Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Put your Party hat on and have a wonderful New Years Eve

My mom always had a New Years reminder, don't enter you home after midnight
without someting in your hand.
It signifies that you will have health, happiness and prosperity in the coming new year

So make sure you bring home one of those party favors in your hand
Tomorrow, I'll let you know what my New Years Resolutions will be for 2010
What will yours be?


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Santa Claus is coming to Town

Countdown to Christmas
 Is all your shopping done?

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Have yourself a very merry White Christmas

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So busy, these day, I haven't had much time to post,
I have been playing with a photo edit program, but I can't get
all of them to load on my blog at the same time.  I'm working on it,
I'll leave you with this one that I did accomplish to upload.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Colonial Early American Christmas

I have a love of White & Linen, but I also
love the Colonial Early American look
Rich in History and Charm
Olde Homes, Olde Souls,
The patina of on olde house
When I acquire an old piece, I can't help
but wonder, who owned it, how they used it, how
they acquired it.
If it was part of their family history
I always feel that the piece doesn't truly
belong to me,
it is on loan to me, unil it is passed
on to the next olde soul

Doorways decorated as they were in eary times
Using only items found in the woods

A table setting with fruits and fresh pine
and a Pineapple
Look at the clay pot filled with pine and a little bird
Steal this idea ~ Love it

Adding fresh pine and pinecones, some packages wrapped in
brown kraft paper, tied with ribbon, more pine
around an antique picture and you have
yourself some instant Christmas Cheer
Add some homemade ginerbread men

Smaller pine tree on top of an old table
Old baskets filled with Christmas packages

Long Johns hung on a cupboard with winter stockings,
and some pine and another great decorating idea

Homemade Pine & Pincone swag over the door
Love the old shutters

Spell Merry Christmas using
round tags bought at an office supply store
Age them first, stamp them with small stamps
punch a hole in them, swag them
Love it

Christmas by the Hearth

Quince slices dried and hung on a window

Tree decorated with red and white garland and little silver stars

A beautiful bedroom sparsly decorated
for Christmas

Wishing you happy decorating
I hope your home at the holidays
 is everything you dream it could be

Pictures belong to the Internet
thank you

Blessings ~ Cheryl

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

RIP December 1, 1993

Today I remember my brother as I do everyday,
16 years ago today
my brother Ricky passed away
at the young age of 37
I never got to say Good-Bye
or to tell him how much
I Loved him
and for that
I look up to Heaven every day
and tell him
"I Love you & Miss you"
I will do that forever until we meet again
December 1, 1993 - December 1, 2009

I am home in Heaven, dear ones;

Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus’ love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus’ arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still:
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust our Father’s Will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth-
You shall rest in Jesus’ land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

Blessings ~ Cheryl