Sunday, December 22, 2013

Where's the Snow?

We're in Ohio over Christmas visiting with our brothers and their families.  

You would never know yesterday was the first day of winter.  

Because it poured RAIN all day and night.  

And it's raining this morning but is suppose to finally stop around noon.  

Santa faces and beards done.

The temperature has also been unseasonably warm too.  

Apparently that will end soon with colder temps on the way. 

Getting better at making the Chinese Ball Buttons for Santa's eyes and mouth.

I finished crocheting the Santa Badges and started giving them away to family.  

One Santa, in the middle, has a pink beard (due to crocheting at night in low light!). 

We stay at a hotel centerized to our brothers' homes.  

We get a suite with a separate bedroom, two bathrooms, living room and kitchette.  

It's comfortable and sure came in handy two Christmases ago when I came down sick Christmas Eve and Day.  

I bought the crocheted Christmas doily.

And sewed the pillow cover several years ago.

We love seeing our families but we are always ready to be home to celebrate our Christmas. 

Our living room Christmas tree.

I love blogging at Christmas and joining in on all the Christmas Home Tours!  

Our Christmas trees are up and decorated in our living room and family room.  

Family room Christmas tree with ribbon topper.

Our two Christmas trees are skinny ones... not too tall either.  

Only $50 each at Target.

We gave away our large Christmas trees and downsized.

I can put as many ornaments on the skinny ones as I did on the large ones and the trees don't take up as much room.

Since we don't spend Christmas at home we have to had the fake trees as a safety measure.  

The trees are so pretty with our white and red berry lights and all our decorations.   

I added two more ribbons to our ribbon tree topper in our family room to fill it out this year. 

Sorry low light again.

I used fake garland on our fireplace mantel this year.  

I may add some fresh holly and pine branches from our yard when we return home.  

I added Santas to the mantel along with a vintage red lantern and a wooded Santa painted many years ago by a dear co-worker. 

The forest scene is a fabric panel I machine quilted, painted and added embellishments to back in the early 1990s.  

It's stapled to a wooden frame. 

Red mesh ribbon is weaved in and out of the green garland.

May the joy and love of the Christmas Season be with you!

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  1. Happy Holidays Sandy. Have a wonderful time in Ohio,hope it stops raining soon.

  2. Merry Christmas to you and Jeff. I love the Santa with the pink beard, I think that one should go to a little grand niece! Enjoy the family time, I know they enjoy having you there, with all hose cookies! Hugs to you, xo

  3. Happy Christmas, Sandy! Just caught with your blog posts all the way back to Dec. 8. I have been really behind with my reading lately, due to crocheting so much for Christmas. Love your little Santa badges, and all your decorating. Hope you have a wonderful holiday. xxoo. JO

  4. Your decorations are lovely. lol at pink Santa! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Carol xx