Saturday, December 29, 2012

Our second snow!

On December 26, 2012 we got our first snow of the year... To the time of about 12 inches! It was a true snow day with a house full of kids, a couple of adults and all the goodies... Chili, soup, hot chocolate and munches. We got our second snow last night and into the early morning hours.... About 6 inches! The snow plow came out around 7:30 to clear the road a bit. These pics are from the second snow and it is beautiful

Friday, December 14, 2012

More views of the mantle...

Here is my Sleepy Santa that I painted over 20 years ago.... He's one of my favorites! Also you can see more of the North Pole village. The tiny houses have so much detail! The little elves can be seen working to get everything ready! The snow in the village could be all we see... It has been pretty nice here!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My mantle...

I have seen so many beautiful mantles in blog land! I have done mine the same since we have been on Redbird Lane. We have so many of the Dept 56 houses I don't even display all of them, but we always use the North Pole Village and that is what is on the mantle... More pictures later on!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Dickens Festival

We travelled this weekend to Nashville,TN and then went to Franklin where they had a huge Dickens Festival. The day started rainy but ended up a beautiful day! There were lots of people dressed in period clothing ... So much fun

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Capitol Christmas Tree

We went to the Rams game a couple of weeks ago and got to see the Capitol Christmas Tree. It was on its way to the Capitol in DC. This was one of the coolest things I've ever seen!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Decorating for Christmas...

I started my Christmas decorating Veteran's Day weekend.  But, I also started re-doing my coffee table.  I FINALLY purchased some ASCP and started the project.  I choose Emporer's Silk. ( That would be because red is a neutral... at least at my home!)  I will post pics of the process and finished product.  I was very pleased with the results and I have received a lot of compliments from my family!

So, while working on the table I have also been working on my decorating.  I feel really behind, but am doing pretty good.  This time of the year is so busy.... but "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!"  I will post some pics as soon I figure out how to do that...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I did it!

Well, I have been thinking of starting a blog for a long time. Let's see how this goes....