Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Part 2 & Christmas Delights

Hello and welcome to "Christmas Delights" hosted by Deena of Can I Be Pretty in Pink. Please visit her blog go get a link to the other participants.

First I would like to wish my dear sweet friend Steph at Angelic Accents a very Happy Birthday! If you have time stop by to see her and tell her I sent you to wish her a Happy Birthday. Her blog is just beautiful, you won't be sorry!

The pic pic above is an arrangement I made yesterday when my husband and I decorated the front porch with fresh evergreens right from our farm and roses. When I worked in the flower shop I used to buy real roses for my decorating and put them in water tubes to keep them fresh. Now that I can't get them at wholesale cost I use silks. The evergreens are cypress and pine.

We are still decorating the porch but I'm putting up a few pics now, more will be posted later in the week.

I wish I could say the wreath was fresh but it's not. Maybe next year if we get an earlier start we can get some fresh wreaths made.
I love this little wreath below, I got it back when we bought our first little farm in NJ. If you click on the pic to enlarge you can get a better look.

This little snow globe sets right on my table to look at while I have my morning tea. I always took it to work with me and had it at my teller station at the bank. It made me so happy to look at it. Now I can enjoy it at home everyday during the holidays.

The next two are also favorites of mine. I saw them in Danbury Mint catalog and just had to get them. If you click on the picture to enlarge it you will be able to read the words. I thought they were so simple but said so much.

My nativity set is very old and chipped up so I am in the process of painting it pink and white to put in my bedroom. I hope to have it done this year to show you. For now I enjoy these two.

Look how sweet this little stove is from Hallmark. It has a little scented disk of sugar cookies and lights up if you put it on the tree. I like it so much I have it setting in the kitchen.

In this closeup you can see the cookies in the oven, look at the cute little salt and pepper shaker on the top of the stove. Just so sweet!!!!!

Some of my christmas decorating from my the kitchen. I love my Gooseberry Patch bowls and cookbook, also some of my cross stitch.

Cute little personalized pot holders from Lillian Vernon. You can click on pic to enlarge.

Adorable old-fashioned mica snowmen from The Country House.

I cross stitched this little ice skater because she reminded me of my Mom. Her and my Dad used to ice skate back in the 40's in center city Phila. Back in the "good old days".

I thought I would show you some of my collections. I love Holly Hobbie and my partents used to buy my sister and I one of these every Christmas. Shown here are all the Christmas ones. I usually decorate with them so you have probably seen other holidays and seasons that I have had out.

The next collection is Cherished Teddies, my son has been buying me these for the past ten years, I've got quite a collection of them now. Below pics are my Christmas ones.

Another little bear from my son.

Here's my tree that's in my kitchen, my last post has my bedroom pink tree be sure to take a look. I've done this one in vintage crochet potholders. My collection is still growing.

Some more Christmas in my kitchen. My sister's grandson is in the little pic, I had stuck it there when it came in the mial. LOL I need to pic up a little frame for it.

Well that's it for this post. If you have time scroll down and look at my last post to see my pink Christmas tree. I'll have more posts going up all week so be sure to stop back. Were still decorating and have lots to share with you!
Thank you so much for visiting!
Blessings, Shirl


Becky said...

Hi Shirl!
I love all of your collections, but the potholder tree in the kitchen is just fantastic. What a great idea!
I can't wait to see some more.

Katie said...

Shirl - everything is so very festive and beautiful. Happy Christmas Delights day!

Buttercream Cottage said...

I love your tree and stove! Everything is wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Mom Everything looks so pretty.I love how the porch turned out.The lights look beautifula t night when we drive by.Love you.Hugs,Jen

Shelia said...

Hi Shirl! Oh, what beautiful collections you have. I'm always amazed at all of the beautiful things you have! You display them so nicely! Merry Christmas and thanks for coming to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Anonymous said...

You have alot of holiday cuties.
When we lived in Michigan I
used to do a tree with all
crochet ornaments
Pamela NE OH but from WV

celestina marie said...

Hi Shirl, What fun it has been to visit your Christmas part 1&2. Each and every display is such an inspiration. I just love that little stove, your teddy collection from your son, your pink tree, your kitchen tree, your cross stitch and your porch is something right out of a magazine. You have the perfect touch for everything. Looking forward to viewing more of your Christmas Home. Just gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing.
Blessigs always~~
Love ya,
Celestina Marie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Shirl! Goodness, I love all your holiday decor! Thanks so much for joining the party! and a big thanks for my special birthday wishes! This has just been an awesome day!! Came home very late tonight ~ it had sleeted while we were at Bree's, & I had 4 pkgs waiting on the porch!! Two were yours & Jen's. I'll write more later ~ but WOW doesn't even begin to cover it!

Going to check on your pink bedroom post now!!

Much Love,
Angelic Accents

Lennea said...

Thanks so much for sharing your pretties! I LOVE your front porch. I've always wanted to be able to go out in my yard and cut my own fresh greens. Unfortunately we don't have any in our yard - do ya think the neighbors would care???

SweetAnnee said...

Oh you have everything so joyful looking and all your Christmas Delights..just make me smile..Thanks for Sharing..

SweetAnnee said...

Oh you have everything so joyful looking and all your Christmas Delights..just make me smile..Thanks for Sharing..

Connie said...

I told you in group how much I loved that Christmas porch and it just keeps getting better and better, sweet chick. Ooooh my, that would be hard to beat!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello sweet Shirl!

I am loving your blog! Oh my, your PINK Christmas tree is soooooo pretty and I love your kitchen tree to! Clever girl! Your front porch is always so cute!

Merry christmas dear!


vickie said...

Shirl, it really looks like a comfy,homey,warm Christmas at your house. Love all your collections, the vintage potholders are so cute on the tree. Thanks for sharing

rosechicfriends said...

WOWzers Shirl...your home is very warm and enchanting. I love your Holly Hobbies..I so remember and loved them too..but never have I seen the sweet statues you have. Just beautiful.


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Oh Shirl, so MANY adorable things. Your front porch is AMAZING and I love the greenery, also your potholder tree is the cutest. Wow, you've really done a lot of work!

Cathy said...


I've got to give it to you girl, you did some amazing decorating. I didn't do hardly any this year. I'm not sure what's wrong with me. I am so not in the mood to decorate.

I just love looking at everyone's beautiful vignettes. Thanks for sharing.

xo Cathy

celestina marie said...

Hi Shirl, I just had to stop back by and view your Christmas home again. Everything is so warm and wonderfully decorated. Jen's home is gorgeous too. I was just there and loved it all.
You girls are just so talented.
Have a Merry Christmas my sweet friend.
Love ya, Celestina Marie


Hi Shirl,
Lots of lovely Christmas decorations and collectables you have. Love your potholders. I have a few. They are so sweet. Your porch is great. I love the idea of greens with red roses.
Merry Christmas.