Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Playing

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I thought I would show you my little Christmas breakfast room a little bit more up close and personal...
 I change out this little hutch almost as many times as I change my tiny shoes! :) Well, maybe not that often but you understand! :) This is one of my favorite play toys.

 I shared this snap in my Christmas home tour. You can see on the top my lit garland, the little couple - that's Mr. Precious and me! I'm the one with wings! :) Then I poked up a couple of these black spindly thingys - gotta love 'em.

 Here you can see where my little hutch's wall is in relation to the rest of my house. To the left you can see the door leading into my den and my little Duncan Phyfe table with my Christmas balls under cloches, then you can see the wainscoting of my entry and then the opening into the living room.

 Now we're getting to that up close and personal stuff! I placed a little white bowl atop of some red plates and poked the little bowl full of Santie ornaments! You have to be careful when you poke a little white bowl full of Santies because they are constantly comparing their lists and checking them twice! I tell you, this will keep you up at night with all that talking! :)

 Well, this Santie seems to have escaped the little white bowl, made it to another shelf and hopped into a cranberry glass bowl. Look at his face! He looks a bit confused! Comparing those lists will do it every time, I'm just sure of it!

Here's a little snow globe I've had for years with a Santie on his way. Now he doesn't look confused at all. In the fuzz behind him is another little snow globe with a little tiny snowman in it.

This is a wooden Santie who is hanging down from the lit garland. Now he looks very content. He knew better than to get mixed up in that bowl with the other competitive Santies! :) Just sayin'...

Here we have a little Mr. and Mrs. Claus votive holder. I just think they are as cute as pie, don't you?

 No fun is funner than placing my little faux Chloe Dawn in my happy Christmas hutch! Now don't y'all think I'm confused and in need of medication. I know this is probably a little Scottie, but this little doggy looks so much like Chloe Dawn! I just love it! She's so excited and waiting to hear if she's been naughty of nice from the Santies' lists.

 Now you all know my little tiny granddaughter, Carter, lives far away and won't get to be with us for Christmas. So...I've placed a substitute in her little high chair...Miss Bunny Foo Foo, all dressed up in her Christmas finery. She's cute, she's soft, but she can't say Gwa ( that means Gran in Cartertalk).

Bunny Foo Foo is all ready for me to read her a book. She's picked The 12 Days of Christmas. This book belonged to my daughter when she was a little girl. So I'll gran Bunny Foo Foo and bit and then I'll get on Skype and visit with little Carter! :)


Now this is off the subject, but I've been stubborn and have not wanted to switch over to the New Editor in blogger. I've just been content all of this time with the old version. Well, I've noticed in the past week when I click on your profile pages - things have changed a bit. Didn't think anything of it. 
Well, I went to set up a new post today and my old editor version had changed! I just couldn't work with it. Where did all my little buttons go? I was frustrated and was getting angry! I hate that! Then I went and looked at the New Editor and clicked on it and saved it. I was scared! I was so afraid. Then I realized I could upload a bunch of snaps at one time and then I could just click on the size I wanted and wouldn't have to go into the html and adjust the size myself. The New Editor seems so much easier to work with as a while back when I tried it, I had so much trouble with the spacing. I think they've worked it all out.
You're all probably laughing at me and thinking, this gal is so behind! Well, I guess I am. But I want you to know I've jumped on the New Editor band wagon now. Just sayin...

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Santa Baby

Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me
I've been an awful good girl
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Santa baby, an out-of-space convertible too, light blue
I'll wait up for you dear
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Think of all the fun I've missed
Think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed
Next year I could be oh so good
If you'd check off my Christmas list
Boo doo bee doo
Santa honey, I wanna yacht and really that's
Not a lot
I've been an angel all year
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Santa cutie, there's one thing I really do need, the deed
To a platinum mine
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Santa baby, I'm filling my stocking with a duplex, and checks
Sign your 'X' on the line
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Come and trim my Christmas tree
With some decorations bought at Tiffany's
I really do believe in you
Let's see if you believe in me
Boo doo bee doo
Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a ring
I don't mean a phone
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry down the chimney tonight.
Sung by Eartha Kitt


  1. What a sweet vignette you've created in your hutch! The fluffy bunny is so adorable in the high chair. So happy you always show us all parts of your lovely home!


  2. I so wish Carter could be with you this Christmas. They are so much fun this time of the year. My grands are coming this afternoon for a cookie making session. I'm along with you on the new editor stuff - I'm way behind. Now that you have done it, guess I'd better try it on my next post. Keep "Christmas Playing" - I love seeing all of your goodies! Sally

  3. Shelia,
    You're one brave lady! I'm still using the original version of Blogger! Your hutch is absolutely delightful, dear one! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with all of us!

  4. Your hutch is just to sweet for words. Love the Scottie all dressed for the season.. I know Shelia some of us just do change well. lol.. it took me a while and now I love the new tools.. hugs ~lynne~

  5. I love your hutch, Shelia, and it is always dressed beautifully for all occasions. Your song is one of my favorites :) xo

  6. Hi Sweet Sheila...Thanks so much for dropping by and commenting on Precious Lil Amelia's Love Auction post. I'll email you my mailing address - or you can use PayPal using my serendipitea email address - I think you might still have it. Just let me know if the PayPal will be better...

    I Love the hutch and how you have it changed out. Your little Scottie doggie is so precious. I love the highchair where you have the little bunny in it...I still like to play myself! ;) Merry CHRISTmas friend!

  7. Love your hutch and those ornaments are so pretty!

  8. Your hutch is so dang purdy all dressed up in your holiday dishes.
    my fav though is the lil scottie dog. ooooooo how I want one. maybe someday Santa will bring it.
    glad you got the new editor working without a problem..

    holiday hugs

  9. You can come play at my house anytime you would like! Your Christmas playing is gorgeous. I love your collection of Santas.

    Enjoy your weekend,

  10. Oh shelia I have trouble all the time. I want to do different things and don't know how to like change my header some ladies change it every season

    I got my new book from amazon Mary Englebreit that Richard Cottrell @ My Old Historic House was featured in ,it is a beautiful book all Christmas mantels and table settings, hutches etc

    I like your bunny in the high chair and of course your decorations are all so pretty

  11. Cute Christmas hutch! You have a lot of cute eye candy going on in it. Your dishes are pretty too.

  12. Your hutch is beautiful, great dishes and love the greenery on top. The bowl full of Santas is sweet!

  13. Love all the Santies (and Chloe Dawn) in your breakfast room hutch. I was scared of that new blogger thingie too at first, but once I got used to it, I'm liking it better. Change is so hard for us, isn't it :)


  14. Your Santa's are a happy bunch. The high chair cannot be empty and the bunny is filling it quite well. The hutch is definitely ready for next week. Happy Christmas ♥ Olive

  15. What a darling little pair you and Mr Precious make...and the little dog does look so much like your Chloe Dawn...YOU ARE ALL READY FOR CHRISTMAS. Trish

  16. Hi lovely lady.
    Your hutch is Beautiful all dress up for Christmas.. You have a lovely home love seeing all of your Treasures.
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  17. Shelia you play so well:) Your hutch looks beautiful with all your Christmas touches!! Have a wonderful weekend, Martina

  18. Shelia you play so well:) Your hutch looks beautiful with all your Christmas touches!! Have a wonderful weekend, Martina

  19. Hi Shelia!
    Your hutch and the Santies and the bunny and everything looks just amazing friend!
    I love reading you posts. You always make me giggle. I hope they are not comparing their lists! They will never get the toys made, right!?

    Ok... what is the New Editor thing you speak of???? Oh my! This job is keeping me from all the newest and latest blogging news!!!!

    Will have to go investigate.
    Thanks for the heads up, sweetie!


  20. I am so loving that hutch decked out for Christmas Sheila!
    It's so cheerful and fun and you've added so many sweet touches!
    So sorry you aren't getting baby Carter at your home this year. I won't see Calista either and I know its hard.
    Big hugs,

  21. I love your hutch! What fun changing it out! The sweet high chair with your fluffy friend is darling! Glad I stopped by. Enjoy the weekend!

  22. I just love hutches, and decorating them with pretty dishes and such. Yours looks wonderful!

  23. How I wish you could be with sweet Carter this year...but she is always in your heart! She is a doll baby!
    Your hutch is so pretty and filled chock full with Christmas delights!
    I love your bunny! So soft and sweet!
    Merry Christmas dear lady...wishing you a 2012 filled with joy!

  24. Your Christmas breakfast room is beautiful Shelia!

  25. Hi Shelia
    Yep it's laid back this year. The two places didn't add up to half the one place has the past several years. We both feel so much better this year. Not nearly as tired and worn out. We took our time and didn't do as much. Gave the kids a bunch of stuff too, so we won't be tempted next year.LOL

  26. Hi there..well, something is going on cause as I loaded the pictures for my post today, they wouldn't load in the order I had loaded them..drives me crazy too! I am still on the old one..I hate changes too. Love your pretties and that high chair! ;D

  27. Once again, everything looks so lovely, my dear Shelia. I like your cupboard that you have so much fun changing around. I understand completely, it's the same with my white cupboard in my kitchen.
    I love Bunny Foo Foo, she looks so sweet in the high chair reading an old Christmas book.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

  28. Hi Shelia,
    What wonderful Santa decor. My favorite is the group of Santas' on a string climbing up the side of the hutch, work!!
    We'd love to have you share with us, too. You are always welcome!
    Hugs and happiness,

  29. Love your hutch! The dishes are so cute and of course, I LOVE the gingham runner:)

  30. I love your Christmas hutch, Shelia! It's dressed to perfection ... love the ornaments in the bowl! Miss Bunny Foo Foo is too cute.

  31. I've just scrolled through all of your lovely Christmas posts. Your home looks so pretty for Christmas. I hope you enjoy this last week before the big day.

  32. just love having a hutch to play with. yours is so festive!

  33. Another beautifully wonderful post...I just LOVE your hutch, Shelia!! I think the dog looks like Chloe Dawn, too!! Precious!!

    Merry Christmas!!

  34. My favorites are the little Scottie and the Foo Foo Bunny!!
    Merry Christmas sweetie!

  35. Hi Miss Shelia, I love all of your Santies. The little dog is just too cute. I have not switched over too the new editor yet, I guess I'm stubborn, too.

  36. I love the hutch and all your accessories. That little scottie reminds me - I saw the cutest little scottie plaid plates in Homegoods last week and then I went back and they were gone!
    By the way, I am still using the original Blogger...I am totally clueless...Have a great week!

  37. Your hutch looks so pretty all dressed up for Christmas. And I love all of your Santas.....I didn't take mine out this year. Glass ornaments and little boys just don't mix....maybe next year!

  38. It's beautiful;, Shelia! I have no doubt that you are the one with wings!

    Thank you for sharing the season and your beautiful home at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

  39. When I returned to Blogger, I started with the "new interface" as they were calling it. I like it -- so much easier to use than the old one I ditched a couple of years ago. The best part is uploading a ton of photos at once.

    I love the bunny! She looks so cuddly.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  40. (I've been browsing your recent posts) I'm so glad you said what you did about the New Editor thingy on Blogger. I'm still using the old one too and scared to try anything new!! Maybe after Christmas I'll jump in, but still scared! I usually get my grandson to do that stuff for me, but he was here Thanksgiving and I forgot to ask him for help!!



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