Saturday, December 3, 2011

Love Christmas decor

I have been working on getting my Christmas decorations out and displayed around my living room. So far I have put some of my favorite things on my first tree.

I am having a health problem that has really slowed me down . Black Friday was really a black Friday for me I had a stroke , due to my diabetes and it has affected my eyes. Not driving since I am seeing double out of one eye and can't seem to eye very well out of the other. My eye specialist said the nerve in my eye will regenerate with 4 months so I can see  normal again. In the mean time I am adjusting to not being able to run all day and visit and shop.I can see up close  just not over a foot away without being cross eyed like.
My very good friends Jo & Gary  and church friends have been driving me to appointments. Which I am  not use to having to have someone help me. I usually am the one helping drive others around.

Now here is some things I managed to get on my tree yesterday. I have been looking around at some blogs and the pictures are breathtaking so beautiful of their Christmas decorations.
I have so many Christmas decorations I usually change from year to year. When My friends  Jo & Gary were here Monday they brought up some boxes for me to use and this is some of them that I am using this year. This first little ornament is from my all white tree last year

I think I bought these ice skates at TJ Maxx this year early

I love my white bottle brush trees I got all 3 one year at an antique mall for $7.50 for you bargain shoppers you will understand. The little white snow people was on last years tree also.

This is a shelf on my bookcase, with work to still be done

My tree this year , I just put on it what was in the boxes my friends brought up for me. It all looks so pretty together
My glass garland I bought at Country Living fair in Atlanta Georgia last year
  I am still working on it so will post more pictures later

had to put some garland over my favorite painting


Linky  parties I have  joined in                 

Liz Loves Vintage /give a way
Funky Junk Interiors                              Kick of Time                     
 How Sweet The Sound                 Ivy & Elephants
My Romantic Home                             Charm Bracelet Diva
Between Naps on the Porch            Savvy Southern Style
Boogieboard Cottage                      Bunny Jean
A Stroll Through Life                The Charm Of Home
Faded Charm                           Somewhat Simple
Rednesday                                The Shabby Creek Cottage
The Brambleberry Cottage            French Cupboard
  Beyond The Pickett Fence          Coastal Charm


  1. So sorry you are having health problems, hope you have a quick recovery. I love your Christmas decor, I love the white bottle brush tree (I have one just like it). The little bottle brush wreath is adorable.

  2. Ms. Janice. I am so glad you are getting along. Please, do not over do. Christmas will come again and again. I just posted about Sissy Dogs visit to Santa Clause, be sure and drop by. Marilyn's father died last night so she is off to California. Nancy and I might have to step in for Haine's teachers party. Always something. Business comes and goes, today it is gone......Richard from My Old Historic House.

  3. Oh my goodness, I hope you recover soon my friend, wow, been sick is a drag! Beautiful decorations for the hollidays, it makes our home happy and full of color. I love the bottle brush tree and wreath, I have three tiny trees in my Nativity like that. Thanks for sharing and take care! FABBY

  4. Your decorations are gorgeous, I love the little bottle brush tree's. So sorry to hear of your health troubles but hope you're feeling better!

  5. Oh my goodness, sorry to hear about your health problems. Love your pretty decor! Be well.


  6. Your treasures are beautifully displayed. Love them.

  7. Very sorry to read about your recent health problems, do take care.

  8. Oh my, I am so sorry to hear about your health issues, I will keep you in prayer for a speedy recovery.

    Your decor is looking beautiful. I love the ice skates, so cute and your white decor is stunning too. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such gracious comments. Hugs, Marty

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  10. I am so sorry to read of your health problems. Such a hard thing to cope with, I will pray for your eyesight to return to normal quickly and that the Lord will give you strength and peace as you decorate your home. It all looks lovely.

  11. I love your bottle brushes and your decor! Best of health for the new year!

  12. Adore your the vintage wonderful

  13. So sorry to hear about the stroke! Here's wishing you a speedy recovery so you can further enjoy the holidays!!! On a lighter note, I love your collection of holiday decor! :) Here's to an upcoming New Year of wonderful health & happiness! :) Take care and have a great night!


    P.S. Thank you for your visit to my site, I really appreciate the kind comment! :)

  14. Oh Janice, I am so sorry to hear about your stroke! I hope you take it easy and try not to do too much during this holiday season.

    I will check back to visit :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  15. What a terrible thing to happen to you. Trust you recover and get strong soon. Even with all your issues, you still shared a very pretty post with us. Take care.

  16. So sorry to hear about your stroke. it's wonderful that you have friends who are able to help you out....What would we do without our friends. It's easy to see that you enjoy the Christmas season... I pray you will recover quickly and enjoy every minute! God Bless...

  17. great decors! very festive

  18. I am so sorry to learn of your stroke. I am so thankful that God was watching over you and you'll be back to yourself in a few months. What a blessing.You are such a trooper, still going at the decorations. Thanks so much for posting and sharing with us. We'd love to have you link to "What's It Wednesday". You're always welcome.
    Be well.
    Hugs and best wishes,

  19. Hello there... so sorry to hear about your health problems, I am praying for your speedy recovery... your decorations are just beautiful... and I love your gorgeous Ormolu clock... xoxo Julie Marie

  20. What wonderful Christmas decorations you have! I love those little bottle brush trees! Thank you so much for popping in to see me and I'll have to go to Amazon and see if I can find the ME book with Richard's condo in it! He's such a nice man and has the most beautiful things! I'd love to take a tour of his old historic house too! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  21. Hope your health improves very soon. Love all of the decorations that you have. Very festive. Take care:)
    ~Debra xxx
    capers of the vintage vixens

  22. I am so sorry to hear about you having a stroke. Right now I am thanking God that you rallied enough to tell us about it so that we can have you in our hearts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Your decorations are absolutely beautiful. It truly is Christmas at your beautiful home. Thank you for joining us at our linky party this week! I hope you will join us again next week.


  23. Your Christmas home is lovely--all your decorations were my favorites--but, I really love those snow babies and bottle brush trees!

  24. Love it all! Can't go wrong adding bottle brush trees to any display.

  25. Oh goodness, hate to hear about your black Friday! Only a blogger would talk about a stroke in one sentence and then bottle brush trees in another!!LOL You take care of your self, I would hate to not be able to drive and get things done, sounds like all in due time!


  26. Oh crap Janice!! I've been in "la la la la land and somehow missed reading this! I'm sooo sorry! That's a terrible thing to have happen...and you have diabedes too? So does my mom in law and I know it's an ongoing battle. Girlfriend I'm praying you'll completely heal and that eyesight will come back pronto!...Despite those hardships your home certainly is looking beautiful for Christmas! And you have a really good attitude about it. (((HUGS))) Vanna

  27. So sorry to hear about your stroke and your eye sight! I hope you are up and around soon and back to your old self in no time too. Your displays are amazing and beautiful!!
    Hugs to you!

  28. I'm so sorry to hear about your health problems. I can totally symphathize. Take care of yourself and make all the necessary changes (I have)! XOX

  29. I am so sorry you have been ill! Take care of your self and get well soon. Your decorations are very nice! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!