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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I'm In The Mood For Christmas



As you grow older

the simple pleasures of Christmas

mean so much.





Decorating the living room . . .

Baking cookies. . .



Listening to Christmas carols . . .

and enjoying friends and family.



Looking forward to cards and letters in the mail.
 

I thought that I would show you the pillow

that I made from the left over vinyl, when I made my mantel window.

I used the left over pieces to make a stencil

and painted this fabric.

It’s pretty primitive, but I like it :)

Decorating around the TV and all the dish network boxes
is never easy, but this is what i came up with this year. 

I painted these little blocks that I cut from a 1X4.
Check out our tree.  
It seemed so much taller in our old house.
Nine foot ceiling make a big difference :)

Well, I’m off to play and enjoy my day.

I hope that you have time today to do the same.

God bless you all.

Connie :)

35 comments:

  1. Oh everything looks wonderful.
    I like all the word blocks... makes for an easy decorating... good job.
    Your nativity looks pretty with all the candles. Is it old?
    I've had mine about 23 years... it isn't exactly like yours... but similar. Well, aren't all nativities similar, with Jesus at the Heart!? ;)

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    1. Hi Patricia, I bought my nativity at the Dollar Tree, each piece was a dollar each and I bought it about ten years ago :)
      I was surprised then are how pretty it was, and love it still :)

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  2. Your decorations look wonderful. It looks like you're all ready for Christmas

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    1. As ready as we get, LOL. We have put lights down the fence outside and over the trellis. I hung a wreath on the gate and now Steve is working on one of those white outside plywood nativities for the lawn. Oh, I guess we are not none, but we should have that out by the weekend :)

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  3. O, Connie...everything looks sooo nice. You've done an awesome job of decorating your pretty home. Love your pillow so much.

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    1. Hi B.J, Thank you . . . the pillow was an afterthought. I was looking at my vinyl scraps from making the window and I had to use them in something :)
      I have a thing about wasting anything :)

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  4. Beautiful decorating! Hoping to do our this weekend!

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  5. Connie, I can smell your cookies from here. I laughed at decorating around the dish network boxes lol! Your tree looks great, how wonderful to have tall ceilings, it makes the whole dream house look bigger!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, I love these taller ceilings. I may not have said that back in the spring when I was going up and down the ladder painting, LOL.

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  6. All so cozy and beautiful! Looks like you are ready for the holidays. I wish you and your family a Blessed Christmas and New Year!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  7. Hi Connie, Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. I came to visit and to follow you as well. Your fireplace is gorgeous! Love how you've decorated. Have a Merry Christmas!

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    1. Hello Beth, and welcome to my blog; I am delighted to have you as a new follower and looking forward to a wonderful blogging friendship.

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  8. Everything is so beautiful! I can tell that you are enjoying the Christmas season.

    Hugs,
    Kathy M.

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    1. Hi Kathy, we are. At the moment I have cookies in the oven so I can't blog for long. Tis' the season to put on weight, LOL. Of coarse I won't be laughing when January shows her face and I hop on the scales again.

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  9. Hi Connie, thanks so much for the visit to my blog and your sweet comment on my yo-yo garland I made for my Christmas tree. I will follow you back and hope we can become blog friends. I LOVE all of your Christmas decorations and tree. Enjoy the holidays.
    Julie @ Julie's Lifestyle

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    1. Hi Julie your yo-yo garland is adorable . . . I love it. Thanks for following me back :)

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  10. your christmas decor is so warm and cozy looking, connie:) love your window--it mades a lovely focal point on your mantel! i was going to stencil my pillows, but, i was afraid i'd mess it up--but yours turned out so cute! no one will notice the electronics-the blocks will catch their eye:) beautiful tree--our last house had 9' ceiling and i just love them! they really made our small house look bigger:) wishing you a wonderful holiday season, connie!!

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    1. Hello Lynn, thanks for stopping by and for your very sweet and encouraging words. I am surprised at how the ceiling being an extra foot higher than our old house makes this much difference, but you are right it sure does. If you decide to stencil your pillows, I do hope that you will post them :)

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  11. Hi Connie...your decorations are so pretty, and your house looks very festive for the Christmas season. LOVE the window idea!!
    Have a great weekend!
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Hi Debbie, thank you for your sweet words. As you can see, I have a lot of old windows . . . so I've been searching Pinerest for ideas :) This one my friend and I saw at a Christmas Barn Sale, so we came home and made our own :)

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  12. Hello Connie!
    Thanks for visitng my blog and following! I love your repurposed windows and the blocks you painted are so sweet! Merry Christmas!
    Roselle

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    1. hello and welcome to my humble little blog . . . I love having company, and wish that I could offer you tea and cookies:)

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  13. It all looks so pretty. I love all the old wood window frames. Most of ours were steal casement cemented to the house so they had a hard time removing them. Thank you, Connie, for visiting my blog, and I am now following you. xoxo

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    1. Wow, steal frames in-cased in cement . . . that sounds like a huge job. Our windows were all odd sizes and so we had to custom order them (non-refundable) we were praying that we measured right. 10 out of 12 went in very easily, but we struggled with two of them :) Our plumbing has been another story. We would take pipes in for new fittings and the hardware men would look at us like we bought in ancient artifacts, LOL

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  14. Hi Connie! Thanks for visiting and following my blog. Your stone fireplace is so beautiful (and love the Morris chair)! It looks like you're ready for Christmas all right :) I'll be putting up my tree today, which is quite late for me. And my family hopes that I'll get that done quick enough to bake some cookies afterwards. There have been giant hints in that direction!! Enjoy your day. Wendy x

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    1. Hi Wendy, welcome to my little blog and thanks for your kind words. Have fun putting up and decorating your tree.
      I can smell those cookie baking. . . yum :)

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  15. Such lovely Christmas cheer in your home. xx

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    1. Good Morning Bron, thanks so much for stopping by . . . my husband is a nut about Christmas, always a little boy at heart this time of year :)

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  16. Very festive. I love all your old windows stacked up waiting for a redo. You have a very envious collection. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas.

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    1. I'm open to any ideas you may have :)

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  17. very creative using the vinyl for a stencil for your sweet pillow, enjoying all your Christmas decorations!

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