Tuesday, December 6, 2011

SMT at Sassy Cheryl's

 I wanted to share this picture of my kitchen table.  If you are a long-time follower of my blog, you will remember this was my craft table.  Now look at it.  We actually eat dinner and breakfast there everyday.  (When we are not eating in front of the TV, LOL).  My DH made this centerpiece for me.  He cut some magnolia leaves and ivy from the backyard and arranged fresh fruit around the lantern.  The lantern looks so pretty when it is lit too.  The tablecloth is one I made years ago.  I stenciled the border around it.  Doesn't this pattern look like Sassy Cheryl's snowmen?  Cheryl any chance you are the artist  for this fabric?

I have been finishing up my Christmas decorations this week.  I can proudly say all the boxes are stored back in the attic until January.  I mean to tell you that is a job.  I decorated my yard, screened in porch, living room, dining room and kitchen.  When I finally got to the staircase decorations I got pooped and said enough is enough! LOL  Seriously I have a new motto - NO STRESS.  My DH, The Kahuna, has been telling me for years to stop doing so much.  Well please don't tell him, but he was right and I am finally listening to him.

My Mom is still disappointed that I didn't do the staircase because it was her favorite part.  Who knows, maybe I will find another burst of energy and do the staircase.  The decorations are in the front of the attic just in case.  Imagine that, I still can't tell Momma no after all these years. 

I also wanted to share this Nativity Set.  My Mother made it for us.  It is Mother-of-Pearl and absolutely beautiful.  Even more so now because my Mom is losing her eyesight and her rheumatoid arthritis has crippled her poor fingers.  She was always a crafter and I get that from her.

Well that is what is going on in my world this week.  I am going to post this over at Sassy Cheryls SMT blog and snoop in the windows of the other girls.  Click here if you want to see what all the nosie Sassettes are up to.  Come to think of it.  Snap a pic of your own and post.  I am a nosey rosey and want to see what you are doing.  Hugs,Linda


  1. Hi Linda, great to see your table, hun. I love the tablecloth, so festive. And your hubby has made a wonderful centrepiece. Better watch him, he will be wanting his own crafting blog!! :-)
    Beautiful nativity set too.
    Caroline xxx

  2. I am envious of the centerpiece, we must pay for magnolia leaves where I live. It's always fun snooping at your house!

  3. Love that nativity scene! You're a better woman than me. . . .doing all that decorating. I am not a huge decorator, so Christmas is hard for me. Love that you're able to eat at the table now. And kudos to DH for the centerpiece. He's pretty handy, isn't he. I say he's a keeper for sure.
    Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday fun this week Linda! Always fun to read your posts.

  4. Hi Linda! I really like the lantern centerpiece on your table. Your husband is very talented! Thanks for sharing this week.

  5. Linda, I agree that the fabric looks like something SC created. How special is that nativity. I love it and I'm sure it has a place of honor. Now that you're finished with your decorating, how about trucking on down here and doing mine. I have NO motivation.


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