Saturday, December 23, 2017

December 23rd!

I hope everyone is ready for Christmas! Any last minute shoppers out there!
I think I'm done shopping but haven't even started wrapping yet. But first I thought I would share a little more of my Christmas decorations this year.
I don't have a lot of Santa's but my good friend Patsy was selling these at our church rummage sale and this one just had to come home with me!
He is watching over my 'Night Before Christmas in Paris' book!
We don't do Elf on a Shelf but I found this one at a thrift shop and he is happy to live with me and watch over the bills instead of naughty or nice children!
Here is the kitchen tree hung with all sorts of cookies and baking goodies!
Do you see the fortune cookie?
I do love my Maileg pixies!
This year my Mom and I are giving each other Ancestry DNA kits.  It will be fun to see what they show.  I've been feeling my roots lately.
So Norwegian Helga has been reading to the brother & sister mice a nice French Christmas book!(it will be fun to see how much Norwegian and French blood I do have) 
Christmas pillows on the couch!
The Christmas tree is hard to photograph but it's been so much fun this year.  Vintage, new, handmade, bought, memory and souvenir ornaments adorn it!
I'm so blessed that my wonderful friend Donna@ Distressed Donna Down Home dyes the most amazing little trees each year.  This year some of them came out Flamingo Pink and she gifted me some in various sizes!  I just love them!!
Annie is enjoying all the ornaments but is careful with them.

But one of my favorite decorations is
Scout in her pink Santa hat with a big bow!!  She is so excited this year about Christmas! 

December 23rd is a special day.
11 years ago my daughter married the love of her life Blake!
I love them both so much!

Two years ago on Dec 23rd my brother reached the end of his life.  
I miss him and my Dad so much!
I'll be spending Christmas morning with Sara, Blake, Tiger and Scout!  Mom will join us for dinner along with Ashleigh!  She is flying in very late Christmas Eve and I can't wait to hug my girl.  Sara and Ashleigh's Dad will also be joining us Christmas night as he travels from Minn. with stories of snow for the Grands!  It promises to be a loud love filled day! 

Merry Christmas and as always...
I wish you JOY!

Linda

14 comments:

Brenda Pruitt said...

Linda, where did you find your maileg pixies? I'd love to find one. I almost got an Ancestry kit for myself for Christmas. But opted instead for house plants.
Brenda

Chatty Crone said...

Annie is so cute. Well you are ready and you are going to be busy.

Ricky is a couple hours away from here - so I hope and pray we have a good visit.

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Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Great Christmas Present idea for you and your Mom. Love your decorations. Wishing you and your family all the best and a Merry Christmas. Hugs.
Joy

Mereknits said...

I am so glad your family will be together for the holidays Linda. Enjoy every second of your festivities. I love all your decorations. Merry Christmas.

Donna said...

Your trees look so pretty, Linda. Love the dyed bottle brush trees! I've bleached them but never tried dying. Maybe next year! Love the pic of kitty checking out your tree:) And your granddaughter is so cute. Can't believe it's been two years since you lots your brother.
How fun that you and your mom will be doing your dna! Can't wait to hear all about it. I've been wanting to do mine too. Hope I'm French somewhere!!
Merry Christmas!

Junkchiccottage said...

Merry Christmas Linda. Enjoy your sweet family. Wishing you lots of happiness, great health and new adventures for the new year.
xoxo
Kris

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

It is Christmas Eve here and I am all ready for the big day tomorrow, presents bought and bagged up prawns bought ready for lunch not that I eat them but Tim and the girls love them as do my parents and siblings. I hope your Christmas Day is amazing and all you want it to be

We are: Clamco said...

What a lovely post Linda. Everything looks so beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Lynn said...

Merry Christmas Linda, have fun with the kids:@)

Claudia said...

You're all set for a wonderful Christmas with your family, my friend. Your home looks beautiful and merry and festive!

Much love to you and yours this Christmas.

xo
Claudia

Nancy Blue Moon said...

Linda, your home looks so cheerful decorated for Christmas! May you all have a wonderful time together...Merry Christmas!

Vonlipi said...

Merry Xmas Linda! I wish you and your family a wonderful Xmas and the best New Year ever!

your holiday decor is wonderful and whimsical.

take care, stay warm my friend

hugs,

Valerie xxx

Jeanie said...

I love ALL your decorations! And the Night Before Christmas in PARIS? Oh, what a find! I know you had a glorious Christmas. May the rest of the season be as shiny and bright!

Donna Wilkes said...

I am sorry I missed this post. Your decorations are lovely and I am glad you could use the flamingo trees. Hunker down for the big chill.