Colt the Cutest Christmas Dog Ever

This is Colt my dog..just look at that face...need I say more?

He's got his Christmas bells on

This is Colt my dog…he’s getting in the Christmas spirit with his bells on. I just wanted to share that very cute face with everyone.

Day 2 & 3 Christmas Decorating

I have finished decorating the dining room! The main theme in this room is angels! Little angels are everywhere in this room.

 

The Dining Room FInished!

 

Odds and ends make a pretty Christmas bowl

 

With a little help I was also able to get the living room decorated, the hardest room to decorate because of the tree. I’m just not tall enough to put it together and have to ask my husband for a little assistance. He stands at 6″ 2″ so it’s not that hard for him. So everytime he walked by I’d ask him ‘you busy?’  So after about 10 walk bys I had just about completed the top portion of the tree. I have several collections running in this room. The first is birds. I just love birds and Christmas with all of it’s greenery seems like the perfect time and setting to display birds. The second little collection are deer. I guess I just love creatures that live in the woods.

 

The living room with our completed tree

 

A bark deer on the sofa table

A collection of my Christmas birds

This little guy sits on the end of mantle

 

 

 

A Christmas owl sits among the other ornaments in our tree

Seven Days of Christmas Decorating

Seven days of Christmas decorating. Yes, that is the exact length of time it takes me to decorate my house every year. Why is it seven days? I guess I’m slow and very busy. I’m beginning to become fearful it may take me longer this year. I have 6 weeks of back to back house guests starting the end of this week. When it starts to stress me out too much..I just remember to think about it another day. In eight days from now. I can only do one room at a time. I think I may be an over-decorator. Years of accumulating “special Christmas things” has caught up with me. I can’t part with any of the “special Christmas things” I have collected throughout the years. Well, much ado about something that should be simpler. But I still love to see my house all decked out and that is why I keep my Christmas decorations up way into January!

I began with the dining room, I’m not done but I did begin. Here are a few of my “special Christmas things” I’ve put out so far.

Christmas Doll

This is my Christmas doll. She sits in my dining room chair during the holidays. I wish I could tell you she was one of a kind,handmade by a doll artist, but the truth is I got her at a discount store. But she’s just so festive I can’t part with her. For some reason my 7 year old daughter thinks she is ugly and isn’t tempted to play with her. So she stays put and doesn’t disappear.

I love her beautiful face.

A Sparkly and Festive Face

Although I didn’t finish my dining room here are a few Christmas items I did mange to get out. First my mini Joy pillows. Got them 12 years ago. Can’t part with them. They hang on the china cabinets handles.

Joy Mini Pillows

My angel who hangs from by small dining room chandelier. Just noticed she is missing her trumpet. How many years has that been gone? I’ll have to find one or make one? It makes me sad just looking at her face…she’s asking, where did it go?

One angel minus a musical instrument

Stay tuned..tomorrow… the finished dining room. I hope.

A Blue Shade of Fall

When we think of fall we think of the beautiful colors this season ushers in. Warm hues of red,yellow and orange fill all of our senses and our emotions as well. I think that is why so many love this season. It brings with it comfort; warm wool sweaters, bond fires, pumpkin pie and the promise of happy family gatherings that are ahead of us.  I love the change of color that the cooler brisk air brings. But along with the warm colors of this season, autumn has another shade, a shade of deep rich blue. I found these beautiful autumn items on Etsy. Please click on the photo for more information.

 

 

 

 

So along with the change of the leaves the color of the sky changes, it becomes richer and deeper complimenting the other colors of the season.

 

My blue sky photo from last autumn. The contrast of the warm fall leaves and the blue sky….makes something truly beautiful!

 

 

A Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words

I admire great photography. I love beautiful things. The work of Zee Longenecker  is both great and beautiful. One of the marks of a great photographer is making mundane objects come to life and beautiful object more beautiful. She does both splendidly. Zee’s photographs were published in the following magazines: Easy Living – UK (April 2010), Toffee Magazine (November 2010) and Popular Photography Magazine (March 2004). She has a wonderful blog I highly recommend. You can find it at www.pixieblossoms.com  Her blog is full of her wonderful photos,DIY projects and many other enticing bits! Zee has graciously allowed me share some of her beautiful photography here.

 

 

Vintage Thread Wooden Spool Copyright Zee Longenecker 2011

 

Tea Cups Copyright Zee Longenecker 2011

Pink Roses Copyright Zee Longenecker 2011

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