Posts Tagged ‘Christmas Decorating’

27
Dec

The Holiday Rundown

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Big Christmas Tree
Big Christmas Tree
Small Christmas Tree
Small Christmas Tree

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas.  Christmas Eve was spent at home getting ready for the  Big Day!  Last minute baking and some precooking.  I managed to burn up another mixer!!!  It kind of sent me into a tizzy since I had plans to make a dessert for after Christmas dinner but that was not going to happen.  Then it was all about getting everyone’s gifts together and under the trees and hanging the stockings.

Stockings Hung with Care
Stockings Hung with Care

This year I painted paper mache sleighs for gift baskets for our parents.  I like putting together gift baskets and this year I found these sleighs and thought they would work out great.  I like how they turned out but like everything around the holidays, I tend to push things to the last minute .  I am vowing that next year if I paint or make any gifts that they will have to be done a lot earlier….

Sleighs
Sleighs
sleigh
Back of Sleigh
Side of Sleigh
Side of Sleigh

We had a very nice Christmas.  Our son every year announces, “this is the best Christmas ever!” and this year was no different.   He is a Christmas fanatic.  We spent Christmas day here at home with my parents and Brandon’s parents.  We had a very nice day.  I look forward to having everyone at Christmas.  We eat lots, open gifts, visit and eat some more.  Then when our parents go home there’s no time to relax because it’s time for Brandon and me to play with our son and all his new things.  We all received wonderful gifts and I got a stand mixer!!!!!  No more burning up my mixer every time I bake.  It at least has a two year warranty so if I do burn it up I can return it!!

Here are some assorted pics of our Christmas decorations and some gifts….

Santa decorated by son and friend
Santa decorated by son and his friend
Watering Can
Watering Can with greenery from around the yard
Potting bench
Potting bench with greenery from around the yard
Greenery Arrangement from my sister
Greenery Arrangement from my sister
My New Bumble from Brandon's mom
My New Bumble from Brandon’s mom and dad
Our Kitchen Tree
Our Kitchen Tree

This year our son got sick with a cold prior to Christmas and now Brandon is down with the cold/flu and I am getting it.  Every year someone has to be sick over the holidays, this year it’s all of us…. argh!  But now it’s time for us to get well and get back to the normal daily grind, well at least until New Years….

Happy Holidays!

Melissa

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This week we’ve listed a Bear Figural Nutcracker and the Gazing Hound Nutcracker on Ebay.  Brandon is designing new and unique nutcrackers and has been busy working in his workshop.  He bought new dust collection system and has been busy making room for it and installing it.  It is a lot bigger than what he was using before and should make the workshop much cleaner requiring less time for clean-up and more time for just working.

Last weekend we stared putting up some of our outdoor decorations for Christmas.  It’s been hard getting them out this year due to all the snow we’ve been getting.  We have more to do and when they are completed I will post a video of them or pictures.

Almost all the inside decorating is done.  Our trees are all decorated but throughout the season I will keep adding things we make or discover.  We have plans to make a gingerbread house and make live wreaths and planters for outside.   The son and I make them with greenery from around our yard.  They are a favorite of mine and he just thinks it’s fun to go “pick’n” in the field and woods around our home.

New Items Coming this week:  We added Hand Carved Wine Caddies and hand painted wine glasses to the web site.  You can purchase them directly from Ardoria.com through PayPal.

Also, Coming Soon our son is creating gift baskets full of bath goodies he creates, he has a great time making them and he wants to contribute to our website, too.

Keep checking the blog and website for upcoming new items……

Hand Carved Wine Caddy

Hand Carved Wine Caddy

Wine Caddy and Glasses

Wine Caddy and Glasses

Wine Caddy

Wine Caddy

Christmas Candy Glasses

Christmas Candy Glasses

Christmas Bulbs Wine Glasses

Christmas Bulbs Wine Glasses

Our cat, Molly, is getting into the Christmas spirit too!  She is quite a spunky feisty girl.  I was really surprised that she allowed me to put these on her and I still have all my fingers!

Molly Santa

Molly Santa

Until next time,

Melissa

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