Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

 Wishing all of my blogging buddies  a 
Very Merry Christmas!

The Mr. and I are celebrating Christmas at home  in 
Palm Desert, California.

Buddy is relaxing out on the back patio and watching all the golfers.

He is pretty sure that we bought this furniture just for him.

 It is finally cool enough to have candles outside without getting soft. 

I love the little cardinals that I found at the Dollar Tree last year. 

This is the view Buddy is enjoying from our patio.

We get snow in the mountains but we have 
comfortably warm days most of the winter with 
lots of sun!

Hope you are staying warm.

Bunny Jean

Monday, December 3, 2012

A Christmas Welcome

We all know that the front door 
sets the mood for the rest of the home.

My home is casual and I decorate for Christmas in the same manner. I use the standard red and green colors and the decorations have a nature theme. 

Of course I have birds! 

You all know how much I love birds... and for Christmas it is Cardinals. They always make me think of my mother because she also used Cardinals and I still have those hanging Cardinal ornaments. I am sure they were purchased for a pretty penny at that famous card store, as that is where the best seasonal items were found way back in the 60's and 70's.  Now we can get great things at the dollar store! 

I save all my Christmas decor... forever! 

I am very careful what I buy as it will use it over and over. Not everything gets put out every year, but I love to see them as I go through my Christmas boxes. I am very sentimental that way.   I have items that I made in grade school and of course many of my children's as well. How about you? 

Do you toss things in order to have a different theme each year? 

I know a lot of you have multiple trees with different themes. I know Debbie (Debbie- Dabble) does! I love visiting just so I can see all the different colors and styles. I love the soft white decor Sandy (For The Love of White) uses all year around. I love the elegant, traditional and modern themes too! I will be share more blog links on future posts :)

What kind of tree do you use?
A real tree or artificial one?

I use an artificial tree. The newer ones with the lights already on are so easy to set up, much cleaner... and way less expensive especially if you live in an area far away from any tree farms. Once it is fully dressed (and perfumed  it looks beautiful... kind of like me :o)

But some years I don't even put it up. 
I am really getting lazy in my old age...

This may be the only "tree" I decorate this year...

Bunny Jean

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Little Bit of Home

The Pacific Northwest is home 
to huge wonderful Fir Trees...
And for almost 45 years it was home to me!

Every year my husband's brother sends us a beautiful, lush, and very fragrant evergreen wreath from Washington State. It is like getting a little reminder of "back home" for our Christmas enjoyment.

This particular wreath was from 2009, the last last year that we lived in Texas. I hung it on the back patio door so I could smell it every time I open and closed the door. 

Of course I decorated it with my favorite winter bird... Cardinals!

This year's wreath arrived the other day. It will not be able to withstand the heat here in the California desert so it will be kept inside. I think I will be placing it on my square coffee table. I will share some pictures in a few days.

I have artificial wreaths hanging on the outside doors. It was in the mid eighties the other day and should be getting cooler over the next few weeks, but not cool enough for the wreath to last through the holidays.

Here is a sneak peek of our front door wreath(s).

I will share the front entry and courtyard decor tomorrow.

Enjoy your weekend!

Bunny Jean

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