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 -

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