Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Few Little Peeks At Christmas At My House

I am tired but happy this morning.
I worked off and on all day yesterday
Christmasfying the place
Yes that is a real word-
 Yes, I can make up a word if I want to.

Are you READY for RED?
I know all you white lovers are rolling your eyes
(I can only see the whites of your eyes now-
perfect for you, huh?;>)

I have red ornaments on our main tree!
Want to see it?
How about I show it to you in bits and pieces?
Here hides MyHero's Best Friend.
You can see him here if you missed it before.
He's pretty cute.
Right above him sits a card from a special friend.
And-Can you spot the nest?
It's the Irish in me- A nest in the tree
It brings Good Luck...or bird lice-
depending on your nest.
Glass icicles make the tree drip with charm.
Wasn't that clever how I worked the word drip in with icicle?
We love red birds!
And we like our silver birds, too.
I know Tete is freaking out because 
she does NOT LIKE glitter.
So, that is bits and pieces of the tree.
I will give you an overall picture later.
This one is not very clear.
There you have it.
Oh-Wait I do have one other small thing
to show you.
The children's nativity!
Apparently, they like RED too. 
For evidence I offer you the red monkey
on the roof next to the angel.
Of course our nativity has a monkey.
AND a Penguin
AND a Hardhat worker.
Baby Jesus loves them all.
Where IS Baby Jesus?
And the hunt begins!
your photo name


The enchanted home said...

Looking beautiful! Funny I am not a red person but bring it in for the just feels more festive with some red around!! Happy Holidays!

Sylvia said...

Love it all Diana, I do white,silver and gold in my living room and red in the den. Yours is very pretty and festive. I have the little elf also,(and I must find it today)still working on mine.

Japolina said...

Glad youre back to normal. I love the crew at the manger

sissie said...

Hi Diana,
I'm so happy for you and your family and the good news that you've received about your grandson.
I love your tree and your special red ornaments. I'm kinda tired of white myself and have decided to go with traditional reds and greens this year. I plan to reveal my tree soon.


The Refeathered Roost said...

Your Christasfying is beautiful, Diana. Lovely tree...we actually found a nest in our tree one year. The girls were little and sooo excited. Still thinking about you and your sweet little grandson. Hope he is doing better every day.

Vee said...

A stunning work of art! It's all so very lovely.

I gave the grands that very manger scene and my daughter-in-law later told me that it was mildly disturbing to her whenever she saw the characters go sailing through the air. Boys just don't have the same reverence...their own father glued a rat to Jesus's head on a school project twenty-five years earlier. What did I expect? Hope you find Jesus. Don't you think that's clever how I worked that in there?

(How is that baby grand of yours doing? Is he finding his feet?)

Julie Marie said...

Everything looks so pretty Diana... and you know me, I loved red and green... and glitter... and ALL of the traditional colors and decorations of Christmas... your little kneehugger is darling, I love them too... have fun Christmas~fying... xoxo Julie Marie

Linda said...

Love the children's nativity, especially the monkey....Jesus does love them all....even tho monkey's aren't MY fave. I'm glad you've been able to get at Christmasfying your if I could only do the same. :-) Happy Christmasfying.....I'll be back to check it out when you post more pics.

Linda said...

Oh, I forgot to say I remember those little elves from when I was a kid or from when my kids were little?...I didn't care for them much then....wonder whatever happened to the ones we had???

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Beautiful tree!! And I love the nativity...we have one like that too :) Maybe we should add a monkey...he's looks pretty cute up there ;)

Maria Elena said...

Love, love your tree, Diana! So pretty! Where do you get all that energy from? I know you have to be exhausted from everything happening in the last week. How is our baby boy doing? The Nativity set is precious! :) Don't you dare move the monkey!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I hadn't heard about a nest in the tree....hmmm....where is my spring stuff....I need some nests! Hugs, Penny

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You made great progress yesterday! Your tree is so pretty and classic. And don't you just love all the little traditions of Christmas!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your tree is gorgeous. I'm so glad you were able to fill your heart with happy things yesterday. Love up that grandson!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Lovely tree! I like all the red ornaments as well. I knew that about the next in the tree...I had forgotten it. But your "or Lice" comment made me laugh quite out loud!!!
The nativity is so cute...what nativity is complete with out some variety of animals (the penguin is a nice touch too) and a hard hat worker?

Susie said...

Diana, I can tell you where baby Jesus is...he's between the North Pole sign and Santa Claus....No kidding. My mom had some odds and ends she has picked up at rummages , So every year there was baby Jesus just like I said. I used to tell my's officially Christmas season once my mother had the porch decorated LOL. Oh I miss my mommy and her crazy decor. I like your ornanments. I keep special cards also and put them on the tree. Can't wait to see all your cute decorations. xoxox,Susie
p.s. praying everyone has caught their breath..and all is well.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

You are so funny! I love visiting here.. Your tree is gorgeous, I don't have ours up yet (we own a Christmas tree farm & I will be the last one to get one : )
I bought that nativity last year on your suggestion... Thanks for that..
Now on yesterday's post, will you tell darling husband that when he does do a payback, that he lets us all in on it.. : ) was a cute pic of sleeping elves : )

boopnut said...

That reminds me when my Godson had a broken baby Jesus, and said, "oh well, we don't need him." uhhhh....wait a minute!

Kelly said...

What a gorgeous tree! It's huge too! I love the combination of nature inspired ornaments mixed with the sparkly icicles.

Ron said...

I am a huge fan of red too, Diana! It looks great. You were able to accomplish lots. See ya soon. xo

Patty Patterson said...

It's looking good. I love this time of year. Brilyn and I did a little decorating of our own yesterday while she was here. Asher was good and he slept most of the day and we put lights outside. I'll have to take pictures when it gets dark.

Melanie said...

Red is the color I am using a lot of this year too!

must love junk said...

I love red and am using lots of it this year! Your tree looks gorgeous! :)

Nellie said...

Oh, yes! I love red! Actually, any time of the year.:-) Your tree looks lovely, and the Nativity scene is just the way it should be. xo Nellie

Mindy said...

Well, I love the red, as was witnessed in my dining room pictures yesterday. And those "dripping" icicles are soooooo pretty.

Simply LKJ said...

Beautiful. I love red too! Love the nativity, we use them with our Bible class.

Ruth Kelly said...

I love your red tree. It is hard to get an evening shot with all the lights burning. There must be some trick to it. I have never heard of putting a nest in a tree for good luck.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

My next door neighbors growing up gave me a birds nest, and I always put it in the tree.
I am so glad all our prayers were answered and your grandson is home!
your tree is just beautiful, like you!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Gorgeous tree, Diana! I hope your little one is feeling much better now.

tammy j said...

back in full force i see.
you charmer you.
i love your birds your nest and the glitter and the red
and the children's nativity! ♥ ♥ ♥

Pam Kessler said...

What does Tete have against glitter? Bet she got some in here eye. That will keep you off the stuff. Hope you find Jesus :)

Karen said...

Your tree looks beautiful. My mom used to have those elves on our family tree... and thankfully they do not reside with me :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your tree is beautiful and I love your little elf all ready to help. I found a pickle ornie today at the thrift store. Now you say I need a nest too? Have fun!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Happy happy joy joy! I love your pretty tree Diana and I love the pixie too!

xo Danielle

Beth said...

Your decorations are all lovey. It is so wonderful that you are full of the Christmas spirit today!

Attic Clutter said...

beautiful tree(:)

Chatty Crone said...

I love all red on a tree - that is very southern I think.
Your tree is gorgeous.
So I didn't know little people made a nativity scene!

Tessa~ said...

Ohhhh, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

And I love Red!



Kim M said...

Oh Diana, no eye rolling here, I LOVE red! Just take a look at my house...and hey, I used to have that same elfy ornament on my tree growing up...I know he's floating around here somewhere. Maybe he's with your baby Jesus! ;)

Missy George said...

Good for you..I love the red..Pretty tree..Looks very festive..(even blurred)..I love your Hero's new friend..He's very cute..and you..funny as always..


Oh pretty lady, your tree is gorgeous and I adore your red ornies, I am traditional here for Cmas. I'm so happy the Little angel is on the road to healing with the Grace of God. I'm sure he'll be just perfect in short, children have a way of heeling that is amazing! Thanks for your kind visit Darling. Have a lovely holiday season.

LV said...

It would not very Christmas without red. Love what you have done.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Red is my favorite color but even more so at Christmas! I never heard of this Irish tradition for the tree but organic things always look great on them!
Isn't it great to be back to normal and having the knowledge that your little grandson is better! Truly a season of blessings!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

What's a nativity without a monkey and a penguin :)

Looks like you have been pretty busy. I love all of the red. xo Laura

Cindy said...

Your tree looks beautiful and yes, I LOVE red! I love the children's nativity scene, it's very sweet.
Hugs, Cindy

Cozy Little House said...

Gotta love red and birds of every color! Pretty and festive.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I wish I lived closer because I would there to help you decorate! Your sneak peeks look fabulous, so festive! You better watch that elf! I think he's a rascal! Seriously, so happy you can decorate! I know you would like to curl up and go to bed, but I know why you're decorating! You're a fabulous Nana! XO!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

It's lovely Diana! Red is beautiful for Christmas! Even if we white lovers use it a bit more sparingly! LOL!

bj said...

O,, I mean, Nana, I LOVE red for Christmas (and any other time, too) I always use red and white.
Your tree is beautiful...and so is that cutie-pie nativity set, monkey and all. :))
Is Little Man walking yet..?

Gert said...

Oh Diana what a beautiful tree! I love the "red"


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I'm a red girl so I love all the red Diana...your tree looks beautiful!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I'm a huge fan of red, so I love your use of it. Even blurry, that tree looks gorgeous. Can't wait to see more!

Red Rose Alley said...

Your tree is so pretty, and you know me.....I LOVE ALL THE RED! So glad that you could decorate your tree with everything that's happening in your world lately. I will post our trees on Sunday, so you can check them out if you want.

It's good to have you back, Diana.


Red Rose Alley said...

Hey, is that "Elf On A Shelf"? Jess was talking about him the other day.


camp and cottage living said...

Baby Jesus will show up on Christmas morning, of course!
I like your red tree and it has a very nice shape too. Is it real?
Oh yes, you were very clever working drip in with icicles!

Red Rose Alley said...

Ooooops, I meant "Elf On The Shelf."


joanne said...

gah! I see some white and silvery things on there so that makes the red ok. I have always had a little bird nest on our tree. I heard many years ago that it is good luck but contrary to the holiday which is not about luck. Oh well, it's the first one put on the tree and the last one taken off, I like the tradition.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your tree is lovely, will be an extra-special Christmas for your family!

Weekend-Windup said...

Red is a beautiful bright color. So it will be visible where ever it is kept. All your decoration are fine.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Good morning, Diana! So happy to read that your dear little guys is doing much better. What a scare!

You tree is gorgeous with those special treasures tucked in the branches. And the nativity is just so sweet. Wonder if that elf might have something to do with the missing baby Jesus? He is looking a little mischievous!

Kathy said...

I love looking at people's trees. Yours is lovely. I like red also, although very little red is on my tree. However, every year my tree is different, so perhaps some red is in order this year.

White Lace and Promises said...

Love the red and sparkles! It's great! So sorry that I haven't check in with you. Glad everything is better.

lynn said...

your tree looks so warm and elegant, diana! enjoy your weekend!

Carol said...

First off, I am so thrilled that your little guy is home from the hospital and recovering nicely. I know how scary that must have been for all of you.

Now, what's this about red ornaments? I love all the traditional colors (actually, traditional or non-traditional works for me) of Christmas. I just love the warmth of color, so bring it on!

Little Blue Mouse said...

Your tree looks gorgeous!

The other characters in the Nativity scene look perplexed as to where Jesus is - standing there with their arms outstretched!

Donna said...

Your tree is so pretty, Diana. Even with all that red, and even with all that glitter:) I think Tete secretly loves the sparkly stuff, she just doesn't want to admit it!