Friday, November 19, 2010

Sneak Peep

I know that it is early to start decorating for Christmas but I just had to do my mantel. The garland I ordered came and Jill was kind enough to send out my December kit early so I could have my finished Shepherd and Lambs. I have missed seeing my Nativity pieces that I just had to get the mantel up. I just took a picture of one part of the mantel and on Sunday when it is complete with all eleven pieces ( missing one the Camel), I will post a picture of the completed mantel. I just love Christmas and cannot wait to see all my cherished pieces. This year is going to be very special because of Jake. This morning when he came I showed him the mantel but did not have the garland turned on. After we said good morning to the Shepherd, lamb, donkey and elephant, I told him I had a surprise for him and turned on the garland. The look of delight on his face brought tears to my eyes. It is going to be a real gift to see Christmas through his eyes.
The last picture is of three decorations I ordered from Grandin Road and just had to post them since I think they are the cutest things. They are part of the holiday Dash Away Reindeer Collection. One of the reindeer, Donna, was damaged so I have to send her back and they are putting a new one in the mail. I will have four pieces altogether including Santa. Now to find a special place for them. Thinking of looking for a narrow long rectangular mirror tray to put them on with snow. Now I have to find it.
Off to try to get some stitching done tonight.


stephanie ashworth said...

It is never to early to decorate for Christmas! Especially when you have such beautiful things. I can't wait to see your full Kelly Clark/Amy Bunger nativity scene. I don't know why I haven't been stitching that, but plan to start soon. Maybe when I go to Memphis in the spring. Happy Thanksgiving and keep on decorating.

Melinda said...

Hi, Linda - What great memories you are making for and with Jake! i can just imagine his delight in seeing all the lights on your garland. It's beautiful, by the way. Can't wait to see all your Nativity figures on display. Wish I had jumped on those last year.

That reindeer collection couldn't be cuter! I like your idea about the mirror and snow. That would be a perfect setting for them.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!