Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Blessed and Merry Christmas!

As may remember our oldest son and his family are visiting for Christmas. Since we have plenty of snow here on the ground the grands are outside every day playing in it! I snapped a few photos today that I wanted to share with you. They all speak for themselves. Oh, and a couple of final Christmas vignettes too.

God Jul!


Creative Christmas Porches

I want to start my Creative Christmas Porches tour with a big welcome from my Christmas Tree salesman. He knows that he ought to be hibernating by now but he has insisted on staying awake until the trees are all sold and his photo shoot is over!

I have chosen to start with our back summer porch as it is the one that is most often used.

My door wreath is a winter gnome.

I also added a little gnome to my jingle bell wreath.

One last look at the back porch and then on to the front one….

Do you remember the sign my husband and I made here? I created it for our front porch. In years past I have often used my snow shoes and tartan plaids to decorate my porch. I still love plaids for winter décor.

So naturally I had to add a little plaid even if it is only a scarf!

Do you remember how I said I’d give my eye teeth on this post to see a live snow owl. I’m still hoping that it will happen someday. But until then I’ll just have to be happy with this wee one.

Thank you all for visiting my Creative Christmas post. Thank you to Jann at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen for inviting me to participate! This is the last installment to the series, but you can still link to any of the Creative Christmas Linky party sites listed below until Dec. 24th. If you have missed any of the parties now is your chance to catch up. 

Day 1-Art & Sand, Day2-Let’s Add Sprinkles, Day3-My Thrift Store Addiction, Day 4-Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen

Now on to today’s linky party where you are invited to share your Creative Christmas ideas.  

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Creating Christmas Day Four

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen

Today our Creating Crafts theme is over at Jann’s  blog Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen   . Her theme for today is Christmas crafts and cooking. I haven’t started my Christmas baking at all yet so I’m looking forward to see what Jann has for us! This is a link party too. You can link up at Jann’s blog  Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen .

My latest Christmas craft is a stocking hanger for the grandchildren’s stockings while they are here for the holidays.

You can see that I used four porcelain knobs that I picked up from a garage sale for hanging the stockings, but you can also use hooks if you prefer. I apologise for the rotten photos. It seems my camera is on the blink again!

I had to throw in a couple of cute photos just sent to me by my DIL!

Oh my goodness, doesn’t Ganon look like he is right out of a Charles Dickens novel?

This is my middle son and his family at the Christmas tree farm. That’s all for today friends. I will be back tomorrow with a Creating Christmas porch for you. If you missed any of the previous days you can view them still and until Dec. 24th. You don’t want to miss any of the Creating Christmas parties!

Day 1-Art and Sand, Day 2-Let’s Add Sprinkles, Day 3-My Thrift Store Addiction, Day4-Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen

Creating Christmas Party Tablescapes

My Thrift Store Addiction

Good Morning Ladies! Today’s Creative Christmas link party is being held over at My Thrift Store Addiction. Cecilia’s has put together such cheery tablescape and decor!

Don’t forget that this is a link party for you to participate in as well. If you have a tablescape you would like to share the link will be up at Cecilia’s  and all of the past Creating Christmas participates until December 24th.

give-away winner

Tomorrow we will be at Jann’s blog Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen with Christmas Crafting and Cooking. I know you want to get to the party, so off you go to Cecilia’s!

Give-Away Winner

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Drum roll please….My give-away winner is Linda at The Crafty Gardner . Congrats to Linda!

Todays Creating Christmas Link Party is taking place at Katie’s blog  Let’s Add Sprinkles. The theme for this second day is Christmas trees. I haven’t put up my Christmas tree yet so I’m going to be paying close attention to Katie’s tree decorating ideas!

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This Creative Christmas is a party for you to link up to also. Just go to the blog that is featured on each day and join. The party is open until Dec.24th. So keep checking back to see what new creative ideas have been added and keep adding yours if you’d like.

I’m out of town all day today, but when I get home I am heading right to  Let’s Add Sprinkles  to check out the link party and see Katie’s Christmas trees.

Have a Holly Jolly Day!


Creating Christmas Link Party Begins

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Good Morning Friends. Today is the day that the Creating Christmas Link Party begins! As I mentioned last week my blogging buddy, Jann, at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen is sponsoring our creative link party.

Art and Sand

We will begin our Christmas party with Carol over at Art and Sands with Christmas vignettes. Now if you’ve ever visited Carol’s blog you know that she has a true gift for display. I saw her sneak preview last week so I can’t wait to pop over  to view all of her Christmas vignettes today! Join me here.

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I haven’t done a lot of decorating yet since I’m waiting for when the grandchildren arrive next week to do most of it. But I have done a couple of holiday vignettes for my kitchen. Take a quick look at mine then hurry over to see Carol’s Christmas vignettes!

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creating Christmas link party begins

Tonight is the drawing for my Christmas give-away. Check it out and register for tonight’s drawing here.  Now I’m off to Carol’s.

Happy Monday!

Downton Abbey Movie and A Giveaway

downtown abbey movie and a give away

I’m back , ladies, to tell you about a Downton Abbey Movie and a give-away.

Is anyone else out there missing Downton Abbey right about now besides me? With the new year fast approaching I suddenly realised that this is going to be the first new year in six years that I can not look forward to a new season of Downton Abbey.

Oh my gosh, what’s a woman to do?

It sure didn’t help that last Sunday on PBS they had to remind me of how much I was going to miss it by airing a program titled, “I Miss Downton Abbey”. I enjoyed the show. There were several behind the scene out takes that I had not seen on the other Downton Abbey specials. The real icing on the cake was when Allen Leech (Tom Branson) hinted that there just might be the possibility of a Downton Abbey movie in the horizon. Can you believe it? Have you heard this already?

I quickly investigated and found that this is indeed the case. You can read the details for yourself here.  So who knows, possibly in 2018 we may all be catching up on all the happening at the Abbey. I hope so!

Now for my give-away. I have three items. A cute gnome pillow cover, a gnome decorative tea towel and a Christmas book. You can enter my drawing by leaving a comment, and if you haven’t already subscribed to my mailing list, I would really love it if you would do that too! You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but it is only open to those people living in Canada or the US due to the high shipping rates. Sorry… 

Here is a closer view of the pillow cover. The drawing will be on Monday, Dec.12th. So hurry to enter, my friends!