Thursday, December 16, 2010


The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
Have you ever seen a plain brown St. Nicholas?
He is an antique and was used to mold paper St. Nicholas's.
Is this St. Nicholas?
Is this my new favorite toy?
Will he leave me something under the tree?
Do I find my own ornaments hanging from the lower branches?
What fun this Christmas season is.


Adrienne said...

Your home is so cozy and festive! I loved sitting beside the fireplace and enjoying the sights of everything you've done to make it just right. And that Mr. Joey is a real character! I had such fun having tea with you and Cathy yesterday. Happy holidays, my friend.

Jill said...

This is my favorite Joey picture yet. You can just see how he wants to attack Santa! I can't stop laughing!

krys kirkpatrick said...

I have to say..the holiday are so much more relaxed since we quit exchanging gifts. I just would torture myself trying to find the perfect gift and make it all fair and kids are grown...we just don't feel like we need stuff. We play games and cook and just enjoy being together. I now give away my furniture and buy thing for my grown children when I know they need something throughout the year. fund starts now! I thoroughly enjoy your upbeat and positive posts and attitude. Happy holidays Marilyn

La Tea Dah said...

Joey is so cute! I know he is going to love Christmas this year!!!

I love your holiday decor. Delightful!


Dutchbaby said...

Having read your last few posts, it looks like you are having a beautiful season!

The doll houses are gorgeous! What a perfect setting for the world of imagination.

Your tea party looks fantastic! I enjoyed reading and looking at the beautiful menu - so well thought out and perfectly balanced.

I love your red and white quilt and the Santa collection! All just beautiful!

Merry Christmas, Marilyn!

Tracy said...

Oh, so sweet... I love Joey's expression! Your Christmas decorating is very fun & festive, Marilyn... and love that quilt in the top photo. :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Jeanne said...

How lovely and beautiful is everything that you share
Love Jeanne

Rosemary said...

Love your Santas! Love that Joey! Such intense eyes. We have much anticipation around here... counting down the days until Saturday.

parTea lady said...

Your mantle display is great and what a treasure that antique quilt is.

That is a really cute picture of Joey.

Time Traveling in Costume said...

Kitties and Christmas just seem to go together so well. It's like it was made for kitties to play with.

Jeanie said...

Oh, Joey looks like he's so excited! I love Joy-Boy pix! And those Santas, too!

Angela McRae said...

Oh my word, that Joey photo is a scream! I think he is very cautious about this interloper!!! Fun!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Joey makes me laugh! His playful eyes!! Watch out Santa!!