Wednesday, December 2, 2009

~White and Red Wednesday~


I want to thank you, all of my dear blogging friends, for your wonderful comments while I've been away these few days.  When I said that I would be absent to get some rest and tend to my daughter while working on my blog and trying to get a little cleaning done, I didn't expect to get even one comment, but so many of you left sweet comments, wishing us well, and saying that you would miss me!  That was so encouraging and just boosted my spirits so much...THANK YOU!  My daughter is doing much better, and has returned to school, with just a little cough at night. 

I made a big boo-goo when changing my blog look...I deleted all of my widgets!  I was having trouble getting the 3 column background on, so started a test blog..well, to make a long story short...now I have to redo my entire favorites list...so if you don't see your blog name on my sidebar, it isn't because I took it off...its just that I haven't finished putting them all back on yet!  At any rate, I finally found something that I like, and managed to get a header photo that is complimentary...this little trio of carolers was one of my first Christmas additions many years ago, and I still enjoy them.  They are singing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" to you...not really, but it looks like they could be singing, doesn't it?!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and have finally finished off the turkey!  If you're like me, you're ready for the Christmas season...its my favorite time of year, next to summer, for many reasons...the first and most important is the celebration of our Lord's birth, then the get togethers with friends and family, the lights and decorations on houses and businesses...I love it all.  I hope you do too.  And this year, I am going to be able to visit all of your homes as well! 

I do hope that all of us will not forget that this is the season for calm, thanksgiving, and reverence for Christ's birth.  I hope everyone will say "Merry Christmas" when greeting someone, and reflect on the beauty of the season because we have a Savior that has given us something to be truly merry about...eternal life, the greatest gift of all.

I would love to show you a little of my Christmas decor for White Wednesday and Rednesday.  This snow lady was a gift from my neighbor several years ago.  She’s a favorite of mine…reminds me of ME!



A few decorations on the tree


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This  hand embroidered ornament was a gift from one of my tea club friends.




And now please visit Kathleen for White Wednesday, and  Sue for Rednesday…they’re waiting for you!

Remember our military...please pray that our leaders will make sound decisions that will provide the best protection for our men and women while they serve away from home.  Pray for their families during this Christmas season, that they may find peace and strength as they wait for their loved ones to return.

Stay healthy, and may God bless you all!



  1. Mary dear! How wonderful to meet you! Thank you for coming to my blog post! You know what? My favorite picture is the child's drawing of the Holy Family is my favorite one too!!! I see that you love tea, decorating and JESUS! YEAH! I am a French teacher, so that is why my blog has a French flavor to it....Your blog is just beautiful! Happy, bright, hopeful...these are the kind of blogs and people I just love meeting. Thank you for your kind words, and please, please come again! I am living in Minnesota, but I am from California! I see you are in the Bay area. God bless! Anita

  2. I love all your pics, the ornaments are my favorite. Your blog looks great, and I know just what you mean. In changing mine to a 3 column I lost a lot of widgets. As for your favorite blogs, if you "follow" each of them (add non blogger blogs link in your dashboard to blogs you follow) and then just put that widget on your blog, you won't have to enter them by hand. Now I may have misunderstood and that's what you're doing, if so, disregard that!! :) :)
    May He bless you and keep you,

  3. Love the photos. I smiled when I read the snow"lady" reminds you of YOU! :-) Your tree is lovely! Thanks for sharing the pretties.

    Yes I just heard another one of our boys (military mom's prayer group) will be returning home (USA!) in time for Christmas. He is an Air Force guy, flies in and picks up Marines and others and gets them out. God is good.

    I watched the President's address last nite. My Marine says it looks more and more like they will deploy to Afghanistan very early in 2010 rather than late Spring. Thanks for your prayers Mary. Anticipating a wonderful Christmastime with family. Hope for you also.

  4. Glad to hear your daughter is well now. I like your Christmas ornaments they are so cute. Have a blessed Wednesday!

    My Rednesday

  5. Mary, your ornaments are lovely! I bet your tree is gorgeous. And I love that snowwoman that your neighbor gave you. She's adorable!
    Yes, we must pray for our soldiers. We have lost several in our area lately, and they were so young. And definitely pray for the families of all soldiers. I don't think people realize how hard it is for the families, emotionally and financially.
    Happy Rednesday,

  6. Oh, Mary, your snow lady is just darling! Love her! Love all your little teacups too; your tree is very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us and have a lovely day.


  7. Love the snow lady, but what really catches my eye are the cloisonne ornaments! They are gorgeous. And those tiny teacups? Charming!!!

  8. I love the carolers on your header! All of your ornaments & the snow lady are beautiful .

  9. Mary, those little ornies are so sweet... the tea pots and cups! Oh, how I love them.

    Hope you are having a good day...


    Sheila :-)

  10. Hi Mary! I do love your new blog header - those little gals are so cute! And I adore the red ribbons with black scallops, too!

    Your ornaments are so festive, and ladylike - you need to show us the full tree!

  11. What a gorgeous snowman. I love all the ornaments. What an awful widget problem, I hate it when that happens, the three column is tricky, I can explain it to ya like just go into my profile and send me an email. Sometimes when you do the three column if something is off just a hair it can mess up the whole blog, however all widgets get deleted when expanind the three column, I had to set up my own background codes, because when I would download them from the different site like cutest blog on the block or something similiar when that site deletes their images it ruins your background on your blog, I got tired of reduing and just did my own. I am not too computer savy, but let me know if ya need anything.

    Glad to hear your daughter is attending school again, having a sick little one in the house is hard, then all tend to get sick eventually and then you are the last one sick lol; isn't that how it always goes.

    Take care

    .•:*¨¨*:•.Blessings*¨2 U 4¨**¨¨*the holidays .•:*¨¨*:•.


  12. Oh Mary, I forgot to say that I'm sorry your daughter was sick, and glad to hear she is on the mend now!
    I'll bet she was glad to return to school.

  13. Your new Christmas look is very pretty. I like your tree ornaments. I have a tabletop tea tree in my dining room with all tea themed ornaments. Glad your daughter is better.

  14. So happy to hear that your daughter is better!
    So happy that you are back!
    And with a very festive looking post and a very festive looking blog!
    I love it all! And I love all your little tea ornaments, so sweet!

    Thank you for always giving us such wonderful prayer reminders!
    Love to you!, Eileen

  15. Hi Mary, I love your new blog graphics and header. Very festive and sweet. I'm never quite sure what I'm doing when I'm changing mine around and have lost things too!

    Your Christmas Tree is so beautiful with all the tea ornaments. Do you have Raley's or Nob Hill grocery stores there? I saw some wonderful little inexpensive calendars at our Raley's and picked up several for friends. Some of them have very pretty tea graphics on them. If you missed them let me know and I'll send you one.

  16. It is nice to meet you. I love your snow lady! She really brings out a smile with her jaunty little hat and cute outfit. I really like all your tea cup ornaments, too. I have about 3 like that. Out tree isn't up yet. We will have to wait until the weekend when dh has a chance to get up into the attic and bring our stuff down. I am looking forward to decorating this year. Thanks for visiting my blog. I always appreciate comments. Enjoy the rest of your week and God bless.


  17. Welcome back, Mary. So pleased to hear that your daughter is on the mend, and that you're feeling refreshed after your short break.
    Your blog is looking really lovely. Those tree ornaments are like nothing that I've seen before. I think I'll get a tree next year, Lord willing :o)
    Blessings, my sister-in-Christ

  18. Love that pretty snow lady. How many beautiful ornaments you have!!! So Pretty

  19. Mary....I have been thinking about you and wondering if everything was going well for you and your daughter. Glad to hear you are all well and rested! I love your new blog background and your header! So pretty and I love your teacup ornaments! I have never seen any like that. I would love to know where you got yours. I will be posting some more photos soon...Take care and have a great week!~Hugs, Patti

  20. What a beautiful post! I love your tree... it's beautiful! I collect teapots and tea sets.. where did you find those beautiful teapot ornaments? I like the idea of the cup and saucer as ornaments. I think I will need to try that! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I will surely be back to visit your blog often! -April

  21. Hi Mary! First of all your blog dress is very pretty and festive. Love your little lady and you have some very pretty ornaments! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. Hi Mary!

    I LOVE your Christmas blog page!! Love it...You did a great job, except for your widget problem, haha. I can't believe some of the things I have done on here. I stumble around and eventually it seems figure things out, but by the time I do, something else is new and I am left in the dust again. lol I LOVE LOVE LOVE your singing carolers. It's just the kind of "feel" I love. I have a feeling I would love to tour your home. The ornaments are soo pretty. The Snow lady is perfect!! What a good idea...I'm just about done over here. I am soo slow this year. I thought I'd finish today, but not yet. Had the grandkids all day today and it just doesn't go together, haha. I am glad your daughter is feeling better and is back at school. Looking forward to more pics of your pretty things.

    Hugs and love to you,


  23. Hi Mary,
    We are glad dear daughter is feeling better.
    love the tea decorations, Hannah loves tea cups and saucers, she thinks the decorations are so cool. I may have to add a bit of tea things to our tree this year and next. We try to get the girls a new ornimate each year, I'll be looking for tea cups.... Sarah loves monkeys, so we are doing jungle for her. I love this time of year! Hope that you have a blessed week.
    Much Love and Prayers.
    Lori and girls

  24. Your new blog is so pretty. I love your teapots on your tree, everything looks so pretty.

  25. Hi Mary, your blog looks good. Glad your daughter is better. You are most welcome to any thing on my sidebar. There is a blog Mrs Penniwig something where she ups graphics daily for folks to copy. If you look down my list of recommendations you will find her. I can't remember the name now. Blessings

  26. Your new blog look is beautiful and I just adore those carolers on the banner.
    So Happy to hear your Daughter is doing better.

    I have never seen tea ornaments before. They are so cute too.


  27. Hi Mary,
    So glad your daughter is feeling better. Your little carolers and snow lady are just too cute! Glad you were able to get your blog the way you want it.

  28. Hi Mary,
    Thanks for dropping by Tea and Talk. I wanted to answer your question about Rooibos. It is not a real tea since it doesn't come from the Camellia sinensis plant, but from a Red Bush plant in Africa. It is becoming very popular because of its health benefits, and since it has no caffeine. You can drink it hot or cold, with or without milk and it comes in many flavors. It is widely available and found in most supermarkets. Well, that was probably more than you wanted to know - have a great day.

  29. Hi Mary,
    Welcome back. I love your blog's new Christmas look. The header picture of the carolers is so pretty. And why am I not surprised to see little teacups and teapot on your beautiufl tree. They're so cute. :-) Love them.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  30. Hi Mary....

    Your little tea ornaments are sooooo perfect for you...totally charming...


  31. Sweet, Mary! So glad you weren't away too long! Love all your pretties, too!

    Thank you for you sweet comments left on my bloggie. They mean more than I can even tell you. I always look forward to your precious, heartfelt words. They lift me up.

    Love to you~


  32. Mary your blog looks so pretty and your ornaments are just beautiful. I love those little teapots. How sweet! I'm so glad to hear your daughter is feeling better too. Isn't this the most wonderful season. Love, hope joy, and peace.

  33. Mary thank you so much for dropping by today for a visit. I hope all is well with your family.

    Have a wonderful weekend.



  34. You have such a pretty blog Mary! I am so loving those tea-cup ornaments and the Santa! Just charming! Glad to hear daughter is doing better, it's hard when their sick you worry so much. Cindy

  35. Your blog looks so pretty, love the banner! Cute little snow lady! I'm only putting up one tree this year (last year I put up seven!) This year's tree will have my miniature tea things on it (same as last year!) We aren't expecting company so I'm not putting up a whole lot of decorations like I usually do. I'm just using my Nativity collection (and the tea room things.)

    I hope you, and your daughter, are feeling better!

    I used a few of my Nativity collection under cloches for the cloche party! Come see!