Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

More then a week has gone by since my last post but I wasn't laying around reading books and eating bonbons. My daughter flew in on wednesday by herself - no husband - no 3 boys - just her. She stayed until Sunday and we put her back on the plane and she arrived safely Sun. night in Chicago. Unfortunately the weather didn't co-operate with cool and rainy weather but we still had a great time. We shopped, we ate out, we watched movies and she read a whole book which I am just starting now. She said it was excellent so when I finish I will give you the title and my opinion. This is the first time since she was married 16 years ago that she has come to Florida alone or stayed with us alone. It was short and went fast but was sweet.

The only thing I did not do was take any pictures. I don't know why I didn't think of it.
She saw that I had been decorating the house and she helped me do a lovely swag over the front double doors. We had to drill thru masonry but we gals did it and up went the swag. It has lights in it and I bought 2 lengths of burgundy poinsettias and wrapped them around the greenery. Then was shocked to walk into WalMart and they had live burgundy ones so bought a container of them and put it outside. We also found this pedestal stand in our neighbours house put out to trash. I stopped and asked her if I could have it and she said the paint is all flaking and I said Shabby Chic. We both laughed. We picked it up on the way home and as you can see it is the perfect height. I think I may have a new pedestal.

We are staying down without family for the first Christmas since we married 50 years ago and I think that was bothering her. Now she sees the house all decorated and we have made plans to have 8 or 10 of us for dinner who are also staying down without family. We have the room with our new sunroom so I will make a ham and some corn pudding and the other gals will bring the rest and it should be fun. This made her happy. Will be back soon with more pics.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your decorating looks lovely! Glad you had a lovely visit with your daughter...that must have meant a lot to you.

Plays with Needles said...

First of all, your swag and poinsettia combo look great! And the new pedestal too!

I can relate to your daughter. If my Dad decided to stay in Florida, I would be devastated...Don't forget that she's not just worrying about the two of you being there by yourself...she really will miss having YOU there with her and her family.

P.S. You won my little tin of peace and sprinkles...I just haven't announced it yet...

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Your home looks festive and a joy to have your daughter there.
Way too!!! much!!! snow here.
Snowed in this week and unable to go to work so working on those cq Christmas projects.
Take care