Holy Season.
Sending you love and ((hugs))

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas decorations with us...they are very beautiful!

palmtreefanatic said...

I see you too have a collection of carollers, I think they are so neat!
I love all your decorations, beautiful set table too
very inviting!
I also love your wall hangings, you are so talented!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you all as well! Your house and decorations are just beautiful!! Glad to be catching up with you, I have missed my blogging buddies!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

PEA said...

I want to go spend Christmas at your house!! lol Everything looks wonderful and I so love the pictures of the horses in the snow also! I'm doing quick visits today so will keep this short. May the joy that comes with Christmas Day remain with you throughout the year!! Merry Christmas dear friend. Love you! xoxox

Joan said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Your home looks beautiful and all ready for the holiday. And the snow outside your window makes the perfect scene complete. Enjoy!

Tonya said...

Merry Christmas - hope y'all are having a great one.

I love the mantle! Especially the candle holder on the wall. Your sunroom is super too!

Glad all the horses are snug and being well taken care of. My parents came over Saturday while I was shopping and surprised me by putting up a floodlight at my stalls. It was a great surprise and we were in great need of some lighting out there. That could have been Christmas present enough for me!

Well, have a great day with family and those you love....XOXO!

Dawn said...

Your house looks so lovely and festive. That is quite a collection of carolers!

I am relaxing after cleaning up the kitchen - my DIL and son made good spaghetti for the evening meal. We had brunch mid-morning. We had a really small, llow-key day, and it was lovely.

BarnGoddess said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

your decor looks great and your horses too :)

omg, that snow!

the moose buyer said...

I absolutely love your decorations. Boy the weather sure gave you guys a vision of what everyone thinks Christmas should look like - white and shiny, not brown and beige like ours here in southern California.