Welcome to my Christmas blog ~ Christmas Pudding

"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year." ~ Charles Dickens



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Decorating


Hello everyone~ I have a few photos of my Christmas decor to share with you. Because I had sprained my wrist I had to cut way back this year.


I wanted to do a spectacular mantel this year but I wasn't able to. The top of my angel burnt out too so she's not as pretty as she should be! Most of the decor in this room is in pink.



Tea by the tree.Every Christmas I make a Sultana fruit cake which is my mother's recipe.Kitchen window. The little deer was a gift from my mother years ago, the little girl was a gift from my son and DIL, and the snowman with the children was gifted to me by my hubby.

A little basket in the bathroom which was something I put together this year. I painted and glittered up the birdhouse.


Well, that's it for today. We are having a very stormy day and I was still awake at 5 AM because of the wind howling. So, I'm very tired today. I will try to show you more later. Have a lovely day everyone.


Christmas in my heart all year round ~ Sandi

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Little Pink Tree Got Some Twinkle

Hi everyone! How is everyone doing? Hope you're all ready for the holidays!

Do you remember the little tree that got a makeover? From this ......to this!Well, I have decided to had some twinkle as well. I had a small set of fairy lights and added them too.

I also made a little vignette with my toile bunny sitting close by. This bunny usually sits on a chair in the living room but I thought he would look cute next to the little tree and have some gifts placed around him. What do you think?

I made a gumdrop tree for my three little grandsons to enjoy during the holidays. It suggles up to the gingerbread house which plays the Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy and the gumdrops light up and keep time to the music. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a week filled with joy. Merry Christmas!


Christmas in my heart all year round~ Sandi

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Reason for the Season Party

Hello everyone~ Today I am joining Lynn @ Happier Than A Pig In Mud for her Reason for the Season Party.


I meant to post my offering for the party on this blog but I made a mistake and posted on my other blog, Rose Chintz Cottage. You may click here http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/ to go visit my post for this wonderful party.

Merry CHRISTmas!

Christmas in my heart all year round ~ Sandi

Monday, December 6, 2010

My Granddaughter's Christmas Tree

Good morning everyone~ Well we had an exciting event take place in our family over the weekend! My little granddaughter arrived on Saturday afternoon instead of Christmas Eve!

She is beautiful and her mom, my sweet DIL Carina, is doing well. 'Jenna-Lynn' Carina was born December 4 at 4:00 PM in Vancouver, BC. They are both home now and all is well.

I will not get to hold Jenna-Lynn until we fly out to visit her until probably in the springtime.

As you know I have decorated my little white Christmas tree in honour of Jenna-Lynn and here it is for your pleasure. I debated whether or not to hang the little tea set which will one day go to her. I decided it looked fine the way it is - Pink and silver balls, glittery white birdies, pink sheer bows, and the little fairy at the top with my collection of Snow Babies beneath the tree. I think she would like it if she could see it!


Have a beautiful day dear friends! Merry Christmas!
Celebrating Christmas in my heart all year round~ Sandi

Friday, December 3, 2010

Pink Saturday & Christmas Poinsettia Party

Hello bloggy friends and welcome to Beverly's Pink Saturday & Beth's Christmas Poinsettia Party.

Well, I sprained my wrist a couple of days ago so I've had to wrap up my decorating. I am only about half done and the mantel will have to do the way it is! Oh, well, better than no mantel at all!

I love this Christmas Star or Winter Rose as it is sometimes called. It originated in Mexico and was brought to the US by Joel Roberts Poinsett in 1825.

I have had almost every colour of poinsettia in my home to decorate with; blue, burgundy, cream, pink, red, and white. I love the pink but then I will see a red one that just takes my breath away! The white one is also lovely.....

One year a flower shop was on my hubby's mail route and one day a big pot of gorgeous pink poinsettias was delivered to our home. What a wonderful surprise and they were exquisite!

These are some of the ways in which I have incorporated these beautiful flowers into my home over the past couple of years. Pink poinsettias and glittery roses snuggle up to a pillar candle in this swag. The pink toile angel stands gracefully by.
My crystal hurricane lamp sits on the coffee table surrounded by a wreath of pink poinsettias, pine cones, pink ribbon, and pink Christmas balls.I also like it with a pink pillar candle.Burgundy adorns the wreath hanging on the door.A white poinsettia sets off a white church birdhouse.A couple of years ago, I had red on the window sill.And I always adorn my Nativity with a white poinsettia.

Those of you who know me, know that I am a teapot collector and of course I had to have a teapot spruced up for Christmas! This is my Rose Chintz teapot and she is looking pretty festive with the pink rose, poinsettia, and pine cone.

Beverly asked us to share a recipe as well today. Mine is very easy.


Mincemeat Tarts


Choose your favourite mincemeat and fill unbaked tart shells. Pop into the oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Quick and tasty little tarts for this Christmas season.


If you would like to participate in Beth's Christmas Poinsettia Party, just click on the link -
http://foodasart-beth.blogspot.com/

If you would like to visit all of Beverly's pink bloggerettes please click on this link - http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/


Thank you for visiting today and I wish you a lovely weekend.

Celebrating Christmas in my heart all year round~ Sandi

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Lovely Gift Idea

Happy Monday everyone!

We had our Christmas Banquet last week for our bible study group and our wonderful group presented Hubby and me with a lovely basket of goodies.


I wish I could have taken a picture of it before it was opened because it was wrapped so beautifully but they insisted on our opening it that evening.


The festive basket held a tube of my hubby's favourite chips which are conspicuously missing from the basket because he ate them already! My favourite Lindor chocolates were in it as well as a gift card to one of our nicer restaurants in Charlottetown.

There were bottles of home made mustard pickles, Lady Ross mustard pickles, apple sauce, and a large bottle of Strawberry-Apple sauce. All of these were made by a lady in our group.

There was a box of crackers and an assortment of Gourmet coffees. A boxed set of Hot Pepper Jelly and Wild Blueberry Lemon Spreadable fruit from our own Prince Edward Island Preserve Co. was also in the basket.

I was delighted to receive this because I do entertain quite a bit and these items will all come in handy. We are blessed to lead this lovely group of friends.



I also wanted to share with you a little ceramic village I have set up in the bathroom. It lights up and looks very cute in there.
I like little surprises in unexpected places, don't you?



Well, till next time, take some time for yourself with a nice cup of tea and enjoy the Season. I host a tea party every week on my other blog Rose Chintz Cottage http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/ and I invite you to stop by and join me. Have a lovely day everyone!


Celebrating Christmas in my heart all year round ~ Sandi

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My New Christmas Wreath

Hello Friends~ Well, I have finally finished my Christmas wreath. Those of you who have been following my Christmas blog know that I did a little tree over and I have made a wreath to match. You can view the tree below a couple of posts down and how it has been changed up.

I used an assortment of decorations including silver, gold, white, and pink balls, pinecones, berries, some silvery branches, and ribbon.

I have placed the tree in a toile hat box and the wreath is hanging on the front door. Now I have a centerpiece to work on. So much to do; so little time!
Hope you enjoy my creations. Until next time.......
Keeping Christmas in my heart all year round ~ Sandi

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Special Little Tree Topper

Happy Monday everyone! I have been keeping my eye out for some cuteness to decorate my little white Christmas tree with. This year, I am decorating it in honour of my new granddaughter who is supposed to make her appearance around Christmas Eve.

I wanted something sweet and girly and I found just the topper a couple of weeks ago.
Here she is hanging on one of my trees. This is not the tree she will go on. I just tried her on this one to see how pretty she would be surrounded by Christmas pretties.



This little ice fairy is happy and dreaming of sugar plums in her head. I couldn't resist her! What do you think, isn't she adorable?

Hasn't she got the cutest little face? I love her sparkly wings and little frock!


Till next time, have a scrumptious day!


Keeping the spirit of Christmas in my heart all year round~ Sandi

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Little Christmas Tree All Dressed In Pink!

Hello Christmas buddies~ Believe it or not, two months from today is Christmas Day and I am working on some Christmas crafts. Today's is this little Christmas tree. I have had this little tree for a couple of years and it used to look like this.
It actually came this way; just some red sparkly ornamentation on it; berries, pine cones, and red balls. I had it sitting in the laundry room-half bath window. Cute but a little too country for what I'm wanting this year!


Here is the new look. I told you I was dreaming of a pink Christmas this year! This will now grace the dining room. Pink and gold sheer ribbon, white and silver balls, some hydrangeas and other floral picks and, Viola!
Next, I am working on a wreath to match. I am not finished with the wreath yet and when I am, I'll share that with you too.


What are you working on these days?

Remember, the world would be a much nicer place if we kept ...

Christmas in my heart all year round ~ Sandi

Monday, October 4, 2010

Christmas Collector's Party


Hello all my Christmas lovin friends~ I thought I would share one of my Christmas collections for Denise Marie's Christmas Collector's Alley Party!


Years ago, I had spied these adorable SnowBabies and I just fell in love with them. That same year, my sweet hubby gifted me with one for Christmas. Since then, I have received several more, mostly from my youngest son. I have them all named after members of my family. I don't have them all yet but I'm getting there. There is a new member of the family arriving at Christmastime so I will have to get one for her too!
This was the very first one I received. I named the two little guys after my two oldest boys, who were peeking out of the Christmas box. Sorry the photos aren't clearer as I took this and sized it down from another photo.This is my newest addition, a gift from my hubby. It is me feeding my youngest grandson Zachary while he sits in the hi-chair.



Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my SnowBabies and thank you Denise Marie for hosting this fun party. You can visit Denise Marie at her blog by clicking the link.
Have a wonderful day everyone!

Christmas in my heart all year round~ Sandi

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas!

Sugar and spice and all things nice...........
You may wonder why I'm dreaming of a pink Christmas this year! Well, it's simple really! I am going to be blessed with my first little granddaughter at Christmastime this year and I am thrilled! I have three sons and four little grandsons so a granddaughter is sure to bring some excitement our way!

I am pondering about decorating one little tree in a pink or baby theme this year in celebration of this most timely event in our lives.

While perusing the 'Net I came across this darling baby themed tree with lots of pink and blue on it. Photos courtesy of Country Living.

I have so many ideas for a pink tree this year. Perhaps a tree decorated with dollies or a little girl's teacups. Perhaps I'll simply spruce up my teacup tree I had last year. In any case, I'm going to have a wonderful time!
What ideas do you have dancing around in your head this year?


Christmas in my heart all year round~ Sandi

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Look What I Found for Christmas Decorating!

Hello all my Christmas lovin friends~ In my last post, I promised you that I would be sharing any new treasures I happened to find throughout the year. Well, over the weekend, I went into a shop looking for a new purse and I found this. I didn't have a set of Victorian carollers, believe it or not, other than the little one in my Christmas village, and I was so excited to find this one! It is a foot tall and for 70 % off, I couldn't resist! ! So, it came home with me.
What do you think? Isn't it wonderful?


Christmas in my heart all year round~ Sandi

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Christmas '09 Has Come and Gone


Hello friends! Well, Christmas '09 has come and gone and all the decorations have sadly been put away for another year.

Christmas was wonderful this past year with our youngest son home for the holidays. He arrived home a little earlier this year so the excitement building up for Christmas was much more enjoyable with him here. Spending time with the grandchildren was a treat as always and we enjoyed spending a day with each one individually.

News Years Day, Hubby and I flew out to Vancouver to visit with our middle son and his family. While there, we went to many places of interest, including Cypress Mountain where some of the 2010 Olympics are now taking place. We made some wonderful memories and it was a wonderful trip, other than I broke a rib two days before we were to fly home. I am healing however.


Now that the Holidays are over, this blog will remain dormant for a while. However, as I come across Christmas ornaments and holiday crafts, I will post them here so I can share them with you. Christmas is never very far from my heart. Just as I end every post with "Christmas in my heart all year round," so it is! Till next time, the Lord bless you and keep you.

Christmas in my heart all year round~ Sandi