Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thank you and a few more Christmas pics...

My thanks to all of you for the sweet comments on Oscar's passing. The friendships made online really help to pick you up when you are feeling so down.Oscar is now forever resting in his pasture where he liked to lay and sun on pretty days.Big hugs to you all !

I have a few more Christmas pictures to share ,as I have said before I really did not do much this year.It feels unreal to think that Christmas is only a few days away.It might be a little more Christmas like if the temperatures were not close to the 60 degree mark.Am I ready for the big day ?Honestly, no I am not! I have not done any gift wrapping ,grocery shopping or even finished the shopping for gifts.Perhaps someone else should take over those duties.LOL! That is not going to happen either,I am sure.LOL!

These pics are mainly in the kitchen and dining area of my home.I just realized that I more pictures than I thought so I will be breaking it up in two posts.Are you comfortable? Then lets go take a look see...

My stove board that I made a couple of  years ago with a small tree in a tiny firkin and a trencher  with cinnamon buns and a beeswax ginger from my friend Kristy.

The snowman ,salt dough snowflakes and yummy smelling wax tart snowballs were made by my friend Rox.She does wonderful work! The candle mat is another swap goodie from Kristy, it has such pretty colors and she attached a cute tag and sweet little gourd to it.She knows  that  I love gourds.

My kitchen window.The lovely beeswax Father Christmas was sent by Kristy.

In my kitchen .I redid the little drawer cubby a while back.

 Sweet snowmen stars from Kristy and my sweet pillow tuck from Linda Claus.I redid the firkin bucket back last year,I think.

This display is more goodies from Kristy and my friend Susan.Susan did a wonderful job on the sign! Love the chunky potpourri ,beeswax Santa ,towel , and the cardinal make do from Kristy.It just looks great in the antique tote.

Closeups of the potpourri ,it smells delicious, and that gorgeous beeswax Santa.Gosh, but I love blackened beeswax goodies!!

 My faux blackened fruit in antique wood trencher that  is sitting on my dining room table.I made this using Robin's tutorial from It's a Kattywhompus Life  ! If you haven't been to her blog please check it as you are missing a lot.

Love this old butter paddle ! I found it when we went out shopping on Black Friday.I only have a few  paddles but this one has become  my favorite.

Thought that I'd share where I put my needle punched Father Christmas that I shared a post or so back...

 The candle is the one I won from Dena at Morning Glory Vintage and Prims, and the beeswax Santa is another one that Kristy sent me.She sure spoiled me in this swap!

Kristy did a beautiful job when she made this Santa from an antique Griswold mold, love the sweet tag she added to it .

Well ladies and gentlemen I guess that is the end of today's tour so please stay tuned as there are a few more pics coming  in the next couple of days. May your day be filled with merry thoughts and delightful things.Hugs,Jen


Shirlee said...

You have some really beautiful things Jen! I love how you've displayed them! Kristy made/sent you some fabulous things! Does she have a blog ... I'd love to pay her a visit : ) I also love blackened beeswax : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Jennifer Gail said...

Wow you do lots .Very pretty. Merry christmas, my friend.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Jen, you did a fabulous job on all your Christmas displays!
I love all the blackened beeswax goodies you have!!!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Merry Christmas!
Prim Blessigs

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Oh Jen,
Everything looks wonderful!
Love all your goodies.
Hugs and Merry Christmas,

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

For not being in the Christmas spirit, your house is wonderfully decorated. Lovely things.
Merry Christmas

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi,Jen. I love where you have everything displayed. The blackened beeswax Santas and fruit are my
favorite things. I can't wait to see more pictures, I enjoy it so much peeking into your homes. They are all so pretty.
Merry Christmas,

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love all of your holiday decor and love that punch needle santa you made..

Hillcresthome Prims said...

WOOHOO, Jen your homestead looks amazing, I LOVE the black bee wax and the beautiful center wooden trencher in the center of your kitchen table is BEAUTIFUL!!

Your Christmas displays are PRIMTASTIC!!!


Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Pretty Displays!!!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas~

Green Creek Primitives said...

Hi Jen, I love how your blackened fruit turned out, great job, never have tried that. Love the butter paddle, one of my favorite things to collect. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment. I hope you and your family have a great Christmas. Hugs Vicky

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

So, so sorry to hear about Oscar.
Love your bounty of beeswax. Those are some awesome goodies.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wow, I disappear for a day and a half and I'm behind 3 posts on your blog alone! Sigh....don't think I'll be catching up either. Just popping in on a quick break from wrapping. ('m a SLOWWW wrapper!) Everything looks wonderful Jen - you have some great displays - and received all kinds of wonderful things from Kristy. Wow! Oh, I so love me my blackened beeswax - and you have some great pieces.....Wishing you all things merry and bright! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Angie Berry said...

Love all your Christmas decorating, especially since you have so many pieces that come from special friends. That's what is so nice.

I was just on Rhonda's blog last night reading about the blackened fruit. Yours look great! Oh and I love that butter paddle too! I just started collecting them this year. I have 4 of them, but none like that.

Looking good!