Thank you for all your kind words and thoughts for Mr. Kitty! I'll keep you posted on how he's doing.
This week I've gone from nothing done to just about everything done - presents are bought and the house is decorated. How about a little tour of the living room/dining room? If you've been reading my blog for a while, you've seen most of these decorations but every year I add a few little things that make me happy!
Are you surprised to see pink and roses?! :) The little bear on the Noel box is a new Wendy Addison creation from Tinsel Trading Company.
I'm using the vintage felt card holder that I found at the Bargain Barn last year to hold the Christmas cards that have arrived so far. (By the way, I'm holding off on sending Christmas cards this year until I get a family picture since everyone will be home soon, so my cards will be post-Christmas cards.)
Love my bottle brush trees - I added the red one in the back right corner from Smitten in Fredericksburg, Texas, to the collection this year - and the tiny Eiffel Tower snowglobe from Anthropologie. You've seen the little Citroen car that I got at the Vanves flea market in Paris last April.
A early Christmas, birthday, Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, etc. present just arrived yesterday - a new camera to replace my Nikon D90 DSLR which is a "dinosaur". It works well, but because it's so heavy I don't usually carry it around with me. All these pictures were taken on the manual setting of my new camera - a Fuji XE2 - I think the focus is amazing and just what I was hoping for. I have a lot to learn, so I'm happy that my two photographer sons will be home soon to help me.
I'm sharing the next two photos because I think the focus is interesting - in the first one I focused on the Statue of Liberty and in the second I focused on the mouse (a Charlotte Lyons creation.) Kind of an interesting perspective, I think. The change in the focus point changes the story the vignette tells, don't you think?
I love these Bargain Barn birdies! The army guy Legos are still where I placed them when Brandon went to Iraq.
This is the white zone...
My stuffed snowman collection adorns the mantle - most are from the "craft show days" from years ago but I still love them.
My parents have a way of finding the craziest stuffed animals that sing or dance or do something silly and gift them to the grandkids each year. This Christmas frog has come to stay with us. He croaks out a carol or two.
I love the depth of field on this picture... and the sentiment.
AND the tree is up and decorated!
and Mr. Kitty has his favorite place back where he likes to sleep - under the tree! I was happy to see him up and around during the day for the first time this week.
That's home! I wish I could have you all over sometime!
Thank you for reading - for letting me share my little treasures - and take a moment to say thank you for the best GIFT of all - the Savior is born!