Saturday, December 22, 2007

the countdown begins

Here are a couple of my favourite ornaments

This one pretty well says it all -




This has been my favourite since I can remember -



The village I started for my son....he loves it!



I love these apothecary jars from Costco - tried to get them last year but they sold out....didn't make the same mistake of waiting when I saw them this year!



Our dining room tree - a fun, Martha Stewart tree that has to be set up branch by branch -- but isn't it pretty?



And I think this pretty well sums it up for me! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

Friday, December 21, 2007

'Tis the season!

I LOVE CHRISTMAS! I do go a little over the top, but if not now, then when???



This is our mantel -- I found this sign in a great little shop in Halls, Tennessee, we went there last year for Christmas to visit my parents. If you are in the area, you HAVE to visit Charlene's it's a wonderful network of shops that you will love, I guarantee!



This is our family room tree -- skinny in order to fit into the room that is jammed with our Christmas village and collection of Santa's.....when is it too much? At Christmas time, I say never!



This is our hall tree -- Thank you to Canadian Tire for having all your ornaments on sale at the right time this year....for you Canadian readers, don't you find that Canadian Tire has a great collection of Christmas stuff? It seems to get better every year! We did this tree in gold and copper, and I LOVE the effect!




This is my favourite tree -- in the front room, where I spend my time when I sit to catch up on my favourite shows, knit or crochet (I'm teaching myself, and becoming addicted!) This tree is one of those flocked trees (found it at Rona) and I did it in all silver, white and glitter....I just love it....it's the nicest tree we have I'm sure!

That's it for today, will post somemore tomorrow!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Do you know anyone like this?

I found this over at dooce and it gave me a good chuckle - do any of you have someone like this living with you?





here's hoping you get through this holiday season sniffle free!