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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A few Christmas Decorations And Another December Birthday

Well, it's taken me about 2 1/2 days but I have done almost all the decorating I'm going to do. It comes down to ~~ do I want to keep tweeking the decor or should I possibly write a Christmas letter and perhaps wrap a few gifts??
I love Byer's Choice Carolers. I have tried grouping them in many ways, but seem to like them better when they are somewhat split up. This year I put some on the mantle and some on my entry table.
I just adore the expressions on their faces ~~ just singing their little hearts out.
When my daughters were younger they thought they were hidious and now they like them. Funny how time changes things!
Hopefully tomorrow I will have time to show you a few more pictures of my Christmas decor.
I want to apologize to any of you who have a December birthday! We should be happy to celebrate YOU no matter what the month is.
In fact in a couple of hours I will be getting fixed up for a very special birthday. My sweet husband turns the bix six oh! today. I'm not sure where the years have gone, but I am so thankful I married my wonderful husband.
Happy Birthday Mr. Brown Socks
(I'll tell you that story some fine day)

21 comments:

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday to your husband.. I love the decorated bicycle. Hadn't thought about doing that.. great idea...Enjoy your celebration..
hugs ~lynne~

Susan S. said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Brown Socks! Ya'll have a great time tonight celebrating. HEY GUESS WHAT....I'm in Houston and it is SNOWING...I Repeat SNOWING in the North Suburbs of the city! WOOHOOOOOO....a sorta white Christmas.

southerninspiration said...

Hey Susan, I'm in Sugar Land, and we are getting snow also! It's a small world!
Donna, I love your Byers Carolers! And I do love your Fleur de Lis stocking holders, too!
I'd say enjoy the holidays and whatever decorating you get done.....it's ok to be very simple!
Enjoy your night out with Mr. Brown Socks, and tell him Happy B'day from a Southern Belle!
Suzanne

Melissa Miller said...

Happy Happy B-day # 60!!!! Hope it's wonderful! :)

Bo said...

Happy Birthday Mr.Brown Socks..and more lovelies to see at your beautiful home Donna...Loved it!
;-) Bo

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby. You Christmas decor is very pretty.
Hugs, Terrie

laurie said...

Those carolers are charming. I love the decorated bike in your header. Dec. birthdays do seem to get lost in the rush. My sweet s-i-l has a birthday Christmas Eve. We always try to make a big deal out of it, because everything is revolving around Christmas. Happy Birthday to your husband. laurie

Happy To Be said...

Well Happy Birhtday to the BIG 60 to Mr. Brown Socks...know thats got to be a funny post..now I love your Christmas decor wished I could get all my done Donna will work on my DR tomorrow and maybe had something to then post about..thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gloria ps I am so glad I added you to my list...I really enjoy your blog girl

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

OOPS! Think I PROBABLY left my message on your LAST blog, as I don't see it here (sorry!). I just came "BACK" to tell you that "something" was drawing me to your blog... SOOOOO, I decided to sit down n' "relax for a few", & read back... and SURE ENOUGH!--- It was a "WOW" of many "similarities"!!! --- I turned the big six-oh a few months ago (am waaay too young to be "THIS OLD"... does your DH agree?), I was w/ MY DH while he served 38 years in the Army (no, that's NOT a typo!), we have a German Shorthaired Pointer named Belle (55 lbs, & SHE once ate a thick, raw steak INTENDED for my DH!). I LOVED the T'giving story 'bout Chester eating the rest of the turkey... it was obviously DANGEROUS for him to do, but since I KNOW NOW he IS "ok" from his "feast/dining-in/out", I must admit to laughing soooo hard, from imagining the entire situation, that I actually had tears in my eyes as I was telling my hubby about it! Chester sounds like suuuch a DELIGHTFUL character! Thanks for the wonderful blog here!!! (I don't have one... not computer savvy enough!..., but I will be back if you don't mind!). (Am "mom of a german shorthair" on RMS). Blessings to you and all your family, Linda

Nancy said...

If I'd known in advance I would have sent a birthday gift...brown socks, of course. :)

Your decorations are beautiful!

You Houston girls, keep that snow there. We don't want it in Atlanta.

ksarra said...

That little yellow bicycle is adorable. I may have to borrow that idea OK? Happy Birthday to your Mr!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Happy to Be, your comment was so sweet. Linda, if I can do a blog, you can too! thanks for coming out of lurking status and for telling me all we have in common. I hope all of you will come back for more chats!
The bike is not in my yard. I will compose a post about it soon.
Donna

"Blossom" said...

"Happy brown socks". The bike is so cute! You guys have a great evening.
Blossom

"Blossom" said...

I forgot "Birthday". The brown socks got my attention. LOL
Blossom

Miss Janice said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Brown Socks...I found the red "Christmas toile" boxes and tins at Hobby Lobby last Christmas season. I do believe they had some of the products in this pattern the last time I went in the store about three weeks ago.

Picket said...

hello friend...it is so nice to meet you! I love that header picture with the bike & Christmas lights! Happy Birthday to your hubby! I loved seeing your beautiful 'fur babies'! My dog is named Maggie and we have a cat named Boo! lol I love the carolers and all you Christmas decor...thanks so much for coming by and for the sweet comment..plaease come back anytime! Hope you have a great weekend!

profenretraite said...

Cute decorations! And happy birthday to your hubby!...Debbie

The Muse said...

Send congrats to your husband please, and best wishes !

I too have to make a judgment call LOL....A halt on the tweaking...and on with my MUST do's...
I'm dying to tweak...just one more thing... LOL

Your vignettes are lovely...and I had to laugh at the bike..LOL I put lights on my Vespa...LOL

Martha said...

Love your decorated bicycle! I have always loved the carolers -- the seem so much like Christmas

Ticklish Mermaids said...

Thanks for your sweet comments on my post. happy birthday to your dear sweet husband! I love the bicycle!!!!

Amber said...

Love those beautiful candles in your Christmas home decoration.