Monday, December 31, 2012

~ Happy New Years Eve! ~

Happy New Years Eve everybody!...hard to believe that 2012 is on its way out and that it's time to start another new year.  Time just keeps on truckin' doesn't it?  Tonight I'll be doing what I do most every New Years Eve and that is watch the ball drop in Times Square on tv and toast a glass of anything with my hubs.  My wish for us all is for 2013 to be a year filled with good health, happiness, love, and good fortune.  Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

~ Better Late than Never ~

Hello blog buds...well I'm finally getting around to posting this year's Christmas decorating pics, better late than never, right?  I wasn't able to decorate quite as much this year because the week before Thanksgiving I had a fairly bad fall...took a tumble in a parking lot, OUCH!!...sprained my right ankle and tore up both knees, my left one was especially busted up and bloody, not to mention the body soreness that followed and today I'm still sore and my left knee joint is really bothering me, but forge on we must!  Here are this year's pics:

 entry table:

 dining room table:
 sifter on foyer wall:
 pinkeep made by me a couple of years ago from a Stacy Nash pattern

 foyer table:
 Charleston lamp and Merry Christmas redware plate sitting next to it are both available in my shoppe!

 entering family room:

 coffee table bowl:
pinkeeps by Jenny of Country Rustic Primitives and Barbara of Turkey Hollow Folk Art...the bowl and runner are available in my shoppe!

 stepback cupboard:
cupboard was made by my hubs years ago, the hanging red stocking was a gift from my friend Pat, thank you Pat :) ...and the Santa is from Arnetts

 stepback cupboard up close:
 the hooked snowman mat is new this year made by Stephanie of Old Colony Primitives...the pinkeeps on the shelf above were also made by Stephanie and the Christmas one was a gift, thank you Stephanie :)

 pie safe:
 hooked rug was purchased from an antique shoppe a year or so ago

 folk art cabinet display:
 hooked holly mat made by Stephanie of Old Colony Primitives, pinkeep made by me from a Country Rustic Primitives pattern (I'm pretty sure)...the snowman head and holly sprig are by Schneeman, and the cypress wreath/rings are sold in my shoppe!

 make do chair display:

 fireplace and rocker corner:

 boot bench:
 got the reindeer last year from Buckbrush Farm...the 24" primitive pine tree is sold in my shoppe!

 fireplace mantel:

 doughbox table:
 turned candle holder by Don and Pat of Olde Bittersweet Farm, placement, tree, and garland all sold in my shoppe!
 rocker corner:
new tree:
just got the 4ft. Pottery Barn tree this year and decorated it with an artificial cranberry garland from my shoppe and dried orange slices...inspired by Loretta :)
wash stand:
 an Arnetts Santa stands next to the 3ft. Pottery Barn tree

primitive stepback:
hanging snowman made by Barb Stein and standing Santa by my friend Karen :)  

 Well there you have it, my Christmas 2012 tour, I've also posted my pictures to Picture Trail, I hope you enjoyed them!  I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and the happiest New Year!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hallelujah - The Voice