Thursday, December 4, 2008

Deck the Halls....

We got a late start here in our corner of

the Garden State decorating for the holiday

season this year, but we are going full steam now.

Hot cocoa at the ready, carols we go.

A trip down the shore to visit my Mum-in-law

had the added bonus of an armful of holly.

She took down all but one of the hollies on her

property, but boy is it big! That got us in the mood for

Christmas around here for sure. I have already had this ornament

sitting in my living room waiting for the tree since September.

Mum made it for me and brought it up for Princess's birthday party.

Isn't it adorable? Many of my ornaments are handmade by her, and they are some of my favorites. The next step around here is to clean out my china cabinet. We collect
Depression Glass, and I like to move the pieces around during the year to enjoy them all.
We also love vintage Santas..who doesn't? This is a new favorite that I picked up
at a huge tag sale to support the VNA in our area that I attended with a couple of
my favorite local homeschoolers...

He is also one of Princess's favorites, because she loves to collect "Santa mugs".
On another shelf, sits my Maternal Grandmother's poinsettia plate along
with a favorite green glass sugar and creamer set. This is a new "find" and we really love it.

Well, that is a glimpse of how the holiday decorating is coming along
over here in our little corner of the Garden is your decorating
coming along? Do you hang your favorite holiday pictures drawn by the kids
on the fridge? Set out pretty towels in the master bath? Is your menorah shined
and ready to go? Share it with us...we'll be doing this every Friday through January2nd.
Just click on the Mr Linky and leave a comment saying you joined in.


Mrs. Darling said...

Okay I'll getsome pics up of my decorating and link them here. I just did a linky tday on mysite for people to leave the url of their tree pics. Feel free to join when the tree gets up!

Lynn said...

Pretty stuff. I enjoyed playing blog catch-up here today. Love the table set with vintage dinnerware in a previous post.

Have a great weekend.


My Inspired Heart said...

Hey, Kate! I just linked my post :) I love your green sugar and pretty! I'll have to post our Santa mugs next time - my girls look forward to hot chocolate in them everyday. And, your tiny little sweater ornament is too cute! I love it ;) Hope your weekend is wonderful!

sarah p said...

I love the little jumper ornament your mother knitted you. How lucky you are to have a mother who makes things for you!

Gottfredsen said...

Such cute decorations you have. Thanks for doing this idea, it was a lot of fun. Can not wait to post next week.

8)(8 said...

So pretty. I love the clear colored glass.

Chawksgirl4ever said...

Rockin' Moroccan Mama said...

I will have to figure out how to post pictures. We get a lennox ornament every year from MIL. For the past 6 years, Zach has been getting one of the dwarfs. Hara gtes tinkerbell, cinderella....
I'll have to figure out this Mr. Linky so I can "see" how everyone celebrates.

Homemade Happenings said...

Not sure if I did the Mr' linky thing correctly but I posted some pics of out decorations on my blog!

reprehriestless warillever said...

I'll have to take some pics with my new (thanks, Santa) camera to show you.

I was behind on the decorating, so the kids took charge :)

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