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Friend’s Hospitality

A Christmas Brunch… prepared with such a sweet spirit…k15801986

A friend I met at the YMCA… will be two years this January…

invited my sister, my sister-in-law and myself for breakfast brunch

The house is decorated with love jad0039… with all of the things she has been given, collected, made, bought and handed down…

It’s like walking into a Christmas Holiday Shop k7378484

It says “Christmas” in every room…

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The table was set with Christmas dishes k16043781 … a small handmade bag filled with candy at our place settings

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Either side is so cute… with a few added sparkles…

I hung as a decoration when I got home!

Janice makes quilts and you see her handiwork everywhere… saf0028k10420019

Menu was just right…

Fried Ham/ Biscuits  k14470354

Homemade Apple Butter/ Strawberry Jam applebutterbyBougi

Cheesy/Egg Baked Dish k6194093

Fresh Fruit k4507135

Danish

Coffee/Hot Tea/Juice k8482848

It was delicious!

We all talked as we ate nri0123

enjoying each other’s company… learning more and more about each other…

My sister hadn’t been to Janice’s home, so I said, “You must have the tour!”…

An old farmhouse… fixed as cute as it can be…

so… to every room we went… downstairs and up…

We left a little sleepyvga0031 … with a full tummy… and good feeling of being with such a nice person…

Isn’t that the way it should be!…

Thanks Janice… for your hospitality! k10727309

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Christmas Wreath Redo…

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As PILLOW A LA-MODE … a fellow blogger was saying…”I use some of my Christmas Decorations in another way for winter… without removing them… just changing them a bit!”

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I do the same thing

My Christmas Wreath on the front door was lighted with just a red bow to match the window wreaths I had on the front of the house…

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All have been taken down…but, I left the door wreath k11084123… and removed the bigger bow that says, “CHRISTMAS!”… just by looking at it…

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Today I had my two youngest Grandkids… and Carson decided to help me with an update on the wreath… a new look…

I decided Snowmen would work great for the winter monthsk6349691

I wasn’t going to buy another thing…

I was going to find and use what I had around the house…

I remembered I had Christmas Cards left over… Surely a few Snowmen would be in them… and YES there was!…

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I cut them out… deciding to just use the same design on the wreath… I had four cards… just enough!… They are so cute!…

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Then of course some cut out snowflakes would be a neat addition…

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(That made Kennedy want to try her hand of making some later)…

So I folded paper and whatever came out that resembled a snowflake was used…

Some leftover white and red ribbon…  for a bow

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My helper was there to unfold… cut… give suggestions… and approve of what I did…

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We make a good team!…

Holiday Cheer!

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I had the nicest day today…

After going to swimming aerobics I went to a new friend’s house… I had met her at the YMCA… and was invited for lunch

What’s funny… as it goes sometimes… She lives not far from where we bought our first home…

She bought the house she lives in from her Dad… It’s a country home k1420223… Has been built on many times… over 100 years old

It is so comfortable with a quaint charm

She has decorated with all of her favorite Christmas decorations…

As you pull up the driveway that circles back out to the main road… You notice the pretty white lights  k8088704 in the shrubs… Red Bowed Wreaths on the windows and doors… Even way up on the second story windows k8640724 … Holiday decorations adorn the glassed in front porch… An antique white and red enamel table il_570xN_296511460 catches my eye… Decorated with one of her own homemade quilted spreads

Her pretty quilts k5639770 adorn almost every room… her collection of Snowmen… sitting there with funny little grins k10705009k10169465… some big… some small… over 100 easily… scattered throughout her kitchen… Sitting on what she calls a pie safe roadshow200505A01_00 … an older piece called a Hoosier Cabinet 99-4405_1G is covered with Snowman figures also…

Some are sitting under the cabinet with aprons on… flour containers and baker’s hats… Ready to give my friend a hand when she bakes her Christmas Cookies k5000305… Some are see-sawing up and down as I wind the little knob on the side…

A shelf is covered with little Snowmen that look like smores 7633208916_a0c3071302_s … Pretend graham crackerschocolate and cute faced marshmallow snowmen

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You would think it was Santa’s workshop k3651885 as you walked from room to room…

The living room area… has a pretty Christmas Tree... with snowflake lights muvKha6BKxGnhcz0YlNmOBw … The fireplace mantle x17100356 is decorated with a beautiful Nativity… camels…sheep…wise men…Mary and Joseph… and of course Baby Jesus in a manger..

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There’s mistletoe k0152434hung and greenery with red bows 356DE_EX0003N002_H… Pretty quilted table coverings made by her… are found here also… Pure Christmas Charm every where you looked…

She had the table set with a lovely poinsettia print tableclothk10960481 Cloth Christmas napkins and even Christmas themed dinnerware… The centerpiece was a pretty ornamented wreath atop one of her collectible cake stands 81AEJO-00000242-001

She had prepared creamy potato soup k3868559 … with grated cheese…bacon and chopped green onions for garnish if you wanted… an assortment of crackersk8967618 … and a  salad of fresh greens…red sliced onions…apple and pear slices…glazed pecans…with poppy-seed Dressing 00913394

It was so Yummy!…

To top it off… Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownies … and Butterscotch Brownies… for dessert… Hot coffee to complete a wonderful delicious lunch…

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It was just right!…

We wandered back into the living area after noticing the other tree in their bedroom… Not a tiny one… a tall one with pretty ornaments also k2719848

As we kept looking around more would catch your eye… The centerpiece on the coffee table… and little keepsakes k0175339 hanging here and there…

This is what I call a wonderful Pre-Christmas Day!… Enjoying a good meal… talking and learning more about each other… and going home with a smile on my face…

full of Holiday Cheer

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Keepsakes…

OK! … I admit it!… I  love Christmas!… along with MANY  other people… and I like to decorate for the Season… Some of my things are old and some I just like!…

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These tree plates I found at the thrift store… Hand painted and quite old… Had to have them… Candy will go in them later…

Some people say they just cover their tree up and sit it out the following year… Not Me!… My pleasure is in putting every ornament on… A little different every year…

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The bigger tree is decorated with Santas…Just fun!

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I’m having Christmas Eve this year due to my son and his wife having sold their home and are having one built… His wife’s Mom and Dad are having them stay with them until their house is finished… so the least I could do was have our traditional Christmas Get-Together… and with my cousin and her husband coming up from Tennessee… It will be so nice!

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My husband’s favorite Santa Toy… who beats his drums exactly to the beat of many Christmas Carols…

My menu is planned… and I’ve shopped for most everything that is not perishable… Others will bring a dish to add to the menu…We are yummy coooks!…

My husband gets my “Favorite Elf Award” for helping me throughout… He decorates outside… Not overboard… but, you know we like Christmas!..  A few lighted wreaths in the windows and on the front door… some lights around the light pole with bells… a few lights around the front door… Silk Poinsettias are placed in the pots on the front porch… and a Santa flag blowing in the air…

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Inside… the bigger tree is decked out in Santa Clauses… and a small tree was placed in the living room… to make more room for guests… It’s quite cozy… Jill, our cat… even thinks so…

She usually adopts the tree for her napping place and this year she has two spots…

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I’ve hung the bells from my Momma’s house from years past that my Dad bought… Memories are there every time the string is pulled and the christmas songs play…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Every time someone passes… the string is pulled… about 50 years old…

My brother made the wood Santas hanging on the door facings… The blue one being mine since I love the color blue… and then I inherited the green one that was made for Mom… All of the brothers and sisters received one many year’s ago…

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Santas adorn the room where the Santa Tree is placed…

Snowmen in the bathroom…

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and whatever I like everywhere else…

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  When Grandkids were much younger…but, some f my favorites…

I will probably continue to decorate for a long time… Having three Grandchildren… and the my boys who are grown would definitely miss it…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  My Grandson probably wound this music box up to watch the train going around and around about twenty times the other night…

My husband says I go overboard a little… but, just keeps hanging something or repositioning an item… with that Twinkle in his eye… just like Santa

At times I think I hear… Ho…Ho…Ho!  k4982313

http://youtu.be/z3rJX3U9yM8     (It’s Beginning To Look A lot Like Christmas) sung by Bing Crosby