Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #169

It was back-to-work week for me, so my days have flown by.  It's a sign of being needed when your desk is piled high with projects that couldn't get done because you weren't there, right? I'll choose to look at it that way!

1.  My week started out with some nostalgia:  My mom is considering buying the house where my grandmother used to live so I went to take a look at it and send her some pictures.  It is so funny to see a place you knew so well look so differently standing empty, painted differently and sporting some cosmetic changes!

2.  Next, we bought (another) new Christmas tree.  We had bought a new one last year, but since then we had remodeled and bought different furniture.  There is barely any room for a tree.  Therefore, we purchased an extra skinny tall artificial tree. (The same one I looked at last year!)

3.  We finished decorating Monday night:

I took these photos at night so the lighting is low!

This is my first year of using ribbon on the tree instead of garland or icicles.  I'm getting radical!

Taking pictures of mirrors can be so difficult.  Can you see my tree's reflection?

I love glass ball ornaments in a vase!

This is also my first year to have white poinsettias.

4.  Quote of the week:  

"Exchange your worries for His peace, and learn to lean on Jehovah-Shalom--"The Lord Who Calms our Fears." - David Jeremiah

5.  Tonight's our Christmas Dinner at church.  We are having an Old-Fashioned Dinner.  My contribution is Southern Light Cornbread and Blackberry Cobbler.  Yum! Yum!

Join in and share your 5 joys of the week.  You can link up at Susanne's blog, Living to Tell the Story.


Betsy said...

Beautiful tree! We have a tall, skinny tree because of the kids... their stuff takes up too much space for a bigger one! And I love the ribbon!! The kids and I made chain links out of ribbon (instead of garland) last year and it turned out so pretty. Really, it's the only pretty thing on my kid-friendly tree. All the glass ornaments (and glass decorations) stay in their boxes... I'll bring them back out when I don't have babies and toddlers around the house!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

I want to come to dinner!

Your decorations are beautiful! I love ornaments in a vase, too. I can't wait to have time to do a little decorating...should be soon.

Adrienne said...

blackberry husband would LOVE that! Do you post recipes?

Faith said...

oh yummy...blackberry cobbler is one of my fave desserts...and those decorations are so pretty...I also just lovE glass ornaments in a clear vase...I use blue ones in a clear vase and they always look so pretty!

Karyn said...

Your decorations are so pretty! I love the silver balls in the vase and the silver ribbon falling down the tree!

Thanks for your prayers for Ava - she is recovering nicely at home, acting like a normal 2 year old again, and seems not to have any more pain or discomfort.

Brenda said...

I love the elegant look to all of your decorations! And I'd love to have some of that cobbler :)

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Your decorations look beautiful! Thanks for sharing them. It really is hard to take a photo of a mirror, isn't it? I usually get myself, or the flash.

I hope you had a nice time at the dinner, and thank you for the lovely quote.

Susanne said...

I love the look of the tall skinny trees. Yours is lovely with all that ribbon! I have green Christmas balls in a vase.

Anonymous said...

I've used ribbons on my tree too and the ribbons coming down on the side. I always thought the tree looks so festive and beautiful that way. I love your pictures, and I love the way you decorate your house. Very lovely FFF. Have a wonderful holiday season to you. ~Olive Tree

Melanie said...

The tree is lovely. I like your idea of glass ornaments in a vase. I might do that next year. So pretty. Your contribution to your church dinner sounds very good especially the cobbler.

Karen said...

Your decorations are lovely...and I LOVE blackberry cobbler...with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!