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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

O Christmas Tree

Happy last week before the week of Christmas!!!
I love Christmas!
My shopping is  done, what little there was, and my Christmas dinner shopping list is almost finished.
My son and his family will be at our home on Christmas Day.
 I will also make dinner on Boxing Day for several people in our church who have no family here in our city.

This is going to be a better Christmas than many I have had, because we will have people around us during the holidays.

I don't have room for a nice big Christmas tree, so I have several little ones around the house.
This one is on top of the armoire and we have created "Christmas Mountain" up there.

I know it isn't real clear, but I worked on it for a very long time and this is the best I could get...not sure why.

This one is on the mantel.

There are two small undecorated trees on my sideboard.

I will leave you today with my all-time favourite Christmas album.
The beautiful Mahalia Jackson.
I LOVE her voice.

Who is your favourite singer of Christmas music?


Pondside said...

I love Mahalia Jackson too - what a rich voice!
Your little trees are precious. Enjoy your Christmas preparations!

Stef@ said...

oh the homes for christmas.. so cosy!!!

Patty Sumner said...

Cindy, your home is beautiful.. I am curious.... tell me more about boxing day... sounds like a wonderful idea.... I have the "big" trees up but sometimes I just feel it is to much work.. Of course, my daughters and their families expect all the decor at Nana's. They will all be in for Christmas.. Have a wonderful week and Christmas Blessings!

Patty Sumner said...

Oh by the way, I love all the old Christmas Hymns and singers... Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, Amy Grant has a wonderful older album from the 80's... love it.. :) Blessings again!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

The old singers and Christmas hymns are my favorite Cindy! Your home looks so pretty and festive...have a wonderful Christmas with your family!

Marina Pérez Bejarano said...

Wow Cindy! Love your Christmas Mountain! Congratulations!!


NanaDiana said...

Cindy- I love your sweet little trees and your "mountain top" is wonderful! I am glad you have people around for Christmas-that is what it is all about in the end.

I love Josh Groban and Il Divo's Christmas albums. xo Diana

camp and cottage living said...

I'm glad you are having company for the holidays!
I like the idea of several littles trees in place of one large one too.
Have a great Christmas!

It's me said...

Wowwww beautiful Cindy....i am glad it is almost christmas......i am so from me x !!

Cozy Little House said...

I like little trees scattered about oftentimes better than one big tree totally decked out. Sounds like you're going to be busy. Remember to relax!

anangloinquebec said...

I am happy for you that you will have a lot of people around at Christmas. I get the feeling that you are somebody that likes to share this wonderful time of the year. :) Very thoughtful Cindy.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love her, too, Cindy, and I love your Christmas cottage! So cute!



The Quintessential Magpie said...

PS ...praising The Lord that you will be with family and that you will be ministering to others without theirs. You sweetie pie you!



Rhonda said...

Hi Cindy, I like your little trees and red accents.
I like most all Traditional Christmas carols, no matter who likes them,
I also like a non-serious song called "didn't I get this last year" by Bob Rivers.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and special times with your family

Nancy Wiebel said...

Your home is always so warm and cozy. It's looking especially festive now.

Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas!


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Cindy! Your home is so beautiful, warm and cozy.

podso said...

Your house looks so Christmasy! Enjoy these days and your house full of family and friends!

Greet Lefèvre said...

Oh Cindy, I love the Christmas decoration in your house! I am sure you will have a wonderful Christmas with your family! You are such a warm hearted person and so willing to help other people! This is just great my friend! I wish you a wonderful Christmas surrounded with all your beloved ones!

ScrapbookingButterfly said...

Happy week before Christmas Cindy...your home is looking festive, pretty and so welcoming! You are truly generous of heart to open your home to not only your dear family but to people who have no family close by. Christmas is the season for giving and giving from the heart is the best gift of all. Sending you many hugs and warmest Christmas wishes!

Pamela Gordon said...

I just love your Christmas tree scene on top of the armoire. It looks so pretty. I sometimes would like to forego the big tree for a smaller table top one. I'm happy that you will be having lots of family around you this Christmas and will also be helping out those who are alone. What a special gift that is! Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas week, my friend. Warm hugs, Pam

ScrapbookingButterfly said...

I forgot to add that Christmas wouldn`t be Christmas without Bing Crosby...but I love Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, and Il Divo too. Christmas music adds so much to the season and there is so many talented artists to enjoy!

Robin Johnson said...

Oh Cindy I just adore Christmas Mountain! It's so lovely and in the perfect place.

Enjoy your time with friends and family, hugs to you and Merry Christmas.

Carla from the The River said...

Merry Christmas,
It would be Bing Crosby for me. :-) I also love the Nutcracker.
Everything looks wonderful.

Shabby soul said...

Darling friend, I love the way you are able to make your home so welcoming. You are so sweet and good, it appears clearly.
Thank you for make me remember of Mahalia,a great voice. I heard her here in Bologna many years ago, and she is Unforgettable...

Betty said...

It seems like you will have a lovely Christmas with your family and church family. I know everyone will love to be in your cosy and welcoming home. You will be busy, so hope you can take it easy after the festivities.
Blessings to you and your family.

Sharon de Jager said...

Hi dear Cindy, I love all your little Christmas trees and festive vignettes dotted around the house, it really does look so festive and cozy! And it's so nice to have lots of people over for lunch at this time of year, it's after all a time of sharing and giving! This year we are scattered around the globe, so only a few will celebrate together, so I know perfectly well what you mean when you say you enjoy having people around you at this time of year! Blessings! Sharon

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Your house looks lovely Cindy! I seem to like almost anybody when it comes to Christmas music. My absolute favorite is Sarah McLachlan's Wintersong album. It is exquisitely beautiful.

Ana said...

How cute are all your little Christmas trees! Love them all. Well at least you have those....I still haven't put mine up yet. Hopefully tomorrow...can't believe I am running so behind. Thank you my sweet friend for stopping by. My heart always fills with joy when you visit. Wishing you and your family the merriest and most blessed of Christmas'. Sending a great big hug.

Much love,

Shelia said...

I love Mahalia Jackson too! What a voice. I love your Christmas mountain! Looks so pretty all lit up. Love your little trees all around. I'm so glad you'll have family with you this Christmas. It will be a little different for me this year since mother won't be with us. But I know she'll really be celebrating our Savior's birth in Heaven.
Merry Christmas, sweet friend,
Shelia ;)

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

It sounds like you are going to have a wonderful Christmas. I love your Christmas mountain display. I also am smitten with your typewriter. May you have a very Merry Christmas.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your home looks so beautiful, Cindy! Very warm and festive. I had a family party at my house this evening for my grandson's 5th birthday -- it's been a whirlwind few weeks, and it is hard to believe Christmas is almost here! Such a joyous time!

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Yes, the carpet is still under the Christmas tree!!! I just cut around it for now...
The lighting in your header is so warm and cozy, as it is the the last few posts I just caught up on.
God bless you and your hubby in your new ministry, the runner and the mugs are lovely, and the bowls...beautiful!

•♥ Ally ♥• said...

la tua casa è sempre bellissima ed accogliente. è bellissimo il tuo gesto per il giorno di Santo Stefano. Auguro a te ed alla tua famiglia un felice, sereno natale. un abbraccio

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I did my grocery shopping today and it really wasn't too bad. I am sure tomorrow will be a mad house. Your little trees are darling Cindy! I hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

Joyful said...

Great idea to decorate with small trees when you don't have room for a bigger one. I may have to do that in future as I'm finding it harder and harder to find the floor space for my smallish tree (it is still wide as a regular tree). I especially like what you've done on top of the armoire. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Chandra said...

Everything looks great Cindy. I'm so happy that you get to spend your holidays with people you love and care about. Your house is always decorated so lovely, so I just knew your Christmas decorations would be great!

My husband and I have plans to be with his parents on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will then drive down to visit my mom and dad on the day after Christmas. Now that I'm married, it makes me cherish all of the time time I spend with my mom and dad. They are only four hours away, but it can be difficult to drive down and see them. I also feel so bad for both of them because my sister and I are no longer living at home. While talking on the phone with my mom she commented that "things would never be the same around the holidays", and it made me want to cry! It makes me tear up right now as I think about it!

Well, I'm typing a book! LOL Merry Christmas, Cindy!

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Brigitte Peetermans said...

Hi Cindy,

Woaw for the new banner on top! It's very very warm and cosy. SO winter-y!

Bless you for having all this people over in at your house for Christmas festivities. You are SO sweet!

Have a REALLE REALLY wonderful Christmas and lots of blessings for you and your family!


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your home looks lovely! Have a wonderful Christmas!

nannette elkins said...

So beautiful and welcoming...I just love coming here....

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