Friday, December 19, 2008

More Christmas pics and the ice storm

This morning we are in the middle of an ice storm. I tryed to get better pics but I was slipping everywhere but I think you can get the idea.

I have a collection of Nativity sets but for the last couple of years I have only had this one out. I just don't have the room to put them all out so this year I have decided that when I put my Christmas stuff away I am going to put the Nativity sets out on the mantle for the winter...ya know it did take two years for the kings to get to Jesus so I think a few months on the mantle will be okay!!

I meant to fill this collection box with bottlebrush trees but when I didn't have enough I added the little santa collection that I found at a garage sale about 3 years ago. I think they are so cute and I can't believe that she was selling them for next to nothing.

This is the window that hangs behind my sofa in the living room. My sister found three of them in a house she bought and generously gave me one of them. I try to hang something different each season but for now I have a large wreath with more vintage ornaments on it. It was difficult to get a close-up and still get the entire window.
I have stocking stuffers that I need to pick up but I have been waiting until next week when I figure the prices will be at the lowest before venturing out to the mall.
We are having my hubby's side of the family for Christmas (in our home) on Sunday so today I will have the girls sweep and dust and then I will get a few groceries. I am hoping all this ice is gone but after lunch...otherwise my plans will be moved to tomorrow.
Enjoy your holiday weekend and safe travel. Until then be blessed.


BittersweetPunkin said...

I collect bottle brush trees too...LOVE that old nice!

I have to get stocking stuffers too...we are supposed to be getting more snow so I guess it's a good thing we can walk to our nearest drug and grocery store if we need to!


Screen Door said...

Catching up on weblogs-- love your decorations. If I had one of your windows I'd put quilt blocks in them... love the wreath in yours...

Farmchick said...

L-O-V-E the old window with the wreath...I have a few windows and doors that I need to work on and get set out in my house somewhere!

Meggie said...

Hope the ice storm didn't affect you too badly, Dianntha. We missed it here in PA. But I know lots of our neighbors lost power. Hope that wasn't you.

Shellmo said...

I love that collection box - you have it arranged beautifully!

Linda said...

Your shadow box is found some sweet Santa's and I love your bottle brush trees...I collect them also and they are really getting hard to find. What a neat idea for your old window....I like the idea of changing it out for the different seasons. Hugs, Linda

countrychicken said...

Your pictures look like mine and I assume from your Ohio Farm Girl name you are in the state that I'm from. I live in Medina, Ohio. By noon our ice melted and everything was water and rain. Today is wind and cold. I hope this all ends soon. I'm tired of it already.

Mandie said...

Happy Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday and bright new year!