Saturday, December 11, 2010

More Christmas Inspiration and Shopping Finds!

Good Saturday, blogging friends! I hope this weekend finds you with all the joy the season offers with reflection on the reason for the Season...the little baby in a manger.

I went shopping with hubby yesterday and we had lunch together.  I look forward to these daytime dates.  We have a hard time doing this on the weekends.  I found these lighted twigs (Kirkland's) I have looked for them for awhile.  I finally got them.  They are really neat I look forward to them using them all year round.  They are not LED.  I have to tell you I'm not a huge fan of the LED's.  Last year we bought the icycle LED's they cast a bluish white that I just didn't care for.  All season long they broke off as the wind battered them so this year we drug out our little white lights that we've had forever buying a few more strands.  Our house has a very high peak that you can't reach even with a tall ladder, you really need a cherry picker.  At $150 a day we decided against that .  Our lights are just on the porch and rails.  One of my goals this year was to buy the candles for the windows with the timers and new stockings.  I got candles but not the stockings just yet.  I'm still trying to find ones I like.  I'm going to have my MIL embroider our names on them.  Here's a peak at our new candles and the source was Plow and Hearth.  They were pricey but worth it.  I got the dark bronze. They come on by turning them the first night (we set ours for 5:30) then they come on every night at the same time and stay on for 6 hours or so.  They have a built in timer. No more coming home in the dark.  I have always loved the candle in the window, so welcoming! I'm going to eventually buy candles for my side windows as well.  Right now we have some for our front, that was 11 window in all...Whew! 

Here they are at night in the background.
They are a soft yellow.

Here's the little branches in my mantle, I added the Let It Snow on the chalkboard too.

Up close

I hope to share my outdoor decorations soon.  The candles in the windows are so pretty at night.
Next week I'll be sharing my upstairs and downstairs decorations along with holiday goodies.
Hope you're having a blessed weekend,



  1. Everything looks great! I love white dishes of any kind, so I'm loving your mantel and your header picture.

    I think we have a similar style - I'm trying to lighten things up a little around here!

  2. festive! I, too, love the white pitcher.
    Your header is awesome, invites you right in.
    I am going to check Plow and Hearth for candles!

  3. The candles in your windows do cast a lovely 'welcome home' glow!
    Christmas decorating is definitely about twinkling and shining lights and stars for me - and I love red too!
    Best wishes
    Thanks so much for your kind comments also!

  4. Thanks for posting where you purchased the candles I LOVE them. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your holiday decorating!! Hope you have a great week.


  5. Hi Carey, Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me :) I appreciate it! Everything is beautiful. I really Love your header...reminds me of something Aunt Ruthie would do at Sugarpie Farmhouse :)

  6. Hi Carey it is Carey. I can't believe their is someone who spells it the same way I do. You and I have such similar interests as well. I have 3 sons ages 14,9 and 7. I love the 1940s also and love to make my house a home. Love your blog and all of you decorations. I will be visiting again soon! Happy Holidays,

  7. Hi, Carey,
    Thanks for the info on the LED's. I haven't tried them yet. Just give me the old fashioned stuff. :)
    Your twigs and candles are very pretty.