My Happy Humble Holiday Home

HO, HO,HO.....I think I here Santa getting ready for the big night kids! Can you hear him? He survived Black Friday with all it's "hussle and bussle and pushing and shoving", and now he is in the home stretch!!


I LOVE LOVE  Christmas...can you tell? It was....other than Halloween....the BEST time in our family. We had so many things that we did leading up to the big night when I was a little girl and my siblings and I would make "mile long" list for Mom and Dad to give to Santa. After Thanksgiving we would always go pick out our tree....sometimes that was from the "woods". As my Daddy was raised in the "woods of rural South Georgia", and their Christmas trees were always just cut down from "behind the house"...sometimes Daddy would get nostalgic and he would take us all "out to the farm" and we would cut down a tree......sometimes we would just "go buy a tree" which Daddy never likes. And, then we would all gather and decorate as a family....BUT, my Mom was the only one who could precisely place each and every piece of tinsel as we children tended to just throw a hand full on the tree. As the "big night" crept closer, we would be full of anticipation and excitement as to what Santa would bring.

Usually the weekend before or a couple days before Christmas, depending on when Christmas fell, we would drive to Jesup, Georgia where my Moms parents lived and celebrate Christmas with them and "all the cousins". My Grandmother Duffy was just a "hoot"....her Christmas tree was one of those "silver tinsel" trees....do ya'll remember those? And it had a "colored wheel that revolved and shone on it changing the colors as it twirled! OMG.....how I loved that tree! Then usually Christmas day we would drive to "the country" and celebrate with my Daddy's parents with "their walked in the woods and chopped down a pine tree" tree.....Oh, I was so blessed with both set of grandparents. Then, on the BIG NIGHT we would go eat at a local restaurant here in Waycross called The Steak House owned my a friend of my Daddy's. Mr. Jimmy's place was awesome...he made homemade potato chips for us as we waited on food...all the time us 4 children "just knowing" that Santa would come while we were gone. I cherish those memories every day of my life.

So, I finally decorated over the weekend, and since I moved and am living by myself, I downsized, but still wanted to share pictures with you. So, from Three Dawg Lady's house to yours...
My little tree

My tree and mantle

My mantle with collectible Santa's

More Collectible Santa's

My "Duffy" tree in honor of my Grandmother Duffy

Nutcrackers guarding my front walk

My Happy Humble Holiday Home

Comments

  1. Who doesn't love Christmas? I guess you really need to be a grinch to not enjoy it! ;-) Haven't had that much time to decorate, but I hope I will get to it on the weekend. We usually buy our tree about two weeks before Christmas so that the needles won't come off too early, but I'm soooo looking forward to that! =)

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  2. Wow! You got a lot of decorating done and it's not even December yet! Way to go! Would love for you to visit me @toddlindsey.com

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  3. Thanks for sharing your Christmas memories. Don't you just love that your parents made it so special?

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  4. Great decorations! Thanks so much for sharing at our Countdown to Christmas link party! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  5. Childhood memories can be just the best sometimes---and I love the Santa with his reindeer zipping across the page--Found you at Transformation Thursday

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  6. Your home looks so pretty with all the Holiday decor!

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