Monday, November 28, 2011

Montage Montage

I cannot believe it is the end of November already.
Where has this year gone?

Hoping that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family.
I want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts on my earlier post ~
the one where I would not be with my daughter and grandchildren this Thanksgiving.
All of your kind words must have made a miracle happen,
as we were fortunate to have Michele, Michael and Mikayla to be there with us....
they were late, but a wonderful surprise nonetheless!!!

Now on to the Monday Montage for this week.
Decking my halls...

I picked up these cute little shoes on Saturday and decided to make a little vignette by our front door. The basket of Christmas greens was a last minute addition that I whipped together and added a sparkly snowflake. Does anyone else collect children's shoes?

Added some greens and a gold poinsettia to the 1800 glider horse.
This picture does not do it justice.

And the stockings were hung...

This is a reindeer made from leather.
I placed it in one of my trenchers.

I added some dried clematis vines and included some bay leaves and dried orange peels to make this scene look somewhat like the reindeer was in the woods. What do you think?
  Oh, I forgot...added mini white lights to this display too. ~smile~

That covers another week...more to come!

4 more days to the secret birthday giveaway!

Christmas Blessings to all


  1. Janice I am so pleased to hear you had your family together for what sounds like a great Thanksgiving! I love all your decorations , I love the shoes , I want to collect them I find them intriguing but usually the prices are way too much . The glider horse is gorgeous! Have a great week! hugs lilraggedyangie

  2. Everything looks great! Glad your Thanksgiving turned out the way you had hoped!

  3. It is wonderful that you and your family were able to share Thanksgiving together.Love your decorations.Hugs,Jen

  4. Janice, I am sure you were one thankful lady with your family there as a surprise. Love the shoes. Can't find them here at a good price. But my favorite is the deer and how you have it displayed. Love the glow of the lights. Too pretty. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays to you. Any special plans for your BIG day?

  5. So glad you got to be with family. I love your pictures, they are great, esp. your horse and the reindeer. It looks wonderful with the dried vines and twigs, and the lights!

  6. Loved the photos.
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

  7. Beautiful displays! Love the glider horse I've always wanted one but haven't found one reasonable yet.Well one but he was rough and I sold it because I didn't need another project.Yep those baby shoes..LOVE...especially high button.So glad your family made it.All the more a blessed day.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  8. So glad you were able to have your family with you for the holiday....What a blessing. Love all your decorations - especially that horse - and that reindeer. Wow - never saw one done in leather before. And, yup - I'm a certified old shoe freak...Love the baby and toddler ones especially well, but have several ladies' pairs too. My original thought was to display them all together - but I love them too much and have them spread all over in almost every display I do. Getting harder and harder to find though....Hope your week is off to a great start! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  9. Beautiful~ Love the Glider horse ~

  10. Oh, Your home is looking beautiful Janice!

    Carmen and the Primcats


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