Monday, December 01, 2014

Happy December!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Our's was small, but very nice ... and the Seahawks won which made the day even better!  Here's a picture of our holiday table ... Dad does a great job of setting a Thanksgiving table *smile*

 Yep, that's Terry and I ...
 and the rest of the family .. My dad, Chris, Monica, Terry and Robert ...

 Brrrr it's cold here ... but sunny!  I love days like this!  We had a bit of snow on Saturday ... just a dusting actually, but it's been so cold the dust is still on the ground.  I started my decorating over the weekend.  Terry decorates outside while I decorate inside ... well he really does a lot more, like bring all the boxes down from the attic and then down to the living area of the house ... and he hardly complains *smile*

I'm pretty close to being done ... still have the reindeer to put out, but they should be done by tomorrow.  We will be going to get the tree on Saturday ... so I am almost done and an enjoy the decorations ... I do love this time of year.  Thought I'd show some of the decorations ...

This red dresser sits in my kitchen ... the salt and pepper shakers are from Pottery Barn ... collected them over the last few years ...
 This is my Christmas salt and pepper shaker collection ... I hang a lot of my stitching on the wall too ...
 This area is in the kitchen eating area ... we have two metal bookcases in that fit in under the garden window ...

 and this is my kitchen window ...
 Here's my mantel ... I love changing it up every year ...
 A close up from the mantel ... love this little vignette (is that the right word?) ...
 The deer vase belonged to my mother-in-law, Gin ... she gave it to me years ago ... I treasure it even more now that she's gone from us ...

Thanks for stopping by and I love reading your comments ... so keep them coming *smile*  I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for family heirlooms...

16 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

Lovely decorations. Now that you're done can you come to my house and decorate? :)

Vickie said...

Fantastic job you have done! I really like the deer vase too.

Robin said...

Stunning! Can I get in line behind Nikki to have you come and decorate my house?

Robin in Virginia

Barb said...

The decorations look wonderful! We had a big Seahawks Thurs. too. We had dinner at 4 so by game time, most of the folks we had were ready to watch the game. Your deer vase is as pretty as it is special.

Von said...

Looking very festive there, Michele!

butterfly said...

Lovely decorations , Love the deer on your header.

Marilyn said...

Nice decorations.
Love the Reindeer vase.
Marilyn

Mii Stitch said...

Looking so Festive! You're now all ready for the big day :)

Natasha said...

Beautiful decorations!! I love it all. And what a pretty vase. Wishing you and the family a wonderful Christmas...

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh I LOVE that reindeer vase too! And all those salt and pepper shakers! You have so many beautifully finishes Christmas projects and they being scattered all around makes a perfect decor!

Carol said...

So glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving, Michele! On to Christmas!! And it looks like you're well prepared--what fun to see all of your decorations and pretty stitching. Such a special deer vase, too--no wonder it means so much to you.

Enjoy the Christmas countdown!

Maggee said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Seahawks won... :( I just love the Deer vase from your MIL--it is so perfect! All of your decorations are fantastic... I was going down memory lane with you, seeing all of your finishes that you have shared previously! I love decorating for Christmas too--haven't started yet, but soon. Hugs!

Melanie said...

Everything looks so festive and beautiful!! :)

Andrea said...

Beautiful decorating. Do you collect just Christmas salt and pepper shakers or general ones too? Have to love the deer vase, mother and baby, so comforting.

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

So many pretty stitches and decorations. Lovely home.

cucki said...

Everything is looking so pretty..
Sweet hugs and merry Christmas my dear x