Monday, December 15, 2008

A funny thing happened on my way down the ladder with my Christmas boxes. Then back up the ladder. Then back down again. A box was missing. A very important box. Box number 30 0f 32. The box that had all my special ornaments, 2 or 20 Christmas t-shirts, my sheer Christmas green and red beaded table runners, and a bundle of garland in it along with the wreath for my front door. I'm happy that this little Santa made it down. He is one of my favorites. All of a sudden I wasn't in a very jolly mood to decorate. What exactly all was I missing? It wasn't a box you could easily lose. How do you lose a box? But, 10 days later it has never been located. I think it was carried off by a pack of holiday crazed squirrels. So, not to sound like an un-jolly hostess, let me welcome you to the House of Neena minus the box. Where Christmas swirls around months prior to the actual day of Santa. As you step inside the den you are greeted first by an almost lifesize Santa.......

He may startle you at first. Believe me. He has startled me a time or two. Or three as I come around the corner.

He has this little scrunched up Santa face that really looks fleshy and his eyes are looking into your soul.

Moving right into the den to the large tree. The one with the presents under it that are wrapped. There are more that aren't wrapped. And I even confess, that there are more that aren't bought. SIGH. This is a new tree for our family this year. 9' tall with over three million lights. Or at least it seems like it. Actually only 900. We almost needed sunglasses when we flipped the lights on.

First thing I ever bought
on EBAY.

"BELIEVE". "Nuff said.

Our family has alot of sentimental ornaments. Most of them are the missing box. But, moving right along. Reid and Macy made these jingle bells the first year we watched Polar Express and drank hot chocolate. I will always treasure them!

Heather and I made these little snowman heads one year thinking we could make a million dollars on them at the craft sale. We didn't. But, they sure were fun and we did sell them all except for a few we kept for ourselves.

This little gaggle of snowmen look pretty content on their branches for goodness sakes. But, I mostly love the hangar ornaments with Santa's britches and coat hanging.

This silly little tree is for all the little ones in Neena's nest. It's full of Santas hanging on every branch.

Just because I think
he is pretty.

This little guy is getting ready for my annual Cookie Swap on Tuesday night. We'll miss you Connie! If you surprise us, could you bring those cute little mouse cookies? Please come home Connie. PLUHHHHHHHHEEEZE.

My gingerbread babies. All nestled in the corner of my kitchen. There are a few that are my favorites. One in particular has Heather and Ashley's teeth marks on them.
Not from last year but from years ago! Trust me. I didn't fuss at them either.

There are more gingerbread sweeties gathered around my
kitchen and on another tree by the dining room window.

Just a cool crystal vase of red berries because I didn't know what else to do with them.

My lonely little stocking. Waiting

To be filled with goodness. Because, I am good. I really am.

"Just hear those sleigh bells ringing a ring ring ringing a ring. It's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you"

This little smiling guy has brought lots of giggles to our house already this year. He sings very loudly as he throws his head back and rocks around the table in his sled in perfect time. He's a keeper for sure!

This card was sent to my grandmother by her Sister and Brother - law and I am guessing it is early 1900's. It's very old.

This old wooden box is full of Santa books. WHY you say? Because my babies like Neena to read to them. And Neena lovesto read to her babies.

My table is ready to be set. My reindeer mugs are ready to be filled with hot cocoa. Cookies are iced. The turkey is thawing (well not really yet). And from our house to yours......a very Merry Christmas, Blessed New Year, and Prayers Galore.

and Peace on earth and Goodwill to Men. That is my Christmas wish to you.


P.S. I don't know why blogger won't cooperate when loading pictures with
words. I won't even tell you how long I worked on this to get half way right. I am still not happy with the way it skips spaces between pictures and scatters stuff. Sorry. Maybe next year I'll be "smart" enough to figure out something besides blogspot.


IsabellaCloset said...

Neena, Your home is just wonderful.. It looks so cozy, I love everything!
Happy Hoildays ~Mary~ :-}

rosechicfriends said...

I too am doing Deena's Christmas Celebration. Your home is so lovely and festive! Thanks for sharing!

Lennea said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely home! I hope your find the missing box! ( I usually find mine AFTER the holidays!)

Frugal Finds said...

Your tree is very pretty. I also love that you have Christmas books out. We do the same thing for every season and holiday.

vickie said...

Your tree is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your pictures, I love the Christmas books and the gingerbread corner. I'm visiting you through Deena's party.

SweetAnnee said...

Lynn..I have lost a box too
and it has my tiny reindeer ornies in
and some BIG glass balls
that I use on the hearth

We'll find them, after Christmas I bet

Thanks for sharing your Delights!!

Kelley said...

Absolutely beautiful, even without the box. Makes me want to come over and help you search for it and then have a mug of tea or coffee. Oh Lynn "Neena" if we lived close together we'd be dangerous!

Hollie Reese said...

Looks so good! We can't wait to come and visit!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What beautiful decorations! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home with all of us. I especially love that sweet vingette with the gingerbread! I, too, have 2 missing boxes....hmmm, maybe mad little elves (i.e., DH that is too tired to make another trip back up into the attic) have stolen them?!?

Please come visit my Christmas Delights, too!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Marilyn Miller said...

Yes, blogger sometimes takes forever to load pictures and then you can't move them around. Great pictures.

Heather said...

Looks so good, as usual! My question is...whos taking all that down??

Love you

Lynn said...

UMMMMMMM> Heather, that would be you and your brother and sister. Actually, I assume the one taking it down is the same one who put it all up. That would be your mother. MOI.

Diane said...

Your house is so beautiful and cute for Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing. I think you'll find your missing box, probably when you're putting them away.

Heather said...

Too bad about the missing box. I laughed and laughed at you being startled by the hallway Santa. That totally sounds like something I would do. I love your singing snowman.

Giggi said...

Everything looks beautiful, Sissy! Can't wait to be there next week & spend X-mas with you! Love you!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Gorgeous. I really enjoyed sneaking a peek into your home. :)


Paige said...

What a beautiful home! Thanks for letting us sneak a peek during this Christmas season.

Keetha said...

It all looks GREAT!!!

Now I'm worrying about where in the world your other Christmas box went. That is bazaar.

Merry Christmas and thanks for inviting us over.

pam said...

I love your decorations. Everything is classic beautiful.


Melissa said...

Your home is beautiful! May I ask where you got the snowman on the sled? He is too cute!

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