Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Odds & Ends

Here are some odds and ends photos of some more Christmas decorations and ornaments at the log cabin. I put a little tree in our shoe cube corner decorated with bird houses. I picked up this green star lantern light that I think I'll just keep up year round - what do you think? And I had to post a few more of my favorite ornaments - of course one involves a log cabin! The other is made out of an egg and represents the town of Grayling, Michigan where my in-laws have a cabin. I purchase the new egg every year for me and my mother-in-law. I still feel like I have so much to do to get ready for Christmas! Monday is going to be a power baking day once I get home. How about you? Are you ready???



















































24 comments:

Darla said...

The green star lantern should remain year long, looks great in your cabin. All of the other things are great too. Just such a lovely cabin you have.

Mom2-2goodboys said...

My baking is almost done. I have posted 3 cookie recipes on my blog and have 4 more to add in the coming days. Christmas is coming!!!! Good luck with your power baking on Monday.

NCmountainwoman said...

I never feel as if I'm "ready," but the important things are done. Love the star lantern, definitely a year-round keeper.

George said...

It sounds as if you're going to have a very busy week. I think we're as ready for Christmas as it's possible to be. I think you should keep the green star year round!

Heather said...

I agree with the others, the star lantern looks like a year-round decoration to me. I just finished up all my cookie baking for gift-giving today, and I even got them all packed up in their little tins and boxes. It was fun, but I am SO glad to be done! I think I am ready for the holidays! I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Shelley, I love them all--especially the bird house!!!! How Precious.

Are you staying warm up there??? It's cold here but no snow. Our low tonight is supposed to be about 10 degrees. That's COLD for us.
Hugs,
Betsy

JANE said...

LOVE the green star and I would leave it up year round! We're doing power baking tomorrow also, so good luck with your's!!

Naturegirl said...

Shelly everything shouts Christmas Cheer! Love the bird house and YES I'd leave that star up all year!
May the Spirit of Christmas leave its rich blessings in the hearts of you and yours. NG :)

Bobbi said...

Aww - you have a log cabin for the Christmas Tree - nice!!

Constance said...

The cabin looks warm and inviting, love the star lantern! You'll have to share with all of us what you baked and we might even require some recipes too!

I am ready and waiting for Christmas. I wrapped the last gift yesterday afternoon. Today I am going shopping for Christmas dinner. While I am shopping at Sprawl-Mart, my 18 year old son will be finishing up his Christmas shopping. I try to be organized and get my preparations done early so that my heart can be available and open to whatever or WHOMever God places upon it. I plan on visiting with an elderly widow friend tomorrow if it goes to plan.

Merry Christmas!
Connie

Cedar ... said...

absolutely YES on leaving that lovely star up year round. That is beautiful! I like the egg too. I would never have the patience to blow out an egg and decorate it. I'd end up with a lot of broken egg shells!

74WIXYgrad said...

I see you are being spammed.

Anyway the only thing I need to do is stop by the Giant Eagle and buy the spiral sliced ham with the gift card my company gave me.

Judy said...

In my mind, Christmas and log cabins go perfectly together. I really enjoy visiting your blog and dreaming of someday living in a log house. Thank you for sharing with us, life in a log cabin. Merry Christmas!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love seeing all the different ornamnets. Your home looks ready for the season.
Mery Christmas,
denise

The White Bench said...

Hi again Shelley! The star lantern is wonderful, I'd keep it year round! Love the egg decoration :)

Leedra said...

I am ready, except one more trip to the grocery store.

Beautiful post. The cabin is decorated so nicely.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Love the little log cabin ornament...so sweet!

Molly's Mellow Moments said...

Oooh! Your log cabin looks so so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing it with us..especially with us over here in the UK, where there would be no hope of us ever having planning permission for such a delight as this. But I shall continue to dream ...and visit you!
Thank you!
Molly

Chris said...

Merry Christmas !!! it has been a while but I'm still around : )

Love your new back ground or whatever it is called....

Shellmo said...

Darla - thanks so much!

Mom2 - I'm going to have to head over to your recipes! I never got a chance to post a cookie exchange - ah well maybe next year!

NC - glad you like the lantern!

George - time is running fast! lol!

heather - I'm so envious you're done w/ your baking!

Betsy - the cold hasn't bothered us too much - but the snow drifts have! lol!

Jane - glad I'm not the only 1 w/ baking left to do!

Nature Girl - thank you so much for the kind sentiments - same to you my friend! merry christmas!

Bobbi - I think I'm up to 5 log cabin ornaments for the tree!

Cedar - I don't think i have the patience either - lol!

74 - you are ahead of the game!

Judy - I hope you get a log cabin 1 day soon!!

Denise - thank you!

Leedra - will you do my grocery shopping for me? LOL!!

Kim - glad you like it!

Molly - love having visitors from the U.K! Always delightful! thank you! I will stop by your blog!

Chris - nice to see! Merry Christmas!!

ohiofarmgirl said...

I love your Christmas egg, it looks so beautiful. I am tired of the extreme cold for this year and it is just beginning. Dianntha

Denise said...

Oh yeah, keep the green star up. I'd love to see it lit. LOVE the egg. Where in the world did you get it?

Shellmo said...

Dianntha - as I fell face first in a snow drift this afternoon - I began to realize we are not even halfway thru winter! LOL!

Denise - I got it at a shop called J. Dap in downtown Grayling. I haven't got my new egg yet for this year - will have to wait till after xmas.

Carol said...

Hi Michelle,
I really like your green star & think it would be great decor all year. Is it still snowing there?
Smiles,
Carol