Our dear old Prissy, in honor of our new friend, Spotty!!
I have heard that number, 2012, soooo many times this year. The year of the Big Election in the states, the year the Mayan calendar says the world will end, [ha!], the year we will buy a château in France [ another really big HA!]. But in all likelihood, Lord willing, we will be living in this momentous year in just a few hours. And so, dear friends, and followers, and family who read this and smile
!!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
may all your dreams come true, and all your prayers be answered in 2012
But before we move into the new year, I want to share a few pix of our Christmas, like so many of you have done on your inspiring blogs. We were thrilled to be part of the Christmas House Tour in our town this year, as a fundraiser for our historic Courthouse.
I got lots of great decorating ideas from
Like painting a poster board with chalkboard paint, and writing on it...
This one is mine, but I got the idea from bucketsofburlap.blogspot.com
And was inspired by the beautiful photos from the lovely Miss Glenda at
Among all of her Christmas images she showed a stunning pinecone wreath, frosted with white, which led me to the barn to dig up my old one and FROST it, too.
But when it actually came time to decorate, I ended up just doing pretty much what I do every year.
Vintage ornaments in urns, with white branches
vintage angels on the kitchen shelf
We always decorate my Mutti's bathroom...
and her bedroom. I made her the antique lace stocking in 1983.
we just love the vintage wooden angel candle holders.
[Mutti,is, BTW, my 94 year old mom.]
Here she is sitting by the fire.
This is our daughter's Photography studio
...painted grey even before she knew it was de rigueur! Thank you so much for taking all these pictures, Crickett!