all is merry and bright…

tomorrow is the big day and i’m mostly ready. there are a few treats i’d still like to make (more GF sugar cookies, sour cream drop cookies and another 1/2 batch of poppycock) and there are a few more gifts to wrap (shhhh! they’re all hidden in the guest room closet – don’t tell!) but otherwise, i’m ready for tomorrow.

so i thought i’d share a few photos of some of our holiday decor and preparations.

Munchkin letters to Santa…

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Christmas letters and photos from the Dunkins to our mailing list….

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Red burlap stockings (I made these last year) and a burlap banner (left over from the shows this year):

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My yellow cart received a new coat of paint last week….

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and my pumpkins from Halloween also received a coat of paint and some other additions:

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i think these are my favorite addition this year!

i was making a pillow cover for a dear friend when i had an “i’m-all-finished-and-haven’t-made-any-mistakes” bright idea to re-stamp a letter that wasn’t too solid. when i picked up the stamp, i promptly dropped it and that left a blob of paint. BOO!!!! so i took this no-longer-suitable-pillow-cover and changed it to a banner… it’s another new favorite paired with my olive wood nativity from Israel!

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i love the lighted garland along the banister:

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and dave’s granma’s table is the perfect location (and height!) for the nativity scene for the Munchkins (which gets well used):

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my old “P-E-A-C-E” letters found a new home on a shelf in our family room. paired with the ruler-turned-star that i “forgot” to take to the JITT Vintage Market to sell and i have a new look!

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the other shelf pays homage to Christmases past…

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while the pantry door sports a brand new wreath made by Samantha!

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here’s our Christmas card/photo wall:

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and Samantha’s advent count down:

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finally, the tree:

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and the presents all wrapped with love and care:

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and because we all know i have a sweet tooth, these are causing my tummy lots of joys this Christmas season:

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(many thanks to samantha’s teacher for telling me how she broke her tooth – eating one of these – i had to IMMEDIATELY go buy them b/c they sounded SO GOOD – well, minus the broken tooth, of course!)

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