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Thursday, December 1, 2011

❅December First❄

How exciting it is that the Holiday season has arrived. I just started to decorate and get in the lovely festive spirit. It all happened when I put out my new Advent calendar and was able to open up the 1st little window. Each year I buy chocolate Advent calendars for the kids and now I just buy them for my granddaughters. They have come to love this tradition and Nannie loves to buy them this treat! When I buy an Advent calendar for myself, I sometimes buy a cute one, sometimes a german style, but this year I was drawn to a religious Advent calendar. Take a look, it is jut so beautiful and the true spirit of this blessed time.

 Window "1"   (top left)   The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.   Isaiah 9:1

Yes, my candles are up and glowing in each window of my house.

Here are a few more Christmas Decorations that are up, but so much more to come. I do tend to put candles in the windows and wreaths on the doors, so from the outside I look festive. (and on top of things)

Inside Wreath, just because I love the smell so much.....it's intoxicating!

Christmas Welcome with "glints"

Christmas Star with "glints"

Side entrance looking so Welcoming......you are all invited to stop in for tea or bubbles!

Snowshoes adorn the house, but we have other snowshoes for winter walks with Jack.

Our weather here in Vermont has really been very mild, other then our snowfall at Halloween and our 8" snow fall two weeks ago. All the snow is gone! I do hope we get some snow for Christmas, it is so lovely to have family, fireplace roaring, food, drink and love just to set the day's festivities.

I want to share with you my lovely purchase from "Our One an only Mia", yes you can visit her here miashandmade.blogspot.com

Look at my festive coasters and surprise birdie. Oh, how I love them! Thank you Mia!

Owl and candle awaiting Santa.

Birdie in the tree, trying to blend in, awaiting Santa.

Surprise birdie waiting to be put on our Christmas tree.

Well, I need to getting going, thanks so much for visiting and I will be back soon. I wish everyone of my old and new followers a blessed holiday season. I hope we can all spread our love to others during this season. Some are not as fortunate as some of us and it always feels wonderful to bring a smile and hope to others. I hope I can do that for someone each day of this season.

many thanks, xoRobin❤


  1. You're definitely getting in the festive mood Robin.
    Your Advent calendar is beautiful and all your decorations are so pretty.
    I love Mia's clever makes! :)
    Enjoy the Season,
    Vivienne x

  2. I love that you have your own Advent calendar!!! Your house is looking so cozy and lovely!! Enjoy all that the holiday season has to offer!

  3. I too buy advent calendar's for my grands! Brings back such fun memories from when I was little. They get so excited too! Love your coasters!!!

  4. Robin, your house is looking lovely. I hear yo with the so much more to do. I think I need to take a deep breath and remember to be thankful for the season instead of getting caught in all the hub-bub. I would love to walk in your side door for some tea, sounds lovely.
    Hugs to you,

  5. Dear Robin.. that's how I decorate.. slow but sure until it's all done. We have the tree up and I'm slowly putting the ornaments on between everything else. I wish I was close enough to drop over for a visit.

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Dear Robin,

    I am so happy little birdies made it safely all the way to you! And oh how festive your house looks, that is wonderful! We're celebrating our Independence Day here on 6th, and that's when I start putting the decoration up...I can't wait!

    Have a wonderful December, dear friend!

    Warm greetings from Finland!


  7. Hi Robin, your advent calendar is beautiful, the candles in the windows and the wreaths give your home a lovely cosy glow.........I may just pop in for bubbles and that roaring fire........well, in my imagination anyway.

    Enjoy this magical season,
    lily x

  8. Another beautiful post Robin. Advent has always been a favourite time for me. Your house is looking so welcoming.
    God bless you and yours.

  9. Your house looks so warm and welcoming, Robin. I love to put lights and candles in the windows too. Your advent calendar is lovely, and Mia's sweet cosy makes fit in so well! Have a happy weekend and enjoy the festive feelings.
    Helen x

  10. I'll be there tomorrow for tea :D
    Love all your festive decorations, makes the house look so christmassy & inviting & warm & lovely!!!
    Karen Xx

  11. I nearly missed your post Robin. This is lovely. How amazing we both feature our advent calendars...great minds ;0)
    I love that window and your house looks so festive, I would love to drop by for tea....there is just a rather large ocean in the way!Have a cosy weekend, take care,
    Jane x