Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What a Difference a Day Makes

Remember the photos I took yesterday
You know, the bare tree and the dining room full of boxes? 
Allow me to share with you the end result.

I realize the beads are a bit much 
but Bethany really likes them
so they stay!

Yes...my dining room DOES have a floor.

There are a few decorations we own that I absolutely adore. 
Even though I pared down my decorating this year, 
these are a must each and every Christmas.

The Lennox Manger set from Mr. Sister's aunt

My "Saint Nicholas" nutcracker

The little yarn Santas that used to adorn my childhood tree

Ooooh...more nutcrackers. 
I <3 nutcrackers.

The Santa my nephew made over 25 years ago.

The safety pin angel a home care patient
of mine crafted.

Our Jingle Bell Rockin' Santa.
It plays Jingle Bell Rock 
and dances and spins around.
So dorky but adorable!

The Santa Bethany made out of a paver.
Pure awesomeness.

The wreath that has graced our front door 
since Bethany was a baby. 


As Christmas approaches I have no choice but to pare down my blogging. I apologize if I haven't had a chance to visit you. My work has been quite busy ('tis the season to be wheezin') and the hectic pace of the holidays have me completely swamped. My hope is to be back in full blogging mode by the beginning of the New Year. In the meantime, I'll pop in periodically as I am able. 

God bless you all! Whatever holiday you celebrate,may it be filled with warmth, love and laughter in the bosom of family and friends. 


I'm a full-time mummy said...

Oh wow! That was fast! Lovely tree btw!

Merry Christmas & have a blessed new year ahead!

Jingle Poetry said...

beautiful holiday showcase..
sty blessed.

Tina said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful decorations. Your tree is gorgeous, and I'm with Bethany about the beads. Finishing touch IMHO. Merry Christmas, Polly!

Purple Flowers said...

I love that you shared your Christmas ornaments, and their history. It's a once a year treasure to bring them out of boxes and give them life once again.
By the way, I love the beads!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

ღღღ-Mumsy said...

Gorgeous Christmas tree and wonderful ornaments, Polly!

Happy Holidays..

Brian Miller said...

your tree rocks polly...we have 213 nutcrackers that have invaded our house...no joke...37 years worth...

moondustwriter said...

Polly - I'm impressed. We did the decorating put all away had a party and I still feel in disarray.

I <3 nutcrackers too

You are entitled to a blogging break

Love and hugs for your Christmas with your family


gayle said...

I love all your beautiful decorations and tree!
Merry Christmas!

J. Kwiatkowski said...

Yay! You are all adorned. I loved to see your special tree ornaments.

Cheryl said...

I love me some before and after shots. You done good.

Thanks for the close-ups of some of your favorites.

Merry & Happy to you and yours.

Ms Bibi said...

That looks so pretty. I like the beads on your tree as well.

Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family!

Raoulysgirl said...

Beautiful tree!!! Ours is blue and silver...so it's interesting that yours is kind of opposite-ish!!! (We have beads, too (in silver)...because I think our tree looks naked without them!)

And I absolutely LOVE your nativity/manger set. That is always my favorite! It's beautiful!!!

Tacha <3s nutcrackers, too. It started when she was around 3 or 4 and has only strengthened. I don't know why...we had NO nutcrackers before she started loving them!

I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas, dear friend!!! Love ya!!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I think the beads are fantastic!!!! All your decorations are. And isn't it a pleasure when you can see the floor again :-)

Enjoy the holidays with your family, blogging can wait.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, xo jj

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Wow I love your Christmas tree and ornaments!

Here's wishing you and yours all the joys of the season.

Merry Christmas!
Betty xx

Les said...

Ornaments and decorations that have sentimental value are the best!!! Nicely done.

Pat said...

Your tree is beautiful! I cherish the ornaments my kids made when they were in primary school. I love the hand-made ornaments and decorations that you display each year because of who made them.

Hope you had a delightful Christmas.

Jenny said...

I'm so glad you were surrounded by such joy and beauty this holiday season. Evern single day does make difference. Hugs and joy!


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