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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

ALMOST READY

 
I am almost ready for what is actually my favorite
time of the year........the Christmas season.
 
Between not feeling well on and off for a few weeks,
and this terrible tragedy in Newtown,
I have just not been in the mood.
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected
by this horrendous event.
I truly do not understand why this is happening
over and over again.
Something needs to change, and fast.
So, after walking around here depressed,
I am going to pull myself  together,
and try to make this home feel and look like Christmas
for my family, my friends, and for me.
 
I have spend some time decorating, contemplating
and tweaking.
Here is a peek of what is happening at our house.
Take a little tour......
 
 
This year I fell in love with owls.
We hear them sometimes at night in the summer month.
 
 
 
 
 
 
We finally got the Christmas tree up last weekend.
 
 
 
When we visited my friend Paula in October, I admired
a star she had made from an old carpenters ruler.
So when I went antiquing a while ago I hit the mother load.
Thank you Paula for the inspiration.
 
 
 
I bought this small Santa many moons ago.
Love him.
 
 
 
Hate to part with Bliss, but she has found a nice new home.
 
 
 
My little rabbit has quite a job to do hauling these little sheep.
 
 
 
A lot of glitter snuck into the house,
even on the kitchen tree.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
See what I mean about the ruler stars.
Thank God I only found five.....
We have been having strange weather.
Today was no exception.....lots of fog,
and of course rain ........ again.
Better than snow!!!!!
Somehow it has been matching my mood.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No Christmas decoration would be complete in
our home without my snow family.
 LOVE them!
 
 
 
 
 
 
This year I found these birds in Target,
(last year I cut some out from music sheets)
So, nine of them are in the entrance foyer.
Love, love birds.
Funny that I want them inside the house too.
We are always feeding them outside, and living
in the woods, we have many different species.
 
 
 
Done a little tweaking.....
 
 
 
 
 
What would Christmas be without my red Santa
I made many years ago.
 
 
See how foggy it is.
I was going to go out with my friend Laura today,
but I HATE to drive in the fog.
Had one very, very bad experience....
 
 
 
 
My stocking addiction....
I can never have enough it seems....
 
 
 
My color scheme this year is snow and ice.....
with a little "fire" thrown in,
hence the white, silver and a little bit of red.
 
 
 
 
 
 
These strike me as funny.
See the real thing every day.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Love that you can see this while dining.
 
 
 
Soon it is time for the "big guy" to come.
I know you all have been good, so nothing
but nice things for you all.
 
I'll try for one more post before the big day.
But if I don't get to it,
 I wish you the merriest of holidays,
filled with love for and from your family and friends.
 
Blessings to you all,
Evi
 

21 comments:

Mary Pernula said...

Hello my dear friend. I hope you start to feel better soon. I think most of us are feeling sad and feeing guilty cause we will have Christmas to look forward to. I am at odds to why things have become what they are lately. These tragic things are wearing us all out. I hope and pray someday there will be peace...........Beautiful home and love how it is festive. PS I also love the old vintage ruller stars. I wish you well. Merry Christmas Love Mary

The French Bear said...

Evi, it is so heartbreaking , I keep telling myself that now God has lots of new angels to watch over His flock......I have a little cry every time I stop and think of it, and yes guilty too.
I can't wait for your parcel to get to you, I hope you will like it! I love your home, it is so peaceful and calm looking. Each of your dolls and Santas are just amazing.
You di well with the stars, what a sweet idea.
The little hits of red are so beautiful, somehow it has crept into my decorating too.
I do hope you feel a little better when you sit back and relax with your family!
Hugs,
Mags
I do so wish I was closer, I'd give you a great big hug!!!! xx

oldgreymare said...

love it all but especially the kitchen tree <3
merry merry my dear

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Evi...I can only wish that I were half as creative as you! I so enjoy visiting your blog to see what you have done in your home and Christmas is always an extra special time! Everything, and I mean everything is beautiful!

Let us find joy in our hearts this holiday season. It won't be easy but we have to make that choice. Just hold your loved ones closer and pray for a better world.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

XO,
Jane

Jade said...

Oh Evi, es ist einfach unfassbar, mit wieviel Liebe du euer Heim für die Weihnachtszeit geschmückt hast, es ist sooooooooo wunderschön, ein richtiges Weihnachtswunderland!!!!! Ich werde es mir noch ganz oft ansehen müssen, weil man immer wieder neue, zauberhafte Details entdeckt.........es ist ein Stück schöner als das andere - welch ein Glück, so viele herrliche Schätze betrachten zu dürfen!!! Dieses Vögelchen aus Papier ist ja auch allerliebst...........man merkt ganz einfach an jedem Detail, dass bei der Dekoration eine Künstlerin am Werk war!!! Ich wünsche dir und deiner ganzen Familie ein himmlisches Weihnachtsfest, genießt die kommenden Tage!!! Frohe Weihnachten und alles Liebe, bis bald,

herzlichst Jade
PS: Muss heute noch sehr viel machen, übermorgen kommen bereits unsere süßen Zwillinge, dann wird erstmal ihr dritter Geburtstag gefeiert ;)).

Three Sheep Studio said...

Your Christmas Home Tour is beautiful. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas to you !
Rose

sussi alfidalfi sussinghurst said...

Love it ALL - but above all the little cart with the sheeps - Åhhhhh !!

Linda said...

morning Evi...hope you are feeling better, yes this Christmas time will be harder for the nation....but, it makes time with family even more special than it already is.....now, your home.....wonderful winter wonderland.......so beautiful, peaceful, creative, happy, light, airy, cozy...........love EVERYTHING about it, inside and out....your a wonderful talent Miss Evi and Merry Christmas to you and your family !!!

Linda said...

morning Evi...hope you are feeling better, yes this Christmas time will be harder for the nation....but, it makes time with family even more special than it already is.....now, your home.....wonderful winter wonderland.......so beautiful, peaceful, creative, happy, light, airy, cozy...........love EVERYTHING about it, inside and out....your a wonderful talent Miss Evi and Merry Christmas to you and your family !!!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

So so beautiful as usual, it must take an age to put that beauty together but so worth it in the end! I adore the ruler stars. Get well soon! Suzy x

jenclair said...

I love ___________ (fill in the blank)! All of it!

Andy's Attic said...

Evi, I am so sorry you have not felt well lately. Hope all is better now. Your home looks so beautiful and your kitchen is a dream. Such wonderful views out your windows, fog or not. Your home should be in a magazine!!
Sending you and your family the best wishes for a very Merry Christmas.

Dorthe said...

My dearest Evi, I know totally what you mean.. I have been having such a heavy heart since that terribly day, when we also here heard of the shooting- and still I am so sad for the poor ones it has effected,- and don`t feel we should be feeling happy and christmassy- but it will not bring those dear children and adults back,going on being sad,- will it!
OH the world is running wild, and I`m so happy, we are not allowed wearing guns here.
Dear friend, your home is a fairytale as alwayes, so many beautiful displayes, and your stunning dolls are reaching out for me,- I hope one day I can purchase one from you. I love your sweet birds ,all over, and the reindeers are so cute,--- I prefer them inside,from out-LOL-
Your tree is fantastic, and your stars so sweet with the little green adds- I could hug your Bliss - so sorry you have to let her go!
Sweet friend, you will hear from me before christmas.
Thankyou for this beautiful and magic christmas tour ,through your home, it is such a piecefull, and beautiful home to visit.
Blessings,
Dorthe

Egretta Wells blog said...

So many lovely things! My favorite are the little sheep in the cart! I love them!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I, too, am loving owls this season, it started with the one in our backyard this fall. I love the owl family wreath that you made. They are so puffy and cute. You have made so many beautiful creations. It is always such a pleasure to visit your blog.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love the touch of fire red! The dining room with those red candles looks stunning!
...of course, it all looks wonderful!
Merry Christmas Evi...hope your holidays are filled with love and joy. Looking forward to seeing you very soon! :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Evi, thank you for this beautiful gift of peeking into your home! I love all your holiday touches and I love the owls! Going back to take another peek so I don't miss a thing!

primlin56 said...

hi evi.....i get so many great ideas from your blog and wanted to stop in to say merry christmas to you and your family.....hope you have the best one ever....i also wanted to let you know how much i enjoy your blog....so thanks for taking the time to share with all of us out here....linda

Sarah said...

Evi, I stopped by to visit this beautiful post when you posted, but didn't have time to leave a comment. Just want you to know how very much I enjoy my visits to Country Snippets and treasure your friendship. Everything is perfection at your beautiful home. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
Hugs ~ Sarah

Carole said...

Oh Evi you outdo yourself every year. You are so good at editing and yet there is something wonderful at every turn. I love the way you used the felted garland in the chandelier.
Can't wait to see it all in person.

Hope your Christmas was as wonderful as your home looks

hugs
Carole

Botanic Bleu said...

Evi, I found you from 52 FLEA and am delighted to know more about the artist behind the Santas with the expressive faces.

I toured 52 FLEA's blog about your Valentine 2012 party and was smitten by all your beautiful decor, food, and gifts to each other. I left a comment on 52 FLEA that I would love to be invited to a party at your house! :) I only live a little from you...Texas...:) I will be content attending your lovely parties through photos.

I would love to PIN some of your vignettes both from 52 FLEA and the ruler star from this post.

Judith