Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Some more of the Same






















I love this card Jean sent!
























































































First off I would have to say I am never done...up until the last second. Every year I claim to myself..I will start earlier. Every year I fail to do so...or so it seems. Actually is seems that Christmas comes earlier and earlier...as does my birthday(which unfortunately is looming in two days)..but that is another story. So it is safe to say you may have another week of me sharing things. So don't say I didn't warn ya!

Have you noticed that every store just about has a dollar section? I picked up that little canvas at Joanns. I can't paint...even paint by number.. so I certainly did not use it for its intended purpose. Now paper and glue I can do..so that is what the canvas got covered with.

I also wanted to share with you these a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e kitchen towels. They were waiting for me in the mail slot today! NO kidding...someone out there sent them just because...dare I say just because they like my blog! REALLY...she even said so in the beautiful Christmas card she sent. Miss. Jean in Virginia! I love my Cherry towels. THANK-YOU SOOOOO much! You can see the pretty card too...sitting there by my chalkboard. Merry Christmas to you too Jean! I wanted to show you all where I put my Jolly blocks. I have this tin shelf that started out cream, went black, and is now red. I set them on it. The rest of my pics are mostly snippets of more Christmas, my vintage Christmas aprons and they old "egg nog" bowl....which I was happy to see in last years "Romantic Homes". It originally came with mugs as well. Maybe someday I will run across them....regardless I love it. I found FAT SANTA last week for .99 at Goodwill. He makes me smile. Of course I had to share the rest of my Santa Boot collection. I pick them up here and there.
Last night I covered one of those dollar Target frames with polka dot paper and put one of my antique postcards in it. Tied some ribbon around it and it made for a cheap decoration. Tonight was Hunter's music assembly, we bravely ventured out into the cold. Our weather has been "brain freeze" weather.....brrrrr. I hope everyone is safe and sound and warm! Those flannel sheets never sounded so sweet! Night night! Cherry

72 comments:

Inspired Kara said...

Drooling. Just like every time I visit :)

Cottage Elements said...

Like Kara, I love what you have each visit. You have such fun things, from new, vintage to the wonderful things you create!

Lanette @ Cottage Elements

Lady of the Mote said...

very nice!festive and fun!

Melissa Wertz said...

Lovely job on every thing Cherry. I am still unpacking. We went to WDW the week of Thanksgiving and when that happens, it throws me totally off. LOL! But a week at WDW, can't complain. :D

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Cherry, you always delight us with so much eye candy!

Katie said...

Everything looks so beautiful and so festive. You have the best stuff! And I am wanting to reach through the screen at that "Auld Lang Syne" bowl...I love it!!

LuLu said...

I can sit for hours looking at all your goodies! They are eye candy!! Just love them. I'm still adding decorations here too, my family is teasing me but it's keeping me "jolly" !!!! Your gift is wonderful, just love the blogging world!!!
Have a merry day,
LuLu

Jessica said...

These pictures are dripping with adorable items that I want!

AJ said...

As usual, jove everything:)

Sandy Toes said...

OH my goodness..love every picture! I love that song "up on the rooftop"...cute decor...so festive and glittery..your the best!
-sandy toes

Jen r. said...

I love how everything looks! Love the Santa!

Susie Homemaker said...

You make me want to reach for the glitter everytime I visit you! Love it all!

Blessings,
Susie

Laura said...

Your Christmas decor is so warm and inviting! Merry Christmas!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Cherry!

Of course I LOVE the cherry towels ;) how fabulous! and that sign is beautiful too! and I almost screamed when I saw that bowl, how incredible is that?!! the two little pails are adorable too! I just love everything as you can tell :)! what beautiful Christmas things you have!!

Hope your Holidays are filled with warmth and love! ~ Cynthia~ ( the other cherry fanatic )

:)

Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Lovely, lovely. You have a great knack for arranging and displaying -- a great color sense that I envy. And you are so very good at capturing it all in photo form. Loved the tour. Please keep sharing.

M

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Drooling again as well. I just love your big pictures...they jump off my screen and I just want to jump right in for a visit. :)

Deb said...

Every time I read your posts I imagine your house being a virtual winter wonderland. I can just imagine all the wonderful Christmas surprises around every corner. All your things are beautiful... as usual. Oh, and your Jolly blocks looks amazing.

Shannon said...

I love looking at your pictures. I really love your Santa boot collection! I know my mom and grandparents have these so I will be sure to get them (they don't use them anymore). :)

joelandbecca said...

I just can't get enough of that JOLLY sign! So so darling!

kathy said...

CHERRY __ OH i wish I could get snowed in at your house -- wow so wonderful - I want one of each --
you always inspire me -- I think I will make Christmas - goodies til FEB _ when Valentines rolls around -- YOu things too too wonderful - Kathy - GA

Cassie said...

Ugh! I'm jealous! Beautiful things...pictures...deals...the list goes on!

Small House said...

What a sweet home you have. It's been fun to wander through your blog. Great ideas, and fun things to look at. I'll be back soon!
Have a great day!
Sandra

Chris said...

I've never been here before and I'm always seeing you where I go to visit, so I thought I would come over and say Hi. Come visit me when you have a spare moment.I love meeting new people.

Hugs,
Chris

Darlene said...

Hi Cherry,

You can share pictures like that every single day!!!! I looked through them all then back through them all...and I LOVE everything. You have quite the knack for displaying things in such a pleasing way! LOVE that little snowman box (i'm sure you made it)!! That Santa above your chalkboard is WONDERFUL!

I bet the music assembly was fun. Glad you made it out in the freezing cold and yes, I too LOVE flannel sheets and soft, soft blankets.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Cherry
I really enjoyed this post. Your house is a Christmas wonderland. I loved everything especially the soldiers.
Merry Christmas
Lindsay

squawmama said...

Cherry everything is beautiful and I still love the J-O-L-L-Y signs... They are one of my favorite things this holiday season... Have a great day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Barnes Yard said...

you are so my favorite Christmas decorator!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Cherry Girl! Please email me your mailing address....I have something I want to send you...didn't even realize your birthday was looming...just wanted to send you something special....it will be just a little happy something for your sweet soul!
Blessings,
Debbie

Rochelle said...

Cherry
Love all that red sweetness! You, like me keep adding to the decorating of Christmas in our homes. Every time I go down into our basement, I seem to bring up a few more things to add to the wonderland! I love what you've done!
Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday!
Rochelle

Valarie Lea said...

I just love everything you make! I love the Jolly!!!!

Kacey R. said...

Sooooooo pretty! I LOVE your felted Santa and your kitchen items. I just want to come over and do a little raid of your house. Ha! Ha! You have the best stuff!

I finished my window project! Come by and check it out when you have a chance! :o)

BittersweetPunkin said...

Everything is lovely...I am loving all your lil decorations and displays...you are giving me great ideas.

Hugs,
Robin

Our Complete Family said...

Well hellooooo! I have been a bit absent so I had to catch up on a few posts of yours just now! Wow have you been BUSY! Love the blocks you made and the rest is simply gorgeous, too. Your photos truly tell a story in and of themselves. So fun to look through.
Now, tell me, how many Christmas totes do you have to pack up and put away each season? Girl, you have the best holiday decs!
Merry December~ Les

jennykate77 said...

I love all the goodies and cards...beautiful!! Every time I come here I see things I want☺ Those tea towels are adorable!!

Jan and Tom said...

I enjoyed my visit here very much!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog...if you want to enter the Give-Away, go ahead. You'll have to come back again and follow the instructions, though.

Jan

Marci said...

Beautiful! Wonderful pictures. Merry Christmas.

Ms. Tee said...

Everything's so pretty! I really like the glittery pails and the Auld Lang Syne bowl - I'd love to have one of those! :)

Susan S. said...

Your posts are always to fun and colorful! It's a treat for the eyes....thanks for sharing and congratulations for being so cool that someone just up and sent you the Cherry Towels...awesome.

Kelli said...

Gorgeous decorations! I love santa's boot and the jolly letters! Merry Christmas!
~Kelli

Astrid said...

Oh my! I love all your lovely Christmas decorations!

I really love those cherry towels! Very sweet!

Tracey said...

Happy Birthday to you :)
Everything looks charming!!
Thanks for visiting my blog and come back anytime!!
I LOVE your blog :)
Tracey

restyled home said...

Oh my heavens...I have never seen so much Christmas goodness wrapped up into a single post before! Your decorating is beyond beautiful!


I'm off to check out more!

Linda

Tausha said...

Thank you for the words of love. I am tuly blessed to have such beautiful blogging friends. You mu friend don't judge or cricize-you just love.
Your talents are fabulous, I hope that you count your freindshiping abilities as one of your greatest qualities!
Thanks again! Your kind words helped me more than you will ever know.

Tausha said...

Thank you for the words of love. I am tuly blessed to have such beautiful blogging friends. You mu friend don't judge or cricize-you just love.
Your talents are fabulous, I hope that you count your freindshiping abilities as one of your greatest qualities!
Thanks again! Your kind words helped me more than you will ever know.

Dawnie said...

you have so many beautiful things I cant even begin to pick a favorite! I love em all. I've never seen a bowl with a the New Years song on it--how cool is that?

Jean said...

Cherry, everything is great as usual. You have the neatest "stuff". I just love all your wonderful bargains. You do know how to shop. I am so glad you liked the cherry towels.
Enjoy.
Jean in Virginia

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Those Jolly letters just are so cute! I love what you did with them! I will have to remember that...and of course I love the cherry towels, who wouldn't? :)
Carrie

Sit A Spell said...

Very festive post...love the old bowl!

Kim said...

I love your j.o.l.l.y. blocks...they look great!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Cherry~
I love what you've done! The Target frame is adorable now! I also love the towels your blogger friend mailed you; they are so cute! :)

It sounds very cold where you are. It is the same here lately, which is actually nice~ but only until you have to go out into it. Which of course you do have to, eventually! :)

I hope you have a nice, warm night!

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

I am always AMAZED what you do with the simplest things!! Seeing your beauties makes me sad Christmas is in a week...I've always been ready for it to come by now but I want another couple weeks of this magical stuff. :)

Rue said...

Hi Cherry :)

I just finished catching up with you and WOW! You always amaze me with yiour creativity. The Jolly blocks are darling and so is the can can ;)

I love the vintage Santa Lynn sent you and the things you sent her were wonderful!

Merry Christmas sweet friend. May you stay warm through the winter and blessed all year :)
hugs,
rue

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cherry, your home looks so warm and inviting. I really do love to see all your pics of the things you've picked up and those things you've made. It's all just lovely! Have a wonderful Christmas (and birthday! mine was the 6th)!

Wendy said...

You always have such cute stuff...what a creative gal you are!

Back Through Time said...

Everything looks so festive!!
have a Merry Christmas!!!
Michelle

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I especially like the little cup with the snowflakes in it. I just love love love your blog. Total eye candy every time.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Beautiful-in one word...
I love the little tin at the begining-so adorable!

texasdaisey said...

You always make me homesick for my childhood. So many of those pictures bring back some of the best memories.
Debbie

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hey Cherry girl!!!! Thanks for your sweet comments. Wanted to let you know that red and white quilt is from Penneys...lovin' it...it is darker red than bright cherry red! It is heavy...nice on cold nights. Also I get all my scrap paper in tablets(sp?) from Joann's. We don't have much scrapbook store choice where I live. I think it is from the most recent holiday pack there. the vintage post cards or pictures are mostly from vintageholidaycrafts.com or they are old that I have had....but I think they are from there...there are a couple sites that I have happened upon that giveaway free images.....Love that. I just love your snowman on the red polka dot paper or you painted it. Love it.
Hey did you email me your address? I have something for you.
Blessings,
Debbie

jen said...

I enjoy your blog! Your photos are lovely!

Jen

At Home In Georgia said...

Your house is like a store!

I LOVE the flash card...er...winter, letter.....I am wanting to coping that idea. Thanks for the Christmas inspiration!

Merry Christmas

Frippery said...

Gosh I love Red. Pam

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I could never get tired of looking at your wonderful finds and creations! Merry Christmas!

Kirsten and Shawn said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! Hope it was a good one. Talk to you soon.

jennifer said...

Hi Cherry -
just wondering - how do you get the papers to look so aged?

what do you use to age them?

Tutti Chic said...

Love all the beautiful Christmas decor! I'm off to read some more! :) Chris

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I think your house has to be the most festive in the land! I LOVE it!
Merry Christmas,
Robin~♥

Brittany said...

How awesome that you get to go to WDW! My hubby and I went on our honeymoon as well! We stayed at the pop century resort this time, and the bus system seemed so much quicker than on our honeymoon. This and the Hilton on property are the only 2 places I've stayed so I can't offer much advice on Hotels. I will say that we were on a dining plan that allowed us 1 sit down meal, 1 snack, and 1 counter service per day. That was the way to go because basically, you are cashless the whole time and there is no possible way to eat all of that food each day. We left there with 2 counter services and 1 sit down unused. We did make sure to make reservations for our sit down meals and we were so glad because everything was so crowded and booked. We loved doing the character breakfasts. I hope you guys have a great time!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I love the Jolly sign. I also love the colors in your blog design!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

"Every year I claim to myself..I will start earlier. Every year I fail to do so..."

Hahahaha...sounds like a woman after my own heart. :-) Well, all of your holiday vignettes are just so beautiful I really don't know where to look first. I even love the hanging aprons...such a festive touch!

Marie said...

I love what you did with that canvas! SO CUTE and perfect. Absolutely perfect! You have such an eye for that. Missed you, Cherry!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Your photos are beautiful.
Nancy J.
www.basketmasterweavings.blogspot.com