Monday, December 31, 2012

An Amazing Christmas House, Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of our Christmas House tour.  We're not touring my house, but the home of my mom's sweet friend and neighbor, Susie.  If you're not completely sick of Christmas decorations, and you missed Part One, you can view that Here.

In this post, we'll see the rest of Susie's house all decked out for Christmas.  I'm glad we visited yesterday, because she may be taking all of these pretties down, even as I write this.  :)

Susie's kitchen has a gingerbread theme every year, and she's inspired my mom to do a gingerbread tree in her kitchen now.



An Amazing Christmas House, Part One

Hi all!  I hope you've had a chance to do some things you enjoy this weekend.  Did you spend the weekend taking down and putting away your Christmas decorations?  Not me; I believe the Christmas season lasts until Epiphany on January 6th, so I leave my decs up until the sixth (sometimes longer). 

I know we've all been inundated with Christmas images for the last month (or more), but I just have to share some pictures of this home with its amazing Christmas decorations before December is completely gone.  My mom's very dear friend and neighbor was kind enough to invite my husband and I to see her home with all her beautiful Christmas decor before she takes it down for the year.  We had actually hoped to see and photograph it before Christmas, but it didn't work out that way.  We ended up being too busy to visit her until today, actually.

We took so many pictures that I had to make this a two-part post.  So here we go with Part One; you can see Part Two Here.  I'm going to show Susie's foyer, dining room, and den in the first post, and the rest of the house in the second post.



Wednesday, December 26, 2012

English Robin in the Snow

I just couldn't resist posting this charming image while we're still enjoying the Christmas holidays.  I have always thought these English Robins are the most darling little birds; I hate to say it, but much cuter to my way of thinking than their larger cousin, the American Robin.



Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Wishes

To all my blogging friends and faithful readers, wherever your home may be,


...this 2012 Christmas Season, I Wish for You --

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December Note Card Party


"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air."~W.T. Ellis

Season's Greetings everyone!  I'm getting into panic mode with finishing our Christmas preparations, but I hate to miss Vee's monthly Note Card Party.  Without further ado, here are my choices for this month -- of course I chose a Christmas theme.

"Snow Globe Nativity"

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pretty In Plaid

I'm re-posting a Christmas tablescape that I originally published on January 6th of this year.  I didn't get it up by Christmas last year because my dad had been in the hospital, and December was a stressful month for all of us. This is one of my very favorite tablescapes, and I hope you enjoy seeing it.  I'll be linking this tablescape to Let's Dish, hosted by Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday evening, and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.  Thanks to both of these ladies for hosting.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Our Dickens Village


"It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself."~Charles Dickens

I've always wanted to see England at Christmas.  It makes me think of plum pudding with a sprig of holly on top, roasted chestnuts, and those charming old buildings with bow windows and snow decorating the window panes.  I picture centuries old fireplaces with crackling fires, wassailing, and voices with Cockney accents singing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."  In essence, Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Winter Concert at UNCG

Hi everyone!  Can you believe it's December?  I like it when Thanksgiving falls a week earlier on the calendar because it gives us an extra week between the two holidays to prepare for Christmas.  I've really enjoyed seeing everyone's Christmas posts so far; I've seen some wonderful Advent wreaths this week as we enter into this holy season.

I don't have a Christmas post for you today.  I'm still decorating, and I'll have some pictures to show very soon.  In the meantime, I'm sharing some pictures of our son's winter band concert yesterday evening at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.



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