So here's a farewell to Christmas 2009....
~Our cozy Christmas home~
I made these "NOEL" letters for our very first Christmas
together being married. I think they're keepers. :)
A bag of fake snow from Walmart goes a looong way!
I grouped cinnamon sticks (from the 99C store), candy canes,
& mini marshmallows with chocolates on top in apothecary
jars to create a festive mantle display
The Christmas stocking I lovingly made for
Matthew our first Christmas together
The body of the sock was made from a pair of retired
ladies satin slacks...so I put them to good use &
attached a "secret pocket" in the back for
small treats. :) (Matthew likes this feature best)
The living room at a glance
Our dining room table bedecked for the holidays.
The little tree was made out of silver pipe cleaners a couple of years
ago...and the holly leaves...from our bushes out front!
Our "chandy" strung with glittering
beads & glittered snowflakes
I tried to be creative this year and use what I already
had on hand...so gifts this year were wrapped with left-over
paper, ribbon, & hand-cut snowflakes for gift tags made
from old sheet music
This gift to "Grant" had a handmade pom-pom
ball made from yarn mimicking a winter hat, & a tree
gift tag made from a brown shopping bag
I also used 99C store cinnamon sticks nestled inside of
ribbons & tree sketches cut out of an old botanical book (that I only
use for crafts) to use as gift tags
It started to snow!!!
All dressed up for Grandma Cole's
legendary Christmas Eve party :-)
Gloria Colleen (sister) & her namesake, Colleen (Aunt)
The fam, chillin'
Gwen (sister) with my sweet nephew Levi...who loooves
to play with his toes! ;)
Mom, Karen (Second cousin) & Pepaw Cole
The best part of the evening...lighting candles & singing
carols together....love it.
Beautiful snowy morning
Our Christmas wreath on the front porch
I made from left-over Christmas tree branches
The icy walkway...it was slippery out there...
The Gaffins over for Christmas brunch :-)
(Joy, Ruthanne & Steve)
Peace & Love Santa