Monday, December 14, 2009

Its That Time of Year...

I'm so ready to show you my newest project but its been raining here lately so no pictures to be! So instead I thought I'd share some of our Christmas decorations:

Here's our tree this year:

I love this ornament, it belonged to Chris' Grandparents:

And my crocheted tree skirt in its new home. I'm still so proud of myself for making this! lol

The fabulous Carrie from Tinkering L8 made me this super awesome wreath!

This is a long table in my hallway I decorated with our Christmas odds and ends (and yes, my hallway is orange. lol)

My mom made the next two pieces for me. I had bought these figure sets of "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" and "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town". I gave them to her and she made me a centerpiece and wreath. Awesome!

And now for a sad Christmas tale...

I took Toot to see Santa and not only was she not glad to see him, I had to be in the picture to calm her down, her purple socks I thought no one would see are totally see-able and she looks completely done with Christmas. Well, at least I thought to put some make-up on before I left the house! lol

I'm so in love with this Christmas song:

Merry Christmas everyone, have a great day!


  1. Love your X'mas decorations Maggi! How cute are those Santas climbing up the ladder! So sweet of Carrie to make you that wreath! Gorgeous!

    Sorry you were not able to get a good shot of Toot with still have time to try again!

    Have a wonderful week Maggi!

  2. Great decorations, Maggi--can't wait to see what you've been creating!

    If it makes you feel any better, when I took my oldest daughter to see Santa in the mall for pictures, she screamed so hard and wouldn't stop--she never did that!--they gave me my money back!

    I was so embarassed, and then I thought...we always teach our kids not to talk to strangers, and then we plop them on some strange man's lap and expect them to smile?! So, I never tried again!

    I think your picture turned out adorable, purple socks and all!

  3. Oh Maggi your decorations are beautiful, your Mum and her talent is incredible as is the wreath your friend made.

    The song made me teary - I don't know why, thinking of my own Mum and missing her I suppose.

    Beautiful post Maggi :)

    p.s Every single one of my girls was scared of Santa till at least 3 - I think it's probably what Julie said. So one year I queued up with my sister and best buddy, no kids just us. The elf assured us there was no age limit on seeing Santa so in we went :D :D I may have to dig out the pic - my mate even insisted on sitting on his lap - mind you I don't recall him complaining ;)

  4. Maggi,,love the wreath and centerpiece.. I love thoe shows and my kids still want to watch..(25 & 18).. I have to say, Christmas Waltz is my very favorite song too.. but I love the Peggy Lee version.. she has a great voice and I love how she sings.. dont' worry, Toot won't be scared for life.. my kids finally warmed up to Santa...Merry Christmas!

  5. Uncle Frank!!! *swoon* U do love me!!! LOL!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos....and your Santa PHOTO is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!! Trust me though...I feel your pain...this is the FIRST year I didn't have to sit with Brookie! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. Maggi, verything looks so beautiful! It looks like your Christmas Season is truly filled with magic and joy and Christmas spirit! I am still trying to decorate my house - my favorite thing to do, and you just gave me few ideas I could use. Thank you for sharing it with me.:-)

  7. Your house looks really good - I love that you made your own tree skirt! Cute Santa picture too, I always go in knowing I might have to be in the pic too! :) Happy Monday!

  8. Love your decor!

    awww, poor Toot! I think it's normal for kids to be weirded out by is a stranger! ;-)

  9. Love the Christmas Tree.....the skirt looks beautiful....Wow...what a lucky lady...the wreath that Carrie made you is awesome!!!!

    The pic of Toot is adorable and the purple socks story so cute!!!

    Wishing you a great week!!! :-)

  10. so glad you love your wreath :D

    i love the abominable snowman wreath - totally made me smile :D

  11. I'm oooohing and ahhhing over your X mas goodies! I LOVE orange! I have an orange ski jacket that I've been wearing inside lately. The heater is jacked up but it's still cold!

  12. Love your decorations! Your tree looks so cute - and I quite like your tree skirt, too. The Toot photo is priceless - I just love that look on her face. I fear I frequently I have the same one at work. :)

  13. merry christmas hun, hope you have a good one. Love the tree and well done on the tree skirt - it's fab!!!

  14. Your tree looks so fabulous and I LOVE the tree skirt and I love that wreath! It just reminded me I wanted to make an origami wreath this year. Hmm well we'll see if that happens, haha!

    Poor little Toot. Funny how kids can be excited about Santa "on paper" and then be scared in person. It's still a cute photo. :)

  15. Hi Maggi

    The treeskirt you made is perfect! & I love the pic of you & Toot.

    Happy Christmastime petal


  16. Love that ornament, and I am super impressed with your crocheted tree skirt! Still working on washcloths on my side of the world. ;) Merry Christmas!

  17. Here's the address for SPANK!!Shiraishi bldg 2F, 4-24-7 Kouenji-Minami, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

    :))))))))) I'm so happy lol... but now I learn there is also a SPANK ME! and Ticket to Darling shop by the same people lol.. and I feel bad asking the same girl for those addresses hehe.

  18. Here's the address for SPANK!!Shiraishi bldg 2F, 4-24-7 Kouenji-Minami, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

    :))))))))) I'm so happy lol... but now I learn there is also a SPANK ME! and Ticket to Darling shop by the same people lol.. and I feel bad asking the same girl for those addresses hehe.

  19. Thanks for your comment on my Extravaganzza blog and for following me! It is a pity indeed that Lyn Gardener is not just around the corner...
    I see you have both a craft and vintage blog, too - I´m off to check your vintage blog now!

    Bye bye!

  20. Beautiful Decorations! Love your Santa Claus is comin to town and Rudolph wreatH!!!!

  21. All the handmade decorations are fab, especially the crocheted tree skirt.

    I'm sure Toot will love meeting Father Christmas next year when she's a bit older.

  22. First of all I absolutely LOVE the picture of you, Toot, and Santa! It is adorable! It's great! I have an orange room in my house too:) Well it use to be orange til yesterday because it is now becoming the nursery! Love all of your decorations too!!

  23. Your decorations are all so delightfully wonderful, thank you for sharing your holiday decor with us!

    Poor Toot, just think though, in a couple of years Santa will be the first person she wants to see come the holiday season, wish list in hand :D

    Joyful Christmas wishes, sweet dear!
    ♥ Jessica

  24. Christmas! yey! and excited for this year! amazing home decorations! sure looks so fun.

    I am Denise Katipunera

  25. Oh your mom is so clever, tell her from me that I love those two pieces!

    Love tinkering L8's wreath, gorgeous. There are so many talented people round here.

    Oh poor Tootie, big hug honey.

  26. awe I love all your decorations...and what a cute picture of you and Toot :)

  27. Your tree looks fabulous and I loooooove your tree skirt!

    What a gorgeous wreath Tinkering L8 made you...lucky you!

    Awe...sweet Toot melts my heart! What a great Santa, love his pose.

    Love and hugs,

  28. What a beautiful tree and decorations. We just went through our ornaments and told the stories that go with each one!!! I love the storytelling that goes with the holidays.

    I think that is kids never cooperate for holiday pictures, so you have a story to go with it. Otherwise each year would be piccture perfect and we would have nothing to talk about!

    so adorable with Santa, will make a fabulous cherished memory. Funny how so many kiddies are scared of Santa visit. YOUR home's Christmas decorations are sweet & warm. YOU did a great job arranging everything sweetie. Tootie sure has a fabulous Mother ( and Dad ) and much love filled home.
    Happy Holidays to you.