Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas In the Kitchen

Thank you again for all your thoughts and prayers.  My MIL is still the same.  Her sons live out of state and had to go home last evening.  I am so happy they have been able to be here with her.

With the house quiet I am trying to do a little decorating.  The kitchen is always a fun place to start.  I put the sleigh on the island with a pointsetta floral arrangement, Lady Santa and a yummy Vanilla candle.

This little Lady Santa was my mom's, so she is very special to me.

On the counter I thought a cloche with a toy theme would be fun for my Great-grandson.  I love this Raggedy Santa.  He is just so cute with his mop hair and patched pants.

A toy horn, and a big rocking horse.

A little Drummer Boy on a block and a small stuffed Mickey just looked like fun.

Don't forget the "Cloche Party" on the 10th.  I can hardly wait to see all of your beautiful creations.

Now to try and tackle the tree and the outside. Thanks so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits.


  1. I love the arrangements on your counter. The sleigh and little Santa girl are beautiful.

  2. Marty, everything looks beautiful as the Santa girl, what sentiment goes along with her...priceless I know....

    Hope your MIL is improving...

    Lou Cinda

  3. So pretty! Your sleigh is wonderful, I love the size of it. I love your little Santa girl too! She is very sweet, I can see why you adore her. This is such a pretty vignette! I will keep your family in my prayers.

  4. Love what you did with the sleigh..
    its almost Cloche time:)
    I added it to my sidebar. Hoping lots of people join in on this party..

    Holiday Hugs

  5. Wonderful vignettes, Marty! I have two cloches done, two to go! : )

  6. Your sleigh is beautiful. Everything looks so nice. Love the toy cloche!


  7. I'm glad to hear that she's at least holding her own. I know that her sons hated to leave her. We've been there in our family. My heart goes out to them.

    Your decorations are as "MARTY" as ever. I love them, especially the cloched up stuff.

    I'm not sure cloche is properly a verb, but it ought to be.

  8. Looks beautiful Marty! I am working on the breakfast room....which, incidently, includes a cloche.:-)

  9. oh Marty....I LOVE that sleigh...that is something I would love to find sometime. You know I NEED it!!!!

  10. Hi Marty, The Holiday vignette on your kitchen counter is lovely! I absolutely adore your little Santa Lady. Mom's are very special indeed! ~Susie

  11. Very pretty Marty! Lovin' your Lady Santa, she's so sweet:@)

  12. I love that sleigh...your vignette on the island is beautiful! I also love the playful way you have decorated your cloche!

    I am keeping your family in my prayers.


  13. Your decor is always so special. I still have your family in my prayers. Your MIL must be so comforted by her sons' nearness.

  14. Hi Marty,
    Your kitchen looks wonderfully dressed for the season. I love the little rocking horse in your cloche! I have a 'thing' for rocking horses, I'm not sure why! I hope your MIL improves. God bless you all!


  15. Hi!
    I just LOVE that little lady santa, she is precious. Everything looks beautiful! I'm continuing to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. ~hugs~

  16. Hi Marty! Your kitchen looks so sweet and you just do know how to put together the cutest vignettes!
    Prayers are still going up for you and your family.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. Hi Lady M,

    Nice to see you back. My thoughts are always with you. We just all hope and pray that your MIL get better, if not at her age, she had done a great job and we know that she will be with the good hands of our dear God.

    I want to let you know that I just got your parcel and walking in a heavy snow & still snowing hard, I felt I am walking in the clouds of happiness. When I opened it, it seems you know me and my likes. I adore wrought iron and this are marvelous. GH (great hubby) blushed.

    A never ending thank you to the most generous lady in the world. I will posting them on your next TTT.

    Now, you relax and take care, OK?

    Have a blessed day & the week end ahead if we don't get in touch.


  18. Loved seeing your kitchen island and all your adorable decorations!
    You are so dear and I am very thankful for you Marty.
    Blessings, Noreen

  19. The island sleigh with Mrs. Santa is darling and love the toy cloche. You have the best cloches always! merry♥O

  20. I just love your cloche! They are always so much fun. And the sleigh vignette is just gorgeous!


  21. I am so going to try to make it to this cloche party. I have a brand new cloche given to me by a cousin and I can't wait to see what I can do with it.

  22. I was thinking of you today and praying for you, my thoughts are with you Marty! What a cosy arrangement, it looks very cute and enticing.Big hug and thinking of you.

  23. So sorry Marty. I've been away from the blog world for a bit and was not aware of your MILs illness. Your decorations look beautiful, as always. Wishing you all the best.

  24. Marty so glad to see you back to what you love, decorating!!! You and Jim are still in my prayers, Love you,Kathysue

  25. Cute Christmas displays in the kitchen, Marty. My kitchen is still a dumping ground mess until I get the other rooms done and then the kitchen.

  26. Your kitchen looks wonderful -- charming and fun. I love that you are doing special little touches for your great, grandson. I also wish you and your family the very best with your MIL.

    A Cloche Party, you say. Well, I have no cloches, nary a one. What am I to do? Cloche hunting/shopping?

  27. Cute decorations!! I love little vignettes like that. I'm working on my kitchen decorations!

  28. Marty,
    So glad to hear that you are decorating once again! I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.
    You Lady Santa is similar to a figurine I have with December on it. (My birth month given to me by my mother as a child.)
    Take it one~day~at~a~time for now, dear friend.

  29. I just love your Christmas kitchen vignette Marty. I always enjoy seeing all the little things you do. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your evening,

  30. I'm so happy to see you here Marty. My prayers are still coming your way... Your kitchen looks like such fun, LOVE IT! My VERY,VERY Favorite is the little "Lady Santa" in front of the sleigh. I remember when we used to buy those, I used to give one of those little gals EVERY YEAR to my Grandmother and she would just "LOVE IT SO"! Oh the memories! Thank you for sharing... Hugs to you, Donna

  31. Things are looking good in your kitchen. I love your lady Santa and loved it even more when I read that it was your mom's.

  32. The lady Santa is so are all the other decorations. I am so excited because I think my husband is giving me a cloche for Christmas:) I've talked about them sooo much...guess he got the hint!!!!

  33. I love the Lady Santa. My mother had one in that series but I was thinking she was pink or white. I'll have to ask her. I'm on the lookout for a cloche--love to get one before the 10th.

  34. Hi Marty, I am happy to see you keeping busy and decorating your lovely home. I was just checking in to see how MIL is...i see the same. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I love your kitchen festive cute!

  35. Hi Marty! Thanks for the update on your MIL and we will continue to keep you all in our prayers. I love what you are doing in your kitchen and agree that it should be a fun space for Christmas! I worked on my tiny cloche today in anticipation of your party. Can't wait! :-)

  36. I love poinsettias, they makes the season more festive. That floral arrangement is so gorgeous i like it with the white gold trimmed ribbon, their so perfect! Love your blog.

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  37. I just put my little white sleigh out in my kitchen this evening. Yours is so pretty.

  38. Hi Marty!

    The sleigh looks wonderful and that little Christmas girl is just adorable! And I love that you did a toy cloche. what fun1 Have a wonderful weekend!

  39. I wanted to reach through this screen and grab that sweet little rocking horse! Everything is beautiful!

  40. Loved the little peek into your kitchen's Holiday decor, the sleigh is wonderful and the little lady figurine so sweet, too.
    I'm looking forward to the Cloche party but as I'm still without a cloche (!) I'll have to "think outside the box" once again.

  41. So charming. How special that you have a holiday decoration that was your mom's. I am so disappointed that I didn't take my mom's old ornaments before she donated them. They were probably snatched up by some collector whose enjoying them now.

  42. It is always fun to see your pretty things! Don't candles just make the youse yummy this time of year? Everything looks beautiful. I can't wait for the cloche party!

    Giveaway on my is a fun one!

  43. Your kitchen decor is just adorable! Love all those little toys, especially the little Lady Santa!

    I'm dragging my feet here with my decorating, must get going soon!


  44. Your Lady Santa caught my eye because I have one like it. I am downsizing my Christmas girls on Ebay but I just couldn't let her go quite yet. I think it is because it is musical. Anyway, your kitchen is inspiring. Thanks for sharing.