Monday, December 14, 2009

Twinkle, Twinkle ~ Gold and Glitter

Beth over at The Stories of A to Z is having a Christmas Mantel Linky Party.  She wants all of us to link-up our last year’s Christmas mantel.  I linked up and then my internet server went out lol.. so I'm back to add Beths Link.. Ya'll just have to go see all the beautiful mantles posted to this party.
They are AMAZING~!
  I had a situation occur over the weekend that caused me heart ache and when I can't control my thoughts , I cant sleep. Suffice it to say my situation has been resolved and my living room decorated.  During stressful times, some people Bake- some people go on a cleaning frenzy, some people exercise- some eat.. I fall in the clean~decorate category.    Having talked about this with many kind folks who were willing to share their thoughts on this sort of issue, I was happy to find I am not alone.. Their kind words and support helped bring me through and back into the light of hope. This was a life lesson for which I am very grateful.  The true Christmas Spirit shone through these people and into my world.. Please allow me to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to them all, one more time.... Now lets get on to the Twinkling..
I like to sit and look at these lights and think of them as the kindness and love that shines from one persons soul to another.. Shine brightly my friends, every chance you get, as the light in another's life may be brightened by it.....
 Merry Christmas
Its warm and cozy by the fire , so have a seat and make yourself at
Does anyone else wish we could just keep these lights up all year.. I do ..
I hope all this twinkling has brought some light into your life and a smile to you face. I want to share all the Christmas Spirit with you that I can, in hopes it will bring you holiday happiness and maybe help carry you in the light,throughout the coming year.
Thanks so much for coming to visit me. It was wonderful to have you here.
"Brightest Blessings from Me and Mine  to  You and Yours"

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Apple Green Holiday Dining~2009

~Christmas Dining 2009~
Sharing last years holiday dining decor at Chari's Sunday favorites party..
Sunday Favorites @Happy To design
During the season we have several small groups here to enjoy the season with us and I like for them to have a pleasant visual while they enjoy their meals.
  Next week I'll be moving on to my blue holiday table but for now I am enjoying our green and I hope you do to. Thank you all so much for visiting and sharing the joy of our season with us through photos. I'll hush now and just post the eye candy, which I have read is what most folks come to see..  
 Happiest of Holidays-- Brightest of Blessings and  God Bless Us, Everyone...
Tablescape 2 starts here..


May all your holiday wishes come true My Dear Friends. 
~Sonny ~

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"Maine " Holiday Buffet in NC

I bought this 1943 buffet last year from a lovely couple on Craigslist that were downsizing and moving to a florida condo. They had a large home in NC with many cherished furnishings that simple wouldnt fit in their new and rather modern condo.. As I always do, I promised the item they sold me would be cherished and well cared for in my home. I think it made them happy to know someone who would love it, had gotten it and I do..
 A couple of weeks ago I was talking on the forum about how much I loved to mix natural materials with the faux holiday stuff I have but that pine cones were getting more and more difficult to find.. About an hour later I got a pm from a real sweetie that lived in Maine offering to go out and gather some things for me and send them. I excitedly and gratefully accepted. Her name is Maryanne and she is my forever Pine Cone Angel..  A very large box arrived and I was amazed to see all she had carefully gathered- packed so well and sent to me. Pine cones- moss and pine branches from Maine.. I tried but truly there are no words to express my thanks to her. I will carefully pack these cones just as she sent them and every year when I use them during the holidays I will think of her, her kindness and generousity and the Christmas Spirit that lives in her soul every day of the year.. Thank you again MaryAnne, this display is dedicated to you...

 I wish I'd had a deer or pheasant to add to this display but my snow bunny worked for this year.
My sincere thanks again to MaryAnne and to a big thank you to all who come to see this display.
Merry Christmas to You and Yours from all the Gianetti's