Monday, December 9, 2013

Good things happened: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

- Friend Barb and I did our annual tour of homes weekend, beginning with Friday night at the Decatur, Georgia Candlelight Tour of Homes.  This was the home of a couple whose home won a national restoration award.  It really was that astounding.  I loved the lit up reindeer beside the pool the most though - sometimes the simple things are the best.  Click to enlarge. 

- On Saturday, loved this greenery display on the porch swing at the "Mad House" on the tour of homes in Madison, Georgia. 

- And Sunday night, my church's annual Lessons and Carols service.  The women of our church made these Chrismon decorations in the '60s and '70s.  They (we) still make one every year to give out to the children on Christmas eve.  There was a cookie reception after (bonus!)

This is my 1300th post.  How about that?


Leonora said...

I love the decorated porch swing- how clever!
And the Chrismon tree is beautiful.

Joanne said...

Looks like Christmas is here!

Granny Annie said...

They made sure no one would sit on that swing with those decorations. I remember Christmas at our churches when I was growing up. Santa would come and bring the children net bags of fruit, nuts and candy. Did you ever have that? I greatly feared the jolly fat man.

TALON said...

I love the arrangement on the porch swing. That's so pretty! You're so right - simple can be soooo beautiful.

Maude Lynn said...

Now, I know what I want to do with the wrought iron bench on my front porch: greenery!

Lynn said...

Leonora -

I sent you a message - you and Joanne commented before I finished the post. My fault - I thought I had saved it as a draft, but somehow published it. :) Thank you - that was in Madison, GA. And the Chrismon tree is at my church.

Joanne -

Coming up!

Granny Annie -

No - we didn't have Santa come to the church. I do remember when I was in kindergarten, a woman dressed as Santa came. We all knew she was a woman, but she kept protesting "I'm a boy!" Funny.

Talon -

I love things like that.

Mama Zen -

Glad I could help!

Elephant's Child said...

Gorgeous. And I am a big fan of simple myself (simple things for simple minds?).

Unknown said...

The photographs are wonderful. Full of holiday cheer.

G. B. Miller said...

Congrats on cranking out 1300 sparkling to the last drop blog posts.

Great looking tree too.

Riot Kitty said...

1,300! Woot!

I love the idea of a warm pool right now. Love the retro tree, too. What a sweet tradition.

I just found out the organization where I am on the board has a group that has put on the annual Christmas dinner for members for 25 years. One year, this lady and her friends thought to do it, and they have been doing it ever since.

Chatty Crone said...

I love the flowers on the bench. And is that a Chrismon tree - Methodist?

Fireblossom said...

I like the greenery picture!

Unknown said...

Happy 1300th! Here's to 1300 more!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Congratulations on your 1300 Post! WOW!
I cannot believe that Christmas is almost here....I mean, tomorrow is the 10th of December!!!
Lovely Reindeer and such pretty Plants...! And a lovely tree, too.

Lynn said...

Elephant's Child -

Well in your case, it's simple things for a beautiful person.

Lady Lilith -

Thank you! :)

G -

Aw - thank you. I love that.

Riot Kitty -

That's so nice. Will you get to go to it?

Lynn said...

Sandie -

Yes - a Chrismon tree. Presbyterian, PCUSA.

FB -

Me, too - and that was a great house.

Unknown -

Thank you, whoever you are. :)

Naomi -

Thank you and yes, it's almost here. I hope you have one of your wonderful gatherings soon - I love to see when your friends come to visit.

LL Cool Joe said...

What a beautiful looking Christmas tree!

That pool looks very appealing.

And well done for writing so many interesting and uplifting posts!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Congrats on the milestone! (long whistle-)
Pretty reindeer dec- always like those. Original swing use, plus, folks won't use it!
Gorgeous tree- great decs story!

This next comment would've been the 6th below here Friday morning if the comment page had opened. 4th attempt of the week now also not working- but this post one opened(?!). Previously written in notepad n saved.

Such pretty blossoms out your door- Too cold here this time of year for those! But did find a lone Viola last week (before the snow) braving the cold deck-
Mother's always hold so many pearls of wisdom to reference, most unrealized until we are on our own.
Glad you were able to help your sis with her issue, your wisdom is awesome too-

Lee said...

How wonderful...the spirit of Christmas is alive and well. :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - congratulations on so many posts: must deserve a glass of something .. Fairview shall I bring?!

Loved the photos and what a great way of how the other half live .. I'd love to join you ..

While your Church's tree looks amazing .. I'd love to be crafty but I'm not sadly .. cheers Hilary