Friday, December 19, 2008

The Sunporch Gets Decked Out for the Holidays!!

We're so glad you stopped by. Come on in out of the cold . I'll show you around the sunporch. This is the room you first saw all decked out for fall. Where has the time gone? Once inside the door you're greeted by this smiling Snow Couple. That could almost be Dh and myself.

Once inside you'll see the tree all decked out with a child's theme. This tree started out in the dining room. The older the grandson has gotten the larger the tree has gotten. So, we moved it out here and added more ornaments. I'll let the tree speak for itself. :-)

These cute little Hallmark bears haven't been out for years. This year while unpacking the ornaments for the big tree, the grandson ran across these and wanted to use them. Naturally, Grandma said yes.. lol I think they look darling climbing up the ladder.

Murphy keeps an eye on every move I make . Murphy just showed up one day last spring. He is the best dog ever. Want to come in big boy? Oh honey, Mom is busy taking pictures. I promise to play with you in just a bit.. :-))

You girls know I'm over the top with snowmen. This guy stole my heart a few years ago. He always takes front and center.

For those of you that don't know, my husband used to own and fly his own plane . Unfortunately due to bad health he hasn't flown in many years now. I found this guy flying and thought he would make a great keepsake. The ribbon candy is glass and came from the Dollar General.

Remember the placemats from the Snowflake Tablescape? I took a couple of them and made pillows of out of them. I paired it up with this darling snowman pillow.

Even the hutch got decked out for the holidays. Usually, it has a lot more than this on it. Frankly girls I just ran out of time.

Again with the Candy Cane light sleeve. These are wonderful sleeves that slip over a small light bulb and transform your lamps for the seasons. Alot safer than candles.

Oops!! I think this one is out of order. But isn't it pretty?

Once the candy corn candle came out the snow people went it. This darling snowman plate was a gift from my husband's daughter-in-law. I can sure see my new Snowman plate from Gloria out here. Can't you?

As you can see the candy cane theme

Excuse the coats girls, but we have to hang them somewhere. lol

This little cutie is a wooden tray. It was a gift from my husband's granddaughter.

It's now been 12 years since I've done craft fairs. We pulled a 14' trailer and traveled with the greatest group of people. I don't miss the loading and unloading. The carrying in of boxes. Taking chances with the weather. When we came off the road most of the crafty things were sold out. But I did manage to hang onto one these wooden candles. You can see the way the camera is acting up. The one candle is actually a deep red..Here is looks like a maroon color.

This is one of my favorite snowmen. He's made out of wood and 3' tall. He looks like he's been out an ice storm. Isn't he the greatest?

Okay Murphy boy, Mom is all done boring these fine folks. It's time for me to come and play with you. Thanks big guy for being so patient. We're so glad you stopped by girls. I hope you enjoyed seeing the sunporch all decked out for the holidays! I appreciate each and every one of your visits and comments.
From our home to yours Happy Holidays!!! hugs ~lynne~


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Love your snowmen .... and all your vignettes are so of my favorites if the cloche on the cake stand with the plate next to it.I don't have a cloche (yet) but I have my eye out for one after the holidays!

I hope Murphy (gorgeous dog) got some extra attentionfor beingso patient!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good evening Lynne..Wow girl you have been busy on your days the place mats made into pillows.and all your snowmen are just so your new hearder pic I said you been busy...looks just levely Lynne as always..hope you have a wonderful day...hugs and smiles Gloria

Rattlebridge Farm said...

This was a delight. I love your snowman. Murphy's beautiful. I have a Murphy, too (Yorkie).

Kat said...

This is lovely. I love the candy cane theme, and those light sleeves are a great idea. I've never seen those before (guess I don't get out much lol). And the snowman, and the tree, and well I love it all. But Murphy, well he's adorable! Sometimes strays and rescues are the very best pets, it's almost as if they understand how lucky they are! Kathy

Bo said...

Good morning Lynne...I've met my match in you with snowmen & me with Santas...
hehe...and I spotted that Santa in your header as being one I don't have! Your Murphy is GORGEOUS and weren't you lucky he chose Y'all to live with! ;-) Bo

Kristen said...

Thanks for letting me in and showing me around. It is sooo beatuiful in here. I need to look for the Candy Cane light sleeves. That's a great idea.
I'll stay a little longer to play with Murphy too...he's so cute!

vicki archer said...

Love your snowmen and all your decorations, happy Christmas, xv.

Lisa (aka) French said...

I am loving all you Christmas decor;) Love Murphy that's the same way we ended up with our Tally she showed up on a job site that my hubby worked on and the rest is history;) YOur husband flew planes how very cool is that;)French;)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Good Mornin' Lynne...

Ohhh...I always enjoy looking at all of your pretties!!! Your sunroon is so beautiful and festive...and of course, I'm just green with envy looking at more of your snowmen...hehe!!!

I didn't realize that you did the "crafting" interesting! Love those cute wooden candles!!!

Have a great day Sweetie...
Love ya,

Jessica said...

So adorable! I lvoe it!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Lynne, Your sunporch looks wonderful. I love the snowman couple. Murphy was sure smart to show up at your door. I love..the candycane theme. Where did you get those sleeves? I would like some.
The base to your cloche is beautiful. Hugs, Terrie

Barbara Jean said...

Good morning.
Wanted to thank you for your sweet note, and yes, I am trying to rest.
This is "D" day, and around 10 we should recieve a phone call, and then zip over to the hosp. to see #5.

I love all your decor (esp. couple hangng by door. You do such a great of putting things together. Hope it will rub off on me. =0)

Do the candy cane sleeves go over battery candles? So cute!

Have a super day.

Barbara Jean

onlymehere said...

Everytime you show those lightbulb sleeves I fall in love all over again! Those are fantastic. If a dog like Murphy showed up at my door he'd have a new home too! He's beautiful. Everything is so fun and beautiful in this room. I love the fact you gave your grandson that tree to decorate and I'm totally jealous you have a sunroom. The older I get the more I want one! Merry Christmas!!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Lynne, I would love to buy a couple of those sleeves next year. We had a lot of snow last nice. I'd say at least 8 inches. There are huge drifts. The schools are all closed. I do have to go to work at 2:00 PM. I will close the store tonight. So, I hope it doesn't snow before I get off work. Oh, I really don't like ice.
A few months ago I was going to open my own store. I was just about ready to order my flower cooler and all of a sudden out of nowhere I got a gut feeling not to go through with it. It has always been a passion of mine to have a store. it just wasn't the right timing for me. I have already ordered some merchandise. But, everything worked out ok. I am glad you have a store. I know you must love it. Hugs, Terrie

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Lynne,

So so cute!!! The snow people are precious and you have a really large collection. That's great!

Murphy looks identical to Lambeau. My sisters family dog. He's a Sheltie. What a sweet guy for waiting for mom to take photos.

Have a wonderful day. ~Melissa :)

xinex said...

Lynne, I love everything you have, all the snowmen and Bailey's Christmas tree. This tells me that you did not get any rest on your days off. The energizer bunny works all the time, which is good or we won't have much to enjoy looking at..LOL!...Christine

Barbara Jean said...

It's me again. Little help please. I just found jan and Tom's blog and they are having a drawing. (besides the drawing i would like to comment on their blog).
It said comment on this blog only, but can't find where to comment.Saw you did so thought you might help, even though it lessons your chance of winning! =0)

Tahnks, BJ

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Lynne...glad you got power again girl!! it's so funny that you also notice when I cahange things at my blog and I always notice yours..well girl I wished you could be here also for Sunday..between us we will be up to ours ears cooking and working..I would love to be out with morphy right now just looking in at all you are doing..I fianlly just got all my comments from yesterday done took me 3 I am sitting here with hair dye on my flowing red locks waiting for the gray to go away haha!! I have to go out to store today and its snowing again...but it's my Daughter Barbra's BD and I need to drop off her gift and get stuff for salad on Sunday..does it ever stop?? my old body stops before I do..and Yes I just got me call I have been waiting for...YAHOO!! 12;49 am..6 lbs 20 ozs 20 1/2 inches now I have 2 BD on the same day...only 49 years apart..I am going to do a post in a minute about it...oh I wished I could go to Texas and see her..Gina has pictures in her cell phone and promised me she'll send them as soon as she gets off of work..Mama and Kyra doing just find..she nursing like a pig already..Mama worked up until Tuesday night at the hospital where she's a nurse and now in the same hospital...have a great day dear ya ..hugs and smiles Gloria

Salmagundi said...

You have some great snowmen! Enjoy the week and relax a little. Colorado is to get hammered with snow in the next few days - I bet it's coming your way. Stay warm! Sally

Four Paws and Co said...

Oh, this is wonderful! Snowmen, red & white candy cane colors ~ awww, be still my heart. Great job - I love it! ♥ Diane

Lady Katherine said...

I love the big fat white snowman! I see a bench I love, and a china hutch, and all the peppermint! I need to find those candles! I just love it all!

nikkicrumpet said...

Your posts make me crazy...because I always see sooooo many things I want!! I LOVE your collection is killing me! I would have been outside with my face pressed to the window just like Murphy...trying to steal a peek! BUT...The greatest thing happened today...I got a new SNOWMAN candle lamp for my collection...I ADORE HIM...thanks so much for sending him to me so quickly YAY he's my new favorite thing!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Like all your snowmen. I like the wooden ones too. We used to make wood crafts about 10 yrs. ago. We loved it.But it got to where we couldn't compete with China. I sure do miss the cutting out and the painting .Your doggie is beautiful Lynn .

jerseygirl211 said...


I enjoyed viewing your post, but Murphy caught my attention. I have a Collie, Sergei, who hates his picture taken. I did manage to get a few for the holidays, which I posted, but he didn't sit nice like your Murphy. Hope you'll be able to enjoy Christmas and that you won't be too tired after the 'Holiday Rush'.


Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Boy you have been busy decorating!! It all looks so pretty, love the snowmen.... love it all!! Took me 2 hours to get home from work (15 mins) is the norm....we got hit with 2 feet of snow and there is more on the way Sunday, I am so tired I can't think straight.....gotta go, talk to you soon,x00x0x0xx00x

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my dear Lynne I'm glad you are doing well after that ice storm. That sounds scary to me. Yikes! I know I could not drive in that. I'm a Florida girl...:)

We are not traveling this year. We talked about it and decided we had done it way too many times.
Just us nice and quiet. I'm sure I'll be on the phone ..alot..LOL!

Have a wonderful weekend.
~Enjoy it. ~Melissa :)

Unknown said...

Hi Lynn :)
You snowman collection and display is most impressive and the most beautiful I have ever seen! Really, you do a fantastic job of displaying them. And Murphy... well he is just beautiful... ruffle his neck mane for me will ya?

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lynne!
Oh your winter sunporch is so inviting! I love snowmen and they look perfect there. I can just imagine having a nice hot cup of cocoa with Murphy laying next to your chair and a stack of Christmas cards to go through from the mailbox. Lovely post Lynne!!
Holiday hugs, Sherry

Anonymous said...

Wow Lynne you just keep im a coming with all your wonderful decorating!!! And Murphy boy is a beautiful dog! Our family had 2 collies when I was growing up and they were wonderful dogs- I've always thought I would like to get another collie someday-


Unknown said...

Loved the tour. Love Murphy too. He just showed up? Lucky.

Jessica said...


Your sunporch is lovely but I so adore the snow oh so charming! Love all your little details. Just perfect.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs~ J

The Raggedy Girl said...

I love Murphy and how neat that he chose to adopt you. The porch is wonderful. I am already planning that next year I am doing candy canes, gingerbread and stars. You have to get a running start at this. Due to hubby's surgery we did a mini-decorate this year but just wait....
Roberta Anne
P.S. How do you get your favorite sites to print out on your sidebar like that, you are really clever, girl!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Oh, that Murphy is such a sweetie! Beautiful baby laying there looking in. Love all your decorations and the candy cane theme. You have been busy! Your snowmen are adorable! Beautiful post, as always. I finally have some time off and can visit everybody...Yipee! Love ya,

Glenda said...

Christopher Lowell look over your shoulder. You have a young designer coming up in your rear view mirror.
Your grandson did an excellent job and the addition of the Hallmark bears on the ladder is the perfect finishing touch.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Glenda, what a kind thing to say. My grandson does get a kick out of helping with some of the I miss the Christopher Lowell show. I used to watch it all the time. But then again I used to watch "alot" of t.v. for whatever reason I just start picking and choosing favorites. And now I only watch a small handful. I hope all is well your way darling...Happy Holidays!!
hugs ~lynne~

santamaker said...

Hey ya girl. Can you forgive your friend that has been slacking on posting and commenting lately? I have been swamped lately with all things Christmas.
Love your header! Wow! That is beautiful! Your decorations are so cute and I enjoyed taking the tour. We'll have to get together for some pommegranite martinis soon! :O)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything looks so pretty and festive - Your tree is beautiful. I also, like your vignette in your new banner. Murphy is a beautiful dog.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Lynne, I am so jealous. I wish I could spend Christmas with my grand-daughters. I know you have going to have a blast with your grandson. I can't wait to see pictures. You should see how much snow we have already. And it's not even winter. I don't know where we are going to move it to if it keeps snowing. Oh, well. I am nice and warm in our cozy home. I hope you stay warm and cozy, too!
Hugs, Terrie

Do you sell your mercandise online?

Angela said...

Merry Christmas!!! Loved your blog. I wanted to tell a story about those crazy collie dogs. You can't pick them, they pick you. I got one a couple years back from someone who was giving him away. He wouldn't stay at their house either. He didn't stay at mine. He ended up at another house about a mile from my house. Everybody who I know has a collie dog the dog picked them! I have a WV Brown Dog and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi. They will never leave me!

Glenda said...

If you are looking for Christopher Lowell you might try looking for him on Fine Living Network with his show "Work That Room".

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Glenda, thanks for the info darling. I'll check to see if we get that channel..hugs ~lynne~