Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas time is here

Good afternoon!  I would love to share some of the Christmas items in my home, I have enjoy looking at everyone wonderful home this year.  The wonderful thing about a blog is that you find out that there are lots of people out there that enjoy the same things you do!  The number one item we have in common is family.  Every blog I read loves their family, and the good times, and the memories that are being made.  It is so much fun to look and read how everyday people decoration, celebrate the seasons, cooking that brings everyone to the table, and remembering those who we lost.  We live in a very blessed country, and need to keep the simply things in life important.  I have been blessed with some of my mother linens (some are hanging up on my quilt rack), the Christmas beaded ornaments that my Dad made, the old ornaments from when I was a kid, and some that belonged to my Grandparents.  Some are over 60 years old, not very shinning anymore, but they are the glue that holds the past to the future.  Share the stories of your childhood with your kids and grand kids,  

Please note that this year I have a red, white, and blue tree up for my son and daughter in law who are in Afghanistan and will not be home for Christmas.  The tree will be up till they come home, and we can do Christmas all over again.  It looks like it will be Christmas in July, for real.  Maybe I can add some 4th of July items to the tree and no one will know!!!!!  Please enjoy my living room and front door today.  Tomorrow I will show off another room!  Thank you for taking the time to read this blog!

My Grandmothers old sewing machine, with a mirror my mother in law was going to throw out. The silver on the mirror need some work, but I love the way it looks.

Both pieces work well together!

  Looking into the living room dinning area.

  I love Christmas trees and lights!  Old ornaments that we have collected over our long marriage, some my dad made, sister, and I.  No one will have the same thing, plus we purchase a Hallmark ornament each year for the tree.  We have been married so long that they could have their own tree.

Some of the ornaments from our military tree.

Some of the old ornaments from my childhood, and from my grandparents.  The picture on the left has them piled up in a old punch bowl, and the group on the right are on a silver tray that I found for $3.00 at Goodwill.  This tray is dived into three sections, for meat and vegetables

Thank you for stopping by!  Please come again!




Rose, I enjoyed the visit to your home! :)
Pretty pretty ornaments.

Carol said...

Wonderful idea for the red, white and blue Christmas tree. That'll be great when they come home. I envy you Rose for all your family history and heirloom Christmas decorations. I'm so glad you had and have a wonderful loving family. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Love, Carol

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Ornaments are like "placeholders" in our life. They take us back to the giver or a certain place in time. I love them! Thanks for sharing!