Thursday, December 3, 2009


I haven't much to offer..but I wanted to join in the fun! I think bj@SWEET NOTHINGS
understands exactly how I feel. :) I fell on the floor when I read her entry!! Still laughing!

My pictures are way too dark I know. Forgive my poor photography. Just an apothacary jar filled with cranberry garland...

This pair of angels was given to me by the son of a dear friend after she passed away. One of the wings was glued on but fell of in one of my moves and I won't reattach it. It reminds me of some of us here on earth...

My primitive gingerbread men playing ring around the Christmas tree..

My pictures were way too dark but I was just too tired to redo.

I have looked at some of the entries..and am hanging head here a wee...and then I think of bj and nearly fall off my chair. I can almost hear her "BWAAAAAA" :)

Thanks, Marty! LOVE your parties!



  1. Oh Sweetie..
    These are so creative. Don't sell yourself short. I love the gingerbread men, and the little angels are just precious. I love what you have shared this evening.

    Have a good one sweetie. Country hugs, Sherry

  2. I like your cloches especially the musical angels. So pretty!...Christine

  3. I really love the angels, and gingerbread men, such amazing decorations.

  4. Hi Mona,
    You are very creative and I love the cranberry garland idea! The angel one is so special,I would love to find one like yours! I think the old fashioned looking ones are always my fave! You are always been one of my inspirations!! Hugs and I'm off to read BJ's! Cindy

  5. So very pretty. I love the versatility of the cloche. I have them all over my house.

  6. Well here it is Mona 3am and I can't sleep and seen your girl I loved the gingerbread men...You do have that touch with all you do...I sure pray all is well in your part of Calif my friend...been getting cold here...Should have snow by the first of the year...Now I need to get my house all Christmas done ha ha!! I kid you not girl I haven't even put up the tree yet...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  7. Hi Mona. The gingerbread men are the sweetest. Very creative.

    I hope that you are doing well.
    Hugs, Sue

  8. Hi Mona !
    How have you been ?? Are you feeling better ??
    I love your cloches - those gingerbread men are banning together to "break out" , I think ! Remember the story about the Gingerbread Man - they are a tad onery.....

  9. Mona, don't you be fussing. Your house looks beautiful! I think it's so sweet that you left the angel wing are so right about all of us here on Earth. We aren't perfect but that's ok. :)



  10. Hi Mona, Your angel story is so sweet. The gingerbread man cloche is perfect. Have a lovely day.

  11. your cloches are beautiful! don't worry about the photography, at least you have a jump up on me...I'm still struggling with all this technology and can't upload or scan a photo!

  12. I've always loved the look of cranberries in glass - so gorgeous. And I think those gingerbread around the tree is just darling! Now I'm off to see BJ's hilarious post!

  13. Mona. your cloches are beautiful! I ♥ the angels.

  14. I like the idea that You don´t glue back the angels wing!

    I could never have that many decorations at my home since I hate dusting :-) :-)
    Have a great day now!

  15. Dear Mona! Your cloche creations are so sweet! I'm gonna have to give you an esteem pill! :) You're the best!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  16. Oh I love your cloches. They are wonderful. I love the cranberry garland in the apothecary jar, it is so pretty and your angels are wonderful. I love that one of the precious wings is broken. It really does remind me of me. Your gingerbread men are so cute around the tree. I love them all and you did a fabulous job. Your are a peach for joining the party and I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

  17. Very pretty! That's something I've never tried to put together. Enjoy your evening!

  18. Hi Mona! I am so happy to be able to catch up on all your latest blog posts, I've missed them so! I love so many of the things you do, garage sales, family, decorating. I had to smile at your toy corner, I just finished one in my home this week! So the grandkids can play, right? Or maybe that I have an excuse to look at the old toys with so many memories attached. I agree that this time of year is bittersweet, but that makes the memories all the more precious. Talk soon friend, we're supposed to have snow tonight, and around here that is a rare thing.

  19. Mona, they are beautiful.....just like you.

    What a joy you are, girl!

    Sending hugs, Barb ♥

  20. Too dark? I just thought you were being "artistic"! Your cloches are lovely -- I'm really enjoying all the cranberries I'm seeing in everyone's decor. I think they all three look wonderful! Those are the cutest gingerbread men -- I'm just so happy that you're feeling well enough to come and "play" with us now.

    See ya!

  21. Oh, dear don't seem to know that everything you do is so special. I love all your pretty cloches. Those little g.bread men are so sweet.
    Now you've got me on the lookout for a nice cloche. Just one is all I need..I'm looking around for a wire one...have you seen those? Can't remember now, but one of the ladies here in Blogland has one...who IS that? ANYway...
    have a wonderful weekend..It is soooo cold out here in West Texas....brrrr

  22. I love them all!Especially the angels!:)

  23. Hi Mona...

    Ohhh...what a beautiful Christmas vignette! I love anything with red berries...they just say Christmas to me! I love your big wreath and adding them to your pretty apothecary jar is just beautiful! Ahhh...loved reading about your angel figurine, what a sweet treasure to have this gift from your friend! Girl, the gingerbread men are adorable!!! Thank you for sharing more of your beautiful home all decked out in its Christmas finery!!!

    Warmest wishes and Christmas Blessings to you and your family...
    Chari @Happy To Design

  24. I love your cloches. Where do you find them?
    I check antique stores, Goodwill, Love INC but I never find any.


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