Tuesday, December 24, 2019

I Wish You A Merry Christmas

Hello, Dear Ones! I want to wish you all who come to visit me a very Merry Blessed Christmas this year! I'm so thankful for each one of you - my new followers and my followers from many years ago.

 Please don't forget what this season is all about - our Savior Jesus' birth.
I have a favor to ask. We have so much to be thankful for and one of our own needs your prayers. Most of you know Susan and her beloved little Yorkie, Bentley from Ash tree Cottage. Please be in prayer for her as she is very ill and in the hospital. This is a quote from her husband, David, from Facebook:
"Susan has some additional battles ahead. She continues to fight the infection. she had a CT scan on her legs and abdomen and in the course of that they found a renal mass. It appears that the mass has spread to her liver but they are not 100% . she has an MRI in the morning. I hope to meet with the urologist tomorrow. He hopefully can shed some light on what she is facing In regards to the renal mass.
Susan continues to fight and she knows how many friends she has that are praying for her and her recovery.
Thank you all very much."

Please know I love you all and Merry Christmas and I'll see you next year!!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The Birthday Of A King

 In the little village of Bethlehem
There lay a Child one day
And the sky was bright with a holy light
O'er the place where Jesus lay.

Refrain:
Alleluia! O how the angels sang
Alleluia! How it rang!
And the sky was bright with a holy light
'Twas the birthday of a King.

'Twas a humble birthplace, but O how much
God gave to us that day
From the manger bed what a path has led
What a perfect, holy way.

Refrain:
Alleluia! O how the angels sang
Alleluia! How it rang!
And the sky was bright with a holy light
'Twas the birthday of a King.



Monday, December 23, 2019

Christmasing in the Breakfast Room

Hello, Dear Ones! This is my last Christmas decorating post of my home. Well, maybe...
 I call it my breakfast room but it's really just an eating area at the end of my kitchen. It's my breakfast room though.
 Here's a little vignette to make you smile...a couple of my cow creamers with Christmas balls on their heads and a dough bowl filled with ribbon balls I made over 20 years ago.
 It's nice to have room in here for my baker's rack as I didn't have room to use it in New York. Notice my flip flops! Hey, it's south Texas, y'all!
 Now I must interrupt the Christmasing here for just a minute. Look! I made curtains for my windows! I love this fabric and it's called Ballad Bouquet Robin's Egg Blue by Waverly and I used it in my kitchen in New York. I ordered some more fabric to make curtains in here! Just simple little cafe curtains but it makes 'the breakfast room' look so much sweeter, don't you think?
 Me, in my most talentedness, made some little reversible runners for each shelf on the baker's rack!
 I did the same for Charlotte - she got a reversible runner too!
 Now I'll just be quiet! Well, except gaze your most gorgeous peepers on my olden ceramic Christmas tree. I've seen some remakes at Hobby Lobby but they just don't look the same. I'm mute now.

Merry Christmas to all of my sweeties! Sending Christmas hugs to you all!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'll Be Home For Christmas

 I'm dreaming tonight of a place I love
Even more than I usually do
And although I know it's a long road back
I promise you

I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

~ sung by Johnny Mathis

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Christmasing in the Kitchen

Hello, Dear Ones. Well, I'm trying to quickly continue to show you my home decorated for Christmas. So today we're in the kitchen.
 Christmasing in the kitchen! Clean and ready for you all!
 As you can see I don't have lots of counter space to decorate. I have one corner and it's filled with coffee makers for Mr. Precious. I don't drink coffee so my Diet Dr. Peppers are in the fridge! :)
 Here you can see the half wall looking into the living room. There's six cabinets in the half wall on the kitchen side and that is really my salvation so I can poke things in there as I don't have a lot of cabinet space in here.
 Just showing you different angles of my little kitchen. It's rather small but it's amazing how quickly you can get used to a smaller space. It's very handy the way it's laid out and functions just fine for me.
 Here is a little kitchen tree. Now I did keep this one and it looks like it's been through the wringer. Maybe I should toss it next year! :)
 Here's a few of the little kitchen ornaments.
 Little Birdie got a nice Christmas wreath for her little birdie neck.
 Well, I told a fib...I guess this is a corner where my mixer is. Just a couple of Santa mugs and little sugar bowl.
 This is a Currier and Ives dessert set that pretty old.
Hope you've enjoyed seeing my little kitchen today. Christmas is getting close! I hope you've all been good!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Nuttin' For Christmas

 I broke my bat on Johnny's head;
Somebody snitched on me.
I hid a frog in sister's bed;
Somebody snitched on me.
I spilled some ink on Mommy's rug;
I made Tommy eat a bug;
Bought some gum with a penny slug;
Somebody snitched on me.

Oh, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.

I put a tack on teacher's chair
Somebody snitched on me.
I tied a knot in Susie's hair
Somebody snitched on me.
I did a dance on Mommy's plants
Climbed a tree and tore my pants
Filled the sugar bowl with ants
Somebody snitched on me.

So, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.

I won't be seeing Santa Claus;
Somebody snitched on me.
He won't come visit me because
Somebody snitched on me.
Next year I'll be going straight;
Next year I'll be good, just wait
I'd start now, but it's too late;
Somebody snitched on me.

So you better be good whatever you do
'Cause if you're bad, I'm warning you,
You'll get nuttin' for Christmas. 
~ sung by all the boogers


Friday, December 20, 2019

Christmasing in the Den

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I'm trying to show you all of my Christmasing before the big day gets here.
Hurry, hurry, hurry I say!
 This is our den. You've not seen this room in our new house before so Christmas time is a good time to show you!
 This room is located behind our living room and shares the fireplace with the living room. So if we light a fire - it's visible from the living room and the den! Yea! This is a long narrow room and it's been a little hard to decorate. You see the window is nice but it's very high and lets in the light. I think the reason it is so high is because of privacy. It keeps us from looking right into our neighbor's house and it keeps them from being a Pepping Tom to us. So it works. I really didn't have to put up any window coverings but I just think that finishes a window. You know I still have nekked windows in this house but will eventually get them taken care of when I decide what I want to do.
 Here you can see that it's narrow and above where the TV is that big ole opening into the living room. I hate that! But hopefully in time we can get someone out here to close the wall and try to get it to match the other shelf side in the living room. Nothin's perfect y'all.
 Okie doke. See that little love seat? It's new and makes out into a twin bed. My beloved olive green chenille covered sofa for the den would just not fit in here! It was too big. So we gave it away. I cried a couple of tears and then got over it. I probably could hang a larger picture behind the sofa but just opted for the little seasons painting we got in Germany many years ago.



If you know me you know I'm a cross stitcher and here is my Christmas cross stitch wall . That's my chair on the bottom right side where I go to town stitching.
 Here's a simple little arrangement sitting in a tray on the coffee table. Santa Claus is coming to town!
This is the other side of the room. I've never had two mantels before and it's kinda fun! As I've said, I did get rid of so much of my things - Christmasing things included so everything on the mantel is new, except the mantel clock, mirror and wreath!
 I made this a Santie mantel to please my grandbabies as I will poke them on the little sofa bed in here when they com. I've been stitching the Prairie Schooler yearly Santas. They've been putting out a yearly pattern since around 1989 so I have a few more to go!  :) I've hung the ones I've stitched, I have one more to add, on the garland
 Here's the little hearth. Old familiar things here. You can see right through to the living room. This is a nice feature of the fireplace.


I found these two trees and three Santies at Hobby Lobby just for the mantel. I poked in some picks and I was done. I added lights to the garland. Lights on...
 Lights off!
 Now on to Edra. She wouldn't fit anywhere else in this house so she sits here. She requested to be Christmased up also so I went to town.
 I've told you I got rid of my dollhouses and one day I was in JoAnn's and saw that little birdhouse and just had to have it since it looked like a little bitty dollhouse. I need to put a stained glass window in that hole. Wouldn't that look cute? It was perfect for my two little Tiny Tildas. I gave them a Christmas tree - they love it. An angel band came to play and I wish there was sound because then you could hear my Tiny Tildas singing Ave Maria accompanied by the angel band! It's glorious! :)
 They are just so musical and cute - all at the same time.
 Then I poked down these soft blue and white ceramic pieces. The little girl sitting by the fire playing and a bunch of Santies from all around the world. Edra is decked out and she loves her Christmas look.
Now you know what I'm going to say - Willow is my most precious little Christmas ornament in here. She and her curly little self want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little 

The Christmas Song

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots, with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you 
~ sung by Nat King Cole