Friday, November 27, 2009


I hope you all had a nice and delicious Thanksgiving! We did, and I can hardly get around this morning (actually, I feel like I could ROLL across the floor instead of walking!) Thank goodness for the day after! The picture above is a "pumpkin tree" I made for a centerpiece...I saw somehting like this in a magazine, but threw away the article because I didn't know where I could find the little pumpkins! And while visiting our friends Fran & Terry, we went into an antique store and there they were $2.00 a scoop! I bought about 4 scoops and they only charged me $2.00 for all! So of course I looked all over for that article and couldn't find it, so I made this tree from a branch off of our birch tree. I don't know what kind of pods these are, but they look like tiny little pumpkins!
I know some people really dread this time of year, and they have their reasons. But I love the Christmas Holidays - everything about it! And now that we live where we can have a real "White Christmas" it is even better! This year in particular is good because the Lord is more in my life now. I started going to church regularily and I am really enjoying it so much. Talking to the Lord daily is also so fulfilling and reassuring in these trying times too. I am thankful for that!
Thats me behind some lamps!
Carol with her "Curly Girlies"

I haven't done much posting lately because we have been soooo busy. Did a Christmas Church Bazaar with my sister, went to our friends to visit for a few days, a doctors appointment, and did lots of cleaning up and getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner. Now that its over, we will be getting ready for Christmas; shopping, sending gifts to the grandkids, parties, dinners, and lots of food! Yikes!

That's my sis, Carol: caught her counting her money!
Also, please check my ETSY store, I am adding some Christmas Curly Girlies for sale that Carol made! REALLY CUTE!
So here we go, I know all of us bloggers just love the Christmas decorating, baking and such! Can't wait to see all of your homes decorated for the Season! So it's by for now and I'll post again next week - when things calm down?!?


Adrienne said...

Hi, Marilyn - Hope you had a great day of Thanksgiving yesterday. My sweetheart is someone down southeast of your home in search of the ever elusive 'perfect' elk! Out of Hines. I had some of our family here yesterday for a good time together and food - lots of food. Some will return this evening to share leftovers and more time together. I hear you're in snow at your house! The rain finally stopped here and the sun is shining! ~Adrienne~

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Marilyn! I agree, my favorite time of year is now and I can't wait to start decorating the house:>) I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My sis-in-law gave me some of those little pumpkins a couple years ago, they were scented with cinnamon and I thought they were so cute! I like the centerpiece you made with them:>)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Love the centerpiece!!

Hope you also had a wonderful Thanksgiving.