What a magical Christmas season it has been for me and my family.
I have been blessed beyond measure,
and gratitude for all that 2011 has brought is utmost in my mind.
I treasure every moment leading up to Christmas, but when December 26th comes,
I begin getting my home "de-frocked" of all the strictly Christmas theme,
and concentrate on some of the fun winter adornments that I will leave up until Valentine's Day.
My little snow people vignette is a favorite that I bring out year after year...
Here is a treasured hand-stitched piece from my pal Susan. I just love keeping it out in my little art studio.
My village will stay open and operating through the often-gray winter days.
The little swirling ice skaters will lighten my heart and home.
Buttons and Gabe were such good helpers as I made about a million trips to the basement with all the decorations that had to be stored for another year.
It feels good to have this much done...
Let's look out this big bay window at the welcomed gentle rain that is coming down on this
A cup of tea or coffee sounds great, doesn't it???
Enjoy these last few days of 2011...