Christmas 2010 Favorites

January 10, 2011

Glittery Starfish ornament -- souvenir from the Bahamas
Happy New Year! 
Best Wishes to you for a happy, healthy & prosperous 2011!
Since we are so sad the holiday season is over, we made a scrapbook of some our favorites from Christmas 2010.  Hope you enjoy seeing how we celebrate & decorate.  
We love needlepoint and especially at Christmas.  This angel tree topper was made by my Aunt Cath who taught me how to needlepoint....I made the star angel ornament and love how cute they are together.  This was the first year we put them side by side and it made me think of her everytime I looked at the tree. Our dogs get VIP treatment with their personalized stockings.  Santa holds them up with the help of some flat stocking hangers we found at Walmart. They were perfect to tuck under our needlepoint Santa.
Pink Poinsettia from Palmers

Antique mercury glass reindeer posed on a breakfront while white pine cone ornaments were nestled in a silver dish.  The glow of mercury glass is perfect all year but especially during the holidays. Our reindeer are basking in the warm light from the tree lights. 
Poinsettia's are a holiday must...this year we went all pink and put three in porcelain and gold trim cache pots we found at the Georgetown Flea Market.
Thanks for the cards! We keep them up all year....

My sister made this fabric covered memo board for me and I love using it for photo holiday cards. So fun for friends and family to see their cards displayed when they come over.

We spray painted these walnuts silver and gold...every year we find a new way to use them and we always get lots of compliments!

Santa brought me a Kindle...fortunately he also brought a monogrammed case for it! You can check out the cases on the Monogram Merchant.com

We love our small letter box for holiday invitations and cards! We gave one away like this on Facebook in our 12 holiday GIVE AWAYS!  If you want to see all the styles and patterns, go to the For the Home section on the Monogram Merchant.com
 
Hate seeing someone dig into a bowl with a germy hand? We LOVE this Amuse-Bouche spoon for candy, nuts or sauce and it easily takes care of the problem.  You can hang it from the edge or the side making it crystal clear to guests they should use it! Just $3.95 from Sur la Table