Wednesday, December 2, 2009

the stocking were hung...

and the decorating's done! Before I went into the hospital on Monday, we spent the 3 day weekend decorating the house for Christmas. I told my husband I was "nesting" to be ready, so I could spend the necessary time recuperating in my beautiful holiday home.
The procedure went well and as planned and I'm home again in my own bed. I'm a bit tired on the pain pills and will take it easy this week. I'm surrounded by supportive family and friends, beautiful flowers, prayers and well wishes.
Thank you all!

our 7 family stockings
the ones on each end were my husbands and mine when we were kids,
can we say antiques?!

our skinny kitchen tree
one of my 3 handmade Santas around the house
our dining room
my 31 year old ceramic tree handpainted
and given to me by my college friend Pat.

We have a few other things around too... the banister garland and the living room mantle and tree, the nativity and my gingerbread houses, but I'll save those for another time.

Happy decorating!


  1. Your decorations look just lovely. Certainly that will make you recover quickly. Take Care.

  2. So pretty! Sorry to hear you were in the hospital. Sending you good thoughts and big hugs!

  3. So glad to read you are back home again and are recuperating and on the computer!! You are amazing!! :) xoxo

  4. Been praying for you! Hope your recovering well and getting lots of rest!
    Much love.

  5. K has been keeping us updated on everything. Can I bring you dinner??? I am sure you are exhausted! Just let me know.

    So glad everything went well and you are feeling better.

    Sending hugs and prayers your way.

  6. I love your decorations, and how clever to have it all done so you can recuperate in it!

    I hope you're feeling stronger every day.

  7. So glad to hear from you on here!! I was thinking about you today. Glad you are taking care of yourself. Beautiful decorations. I have a ceramic tree, too! Have you ever replaced the little bulbs? xoxo

  8. I adore your kitchen santa holding the garland of sweets! Ahhhh! I might have to borrow this idea next year :)

  9. the cooking Santa is just too cute- sweet
    Merry Christmas

  10. Well, I was just thinking I'd write on your daughter's blog to see how you were doing. Clearly, Blogger is having issues... for me anyway. I'm SO relieved to hear that it went well & according to plan. Here's to a very speedy recovery my friend!

    I'll bet you're thrilled that you did all the decorating before the surgery AND it looks absolutely lovely!

    You are still in my prayers, for the recovery period...

  11. Hi SJN. How are you doing? Thank you for your comment today. I tell you they say there are no coincidences or perhaps there is something to numerology after all. I am the same age now as when my dad was when I was born. Yes, he was 52! Ancient to have a child. Somehow I knew he would never make it to walk me down the aisle. I can count the numbers of times I cried so hard I couldn't catch my breath and this was the first. It was such a shock that to this day I can only remember certain things. Others I have completely forgotten. We will not repeat our history. I am convinced. I have made it and so will you, my friend. :) xoxo

  12. Looks like you are officially ready for Christmas!

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  13. Lovely decorations - thanks for sharing.

    Hope you are feeling better.


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