Saturday, December 4, 2010

Are you ready???

Fa la la la la, la la la la! Are you in the mood yet? Christmas is bearing down upon us now, full speed ahead, ready or not here it comes!
I made a little progress this past week, how about you? Out came the Christmas totes, unpacked my treasures one by one. So fun to see them, after a year in hibernation it is like renewing old friendships.
One of my favorite decorations is this very old head vase. A Howard Holt design popular during the 50's I love the whimsical look of all his pieces. Isn't she darling, love those earrings and little pearl necklace, she makes me smile!

The tree is up but bare of ornaments. I brought those boxes down from my closet today. I mostly decorate my tree with German glass ornaments and balls, but have a box of home crafted and special ones that are mixed in. Gotta love a "raisin man" :) Our son made him over 20 years ago, and can you believe those raisin eyes are still in place! Doesn't this picture look like a good puzzle picture? Tomorrow I will be "dressing" the tree.

And getting the treat boxes ready to mail and wrapping gifts! My sewing table has now turned in to the gift wrap station and is covered with boxes, paper and ribbons. I love to wrap presents, I love to make them look special and fun or pretty!

This afternoon Hubby and I did a little shopping, the next 2 weekends are only going to get more crazy out there so we decided we had best do as much as we could today. We had a lot of fun and conquered a good portion of the list. On the way home we stopped for dinner at the new Chinese Buffet. Eeeeeeek! I'm telling you... only for the love of my Hubby cause I am just a plain old roast beef and potatoes type girl! His plate did look pretty though... if you like things with antenna and beady little eyes and all LOL!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by. I have a busy week coming up because next Sunday is going to be a VERY special day........


Cheryl said...

Fa la la la that vase! Yesiree we are in the holiday mood now. So excited that my Reindeer pattern is coming!!! Thanks for the great design.

Mary said...

I do love your head vase :-). That is a treasure. I'm glad you were able to get so much done on Saturday. I hope today is a good day as well. Blessings...Mary