Friday Favorites #353

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Happy Holidays

Oh, Come let us adore him


Oh, come let us adore him


Oh, Come let us adore him


Christ the Lord!


Seasons Greetings from Amy, my hero and, of course, a very excited Princess!

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There is nothing like a bit of plaid to make the holidays that much more cozy and comfy.  I am quite mad about plaid! It is the perfect way transition from holiday to winter.  Check out my selection this week..especially if you are also mad about the plaid!Enjoy your holidays, may they all be Merry and Bright! photo Friday Favorites Banner 2.jpg

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Everywhere you go


Take a look in the five and ten glistening once again

With candy canes and silver lanes aglow

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Toys in every store


But the prettiest sight to see, is the holly that will be

On your own front door


And a little glimpse into Christmas past…two years ago we met our Princess and she became ours officially!


Are you ready for the big day?
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Can you feel that excitement?   Christmas is in the air. I love all the unique traditions, old and new, that were reflected in last week’s party.  When I saw the beautiful quilt that Gluesticks linked my heart stopped a little.  What is it about a quilt that brings to mind cozy memories of the past? I am always glad to meet another quilt lover.

Time to relax and enjoy the festivities!

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Must be Santa!

I love Santa and every year a highlight of my decorating is the arrangement of the many unique versions I have of the Jolly Old Elf.  I have Santas from far and wide… traditional and some a bit strange. There was a tense moment this year when we thought the Princess’ fear of the man in the flesh would transfer to my smaller, non-living collection.  It was to great relief that she has chosen to ignore them with barely a sideways glance when she passes them! 

  I have picked out a few of my favorites this week to feature with more to come in the next few weeks!


Santas from around the world proudly pose on the stairs. Our Chinese Santa is quite special to us.


Friendly Santas on a rain drum from Thailand greet you on the porch


Special Santas have a place of honor on our mantel.  Our Swedish Santa, kokeshi Santa and iron nail Santa were picked out on journeys around the world. The beautiful red vintage Santa was made by my favorite folk artist Kim Sweet.  Her work is getting harder to find and I am so thankful to have a few of her lovely Santas in my home.


Two more Santas from Kim Sweet in our bedroom.  I just love how she crafts the faces with so much character.   


A buoy Santa from Maine was purchased on our honeymoon. A carved German Santa and another Kim Sweet doll keep him company.  


Waiting for Santa to arrive on a fire truck was a bit scary but the Princess felt safe up on her hero’s shoulders!

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Christmas has arrived in my house! I love my home decked out in glory…sometimes the process to get it there can be less than stress free.  How do you handle those less than storybook moments? One of my favorite things to display during the holidays is my collection of Santas. There was a little peek this week on my blog, but this weekend will be all about that jolly old elf.  Maybe that is why I was so drawn to the Santa chairs at Penny’s Vintage home.  Enjoy the features this week!img_0781A Santa preview! photo Friday Favorites Banner 2.jpg

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