Monday, November 16, 2009

In The Holiday Spirit

I love the Olive Garden so we had to stop for a glass of wine. I rarely ever drink but is was nice to have some wine as we talked about stuff. I colored my hair after the photo since I was sporting too much grey. We all seemed to enjoy each others visit even more than in times past. I hated to see her go home, but the time I spend with the sister that lives here brought us closer together too.

I found this bowl at Ross stores for only 3 dollars. I love it. But I am ready to put it away and make room for more festive decorations.
So this weekend I took out one of my boxes of holiday decorations and began to pull stuff out. I just wanted something more cheery.
Here are a few of my favorite things for this time of year.


The little figurines in the next 2 photos were bought when my kids were young. I can't believe the Home Interior pieces are more than 20 years old. My kids loved these pieces.



One of my favorites is the Santa hanging over the fireplace. There is so much detail on the fireplace and the Santa. The piece is a Christopher Radko. The bears are cherished teddies.

I am starting my shopping this week and this puts me in more of a holiday spirit for shopping. Hope you enjoyed a few of my favorite pieces.
Hope you all have a great day.

15 comments:

Darla said...

Glad you enjoyed some time with your sister. You have some adorable favorite pieces!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

It's always good to have "girlie" time, especially with your sister.
Love the bowl, and what a bargain.
I'm ready to drag out all the Christmas decorations too, I'm still lighting halloween decorations around the house ;)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I'm getting excited to get the decorations out too. I loved the fall ones, but ready to put the pumpkins and scarecrows away. Your decorations are so cute. I bet your kids love the memories of the decorations as much as the actual decoration.
Sounds like you had a great time with you sister.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

I thrilled to find you again through Rachel's "A Romantic Porch". I lost you when my whold blog list on my sidebar disappeared.
How wonderful that you were able to spend some time with your sister. I adore my sisters and wish we lived closer to one another. Your Christmas decor is so cute. In fact, I am going to see if I can find a Snoopy like yours:-)

RainGardener said...

Becca sounds like you and your sis had a nice time together. Love your decorations and now you're getting me anxious to get mine out.

bennie and patsy said...

I am so not ready, but we did get Christmas out and waiting in the garage.
Patsy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great picture Becca of you and your sis.... You are putting me in a holiday spirit also--although with our schedule, I won't be able to decorate until the 1st of December.

Some of your little 'what-nots' look just exactly like some that I have --and have had for years and years...

Thanks for a great post!
Hugs,
Betsy

Bren said...

SO I have to ask my southern Garden friends - what do the GREENHOUSES in your area do in the winter months? I just kicked off my yearly HOLIDAY GREEN TOUR where I share what our greenhouses are doing for the Christmas season.

HOpe to hear from you soon dear friend down south!

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Star said...

How do you fit all these celebrations in so well, one after the other? I think Thanksgiving gets a bit mixed in with Christmas doesn't it? We don't have Thanksgiving over here in England (obviously). I love the idea of it. Happy thanksgiving to you'all.
Blessings, Star

Daisy said...

Becca, I enjoyed seeing your decorations. Very cheery. I love the Snoopy and Woodstock one. :D

Becca's Dirt said...

I have a strange commenter. This one has left a lot of comments my blog today. I don't like it that I cannot read the comment. Wierd.

BeautifulWreck said...

My friends are decorating my house this year for Christmas! I can't wait tho!

Joanne said...

Nice for you and your sister to catch up.Gosh all these posts with Christmas decorations I am really not at all ready for Christmas.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I would rather pass up the holidays..I must always force myself to participate..you have to drag all that stuff out..then pack it all away again. What fun..don't mind me I am just a stick in the mud today:)