Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
I have to say I did receive a lot of compliments on my tree this year. It really turned out prettier than I expected! What do you think?
Here's a nice view of some pretty in pink sparkling bulbs!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care (well, we don't have a mantel so I guess my dresser will do, ha!), in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there! The Children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. And mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap, had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap (not me of course, I'm blogging!).
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away in the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow (no white Christmas here) gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer!
Now Dasher! now Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen! On Comet! on Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen! To the top of the porch to the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too!
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof the prancing and pawing of each little hoof. As I drew in my head, and was turning around, down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot. A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, and he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.
His eyes how they twinkled! his dimples how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry! His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. He had a broad face and a little round belly, that shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, and I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself! A wink of his eye and a twist of his head, soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, and filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk. And laying his finger aside of his nose, and giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, and away they all flew like the down of a thistle. But I heard him exclaim, 'ere he drove out of sight, "Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!"
*Written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1822.
Happy Christmas to all of you and may Santa make your dreams come true!
Friday, December 18, 2009
I wish all of my Pink Saturday & Blog friends the happiest of holidays! May you share great times, many laughs, much love and of course great food!
Friday, December 11, 2009
This week our task is to describe our favorite Holiday Decoration. Well, I must admit that I don't yet have my decorations up! Moreover, they are not even unpacked yet! It is actually on my "to do" list this weekend. Sooooo..... since I don't have pictures, I guess you'll just have to take my word for it.
My favorite decorations have to be the beautiful tree ornaments that my 18 y.o. triplets made for me as they were growing up. They were reindeer made from Popsicle sticks, adorable cut-outs with their picture attached, and oh so many more. I have kept each and every one! While they may not make it on the tree each year, they are preserved and each year as I decorate I lovingly admire them once more! I will truly cherish them forever.
As least I can leave you with a picture of my "babies." This was taken at their Prom last May.
Have a great weekend!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Happy Pink Saturday, all! This week is of course, a little bit different in that instead of just sharing pink, we are sharing our cherished memories! I have always loved holidays because our family, albeit small, always gathers to share fun, love, and warmth. I would say one of my most cherished memories from childhood is a collection of events, rather than a single event. I grew up with three older brothers and you might imagine what that was like! Everyone always asks if I was "spoiled" being the only girl of the family. The answer is a resounding NO! In fact, my brothers pretty much treated me like I was another brother, ha! Hmmm... I wonder why I am such a "girly, girl?" Probably a bit of rebellion, he, he!
That's Mark ~ circa 1964! What a cutie!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Starting midnight November 25 RME Boutique & all of my friends at Shabby Lane Shops are having a HUGE, I repeat HUGE sale! This sale will offer amazing prices from Thanksgiving through cyber Monday! Plus, Shabby Lane Shops is giving away a $50.00 gift certificate at midnight on the 25th! Click here to enter the contest! Click here to visit RME Boutique. Click on the banner below to visit all of the participating shops for this great sale!
Another amazing contest you have to enter, Sponsored by Make My Pink and joined by Shabby Lane Shops, Victorian Heart, & Shabby Cottage, ~ The 12 Days of Christmas Shop Hop! This is sooooo much fun and the Grand Prize is worth more than $1000.00! Click on the banner below to register and join in the contest. This runs from November 27 - December 8.
Good shopping and Good Luck!
Friday, November 20, 2009
This week I thought I would share some beautiful PINK Holiday Gift Tags that I am listing in my boutique. These were created by a wonderful artist and I just couldn't resist them! They are embellished with German Glitter Glass and pretty Seam Binding.
I adore the pretty pink roses & vintage Santa in these tags!
Again, a vintage Santa in these "Deck the Halls" tags. Oops, I don't think these have pink!
This is actually my fav! The one above is actually a card but I do have the matching tags as well. Paris, roses, and pink! What could be better!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Oh, I just love these with the light and dark pink! Sparkly!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I just wanted to let you know that it's time for a new Treasure Box Give-a-way at Shabby Lane Shops! Click the link below for all of the details and to enter! You don't want to miss this fabulous give-a-way!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
is kind enough to host this each Saturday and I am thrilled to be able to participate!
While I realize that today is Halloween and I might have sought out some Pink Halloween Decor, I thought the Pink Ribbon for the Susan G. Komen Foundation was a better idea. Today is the last day of "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" and I thought I would encourage you to visit their site and consider a donation. Of course you can do this anytime of the year but I am donating 10% of all my sales this month to the Foundation and I know that every little bit will help! Click the logo below to visit!
Have a wonderful day and a Happy Halloween! Thanks for visiting my Pink Saturday post!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
This October Shabby Lane Shops presents you with a wonderful Treasure Box Giveaway. This box of treasures is full of delightful items donated by it's vendors listed below.
Visit http://shabbylaneshops.blogspot.com/2009/10/october-treasure-box-giveaway.html to enter!
Have a wonderful week!