Sunday, December 30, 2012

Santas Morning...

I love the time between Christmas and New Years

 Even though we have been retired five years this January we still look forward to this time during the holidays to just relax and DO NOTHING!

                         Oh, my...I also love a good cup of coffee in the morning.

So this morning I'm having my Keurig coffee with my Santas. 

Both Santas are Christmas gifts... one new and one old.

My Santa coffee mug is a Coca Cola 1996 collection edition mug. 

And the glass blown St. Nicholas ornament is brand new.

Love that jolly elf!

Mrs. Claus loves him too!

Sorry...I have to leave now my Santas are calling me! 

But Santa said to tell you...

 he'll be back next year...

 if you're good.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Let it SNOW!

Beautiful white flakes of snow...falling here at Sandy Snowflake!

Even our Beanie Baby Bears love the snow!

And we don't have to drive in it!!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

My Christmas Doilies

I've been having fun crocheting these cute, little Christmas doilies in red, green and white yarn. I'm using an old doily pattern and a size F hook.

If you would like a copy of the pattern send me an email.

I love the bright cheery Christmas colors. I'm making these for family so they will all go to new homes.

Friday, December 21, 2012

I Love Snowmen!

More Christmas decorations to share with you. One is a snowman vignette with a stuffed felt snowman, a snowman runner, a snowman placemat and a snowman banner. I hung the fabric quilted snowman banner over a picture to make it more Christmasy.

My dear departed father-in-law cut out the wood to make the wooden wreath. He painted it in the bright red, white and green colors. Isn't it pretty?

On the wall I grouped my blue snowmen china - two St. Nicolas plates (lovely gifts from one of my brother-in-law's and his wife) and a blue Merry Christmas wood sign.

Do you like to decorate with snowmen?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Cardinal & Santa Claus

I love this embroidery that my mother-in-law made of a lovely red cardinal in a woodland setting. It goes beautiful with my vintage blow mold Santa Claus.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Snow & a Cardinal

Lovely isn't it!

I saw this photo of the beautiful cardinal in the snow on the Internet and had to share it.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mickey & Minnie

How do you like my new Mickey & Minnie Salt and Pepper set?

I love it!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Mickey Mouse Nutcrackers

Look at the adorable Mickey Mouse nutcrackers I saw at one of the stores at Disney World's Hollywood Studios.

Alas... unfortunately I didn't purchase any {{{sob}}} but I will share with you what I did buy soon.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Gingerbread House

Can you imagine a Gingerbread House large enough to be a store?

We couldn't either...that is until we visited the Grand Floridian Resort at Walt Disney World.

We couldn't resist buying two gingerbread shingles - they used chocolate to hold the shingles together. Delicious!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Mickey & Minnie

Christmas Mickey & Minnie Mouse are going home with us!

We leave Ft. Wilderness (Walt Disney World, FL) early tomorrow morning for the long drive home.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Santa Mickey

Another adorable Disney Christmas Mug and Plate...Cookies for Santa Mickey!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Although we have attended Ft. Wilderness' Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue in the past, it had been a number of years so we decided to see the show again yesterday.

It's a fun, cutsy, folksy show that kids and adults like and my understanding is it hasn't changed much since it started decades ago.

The food was delicious. The server plops buckets down in front of you filled with salad, chicken and ribs. The way the dessert, Strawberry Shortcake, is served is hilarious!

A fun filled happy evening topped off running into a golf cart Christmas parade on our way back to our RV site.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Wreath

This is one of the most beautiful Christmas wreaths I've ever seen.

Hop on over to Sheila's fantastic blog, Note Songs, to see how she created this beauty after being inspired by another lovely wreath she saw on Pinterest.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Teddy Bear Christmas Tree

I saw a Teddy Bear Christmas tree in one of the shops at Disney's Epcot Park today.

I loved it!

I could do this - I have many cute, adorable teddy bears.

Christmas Disney !