Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Zeigler 2013 Christmas

Good Evening!
When we moved into our house the end of October I honestly couldn't stand the thought of decorating for Christmas. As far as I was concerned, a simple tree would do the job for this year. But as it does every year, motivation struck sometime around Thanksgiving.  I'm sure my kids are glad!!
Today I went around with my real camera, not the phone camera, and took some pictures to share with you. I love details; details are what take words and make a story, details are what makes a few lyrics a song, details are the little things that always have big impacts. So come along and take a close up look at the details in our Christmas. 
I find myself really getting into the idea of having more than 1 tree in the house. This year we have 3. This little Gingerbread tree sits by the back door to greet all our guests. 
This friendly feller will greet you from the outside. He makes me 
smile :-)

I didn't do the volume in my kitchen that I used to do. My snowman on slate and a pine sprig is the only thing.
The dining room turned out to be my favorite room as far as Christmas decor goes. I am a snowman lover. They seem to be the thing that always catch my eye in a store or at a yard sale. The dining room is a winter wonderland.
Lanterns filled with sparkly, red ornaments light your way to a festive meal around the table.

Kid gloves lay nearby in case you need to warm your hands from the chill.
My beloved Roo :-)
One of the 3 trees is in the dining room and it is nothing but snowmen. It's my favorite!
A key ingredient to a good Christmas!
Patches - my favorite snowman!
I have a china hutch that pretty much has everything but china in it.  Simply because I don't want just any dish. Royal Albert "Old Country Roses" is my dream china. So until I can find them at a price I can pay or find something else that speaks to my heart my hutch remains china-less, except at Christmas time. About 3 years ago I was in a thrift store and found just a few of these. 
They are a "Victorian Christmas" by Churchill. I have not found anymore but I keep my eyes peeled. I would love to find everything.
They look pink in this picture, but they are a pretty red.

Trimming the real tree...
The colors on this tree are red, gold, and chocolate brown. I love it!
Tucked among the branches - a cute, furry tailed critter. All the way from Arizona.
The reason for it all!!
The animals rest nearby...
And that concludes my tour.  I trust that amidst the almost ridiculous craziness that this time of year tends to bring that you will take a moment to look around you and enjoy the details. Especially, the details found in the Christmas story, for that is where you will find calmness and peace for your soul.

Merry Christmas from this Zeigler clan!! 

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I am back with Minor Changes

Good Evening or should I say Good Morning since it is 11:59 est. I have not burned the late night oil like this in a very long time. Its been a slow evening doing neglected things such as downloading pictures, editing pictures, reading a few blogs.  I haven't done any of that in a very long time and it feels good to be back at it. I didn't realized how much I've missed blog reading - some of you out there really know how to inspire, motivate, and encourage. I hope I can do the same for someone else.
It has been a long time since I wrote a post - not having internet other than our phones has kept that from happening.  Hopefully, I am back in the saddle of writing. Did you notice the title at the top of my blog? I am changing streams just a wee bit.  For some time now I've had a strong desire to share via pictures and writing things that will inspire, motivate, and point people back to the most essential place, Home. So many homes are broken, dysfunctional, haphazard, empty, lonely, hurting, etc...  I believe that in the heart of every individual is a desire to have a home. A place where love and beauty abound. A place where their soul and mind can find rest.  My goal is to tug at your heart strings and help to guide someone(s) to make where ever they are a home.  I'm no expert but I love all things homey. I love love and warmth and happiness. No doubt I will even learn things in this new chapter.
Is your home ready for Christmas? We are ready and waiting! Even Rancher Roo is feeling festive these days with his pretty ribbon :-) Next week!! My kids are excited and wondering if the things they want will be under the tree Christmas morning. I hope they are, but don't tell them!! 

Well that's all for tonight. We will be back soon!! 

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