Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Be Merry!

Here's the last of my decorations. I have a lot of pictures so bear with me.I'm linking to It's a Very Cherry World for wonderful Rednesday!
Dining room. 
See the little hearts on the back of the chairs?
My pillows on the living room couch.
Vintage music above the piano.


My toolbox full of vintage Christmas books.
I am late thanking Kim K. for this beautiful vintage shadow box. I was so surprised and honored to receive this.
Look at the wonderful details.  I love it! Thank you so much Kim!
I thought I'd show you the newest ornie that will be in one of my sons stockings this year. He did the artwork. I just size it and copy it. Then I sew away. This one was easy, because it was done in black. 
Here it is before I made it into the ornament.I cut it out, added a cardboard inside and stitched around it with the sewing machine to finish it off.
Here's the finished ornie. I hope he likes it. He should-it's his artwork on the poster!
I've baked chocolate snowballs, cowboy cookies, chocolate- chocolate chunk,gingerbread cookies, and  and candied orange peels.Made blueberry scones,cinnamon rolls, red and green enchiladas (for Christmas Eve). I shopped till I dropped, wrapped, crafted and now will put up my feet, like  Santa for a while and just enjoy the season.

 I'll be back after the New Year, so I can spend some time with the family.

  Thank you for the past year of blogging-it has been truly wonderful getting to know you.Wishing you all the Merriest Christmas and Happiest New Year!
Leslie

34 comments:

  1. You have been a busy little elf Leslie! Love your holiday decor, the red and white quilt is gorgeous, and I love the ornament you made for your son out of his artwork! What a keepsake. Love the Christmas shadowbox too. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family! xo

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  2. You have really been busy. I don't want to start baking til the kids come home, or I'll eat it all, and that would not be good. ;-) I love bulbs on the scale and the framed sheet music over the piano. Your whole house is lovely and festive and just perfect for Christmas! Wishing you a very happy Christmas!!!

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  3. I knew I'd be ooing and ahing before I even opened this post. I love it all! From your fabulous china cabinet to the framed sheet music, it's all eye candy to me. And your little shadow box gift is a treasure to behold! I love the very special ornament you've created for your son. He'll remember this Christmas every time he unwraps it for his tree.

    Thanks for sharing your home AND all the inspiration you give us with each and every post, Lesley. Merry Christmas!

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  4. I love the idea of framing Christmas sheet music. I have those exact same music scores. We own my grandparents piano and that was my mom's sheet music. What a special ornament for your son. It's such a treasure. Your house looks so cozy. Sending you Christmas hugs!

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  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family!! Your house looks lovely!! I'm still hoping to get some baking done...there are a few more days left aren't there?

    chris

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  6. Fun decorations....Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  7. Hi, Leslie,
    Thanks for stopping by. You have the same tray? Really? Gee,
    that hard to believe. hehehehe
    I'm glad you can put your feet up and rest, I'm still going full speed. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.
    P.S. Love the decorations, too. LOVE the way you did your white couch with pillows

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  8. Merry Christmas Leslie! I love your decorations and you have outdid yourself with the candy, cookies and food! I am heading to the grocery store later this week to finish up my goodies. I hate the grocery store this time of year! Wishing you and your family the merriest of Christmases!

    xoxox

    Linda

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  9. How pretty! Enjoy your "time off."

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  10. Leslie,
    You have such a nice blog. I enjoyed all of that. I love the ornament and the artist will too! You have so many pretty things. I love the vintage books in vintage red toolbox! Adorable. Merry Christmas!
    Karen

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  11. oh, you are reminding me to take the Christmas books out and bring them all downstairs, so we can browse through them.

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  12. Merry Christmas to you too. That shadow box is "simply devine". What a great gift. I think my favorite thing is that box of Christmas books. What a wonderful idea.

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  13. Your home looks so merry and festive and welcoming, Leslie!

    How dear is Kim, what a wonderful friend and lovely gift to receive.

    Your ornament for your son is so terrific - I love the tradition you've created for your children.

    Wishing you the merriest of Christmases with all of your dear ones!

    Sally xo

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  14. You also have some beautiful red & white things, like your wall hanging
    thanks for coming over to see my quilt

    Merry Christmas

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  15. Love all your red. It's my favorite color. I have a basket of Christmas books that I love to go through even though our children are grown! Love your tool box. :)

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  16. I love the framed music sheets - cute idea and the light bulbs in the scale, and the shadowbox. It's all cute and MERRY!

    xo Danielle

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  17. Thanks so much for your visits this season and for your kind words!
    Love your Christmas decor!! I aodre vintage things too!
    Such a pretty shadow box that you received from Kim...
    And your vintage books are darling! I have some too that I meant to do a post on and forgot about them!! LOL!
    Maybe I still will...I have some vintage Christmas cars too!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  18. Merry Christmas, Leslie!
    I just knew I would find lots and lots of red on your post! I love every wonderful cheery detail. Your red and white quilt is gorgeous! It's so perfect for Christmastime. I love your framed vintage music. It looks perfectly fitting displayed above your piano.
    Your ornament is amazing. You are so very clever and artistic. What a great way to create a spectacular ornament.
    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog, my dearest friend.
    Blessings,
    Carolynn xxx

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  19. Oh what a fun visit! And how smart of you to take time off to spend with your family. That's definitely a top priority! And oh my goodness, I do believe I once had that piano music for my piano lessons, many MANY years ago. Thank you for a lovely visit and MERRY CHRISTMAS :)

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  20. Happy Holidays Leslie...enjoy your family and the beauty of your home. Renee

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  21. Beautiful Decorations, what a lovely home. Happy Holidays Dear Friend_ Hugs, Diane

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  22. I love that you framed those old Christmas music sheets and put them on the piano...Your ornament is very unique and super cool! That was sweet of Kim to send you such a lovely gift :)
    Merry Christmas

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  23. Leslie, you may already know about this blog hop but I thought I'd mention it in case you don't ... A Primitive Christmas Handwork Blog Hop. This blog entry seems to have the best list of the links that I noticed: http://woodenspooldesigns.blogspot.com/2012/11/welcome-i-am-very-excited-to-be-part-of.html?m=0

    I thought of you right away, since you love to work in wools and you've always got projects going. Each artist/blogger has a free pattern and a cookie recipe. What more could one ask for in life, huh?! Enjoy!

    Merriest of Christmases to you and yours,

    Sally xo

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  24. Leslie your decorations are beautiful. What a great shadow box from Kim. Love love it.
    Merry Christmas and wishing you a Blessed New Year.
    Hugs
    donna

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  25. I love all of your wonderful decorations. The pops of red against the white is fabulous! that shadow box is a real treasure. Love your sons artwork! Have a very Merry Christmas!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  26. I just love all your Christmas decorations...
    Everything looks wonderful.
    What does your BJ stand for?
    Mine is Betty Jean....:))
    Merry Christmas

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  27. Your home looks so warm and cozy!!! Merry Christmas! xox

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  28. I love your decor. The ornament is so special. You are a great crafter. Merry Christmas to you and yours. xoxo,Susie

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  29. Leslie, What a beautiful Christmas home you have! Thank you so much for sharing. Your ornament for your son turned out exactly like his drawing! I hope he loved it. Have a wonderful New Year! Elizabeth

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  30. Happy happy New Year and much joy in 2013 to you and your family Leslie!

    xo

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  31. Wonderful decorations, I love the Santa pillow!
    I wanted to wish you and your family A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  32. Unke pyar ko main bhulana nhi chahtaApne jakham duniya ko dikhana nhi chahta,Yaadein unki anmol hain mere liye,Isliye to unhe ansuo me bahana nhi chahta…. play bazaar Dur Na Jaya Karo Dil Tadap satta king Suraj Paas Ho Na Ho Roshni Aas Paas Rehti Hai,Dost Paas Ho Na Ho, Dosti Aaspaas Rehti Hai,Waise Hi Aap Paas Ho Na Ho AapkiYaadein Hamesha Paas Rehti Ha.

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