Thursday, December 16, 2010

Peace on Earth

Hello, again!  Can you believe I am blogging again so soon?!  I actually wanted to get it done before this, but things have been a bit crazy around here.  A blizzard.  Two sick kids and a sick husband. A feeding tube "button" needing to be replaced. A house that needs to be ready for 13 guests (my whole family) next week.....
 This poor chalkboard is old and has spent a lot of time out in the weather.  It needs to be repainted....someday.  For now you will just have to ignore the "autumn blessings" that refused to be erased. Despite the chalkboard, I really like how the top of the entertainment center turned out.
 A peek at my nativity collection.  My 10 year old still enjoys setting these up.  Such a wonderful reminder of "the reason for the season."
Another fun vignette.  Jan P., are you reading this?  The sign came from you.  The wooden box came from you.  The chippy white bench came from you.  Oh, I miss junkin' with Jan!
 Please, please ignore the filthy windows.  I guess I will get to them in the spring.  It is far too cold right now.
 Love this old mailbox!  I paid 50 cents for it at a yard sale this fall.  The bugle in the above picture was a junk find from several years ago.  I liked how it tied in with the mailbox graphics.
 Here is my favorite corner cabinet that everyone dreads moving.  Sorry, but I'm not sure I can ever part with it.
 The ceilings in this house are vaulted, so I used the old shutter (another junkin' with Jan curbside find) to add some height.  Some of my old ornament boxes are just that - empty boxes. You sure can't find wonderful graphics like that now.
 This is not a great picture, so it is hard to see the red ornaments in the cups.  I bought this set of dishes at an auction right after we got married.  I rarely use them, but I still love 'em.
 The old dust pan came from Jan's son Dave.  One thing is for sure - I collected a lot of good junk (and good friends) while living in Arkansas!
This is our driveway last Sunday morning.  It is there - under a couple feet of snow!  It took some serious scooping by my guys to get it uncovered.  We did discover something nice about our location.  The sidewalk in front of our house is essentially part of the community walking trail.  So.....the city comes and clears it!  Nice!

I'm not sure if I will be blogging again before Christmas.  I still have pictures to show - just don't have the time.  If not, I wish you all a very merry Christmas!

{"Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”  Luke 2:14}


Don and Dixie said...

You have been one busy girl! I still want to come see all of your Christmas decorating in person! Really enjoyed all of the nativity scenes. Glad P enjoys setting them up and thinking about "The Reason for the Season."

Heidi said...

Hi Vanessa! First of all, may you and your precious family (and visiting family) have a blessed Christmas. We have so much to be thankful for.

Next, wow! I love all your photos! One question: could you come decorate my home? You have the touch I want to have! Very creative! Thank you for taking the time to take these photos and blog about them. I felt like I was visiting you there in your home!

"Glory to God in the highest..."
Merry Christmas!

Miss G said...

I love all your Christmas decor, especially the clamp with perfection on it and the Ice upstairs! Merry Christmas!! Kelly

Diane in the Valley said...

So glad everything has turned out so well. God truely does provide. Love the pictures and I see no dirt or dust. Just beauty. Diane