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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Wishes to all for a happy, healthy 2008!! May each day be filled with many blessings and much success !! Hope to see you all in January!!
Grandma G

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas from My House to Yours!!



Can you feel the excitement in the air? Do you hear jingling bells around you? Are you anxiously awaiting the arrival of the jolly man in red suit at your house? If you answered yes to any, or all, of these questions......you know it's Christmas!! I sincerely hope each and every one of you have a wonderful, blessed Christmas full of fun, family and thankfulness for the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord!!

As promised here are pictures of my Christmas tree!! It is more of a memory tree than anything.....decorated with ornies collected during our 41 year marriage, gifts from friends and from precious family members who now spend their Christmases in heaven! Enjoy!! The bell in front of the Joy to the World sign, was given to me by my sweet brother, Geoff......one of those precious ones who spends Christmas with Jesus!

The cute little red and green elf was on a gift from my childhood.....thanks Mom!


Do you see the photos of the three cute little guys? Well, they are Drew, Mark and Nathan and they are the ones who call me Grandma G!! They now live in Oregon, so we won't see each other this Christmas.......I miss you boys!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL,
AND TO ALL A GOODNIGHT!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Photos of My Decorated Home.....Vol 2




MY KITCHEN SITTING ROOM.......antique stove next to kitchen tree!! I have collected Santas for about 35 years....have so many I can't put them all out anymore! You will see bits and pieces of the collection all over the house!! Corner shelf is to the left of stove; my Mom's china hutch, we painted it after I inherited it....my prize possession! The fireplace mantle and shelves also have many of my Santas......Santa's living room is on one end of the hearth!
His "fireplace" is a vintage tea towel!!
Some of the photos came out a little darker than I like.....we are having a dreary day today!
KITCHEN!
The bowl stand, made by Longaberger, is one of my favorite things in my kitchen....the photo is of my "grandsons"! The two shelves are on the left and right of my kitchen sink!
FRONT ENTRY HALL......The chair sits just inside the front doors......at Christmas, another Santa sits there to greet everyone! The table has my newest nativity, made by Demdaco, the Willow Tree set. My husband's gift to me last year and hopefully more pieces will be added this year.....hint, hint!!

LIVING ROOM......The piano sits in one corner next to the fireplace!! I love the 'Peace on Earth' runner on the mantle....More Santas on the living room cabinet......

The desk belonged to my Grandma, given to her at age 16! At Christmas, it has a book open with my Mom's glasses on top......just like she got up and left it that way....I miss you Mom!DINING ROOM.......I bought the buffet at an antique store a few years back. Not too many decorations here since I will be using it to serve on Christmas Eve!


BREAKFAST ROOM......shelf on the wall...Santa on the top shelf was mine at age 1 year....that makes it, ummmm, REALLY old!




FAMILY ROOM......at the bottom of the stairs leading to the family room, sits a vintage sewing machine cabinet. It belonged to my mother-in-law. A Lizzie High nativity sits on top....
This shelf is on the family room wall......

That's all for this time! One last photo for later this week......Our Tree!! All the photos should be clickable so if you want to see a larger image....click away! Comments are welcome and encouraged!! Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 10, 2007

PHOTOS OF MY DECORATED HOME.....


Okay, so if I had my way, I would decorate for the holidays in pink and all colors pastel.....but my family is NOT crazy about that idea so we decorate in the traditional red and green of Christmas! Here are a few photos for you to see.....more will follow in the coming days!!

The first pictures are of the small tree in my kitchen sitting area. It sits on a wicker table, has a vintage tablecloth under it, a stuffed gingerbread man at the base and is decorated with "kitchen-y" things!! Some are purchased Hallmark ornies, some Longaberger basket tie-ons, some came directly from my kitchen drawers or were inherited plus there are vintage crocheted pot holders in red and white!!








The next photos were taken in the breakfast room. I have a 1930's vintage stove in the corner and love to change the display on top throughout the year. This, too, is decorated in red and green!










In the other corner to the left of the stove is the breakfast room tree.....very simply decorated with lights, pine cones, snow and a tiny red berry garland!! Hope you have enjoyed these few photos......see you next time!! ** You can click on the photos to enlarge them!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

CHRISTMAS SALE!!!


ALL items in Grandma G's Holiday Hutch category are on SALE!! Discounts of at least
10%......some discounted up to 30%!! More items to be added and all will be listed at a discount!! Don't forget to check the other categories for more wonderful items......
great gifts!!**Santa came to Grandma G's and posted Christmas stars** on many of the items throughout the site.....find those stars** in the item title and you will discover great prices on wonderful treasures!!
****THE JANUARY/FEBRUARY ISSUE OF VICTORIA IS AVAILABLE NOW!****

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I AM SO EXCITED I MAY BURST!!

As a Make Mine Pink member I participated in a wonderful opportunity to contribute to their Annual Angel Tree Project! MMP members donated specific gifts, gift certificates, or the funds to purchase those items for a family in need. Nothing says Christmas like giving!!

As an incentive to donate, there were two drawings for MMP members to win either a spectacular, humongous gift basket filled to the brim with every imaginably, wonderful, girly, and pink items you can think of.....won by my MMP sister, Susie! Congratulations, Susie! I know you will have fun opening that package!!

The second drawing was for a coveted Make Mine Pink Little Pink Boutique for 2008! This fabo gift was won by ME!!! Oh, my goodness, I am so excited......Grandma G will have one of the cute pink boutiques and be seen in national advertising!! I LOVE MAKE MINE PINK and I LOVE ALL MY PINK SISTERS, TOO!!

The most important part of this, of course, is the giving to a special family. I know they will be having a wonderful Christmas and I am so honored to have had a part in that!

The fun never ends at MMP.....
Click this link to learn how you can play BINGO BLITZ.....and win prizes!!
Go to the MMP Blog to participate in the MMP Cookie Exchange!!
The MMP Christmas Extravaganza continues through Sunday, December 9th!! Many shops are participating by giving discounts at their boutiques, having drawings and give-aways!!

Here's where to find out how to become a Make Mine Pink member and never miss out on all the fun!

I will be back in a few days to post some photos of my own Christmas decorating!