Thursday, November 29, 2007

Still pluggin away!!!
















Having some fun with it too! Listening to Doris Day's rendition of "Toy land" humming along. No baaaaaaaahumbug here! Got up early and went to our local St. Vinnies (today was 50% off everything in store). Lucky enough to find two teacup sets(6 pieces) of the Johnson Bro. Merry Christmas for 10.00 & the milk glass type dinner dishes with the hollyberry for 4.00. There was 5 each of bowls, saucers, etc. So that made me happy as a clam. In looking at my dish rack I soooo wish I had a lovely distressed white instead of wood. The wood is not me. Ahhh someday.... Now to finish the hutch off and get to the kitchen nook and crannies. I don't know what it is but I love to decorate my kitchen for Christmas. I try to leave a lot of the normal stuff out and foof it up...so I don't have to pack it UP. Well enough said for now! Hope all is well with everyone and thanks for the nice comments....I enjoy reading each and everyone! xoxo, cherry



36 comments:

Cottage by the River said...

I started pluggin away today. Why every year do I say I don't have enough. I made these vintage santa wreaths today. They revolved around a .69 vintage santa i found at a local party store. We have this great craft/decorating/party store that has been in business I don't know how long. I used to go with my Mom to the store downtown. I go now and it is like a dream! All kinds of stuff! I will post pictures sometime, if I ever get done!
Bristol

Kathleen Grace said...

What great finds, and they look so pretty and Christmasy in your home:>) I am decorating a little bit at a time just enjoying myslef and not feeleing any pressure to "get it done". So much nicer that way. I love seeing what everyone is doing with their decorating!

Meggie said...

I'd say your decorating is coming along nicely. Love you finds from the local St. Vinne's...LOL, I've never heard it called that. I'm taking my time with the Christmas "stuff." I think next week I;ll ge around to it.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What wonderful dishes you found! I love all the decorating you are doing. It makes me want to come over and bake cookies!
Penny

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the dishes you found.
Christmas is such fun.
Alison

Brenda said...

Thanks for coming by. So happy to find you. I just love everything I see here. I will be a long time vistor=)

Mary said...

Wow, you got some great finds! I love all your decorating -- the vintage ornaments, cards and houses, and your chandelier! Beautiful! Can't wait to see more. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Vanessa said...

Ooooh! I love the spoons! I may have to steal that idea :) All your decorations are beautiful!

Make sure you pop over to my blog when you get a chance. I am doing a give-away. Fun, fun!

Brandy said...

Wow, love your decorations!! Those milk glass dishes are ADORABLE!! And those spoons are so homey looking hanging there....I may have to steal that idea!

bj said...

What great treasures....so glad you are taking your time and enjoying it all. That's the way I love to decorate, too.
hugs, bj

Firefly Hill said...

So pretty! I have yet to start decorating for Christmas, so you are inspiring me!

Annie

Susie Q said...

I am just starting myself but YOU are one of my best inspirations! Your home is so pretty in all seasons but oh how special it is now! I love your chandelier. The greenery and those wonderful old spoons!! Amazing!
I did that once when we lived in VA. It looks so good.
I bought a chandelier for our kitchen awhile ago and had hoped it would be up by now...I wanted to decorate it!
Maybe if I needle Bill a little...or MAYBE I should learn to do it myself!

I hate to pack everything away so like to play with what I already have out too. Things take on a new look all spruced up for the holidays!

I have really enjoyed seeing what you have done so far! You have such a gift!

Hugs,
Sue

Country Cottage Chic said...

I just LOVE looking at everyone's festive decorating - I haven't got mine up yet - I think next weekend will be the time to do it!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh boy do I love those plates mixed with the red like that and what a deal! I'm definately going to have to do something with my chandelier now. That is just too darn cute!!!

Hugs,
Dena

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Your home is always so wonderfully decorated...I really enjoy my time here, Cherry!

Love, Kim

Michelle said...

Those Village Brothers plates need to be sent to me right away! Those are beautiful.. as is all of your decorations. Your milk glass plates are too sweet! I hope to get my tree done by Saturday night! Your home just looks pretty as a picture. Hugs, Michelle

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Cherry, great finds you found! We love thrifting, it is so much fun! Christmas will be here before you know it!! Jenn and Jacqui

ohiofarmgirl said...

I adore dishes and it looks like you hit the jack pot. It is looking beautiful at our house....I want to shop with you!!! Thanks for sharing. Dianntha

bj said...

Hi...just stopping by to say hello!
bj

Esther Sunday said...

The light looks great! You got some good deals at Vinnies.

Love, Esther

Janet said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit me and have some cookies. I will be back to visit you when I can stay awhile.
Janet
PS. Our St Vinnies doesn't ever have anything good!

Deborah said...

Everything looks lovely to me.
Looks like you are in a Christmasy nesting mood -

I'm having a giveaway - hope you will enter!
Deborah

Ann in Tennessee said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your banner. I'm a lover of and drawn to red and white.

I passed up a set of the holly dishes at an antique store a while back. I wish I had bought them now. *sigh*

Nancy said...

Hello, and thank you for visiting my blog. Yours is so much fun to browse - so many wonderful and creative ideas.

I love your chandelier with ribbon and spoon trim!

Linda said...

What treasures you found! I love all the pictures and it looks like your decorating is coming along beautifully. I'm nearly finished decorating and love listening to holiday music while decorating too:). Enjoy your day. Linda

Nunnie's Attic said...

Paint it Cherry! You can make that shabby and white, no problem. I love all of your finds and that pot rack looks fabulous transformed.

Love,
Julie

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Your home looks so warm and cozy, I can just smell something yummy in the oven! Thank-you for visiting my blog. It is always so nice to meet a new blogging friend.
Have a wonderful evening
ginger

Back Through Time said...

Cute bannner! And I love all your cool Christmas stuff. Sounds like you had great time.
Michelle

Sandra Evertson said...

Love those glass plates with the holly on them!
Happy Holidays!
Sandra Evertson

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Your house looks so lovely and I so enjoyed your stories about your family traditions...especially making the birthday cake for our Lord and Saviour, Jesus. How sweet!

xo
Becky

BittersweetPunkin said...

You just gave me a great idea...my Hubby has a fork that used to be his Grandma's (who is no longer with us) and it's been in rotation until recently....I think I am going to tie a ribbon on it and give it a place of honor.....
Blessings,
Robin

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Thanke for visiting my blog.Your house is beautiful.I will be visiting often.
Best Wishes Brenda:}

Cottage Contessa said...

Wonderful decorations in both this post and the last one! Love it!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Southern Heart said...

Everything looks beautiful! I especially love the vintage postcards.

Jo-Ann said...

Hi -- I came to your site from someone elses and was amazed to see the holly plates -- I found that same set at an antique store a few years ago and bought the plates, salad plates, cups and saucers -- I love them. I enjoyed visiting your site -- hope you don't mind me browsing.
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Rosemary said...

i love the milk glass plates! Hey, can you paint that dish rack white?