Friday, December 26, 2008

A Christmas of silliness, cloche hats, and a tinsel angel

I hope you all had the most wonderful Christmas, filled with loved ones and the making of cherished memories... (and I hope Santa brought each and every one of you just what you wanted!)


(Christmas morning, 2008)

Decorating was kept to a minimum this year at our house due to one sick kitty (Spotty, who is now doing much better!) and some major dental work (me, who will be glad when it's all over and done with!)


But I did put a few things up, including this little vintage tinsel angel on a pick (seen here dressing up the mantel button vases)... Sometimes less is more (I need to remember that for next year when I start to go overboard with my Christmas decorating!!)


I was with my girls at Target last week when they spotted these cloche hats... They looked so cute in them! So the next day I ran back to Target and got them! On Christmas eve, Santa sat the hats on the two tall candleholders next to the fireplace... (He stuffed them with a couple of plastic bags so they weren't resting directly on the wax candles... good thinking, Santa!)


Christmas morning silliness... The girls loved their "floating hats" (which is what they called them after trying them on with the plastic bags still stuffed inside)...


My two beautiful, silly girls!


... who eventually took the pastic bags out of their hats for this picture...


.. which I decided would make the perfect "2008" ornaments for this year...


As I mentioned in a previous post, I add a new photo oranment of the girls to the tree every year, and these will definitely bring back fun memories when we get them out to decorate all of our future trees!!! (I might make another set of "floating cloche hat" ornaments as well!)
Donna

17 comments:

Connie said...

Looks like the girls had an "enchanted" Christmas, chickee! Very cute girls, honey.
Smooches,
Connie

Deborah said...

Donna, your girls are darling! What fun! Do you think they will wear the hats out? They are just TOO cute!

TattingChic said...

What CUTE idea with the pics of the girls in their new hats inside the ornament frames on the tree! How fun! It looks like you really enjoy each others company! How sweet! :)

Melissa Wertz said...

Lovely! I am glad that y'all had a wonderful and Merry Christmas!

Blessings,
Melissa

Kathleen said...

Your girls are just adorable in those hats...and such hams for the camera too! So glad your Christmas was a merry one...wishing you a very happy new year as well. Kathleen

dama said...

What fun!! You're girls are darling in their Christmas Hats! You are such a clever, clever mom! I love that sweet photo on the sidebar of you and your sis with Santa!! I don't have one of me with Santa--don't even recall going to see one! However, I made sure I have plenty of my own kiddos!
Have a very Happy New Year, Donna! It has been such a pleasure to "meet" you through blogging in 08--I look forward to lots more "visits"!
Dana

tam said...

Donna -what fun you and your girls had! love the photo ornaments too! Hope you and your kitty completely recover licky split!
Happy New Year Blogging Buddy!~Smiles~Tam!

Tracey said...

Donna, love those hats!! Did you find them or make them? I love hats and try to find different ones whenevery I go out. They just have to be different. Your tree is beautiful as are your girls. have a great weekend... Tracey

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Cute post, cute pictures! Happy New Year Donna!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Mary Ellen said...

They're LOVELY Donna. And they're having a lot of fun with them too. The hats are a big hit.
The ornaments will be treasured forever. They'll always be happy you did this. You're entire home is beautiful. I wish you many Christmas Blessings, and a wonderful New Year. I'm thankful I found your Blog this year. It's been most entertaining, AND informative.
God grant you many years.
Mary Ellen

Edie Marie's Attic said...

How absolutely adorable Donna! I love them in those hats, they wear them so well!!

Hugs, Sherry

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

How fun! Out blog hopping this morning....Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Lady Laura said...

Just a short note to let you know how delightful I think your new blog header is!

A little snow covered squirrel is just a perfect scene for this time of year.

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Donna, Your girls are beautiful, what a fun time you had with them. That's a great idea to take pics and frame them every year. I hope you and your kitty get ALL better. Have a Happy New Year!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Those hats are awesome and aren't your girls just so cute in them! I love that they had such fun with them first.

Looks like you had a very Merry Christmas!

Kady

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a neat idea for an ornament!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

How adorable your girls are in the hats! Love the idea of adding yearly ornament pictures!