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Christmas Joy & Hometalk Live

Hello friends!
Well, I am just beside myself with Christmas joy and anticipation of my first Hometalk live DIY tutorial.
You know me and my Christmas happiness, the music, lights and magic.
Simple abundance and gratitude are my guides for maneuvering through life and Christmas is such a perfect time to practice both of those mindsets.
So, today I am saying thank you to you!
You have made this past year fantastic!
You have loved me, accepted me and have given me such joy and encouragement that here I am just about to make my first live video with Hometalk.
Did I just say a live video...
The house is decorated, a few of the presents wrapped.
I have made brownies, cooked pasta, laughed like a child and loved on those that have taken the time to surround me.
I have done my share of reminiscing of those that have gone on before me and held them close to my heart.
I am thankful.

A few packages wrapped just waiting to be loaded into Santa's sleigh.


Candles that burn with the glow of hope and salvation.


A white and feathery winged Angel adorns the top of the traditional red Christmas Tree.

The home fires burn with a gentle glow as our Texas temperature dip below freezing.
Oh yes, we have been waiting for those cooler temps.
The clouds have hovered all day long, but just prior to sunset the sun suddenly comes alive and casts a beautiful afternoon glow in our family room.
I always have a Christmas village set up somewhere, I love them.
Do you??
Sometimes it is snow-babies and sometimes it is this sweet Christmas village that I purchased ions ago from the Dollar General in Tueplo Mississippi.
I remember buying an entire village for each one of my oldest kids too. 
These are timeless keepsakes...

I will always enjoy a Traditional Red Christmas.

It would do my heart good to know that you are out there somewhere!
So if you could please join Hometalk and I for my live DIY and the chance to win a Hometalk Tote on Monday December 12th I'd be ever so thrilled.
You can even comment to let me know that you are there...smiles...I would love that you know.
Thank you again for dropping by!
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Fashion Friday-Valentine's Day

Fashion Friday just happens to fall on Valentine's Day

so, naturally we must dress accordingly

or at least dream and have a little fun.

Picture perfect table setting, dancing shoes and hearts.

Such feminine sweetness.

Perfectly red, perfectly girly and perfectly yummy cake...

Snow, no problem just add a red umbrella to your wardrobe...

White roses, kisses, heels and hearts

"Love is the only answer to every question.  It is the only thing

that will serve you in every situation.  It is the route and the

destination.  It is medication and liberation..."

 ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru~

Happy Valentines Day My Dear Friends, wishing you true joy

and much love always~

Traditional Christmas Home Tour

Welcome friends, so great to have you join me. I have a cozy 

fire burning, Christmas music playing, cookies are baking and the 

Tea is almost ready, so come on in!  I am delighted to be able to 

share my Tis The Season Christmas Home with you.

This is the first day of our Tis The Season Blog Tour, Chris from 

The Cafe Sucre Farine and I will be your hosts.  There is more   

inspiration waiting for you throughout the week, links are included 

at the end of this post.

I have enjoyed working with the theme of Tis The Season.  In our 

home Tis The Season represents embracing traditions and using 

treasured collections from the past.  When you enter our home you

will see this sweet little antique secretary desk.  

I found this little secretary in a whimsical shop eons ago and just 

recently gave her a fresh coat of french grey paint which 

has made this little desk shine.    

I have displayed my Hummel collection in this desk for our 

traditional Christmas theme this year.  This dear little collection has

been handed down throughout the generations and added to by 

family members.  

My Husband and I have  reached a place in our lives where we 

feel blessed to have the opportunity to help create joyful memories 

for the young and tender hearts in our family while guarding the 

hearts and souls of a gentle and older generation.

In our home red and gold are traditional colors for Christmas, it 

seems to me this combination of colors creates such warmth and 

comfort.   I love to sit in our cozy living room and read, especially 

in the evenings.  

Decorating the formal mantel is both challenging and enjoyable.  It 

is a large and slender mantle so many decorations are either too 

small or too big.  However, this year I found some darling red and 

gold ornaments at the Dollar Tree, they are just nearly perfect for 

tucking in among the flocked garland.

It has been many, many years since we have had a live Christmas

Tree and we are so enjoying the fragrance.  Standing next to our

tree is Ross, our faithful tin nutcracker.  He is about two feet tall

and is becoming a fun friend to our grandchildren.  

I enjoy sharing the timeless stories of days gone by with our family. 

I have bundled a few of them up and tied them with red satin 


I just know you will be so familiar with them.  Hans Brinker or The

Silver Skates, Little Women and Jane Eyre are the selections which

I chose from our bookshelves.  This magnifying glass is the real

deal-officially a treasure from the past, even the grandchildren use it.

I have been anxiously waiting to incorporate this primitive bread 

bowl into my Christmas decor. This is the one which I found in 

Oklahoma City about a month ago.

These little glittery gold buckets, poinsettias, garland and candles are

creating just the right amount of warmth and welcoming glow.

I always enjoy decorating my Grandmother's antique hutch, it dates 

back to the late 1800's.  Whenever I decorate it I am always amazed 

at the workmanship and it's durability.  It has withstood several 

cross country moves.  I have painted the inside pale cream as an 

accent for my china and collectibles.

Inside my antique hutch you will see a combination of China and 

crystal from three generations, along with Christmas Fitz and Floyd 

collectibles.  This year I will be using this decorative Twas The 

Night Before Christmas pot to serve the grandchildren hot cocoa. I

think this will be much fun for them and me.

The dining room table is set with traditional red brocade place mats, 

cherished Christmas plates and candles.

Christmas treasures of the past on my dining room table, always 

make me smile.

Our family room is a combination of Traditional and playful.  I am

sharing just a few photos today, more will follow later in the week.

Rather than use a wreath for these antlers I used garland and added 

some berries and clip on poinsettias.

One of my favorite things to bring out of the Christmas boxes are 

the snowmen.  Some of them are thirty years old and others more 

youthful, I love them all the same. And please Be Good For 

Goodness Sake!

Thank you for joining me, I hope you enjoyed our time together as

much as I enjoyed sharing some of our Traditional Christmas with 

you.  Wishing each one of you a joyous heart and the Merriest of


For more of Tis The Season please follow these links, all of these

Ladies have been working very hard to bring you joy and inspiration!

Monday December 9th

At Home With Jemma
The Cafe Sucre Farine

Tuesday December 10th
Poppy View

Wednesday December 11th
Home and Lifestyle Design
Red Rose Alley

Thursday December 12th
Comfy House
Cozy Little House

Friday December 13th
The Refeathered Roost

Saturday December 14th
The Dedicated House
Across the Way

Please Join Me~

The Charm of Home

No Minimalist Here

Ivy and Elephants

Savvy Southern Style

Jennifer Rizzo

A Stroll Thru Life