LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas at Mom's

We spent Christmas at my Mom's House this year, as I am still recovering from surgery. This is the first time in ten years that Christmas and Thanksgiving weren't at my house. It was nice being a guest, but next year, look out Martha Stewart !! This is a picture of my sweet mom, and my father in Law. My Mother in law went to California to my Sister in Laws house for Christmas. My FIL has had several surgeries on his shoulder, which makes it hard for him to travel, so we were lucky that we got " custody " of him this year, They are cutting into the pies !! Yum !!
This is my son, choosing his slice (or three, lol ) of pie. Nice hair Jeff !!! lol. He got a little crazy with the clippers the other day. :)


Here is my Hubby ( HUNK ) stuffed and content on the couch. Cant fit one more bit of food into him, poor guy.
Oh, look at the goodies I got for Christmas !! A great old Irmi Nursery lamp !! My mom and I saw that out running one day, and I fell in love with it. She went back and got it for me. Sweet Mom, thank You !! She also bought me the violets plate and teensy tiny tea cup ornament. Is that not adorable ?? She got the ornament at TJ Maxx, can you believe it ?? It looks like an old piece of china. Cant wait to rewire and clean the lamp up and use it. I am thinking pink and white dotted swiss to redo the shade with, I plan on saving and reusing the ruffles on the shade. Cute !!!!!



This pretty Vintage Costume brooch is what Ed got me. I found it online and am waiting for it to be delivered. Isn't it a beauty ?? Thank You Honey !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On to the great decorations at Mom's house. My Great Grandmother Della, made this old tree, back in the 40's out of metal oil funnels and mercury glass beads. I LOVE THIS !! Great Grandma also made all of the felt ornaments, she must have made HUNDREDS as both my mom and myself have quite a stash of them, and she gave tons of them away every year. My mother made the cardboard felt trees to display them. I hang mine all over my tree. :)


My mom's friend made her this box, filled with tiny miniatures that reflect my mothers tastes and hobbies. It folds up int a box when not opened, the square with the ribbon on it is the lid. Many hours were put into this piece.

Here are a few egg ornaments that I made in the 70's. She has a little tree just full of them, but those pictures all came out blurry. Yep, those are real eggs !!
And finally , my view from the floor. I got a bit sore and had to lie down, but kept taking pictures anyways. hee, hee. Check out my FIL's new train book. He Loved that !! We were watching Survivorman on TV and making fun of the poor guy. lol
Jeff, is that a booger ?? lol
Yep, mom, you really DID steal poor Charlie Brown's tree. Shame on you !!!
So that was Our Christmas, How was Yours ???????
Hugs,
Rhea

22 comments:

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Rhea, I just loved looking at the pictures of your family! THank you so much for posting them! The lamp is adorable, I can see why you love it so! I cant wait to see what you do with it too. I love the plate and teacup ornament too, so pretty!!!!

Love ya,
Amy

Lori said...

Rhea, i loved looking at your Christmas day pictures too!!! that lamp is SOOOO adorable!!! yay for your mom!!!

Sharon said...

Great pics of the family, be sure to let DH know we all think he's a HUNK also. The lamp is really cute, it's the first of this type I have ever seen.

Connie said...

Love seeing the "Hunk"!! LOL. Your mom IS sweet looking, sweetpea! Glad your day went well. Ooooh, the lamp is adorable. I've never heard of that kind.
Smooches, chickadee,
Connie

celestina marie said...

Rhea, love the family pictures and your lamp, plate and teacup is precious. The decorations are perfect. Thank you for sharing your Christmas day!
Celestina

rosechicfriends said...

Rhea...love everything...especially that tree your grams made..are those tiny ornies and what is the form?

Now I cannnot say that I have seen an Irmi Lamp...learn something new every day....your mom did great to on the gifts!

When you get a chance, go see what I wrote about our Christmas Candle Light Service!

Scrappy Jessi said...

what cute stuffz!!
i love the girl at the piano! adorable!
sounds like you had a good christmas!
jessi

Ed said...

HMMMM!?!?! Scrathin my head to figure out where the pics of YOU are!?!
OH!!!!! That's right!!! You wouldn't give up the camera! LOL
Wondering why that is?
Hoping your day was wonderful!
I love you Honey!

Bertie said...

Rhea, what a perfect Christmas. Wish you didn't have to spend it on the floor though. Great pix and that lamp is soooo cute. I've seen those in antique shops, but did not know the name for them. Are you looking for any particular theme? Let me know and I'll keep my eyes peeled for you. Thanks for sharing your special day.

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

Hope said...

Hi Rhea,

I love all the pics of your family and all the decorations! Lovely, both!

Sounds like you are doing okay and well enough to enjoy Christmas.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Hugs,
Hope

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Hello Miss Rhea! I loved seeing your Christmas pics!!! That lamp is adorable and so is the little ornament! T.J. Maxx is awesome!!! I LOVE that place!! :)

*Hugs* Dara

Sweet Remembrance said...

Rhea...What wonderful photos!
Looks like you had a wonderful time at your moms...your gifts are wonderful!
Glad your doing better & Happy New Year...
Priscilla

Alison Gibbs said...

Looks like you had a fun family christmas. Hope you are recovering well from your op.
Alison

snowflakes-on-eyelashes said...

Looks like you had a nice christmas, I love those eggshell ornaments!! Just wanted to let you know that I love the tussie cone I purchased from you on etsy....so pretty in pink!!
Mary

bee'nme said...

Such a lovely, lovely family Christmas!! I'm glad you are on the mend, PTL! All the vintage ornies and such are wonderful - thanks so much for sharing!! Glad it was a happy celebration for you Rhea! Our's was a series of great separate family get togethers and I will post photos very soon - all very heartwarming and fun...

Take care!
Blessings,
Becky S.

Charmingdesigns said...

I am so glad youre feeling better! Love all your photos!.I'm having a funny giveaway over at my blog,,,come check it out..lol
Laurie

She'sSewPretty said...

Rhea,
I'm glad you're feeling better. It looks like you had a fun day. I love, love, love your lamp. What a cutie! I can not even believe your grandma made that tree out of funnels. She was recycling before it became popular!
I'm hoping you have a wonderful New Year!!

Lib said...

Hi,
I Love all the "TREASURES" you shared,thanks for sharing!
Sounds like ya'll had awonderful Christmas.
Hope 2008 brings you a Great yr.
Blessins', Lib

vsroses said...

Hi Rhea.. I just found your lovely blog.. So glad everything went well.. Wishing you and yours a Very Happy New Year..

Alicia said...

Hi Rhea! I was just browsing some new blogs and I came across your cute blog! Sounds like you had a great Christmas and you have such darling things!

linnea-maria said...

I Love the christmas decorating at your mothers house, specially the tree your grandmother made, so fun!! I wish you a Happy New Year and that you will recover completely. Many hugs from /linnea-maria

Stephanie said...

Rhea, believe it or not, I thought about you laying on the floor somewhere Christmas Day!!!!

Thanks so much for sharing the pics of your family. I'm so glad you all had such a nice day.

Your gifts are all wonderful. I love that Irmi lamp. I had one of these (I guess) for Bree when she was little in her nursery, but I didn't know what they were called. Yours is tres chic ~ very French / Marie Antoinette-ish!! I love it!

Your great grandmother's felt ornaments are so special. I'm glad you & your mother are treasuring them. Think anyone will still have yours & mine 50-100 yrs. from now? I do hope so!!

BTW, love your mother's sofa. I'm so needing a new one & the "cottage look" just isn't happening around here!

This was such a sweet post ~ one of my favorites!

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents