Friday, December 17, 2010


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound! Thank you so much Beverly for hosting this fun event.

Today Beverly asked us to blog about our favorite Christmas music. The album "Holiday Sing Along with Mitch Miller" has been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember. My father first bought this album when I was eight years old. He had just retired from the Air Force and we had just moved into our first home. A sweet little Cape Cod. Oh how I loved that house. It was gray with pink shutters. He loved this music and would sing right along with Mitch!!! LOL What fun memories these songs bring to me. It's now available in a CD. My daughter Jen even bought it, she remembers how much her Grandfather loved it. It can put you in the holiday mood with it's first song.

Next I have to share with you my aqua tree in my bedroom.

A few close ups.

A pretty little aqua angel on top.

Now on to my country kitchen tree decorated in vintage crochet potholders.

A cute little stove from Hallmark.

Faux hot chocolate that I made a few years ago.

Another cute Fridge ornament from Hallmark.

It even lights up, love the snowman in the freezer.

Thank you so much for stopping by, it was so nice to visit with you. I hope you have a wonderful week. A great two weeks at our home, my grandson is home for a two week leave from the Navy.
I wish you peace! Shirl


pinkkandy said...

Have a very MERRY and BLESSED CHRISTmas....we have many things to be thankful for...I just feel overwhelmed with Gods goodness and grace...

Deborah said...

Very creative trees. I love the potholder one in the kitchen Like the snowman in the freezer too :)

Susie Jefferson said...

This is adorable! Especially the tree in the kitchen: I've never seen vintage pot holders before, what a wonderful idea! Next year, I'm having one - in fact, if the snow eases up (and in London it's so rare that everything has ground to a halt - it's snowing HARD) I shall get one NOW. Of course I'll have to cheat re pot holders, unfortunately. Never seem to find things like that here...

I also love your 'hot chocolate' decoration - and you made this yourself??? Any chance of a tutorial? Another one I really feel the need to try, lol

Happy Pink (snowy) Saturday!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

That little aqua tree is precious! Thanks for sharing all your pretties today.
Have a wonderful day!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

O My! I love these 2 sweet trees!! So very pretty!!

Merry Christmas!!


Denise@alloverroses said...

Mitch Miller brings back memories! We watched his show every week! Love all your Christmas decorating! Happy Pink Saturday and Merry Christmas!

Marydon said...

G'morn Shirl ~ I so love that lady skirt & what a precious tree. Would not have thought to use those colors & I love it! Your home decor is just gorgeous.

Merry Christmas ~
Happy Pink Saturday ~
Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

LV said...

What a wonderful assortment of holidays goodies. I enjoyed seeing all of them. I especially liked your tree.

Abramyan Avenue said...

What a beautiful post! I absolutely love the your aqua trees skirt. It's do pretty. And the pink glittery frame.. Did you make that? Very pretty!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love your aqua tree, especially your tree skirt idea! I'm jealous of your angel. For years, I've seen those blue angels and looked in all the stores for one this year. Instead this year they were either white, gold, or jewel tones. Gives me an excuse to shop next year.

All your decorations are nice. I've never seen those Hallmark ones before, but they look so fun.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Mary said...

Shirley, your aqua tree is so pretty and I love the ornaments, the angel and the tree skirt. You have the most beautiful vintage linens. The potholder tree is so cute. I love looking at your pictures and seeing all the pretties. Have a wonderful weekend! Merry Christmas!

Cat & Cricket said...

Happy PS! What a great the aqua one!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

so sweet! I love the vintage blue embroidered piece for your tree skirt! Thanks for sharing and Merry Pinks to you and your family!

Couture de Papier said...

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones...Thank you for sharing HPS!

Mari said...



Donnie said...

I loved all your photos. So cute. Happy Pink Saturday.

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

Hi Shirl ... I have so enjoyed touring your home for the holidays! Your aqua tree is so beautiful and I think it's the first one I've come across in Blogland! Very unique! Happy Holidays!

Pam said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Merry Christmas. Love the potholder tree in the kitchen. I too have a white and blue tree this year. I love that combination.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Shirl, your home is always so warm and cozy looking. Very inviting. I really love your aqua tree, so pretty. And your kitchen looks so adorable!! Love it all :) Hope you are doing well sweet friend!
Merry Christmas!!

Pearl said...

Very creative Shirl you would make a wonderful window dresser. The country kitchen tree is great with the pot holders so different, and your Aqua tree is heavenly. Thanks for the tour, Have a wonderful blessed Christmas! Hugs, Pearl

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sweetie Pie! Just stopping by to wish you and ALL of your family a beautiful Christmas and an amazing New Year!!!!!!
Love your house so much, it is always so beautiful!