December 13, 2016


These are just a few little Christmas items I love
and thought you may love them too.
This little plate is from Target!
Too, too cute for perhaps "Cookies for Santa!"

Are you a "napkin" fanatic like I am?
I find most of my paper napkins on Amazon!
Loved these!

Napkins from Amazon.
Appetizer plates from Target.

I thought these would marry very well
with our wedding formal Lenox china
which I am using for Christmas dinner this year.

My favorite place for 
Christmas tins is The Container Store!

These will be filled with holiday candy
homemade cookies for Christmas Eve.

I ordered this beautiful everyday china
for Christmas on the Farmhouse table, 
from Amazon.
I am going to let one of the couples take this home
with them after the holiday!

It is a place setting for four, which is perfect
for informal meals.
The scene is old-fashioned winter...
much like Currier and Ives.
The pattern is Gibson Home Christmas Toile.

These two happy, yet melting snowmen
are from the Valarie Par Hill collection!

How about adding some champagne sparkle
to old candles!

We had two good days!
Her last seizure was a 5:30 AM Sunday morning.
She had her first dose of Di Tan Tang,
a Chinese herbal supplement Sunday night.
Each hour that passes with no seizure is a positive sign.
I spoke to her Vet. Monday AM
and we are being referred to a
Animal Neurologist in Lewisville.
Right now....we are golden....
at peace in the warmth of the sun.

I cannot begin to thank you all
for the prayers and knowledge and encouragement
you have shared with us regarding our Mae girl.
We are indeed blessed and grateful for each of you!
Merry, Merry Christmas


  1. I love that plate from Target! I've been smiling a lot seeing all these vintage type cars and trucks this year. Love those melting snowmen- how cute! I like those dishes you ordered- how lucky will someone be that gets to take them home! Sorry about your sweet kitty having seizures. We went through that with a cat once and it was heartbreaking. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

  2. Merry Christmas Liz! I must hop over and comment as I have been loving your holiday posts! I so appeciate your comments about Mae. I would love to hear your experience with your cat and any advice you can offer. Thank you for stopping by today!

  3. Praying God's Blessings for you and yours and sweet Mae Mobley

    1. Hi Blance! So lovely to have you visit and leave a blessed comment on our Mae. This means a great deal to me. This shows what a warm and caring person you are. Wishing you the best of the Christmas season, God Bless!

  4. You have so many pretty things. I love having pretty paper napkins wo put with a cup of coffee and a treat. A bit of Christmas cheer for an everyday moment. Someone is going to be so happy to receive those dishes.:) I am glad Mae is doing better...praying this new treatment works wonders. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

    1. Good Morning Susie! Thank YOU ever so much. I feel the good LORD is hearing our prayers for her. I cannot tell you how appreciative we are for such dear friends as you. Hugs for a beautiful day ahead. Cannot wait to see more of your shopping trips!

  5. We love the melting snowmen! So happy to hear Mae Mobley is doing better. Sometimes medications take a while to be effective.

    1. Thank you Terri. I know all these thoughts and get well wishes are helping her! Hope you are enjoying a lovely season!

  6. Betsy, I'm so happy to hear that Mae is doing better! I know that's your best Christmas gift.
    I love your sweet napkins. And those Christmas dishes are so sweet and nostalgic. How nice to gift them on Christmas Eve. Have a lovely evening, dear one. ♥

    1. Hi Martha Ellen! I am so thankful the last two days have been smoother. Day by day...thank you! Have a lovely, lovely evening!

  7. oh my. so much to treasure in this post!
    the good news first of little mae feeling better.
    I just can't quit grinning.
    step by step.

    and OH! how I relate to the melting cheerful snow people!
    my energy melts so easily these days. I want to remember their attitude when it does!
    and the beautiful tartan in the house... that always says Christmas to me.
    and the lovely gibson dishes.
    it's all so good here. xo♥

    1. Aren't you the sweetest Tammy! Thank you, as always, for stopping by today! I greatly appreciate such lovely comments! Mae thank you too..so much!

  8. What wonderful news about your little miss. May these days just keep adding right up until you forget there was ever a concern. Love the sweet dishes set that is going home with one blessed couple. I always enjoy seeing your treasures and Christmas decor. You have the decorator's knack.

    1. sweet Vee...thank you! I love having you visit. You must have days filled with snow and cold about now. Winter! I just know your Christmas day is going to be a joyous one!

  9. I love absolutely everything you featured in this post! Those place settings are such a nice gift to take home. I am very happy to hear about better days for Miss Mae. Where did you find out about the herbal treatment? -Jenn

    1. Hi Jenn. Our Vet. consulted with the Neurologist about her seizures, and they added this Chinese herb. All I can say is that she has not had a seizure since her first dose. Her appt is Dec. 28, so we still have no idea of the cause. Wishing you a lovely day!

  10. ...sigh....your posts always make my heart warm with a fuzzy glow! I haven't been able to do hardly any "fun" decorating this year so coming to see your goodies and vignettes make me feel very good. I LOVE the dishes you got from amazon. Oh My....I must have some. And I wanna know how the bad the fight will be between those kids to see who goes home with them!!!!! hahahahaha....what fun that will be!
    And I wish you could see my napkin drawer......no lie. I could supply all my friends with cocktail napkins. But nah.....I keep them all for myself. Pitiful!!

    1. You make my laugh Janey. I know this still must be a trying time for you and it's a struggle to find some joy in the season. But....we must try to be in the present and enjoy each minute of good times. God bless you and those you love.

  11. Oh.....and YAY for sweet Mae!!! WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!

  12. Great news about Miss Mae!

    I love all your wonderful napkins, and dishes! I could have a napkin and dish addiction! How sweet to pass along such a great set of dishes!

    It looks very cheery and bright at Estelle's!


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