Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!

Our tree nestled into the corner of Acorn Cottage. I love laying on the couch with a blanket and something hot to drink and gaze at the lights and ornaments each and every night.
This is a German Smoker my husband brought home for me from his trip to Germany. If you have never seen one before, they open up and you put a small incent cone inside and light it. The "smoke" come out of the Toy Makers mouth and it looks like he is really smoking his pipe!

There is no room for anymore gifts! Each year I say I am going to be conservative, and something happens....and I keep finding things that I can't resist. It isn't until the morning of Christmas when I realize I went overboard. What can I say...I love spoiling my family!

One of my most precious decorations of all times. My elves that climb their ladder to help decorate the tree. They are just the cutest thing in the world!
Well, I have approximately one hour until the daughter arrives home from college and then chaos will ensue. No doubt more shopping for last minute items and then baking, baking, baking.
I can't wait!!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful CHRISTMAS. May there be much joy and laughter in your homes. Lots of hugs and kisses ( you did remember the mistletoe didn't you????). Some quiet time to reflect on the reason for the season, and memories to last a lifetime! You are all very dear to me and I am so thankful for the friendships I've made. God Bless and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!


Gayle (GardenofDaisies) said...

The little elves climbing up the ladder to decorate the tree is very cute!

Cathy said...

Your home is so festive and lovely, Nancy. I'm with you, I enjoy just sitting and looking at my tree. It's really magical.

Happiest holiday wishes and Christmas blessings to you and your family.

Carol J. said...

Lovin' your tree Nancy! And yay for children coming home from college...they fill the house up with vibrant energy! Enjoy!

Country Dreaming said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and
the family. Enjoy the day and tell everyone Hi for us. We'll see you New Year's Eve!!!


Suz said...

Beautiful home for Christmas..love that elves ladder!
Merry Christmas and I will remember the reason

BECKY said...

Hi Nanc! Your tree is lovely gal and those elves are too cute!! I am powering down and beginning my baking and all the other stuff I LOVE to do!! Such fun!!

I sure hope your Christmas is filled with all of God's very best for you and your fam!! May He fill your home with love, joy and peace, sweet friend!!
Love and Merry Wishes!!

Martha said...

Merry Christmas Nancy -- lovely tree!

I hope you and Dan the Man and the rest of your family have the merriest of Christmases!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Your tree is wonderful -- and I'd be right next to you on the sofa, admiring it also. I LOVE to gaze at Christmas trees.

Enjoy your daughter's visit home -- those visits are so precious! I've got both my girls home for the holiday; it's lovely.

Have a blessed Christmas, and a happy, healthy New Year.

All best wishes, from Cass and family at That Old House!

Leslie said...

everything looks beautiful! I hope you had a magical christmas

Beverly said...

Beautiful tree and cute little elves. I've never seen anything like those. I know what you mean about the gifts. I wrap all at the same time and sometimes have things I forgot I bought. I always say I am cutting back and this year I did, but still more than will fit under the tree.
I too, like to sit with Christmas music playing and just the Christmas lights on and enjoy the beauty and peace of it all.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Happy Holidays to you Ms "Acorn Cottage." I love your tree and all of your pretty colorful decorations! Makes me smile...big! :)

Michelle said...

I have pixies but no ladder! What an adorable decoration! Did you get them together or come up with that idea on your own? I LOVE IT! Your presents under the tree look like our house (glad to know we're not the only family that goes crazy!)

The picture of you and your daughter is so pretty too!