Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas is almost here

It is hard to believe that 2007 is almost over and Christmas is rushing in at a breakneck speed. For once "knock on wood" I am ready, gifts are wrapped, food for Christmas dinner is bought and in the refrig or counter top, house is sparkling clean and I am enjoying the few remaining hours in peace. I am so looking forward to Christmas Day with TJ, Jenn, John, Mr Anthony and Sadera. Have lots of plans and hope that they work out. We are having the Bamsey traditional prime rib, augratin potatoes, augratin cabbage, squash and all the other trimmings. And as per tradition we are trying some new recipes from Pioneer Woman Cooks.
I have as of yet to get a decent pic of my tree with all the lights on. I plan to try again tonight! So here is some brief glimpses of Christmas at my house 2007.

Our dinner table set and ready to go just need food


My Mercury glass cake platter I scored at Kohl's 60% off sale. Soon, like this afternoon it will provide the base for one of Colleen's famous rum cakes. I have my new perfume bottles that I received as Christmas gifts from 2 very special friends, sitting on it right now. These bottles are even more beautiful in real life. I even have perfume oil from Saudi Arabia to make my own perfume Too fun>>>>


My collage of Christmas finds. Another mercury piece from Kohl's. Love this stuff, and a beautiful bottle of mica flakes from another good friend. It blends in really well with this grouping


I made small Christmas Trees for placecard settings using glitter (ornaments crushed) Candles are covered in the same glitter. I have many small cuts to prove that this is glass


Another pic of my Mercury glass tree


The BIRD getting into trouble this am. I was trying to sweep the floor and apparently I moved the bag a bit too close to the cage. He took full advantage and proceeded to chew away. Notice the shredded papers in his cage. Daily I deal with him shredding and hiding under them


This year I made word search puzzels and math problems for the family. They have to solve their puzzel or math problem in order to find their gifts




Gifts under the tree with a number or a word on them

So this is a bit of a glimpse of Christmas coming to the Bamsey's. Of course there will be more pics of the actual day. Until then Merry Christmas all

1 comment:

Kim said...

wow you've been busy! it all looks so wonderful! how fun! can't wait to see more pics! have a wonderful christmas!