Welcome to my Christmas blog ~ Christmas Pudding

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

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hunting For An Angel

Hello everyone ~
I have had this lovely angel for the tree top for over twenty years. Last year, when I set her up where she watches over the decorating of the tree, she didn't light up. I asked my DIL to try to fix her but alas, she could only get her lit half way. She put a new string of lights up under her gown but it just didn't look right to me. You can see what she looked like on top of last year's tree in a few posts down.
I was so disappointed! I will still use her in a centerpiece or on a shelf but she will be missed on the tree top!

In my hunt for a new angel, I found this one which changes colour.

Lovely, isn't she? I really liked her fur-trimmed robe and feather wings.

I was not happy with her however as she seemed a bit too large for the tree and she wasn't as demure as the other one so I returned her.

I used a star one year and I've seen some lovely bows as tree toppers but I still prefer an angel. So, I'm still on the hunt for a new angel. Wish me luck, won't you?

What do you have for your tree topper?

Till next time....
Keeping Christmas in my heart all year round ~ Sandi

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Blossoms All Glittered Up for Christmas

Hello friends~ Well, here we are only two months away from Christmas and I am thinking about my decorating scheme for the living room. Generally, I don't decorate my home the same way more than two or three years in a row. I picked up these gorgeous peachy-pink and gold glittered blossoms at Michaels awhile back. They will be lending a lovely floral theme to my Christmas mantel this year. Aren't they purty? I will have to get a couple more for a wreath and perhaps a centerpiece for the coffee table.

Is there anything prettier than a magnolia blossom dressed up in pink and glitter? Gold encrusted petals and glittered berries make them simply irresistable; especially when you have a pink theme in mind!

Have you picked up anything for your Christmas mantel yet? I'd love to see it!

This is a peek at my centerpiece from last year. Till next time...

Keeping Christmas in my heart all year round ~ Sandi

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!

Hello everyone! Well, here we are only 77 days away from Christmas and we Canadians are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend.

Families are gathering around their tables to enjoy a bountiful feast and fellowship with one another. It is a time to enjoy the harvest and to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives.

Another wonderful thing about this time of year is that one can walk into a store and see Christmas decorations on the shelves. I love it! Already I have picked up some pretties for my Christmas decor this year. My camera is being recharged at the moment so I'll have to show you the items later.

I'll be back soon. In the meantime, enjoy this day and remember to give thanks for it. The next breath you take is a gift from God and you should thank Him for it!

Keeping Christmas in my heart all year round~ Sandi