Tuesday, December 21, 2010

*Sweet*Sweet*Things


Today is a cold, drizzly day.  I wish it was pouring rain...with thunder and lightening...ahhhh...If so, I would stay in bed and just listen.  But it's not and there are things to do...the time is getting near!  I think I will work on my "to-do" list that will keep me indoors instead of out fighting the crowds in this weather.  Some of those people get grumpy, and I don't want to deal with grumpy today...lol  I'd rather be in my warm, cozy home surrounded by the sweet sights of Christmas.  So snuggle in and get comfy.  I'm going to share a few of my favorite sweet things...

In the above picture, my little vintage shoppers are scurrying about getting ready for the big day!  Suh--weet!
  
I just ADORE the sweet sugar snow covering their clothes.  

Their faces are just adorable!

This little vintage framed girl makes me smile.  For one, she is just too darn cute...and for another, she was a $3.00 find at Target a few years ago!

Around ever nook and cranny, you will find little Christmas surprises.  This little wreath is hanging on an inside door.  Simple green wreath, purchased at Walmart.  An old broken strand of faux pearls and a tiny vintage Santa & his sleigh, topped off with a little vintage bling and a candy cane bow is a sweet little vintage treasure.   

❄ ❄ ❄ ♬♪♫...with a corncob pipe and a button nose, and two eyes made out of coal...♬♪♫ ❄ ❄ ❄

This little Santa puts a smile on my face.  I love his little springy legs!

Most of you know that "carolers"...of all kinds are at the top of my fav collections list.  I so delight in these three little carolers!  Looks like they are singing at the top of their lungs.  Precious!

These little cuties were a recent flea market find.  I saw some just like them on Etsy that I have admired.

My candy cane supply is slowly decreasing...maybe because I have one each each cuppa peppermint mocha that I drink.  lol

I found this glittery treasure at Big Lots.  I also got the Hope {in red} and Peace {in gold}.  They are perfect on this window sill in my dining room.

 I will cherish these little kissing angels forever!  My Mom gave them to me just last Christmas!  Who knew that would be her last one with us on this earth.  Thank you Mama!!!

♬♪♫... Joy to the world.  The Lord is come... ♬♪♫

Precious nativity ornaments hanging on my "Nativity" tree.

Mary and Baby Jesus...The Reason for the Season!
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

Oh how I love this time of year!  However, this year will be bittersweet.  It hurts so much not having Mom here with us this Christmas.  She is no longer in pain, she is in the most wonderful place, and I'll see her again.  That's the sweet part that gives me great comfort, peace, and joy.  

And how AWESOME it must be to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus WITH JESUS!
Our traditional Christmas get-together will be quite different.  We'll be missing my Daddy, sister, brother-in-law, nieces, and nephew as they will be spending Christmas at other places this year.  ☹  But they are in good health and spending time with loved ones...so that's all good.  
And on a sweet note ♪ ... my oldest niece and her little girl will be here on Christmas Eve to stay with us for 3-4 days!  ☺

And an even sweeter♪...we have the upcoming marriage of my son and the love of his life {my soon-to-be daughter-in-love} in February.  

And with that comes a most beautiful baby girl that will be our granddaughter...
We are already "Gramma" and "Pa" to her, and we couldn't be more delighted!


And another sweet ♪...our oldest son, that's been touring, will be home for Christmas with his precious girlfriend {whom I hope will be my other daughter-in-love} someday! 

Yes.....Sweet, indeed!

We are truly blessed!
Wishing you a most sweet time this Christmas with those you love!  Many prayers and hugs for those, like us, that have lost someone special this year.  May you find the sweet in this Christmas season, as well!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

  

3 comments:

bellaboo said...

Thanks for dropping in to wish me a Merry Christmas!
I hope you and your family have a wonderful time.Your mother will be there in your heart..as always.

Take care,
Love Bellaboo X

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your home looks warm, cozy and Christmas-y....

Thanks for stopping by my blog and sending good wishes on my shoulder surgery. It means alot!
Merry Christmas,
Penny

Karen said...

Ahhhh Rebecca. I love all of your Sweet Things. Especially the carolers! Well, and that soon to be granddaughter of yours!
I actually got a call from my son yesterday and he asked "Mom, do you think I could bring someone for Christmas?"
Uhhhhh - YES! We actually get to meet someone! He never brings them home to us. He says he will "Someday". WHO KNOWS?!!!!! :)
In the meantime I get my great niece Miss Taylor to enjoy. How fun for each of us!
Merry Christmas Dear Rebecca. Your nationwide friendship is just so special to me. I pray you have a safe and most wonderful Christmas with your family.
Big hugs! Love, Karen

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