Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

IT'S A BLUE CHRISTMAS AROUND HERE THIS YEAR

As most of you know I de-cluttered to 
downsize and get ready to move
this past summer.

That means that about 2/3 of my 
CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
are stored in a warehouse a few miles from here.

At least I grabbed a few boxes and 
I was NOT BLUE to find 
THE BLUE BOX!

This was a gift from my friend, Donna R.
several years ago.
I just added a blue & white glass ball
to 'theme him up' a bit.
I split most of my Santa collection up
between my kids-but I couldn't bear
to part with him.

I have a blue, white & silver tree.
Lots of baubles on that baby!

Just a sweet bow topper-
uh-oh- I see a couple of green wires!

A gifted angel-
Icicles-
A bowl of ornaments with a strand of lights in it...
After I left Kris's party here
I drove down to see my daughter, Mimi, 
in Indiana.

Watching THIS would chase away the 
BLUES in ANY HOUSE!
Our little BrightEyes loves
decorating the 
CHILDREN'S TREE!
Where the kids can move ornaments at will...
and she often does!
And- like any good little
WISCONSIN BORN CHILD
she is wearing her 
GREEN BAY PACKER OUTFIT
to 'work' in.

Now- if you MISSED my Instagram post
this is what she looked like at the mall!
OH! LOOK!  I SEE SANTA!!!
She is wearing the coat her mama wore
as a toddler!

I have lots more 
CHRISTMAS 
to show you in the next few days.
Huh? What?
Okay then- Quit whining-
I will get right on that!
Hope YOU ALL have a great day!
your photo name

78 comments:

  1. Love that tree!! (And sweet bright eyes.)

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  2. First of all, your tree is gorgeous! Second...that picture of your granddaughter is priceless!! I love it!

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  3. Gorgeous tree, friend! I love the blue, white and silver! And, my goodness, could she be any cuter?! Look forward to seeing more. Happy Holidays!

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  4. Diana, It probably felt great to put some decorations out that you really love. Your little girl is so darn cute. I love her "I see Santa" face. Your tree is beautiful. I pray for your family to get to enjoy some gatherings around it. Blessings to you today, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Oh my goodness, that last picture is a keeper for sure. I LOVE it! And the one of Bright Eyes with the tree is just precious. Your blue, white and silver theme is great. So pretty! Hope you are having fun getting ready for Christmas.

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  6. Hi Diana! Oh, your tree is gorgeous and I'm smiling all over the place at that last snaps of little Bright Eyes! She's aorable.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  7. with such a gorgeous Christmas tree you don't need many other decorations! Lovely Santa too. And your little Wisconsin born girl is beyond sweet and adorable {heart}

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  8. she looks like a Gerber baby!!!!! so precious. and I love your blue tree....very chick!!

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  9. What a cutie in her mama's coat! The look on her face is what Christmas is all about.

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  10. How beautiful....I adore blue at Christmas. Diana...your tree is stunning! And...little BrightEyes...is THE most adorable child ever!

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  11. It's all beautiful, Diana, but i keep hearing Elvis singing! Darling little Bright Eyes. Great idea that the kids have their own tree. And that last pic of her really looks like a Norman Rockwell. Just darling!! Have a wonderful Wednesday. xo

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  12. Oh good! Love Christmas decor! I like the way you changed up Santa a little bit...such a simple thing to do and you've sparked a thought for me, which is not easy for this old gal. And what a darling coat your little granddaughter is modeling. It has stood the test of thime that coat! Love the excitement on her face. You have done a wonderful job of downsizing without sacrificing style in the least.

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  13. Your tree is a vision of beauty and your granddaughter looks like the most beautiful gift of all.

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  14. Your tree is beautiful, looks like a winter wonderland. Your Grandaughter is adorable and that coat! I just want to pick her up and squeeze her.

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  15. BrightEyes looks like a china doll, so pretty! I love your Christmas tree!

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  16. Don't be so blue.....
    Looks like a wintry wonderland. xoxo

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  17. Beautiful, and Bright Eyes is a wonder.

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  18. Your tree is gorgeous! I love blue, silver, and white for Christmas because it reminds me of ice and snow....a winter wonderland that we rarely see here in Central Alabama.

    Bright Eyes is very busy and animated!

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  19. I love your blue theme and that tree is gorgeous! Bright Eyes is just a doll!
    My boys still over decorate the bottom of the tree! Oh the memories... ;)

    I hope you have a delightful week!

    Hugs to you,
    Amy

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  20. Your tree is beautiful! And so it the sweet little one.

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  21. That pic of your sweet granddaughter looking at Santa should be on a Christmas card. Your decorations look beautiful and your home looks heavenly. Have a great week, Diana.

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  22. I missed that picture, oh my, cutest picture ever. Love the coat. Her expression is priceless. You look like you have some beautiful decorations. Last year I hadn't found my decorations. I liked the simple better. Too much out so far here. I need to find a happy medium. That's the goal today.
    So fun for you to combine two great visits. You need some special times after the year you have had.
    Hugs my friend.

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  23. I LOVE the idea of having a children's tree that they can decorate and play with! The party at Kris's house looked like so much fun ....would loved to have been there. Your blue tree and Santa are gorgeous....can't wait to see more...hugs...

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  24. You always entertain us with your post. Your decorations are so pretty, but little miss Bright Eyes is the highlight of your show.

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  25. Your decorations and tree are beautiful and your granddaughter is such a cutie! This is such a great time of the year for the little ones. (And the big ones too! I still get excited about decorating!)

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  26. Diana, I love the blue and silver. Your tree looks spectacular. Love seeing little Bright Eyes. She is so adorable. Merry Christmas to you and yours. xo

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  27. Good morning! Your tree is beautiful, Diana. I haven't even found the ornaments that I want- I hope they didn't get taken to storage, I'll never find them.
    Little Anna in Mindy's coat is the cutest thing! She is so adorable, honestly I can barely stand it. LOL I bet she does move ornaments on the tree...a girl has to have them placed just so.
    Have a good day and stay warm!
    xoxo, T.

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  28. Your decorations are elegant! Your granddaughter's expression - PRICELESS! Bring on the photos - love them. How is John doing by the way?

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  29. Bright Eyes is just adorable in her mama's coat! Your decorations are lovely and I always enjoy a little blue at Christmas time.

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  30. Beautiful tree Diana. My tree is patriotic this year...red, white and blue...need to get some flags yet. I love your little "Bright Eye's" her expressions are adorable.

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  31. Oh Diana, your blue Christmas décor is simply breathtaking! I have always decorated with the traditional green and red but seeing your beautiful blue and silver makes me wonder about changing it up one day. What a precious darling she is re-arranging the ornaments on the tree...such a great idea for anyone with a little one! Now I can't get Elvis's "Blue Christmas" out of my head!! :)

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  32. Bright Eye's look is adorable! I love when they're that age that they're so excited about seeing the big guy!

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  33. Diana, your little bright eyes is just the sweetest child! I adore her lovely outfit worn by her Mama. Those eyes would melt anyone's heart.
    Your tree is lovely- I adore the blue. I also love the blue toile lampshade in the first photo. Merry decorating, my friend. xo ♥

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  34. Love love love your pretty tree. Looks gorgeous. Little Bright Eyes is adorable and love that you have that sweet coat from her mommy for her to wear. Sooo sweet. Love the Willow Tree Angel ornament that was gifted to you. I have not seen that one. It is adorable. Have a great rest of the week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  35. Now those kind of blues are the kind to have! Love it all, but especially that look on Bright Eyes face, so darling! It is hard when things are all packed away, but you have made the best of it, your tree is gorgeous! Hugs to you today :)

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  36. I think some TV advertiser would LOVE to have that photo of BrightEyes for a commercial! Love your tree!
    Brenda

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  37. Oh that photo would make a darling Christmas card!!! The tree is gorgeous..blue, silver and white...that's what my daughter is doing on one of her trees this year too!! I just brought over a bunch of my old blue and white ornaments for her to have (yeah...another few boxes gone!!!)...:)JP

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  38. Love you Di! Gorgeous tree & granddaughter! Glad you had a little traveling fun! Xo

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  39. Oooo, everything looks so pretty around your house, Diana. I'm lovin' that blue and white Christmas tree. Still have to get mine this week. :) The bowl of ornaments is simple and elegant. And I love that white Santa. I just bought a white fairy, and it was kind of expensive, but sometimes we have to treat ourselves. Oh, doesn't Bright Eyes look so cute in this picture, and I can't believe she is wearing the coat her mama wore when she was little. That's so special. Love that mint color - she looks like a sweet pistachio ice cream cone haha.

    love, ~Sheri

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  40. I love your tree and that Santa! Don't you just want to kiss those little pink cheeks?

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  41. I can't imagine anything being "blue" around you. Looks beautiful Diana. Almost put me in the Christmas spirit. Have a good visit!

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  42. I love your blue Christmas, Diana. It's so calm and peaceful-looking. (I'm kinda drooling over your blue toile lampshade, too.) How sweet Blue Eyes is both in her Packers outfit and in her Mama's coat. That mint green is a great color for her. Enjoy your decorating time. xo

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  43. Oh my goodness, Anna Ireland is the most precious child! Her expressions are so priceless. No one could feel "blue" when they are around you. Love all your blue and sparkly decor. xoxo

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  44. I love your tree!

    Little Miss Bright Eyes is so adorable!

    Happy Christmas Holidays ~ FlowerLady

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  45. Love, love blue and white for Christmas! Your Santa is fabulous. I have a whole Santa collection and I can't bear to part with any of them yet. I love that mint green coat on cutie Bright Eyes! It is vintage!

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  46. Your tree is gorgeous, as well as your santa, and the cutest granddaughter! Stay warm girl. Sheila

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  47. Beautiful. Sweet baby girl. (And so is the tree.)

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  48. Oh Diana, your photos are beautiful. And Bright Eyes seeing Santa? Precious and priceless. :) Happy decorating

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  49. Love your blues and that Santa is wonderful. Now that little girl? She is just way too cute!! That last picture is priceless!

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  50. Your blues are stunning! Gorgeous Christmas tree, Diana.
    I love your idea with the lights mixed in with the balls, quite pretty.
    My mother used to sell Sanata's made of wax that looked like your Santa. She owned a collectables and fine toy Shoppe.
    Your Bright Eyes is precious!
    Thank you for sharing your beauty with us.

    Blessings~~

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  51. Your blues are stunning! Gorgeous Christmas tree, Diana.
    I love your idea with the lights mixed in with the balls, quite pretty.
    My mother used to sell Sanata's made of wax that looked like your Santa. She owned a collectables and fine toy Shoppe.
    Your Bright Eyes is precious!
    Thank you for sharing your beauty with us.

    Blessings~~

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  52. Your blues are stunning! Gorgeous Christmas tree, Diana.
    I love your idea with the lights mixed in with the balls, quite pretty.
    My mother used to sell Sanata's made of wax that looked like your Santa. She owned a collectables and fine toy Shoppe.
    Your Bright Eyes is precious!
    Thank you for sharing your beauty with us.

    Blessings~~

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  53. it all looks beautiful and the prettiest of all...Bright Eyes...:)

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  54. Hi Diana! Bright Eyes - such a Christmas cutie. Your tree is fabulous, loving the blue. Jane

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  55. My gosh Diana your tree looks so pretty... what a lovely job you did on it... my new friend is a charm, she is doing my tree up... it's up with lights... the decorations will come by the weekend, I am sure it will look pretty, she is creative too xox

    Your granddaughter is so adorable... I let Valentina have her own tree too to decorate the way she likes... she sets up cute xox

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  56. As usual, your decor is lovely! Your grand daughter looks so adorable in her little inherited outfit.

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  57. Your tree is gorgeous! I've never gone blue (yet) on a tree but it is very pretty. That little jacket is so cute on little Bright Eyes!

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  58. Your tree is stunning!! I love that Santa too. I have no idea how you managed to do all this with everything else going on. Sure wish you were closer! :)

    Miss Bright Eyes is so adorable! It's such a special experience to view Christmas through their eyes.

    xo
    Pat

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  59. That's a beautiful frosty blue tree! We do accumulate a lot of decorations over the years, don't we? It's already been said but Miss Bright Eyes is a special little girl. That picture captures so much. -Jenn

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  60. Your tree is beautiful, Diana! But I enjoyed more the pictures of your adorable granddaughter. :) Love her little jacket!

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  61. Your house is gorgeous!!! And you have the CUTEST grandkids!!! More Christmas pictures please!!!

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  62. Hi Diana! Sorry I have not been around much. I just don't read blogs much anymore. Love your Christmas tree. Your little granddaughter looks so adorable. I just want to hug her. The coat she's wearing is so precious. They just don't make them like that anymore.

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  63. Oh Diana, that last photo is too precious! She is just the cutest, my friend.

    Have a fabulous day! Hugs!

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  64. Your tree is so pretty, but it's darling Miss Bright Eyes that stole the show!! xx

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  65. Oh my gosh your sweet little granddaughter is just too precious!! Love your 'blue' Christmas, Diana - gorgeous!

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  66. Diana, for not finding too much Christmas, you certainly have done a beautiful job. Love your tree,and that Little Bright Eyes is the cutest thing ever. Can't wait to see more..Merry Christmas..xxoJudy

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  67. The blue white tree is amazing!

    My grandmother Elsie had a white christmas tree with all red decorations and lights - another year she did Blue -

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  68. I love blue!!

    Oh my, that last photo!!
    xx oo
    Carla

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  69. Love it all Diana! Your tree is so beautiful!
    Oh, the fun of downsizing...honestly though I thought I would be missing a lot of the things that we purged, but I'm not...it made the things I kept that more special!
    That photo of BrightEyes is catalogue worthy! Love that she is wearing her mom's coat - adorable!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Hugs!! Kimberley

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  70. I love her little mint green coat, Diana! With that expression on her face, she ought to be on a Christmas card. I'm enjoying seeing all my blog friends' Christmas decor as for the first time ever I'm not decorating at all. Other than a tall white poinsettia plant my husband brought home we are bare, everything but the dishes we're eating on and the clothes we're wearing is packed, waiting for our move after Christmas. So your minimal blue Christmas looks very festive to me!

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  71. Sweet Diana, I'm thrilled you and Kris finally saw each other.

    Sweet cheeks is adorable. I love her Packer outfit and her coat. Her face seeing Santa is PRICELESS. My thoughts are also with your HERO

    Cindy

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  72. Your tree is beautiful. pretty Santa. Your granddaughter is precious

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  73. Such a sweet little baby - love the little coat that was her mama's! Your tree is so pretty! Like a Christmas card! Blessings to you xx Karen

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  74. That kid was made for pictures...or the movies!! Sign her up!

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  75. Kim said what I was going to. She's such a smart ass. Truly, your granddaughter is a hoot!

    A tree with blue balls? We had them growing up. Now the only blue balls we have around here belong to fisherman. :/

    xxx

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