Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My favorite things

Welcome! So nice that you dropped by! Sit, have some tea...

I love my list of blog links (see the lower right column) -at this time of year especially. I love the little snippets and pics of Christmas trees and decorations. It really puts me in the holiday spirit to see how other people decorate.

I love my tree. I get it up as soon as I can every year...just something about at those twilight times of day, early morning and early evening. It just glows. It is loaded with as much shine and sparkle as I can get on it now that I have a fake one that I use every year. I could hang cast iron pots from it and it would look just gorgeous!

All the ornaments are unbreakable as of the year 2004 when our house was blessed with small kids again. Oooops...here's one now...and yes, that's what happens when he gets around the tree with his older cousin. "He did it" ...Seriously, they are only 3 and 4 years old and they each point to the other one over a heap of ornaments and say, "he did it!"

I just got rid of all the glass ones and switched to plackey and soft crafted ones. It makes a very homey sweet tree. It is one of my favorite things at Christmas...

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad


"My Favorite Things"
(1959)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Played during the opening credits
Sung by Julie Andrews to the children
Reprised by the orchestra at the party
Danced to by the party guests and the children
Reprised by Julie Andrews, Charmian Carr, Nicholas Hammond, Heather Menzies,
Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner and Kym Karath,
when Maria returns as governess
Played as background music often


What a classic, from 1959 no less. I thinks it's more a winter song than a Christmas song, but I'm glad it comes back every year at about this time. Check out these new artists, these guys are so cute...



Followed with a classic chaser...
Tony Bennett


Wishing you your favorite things and Christmas blessings, and I know you are blessed!
Don't forget to focus on the good you already have; what God HAS already done. (Psalm 103:2-4) He forgives all. He heals all. He redeems us from all destruction.

2 comments:

Vanessa said...

Soooooo pretty Nora!!! Love the tree :) We are stringing up the light finally and then I have some "dancing" to do with my tree ha ha. It is not pre-lit so we wrap hundreds of lights around it and its pretty big 7.5 feet and huge around. I will have to take pics when its done :)

silk purse said...

Ironically my hubby just finished trimming the tree taht I began trimming a couple of weeks ago just this evening; I was so busy with other projects this Christmas season that I trimmed the fireplace mantle, the piano mantle and the rest of the house only, this year, as opposed to finishing the tree myself this year..,


Your little ones sound so precious and that tree with it's unbreakable ornaments is utterly charming and beautiful!..,

I was delighted to see that you'd popped by for a wee respite of some "hot chocolate and a cookie or two" my dear; lovely to have you!~I have also enjoyed your warm intitation to share some "tea" with you as well!..,

Cheers from Silken Purse @ The Plumed Pen

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