Monday, January 9, 2012

PACKING IN CHRISTMAS!!

Many of you know that we were away for Christmas!
So the decorating was slim around here!


I decorated the kitchen chandy with my
 Norman Rockwell Cameo Collecton.







There were nine ornaments in the series depicting Santa from a first appearance through his exhausted finale on Christmas Night. The series ran from 1980 through 1988.


I really restricted my decoration to the breakfast area so of course I decorated the sideboard.








Everything is packed up til next year. I will soon share how the sideboard looks now. I am not quite satisfied with it yet.
We left here and traveled to Tennessee and Illinois.
We had a great time with family and friends.

We passed around the egg nog and the upper respitory infections. Much of the time I was wearing a surgical mask.
And No, I did not get a picture of that!
Here are a few pics I did get!
~~
TENNESSEE








All of these figures are animated and musical. My grandson Jon and I loved to get them all going at once.
Drove my sweet SIL crazy!




Hollie made this beautiful card holder. I meant to get a pic of the sweet advent calender she made. 
~~
ILLINOIS


Kim has been really ill the last six weeks so I was not allowed to take pics inside.

She did a total renovation on the outside this summer.
I think it looks so pretty. This was the extent of her Christmas decor. You can see it was a strange holiday for us but at least the meaning was not lost upon us.
We have each other and we are blessed.


I will share the total renovation later





Above is her office and guest house. 
This is where we stay when we visit. 
The field you see was the cornfield
below.



Hey, we're from Savannah!
This IS SNOW and it counts!
Well, we are home and everyone is feeling better.
I have been busy listing new items in the
Be sure to visit and see what's new!






25 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Ginger I love Kim's home. They did a great job. I love the card holder too. Glad everyone is feeling better. xo

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

Welcome back home to the South!
So you too caught some upper respitory infections. For that you didn't have to leave state; we got our share as well.
Often I wonder how many tons of Christmas items will be stowed away in this nation alone... We have only very little to handle each year. If one had to move as often as we did, it is easy to slim down. Also for other reasons we don't want to add to much, we've seen the other side of the world as well. The commercial things, that have nothing to do with religion, don't appeal to us as much. If one has kids, that is a different story, you create the atmosphere for them.
Besides, we did grow up with Saint Nicholas, which is on December 5 and 6 (for kids) and Chistmas was more like Thanksgiving, a family get-together with great food.

Have a great week and look forward to the rest of the story. By the way I didn't know you both had a secret cellar till now.

Love to you,

Mariette

Grace InAZ said...

Beautiful decorations! My friend has that musical snowman + reindeer and I just love it!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

Scribbler said...

Glad you are home and had a nice trip. I would love to see more photos of that great craftsman house.

DearHelenHartman said...

WOW - first, I love the wreath as a chandelier and will be stealing that idea next year. Your pics are so warm and wonderful that I had to stop half way through and become your newest follower! Thanks for visiting DearHelenHartman.com so I could find you.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Ginger,

I'm glad to see your back home. Sorry to hear about the illness. I hope everyone is feeling better.

I love how you decorated the Chandelier for Christmas.

The craftsman house is a beauty!

Dee

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What fun to see all the decorations and the lovely homes. Snow is snow and it was very pretty. Great photos Ginger. Glad you are home and feeling better. hugs, Linda

Babs said...

Ginger, Glad you're back home (you were missed) and thanks for sharing your Christmas and travel photos.
Hugs,
Babs

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I enjoyed so much looking at all your wonderful pictures. Especially love what you done with your chanderlier for Christmas! Savannah is a beautiful town. Love to visit there! Have a blessed New Year!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Ginger! Thanks for the glimpse into your decorations--very pretty! I've never heard of the Norman Rockwell series; very interesting to know about. will need to research that! I think I'll copy your idea of the chandelier next year. I've decorated ours before, but not with hanging ornaments. And that garland on the stairs is GORGEOUS! ~Zuni

Ann said...

Well we live in Kansas City so theres probably not a Hallmark Ornament I don't know about. I have this, set too and love it. I really like how you displayed them. I'm always looking for new ways to show my sets too. That home is so gorgeous--looks like a Hallmark Christmas movie could me made there.
Ann

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Hey there! You followed me when I was on Google - but WordPress doesn't have that type of function - so don't know if you've been by my new location or not. I got an invite to join you on Linked In, I think it was, but not knowing what it's about, I skipped it. Seems like blog business is blogging and everything else goes by the wayside sometimes! And, I keep thinking I should get by my old followers and say thanks and welcome you over to my WordPress blog. I guess I'll include that now. Thanks, and come on by! Anyway - enjoyed your photos - that's some hefty bannister decorations on that wonderful home (your SIL's). Sorry to hear everyone's been sick. Hope everyone's getting better! Love the little doo-dads on your buffet. Snow. Any kind, is snow when you don't get snow of any measure, right? Good to see you. Traveling w/Liz of Time Travel Thursday. Jenn

Ivy and Elephants said...

Glad that you are back and had such a wonderful time. So many pretty pics, and fab decor.Don't forget to link with us, too.
Big hugs,
Patti

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Yep, you're back in business!! I can see it now!

Carol

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Hey, by seeing all your Christmas decs, including Norman Rockwell in the chancy, we certainly have the same interests and collections. I am a new follower too! Looking forward to my visits!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Glad you're home and well! Love this front porch, what a great place, and your kitchen chandy was wonderful all decked for Christmas. Thanks so much for linking up for the party!

Debbie said...

Well, welcome home! I was delighted to see a post update from you. I've been out of town myself this week so I'm just getting here.

I think all the decor you posted from Savannah to Tennessee to Illinois is wonderful. Your sideboard is right up my alley!

I love the renovation in the last set. I hope she feels better soon. And you!

The Tablescaper said...

Despite not being around your decorations are lovely. So happy to hear all are feeling better.

- The Tablescaper

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Ginger, I am sorry to hear you were ill during the holidays. Your Christmas decorations were beautiful and I appreciate you sharing them and the other pretty homes at my party. xo, Sherry

Susan BetweenNapsOnThePorch said...

Ginger, love all your Christmas decor. Hard to believe Christmas has come and gone!!! How did that happen. Great chandelier...such a cute way to decorate with the Norman Rockwell ornaments...love that.
Hope you are feeling much better. Stay well, my friend!

Katherines Corner said...

Sad to see it all get packed away... hoping you are feeling tip top now. Thank you for participating in the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

mississippi artist said...

Glad ya'll are feeling better! Your Norman Rockwell ornaments are just beautiful, I have never seen any like these. I only decorated my living room and dining room this year. Your breakfast room decorations are beautiful. I think we appreciate and enjoy them more when they are not all over the house.

Sherry said...

Ginger,
I am so glad you are feeling better. Christmas came and went fast! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Diann said...

Ginger, everything looked so cute and happy. I can't believe we are already half way through January! Time is going by way too fast. I hope everyone is recovering from being sick. Thank you for joining TTF last week and I hope you have a great day!

arrielle_p said...

What a lovely Christmas decor. Like it! :)

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