Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas decorations and gifts

Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays Everyone, glad that you have a bit of time to visit. It is such a busy time of year - for me it is a LOVE/hate time. So much to do and it seems that the time just gets away from you!!!

Thought I would share some of my Holiday decorations - we only put up part of what we have, since it will be a quiet Christmas and what with getting sick - energy level was a bit down. All is done here, just need to finish some wrapping and maybe try to get the cards done!!

Below is an angel made from an old Hymnal and beside it is a lovely card that is stitched from a very dear friend. I have been fortunate to be a recipient of these cards for several years - I treasure them.
Our tree top Angel, which will go on the tree after our son comes. We wait to decorate the tree when he comes home - a family tradition.I love to do little vignettes so here is a bit of everything. If you look close there is the tiniest of Manger scenes in the front. Also, a lovely Hardanger towel, a frog as a candy cane holder and a lovely 3 dimensional tree card.
Here is a cute little gourd painted Santa.
And an other gourd Santa - this one is just beautifully done.
This is the front entry way, we usually have way more holiday stuffed animals that go all the way up the stairs and around the tree.
This is the main tree in the livingroom - it looks like it is leaning, but I think it is how I took the picture. There are a few ornaments on the tree the rest will be put on this week when DS comes home.
Have you all seen this Whitman's tin?? I think it is just darling. I usually like the 'sampler' ones but I really like this one.
A little gift from Becky - thank you so much!!
view from the side - sorry it is blurry.
This is from another dear friend - Margaret. She makes the most wonderful bags and goodies, again I feel so lucky to have such dear and wonderful friends. Thank you Margaret.
Well, best get off the computer for now - need to take the cats to the Vets!!! this should be fun!!!LOL

Enjoy the Season everyone and thanks for stopping by and taking time out of your busy day to visit.



Margaret said...

Your decorating is wonderful!!! I just love those gourds -- so cool! Your tree is gorgeous, and everything!! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful wonderful Christmas!

Charlene ♥ NC said...

Everything looks bright, cheery, and Ready! Merry Christmas!

Patty C. said...

Looks lovely
Merry Christmas

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Great decorations! I just love peaking into everyone's homes at the holidays (well, anytime, really!).

Merry Christmas!

Marylin /Poussy said...

very beautiful
best regard

gracie said...

Lovely pictures~~~

Nancy said...

Everything looks so pretty and festive Roberta! Thanks for sharing some pictures of your home during the holiday. Beautiful gifts from Becky and Margaret! By the way, I don't think it's possible for your energy level to be down!

Marion said...

Good afternoon!
I love your decorating!!

Hope you have a Merry Christmas, and I will be back to visit your Blog...

Take care

Erna said...

Lovely decorations...and I like the stairs in your house...
Mery Christmas
Erna xx

woolwoman said...

fun taking a tour thru your home at christmastime Roberta.

Hope you are feeling up to par soon and can enjoy the holiday. take time for a few happy stitches if you can. Cheers! melody

Susan @ Real Girl Designs said...

Your home looks lovely, Roberta!

Merry Christmas

Sheila said...

Your home is beautifully decorated - thanks for sharing. Hope you managed to get all the cats to the vet... and you are now enjoying Family Time. Merry Christmas.

Carol said...

I love seeing photos of everyone's decorating and your home looks so warm and welcoming! Cute way to recycle old books... Being a librarian, I am especially interested in that angel made from the old hymnal--very sweet :)

Merry Christmas!

Joy said...

Lovely decorations Roberta! Love the Whitman's tin!! Oh, I am in mind cannot remember if we talked about our locations before either! LOL

Siobhán said...

Beautiful decorations, Roberta!

Wishing you a blessed Christmas.

Solstitches said...

Your home looks so elegant decked out for the season Roberta.
Love the gift you received from Becky and the reindeer tin is charming.


Saskia said...

Lovely decorations! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Daffycat said...

Your holiday decorations are lovely!

Merry Christmas, Roberta!

Julie said...

Your house looks great! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas