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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December




And so it begins....


November 30, 2014


You may recall we had about a foot of snow last week and it was so beautiful.  We had a hoar frost on Saturday and Sunday mornings which was stunning.  Sunday the temperature rose well above freezing and Monday it was 10C.  Most of the snow is now gone.  Green grass is showing so it doesn't look as pretty as the photo above anymore.  The temperatures have been high and low and high and.....low again.....dipsy doodling all over the place.  It's still autumn after all.  It's -8 and sunny here today and tomorrow will be +8 with snow then rain.  


Along the St. John River.



Monday morning was spent fluffing the Christmas tree.  I use my gardening gloves for this chore as the branches can scratch and it's easier to adjust them.  This morning I finished decorating it and I'll post photos another day.   Now, if I could concentrate on my Christmas cards and then shopping and wrapping, I'd be all set. 


On Saturday morning I attended a ladies breakfast at our church.  Different ladies decorated a table with their own theme and even their own dishes in some cases, and they were all so beautiful.  I got a lot of ideas from them.  This table was my favourite.  Isn't it amazing?

A close up of one of the place settings.  Isn't it beautiful?  I love the rustic look.


And....if you like sparkle and glitz this one was beautiful!




I bought some of this mesh 'ribbon' the other day and after watching a how-to video on You Tube I made 4 of them.  So easy!  My old ribbons I had on these containers were really sad looking after 3 winters so I tossed them out.  Have you made any bows with this mesh?   I've sure enjoyed visiting around blogland and seeing all the beautiful and creative decorations.  It can get overwhelming though and sometimes makes me feel very inadequate.  I have to remember that I don't have to be like them but to make the best of what I already have.  I don't need more stuff when I can make do and 'shop the house' for ideas.   

Thank you for visiting and for your input on my last post.  I appreciate each one who stops by.

Have a great day!

Blessings,
Pam





42 comments:

  1. the snow and frost looks/looked lovely!

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  2. The snow looks so pretty. We still have some here, too. We've been in the deep freeze (0 to -5) since Saturday - most unusual. The temperature is supposed to rise tomorrow and rain begins again.
    I do like the rustic look, especially the music paper placemats and the round slice of tree for a coaster. Simple and elegant.
    I hope your day goes well, Pamela.

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  3. The frosty photos are lovely. We are back to well below ) Celsius temperatures this morning but the sun is out and that makes such a difference. Your decorating is progressing nicely. I've got mine started too, adding a bit each day. The table at your church breakfast looked lovely, and I'm sure the food and company was wonderful too.

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  4. Oh Pam, I'm in a dreamy spot wondering of your snow and photos. I'm able to visit today but can't download any images as the server we are using is too slow, I have 1/4 of one picture in. I love sparkle and glitter and imagine the place setting as being a beautiful one. Fluffing the tree, cute. I got one to load, love the wreaths on the place matts so my thing, sweet, thank you

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  5. So pretty that I had to pin! What an interesting thing for the ladies to work on together. Just beautiful! We still have plenty of snow...

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  6. Your bow is lovely and looks really pretty as part of your arrangement outside. The tables created by your church ladies friends are all so very pretty and creative too, what a lovely idea for different people to decorate the tables, you must have had a lovely time together. xx

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  7. Your pictures are so nice! I love the Frosty Morning.
    I know what you mean when you say it can get overwhelming...the main thing is not to compare, plus beauty is in the eye of the beholder too. When God decorates with a fresh snowfall i laugh at my own piddly attempts at pretty:)

    Our Ladies breakfast is this Saturday and we have some very talented decorators who know how to bring a look about using, often, those things around us in nature. These tables are gorgeous!

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  8. Ooh...love those snowy and frosty grounds under that wonderful gray sky! My decorations are still in boxes in my living room and I am hoping to get it all up by this weekend, although I will be downsizing a bit since will be going to spend Christmas with our TN bunch. I still need that tree up and few other things to get me in the spirit of the season! Those table settings are just gorgeous...we have done this with our ladies at church too...each one bringing their own dishes, linens, etc....so much fun!

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  9. I love your rocker with the pretty winter pillow in it. And your views are beautiful! The rustic table gives me some good ideas, too! I'm staying with a more 'prim' look this year. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  10. It's always fun when the ladies take a turn at tablesetting. I love that rustic one.

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  11. The snow looks beautiful. You have already accomplished so much. I haven't bought one gift yet, and I'm not decorating this year so I guess I am basically a big bah humbug :)
    xo
    Laura

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  12. I love the idea of different ladies from your church dressing each table for the luncheon. I'm loving the first one you showed as well. Fabulous idea for coasters!! I need a set of those for my son...who wanted us to use coasters in his apartment. Whaaat...my son who never cleaned his room wants us to use coasters at his place??
    Mary Alice

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  13. Pamela
    I love the Rustic table setting too! Great job on the bows!

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  14. We're back to hoping more snow will come our way before Christmas. I like the natural looking table and tiny wreaths on the napkins, great idea for the sheet music placemats too!
    You made an admirable looking bow and it should stand up to the snow pretty good.

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  15. Your container looks beautiful!!

    The trees looked beautiful here all last week, then it rained and that was the end of that!!

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  16. We had snow, but it melted off; now the temperatures have plummeted again and are freezing things up, but not much of a snowfall yet.

    Beautiful shots!

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  17. Hi Pam! Oh, I love your snow and it sounds a lot like what we got! Oh, the church luncheon tables are just beautiful! I too love your favorite one. Of course I loved the sheet music under each plate! Stay warm, my friend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  18. Love your frosty images. Hoar frost is very photogenic. I love your mesh bow. No I didn't even know they made mesh ribbon, sure is pretty.

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  19. Such a beautiful December Table!!
    I was up in Cleveland, Ohio for Thanksgiving and got stuck in a blizzard!!! Brrrrrrrr - it was cold!!

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  20. Such pretty snow pictures, Pamela : )

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  21. Pam, your photos are beautiful as always. The first one would make a wonderful Christmas card. The snow is so pretty. We are having tons of rain (Which we need so badly) but the snow levels are still pretty high. Decorating your tree and looking out the window at that beautiful sight must really put you in the Christmas spirit..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  22. i think my comment disappeared again. i hope you know i visited. but some where my comments keep going? ( :
    that is so weird??!

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  23. Oh Pam how very festive and pretty. Love the wreath you tube eh?:) Your photos are always so beautiful. I am really missing snow we keep missing it now I know where it has been heading as it blows over us:) Beautiful. Hug B

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  24. Such beautiful Christmas settings Pamela - we finally got snow - 1 inch last night - which is supposed to melt today LOL - I need snow to decorate !!!
    And then the day after Christmas it can vamoose for good!
    XOXO

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  25. I love seeing tables set by others and with such creativity too. I am throwing out my ribbon too. It gets to a point where I realize that it is time.

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  26. You certainly looked prepared to tackle the tree with gloves, knee pads, and a wad of lights. My tree has been up since Sunday, undecorated. I wanted the dog to get used to it before I put deocorations on it. He has paid little attention to it probably because it looks like the ones outside. Today I will decorate it. Doesn't Hoar frost make the neighborhood pretty? Beautiful photos. And I like the candle. Very pretty.

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  27. Your snow does look beautiful and that tablescape - lovely! I might have to use the rosemary rings myself too, thank you for the idea!

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  28. Beautiful bow! I love the place settings too, especially the sheet music placemat :)
    Same weather here, raining heavy today, bitter raw cold yesterday... it is fall after all, thanks for the reminder :)

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  29. I've never heard of a hoar frost before. I know it's easy to see so many good ideas, but I'm trying to just appreciate the beauty of them and leave it at that. Not always easy!

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  30. Beautiful outdoors, Pamela. The bow is beautiful. Garden gloves ..... Thanks for telling us. Never thought of that.

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  31. A beautiful table setting...rustic is my thing...love the rings on the plates!!! Beautiful pix of things to come!...:)JP

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  32. I see that handy knee saver on your floor. Good idea! I only think to use it in the garden, but this is perfect. We have yet to get our tree. I'm hoping within the week to have it here and on the porch. Those tables look beautiful, but I prefer the one with the vintage boxes and live greenery. How pretty!

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  33. The snow looks beautiful! Looks like lots of great ideas at the lades breakfast! Love that wood slice coaster.

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  34. What beautiful table settings! I'm 'pinning' the sheet music placemats...so I don't forget that idea. Love it! Good job on the mesh bow!

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  35. this post is so perfectly festive to start the month of Dec. I love that rustic table setting, especially the napkins and the jars. i sometimes feel the same as you about others creations because i am not creative with decorations, my creative is in computer software.. i love the house in the snow

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  36. I'll try this again since my last comment seems to have flown away into cyberspace.... Beautiful bow- you did a great job. I might have to hire you! ;) Your ladies breakfast featured some beautiful tables- love the use of sheet music under the place settings!! Might have to try that! Also- the use of garden gloves for fluffing the tree- how smart you are!

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  37. Love seeing all your "touches" and that of the "ladies tables!"
    So many ideas!

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  38. Hi Pam.....
    That 2nd photo is amazing!
    What a lovely luncheon that must have been!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  39. I really like that rustic table setting. And you've got a great start on your holiday.

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  40. The table at the church looks beautiful. I haven't made the mesh bows but I do have a roll of it in red. May have to give it a try. I am way behind on Christmas shopping. Not my favourite thing to do for sure.

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