Thursday, December 02, 2010

Joyful Christmases, Past and Present...

Hello everyone! I am so glad to finally get back to blogland! I have really missed y'all. I am trying to catch up on all of the wonderful things you all have been doing and have decided I will just have to give up sleep from now until  the first of the year to do everything I want to do!
Isn't this just the most wonderful, joyous time of the year? I seem to turn into a child at Christmas time. In all honesty, my family probably thinks I am a child more often than that but what are rose colored glasses for anyway if you aren't going to use them"?

I got my skinny tree up in the family room and it just makes the room glow.

Tiny little vintage cherubs adorn the tree reminding me of Christmases past.

This little fellow will be joined by other bear friends as Christmas draws near. Unfortunately Skipper likes them too so it is easier to leave them out only for a very limited time for the grand babies to enjoy.

I will be adding other pictures as I dig in my mountain of boxes. I really need to weed out some things but it is so hard to let go of Christmas things.Each box brings back a rush of memories of Christmases past.

I posted this thrifty find earlier. When I saw it I knew it would be perfect for my cloche that I had found on another junking trip.

I added these silver glitter balls and it is temporarily  resting on the island. It will be going to the beach condo where the decorations are pretty much all white. I love how it looks but it has caused me a big problem...
every time I walk by it it reminds me of those delicious sugar doughnut holes from Dunkin Doughnuts and I head straight to raid the refrigerator.
Maybe I should replace it with a Santa or something... because I have NO will power!

I'm so glad you dropped by please come back again. In the meantime I can't wait to sit and read more of your posts I have missed. Think I'll get a snack and read a while... two of my favorite addictions, sweets and reading my blogs!

Linking this post to Jenny Matlock for Alphabe- Thursday
                              Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday
                               Junkin Finds with Linda


  1. Beautiful tree and decorations. So elegant and festive!


  2. Oh I love the dish for the cloche! Really goes so well!

  3. Your decorations and this post about your Christmas Love certainly is Joyful. Such a nice plate you thrifted to make the cloche of silver! I'm visiting for the Letter J and Junkin Friday Finds. Have a great weekend.

  4. I love your tree. I too think I'm going to edit my Christmas decor and then the memories come and well, I have to keep it! Wonderful plate and cloche vignette. It will be beautiful at the beach home. Thank you so much for joining in Junkin Finds Friday!! hugs, Linda

  5. Perfect! I just love the plate under the cloche and never would have thought to use a plate. Passed up some because they didn't have bottoms!! What was I thinking??? The silver ornaments just set it off.

  6. just a beautiful joy post! thanks for stopping by! happy thursday... i mean friday..! blessings..s...

  7. That's one pretty, but skinny tree - dare I call it Twiggy?

  8. oh how pretty ... i love the silver balls under the cloche!

  9. You have a truly romantic tree. And the the cloche is so pretty with the silver touches. I grew up on the East Coast and lived in a number of southern states as an Army wife...I miss all the fabulous greenery such as just doesn't grow in the northwoods of Wisconsin...thank you for bringing back memories of Christmas past.

  10. I love those skinny trees! Yours is beautiful.

  11. Your tree is lovely. Years ago I taoght confirmation classes at our church, and after one of my young students was confirmed, she gave me a cherub very similar to the one shown in your picture. I hang it on the tree every year. Even though I now believe that 6th graders are too young to be confirmed, I remember my students fondly.

  12. What a SWEET tree all decorated in its finest splendor! Love it!!!
    Have a wonderful day!

  13. I love your tree and I too have been away from blogland and am trying to catch up! such fun...

  14. Beautiful tree and vintage ornaments. I do love seeing ornaments from our family's past...lots of wonderful memories with is amazing to see and remember and realize how time has flown!

    Your find fits perfect in displaying the silver ornaments...I had to laugh at what that reminded you of and that it gave you the urge to snack. :o) It seems that it takes very little for me to trigger my snacking.

    Blessings & Aloha!

    Blessings & Aloha!

  15. We put our tree up today :) Love your style and nice to meet you - I'm popping in from Jenny's Alphabe Thursday

  16. What a glorious and joyous stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "J".

    I am always intriqued with silver ornaments. There is just something so elegant about them.

    Thanks for linking this week.

    I really enjoyed my lovely stop here.


  17. Hi. Thanks for visiting me today! I love your tree and the silver ornament display.

    Hope you can come by next Thursday for my Christmas Recipe party!


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