Saturday, December 18, 2010

Merry Pink Saturday

I think I am ready for Christmas...the house has all the decorations that I will be doing this year...just enough to feel Christmasy to hubby and me. Like Thanksgiving, we will be "just us"...

that is OK as we have discovered we don't mind. We started married life with a passle of children, eight and added one, and have had very little time through the years of "just us." I am not saying I do not want to spend holidays with family, I am just saying it is OK when we can't....We will have a delicious Christmas dinner, enjoy each other and the long as we don't have to shovel, that is. lol!

The little snow people candle holders, where gifted to me from a dear granddaughter in NY. She was in the lower grades (she is almost 16 now )and picked them out at the schools Frosty Shop. (The schools PTO, has a gift shop for the children to come and pick out a certain number of gifts and they are gift wrapped for them, too. My daughter in NY, was the head of it this year....she and her team raised money to purchase over 2,000 gifts. I believe they were free to the children and what a wonderful thing this is, as many of those gifts will be the only ones under the tree this year.

I love these long glittered silver balls and am running back to Mary Maxim's for many more for next year when I will do a proper tree instead of just a small one...

I have had these dear little "Shell" angels for many years...they were a gift to me from my Texas sons wife's Mom....they aren't made any longer as the designer...Margaret Furlong, moved on to other designs, so now they are even more precious.

I don't believe a year has gone by that I do not have this little cottage, which covers a votive candle, out with all the pieces that go with is by Fitz and Floyd and the date on each piece is 1983. I remember how excited I was when I found it in a store that handled my Christmas handpainted items, in La Jolla, had a darling little train that my sister talked me out of. I often wish I had kept it.
Be sure and go to < Beverly > and click on the links for an enjoyable cruise through many pretty, pink and Christmasy blogs.

I wish each of you the Merriest, Happiest Cozy Christmas, ever!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jil,
Your decorations are lovely! Your tree must be beautiful judging from the peek I got. Have a wonderful weekend and may the coming week be filled with much joy.

Christmas blessings,

Shirley said...

Hi Jil, I thought of you when all of the snow was north of us. I liked your Christmas decorations. We have had the holidays with just us and also have spent them in the hospital in the past. Whether you are just two or the family, you take everyday that you receive and treasure them because you never know what tomorrow will bring. Have a wonderful weekend and a Merry Christmas. Your Missouri Friend.

Elaine said...

Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower....I know you had a lot of snow over that way last weekend it showed. Wishing you a Merry Christmas ...stay warm and safe

Cindy said...

Nice post! I think that shell angel is precious. Have a blessed and Merry Christmas with your hubby.

Rose Brier Studio said...

A very Merry Christmas to you Jil. Thank you for visiting,
Happy Pink Saturday

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

It all looks so sweet and perfect to enjoy with the one you love...I adore you little shell angels...Your blankie is fabulous also.

Thank you for stopping by to visit Sara's tree...Happy Pink Saturday

Blessings Kelsie

Cathy said...

Hi Jill,

What absolutely scrumptious holiday decorations. So beautiful and festive.

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and Santa brings you everything you ask for.

Have a great Pink Saturday,


Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays to you and your family..Thank you for sharing HPS!

Sherry said...

Decorations are beautiful! Have a very Merry Christmas!

LV said...

I understand where you are coming from on this. I am alone and have been since 1995. It gets lonely, but you learn to live with it and be happy. You can feel a lone even in a crowd. I have gotten so use to the peace and quiet, I have a hard time when it is noisy.

sissie said...

Hi Jil,
Merry Christmas to you too! I love all of your sweet special ornaments.


Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Your Christmas sounds wonderful. I'll be thinking of you.

The small tree in our sunroom is decorated with Margaret Furlong ornaments. I love them, too.

That shabby Pink Girl said...

I bet your little cottage looks warm and inviting, wish I could visit with you, I'll be thinking of you, wish you could be with your loved ones.
I know I am so lucky,I have all the kids here. A couple of years we were alone, as they were off somewhere, but this year will be full. I hope you and Tom will have a special Christmas for just you two.
Merry Christmas!

Hugs and Hugs
marian elizabeth

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Jil, don't you worry....a little tree is just as beautiful and meaningful as a big and proper tree. I never did get one up this year but it's okay. And I used to have a tree in every room. It will be nice when we get home from our trip and won't have to put away a bunch of Christmas stuff. I do have an old dogwood tree in the backyard that we put lights on for a wedding that was held here a couple of years ago. DH turned them on yesterday (and they still work) so now I get to see all these beautiful lights out in the back garden thru the family room windows at night. That's all the tree I need. Have a very sweet and quiet Christmas with your sweetie. xo Lynn



Leann said...

Hi Jil

Christmas is wonderful when spent with the ones that we love - be it one or many.

Merry Christmas my friend!

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful post of memories-Hope you have a Merry Christmas-love the pinks!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria