Monday, November 28, 2011

Making Merry

Having seen so many lovely blogs featuring holiday themes, I thought I would dive into my basement, see what I could find, and start decorating.

It may be just me in my little home, but I mean to make it merry! 

In that spirit, there is a wreath on the front door and some pretty lights (joining in with those of my neighbours) helping to brighten the night sky.

I've pulled out one of my Christmas boxes and unearthed some festive mugs from former students...

...and some cheery plates from my niece.

Christmas isn't about "stuff", but it is fun to make life a little bit special with a small treasure or two.

Looking forward to all of your festive posts, whatever the holiday you celebrate!



  1. It is fun to have some pretty holiday things out now! I got a red mug out today to start using for coffee! I love your sweet snowman mug! ♥

  2. Hello,Karen.
    How cute your Christmas plates and cups are!
    I so agree with you.I like making a part of my life with small treasures.They warm my heart.
    I hope you will have a beautiful week!
    Tomoko from Japan.

  3. You're right - it's not about 'stuff', but it's fun to change things around a bit and add a jolt of colour.

  4. I love your festive little mugs. How sweet to have received such thoughtful gifts. Your plates are very beautiful and I can see a delightful piece of cake sitting there (not for long) while I brew my tea.
    Thank you for a lovely post.

  5. Love those plates. Just starting to get my decorations down from the attic and sort through them and see if the lights work.

  6. Hello Karen,

    | love your mugs and decorations
    they are wonderful.

    Wishing you every happiness of the season.

    Take care


  7. Right, Karen even living alone, we still decorate for the Christmas holidays. I am alone but try to go all out so that when family and friends visit I can share the festive decor with them.

  8. Karen, It looks like you are getting off to a good start in the decorating department...I am getting off to a very slow start!

  9. It is fun to dig out all the Christmas stuff and enjoy adding some holiday cheer to our homes,isn't it?

    Thank you for your kind words today.


  10. I had better get myself out of vacation/travel mode and into the festive mode. Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning. Have a great day.

  11. Karen it was nice to see that you visited Nature Trail and led me here to your wonderful blog!I enjoyed your images of Italy and it brought back wonderful memories of my visit a few yrs. back..Tuscany is my fav. Nice to meet you and your blog! Anna

  12. So fun... It really is like an adventure each and every year when those Xmas boxes come out!
    So happy to have "found" you and looking forward to following along!
    Make Merry!



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