Friday, November 13, 2009


These little gingerbread men will be added to my garland of greenery that will adorn my chandelier! I recently found an ebay site of a Prim artist that showcased her entire Prim home, and though it is not my style of Country decor...I LOVED it and find myself adding more and more Prims to my home. They are so warm looking and smell fantastically of cinnamon and spices!

These little guys I just got from a wonderful Prim artist, "Primitive Charms"..which is the same place I found my ghosts and little bats for Halloween and used with the fall leaves on my dining room chandelier.

The china I will be using this Holiday season! I love it! It's Johnson Brothers "Friendly Village" featuring Winter scenes and I am in such a rush to get started decorating. I was so concerned I wouldn't be up to it..but each day finds me more anxious to get things going! What gets me in such a tizzy to decorate for the Holidays?? :)

I found this wonderful African Violet at a garage sale last Saturday for $2.00 and loved it! I thought it was a great buy. even the stems looked real. I have been picking up florals and yard items for pennies.

This lovely find was $5.00 but worth every cent! I found this one two weeks ago on my first Saturday out. It's amazing what I will go through to go to garage sales! :)

The pot is VERY heavy (concrete?) and it obviously was a well made silk. LOVE IT!
I would say it was a good Saturday at the garage sales!

It is such a delight to find so many women in the blogging world that love Holiday decorating like I do! I have wonderful girlfriends, but over the years not all of them were as into it as I was. And now...well...I am in 7th heaven! I could visit all day long...and all night long for that matter...and never get tired of finding delightful homes and ideas and woman! :) Makes me smile!!

Love and hugs...


  1. Mona... your dishware this Christmas is absolutely gorgeous!! It looks like it could be a winter scene from a country road here in Virginia.... just lovely and one day I hope to have a set half as lovely. So glad you are blogging again Sweetie. Soooo glad. In fact, I'm doin' a happy dance. Sort of like Snoopy.

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  2. OH so true Mona!
    And you my dear have always inspired me with your great decorating ideas! Friendly Village is just one of my favorite styles, I love all the Johnson Bros. china and hope to have those some day! Great finds too as usual, hope your doing well and enjoy your weekend too. Hugs, Cindy

  3. I´m not a big decorater at all, but now at Christmas I do hang up the star of advent and put up the electric candlesticks. Some gnomes and a straw goat too ofcourse. I don´t have any Christmas tree any longer. Three big dogs and two cats only makes a mess of it :-) :-)
    Have a great day now!

  4. My daughter and I are big into decorating for Christmas but tend to use the same things each year, only occassionally adding something when it's really special. Although, this year we're in the market for a new wreath for our giant front door... might have to make one myself.

  5. Hello Mona. I like your finds. Next year I must start going to garage sales too. Find some good things. Have a good weekend. Hugs

  6. Mona....Sounds like you are feeling so much better! I can tell from your post! I love your china that you are going to use for Thanksgiving and I have to tell you , you are doing great at the garage sales! Have a wonderful weekend!~Patti

  7. The little spicy guys are too cute. I can almost smell them. Yes, Christmas is my time, I really don't do much the other seasons but stand back and let me at it at Christmastime.

    Have the best weekend continuing your recovery and feelin' perky!!!

  8. Love the china and all your wonderful finds. I can't wait to see all of your gorgeous decorations. I love the prims. I have a friend that her entire house is done in prims and it's just gorgeous. Hope you have a super day. Hugs, Marty

  9. Hi dear Mona,

    Oh it sounds like you are feeling much better! :) I love to decorate for the holidays too. Looks like you got some good buys at the sales. Good for you, that you are doing things and feeling good. Looking forward to seeing your decorations for Xmas.


  10. The plants look so real! I thought they were! I love to decorate for Christmas. It is really the only holiday I decorate for.

  11. I have always dreamed of having those Johnson and Brother's plates for the Holidays. Lucky you!
    I just returned from a week with my sister. I got to see her first grandchild, her granddaughter, Payeton who is only two weeks old. (picture of my blog). My sister introduced me to Hobby Lobby. I thought I had died and went to heaven. We spent hours in there looking and buying Christmas decorations.
    Then we hit Home Goods and loaded up on tons of pink glass balls. Wow, did we have a good time!
    I love your blog, you are so sweet.

  12. Oh Mona, my dear heart....thank you so much for your lovely compliment to me a couple of days ago. How you blessed me!!!! You will never know.

    Your pictures make my heart sing. And your new blog design is totally lovely!

    What a treat to call you *friend.*

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  13. ...all I can say Mona...decorating for the holidays is addicting. I look forward to it each and every year.

  14. I love your new blog dress...just precious, like you !!
    Those flowers look so real..I am like Shelia at Note Songs...I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me...
    I, too, can't wait to decorate for Christmas. I love it and probably put out too much but....
    xo bj

  15. Mona:
    Thank you so very much for your comment on my " water plight" , which is still going on.
    Plumber # 2 is going to replumb a whole new section this next week... Oh my poor bank account...but all is well, I have containers of water until then..
    But thanks for your concern...Love it.
    Love your dishes and know your home will be sooo lovely at Christmas time.
    Good for you... getting into the prim world.
    I used to think it was "junky" but just look at me now.. My website is proof that " you can teach an old dog new tricks"


  16. Oooohhhh!!! I see Debbi has been busy again. I love your holiday blog design. So happy to hear you're in the mood to decorate! I've got a new header from Debbi too and am trying to hold off till after Thanksgiving but I don't know if I can, seeing everyone else's Christmas decor coming out has go me in the mood!

  17. Lovely backdrop, Mona. Your dishes will be very festive for all the holidays. Have a lovely week. TTFN ~ Marydon

  18. Mona, I love your new header and toile pattern on the sides of your blog. So glad to see you getting back into your regular yard sale did find some really nice bargains. I love the grunge and primitive handcrafted things also. Your ebay finds are darling.
    Can't wait to see your Christmas decor as it goes up!
    Cheers and continued healing:-)

  19. I love your great silk plant finds, I also love the wonderful Johnson brothers plate, how beautiful are they, I also would love to have those for a great tablescape for Christmas....

  20. What great finds, I love your plates and the white lamp shade, now I couldn't have passed that up either. It looks so pretty and perfect in your room. I am so happy your are out and about enjoying your day.
    Take care and have a wonderful week,

  21. You found some excellent bargains. They look so real.

    I love your little snowflakes falling on this page. Cool!

  22. Hi Mona....first..thank you for stopping bymy blog...I always love new visitors...and you are so right, it is such fun to find other women that have the same interests, hobbies...craft ideas as you do...I have blogged for a year and a half and have met such wonderful ladies and now they will be lifelong friends.....I love to decorate for the holidays, especially my table but for the past 7 years we spend it in NJ with my daughter and her no real tree for us....but I still decorate the mantel and the table so you will be seeing pictures of this on the blog during December....please stop back...Sue @ Rue Mouffetard

  23. HI Dear Mona! Oh, I'm so glad to know you're feeling better and have been pulling out things, or should I say buying things to decorate with for Christmas! Love the new look of your precious header.
    Thanks for popping in to see me,
    Shelia ;)

  24. Oh how I wish I had your knack for this sort of thing. You truly are my hero!

  25. Hi Mona,
    Your new page is beautiful. Love the toile pattern. So glad that you are feeling better
    and able to enjoy the Holiday Season now.
    Decorate to your hearts delight !
    Much Love,

  26. Love those gingerbread guys!! darling!! I also have those same plates and will be using them during the winter!!!

  27. Oh my gosh Mona! I have those same dishes :) I love love love them!!!


  28. only occassionally adding something when it's really special. Although, this year we're in the market for a new wreath for our giant front door..

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