Sunday, December 13, 2009
YIPPEEE, You're Back
I would really rather just sit here and talk, I've missed you! OK, want to warm that cup up before we roam around the house? But promise me, we will catch up before you go - deal?
I'm glad you recognized it, that nativity is probably the one thing I look forward most to finding when we decorate. Yes, it is olivewood. John's parents brought it back to him, it has more sentimental value than I have words for, maybe now more than ever.
Heck no, it was really easy. Thanks, I love it too! Just start out with three shoeboxes, a yard (or so) of net, a strand of white lights and I like to put a sheet of glittery "snow" for the ground.
I placed the boxes where I wanted the elevation, laid down the sheet of snow felt, positioned the lights and the netting at the same time, then positioned each piece of the nativity.
No, I like to leave the table set, ok...yes, I am a weirdo. But you already knew that ;p We've already had two dinner parties, two more coming up, and it really does help to have it already set. Plus, I love for all my friends to get to see my Christmas settings. Look how romantic it is at night...LOVE IT! Yes, that is the "famous" ice box...man that is a long story, huh?
Those are the plates that John and the kids started for me last year. They are Johnson Brothers Friendly Village. Each piece has a different pattern on it. Yes, the dinner plates are my favorite too...a little red schoolhouse and church in the background, snow coming down...fits us like a glove, doesn't it? (you may click on the photo to enlarge the image)
I still can't believe we were lucky enough to find that sideboard, it has given us so much extra space, and I love how it showcases each season. No, it's the same old Santa, just different things placed around him. None of them are Christmas things, just reinvented them for Christmas.
No you haven't seen that before, I just painted it. Heck no, it's not canvas, I wouldn't know how to paint a canvas, it's a thin sheet of wood. See on the back side, it's the pumpkin scene we had in here over the Autumn months.
No, same drapes, I just looped those metal snowflakes over them. Look, they jingle! Heck no, they weren't expensive...another dollar store find! I love our dollar store, but you have to be quick. They only have a few of everything they order.
Well, I was going to make you some fudge, but ran out of time. Maybe you can come back over tomorrow? The bedrooms and baths each have little touches of Christmas...spread the cheer you know!
No, it's not my stereo system. I have Pandora playing...have you tried it? Log on to Pandora.com, you can create your own genre of station, just as many as you want, and it's FREE! You know me, I LOVE FREE!
Tomorrow is good, what can we make to go with our fudge? Great, bring me the recipe!