Thursday, December 27, 2007

Santa's Been and Gone

Good morning everyone! Christmas was all that anyone could ever hope for at our home. All of our family is in Texas and they are so missed but we talked with our loved ones and that was wonderful plus we wished friends in Idaho and Georgia a happy day. Dinner was delish and Santa was very nice to us. Yesterday I just spent the day ...........................
gazing at our tree, listening to music, and working on a puzzle from an elf. It was just so nice to sit back and enjoy the calm and reflect on the wonderful Christmas we had..............Today I'm just itching to .............take down my Santa collection. I want to put my Moonstone out. My good friend gave me two beautiful pieces for my collection and I can hardly wait to display them. Carolyn, my SIL in Texas received her first piece of Moonstone for Christmas.......you are going to have fun collecting, and I hope you love it as much as I do.
Have you started taking down your Christmas things yet? When do you take down your tree? I'll be taking down our tree on New Years, in between the football games.
Have a lovely day, and continue to savor the season. Linda

23 comments:

Flea Market Queen said...

I have not started taking it all down yet! But I will this weekend...
Happy New Year,
Priscilla

bj said...

Hi, Linda girl....thanks for stopping by to take the tour on my site. It was fun going that night, cold and wintery and the biggest plus was that I went with my daughter and her crew. That is always a good thing!
My tree is down, all my decorations packed away, living room and dining room clean and straight again. It all looks just a tiny bit bare but.....I love it. I love Christmas and all the things that go with it but I am always ready to take a clean, deep breath and move on!
Now....I need to get caught up on laundry....TOMORROW!
hugs, bj

bj said...

Sorry....I have a question. What is moonstone dishes?

Andi said...

Hi Linda! I haven't started taking anything down yet since I've been going to work everyday since Christmas. I'll probably start on it this weekend and perhaps weed a few things out to make some room.

You asked about the napkin Christmas tree fold. The directions are on KJ's blog...the link is on mine...and it's quite easy.

Happy New Year!

Rosemary said...

Glad you had a nice Christmas Linda. We did too!
I am going to start taking things down this weekend.
I like getting it all cleaned up before New Years Day.
Happy New Year to you,
Rosemary

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Linda,
We take our tree and all of our decorations down on New Year's Day. I am looking forward to the house being back to normal :-)
Penny

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hello! I think I will take mine down on New Years this year. We have a New Years Eve Day party at our house so I will leave it festive until then.

For now, puzzles and games and relaxing is in order for me! Yippeee!!

Kelli said...

Merry Christmas to you!
I'm taking down the tree tomorrow but will leave everything else up until the 1st.
Kelli

Brenda said...

Small things start coming down soon,but the tree the day after NY

Nan said...

My husband took down our outdoor lights yesterday but all of our indoor Christmas will be up until we return after New Year's. It will take me a while to get it put away but I don't mind.
Nan

BittersweetPunkin said...

I am itching to take down my stuff too but at the same time trying to EXTEND the Holiday Season...the tree comes down after New Years so I guess everything else will too!
Blessings,
Robin

Jackie said...

I am so glad that you had a wonderful Christmas. We did too. I am hoping that I can leave our tree up until the 6th of January. The way the cat is knocking things off however might make me take it down a bit before then.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Have a wonderful time relaxing, putting things away and organizing!

Happy 2008...kari and kijsa

Cre8Tiva said...

Epiphany for me...i can hardly bear to part with it...

Michelle said...

Linda.. wow! those are a lot of Santas! I hope to take down my decorations on New Year's Day. I want to clean up!! It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas.

Michelle

Pen Pen said...

Glad you all had a nice Christmas! I didn't put up a tree this year ... no I'm not a scrooge... maybe I am. Anyway, I don't have too many things to put away this time.:o) I hope to get all my stuff packed up on Wednesday. Your tree is gorgeous!

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ohiofarmgirl said...

Hey Linda, My tree is still standing and I really don't have a day in mind just yet to take it down. As for my Santa collection on the mantle...I took them down and replaced them with snowmen. I also took down the window wreaths much to my girls dismay. Dianntha

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Linda, we will take our decorations down January 1st, don't really want to, it feels like they just went up!! Happy New Year!! Jenn and Jacqui

violetlady said...

I love your Santa collection and look forward to seeing your moonstone collection.
I tend to leave my decorations up for a week or more after New Years, but since I have a live tree this year I will probably take the tree down New Years Day.

Sandra Evertson said...

Happy New year to you and yours!
Sandra Evertson

Lib said...

Hi Linda,
Hope you were able to take your collection down and put the other one up .
I took mine down early this yr. so I could declutter and organize.
Have a great wk.
Blessins', Lib

Deb said...

Your Christmas sounds wonderful. We haven't taken down any decorations yet - we do that on the 5th of Jan.
Wishing you a Very Happy New Year Linda.