Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesdays With My Mom...AND More Hall Decking : )

This photo below is from my mom and dad's first Christmas together after they got married. I can't get over the darling little vintage tree.

This one, below, is what I imagine their tree looked similar to, in color.

On this day last week, my mom and I went over to my sister's house, to color my mom's hair. While we waited for the color to set, June showed her a pic I posted of her on my Blog a couple of weeks ago.
My Sis is a big fan of Mickey Mouse, so I took her these little dolls to stick in her tree. So fun!!!

Still damp, but much more color again. : )
No surface is safe around here.

The next three pics are of my Lori Mitchell figurines. I'm such a fan!!!

The Santa I made last year, thanks to Mimi Sue and the link she posted to Joli Paquet. Thanks girls!

The Peppermint lights came from Walmart.
I tore the 'Snow Blanket' into pieces (from Target or Walmart).
Then, I sprinkled it with the 'flakes'.
Next Post...

The Whoville Tree... II

After I take my mom to the Neurologist today, I'll be stopping by your places again tonight. I got caught up from two posts ago, now playing catch-up again. Never a dull moment over here. : )


Jenglamgirl said...

Love the pic. of your mother and her first christmas so heartfelt. Love your holiday displays they are just to cute. WHEREEVER DID YOU GET "I HAVE TO KNOW" THAT DARLING SANTA AND THE CHILD ON HIS LAP? I SO HAVE TO HAVE ONE, ITS SO SWEET! Have a great day!

Scrap for Joy said...

Wow Mary Lou-until I read the description, I thought the Santa you made was another of Lori Mitchell's! He's beautiful! I love the pictures of your Mom and the tree from long ago. I remember those sparsly decorated, small trees, too. What have we done? Every year I say I'm going to cut back but I still have a TON of stuff out for Christmas. I wish they'd stop making such cute stuff and just make ugly decorations....maybe then I could resist! Your home looks great..can't wait to see your Whoville tree. xoxo

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

What great photos you have of your mom and dad as they are starting out in life. It's such a good thing that your parents loved taking pictures.

I love you Lori Mitchell's collection but have to tell you, your Santa really comes close! I remember it from last year and it is wonderful!

I look forward to seeing what else you have in store for us...I think it would be Christmas bliss to live at your house!

Much Love,

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary Lou, your mom looks wonderful! The old black and white photo of your mom's tree compared to the colored version is incredible, did you make the tree in the color version?? I love it! All your decorations are beautiful and so whimsical love love love!!! have a nice day! hugs, Jennifer

RACHELLE said...

can we come have christmas at your place? lol ha ha ha!

It is georgeous, magical,and festive a plenty!

your mom is in good hands!

i love her like i know her! be sure and tell her how pretty she looks with her new, fresh hair doo.

Rachel said...

I always love the pictures you have of your mother, she's is just beautiful!

And I can't wait to see your tree!! Seriously I'm soooo Excited!!!


Diva Kreszl said...

what a beautiful picture of your Mom! She is just such a darling, did she enjoy seeing herself on the computer? Your decorating style is so whimsical and beautiful...I love it all!

Hey There! I'm Christy. said...

Love the photo of your mother with their beautiful tree!

The decorations are absolutely beautiful. I love what you did with the peppermint lights!

Anonymous said...

That is such a great picture of your Mom as a newlywed with her tree. You have some beautiful decorations/tablescapes - I always enjoy all your lovely pictures.

Darlene said...

What a beautiful picture of your Mom on their first Christmas! The little tree was gorgeous.

LOVE all your decorated spaces and I remember that Santa you made last year. I can't even BELIEVE you could make that!!!!! Of course I know how crafty you are so I don't know why I would think that!

Love your Lori Mitchell figurines but that Santa with the child is just precious!!!!

I love seeing all of your decorations, please keep showing them.♥

marmielu said...

The picture of your parent's first tree on a card table-----everyone had those card tables! My mom and dad did, too, and my husband's.......

Your decorating is so fun! I love your figurines, and the one you made is really cute, too. Keep those pictures coming!
Mary Lou

GrandmaBev said...

I was just looking at pictures of Christmas taken over 50 years ago. It's fun looking at the old pictures. Mary Lou your place is gorgeous. You really have the Christmas Spirit there.

Joyce said...

Love the older photos. Simpler times too and less running around for gifts and more time was spent then at home with family without the TV on:) or now people blogging:)

Jacqueline said...

Those peppermint lights are just what we need in the clubhouse! I love Lori's work also, something about it makes my heart sing.
Today was more than fun for me, I have several friends celebrating bdays and I went out for breakfast, lunch and dinner...good comic relief for sure!

MiMi said...

I love the picture of you mom with the little tree!
I wondered what those peppermint candy lights would look like when they were lit up. I saw them at the store but you never know; anyway, they are adorable. :)

Mimi Sue said...

Tis the season to be busy. But in a good way! I agree with Joy, I think your santa is just as cute as any of Lori Mitchell's. They were fun to make, weren't they? Love those peppermint lights. Really adds the finishing touch. I love the vintage tree sitting on that card table. Everyone had a card table back then. They sure came in handy. Give Mom a hug from me. Mimi

Mimi said...

HI Mary lou!!!!
I love visiting you and seeing your MOM!!!! I love that you did a tree like she had!!! How sweet and it is so cute!!!!I have those Disney dolls from McDonalds!!! I let Camdyn play with them sometimes so hopefully they survive an 18 month old!!!!She loves anything Disney too!!!!
I need those peppermint lights, I love those!!!!!I also need snowflakes on my snow white stuff, the flakes will make it look more real!!!!! Good idea!!!! Add to my to do list for tomorrow!!!!
have a fun week!!!!
I'm so busy!!!!
rushing around getting things done!!!!!

1 Funky Woman said...

I love the pic of your mom. Seeing your mother and sister and you coloring your mom's hair makes me think of my mom and sisters. We would sit around while mom had color on her hair and talk, oh the memories. I just love love love your Lori Mitchell figurines. I have several and your santa looks so much like hers. How did you make it? Your decorations are wonderful! After I check out your pics again I may have to go around and tweak my christmas, you have inspired me to keep adding, the more the merrier, right?

Lorraine said...

Love your Christmas decorations! You can come decorate my house any time - except then there would be nore than a tree that I have to tell the girls not to touch!

Busy Bee Suz said...

That little tree is just are the MM ornaments.
Your mom is so cute, I bet she just adores seeing herself on the blog!!
You have inspired me with the Christmas surface in my house is safe anymore either!

My name is PJ. said...

Hi ML, It's Thursday because that's when I read your Wednesday posts. I took my mom to the neurologist yesterday too. I can picture Wilma and my mom sitting together and chatting, watching dvds, maybe playing a card game. They're the same vintage and had a nice sized family of kids. And my mom is crafty and artistic like you all. I didn't get those genes.

LOVVVVVVVVVVVE all your photos. I learned about Buffalo Snow, which I will hunt down for next year.

When I saw your Lori Mitchell figurines, my heart LITERALLY skipped a beat! You've created a monster! ;)

Celestial Charms said...

Once again, another lovely time spend here with your "Wednesdays With My Mom" series. I look forward to each weeks posting. Love the photo with your Mom opening her Christmas present...with her wearing her fuzzy slippers, just beautiful. Your home looks lovely with all your decorations.

Victoria said...

Love how you take care of your Mom! It's so sweet to see.

Where did you get that beautiful house/church in the pic with the snowmen? I love it!

I have my moments of being a "fun mom" and then the rest is all dull. :) I am hoping my Sweet Girl remembers the fun moments more than the others!!!

Cathy said...

What absolutely gorgeous pictures of your decorations. And the pic of your Mom is beautiful. I miss my sweet mom so much, especially at Christmas.

Have a great holiday, I really enjoyed reading your blog.


vivian said...

hi Mary lou, Im a big lori mitchell fan too.. check back a few posts at my blog to see some of them on my kitchen shelfs.. and if you like lori mitchell, you would also love pumpkinseeds.. (check my bloglist for the site link.. you;ll love them too!)
glad youre enjoying the season.. and loved the vintage pics of your mom with her tree.
happy weekend before Christmas!

Amy said...

Love the little Christmas tree! It's exactly the kind of tree I love!

Creative Breathing said...

Thank you for sharing all of your whimsical decorations with us. The peppermint lights are super nestled in the snow! Sweet first Christmas tree. I love stopping by here and seeing good friends have as well! We are all such fans of yours! Elizabeth

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Your Mom is one blessed lady, and I do love the vintage photo with her first tree. Wow makes me want to go out and find my own little tree just like that. Everything looks great over at your house. Have had to catch up because of broken computer. Have a wonderful weekend! Jackie

ByTheSea said...

Such a pleasure to come here and spend time. :)