Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sights of Christmas

Everywhere I look around the Summer House,
there's sights of Christmas...

 Bless their hearts, they have such huge, fluffy beards and curly eyebrows,
you can hardly see their little faces...

I do LUV Mark Roberts fairies...
such works of art...

 ...the EGGNOG is a favorite...

 Homemade LAUNDRY SOAP, in the cutest jar...
it smells sooo good and I can't wait to wash clothes with it.
Our beautiful girl, STACY LEIGH, made the soap...she is so good 
at this kind of thing...


Yes, every where we look, we see SIGHT OF CHRISTMAS

 Lots of Peppermint throughout the SUMMER HOUSE....

...and what do you do with box after box of grands favorite cookies and cakes...
and you want to keep them handy thru the holidays...
and your wicker tea cart is going to be used for other things thru the holidays....

 and, you think and think of how to present them openly
without opening all the tins and boxes....

You get out the adorable RED metal cart you bought
at CANTON a few years ago...

 You fill it up, decorate it up and put it in a corner.... looks pretty, it's handy and takes up very little floor space...
still plenty of room in the dining area for 2 tables on

AND of course...

 we never forget, for a split second, the real

 linking with PINK SATURDAY


  1. I love that buffalo plaid throw in the read cart! Did you make it?

  2. It looks very festive there and I don't think you're lacking for holiday treats at all. :) Have a wonderful Christmas BJ!!
    Blessings, Pam

  3. Lots of Christmas goodness happening at your place!

  4. Looks like you are definitely ready for Christmas with all the favorite food groups...chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.

  5. I love all the decor and that tiered table with the goodies..

    I have to say the little manger scene stole my heart and made me cry happy tears.

    wish ya'll go with us out to Tanglewood Park tonight and see the Festival of Lights.
    its an amazing experience.

    I also wanted to thank you for making me get my fanny in gear and learn how to put the Pin It thing on my photos. I found a tutorial and had it working in 10 minutes, woooo hoooo..
    Please remember me on Christmas Day, its my birthday and I'll remember you on New Years day..
    Merry Christmas

  6. Great idea! I see several yummy treats in there I need to put on a shopping list.:)
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

  7. BJ,
    LOVE your sights of Christmas, dear friend!!!
    I'm sure the 'sounds' from those you love will fill your home with overflowing JOY!!!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  8. BJ, I love your decorations. The wee nativity is so sweet. Wishing you and yours the best Christmas ever. xoxo,Susie

  9. Lots, and lots of lovely red. Your home looks beautiful.

    God bless.

  10. Everything is so cheerful. Adore the red cart. What a clever idea!

  11. Your red cart of treats looks so good to me!

  12. BJ - What delightful photos of the Christmas season. Your "sleigh" full of treats looks ready to go!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.


  13. BJ your Summer home looks like a wintertime Christmas haven filled with warmth and love and decorated with the sweetest things.

  14. That red cart is an inspired thing...a great extra pantry of sorts.

  15. I've never used home-made detergent. Or even the powder-kind.

  16. Such pretty Christmas images, B.J. -- I love Ghirardelli chocolates too! :) Have a joyous week!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  17. Why, this says 'home SWEET home"!

  18. Wow, love the shots you took. The candy canes in the glass, I just love that one the most. I have a thing for that white and red stripes. Love it.

    Happy Christmas.

  19. Fun post! I love how you decorated the Canton Cart! I had to laugh at your KFC post.
    And I thought of you when I drove through What a Burger today. For some reason the were really busy. So I was told to pull over to the far right lane. Which was weird but there was another car in front. They had to walk out to bring my food. It was a young guy. When he handed me my change from a 20.00 there was like .68 cents or so. I gave it to him. I heard him as he walked in the door and yelled that I had given him a tip! I smiled that something so simple made his day!

  20. Looking like Christmas for sure . . .
    Love the little read cart and the large buffalo throw . . .
    My oh my, you have many Sanaa's, Eli's, fairies and things to pretty up the Guest House.
    I like the look of those Peppermint Sticks too . . .
    How many of your family will be joining you . . .
    Merry Christmas bj . . . Enjoy . . .

  21. How about a RED and ELF'S correction . . .

  22. Loving all the pretty and cute Christmas items. A very beautiful and Christmasy environment.

  23. Everything looks great bj. All the goodies look delicious and I like the way you have displayed them in the red cart. Have a blessed day. mMdeline

  24. Wish I had a small portion of your spirit.

  25. HPS, BJ!!d I love the wonderful sights of Christmas you shared with us!! I'd love to know how your grand girl makes that laundry soap....I want to do that, too! I also LOVE the idea of the red shopping basket filled with sweet goodies!! You are truly a gifted decorator!

    Have a very, very Merry Christmas!!

    L, Dana

  26. Looks like you are ready for the fun of Christmas. Love how everything looks so pretty and inviting.
    Christmas Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  27. Christmas all around! Love how you used the cart for the Christmas treats!

  28. So Sweet! Oh, My Dear---I love the whimsy and the colourful displays kindled by your happy Christmas Spirit---it just makes my heart leap with HAPPY.

    Hope you're all staying well and warm, and enjoying every minute~


  29. Christmas is especially beautiful and whimsical at your home!! I have been crushing on Linder white chocolate truffles, I think I am in trouble with those, they sure are delish!!

  30. It looks like everything is ready, shining and tempting. If a cart load of cookies doesn't tempt those grands to stop by what would? I know I'm tempted! Merry Christmas sweet friend. Enjoy this week before the big event!

  31. I love your Christmas goodies cart! I could never have one at my house because I would eat from it daily. I'm the girl that eats the Christmas cookies out of the freezer! Shhhh...

  32. Love the red cart! You are so creative to use and display it so creatively. And it is red! You have the most fun decorations. Love ya! Sheila

  33. Like the cart and all of the goodies inside. Happy Holidays. Looks like you are ready for the fun to begin. Hugs


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xo bj