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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.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Day After,,,,, All Is Calm, All is Quiet

Good evening everyone.  Hope you are all doing great and are still carrying the spirit of the Season in your hearts.  Those of you who are having blizzard conditions please be safe and stay warm and cozy.  I have so enjoyed seeing your pictures as they are so pretty. Here in Ga. we dodged the bad storms last night, but got so much rain which we needed so badly.  Today has been windy, cold and just a wonderful Christmas kind of day to stay inside.

I have read where some of you are already taking down and putting away your Christmas but I just love for the season to last as long as it can.  The mister is off all week, doesn't go back for another week so I am going to just sit back now and enjoy the lights and the coziness of all the decor.  I have so enjoyed this season.  I have not rushed and have taken time to enjoy all the little things. Thus my absence on the blog.  I have so enjoyed the days of Merriment you all did  and all your photos.  SO,,, if you are not tired of looking I will now share my decor with you.  If you are through with Christmas and don't want to visit, I understand.  I will be back in a few days with some goodies and some of the Mister's creations for me.  You know he is not through with my list yet!!{LOL}

So grab some coffee, tea, or soda and get comfy.  I am doing it all in one post so this will be picture heavy.  That is if blogger cooperates with me.   Let's start in the kitchen

Got this little stove years ago in Nashville, TN at the flea market,  It still works great.
Behind these doors use to be open shelves,  You might remember them in older post.  I so wanted extra pantry space, so Mr. P. made me doors so that I could store can goods on the shelves.
We always add the extra leaf during the holidays to make the table larger.  I only had it set for four place settings.  Simple, but I love my table set.  Do you leave yours plan or do you keep it set?
Now into the hall and bath.
Some of you my friends will see snowmen that were wins or gifts from you last year.  I am so enjoying them.
I love the tub tray the Mister made for me.  Just something else to decorate and then have to move!!
Bedroom.  Didn't put up just one tree in here this year.  Instead,, there is 3.
Love these little ones in the old sugar mold.
This is the second pillow tuck that I have done.  Still learning but am so proud of my two that I have made. Are you still with me?  If so  you deserve a piece of cake.  I have chocolate, fresh coconut, and a Southern Praline Cake.  Would you like a piece?  One more room to go and we will be through.
The Great Room
The German Twig Tree
Love the little bonnets on it. New for this year.
A wool mitten sent to me by Trace from Granny Trace Scraps and Squares blog.  Looks great on my tree.  Thanks again Trace. 
See the picture of the little girl in the stocking?  That was me when I was 5 years old.  Wow,, so long ago,
You saw the sun room when I did the post on my Love Tree, but here again is a look into the sun room where the big tree was this year.
Well I so hope you are not bored to tears as I have enjoyed having you stop by this quiet, cold evening at the home place.  I must say Darbee Rae had a wonderful Christmas and so hated for Wilbur to have to leave this year.  On Sunday she came home with us after services and this is where we found him.
At least he was being sweet and not getting into mischief for a change.  Well folks, thanks for sticking with me through all these pictures.  Have a blessed, safe, warm and cozy night,  Until we talk again.


  1. I have to admit, I am one who has taken it all down and put it away. I put it up the 1st of Nov! i enjoyed every day,(except the week I had the flu??) It was just one happy celebration after another. I loved it. Your pictures were wonderful and I enjoyed the visit. I always do. We are long over due for an in person visit, aren't we?

  2. Angela, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful,warm,inviting and cozy home. Your house is not a house it is a HOME!
    Your decorating is amazing and I enjoyed looking at everything.
    You really know how to decorate for Christmas!
    I LOVE how you decorated your sunroom......BEAUTIFUL!

    I loved your post so much that I had to look at the pictures twice! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!
    Big Hugs,

  3. Evening Angela, so cozy and wonderful all your Christmas goodies.......lovely home you made.......TRhanks for sharing, Keep Warm, Francine.

  4. I am with you, I am enjoy all the decorations and have no intentions of taking them down just yet...it is just the beginning of the season. Dianntha

  5. It is all soooo beautiful!!! I am leaving my decor up until after the New Year....Love your home. Blessings!

  6. O Angela its sooo beautiful ...Im on the fence about leaving the decor and its for my own crazy personal issues right now ...am so glad that sweet Darbee had a great Christmas as Princess did too ! hugs lil raggedy angie

  7. I loved seeing all your pictures!! I'm taking a few Christmas things down, but leaving most of it up until after New Year's eve. We had blizzard warnings here today, but we only got 3 to 4 inches of snow. My in-laws live an hour away and they have 4 to 5 feet snow drifts!

  8. My few things will stay out for a bit longer, but maybe not until New Years Day as I used to do. The battle of the trees is still on going. Last year my red bird boy refused to help get them out, of the attic storage,and all the extra that goes with it. This year I did not ask him to help at all. The few things I had close to hand, came out, but all four trees, the big nativity set, and the millions of houses and buildings that go in the Christmas Village are still packed away

    I can honestly say, except for a special select few sentimental things, I really did not miss all that, and I am glad I did not have to put it all away!

    What I have learned is that I need to pull it all out next year early and keep the things I love most, and let go of the rest of it. I think it will do me nothing but good. A couple of years before I gave away the 8 ft. tall huge tree, and honestly have never looked back on that.

    I hope with my boy growing out (please Lord) of the teenage years soon, and me growing in wisdom (I'd like to think at least a little) that I can get a better perspective on a lot of things I need to focus on, and let go of several hindrances.

    Thank you for showing me the tour, I love the visit with you.

    Hugs and blessings, the bad wind, ice & snow is on the way here. The wind is already gusting, and the rain has stopped. We get the snow as the night comes on.

    I will miss Wilbur too.

  9. Thank you for the wonderful tour, I enjoyed every beautiful room. I am with Annie this year, I cut way back on my decorating. I only put up 2 table top trees, my vintage Santa's and Mom's Nativity set I made for her.
    Each had it's own special place and each warmed my heart with memories. I put the trees up 2 weeks before Christmas and they will come down day after New Years. Just a simple Christmas this year as this old gal is tired.

  10. Angela I so enjoyed the tour!Everything looks beautiful,you have many wonderful pieces in your home and know how to make them come alive with your decor.Hugs,Jen

  11. Such a beautiful home. Love your decorating. I am going to savor Christmas a little bit longer. Blessings~Sara

  12. Ahh, what a wonderful visit. I leave my Christmas up until after the new year. Your home looks very cozy comfy. We're snuggling in front of the fireplace while we're getting our snow and cold winds. Happy New Year now!


  13. What a wonderful tour, lovin the gingerbread men in the oven! That last picture is too funny!

  14. What a beautiful poat! Thanks for sharing your BEAUTIFUL decorating...how fun

  15. Angela, I enjoyed all of your pictures. Your home is beautifully decorated. Wishing you and your family a blessed New Year.

  16. Hello Angela! Love all your displays. Everything looks so warm and inviting! You have a Beautiful Home!!
    Happy New Year!!!

  17. Your home is so beautiful! I love your trees, and your little stove, and well, all of it! Wow! I was certainly NOT bored to tears.

    Oh, and LOVE the table! Guess what? I leave my table set. Yup. I don't like it plain. I have been trying to find pewter Queen Anne style chargers (actually, I think they are smaller that chargers). I have paid a buck for each. I have only 3. Ugh!!!!! But, that is what I leave on it. Love the candles on the plates. Oh my! Just love, love!!!! Okay, I am going to go look again. I hope Wilbur is on vacation and doesn't give me dirty looks when I am snooping...

    Blessings, Friend!