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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Come On In and Let's Visit

Wow, It has been awhile since I have posted.  Yes, the closer it gets to the big day the futher behind I seem to get.  But I am happy to report I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.  Shopping is done, baking is almost finished and I am enjoying the season .  Hope all of you can say the same.

There is nothing I would enjoy more than to have each and eveyone of my faithful followers to come to the homeplace for a big blogger Christmas Party.  But I know that is not possible.  So the next best thing is to have you visit thru the web. So get comfy and come along for a long visit to my great room.

Since most of you have been following along with me for almost a year already, let me welcome you in the back door.  All my friends come to the back instead of the front door.  So come on in.  I would take your coat at this point but you don't need  one here in the South today.  The temps are going to be near 70.  Maybe we should turn on the air and build a fire in the fireplace so that it will seem more like Christmas. (lol) The above picture is the view into the great room from the kitchen.

This is the top of the computer cabinet. 

Mr. P made me a stand for the Santa's tool bag.  Love how it turned out.

This is my new Greman Twig Tree beside the fireplace.  I am so loving it.  Had fun hunting ornaments for it. 

Love the waxed Santa boot.

Top of Mantle.  Not completely satisfied with it yet.  Can't use greens up here because we heat with the fireplace.  May be back later with another picture.  Got some tweaking to do here.

Picture of german twig with the flash on.    Okay that is enough Christmas today.  I will continue our visit in the great room tomorrow.    On Saturday Darbee Rae came to visit.  She immediately began a search to find Wilbur and see what he was up to. 

He was in the sunroom in one of my plants,,,, digging.  Bad boy Wilbur.  But he brought Darbee Rae a neat gift.

Darbee Rae was excited  and her and Papa got busy and planted the seed.  Should be a head full of grass hair just in time for Chirstmas. 

Yesterday afternoon I had a package when Mr. P. brought in the mail.  It was from Trace at http://www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com/ .I was so excited to find this cute woolie angel and this pretty card.  Trace is such a sweet person and her heart is so full of joy.  Brightens my day to visit her every morning while having my morning coffee..  Stop by and say Hi to Trace and her feathered friends. Thank you Tracie .  I love my angel.  

Last night I went with Holly and Darbee Rae to dance.  The girls did a little presentation for the parents and grandparents and had a little party.  It was the first time I had seen Darbee Rae at dance.  They were so cute and it was a fun evening. 

Okay all my friends.  I have kept you long enough.  Hope you all enjoyed our visit.  I know I enjoyed having you.  Let's do this again.  Are you busy tomorrow?  Today I am picking up Darbee Rae at daycare  and we are going to lunch and then shopping.  It is our annual "shop for mommy and daddy" shopping trip.  Should be tons of fun.  Hope all of you have a fun filled day ahead of you.  Take care and will look forward to our visit tomorrow.   Until then......


  1. So good to see a post from you Angela! My, but you have been busy! Love the way your house looks & that German twig tree is, as the saying goes, "to die for!" I've gotta get me one of those for next year! Is there a company name on it so I can maybe find one? I think it's so cute what you are doing with that little elf for Darbee Rae. You are making Christmas so much fun for her ... she will have so many wonderful memories : ) Also love the annual "shopping for mommy & daddy" day. Blessings, Shirlee

  2. Angela,
    I love your great room...it is so pretty all decorated for Christmas. How adorable is that Santa tool bag!! And your german twig tree looks awesome in the tin container!!
    Darbee Rae is so cute...brings back memories of my girls doing dance when they were little. My granddaughter does dance too, but she is in 6th grade now...so not sure how much longer she will do it.
    Have fun on your shopping trip for "mommy and daddy"...what wonderful memories you two are making.

  3. Lovely Angela. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Beautiful, beautiful, room Angela - I could so just pull up a seat and park myself there for a good long while. Your tree is seriously gorgeous!! And you have it decorated to the nines! Perfect!! Love the big ol' bucket it's in. Sigh....to have a tree like that....to have a room like that.....Have fun shopping....If I give you a list, ummmm, maybe could you pick up a few things??? ;o) Smiles & Holiday Hugs ~ Robin

  5. Angela beautiful room! Would so love to curl up in there with a good book.Love how your German Twig tree looks ,you sure found some great ornies for it.Darbee Rae is so cute in that pic ( but then isn't she always)! Trace is such a kind person,love the angel she sent ya.Hugs,Jen

  6. Pretty decorating~ adorable pics of Darbee~

  7. O just love that Darbee! What fun , and Im so glad you had us in this morning and through the back door even ! :0) Your home is just beautiful and welcoming even if it is almost 70 , its pretty warm here too but rainy not feeling like Dec at all ! Love all your decorating especially that new tree. Great Goodies from Trace shes so talented and sweet! have a great time shopping ! hugs lilraggedyangie

  8. Angela, your tree looks so good! You have done a wonderful job. It looks like you have been busy. It would be nice to have a blogger coffee wouldn't? Maybe next summer. Trace sent you a wonderful gift. It is amazing how some people can get to the PO isn't it?lol I have been enjoying her question of the day so much. Thanks for letting us visit.

  9. Your tree is just beautiful, no wonder you love it! You have a beautiful home! Your Christmas pixie is now dancing! I think that little outfit is perfect for the sugar plum fairy, she is adorable. She must be keeping Wilbur on his toes. Hope to see more of your sharing!
    Christmas Blessings, I love your angel too!

  10. You have such a lovely home and your decorating is wonderful.. So glad you are enjoying the holiday with your dear ones..
    Trace is a darlin.... Your little grand is so sweet.. They grow up so fast.
    Blessings my friend..

  11. So enjoyed visiting with you Angela. Love your great room. Looks like a dancer in the making there!!!! Love that Wilbur!!!!
    Merry Christmas

  12. Hi Angela! Thanks for welcoming us into your beautiful home! Enjoy special memories with your girls & Mr. P! ~*~Lisa

  13. I always enjoy visiting with you, oh how lovely the great room looks dressed in Holiday spirit. Cozy and prim, fun and inviting. I put my mug in the sink, till next time girlfriend, have a great evening.

  14. Blogging Party would be so much fun!
    I love your Christmas decorations! And DarbyRae is adorable!
    Merry Christmas Angela

  15. What a nice visit - but I wish it could be in person one of these days! Can't wait to come back tomorrow, Dawn

  16. Angela
    Your home looks so warm and inviting. It's just full or beautiful prims.
    Darbee Rae looks like she's on her way to Dancing with the Stars.

  17. Oh Friend
    Your home is so warm and Christmas wonderful.
    Great job. I so enjoyed my visit. Have a fantastic time with your sunshine.
    Love & Joy Trace

  18. Angela, Yur granddaughter is a cutie pie, I danced right up to when I was 17 yrs old and then I dislocated my knee and that was the end of that.

    Your home is so beautiful, warm.cozy and inviting. I LOVE your Christmas tree, FABULOUS!!!! You sure have that knack for decorating!.So prim and beautiful!!!!!
    Merry Christmas,
    Tricia XO

  19. What a beautiful Room-it is a GREAT room! Love your German Twig Tree! Full of treasures. You do have a naughty little elf! Thanks!

  20. Hi Angela~

    Your home is lovely. Your tree is beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful day with Darbee Rae.

    Enjoy your weekend~Becky

  21. Beautiful home you have Angela! Love it decorated so pretty for Christmas. The vintage toys are neat, great to display this time of year.

    Darbee Rae is a cutie in her little dress outfit, I'm sure she enjoys it.