Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!!!

From my family to your family MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! May your day be merry and bright!!!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

All decked out for Christmas

 I'd say it's beginning to look like Christmas here at Dulaney Woods but the truth is we've already had one Christmas celebration here over Thanksgiving with my family.  As you can see our big tree was loaded with presents (in the sitting room).  My family always goes a little crazy at this time of year...LOL. ;0)
 Here is our family room tree....it's our new twig tree.  I actually got it after Christmas last year so I got a great deal other wise we wouldn't have it.
 Our dining room is all decked out as it always is with our feather tree...it has my grandmother's glass ornaments on it.
A close-up of some lovely snowfolk.

 These sweet boxes came today from Hanway Mill House....I ordered them at the wonderful York PA Folk Art show right before Thanksgiving. I love Barb's boxes she does such a beautiful job she has a Etsy shop too.
 The sofa in our sitting room with it's sweet Christmas pillows. 
 My basket of snowfolk (from many different artists) and my big sweet teddy holding a gingerbread boy. I just love having all these treasures out.

Here's the door way into our kitchen. 
Here is a close-up of the sign on the door handle to the left.  This was the secret Santa gift I received from my Folk Art and Primitives sister Pat of "The Sunflower Cupboard".:0)
I also took a picture of our entry way because I have some lovely Christmas things in there but I feel it needs some work...not sure what I will do but it looks a bit naked... maybe a new primitive shelf above the window... here is what it looks like now.
It just looks naked....I'm sure I'll figure it out.  Hoping to hit a primitive store this week so I'm sure I'll find something that works.  Any suggestions...it's not a big space...pretty much what you see is it.  Anyway it's a work in progress. :0)
Hope this post finds you all getting into the spirit of Christmas.  I also hope you are all happy and healthy too. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

My Lovely Christmas Swap With Wendy From Ravenwood Whimzies

 Hello my sweet blog friends I have a fantastic swap to share with you all.  Wendy from Ravenwood Whimzies and I decided after being partnered up for the last two Christmas swaps that we had a nice tradition going, so this year we decided to keep that tradition alive and swap this year on our own.  We had such a great time again this year that we've already decided that we will swap again next Christmas as well. :0) I'm sure you have all guessed by now that I LOVE Wendy's creations.  She has such a great eye for detail and the heart of gold to go with it.   In the above photo to the left you will find the sweetest black Santa she made me.  He's perfect in every way right down to the little tree he's holding.
 Now the Santa blew my mind and I was so doing the happy dance...but wait there was more... yes more... this beautiful majestic creature....our first Christmas goose.  He is perfect for our Christmas table and he looks so lovely sitting in my dough bowl.  I can't think of a better center piece then this. LOVE!!!!

Here is our sitting room sofa and you can see my black dolly is holding a new pillow from Wendy "Merry Christmas"...what a great addition to my Christmas pillows.  You can see the Santa one she made me last year to the left. 
This is our family room all decked out for this Christmas season.  What's under the tree well three lovely boxes that Wendy made me. :0)
Here is a close-up shot of the beautiful boxes... I love the pictures Wendy picked out and the colors.  I am a collector of boxes...great for storage and hiding things. They look lovely next to our fireplace and under our tree. :0)
Now this ornament warms my heart and just tickles me with joy....what a sweet gift Wendy has given our little one. Silas just loves hanging ornaments on the tree....even if they are on backwards (mommy fixes them when he's not looking).  We always set the mood for decorating the tree.... Christmas music, cookies, milk and a big box of handmade ornaments.  I think he likes that as much as getting gifts.  I also think it makes him feel big and part of something that is magical too. :0) 
Now not everyone knows this but I like owls...now I don't have a house full of them but they do have a special place in my heart.  I just think of the wise old owl in the pooh bear stories... the one that gives good advice and listens to you.  Who couldn't use a wise old owl in their lives....I know I could.

Last but not least is this wonderful smelling candle.  I have a thing for candles too....LOL. :0) 
I have to send out a Big THANK YOU to Wendy for being willing to swap again with me this year.  Each item you sent is a special treasure that I will hold near and dear to my heart.  I know the love and the attention you put into each item.  You have such a giving heart my friend and I am so blessed to have you in my life.  THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!! I am already thinking about what I want to make you for next year. ;0) Hugs

Well my sweet friends thank you for stopping by for a visit and for sharing in my joy. I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy.  Hugs, Theresa