Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A dash of Christmas Cheer Part 1

Greetings dear friends and blogging buddies! ~ We have been having lots of trouble with our internet here due to the cold weather. I haven't been able to visit many blogs as I am kicked off A LOT . Sorry for being MIA. There are so many great posts and giveaways and ideas. I am having to miss them as I am not able to stay on long enough to get to them it seems. Such as life I suppose.
So how's your Christmas decorating coming along?? I am in full swing with it, just about done. I needed to already have it done so that I could enjoy it longer. It just about there. I have so many pictures to share so I thought I would share them over the course of the week. So I will just get on with it.
Remember me showing you a picture of a recent finish, Sweeping Snowflakes, from With Thy Needle and Thread? I had a couple of ideas tossing about in my head on how to finish it. I finally decided on a little wooden crate that I painted a nice Avocado green . Then mounted the snowman on the front. I put some pinecones inside and viola!

Recognize the pitiful little tree with the red ornament next to it? Yep, that's right1 It's the little tree from A Charlie Brown Christmas. I thought it worked next to the crate.

I needed a new centerpiece for my kitchen table and ran across a wonderful sale at Hobby Lobby. I found a wonderful candle ring on sale half price for $5. Then I did some scouting in the candle department and found a wonderfully cranberry scented candle on sale for $4. Pretty nice arrangement for $9 don'tcha think?

My mother gave me these resin Birch Tree candle holders a few years back. I thought they were the perfect compliment for the new table runner I just finished up.

One of my favorite wintertime decorations are snowmen. You put 'em out at Christmas and leave 'em out all winter. I just love these two getting warm by the fire. They were a gift from my sister last year and they are sooo cute!

I hope your day is a warm one! Thank you so much for coming by today and spending part of your day with me. I always look forward to your visits!
'til next time,
don't be a stranger,


  1. I love your snowman crate and Charlie's tree is perfect with it! Those birch tree candle holders is PERFECT...birch reminds me of winter for some reason?
    The centerpiece is perfect and don't ya just love Hobby Lobby?

  2. Great Decorations and stitching !!! Love the Snowman on the crate !!! Great Idea !

  3. What a perfect compliment to your sweet snowman crate. Just beautiful, warm and fun!!! Smiles...

  4. Lovely finish, Sharlotte! And your candle settings are so festive.

    Hoping to have all my decorating done by the weekend so I can find a few minutes to sit in my stitchy chair, stitch and admire the tree.

  5. Hi Sharlotte,

    Your candle pieces are really pretty. I love the Charlie Brown tree and the crate...so cute!

    Stay Warm!


  6. Love what you have done with everything!

  7. Hi Sharlotte! Love ALL the decorations so far!! Terribly cute, cute, cute!! Hugs!

  8. I just love your Charlie Brown Christmas tree! I'm decorated for the season. We just did the tree, the mantle and a few other things in the living room. One day, I hope to decorate on a grander scale. It really does make the house look festive. I really like the birch candle tree holders your mother gifted to you. Happy Decorating!

  9. Lovely displays Sharlotte. Your little crate is very cute!

  10. Your decorating looks great Sharlotte. I put my decorations up early for the same reason as you. I found that when I left it to the end of the month, before I knew it Christmas was over and I didn't even get to sit down and enjoy my Christmas tree...

  11. Love, love, love the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree...and your snowman crate is genius!

    Glad you're back to blogging!

    Happy Stitchin'

  12. Sweeping Snowflakes is so pretty! I love how you finished it! And the Charlie Brown tree...so funny! I saw in your previous post that you went to OK for Thanksgiving. I grew up in Broken Arrow. I like Oklahoma. :)

  13. I love your latest, very artistic finish. Your candle displays all look lovely, especially the bargain one. Who would ever know? :)

  14. Lovely holiday decorating. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.


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