Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Merry Christmas Season

I haven't written in a while...I didn't feel like I had much to share...I was hoping to maybe paint the bathroom before christmas, but that isn't likely to happen. However, I have been busy doing my christmas cleaning and decorating. Then to my joy and amazement, we actually got a beautiful, lush snowfall! Never a person to waste a perfect snowfall, that night we put up our tree...I mean, you can't ignore the backdrop of snowflakes falling while Ken & Dolly play in the background...(I play it to irritate my husband and in honour of my parents!)

The photo above of the beautiful Christmas cape cod house was made by my beautiful mother! She did a replica of my house, but in the colour scheme we might like to put on the house once it is finished...right down to the cranberry red door! It is so pretty and I love it so much because she made it for me! Somehow the gene for creating pretty things skipped me and only rested in my mother and sister....which isn't so bad because they take pity on me and make me pretty things!

My decorating ranges from au natural...which is my favourite, to a touch of tacky glitzy...retro 1970's nostalgia! How's that for a description! I love the memory of my sister Linda and I driving around her hometown admiring people's christmas decorations. She remarked at one house "how could anyone like coloured icicle lights!" I took great joy in responding that I do and that I had them all over my house! I was tired from the sea of white light perfection that was the rage back then, and I craved the tacky, but colourful joy of coloured christmas lights...though I can only handle the small twinkle lights and no blinking lights either...drives me crazy!

The kids and I made our gingerbread houses on December 1st! That is always fun and the house smells delicious! I love getting people to guess whose house is whose...and the houses actually are decorated much like their personalities!


black eyed susans kitchen said...

Love the live tree...we have several fake trees (smaller) but the magic is always in live one..they just smell so good! The kids look like they are having a great time with the gingerbread houses. You will have to post a picture of the finished products, if they didn't eat them. Susan

KreativeMix said...

the tree is pretty and i love the cute pictue of the family together decorating!! so adorable.

Cottage Magpie said...

I love your story about the white vs. colored lights--I'm definitely pro white lights and husband is pro colored, so we've had to compromise. I get all white inside, and he can do what he wants outside. So colored icicles in our future? Probably!
~Angela :-)

restyled home said...

It always makes me so happy to see your new posts!! The house Mum made you turned out beautifully and I can't wait to see it up close.
I have to say, I think your tree is the prettiest of anyone else's I know. I love the natural look...would you mind if I steal the raffia idea? I am sick of garlands that droop...

So excited for Saturday!!

Patricia said...

That picture is SO Jack! It is hilarious. Unfortunately I'll be able to tell whose house is whose because of this great picture you took!

restyled home said...

Ummm, Christmas is over...just thought you should know...!