Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Plaids....

ya gotta love 'em

"I think we've taken the meaning of Christmas out. People don't stop and think about Jesus or the birth of Jesus.
When they think of Christmas, they think of Santa Claus and -for the children, 
and they think of giving gifts and out-giving the next person of spending the time looking for the right thing for somebody who has everything."
                 BILLY GRAHAM

I've wanted a plaid Santa forever...
I try to get a new Santa every now and then...
not EVERY Christmas, tho.

Well, I was at TARGET this last week and there was the cutest little Santa Fella,
all dressed in the BEST plaid...
now, he is much smaller than I really wanted but so cute, and ON SALE,
so I just brought him right along home with me...
I mean, hey...if I find a larger one this cute, nothing wrong with having

and, if ever I see a GREEN plaid Santa, he will be adopted, too.

 (after he goes personally to take a letter to SANTA but the wind blows it away)
"Please come back ! I'm supposed to take you to SANTA."

 Dorothy: " Weren't you frightened?"
 Wizard of OZ:  " Frightened? Child, you're talking to a man who's laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe... I was petrified."

"I stopped believing in SANTA CLAUS when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph."
              Shirley Temple

...get a little light on the subject

I still love my turquoise kitchen tree..
very tiny..
silver ornies...
brings smiles...

LOVE, bj 


  1. Love your plaid Santa AND that turquoise tree is Spectacular! I love it....xo Diana

  2. Love the plaid Santa.....cute!

  3. BJ I would have brought him home with me too! He is so cute! I am always on the lookout for snowmen and snow-women. That way I can keep them up until the end of February. I heard some ladies complaining about the Christmas Season beginning so early now that by the time the BIG day is here, they are tired of it. Not me! I think we should be able to keep our decor up through January!! XXDazee

  4. I love your new plaid Santa and the turquoise Christmas tree. Your home looks so festive.
    Have a blessed day. Madeline

  5. I love your gallery wall as well as your Christmas decor!

  6. loving your plaid Santa!! So cute! Everything looks so happy and festive!

  7. Your plaid Santa is perfect for your home! He is so cute!! Love everything you've put together for the season.

  8. Oh gosh- now I have to go find me a plaid Santa- TOO CUTE!!!

  9. Love, love everything. It looks like such a happy place to stoop by and bother you. To have a nice cup of--- and just soak in the positive vibs.


  10. BJ, It is looking so lovely at your house. I adore that plaid Santa. Looks great with your red,white and black theme. xoxo,Susie

  11. I always enjoy seeing pics of your lovely home. The aqua tree is wonderful. Love your plaid Santa too!

  12. Ah, he is definitely a keeper. You just can't beat a plaid Santa.♥

  13. Cute as can be! Have you done a whole house Christmas tour yet?

  14. I love your teeny little plaid Santie! He looks just perfect sitting by your tiny little sweet tree!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. Cute Santa and Tree - but what I really love is your wall of photos!! Happy Holidays!]

  16. Oh he is adorable....I saw Who and What!!

  17. I have to go to tatget, I LOVE this plaid Santa!!! You know I collect Santas, don't need another to resist!! You asked wher we store our treee. It comes apart into 3 pieces, the 2 top pieces go back in the original box and the bottom piece gets wrapped in a blanket and it is all stored in the basement along with the gazzillion bins of Christmas decor:):)

  18. I like your little plaid Santa guy . . . kind of spiffy!
    And your greenish/blue tree is yummy . . .
    I agree with one of the other commenters, LOVE your portrait wall!
    Hope you have a Merry Little Christmas . . .

  19. A long time ago, Santa's traditional color wasn't red, but green. Seems the reason it got changed was because of Coca-Cola.

  20. BJ your home looks so beautiful. Love your new santa :-)

  21. He is adorable! Maybe I need to stop by Target. '-)
    Love the black and white framed mirror in the background and the lamp shade. Where did you find a black and white check lamp shade?

  22. I love your little aqua tree and the new plaid Santa. Your Christmas decor is very pretty!

  23. BJ, Really cute Santa and the turquoise tree in eyecatching. Your decorating always looks so bright and cheerful..Happy Weekend..Judy

  24. Oh my gosh...he would look just perfect with my collection of 100s. LOL

    All I can say is...'a right jolly ol' elf' ---and a perfect place to have him as he helps showcase the tree all festive and beautiful.

  25. Love you plaid Santa:) He is SO handsome! SWEET blue tree! Have a blessed and beautiful Sunday, HUGS!

  26. Beautiful Blog and post! Love the colors too.

  27. BJ, I love your quote! That is why I love listening to most Christmas songs - it brings the spirit of Christ into Christmas not just Santa.
    Your plaid fellow is really cute! I have the same All Is Calm pillow - new this year and I love it! Have a wonderful week before Christmas!!

  28. These pictures make me want to run to the kitchen for a big old cup of cocoa ... or better, hot toddy.
    Love your lil turquoise tree and 'new' Mr. Claus looks right at home sitting there like he owns the place. :) Have a beautiful new week, my friend!

  29. The plaid on the Santa is so adorable! Loved your Christmas pictures.

  30. I love target and your home looks amazing. I must say I was very distracted by that gorgeous photo wall you have!!!!

  31. Love your new plaid Santa -- he looks really sweet next to your aqua tree (which I LOVE)! Funny about Shirley Temple!

  32. Hey BJ,

    I like your little blue tree, and I LOVE the Billy Graham quote. However, your Santa post conflicts with the quote! (YIKES!)

    Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  33. B.J. Would you please email me at I got your message on google + but I couldn't email you back. P.S. everything looks gorgeous and I would so love some peppermint bark.

  34. Your home is full of Christmas cheer! I love it. No green plaid Santa though PUHleeze! It must be red... In peppermint or in Santa suits!

  35. Love that plaid Santa! Oh my eyes grow wide if I find a new Santa! Hee Hee! But my true Christmas love will always be the Nativity. I have several and I love each one. Snowmen too. Oh heck, I might as well be totally honest. I just love Christmas plain and simple. Love your kitchen tree too. Sweetness. Hugs, Anne

  36. bj,

    My hubby was telling me this morning how he reads all the time how our government is trying to take more and more freedom away. Now he says they are trying to take away any use of the word Santa. I suppose they are trying to do away with Christmas all together.

    I love your Santa and wish you a very Merry Christmas! xoxo

  37. Ho Ho Ho what an adorable Santa you found and even better a bargain! Love your trendy tree :)
    Happy Christmas
    Wren x


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xo bj