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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Bit by bit...

Happy Saturday Evening... 
Well, here we are just a few days before Christmas... 

All of that lovely snow that we had is almost gone.. 
We had rain here last night ..

We have been busy shopping, cleaning and decorating.. 
Not a thing wrapped yet but all in due time.. 
I think due time is running out.. smile..
But bit by bit I am getting there..

Just sharing a few pics of me trying to get ready for it all.. 


My fireplace is decorated.. 
Do you see my lovely reindeer candle holders?
I talked about them HERE..
I know the pic is not very good.. 
For some reason my camera is acting up.. 
I think the rechargeable batteries are like me and running on low... 
But hopefully you can get the drift..
I will try and get a better one.. 

Here is my birthday present from Shonda..


A snowman's hat and underneath is a runner and also a couple of place mats from Trevor's... 
These are on the dining room table.. 
The room is coming along and I will soon be able to show you.. 
It won't really get done until after the new year but at least it is a change and much more country feel... 

Someone likes Grandma... 

Charlie Boy.. 
He is growing so fast..

And someone likes Grandpa...

A couple of tired out boys.. 

Who always wants to know if there are any of these in the house.. 

What are Grandmas for.. 
Right?

Oh.. I had to show you the dear dishes I found today at the Thrift.. 

Aren't they sweet? 
Not a big set but lovely for just Terry and I.. 
I have not seen this pattern before.. 
Have you? 
I do wish there was another cup although Terry would not use it anyway.. grin.. 

Working away on a coffee cozy for someone.. 


It will actually be a whole week from today before all of our family are here at one time.. 
So.. I do have a bit of leeway.. smile.. 

We went shopping in Sussex today and met so many dear friends and even ran into our grandsons..I so enjoyed the day.. We met our youngest for lunch and they came up home for supper.. 

The wee boys were excited as the firetruck drove by with sirens going to let the kids all know that Santa had arrived in this wee place.. smile.. 

So on with the coats and boots and Grandpa even went along, too.. 
The boys had a chance to speak to Santa and get a lovely bag of treats..

There was only one problem.. 
When they got back home the oldest lad told his Mom he thought Santa was supposed to be bilingual.. 
He said that for some reason this Santa could not understand French.. grin.. 
Isn't that funny?.. 

Santa must have been resting and had a fill in, I guess.. 
I know Christmas isn't about Santa but kids have loved him through the years.. 

I heard the same wee boy listening to his mama as she told him about the real Christmas story, too.. 
So sweet.... 

Well, dear ladies I must go.. 
We have a lovely service tomorrow and are having guests going with us... 

I need my beauty  8 hours of sleep.. grin.. 


Take care, dear hearts.. 
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and we will chat again soon.. 
Thanks so much for visiting and welcome to the new followers.. 
So appreciate it.. 
Looking forward to hearing what you have all been up to.. 

God bless... 

17 comments:

  1. good to see you today even if it was only a drive by... I like your snowman bday gifts :)

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    1. So sweet to see you drive by with you big smile, dear..
      Have a great day... xo

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  2. Oh, Faye, this is such a sweet post. I just look so forward to read what your and your family have been doing. The little French boys are so cute. Seems like they have taken to Grandpa. Bet Grandpa is the best, too! Your birthday gifts from Shonda are so in keeping with the time of year when you have your birthday. I love snowmen! And the hat is funny.....reminds me of Frosty the snowman and when he melted there was only the hat left. Also, I wanted to mention your pretty china on your tea tray cart. Oh, it looks so pretty in front of the window. I adore the blue and white...I have a collection of blue and white...I have never seen that pattern before. I have it all put away until the kitchen is painted and ready to decorate. That is the next project for the son, son-in-law and my hubby... after the new year.

    May God surround you with his love during the year of 2013,
    Susannah


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    1. Thanks, Sue.. So good to hear from you, too. Shonda and her family gave me the hat and Trevor and his gave me the runner.. I love them and of course the lovely things from Dustin and his family.. Such fun finding the blue dishes.. Can't wait to use them ... Take care dear friend.. xo

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  3. Dear Faye, it is so good to visit with you! I love seeing your photos, it's like going home to visit. I love the cart full of lovelies! And the sweet children! The gifts from your daughter are just wonderful, and the blue and white china. I have not seen that pattern either. Such a blessing to count you among my friends. I hope you have such a wonderful holiday season with your family.
    Merry Christmas
    God Bless You!

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    1. And so fun having you Ann.. I think you and Sue are amongst my first followers.. smile..
      Blessings sweet friend..

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  4. Sounds like a great day. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  5. Mornion g Faye, so warm and cozy everything looks, love all your Christmas goodies....Charlie is beautiful.......Oh Faye, I love those sweet blue dishes, I have never seen that pattern before either and I love old dishes, any name on the back????? so so cute.........Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Hugs Francine.

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  6. Have a lovely Christmas Faye,

    Laurie

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  7. Merry Christmas to you and yours Faye...your home is nice and cozy..all ready for a beautiful Christmas day...blessings

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  8. Hi Faye. I look forward to seeing your new decorating of the dining room in the new year. It's a lot of work at this busy time of year. I hope you and Terry and the family have a wonderfully blessed Christmas. Enjoy the time with family and friends. Blessings and Hugs, Pamela

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  9. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Faye. I enjoy your blog as it's always so encouraging and uplifting. I look forward to reading many wonderful posts in the new year.

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  10. Merry Christmas to you and yours Faye.

    Cheryl (Fton)

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  11. I enjoyed seeing the photos of your house, it's so very festive looking. Your home looks very comfy, cozy and relaxing, with the fire going.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

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