Saturday, December 12, 2009


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. If you go to visit her you can get a list of all the other participants.
Today Beverly is asking us to show our favorite holiday ornament or decoration, first I thought I would show you some snow pics from a little snow storm we had last weekend. Winter has finally arrived here in WV. Bitter cold the past few days.

We have been feeding the deer just off our front porch. Poor deer are very hungry there are not many apples and nuts in to woods this year for them to eat. They are reaching the point that they will be waiting for my husband to get home from work to give them some corn. They are coming out of the woods before he leaves. I'm sure I will be getting some really good pics before this winter is over. We started feeding them on this side of the house because we are going to turn this porch into a Florida Room so we will be able to enjoy watching the wilflife from that room all winter long.
Now on to Pink Saturday which is not really pink this week. Maybe if you look hard you might be able to find pink. It's usually lurking someplace in my home. My first favorite holiday decoration is my Mother's Goebel Holy Family and shepherd. She loved Goebel's and had collected quite a few over the years. Every year when I pull them out I think of how much she loved them and was so happy to be able to collect them. She grew up during the great depression and was very thankful for anything like this that she was able to buy.
I have them setting on top of this curio with some of my other favorite things especially a pic of my son and daughter.

Another favorite of mine is this ornament that I cross stitched years ago. When my children went to Catholic School in NJ they always had a Happy Birthday Jesus mass on Christmas Eve. This remeinded me of those times.
A new favorite for me this year is a collection of vintage look tins that I purchased from Victorian Trading Company. I ordered them in a hurry and did not read the size I thought they were tiny and was planning on putting them on my small 24" Hoosier in my kitchen, I was very surprised when they arrived and were so big. I had to rethink my decorating plan for them and decided to put them on the chess table in the family room. There's still a little room there for my husband and grandson's to play chess. LOL

I love the table they set on, my husband found it at a yard sale for $10.00.
Another favorite, (I do have alot of favorites LOL) is this pretty tea set that I picked up years ago in of all places Walmart.
I just love these two ornaments that I got from Hallmark. Look how sweet this little holiday fridge is. The detail is just amazing! Please feel free to click on the pic to get a larger view of this cutie!

It even lights up and look at the pile of snow and snowman in the freezer. How cute!

Look at the detail in this little holiday stove, even cookies baking in the oven. It's even scented with a cookie scent.

New this year in my cottage is this cute little cake stand that I found at a thrift store for $12. I love it and it's perfect for my little teacup.

Now on to Blue Monday hosted by Sally of Smiling Sally, if you go to visit her you can get a list of all the other participants.
This year I put up a white tree with aqua ornaments in my bedroom. I love this shade of blue and had collected quite a few ornaments in this color. I love the look of aqua with the pink in my room. When I was little I used to color the sky's in my coloring books in aqua and pink. I guess it stayed with me. LOL

Thank you so much for stopping by this week. It was so nice to visit with you and share all my decorating ideas. I hope to get to visit more of you this week, it's such a busy time of the year. Our calendar for Dec. is just filling up!!!! Christmas Blessing to you!


SmilingSally said...

Let me be the first to wish you a Happy Pink Saturday and a Happy Blue Monday!

I love your many ornaments and decorations, Shirl.

Claudia said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty ornaments, Shirl! Happy Pink Saturday!

Jennifer said...

Happy Pink sat Mom,I love ALL your decorations.Its to hard for me to pick just one.Everything I want.LOL The winter porch pics are great love those deer.They aren't even afraid when we drive by.So pretty.I like the hallmark stove and fridge the snowman inside reminds me of Eric and Chris when we went to Tn that christmas it snowed,they put the snow in the freezer.LOL They wanted snow always.Moms Goebel Hummels are always a wonderful memory!Your blue tree is beautiful.I like the tins on the chess table they sure are big perfect for cookies though.That room looks so cozy and warm.Love it!!Hugs and Merry Christmas.Love you,Jennifer

Connie said...

Cold but beautiful, sweetpea. Looks wonderful. We're due for some snow today but who knows....

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl! Brrrrr it looks cold in your pics. Your favorite ornaments and other pieces are wonderful. The stove and frige are just the cutest!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Shirley, I loved all of your ornaments... especially that cute fridge! Hallmark astounds me with all they do! :-)

And I loved seeing the Happy Birthday Jesus cross stitch you did.

Your yard is like a wonderland and those deer! How perfect.

Sending you Pink Saturday hugs!

I'll be back to comment on the Blue Monday later...


Sheila :-)

g said...

So many lovely things to comment on!

First, I love how beautiful your home looks in the snowy landscape. And even though it is bitter cold, it looks so warm and welcoming. Wonderful you are feeding the deer.

Those two little ornaments, the fridge and stove, are the most adorable things in the world!! What clever detail!

Your home is truly a wonderful place.

have a lovely Christmas and a great Pink SAturday!

Cathy said...

Shirl, Oh my! You did some serious decorating. And those pictures of the snow storm. I'm so jealous. I want snow here too. Hopefully we will start having big storms come January. That's usually how it works.

It would be awesome to have snow on Christmas Eve for Santa though.

Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your lovely holiday pics.

xo Cathy


Another wonderful full of Holiday cheer! I really love your tablecloth with all the sweet treats...
I have not been blogging much...busy holding Jalina...but stop over and see us today dear friend! Hugs!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday sweetie...
I love your ornaments. They are so beautiful. I love the little refrigerator and stove. Are they new this year? I would love to get a set of those.

Now your very own deer. How precious is that? I love it. I cannot even imagine getting that close to them to be able to feed them. They are so beautiful.

Thank you for sharing. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Riet said...

You have many lovely ornaments and they all bring back memories I am sure. Happy pink Saturday

Llyn M said...

The little stove and fridge are divine!!! Are they a recent purchase 'cuz I want some too!!!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ HAPPY PINK SATURDAY ♥


She'sSewPretty said...

Shirl, Oh my goodness! You are living in my dream house! From the covered porch to that cute little table. I could move right in!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Shirl! Oh, I love the picture of your charming home in the snow! Love your ornies and seeing your pretty house all decked out for Christmas! Look at the deer!
I want to wish you and your family a blessed and Happy Merry Christmas!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Darling post Shirl! You always have so many cute things. I love your mom's ornaments, what treasures! I LOVE the pics of the deer too. We have had them in our yard lately too since the snow. They always seem to come more when it snows.
Have a beautiful weekend sweetie!!
Love ya,

Tami said...

My goodness Shirl all of your favorites are my new favorites too! I love all your decorations & that little fridge is just priceless.
How lucky you are to have the deer in your yard. They are just so special to look at in the snow no less!!!
xo Tami

ThriftyAnnabella said...

So many pretty things - especially the stove and refrigerator - they are so cute.

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Shirl; Happy Pink Saturday! You have some beautiful Christmas decorations.. and the photos of your Snow is just beautiful... what a great view you have.... the tiny fridge and stove are so adorable... have a great weekend.



You have so many lovely things here! Your porch looks so cozy and inviting , even with snow lurking about. I love the pictures of the deer and look forward to seeing more. Your blue tree is lovely, everything is! Blessings!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh I could so enjoy visiting your area ~ it is just so picture-card perfect with all the beautiful snowfall. But I don't think I could live in all that cold!! I love your aqua tree ~ just dreamy! The front porch is pretty in any season!

Happy PS!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

♥Mimi♥ said...

We don't need elaborate decorations or a big tree or numerous gifts under a tree. All any of us needs is to carry the spirit of Christmas in our hearts and to share it all year long with everyone we meet.

I just knew your post would be special and adorable - and it IS! As always, it's so nice to see Molly.

Thank you so much for sharing your blog with me today. Yes, I'm crazy about ♥PINK♥ but I'm also devoted to visiting some of the nicest blogs in cyberspace.

Hoping your weekend is filled with peace.

Linda said...

I just love all your decorations. the little refrigerator is so cute! Love the blue tree, so pretty! Enjoyed my visit today!!!

sissie said...

Hello Shirl,
I happened upon your blog and when I read your profile, I just had to start following you.
Your photos of the snow reminded me of home and no's West Virginia! I was born and raised in WV, on the west side of Charleston. We moved to the coast of NC when my husband retired. We have been here for five years and I still long to return to WV!
I love your pink saturday and blue monday posts! Oh, the snow and the deer makes me so homesick.
I'm going to look around your blog some more and if you get a chance come visit me too.

rosechicfriends said...

Both your PINKS and Blues are just amazing this week. We are so much alike...I always have a hard time picking just one favorite thing!

Have a great week...your box is getting mailed out this week!


Mollye said...

Hi Shirl, Everything is so pretty you don't know where to focus on next! Amazing detail in your appliances. And the tree with the skirt in your bedroom is a real beauty. Blessing to you and your family, Mollye

Kathy said...

Pretty ornaments!
Merry Christmas...Kathy