Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry and Bright!

Popping in to to wish everyone a Very Merry and Peaceful Christmas!

I especially want to thank everyone for the support and friendship during this year.  It was a big year with the move and getting settled and I really appreciate all my blog readers and friends and their comments.

Well, as they say "Christmas is coming whether you are ready or not....."    In the past few days I've managed to pull it mostly together.

a little tree for the basement - 

all Red & White

David Copperfield's area of the Dickens Village.

the rest of the village -

The Amaryllis bloomed :)

A real tree in the family room for the first time in at least 4 years.

 The Snowman's hood-

And new for this year - all my bird and bird related ornaments on a garland above the sink.

The real ones come to the feeder on the deck and in the yard -

I mixed real branches with the fake ones.  The birds are all living happily together.

My little coco turns 4 on Christmas Day!  Here she is when she was 8 weeks old :)

I'm wishing you all a wonderful Holiday Season!  I'm hoping to have a little more sewing in the blog in 2014.

See you next year -


Lee Prairie Designs said...

Your home looks so cozy and everything is very festive! Love all your vignettes!

Merry Christmas, Barb and to all your love ones,

Hugs, Carolyn

Lori said...

Merry Christmas Barb. I love the greenery above your sink- very festive!

Tonya Ricucci said...

Merry Christmas! little Coco - so sweet.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Merry Christmas to one of my favorite bloggers! Your home looks gorgeous and I look forward to your sewing projects in 2014!

Janet said...

Merry Christmas Barb!! Your Christmas decorating looks lovely. I especially like the bird garland - what a great idea! Happy stitching in 2014!! Hugs :0)

Diane said...

Merry Christmas to you too! I love your birdie and birdhouse theme garland, it is too sweet! You'll be happy to know that the painters finally arrived here, and finished in time for Christmas, a Christmas miracle for sure. :) Have a wonderful holiday with your family, and may all your fabric wishes come true in 2014!

libbyquilter said...

merry Christmas Barb~!
your decorating is beautiful and i love that you have a corner window to put your tree into. it must be gorgeous to see from outside as well as inside~!


BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Merry Christmas!

Janet O. said...

Love your decor, Barb--especially the snowman "hood"! : )
And your birdies in the branches above the sink--maybe I could even enjoy doing dishes with that prettiness floating over me.
Merry Christmas, girl!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Wow -- it's all so beautiful Barb! You even got the village out this year -- I failed in that department!

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family -- and looking forward to many more posts in the coming year!

audrey said...

Your home looks so inviting! Your decorating is always so fun to see. Happy holidays to you and yours!

baukje said...

Waht a lot of lovely ornaments you ahve, that village is gorgeous and those birds with their houses. I will do a blogpost today with more that 100 links to tutos and templates for houses, birdhouses and christmas houses!!!! I wish you also a merry Christmas and a healthy and happy new year from France.

Sue said...

Your home certainly looks Christmassy and fun.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas and happy 2014
Best wishes

QuiltSue said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family.

Karen said...

Merry Christmas, Barb. I like the window you have in the kitchen. And the greenery decorations. You have some delightful birdhouse ornaments.

Me and My Stitches said...

Your trees are so pretty - love them. And Coco is just adorable. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Happy Birthday gorgeous Coco!! I love seeing your decorations! Wishing you and your family lots of festive fun!! The row of santas in your header is such a great collection!! Enjoy your champagne!!

O'Quilts said...

Merry Christmas...lovely set up in your new home.

Miriam said...

Beautiful Christmas decorating Barb!

Merry Christmas!!!

...and Happy Birthday to Coco!

Ruth said...

Merry Christmas to you too! I loved seeing your decorations.

Ann in PA said...

Merry Christmas! Love to see your creative decorating....the bird theme garland is perfect on that beautiful window with a view. Happy Birthday sweet Coco!

Maureen said...

Certainly looks like you were ready for Christmas! Enjoyed the Christmas tour. A belated happy birthday to coco and happy new year to you!