Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Decorating

I wanted to show you all the little
bit of Christmas decorating that 
I did.....I have been Scrooge the
all month! Usually when I get 
this way, it doesn't last this long!
Anyway, my spirits have lifted,
with a little help from blogging
friends and my Sister!

Here's Chum!  (Sound familiar?)
Bah Humbug, I'm not wearing
this hat and you can't make me!
 It is only going to be on here one
more second! And that is all it was
on his head! Chum thinks his Mom
is nuts for trying to put a hat on 

 And she probably is!

I would like to thank some blogging
friends for thinking of me and sending 
me these wonderful Christmas cards! 
I usually send out cards, but not this 
year.....I know, Bah Humbug! Anyway, 
they are from Tonya of My Primitive
Creations By Tonya, Gina of Catnap Inn 
and Teresa of Deppenhomestead...
Thanks so much ladies, you sure lifted
my spirits!

 I got out my gingers and I don't 
have all that many...Guess I need
to shop for some, for next year!

Close up of the ornie in with the 
gingers, from Brenda of 
The Rusty Thimble, last year.

This ginger is from Brenda, this year.
I sent her a box of graters and a sifter
and she sent me gingers! I love them,
thanks again, Brenda!

 In the picture, above you can see
beeswax gingers from Sandy of the
Olde Country Cupboard and another
ginger from Brenda on a grater. Plus
that big gingerbread man I won 
from Grandma Kringle's giveaway.
I love him, too!...Thanks again, 

Here's my little tree in the kitchen.
I got the little mason jars from 
Samantha's Accessories.

 I decorate my mantel different, 
every year and this year it has 

My new tree....I love this 
skinny tree, it is like my 3 ft.
 one, that I didn't put up, but
it is 6 ft. tall.

Well, I would like to let you all 
know how much I have enjoyed 
reading your blogs and getting
to know all better....Blogging
friends are the best! I hope you
all have a Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen


  1. Hi Karen:

    I love all of your decorations. Your skinny tree looks beautiful. I am into the gingers myself. My favorite....Santa kitty. :-) Merry Christmas!!!


  2. Karen I love your skinny tree! Gingers are the sweetest. I have some but decided not to use them this year. This is my first Christmas blogging and I was excited to get cards too from blogging friends. Your cat picture is sweet too.
    Merry Christmas

  3. Merry Christmas Karen...I hope you have a beary-special holiday! Hugs, Traci

  4. Merry Christmas Karen. I didn't get my cards sent this year either. Your decorations look very festive and I don't think anyone who sees it will think you are Ba Humbug!

  5. Good Morning sweet Karen, Merry Christmas to you and your family. Love your gingers, so glad you like the ones I sent, those mason jar lights are adorable.
    Your tree looks wonderful

  6. Karen,

    I love your Santas, and Gingerbread men! Everything looks great! Blessings to you and your family this year.

  7. Aww Karen, you're not a scrooge. Maybe just a lil Christmas Blue. Me too, but hey, this too will pass. So rely on your blog friends to cheer you up, like I'm trying to right now... LOL.
    Chum... I love that name. Now is that Chum as in shark bait or as in a good pal. LOL... I think I know the answer to that.
    Now turn that frown upside down 'cause you never know who might be fallin' in love with your smile :o)
    Hugs and Happy Holidays!

  8. Hi Karen,
    Fabulous Decorations!
    Have a wonderful Holiday!

  9. Ohh Bah Humbug's go away come again another day!!! I remember being a Ba Humbug one year because all I wanted for Christmas was clothes. I was probably about 16. ALL I got in the line of clothes was the most ugly purple sweat suit with a yellow stripe down the side. I really have no clue WHAT my Mom had been thinking. EVEN if this was back in 1981, was STILL ugly. And it completely ruined Christmas for me!!! It makes me giggle now...and if I ever saw that sweat suit again..I'd buy it...and wear Christmas!!! Merry Christmas Karen!

  10. Merry Christmas to you Karen and your family!


  11. Love your new tree and how you've decorated the mantel with Santas!
    Hope you really enjoy Christmas!
    Best wishes

  12. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Cyndy

  13. love the photo of cats would be the same way.;) love your christmas decorations..and love the ginger on the grater..I would love to see it up close so I can make are welcome for the card..I got more from my blogging friends then from family.;) have a very merry christmas.;)

  14. Merry Christmas to you and your family Karen.


  15. Well, you already know how much I LOVE me some gingers~LOL! I love looking at other's gingers and yours are just darling Karen. I esp. adore that ginger ornament~how sweet!!

    Merry Christmas!!

  16. Hi Karen...sure hope you ended up getting a little of that Christmas spirit and hope you had a nice holiday. LOVE that expression on Chum's face! I know that feeling! hehe! And love your decorations. I'm already ready to take mine down! LOL! Happy New Year! ~~Annie

  17. Chum's expression really cracks me up!

    I just love your kitchen makeover! I know I already told you once but I was looking at it in these pictures and I just love all that you guys did.

    Thank goodness for our prim friends to keep us sane, right? I'm glad they helped you get in the spirit! That's very sweet.

    I have a little ginger tree in my kitchen too! I also have cutters and little utensils on my holiday tree in the dining room. That was fun to decorate. I loved looking at all your wonderful Christmas decorating!

    I hope you had a great Christmas and enjoy bringing the new year in~


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