Friday, December 9, 2011

Bits And Pieces Of Christmas Here And There

I'm back in Milwaukee
for a couple of days.
BigBoyE needs someone
to corral him whilst
Daddy is at work
and Mama is recovering.

Before I left my own house
 I got a lot of my
littles done.

You know
The Littles~
The little things you do
after you dress the

Like a little
side table that sits in the foyer,
 with a candle holder on it,
surrounded by a few greens
and a rose.
Here's a close up of the candle
I love these candles.
I bought 3 of them several
years ago.
I have never seen others
quite like them.
Across the entry hall
sits a 40" tall candlelabra
with a floral arrangement.
It sports a
Merry Christmas
sign and one lone
mercury ball.
A little different angle..
There are a few sugared pinecones
on my main mantle.
Love those pinecones-
I've had them for years.
The candles are lit in my windows.
And I am almost done..

I had a bit of help.
MyHero helped carry stuff
up from the basement.
He isn't crazy about doing it-
but he did it-
without complaining
cuz he LOVES the way
the house looks
all decked out for

When I get home I will
show you some broader pictures
of the house
with the candles lit in the
and the porch garlands lit.

But I will leave you with
Whilst I am babying,
decking the halls,
and cooking up dinner,
this is what
is doing.
God bless him and all.....
The man can sleep through anything!
your photo name


Debbiedoos said...

Looks lovely Diana! Love the book tucked away in there to. I am surprised you have been able to even get that done. You are a busy lady. Have a great weekend.

Kathy said...

Diana, I love your arrangements-I like the mercury ball tucked in among the greenery and the added touch of a rose among the greenery in the other arrangement. Very pretty

Gina said...

Everything is looking so pretty! Those sugared pinecones are great. Are they lights? My mom had lights like that.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Lovin' it all. You have a great eye for display...
Merry Christmas,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love adding those little things, Diana! I love that candle arrangement.

Jettie said...

Beautiful, I love what you can do with just some small things. Everything here is still in boxes, as the remodeling project at daughter's house takes my time right now.

Karen said...

I LOVE that candle too!!.. never seen one..

Gabriele Agustini said...

The picture of 'your hero' was my favorite! HA!!
Sending love, my friend ~

Mark said...

He's a bed Occupier.

Tete said...

I love those little candles, too! Everything is looking so good there and can't wait until you can post more about it. Hopefully, one day, things will be back to normal! At least you have the time to do it- things working according to a master plan- had better be getting in baby hugs. More rugrat photos, please!
Your Hero sleeps well- if there were a category in the olympics, I am sure he would take 1st place.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Diana,
Some creepies have put some crap on your blog...oh I am disgusted by them.
Back to your beautiful decorating...I love it and hope you post more pics!
Have fun baby chasing, I do most everyday and I feel like a worn out woman! lol.

Debra from Bungalow said...

Your decorations are beautiful and I love the book tucked in there! I love those pine cones too!

Please stop on over and enter my giveaway for a beautiful decor book by Southern Living. :)

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debbie said...

love your decor, and those candles are cool!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it all! Such special touches...I don't know how you've gotten it all done. I've missed visiting blogs this much to see. Hope you are ok and the family is great!


Romeo said...

Lovely littles ;) Plenty of stuff for me to get into while you are away.....want me to go jump on the bed??!! Being your furriend and all, I would do that for mew ;) Of course then I would run like the wind.....but hey, I'd do it! I hope mew is having a grand time with the baby. Remember, if I am not allowed to climb the tree, neither is he.



An Oasis in the Desert said...

You do "littles" in a big way! I love it all, but your candle is certainly a gorgeous piece of work. Safe travels.

Donna said...

Oh Diana,

Same here, mine doesn't like bringing in all of the boxes and trees from the Christmas shed (yes, we bought a shed because I don't have a basement, and my Sweetie is not going up and down one of those itty bitty attic ladders with all of this stuff - living in California does have some drawbacks!!)

But, I like you, love putting up all of the little nook and cranny's all over the house.

I love your candles and the sugared pine cones! I've loved watching all of your decorations going up, all while taking care of mommy, new baby, a two year old, and of course your Hero!

Have a good time away - going to decorate for your daughter?


Holly said...

HI Diana~
I hope you enjoy your time in Milwaukee. You got A LOT done before you went...and it is just beautiful!!

Donna said...

How pretty, Diana! My favorite are the pinecones, are the part of the lights? They are beautiful. Hope mama and baby and Big BoyE are doing fine. I swear our guys are two peas in a pod! My hubby could sleep thru a hurricane!!!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

I really need to do some more "littles" at my house! Love those pinecones.

Savannah Granny said...

My littles got so big, I decided not to do anything. Seriously, we are going to Tennessee and Illinois for Christmas and New Year. So I did just enough to satisfy that itch. I hope to post some of the girl's decor and of course take credit for it.
Love the candle in the globe. I don't think I have ever seen one like that either. So pretty.
Merry Christmas,

ShabbyESP said...

Hello Diana,
Love all your decor, love the Santa's I saw a few posts back.
How is the sweet new baby doing?
You are so lucky for a new baby in the family.
enjoy your Holidays....and thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment. You are a such a wonderful blogging friend.
Suzann ~xoxo~