Santa’s on Display
His eyes-how they twinkled! His dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.
Santa’s by the Door
Santa’s in the Dining Room
Who doesn’t love jolly St. Nick? We can’t resist a great Santa and neither can our friend, Stacy – she’s been collecting them for over 20 years. Her 1940’s colonial is decked out for the holidays and all of her Santa’s are on display. Stacy has 35 of them so they can be found everywhere!
Santa’s on the Shelf
Santa by the Fire
On shelves in the living room, study and kitchen, in the front hall, by the fireplace, on benches and windowsills… and even on the plates in her dining room. Besides Santa’s, Stacy also collects mercury glass which lends a certain sparkle to her holiday decor.
Merry Mercury Glass
The result is enchanting and makes us believe in the magic of Christmas… Ho, ho, ho and happy Friday!
Where did this week go? As much as we’d love to stop time, we know it marches on and Christmas is really only three weeks away. Three weeks to decorate the house, shop for presents, wrap those presents and plan a family get together… not to mention that both our sons are high school seniors and college applications are due by December 31st! The odds that those essays will
eventually get written are pretty high but we’re a bit concerned about the holiday decorating.
So this weekend, in addition to a trip to Michaels where we’ll exercise some DYI muscle, we’ll attempt to add a little sparkle to our homes. Perhaps, when all is said in done, we’ll even pour a little sparkle into a champagne flute.
Leaf Soap and Dish Set
Silver Magnolia Garland
Wishing you a weekend full of sparkle and shine!
trees / candles / star / soap/ garland / wreath
It’s Monday – what mood are you in?
O Christmas Tree!
Magnificent, sumptuous, lavish…
From base to summit, gay and bright,
There’s only splendor for the sight.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy candles shine so brightly!