Saturday, December 3, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Hello Friends!

It's Christmas time!
Can you believe it's already here? Only 22 more days until Christmas!
The girls and I are having a great time singing Christmas songs and decorating. I try to include them in everything thing we do no matter how big or small the job. I hope to make magical Christmas memories with them as my Mom did for me.

I couldn't resist these adorable little grain sack stocking from Maria's wonderful shop Dreamy Whites. I had a vision of them hanging from my antique French bottle rack and it's everything I hoped for and more--i just love them!

To complete this Christmas vignette on my antique desk, I added a galvanized bucket with a euro tree, an antique candle holder passed down from my family and Dutch butchers twine (also purchased from Dreamy Whites Online).

My daughters will be performing in two shows this weekend, a Rudolph ballet recital and a special Christmas show at their pre-school. This will be my youngest daughters first ballet recital. I will definitely be needing a box of tissues this weekend!

I hope all of you have a lovely weekend too!

until next time,



  1. Love the drying rack and what a great idea with the stockings. Treasure those moments with your girls, mine are in their 30's and I still get teary at those special moments!!

  2. Perfect idea to hang them from the rack! Love the other pieces and they look great together. Your girls are very lucky to have a mother like you!!

  3. Oh, Cheryl! Just lovely! Enjoy your daughter's dance recital. My 13 year old daughter, Hannah, is a competitive ballet dancer and I am overwhelmed with joy every single time I watch her perform. Wonderful memories for us gals as the passage of time leads us through this thing called life!

  4. They look so darling on your bottle rack Cheryl! :) Have a wonderful weekend~ xo Rachel

  5. Gorgeous my friend!!! Your home is so beautiful!!
    Great idea to put the little stockings on the bottle rack.
    Hope you and the family are doing well and have a lovely weekend!

  6. Love your bottle rack with the little stockings from Dreamy Whites...OMG, I just purchased them a couple of days ago also....Couldn't resist!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Coastal Cottage Dreams

  7. Great idea! I have enjoyed my visit here today.I hope to be back for another visit soon~Cheers Kim

  8. Those stockings look perfect on your antique bottle rack! Happy Holidays to you & yours! :)


  9. Hi Cheryl~
    Love the stockings on the bottle rack! So cute!! I know what you mean about tearing up at kids performances...gets me every time. Enjoy them!!
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  10. very nice with the socks there♥
    i also love to do all the x-mas things with my girl an i think that they enjoy it as well.
    today we will make gingerbread hearts..
    I wish yor daughter all luck this week..
    Hugs from me and Sweden

  11. Hi Cheryl!

    Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind words! ♥

    Your decoration with the bottle rack and the tiny stockings is gorgeous, so cute!!!

    Wishing you a lovely evening

  12. Beautiful styling!!! :)Maria's little stocks are just adorable!

    I can't believe X-Mas is right around the corner! I just went to Michaels over the weekend to stock up on baking goodies - we are going to make gingerbread men tomorrow!

  13. Cheryl,
    I spent the whole weekend with my girls decorating the tree and making a gingerbread house. So special isn't it?


  14. Oh so cute! Love them!
    Oh how wonderful to have those special events to attend..have fun!

    Deborah :)

  15. That is so adorable, thanks for sharing I have enjoyed looking around your special place. I will follow on my way out so as I can keep in touch. I hope you will find the time to pop over to my place soon and do the same. Whilst I am here I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and look forward to engaging more in the New Year! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  16. Such a beautiful blog - wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! :)
    ~ Zuzu

  17. Loved your post on Maria's blog, and congrats on scoring that french bottle rack!

    God Jul,


  18. I LOVE your blog. The pictures, the ideas... fantastic. I have to work on my shots a bit more, trying to get the best out of my little Olympus and finding new angles.

  19. I remember the days of dress rehearsals! Enjoy every goes by so fast! Love your decorations...beautiful photos!
    Merry Christmas...enjoy those two sweet angels!