Monday, December 9, 2013

Berries, Burlap and Memories....

Hello, I'm so glad you stopped by for a little visit!
I've been getting out just a few of my Christmas decorations. 
I decided this year I would be a little more subtle and not go 
overboard and put out everything.  At one time I counted well over
100 Snowmen that I have collected and I typically put them 
ALL out! But, not this year, only a very few on my entry table.

I don't know about where you're at, but it is in the 
20's here....23 degrees as I'm typing this!
So, grab a warm cup of tea, cocoa or coffee and take a 
look at a few of my Christmas decorations...

 I put a few sprigs of our Christmas tree and some of the red berries
right at the front door to say Welcome....
~Seasons Greetings~

 This is what we woke up to this morning....
I think there's about 3-4 inches out there

 Here are the majority of the Snowmen I put out this year.
The Santa pictures are of our girls when they were small.
The one on the left is Amanda and Hillary, when Hill was 
just a baby.  The one on the right is of Amanda and Mallory 
when Mallory was just a baby.  At that point Hillary decided
she was having nothing to do with that Santa guy!

 This is my vintage gallon jug I used in my fall decor.
I left the split peas in the bottom, but replaced the popcorn
with Red Hots for a bit of Christmas color.  The paper bag
wreath was made by one of the girls when they were real small
and I just sat the pine cones and red cardinal there for a bit of 
I have a few of their handmade memories around the house!
That's what makes it special to me!

 A few weeks ago I picked up this Snowman pillow at Goodwill!
It was in great shape and I Love Snowmen!

 I know some of you out there have these cute little felt trees!
They fit perfectly in this window behind our tree.

 I love seeing all that fresh snow on the 
~Real Trees~

 This is the tip top of our Christmas tree
We found a bunch of trees filled with red berries not too far
from our Home, so Brad picked a bunch for me and we stuck them
here and there in our tree.  Then we cut some of our burlap coffee bags
into strips and used it as garland.  The candy canes are pipe cleaners
just twisted into shape and the skates you see were Brad's grandma's.
More Memories!

 This is our very first Christmas decoration!
The front is a Victorian couple on a sleigh, but for some reason this
year it is facing the other way.

 Ice Cream decoration from my childhood....

 This special Snowman was Brad's as a child.
It was a lighted decoration that caught on fire when he was 
just a kid.  There is a small burn hole on the back side.  I have this
orange colored wax faux candle that I keep under this cloche.  So
I wrapped it in that pillow stuffing stuff and sat Frosty on the top,
Well, I just love it!

 Hillary got me this Snowman candle holder last year for 
Christmas.  I needed a new candle for the top and saw these
cute gel candles at Walmart.  I have it by my kitchen sink!
Love it!

Well, that's about it for my Christmas decor sharing for today.
I will be back in a day or two to share just a little more. Hope you
check back for a visit again!  Thanks for stopping....


  1. Well howdy there! All the hip gals are using burlap for garland this year. =D I love the look! The light filters perfectly. All the special homemade items do make for some sweet memories. Don't be gone too long now.

    1. Hi Vee! So happy to see you stopped by! I can always count on you and appreciate your visits so much. Lots of family stuff going on around here, never a dull moment with 3 girls! Hope you and your family are happy and healthy this holiday season!
      Take care,

  2. Love all of your pretty festive decorations, Lisa. No real snow for us. Just mainly ice, which I can do without. Yours looks so pretty. xo Laura

    1. Thank you so much Laura! We are getting so much snow today too. I do believe we will have a white Christmas this year! Happy Holidays to you and your family!
      Take Care,

  3. You have such a cozy home and your holiday decor reflects the "stay and visit" feel that I love so much abut your blog. I haven't been able to blog but hope to get back to it in 2014. I just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you and wanted to wish you a big Merry Christmas. Hugs, Marla

    1. Oh Marla, what a sweet thing to say! I hope all is well with you and your family this holiday season. Thank you so much for stopping by, I truly do appreciate it! Hugs to you this holiday season!
      Take care,

  4. # things...

    LOVE your leaded glass windows

    JEALOUS of your winter wonderland of snow! (I'm in Houston but grew up in Connecticut.) :(

    LOVE the vintage snowman in the cloche!!!


  5. Thanks Linsey! Yea, this snow is Great this time of year....for Christmas that is, then it can go! My mom was from Groton, Connecticut we use to visit there during the summers. Thanks for stopping by, I love your blog!

    Take care,

  6. That Goodwill pillow is such a great find! Your home looks so warm and cozy and pretty:>)

    1. Thank you Kathleen! So happy you stopped by for a visit! Happy Holidays!

  7. Always so much fun to visit your blog! Your holiday house is lovely.


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