Saturday, December 5, 2009

Fluffing pillows and a little decorating!

The 1st week of Christmas, now nearly over, boy we are moving right along!
Our week was busy. Hubby had knee surgery this Wednesday. That all went very well and he is re-cooperating nicely. The last 2 days I have been tied mostly to home with him and that has had it's advantages as I was able to get a lot done with Christmastising the house!
Out came the totes and all of my favorite things! Just like the Christmas song, these are a few of my favorites I am happy to see each year!
Love the face of a nutcracker! At one time I had a large collection but I have now reduced that to just one, my Steinbach Irish Santa, he is so pretty.

The stockings were hung by the mantle with care..... here is Cleo's which hangs right next to Jon's, my 2 babies!

Hung all the ornaments on the tree. My tree is mostly covered with lovely glass ornaments is the German tradition I grew up with. But I have to say the ones that make me smile are those the children made. Jon made this cute little felt bear, don't you love the nose and Christmas vest LOL, just like the one his Dad wears every Xmas day.

And then there is Mr Gingerbread man, gotta just love that face. Oh those eyes LOL!!!! Gee, can you believe those raisins have to be at least 20 years old and they are still looking good.

I am a sucker for magazines with enticing covers during this season, especially the food and decorating ones. Picked this one up with my last grocery hull. Lots of yummy recipes in this one.
Looks like I will be trying a few next week when the baking begins!

And that has been my week in a nutshell people! I hope you find time to enjoy the little wonders during this hectic season.
XO Barbie Jo and Cleo