Tuesday, December 1, 2009

~ December ~

December is here and Christmas is coming! Thanksgiving was wonderful....yummy leftovers finished, a bit of turkey frozen and all my little turkey figurines tucked away. I've just started putting out Christmas....I feel like I'm a little behind. Anyone else feeling like that? This little elf is keeping....... me company in the kitchen. Just laundered curtains and a fun

swag I bought but I did tuck in little pieces of homespun fabric.

My granma's chopping bowl filled will holiday greens and a small tuck pillow with the sleigh I stitched for my honey. Well, I best get busy, see you soon...hugs, Linda


Florence and Mary said...

What a lovely elf to keep you company!

I've just looked at my diary and released I do not have 1 free weekend in December - aaaahhhh!!!

Victoria xx

Linda said...

Very cute and charming.

I keep seeing those adorable elves on various blogs and each time I remark that my parents have had an elf like this since at least the 1950's. He was a part of every one of our childhood Christmases and each year still, my sisters and I all look for the Elf within our parents' Christmas display. They are my next door neighbors, so I'll have to head over there soon and look for the cheery elf. :)

Hope you have a great time decorating. I'm nearly done with everything and just getting ready to enjoy this brief and precious season.

Blessings always,

Kathi said...

I love your cute little elf. Your farther along than I am. I can't wait to get my house all decorated. I did get my cards mailed yesterday, so that's a really good feeling. That swag is really pretty to Linda. Enjoy your day. Kathi

Nancy said...

Heidi will snatch that little elf, watch it closely. It sure is cute.
I haven't done any decorating yet. Just my tumbling snowmen.

Love Bears All Things said...

It is only December 1st so not too far behind. I got some of mine done yesterday. I like the bowl of pine cones. I used to have curtains just like those.
I'll be sending your little gifty off on Friday if all goes according to plan. You'll have a little surprise, you might just put it under the tree and wait till Christmas to open it, ha.
Did you see the elf I made with an abc block? I need to sit it on my shelf above the sink. Just the place for it.
Have fun decorating,
Mama Bear


I think we all could use a little elf in the house. I hear they do helpful things while we sleep!!
Awesome old wood bowl!!!
Deb :)

Denise said...

So pretty all your little holiday decor..... I love the little elf sitting on the shelf...... Everyone is so busy and I will come by when I can........ but wishing you a wonderful December with little stress.....

Anonymous said...

Such sweet decorations you have started with! Enjoy!

Heidi said...

Oooooohhhhhh! I love your sweet little vintage elf! My mother had some of these in our original box of tree ornaments. She never gets any of it out anymore. I think she should as they are so very adorable. I should know as I am an elf too. *wink*

I still have to clear up in order to start my Christmas decorating. I did just pack the box of autumn decorations this morning. I have to keep resting though as my gums throb. I want to get busy but can't and that is frustrating. I went to bed early with a fever last night so I need to rest more today.

Hugs ~
Heidi who is looking forward to seeing even more of your festive Christmas house!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

As always everything is so very charming! Blessings,Kathleen

Michelle said...

What sweet decorations ~ I have pixies too, they are the sweetest! I really love that sled ornament~looks perfect with your Grandma's bowl.

ohiofarmgirl said...

Linda, I see that you have started to decorate and I must admit I love your new little curtains with the pine cone garland...it just looks so homey.
My sister had an elf that was very similar to that one...that brings back childhood memories!!
thanks for stopping by! Dianntha

She'sSewPretty said...

I love those little elves. He looks so sweet on your window sill. I am feeling rushed also. I do a little here and there. By the time it is all up, it will be time to start thinking about putting it away!

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Linda, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your style of decorating, everything is looks so simply festive.

Lib said...

Hi Linda,
I'm back.
Love your Christmas decs.
Hope you&Yours are having a wonderful Christmas season!

PEA said...

Ooooh that's the same kind of elf that I found at the thrift shop last week:-) They're so adorable, aren't they! I love your idea of putting greenery and such in a bowl, so simple and yet so beautiful. xoxo

Michele said...

Love your little elf. Is he originally old or one of the remakes? I remember growing up with one or two elves around the house .. I wonder where they are? I'll have to check with my dad .. I'd love to find them.

Love your chopping bowl and greens .. very sweet

Mrs. Staggs said...

You always display things in such a pretty way Linda. I have an old wooden bowl filled with greenery and clementines on a table in my living room, right now. I love the simple look of it.

I hope you are having a lovely day!

Amy. said...

I love your little elf. I adore them and have some to remind me of my Grandma's house!!