Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A little decorating

Thought I’d show you a bit of the decorating I’ve done.  

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My friend, Janet, made the little framed gingerbread guy and gave him to me last summer.  I couldn’t wait to put him out.   He’s wool on a cotton background.  So cute.  Thanks Myrt.  (She’s got multiple names, including Lucy and Lucylieb!)  Don’t ask.070

Can you tell what Mr. CnW likes?  This is his part of the tree.

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And his seasonal remote control holder…

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And of course, Jack likes to help out.

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I did this cross stitch a zillion years ago but I still like it.  I’m thinking of reviving that hobby.  Thankfully, I never got rid of all my cross stitch patterns.

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One thing I’m getting kind of tired of is my mantle.   I always have so much trouble decorating it to where I love it.  In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever loved what I’ve done, so I’m gonna put my thinking cap on for next Christmas in the new house.   It’s such a focal point and one I never feel I get right.    It’s been this way for a couple of years.

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Oh well…. one of these days maybe I’ll like it.  

So, I’m off to California this weekend for my annual Christmas party with my bestest friends of over 30 years.   We’ll be at Janet’s (Myrt, Lucy, Lucylieb…yes that’s all one person) house and she does the most wonderful decorating.   I’ll be sure to take my camera!

See you next week.    

26 comments:

Lorraine said...

I think your mantle looks just fine! I don't have one this year....it was sort of a big part of the old house so thought I had better leave it there for the new owners..LOL ...so have had to re-think my decorating a bit!

Darlene said...

I love your decorating - I was hoping you'd show pictures again this year.

That gingerbread man Janet (aka Myrt, Lucy & Lucylieb) made for you is adorable.

little acorns said...

I love all your (& hubby's) decorations. (I had to giggle at the remote holder!) Hope you have a fun time in CA!. . . I in awe that you're still in touch with friends after 30 years! You all deserve to have a wonderful party!
xo, Bren

Linda said...

Your decorations are beautiful! So homey! I see several that would look right at home at my house too! LOL! I have to say my fave pic is Jack. Looks like Mr. Handsome to me! I love your mantle. Stockings are darling and the quilt above...what can I say, gorgeous! Have fun in Cali!!

Cyrielle Lemeunier said...

ta décoration est très jolie !

Your decorating is very nice !

Carol said...

Anne your house looks wonderful...I love your decorations! That quilt over the mantle is gorgeous...have tons of fun in California with the girls!

Crispy said...

Beautiful Ann!! Your decorations are the types I would use....if I decorated. I think your mantle is wonderful :0)

Have fun on your trip!!

Crispy

Stephanie said...

Everything is so warm and cozy and beautiful. Have fun at your party. Maybe now that the SF 49ers have a quarterback from THE Ohio State University they'll become a winning team. :o)

Vonna said...

I think if that mantle (complete with stockings) where in my living room right now, I'd faint....with happiness!
:)

Your home is gorgeous, the decorations perfect...and I love that Manger scene!

Can't wait for the party pics :)

And I want to say....I'll root you along if you revive cross stitching!!

Linda said...

Anne your christmas decorations are so cute, Love the snowman and the santa that hold the remote. Have fun with friends.

Lori said...

I wish I had a mantle to decorate!! Your house is very festive!!
Have a wonderful time in CA with your girlfriends!!

Yvette said...

I love all of it!!

When you are in California please feel free to come and decorate my house, I will leave the key under the mat. :)

Diva Kreszl said...

thank you for sharing your lovely home with us, it's all so festive! I have a furry helper too ;)

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Enjoyed your pictures! And I love your log cabin wall hanging. Like you, I have done some cross-stitching this year after kind of giving it up for quilting. I too kept lots of patterns and books, so I'm in good shape there. The next project will be a Christmas stocking for my new grandson.

Connie said...

very very pretty, really like the mantle and the quilt above, thanks for showing pictures. Have a great day!

Candace said...

Looks like we were doing the same thing the past few days, Anne! I love everything you've done and I think the mantel is gorgeous! Think how much fun you'll have decorating the new house! Have fun with the gals - soo....what name do they have for you???
Cheers!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh...have fun with your gal pals! I remember reading the fun gift exchanges you all shared last year and look forward to your pictures this!
As always....love your style!

Loris said...

Very fun and lovely items to decorate with. Especially Jack :-)
Merry Christmas. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and have a wonderful trip!

Karen said...

I enjoyed seeing the Christmas decorations. Some really good ones. I like Santa's sign about "Will work for milk".

Carrie P. said...

Have a great time.
Your decorations are lovely.I do like the Merry Christmas sign alot.

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful

Behind My Picket Fence said...

I just love be-bopping around looking at everyone's christmas decorating. I'm loving your's for sure! Did you make the Christmas stockings? They are adorable!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Beautiful decorations. I love your log cabin carpenters star quilt. I made that one but have been too chicken to quilt it!

suz said...

I think your mantle looks lovely. Actually, I love all your decorations. Have a fun and safe trip.

Anonymous said...

I think your decorations are great! I especially like the embroidered "Merry Christmas' in the red frame, do you know who the pattern is by? Enjoy your time in California. Do you realize how blessed you are to have had these friends for all these years? What a wonderful gift of friendship you all enjoy. I hope you will post again about your party, I really enjoyed the posts you have done in previous years. (BTW, I'm kinda late in saying this, but its good to have you blogging again)

gvkortus at skybeam dot com

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

I love your decorating Anne and the snowmen cross stitch are just beautiful!!