Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!


I'd like to thank my dear bloggy friend Jennifer ( Fiddle Dee Dee) for the Christmas Spirit Award and I'm suppose to share 5 Things That I Love About Christmas:

  1. I love decorating our Christmas tree together with the Christmas music playing and our traditional eggnog drink. Unfortunately my 16 year old is too big to sit on her Dad's shoulder to put the topper on top. All she has to do is stand on her tip toes now...sigh.
  2. I love that my daughter is off from school for two whole weeks and I get to spend everyday with her. She'll be a senior next year so each moment together becomes more and more precious.
  3. I love driving around and seeing everyone's Christmas lights.
  4. I love us all watching Christmas movies together.
  5. I love all the baking and eating even though I know come January I'm going to be really really sorry I baked and ate all those goodies!




I'd also like to thank sweet Melissa (Little Things In Life) for the Butterfly Award and the oh so talented Tracey (Frugal Luxuries By The Seasons) for the Lemonade Award. I have the awards listed on my sidebar if y'all would like to see them. I really am honored that you dear ladies thought of me, thank you so much!

The other day I got a special gift in the mail from dear Linda, Bluegate Blog! Look at what she sent me - just because she knows I heart red transferware and she didn't want to break them up. I'm sure you all know what a very talented mosaic artist she is, if not, do check out her blog! Aren't they gorgeous! I just love them. They're going right into my china cupboard. Thank you so much Linda - you are the sweetest!





I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas! I will be taking some time to enjoy my family and will be back after Christmas when the two things I'll be working on will be re-working our budget for next year and organizing my craft area!



43 comments:

Heather said...

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

You love all good things...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Manuela. Enjoy your Christmas break.

Linda is such a sweetheart. I'll enjoy seeing those dishes in their new home.

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,

I enjoyed seeing all the pretty ornaments on your tree. The doggie tree topper is so sweet. I also enjoyed reading what you love about Christmas. The red transferware dishes are beautiful and go perfectly in your lovely home. I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas! Thank you for all your share!
Love, Paula

Melissa Wertz said...

Congrats on the awards and the beautiful plates!

LOL! I was so enraptured by your china garden months ago, I started a china collection. As I see a plate here and there in a thrift or antique shop or homegoods, marshalls or TJ's, 1-2 dollars or less, I pick it up. Cracked or chip, I feel even better. LOL! These plates are ending up on my kitchen walls. I will get them cleaned up and think, "I can't put this in the yard!..."

I am glad that Linda did not break the china and sent them to a very good home instead!

Merry Christmas!

Laurel MacD said...

Have a great Christmas!

Susan said...

Merry Christmas!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I am so happy you like the dishes.....It makes me happy knowing they will be loved.....
Thank you Manuela for all the sweetest and joy you share with us.... so glad you are back with us in blogland...
Merry Christmas...
HUgs
Linda

Susie Homemaker said...

Blessings to you and your Family Manuela...have a wonderful Christmas filled with love and joy...

Warm Wishes,
Susie

julie - eab designs said...

Manuela, Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas too!

glorv1 said...

You have some very nice friends Manuela. I just wanted to stop by and say Merry Christmas and enjoy your holidays. Take care.

Adrienne said...

Dear Manuela -
Have a wonderful and very merry Christmas. See you next when you return.
~Adrienne~

Jen r. said...

Merry Christmas Manuela! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

salmagundi said...

Merry Christmas! Enjoy the time with your family. Thanks for sharing all of the Christmas spirit around your charming home. Sally

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Manuela, have a wonderful Christmas with your family! We'll be over in ATL with my family for a couple of days.

AJ said...

Merry Christmas Manuela! Enjoy spending time with your family:)

Lyn said...

Manuela,
I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas time together and a beautiful New Year's as well!

Lady Katherine said...

Love those dishes! So sweet she did not break them up! Love all your Christmas deco you have done, Thanks for bringing your Christmas into my home. I got to go to Cracker Barrell and had a blast! I am trying to get all together and will do one more post on my Peppermint dishes and Gingerbread things, before Christmas, I been wanting an antique buffett, but will make do with a side board I made a few years ago, from the boards off our wall. Terry promises to have 3 sheet of sheet rock up by tomorrow, it may not get painted but it will be a better back ground than insulation! lol I am off to pull out the side board from another room and get to painting! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Enjoy the time with your daughter!

Angie said...

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family! Look forward to your posts after Christmas!

Tracey McBride said...

A very blessed Christmas to you dear Manuela. Thank YOU for all the lovely work you do and for taking the trouble to document and share it with us. You don't know how it encourages and inspires us to keep on. So often these days, I find myself wishing, again and again, that I had discovered this amazing blogging community sooner. You all are a wonderful blessing. I didn't invest much time on-line prior to this year. The reason? I believed it would take too much time away from helping to take care of my mom (who passed away in late '06) and my two oldest children who were teenagers at the time. In hindsight, I realize how valuable being part of a community of like-minded souls can be--it uplifts the human spirit (at least it does mine :). Thank you again for your many kindnesses.
Much love, good thoughts, and friendship from...Traceyxo.

Lady Katherine said...

Sent you an email! After I saw your comment on my Gordy Mouse post.

diXymiss said...

Wishing you (and your dear ones) a joyous Christmas celebration and many blessings in the coming new year!

Betsy said...

Wonderful memories of Christmas! I love them, too! Yes, enjoy your daughter! They grow up so fast!

Kathleen Grace said...

Merry Chirstmas Manuela! I love all those things too. The transferware fro Linda is so beautiful!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Merry Christmas Manuela! Enjoy this time with your daughter and cozy up in your beautiful home. It has been so fun reading and getting to know you this year!
Carrie

Mrs. Homemaker said...

Those are beautiful plates!

I was so excited last year to have a Christmas tree taller than me - it's a 6 foot tree. One day I'll blink and my sweet little boys will be as tall as the tree! Merry Christmas!

Terri and Bob said...

My loves for Christmas is the same as yours. We did our annual lights tour on Saturday!

Casa Mia * My House * said...

Hello Manuela, thanks for stopping by. I'm finally catching up with my coffee this morning...I enjoy visiting you and your beautiful home. Merry Christmas to you and your family, wishing you joy and happiness.

Missie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog during Kimba's open house. I love your letter wreath and the chalkboard you made. Great ideas!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Manuela, I wanted to stop by and wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Ruth

Deb said...

Hi Manuela! Blessings to you and a Merry Merry Christmas! Deb

PAT said...

Merry Christmas Manuela!

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

I think I've already said this, but I just want to say again that I'm so happy you decided to blog again. I missed you while you were gone!!

Anyway, I just stopped by to say Merry Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!
~Angela :-)

Mimi Sue said...

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. Mimi

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Meryyyyy CHRISTmas! cherry

Daisy Cottage said...

Merry Christmas Manuela!!!!
(((hugs)))
Kim

Kitty Scraps said...

Many ChrisTmas blessings and tidings of good cheer for a new year!

Lallee said...

Merry Christmas, Manuela. Thank you for all the inspiration you share all through the year. Blessings to you and your family.
~Lallee

Storybook Woods said...

Merry Christmas Manuela, I loved your list. What beautiful plates from Linda. How kind of her. Eat lots of cookies and have a relaxing Christmas. Clarice

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Christmas hugs!
I finally mailed it tee hee...not so funny actually...

Rosemary said...

Love your decorations Manuela!
You and your family have a very Merry Christmas!
Rosemary

She'sSewPretty said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family Manuela!!

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and send you warm wishes for a Happy New Year!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Manuela,
I hope your Christmas was wonderful! I am looking forward to blog visiting with you in 2009!
xo
Penny