Today is the much anticipated CLOCHE PARTY presented by the hostess with the mostess, Marty of A Stroll Thru Life. I'm a tad late getting my post linked up and mid-way thru it realized how much PINK I was sharing today, so I'm going to let this post do double duty as my PINK SATURDAY post, too!
Enjoy all the pics (most are clickable to enlarge) and please stop back by again Tuesday, as I'll be participating again in Susan's Deck The Halls Tuesday! with more of my holiday decor!
I just love my little Lefton reindeer with all their sparkly rhinestones
Precious Moments Christmas Angel bell from my sweet Mother
Found this teensy glittered church at Wal-Mart!
Some of my favorite snow bunnies!
1980's Hallmark Cloth Santa that hubby and I have decorated with each year. I recently bought another to gift our granddaughter with. That way, we'll BOTH have one! The little porcelain Santa under the cloche is very old and chippy, but I love him.
Vintage silver tray with wreath of greenery and pinecones and a glittery Santa riding a polar bear. This arrangement is on our kitchen table.
Tall cloche with a pink sugared reindeer. The vintage look silver ornament with millinery flowers was a gift from sweet Jen of Jennifer's Petal Palace.
Pretty glass teardrop hinged ornament with a sweet teensy bottle brush tree and cottage inside.
Click the pic for more detail.
Porcelain Limoges Hinged Box Christmas Boot along side a teensy gingerbread man
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This PINK SATURDAY our sweet hostess Beverly of How Sweet the Sound has asked us to share one of our favorite Christmas memories.
This is a picture of me in 3rd grade standing beside the cardboard fireplace that I thought was so wonderful. Notice the adorable felt stocking that my mother made for me. I look so sweet and happy in this picture but all that was about to change.....
At this time I was still a mighty strong "Believer" so my mother and my aunt took me outside on the front porch to listen for Santa's sleigh bells on Christmas Eve. Well, of course they both heard them before I did and I believed them. So I made a mad dash for the front door to run inside and crawl into bed before Santa could catch me still awake. You know, he sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake....
Little did my mother and aunt know that I would almost have a heart attack and freak out all over the place when I found that the door was LOCKED, and there I stood out front with the stinking reindeer, the jingling sleigh bells, and Santa right above MY rooftop, just waiting to catch me still awake!
Much later they explained to me that this had all been a ruse to get me out of the house so that dear Daddy could sneak in with the jolly fellow's gifts. Needless to say this was the last Christmas that I waited for Santa to arrive!
Moral of this story: Do NOT say or do ANYTHING that will cause your child to panic as far as Santa Claus is concerned! LOL
Big Christmas Hugs,