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Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas is here, but my children aren't! I couldn't even decorate the tree, my husband did it. They weren't here to open their ornaments and talk about when they got each one.

This is one of my all time favorite Christmas gifts!!! My daughter had her picture taken with Santa to go with the one I had done when I was 18. I LOVE IT !!

My son bought this plaster Santa from a friend down the street from us when she was having a yard sale. He was about 5 or 6 years old and that started my collection. A few years ago I was teasing him about not adding to my collection lately so he grabbed a napkin and quickly drew this for me. It is the simplest things that I treasure. Well, maybe that 55' Chevy above is my treasure now :), but it will never beat the memories my kids give me.

Santa leaves his clothes hanging on my Garden room door.

I love this Santa, with his jacket covered with all flavors of martinis.

One of my Sisters on the Fly sent me this ornament and she doesn't even know I just got a car very similar to it. I guess I might have to get another surf board to put on mine.

I know, TMI on this room, but I do decorate everywhere :)

These silvery stockings are from a Sparkle Holiday Swap I took part in. It was a lot of fun getting to know someone through email. My swap partner, Shiree, is in New Zealand and a very lovely lady. Each stocking has a silver ornament to go with it.

Our tree only has half the ornaments as usual because as mentioned above, our hearts weren't in it this year. Next year we will be a little more used to this empty nest syndrome and get with the party :)

Our daughter will be here for Christmas, along with family and friends. My nephew Eric will be down from the Bay area and I haven't seen him in quite awhile so that will be a treat.

Our son has leave the New Year's week and will be down from Oregon for 5 days.

I have enjoyed visisting so many blogs!! It is like an open house at every one of them. I wish all of you a very blessed Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year.


papa sue said...


What a fantastic car - I'm looking forward to seeing you driving it down the street soon!

Your house looks so festive, even if you aren't as much in the spirit this year. We are having the same feelings this year and just have our little tree decorated that we keep up all year in the den. I'm sure things will be much better next week when your son is home.

Have a blessed Christmas.



Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello My Dear Janet!

It's looking that you are ready for Santa to come! Your home looks darling!!! And goodness girl, I LOVE your new car Janet!!!!! You are one lucky girl and you must have been very nice for Santa to have given you that! LOL!

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for the sweet PINK cowgirl boot and for thinking of me! I guess I am now known for my pink boots! Love your cutie boots to! What a sweet gesture and so very thoughtful!

Merry Christmas Janet!


The Vintage Housewife... said...

ooh kitten i could just scream!!! thank you thank you darlin for my sweet vintage goodie...i love it...and doll could me and daddy-o just drooooooooool over your new car...what a HOT ROD!!!!!! you are gonna look sooooooooooo SASSY!!!! you are the sweetest thing ever...i can't wait to see ya again....blessings cat

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Janet, I just happen to come across your blog tonight. I love your new 55 Nomad Wagon! My husband collects vintage cars so this caught my eye! One of our cars is a 55 Chevy convertible, its red and white. Do you guys go to carshows? I noticed you live in California, I am in Corona. Are you nearby? Maybe one day we might meet at one of the car shows. We are always going to one!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Happy New Year my dear firend Janet!

Love ya,

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Janet, are you going to Quartsize?!!!!! Hugs, Maryjane

Jeanne said...

Love your Christmas Decorations! And Love your Blog! Wishing you all the Best for 2009!

Elizabeth said...

Hi, Janet!
Just checking out your blog since we've been paired for the Vintage Valentine swap. Hope to hear from you soon.

Katmom said...

Hi Janet,
Great blog & hey,,,,I am looking forward to seeing your apron for the Flirty Apron Swap...I have sent mine to my swap buddette who lives in Texas...
Hope you Cal Gals had a wonderful time @ far to drive to from WA. but hey you were in good company, MaryJane, Cat etc...I went on the SOTF Kern trip in 2006 when I was still living in SO. CAL. Now I am wondering if you are the Janet I met there....& that I did a SOTF Christmas Swap with? My daughter attended the Kern trip with me that year. It was my first SOTF outting.
Catch up with ya later,
grace aka katmom & SOTF #472

Anonymous said...

Hey there Janet! Sorry for not stopping by sooner to introduce myself. I am your PWGL Valentines swap partner, Jane DesRosier ~ grittyjane. Your package is in the mail. Happy Valentined day to YOU!

The Vintage Housewife... said...

rocluhey sassy sista have a great time @ california dreamin' hmmmmmm....will miss a great time...huggs to all my sista's...say howdy for