Monday, December 28, 2009
See our shirts????? We do BELIEVE!!! (Thanks to our friends, Judy and Charlie, for giving us these shirts from their visit to Santa Claus, Indiana.) We must have been really good little boys and girls this year --since Santa did come to our house this year!!!! He even ate ALL of the cookies, and drank all of his milk!!!!! (Must have been hungry!!) Here are a few pictures from our Christmas here in Fairfield Glade.
Here is a gorgeous close-up picture of part of our Christmas tree which George took on Christmas Eve. I love the colors in this photo.
Our tree, early on Christmas morning; Our weather here was rainy and windy! NO White Christmas for us--but Santa still managed to get here!!!
First, we had to check out all of the goodies in our stockings!!! Thanks, Santa!
Blogger friend, Shelley, (click HERE for her blog) sent us these two gorgeous Cardinal ornaments. Shelley KNOWS how much we love our backyard birds, including the Cardinals. Thanks Friend!!!!
My Sweetie gave me two new Willow Tree figurines for my collection. I love love love this one since it is ME. Her name is the ANGEL of HAPPINESS, free to sing, laugh, dance...create! Don't you love the birds on her arms???
I couldn't resist getting George this hat. It says: "Don't Forget My SENIOR DISCOUNT! (I know, I look too young for it!)"... Since we go to Kroger's every Wednesday JUST for our Senior discount, I felt this hat was perfect for him.... (Got myself one also--since I cannot let him be out-done!!! ha)
My second Willow Tree angel is the ANGEL of the HOME. Isn't she pretty??? A friend asked me about these angels, so I had to look at the Willow Tree Angel web page to get the link for her. Uh Oh----there are probably 20 more of these angels that I'd love to have. (I gave the link to George just for the fun of it!!!!! ha ha)
Here is our 'big' present from Santa (to both of us). We got a bread-maker.... Neither of us have ever had one---and we even tried it out on Christmas afternoon... We made some delicious sourdough bread. YUMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!
From beautiful Fairfield Glade, TN, these two lovebirds hope that you had as nice a Christmas as we did... NOW---we all have to change gears and switch to the New Year.... The time just keeps flying by... Pretty soon, it will be spring and we'll be waiting for a new crop of roses. My My!!!!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL. On this Christmas Eve, I have more of my angel collection to share with you. Above is my gorgeous tree-top angel --which I used when we had a HUGE tree. She's too large I think for the tree we have now. SO--she sits on the table guarding over all of the other angels. Below are more, including my favorite collection, the Willow Tree Angel Collection.
This is BABY ANGEL. Don't you just love his expression?
This are my two GLASS ANGELS---sparkling and reflecting the lights all around them.
A friend gave me this sweet angel since she knew that "I" am the ANGEL COLLECTOR.
ANGEL of the GARDEN
ANGEL of PRAYER
ANGEL of SUMMER
ANGEL of REMEMBRANCE
DREAMING ANGEL (my personal fav, since I'm such a 'dreamer')
All five of my Willow Tree Angels; Aren't they just fabulous?
All of the angels and I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Remember that the birth of Jesus is the real REASON for the SEASON. May God Bless EACH ONE of you.
I feel so blessed to know so many of you in more personal ways, besides just being 'blogger friends'. I feel as if I have many new lifelong friends now. Thanks to each of you for being a part of my life. MERRY CHRISTMAS. I'll be back to blogging on Monday (28th).
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Well Folks---today is December 23.. Are you ready for the big day???? I am---but wish I had another week just to sit and relax and enjoy all of the joy which comes with Christmas. Wouldn't it be great if ALL of us could keep this joy inside our hearts all year long????? BUT--I guess if we did that, that would take some of the specialness away from Christmas. SO---I'll enjoy it as long as I can and I hope you will also.
Today and tomorrow, I will share my favorite Christmas Collection, my ANGELS.. I don't know how long I have been collecting angels---but I guess it has been most of my adult life. The header above in the middle of my blog is one of my favorite newer angels.. She's my largest angel --and I purchased her one year at a little shop in Arkansas. Her name is NOEL. Isn't she gorgeous?
Above this post is a picture of my Texas Cowgirl angel. I bought her when I lived in Texas (for 12 yrs). Below are more of my angels.
I just had to show you this angel. I got her about 1963 as a treetop angel---when I had my first Christmas tree. Wish I had a picture of our first Christmas tree back then. We had ALL blue lights --and we sprayed that horrible snow-spray all over the live tree... Mercy Percy!!!!!
This angel is definitely dated!!!! Look at the eyebrows and the blue eye shadow.... Yipes!!!! AND that blonde hair makes me call her Marilyn Monroe!!!!!! Can you believe that I saved this one all through the years?????? ha ha
This little girl was made by a friend in Hendersonville, TN after George and I were married. I had this friend make one for each of my granddaughters. Isn't she pretty? Her name is CAROLE.
You can't really tell by looking at this angel, but she is made using a white rose bud. She is gorgeous (her name is ROSE)---but you have to SEE her to appreciate her.
This little singing angel looks so angelic, doesn't she???? She is ceramic and has been in my family for many, many years. I think my parents got this one JUST for me ---since this angel is SO me..... And her name is BETSY. Angelic, right????????? Well.....................
Uh Oh----Look at the back of this little angelic angel... What do you see? A SLINGSHOT....??????? Oh My Goodness... She's not so angelic after all... (See why my parents got this one JUST for me??? Do you think they were telling me something??????? Hmmmmmm.)... Don't you just love the BETSY angel?????
Tomorrow, I'll show you more of my little Angel Collection.
Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Adam (You know---the day before Christmas Eve is called Christmas Adam.... Right????)
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P.S. Today is George's and my 102nd Monthaversary. We got married on June 23, 2001. Since we didn't meet until we were age 59---we have to celebrate months in addition to years. SO--tonight, we're going to the Olive Garden for dinner. YEAH!!!!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Yesterday, I showed you just a few of George's and my ornaments that we have given each other through the years. I saved my favorites until now to share with you... As most of you know, I am a fairly new 'birder'... We had hummingbirds first --and then the Bluebirds came and nested in our backyard. That SOLD me.... Since then, I have loved every minute of seeing and feeding our backyard birds.
SO---last Christmas, George surprised me with some gorgeous bird ornaments. He couldn't have given me anything that would have been more special to me. Today, I share my sweet little bird ornaments with you.
The picture above is the only bird ornament I had before last Christmas. George gave me a gorgeous GLASS hummingbird several years ago. The picture isn't great, since I put the hummingbird in front of a candle which caught some of the camera flash. But you can get the idea of what this fragile little hummer looks like. He is gorgeous. Below are the ones from last year.
This little birdie is my new hummingbird.. He is much larger than the little glass one above.
I love this ornament. It is a little bluebird house with bluebirds sitting around it. Isn't that just beautiful????
This beauty is another of my favorite backyard birds, the Cardinal. Isn't he gorgeous sitting in our tree?
George took all kinds of pictures of me while I opened these ornaments last Christmas... Can you tell how happy I was?????? (Just a little! ha)
Right above the Bluebird house is a beautiful Goldfinch. I have many, many Goldfinches this year ---so this little bird is another of my fav's. (Note another of our special ornaments which I didn't feature yesterday: the little lovey-dovey couple in the top right of the picture!!!)
This was one happy gal----looking at that Goldfinch, don't you think??? I still smile when I see the bird ornaments on our tree.
Finally, here's a picture showing three of the four bird ornaments: Goldfinch, Bluebirds and Cardinal. I hope you enjoyed seeing my 'birdie' ornaments!!!!
What is/are your very favorite ornament(s)?????
P.S. We drove to Hendersonville yesterday to see George's parents and take them out for an early Christmas Dinner at Mimi's Cafe. They are doing fine and will be with George's sister on Christmas Day. All of the family put a monetary gift to missions in their church in their honor for Christmas. Dad said that that gift made him so happy that he almost cried. God Bless this wonderful couple.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Well--it is only 4 days 'til Christmas. Are you ready????? I guess we all will be ready because it will happen regardless. Today and tomorrow, I will feature some of our many favorite ornaments. George and I both saved a few ornaments from our lives before we met--but we started a new tradition when we got married. We exchange 2-3 different ornaments with each other every Christmas. SO--our tree just keeps getting fuller and fuller. BUT--it is just so much fun when we decorate the tree, to unwrap these special ornaments and talk about that particular year and what the ornament meant or means.
The overall blog header in the center above was from 2001. It 'obviously' (HA) is a special one since it was our first Christmas together. That is a small ornament --and when I tried to crop and enlarge it, the overall picture didn't come out very good. BUT--I wanted you to see this happy couple eight years ago. The picture directly above is another ornament from that first Christmas. Below are a few more of some of our fav's.
You know that "I" love this ornament...... YES---"Let it SNOW"!!
I'll bet you may have one of these on your tree also... This is an ornament of a key to our home, which we bought in 2002. We bought our house in early Fall that year ---and we were just so so excited, as you can imagine!!!!
I love this ornament which I gave George... It is Santa going through his LONG list.... George relates to this since I usually have a LONG list of things for him to do!!!!! ha
Many of my 'gardening' blog friends will love this ornament which George gave to me one year. I have my own Gardening Greenhouse!! Is this not adorable????
Here's another of my favorite ornaments. We brought two replicas home from our wonderful trip to Williamsburg in 2007. This is the Governor's Palace.
I gave this little guy to George one year because he is my CHEF. When I married George, I had no idea that he loved to cook. The first meal I cooked for him was Spaghetti (something easy for me to do, and something I couldn't screw up too badly). Anyhow it turned out fine --but I didn't know at the time that George was a "cook from scratch" person ---and I had used bottled sauces... Uh Oh!!!! Glad he came back to see me after that meal!!!! ha ha
You can't see this ornament very well---but I gave it George in 2007. It is an ornament of George's HERO, Robert E. Lee. He loved it!!!!
Finally, here is another of my favorite ornaments. This is a gorgeous fishie..... I gave it to George since I love to go up to him begging for "Kissie-Kissie"..... Isn't she a beauty?????
I'll post more of our favorite ornaments tomorrow. In the meantime, sit and relax some this week and enjoy the week.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I don't know about you ---but I seem to use the word STUFF to describe all kinds of things... Is that just a southern thing????? ha ha ..... Yesterday, I showed you my Christmas babies along with some of the questions that I took from Arkansas Patti's blog. If you missed yesterday's blog, be sure and check it out to find a link to Patti's wonderful blog.
Besides the other six questions which I will answer today, I will show you a few more Christmas 'pretties' in our home... Above is another picture of the little tree on our dining room table. I featured it on a previous blog, but some of you asked about the quilted table runner. SO---above, you will see a close-up picture of this beautiful Christmas tablecloth. It was made by my Colorado quilting friend --and was originally made for a small round table. I love it so much --so I use it in the center of our long table and then use Christmas placemats on both ends of the table.. It seems to work well. Below are more pictures.
This little sled (plus two other similar sleighs) were made by the father of a great friend, Debbie.. Her Dad made LOTS of these beauties for Debbie to give as Christmas presents. I was privileged to have received three different ones (over a three year period)---all of which I still put near our tree every year. Debbie lives in Texas and I don't see her as much as I'd like these days. AND her sweet Daddy passed away this past year. BUT--I will keep his memory alive every year for as long as I can---and Debbie will always be a very very special friend. Say a prayer for Debbie this Christmas --since this is her first Christmas without her Daddy.
Questions and Answers:
What words do you love? ... When Hubby says, "I Love You" to me!!! OR---when Hubby says, "Honey, it's SNOWING!"
What activity or behavior should be considered a crime?... Bloggers who put music on their blogs that I cannot find (since it is at the BOTTOM)... Ha Ha.... I prefer to listen to my own music. I wish that Blogger would allow people --who want to feature music -- to have it as an option for people to click IF they 'want' to listen to it!!!! Oh Well!!!
When is it OK to shed tears?.... For me, as an emotional female, almost ANYTIME!!! ha
This is a Colorado Snowball. It was given as a gift from a friend when she and her family lived in Colorado. They are now in Eastern Virginia---so I'll bet they don't see nearly as much snow as they did when they lived in Colorado.
This is my little Candy Cane Tree--which is now on my coffee table. When the string of lights on that little tree 'bit the dust' recently, I didn't want to dispose of the tree. SO---it is now a Candy Cane tree. (We purchased a new tiny lit tree for the dresser in our bedroom. )
Are you a dog person or a cat person? .... Neither now; Grew up with a cat; Had a dog when my sons were teens; Now---NONE --since we travel so much; I would choose a dog over a cat though if I had to choose.
When did you realize you were an adult? ... I guess it was July of 1963 when I had my first baby. I got married, had a baby and graduated from college when I was only 21. I'm surprised that that baby made it through his first year since I didn't know a darn thing about babies. Yipes!!!! (Thank God for Dr. Spock back then!!! ha)
What do you wish for your blog buddies? ... A Very Very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy and Healthy 2010++++++++++++++++++++
This little Santa was made at a church craft show many years ago. He is made by using a small flower pot.... SO---to all of your creative people out there------- get busy and make one!!! Isn't he cute???? Love his glasses!!!
When George and I were first married, we talked about 'wanting' a cabin in the mountains. SO---on that first Christmas, I gave him a small ornament of 'our' little cabin... Can you see George and me standing in front of that snow-covered cabin????? WELL---we didn't get our cabin, but we did buy this gorgeous little home here on the Cumberland Plateau, which we both love.
Hope you have enjoyed these past two posts listing more of our Christmas STUFF --and also answering more questions for you...
Have a wonderful Sunday, and remember to celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus this coming week.