Outside my kitchen window is a beautiful maple tree which is the last to turn and lose its leaves. Sometimes the leaves are still on to greet the first snowfall. When they turn this luscious bright red I know it is time to put up the birdfeeders.
Woodpeckers, finches, chickadees,
cardinals and bluejays visit daily.
Once the leaves fall I can see the sunrise through the trees from my back deck.
The sunrise is reflected
in the windows of my dining room.
And inside the dining room …
another sign of the season is in bloom.
My beautiful Christmas cactus blooms right before Christmas and Easter every year!
Before my own decorations go up, I take a little trip to
the nearby Historical Christmas Barn.
Ornaments galore in any theme!
Gingerbread houses good enough to eat!!
And speaking of eating, how about a slice of Christmas pizza …
and some yummy dessert?
Have you ever heard reindeer like these
prancing on your roof?
Glittery or vintage …
… you will find it here.
Isn’t she beautiful?
I can spend hours here,
new ideas whirling in my head!
I don’t think I have ever looked for
any type of ornament that I didn’t find.
When my mom was recovering from a stroke this fall, we spent quite a bit of time at the Christmas Barn, helping her retrieve her words!
And it worked!!
Was that part of the Magic of Christmas?
This charming snowfellow lives with me now 🙂
And so does this pretty pig
~~ (she’s happy even without her mud!) ~~
And to celebrate this joyous season
and all my new blogging friendships,
I am giving away these two ornaments.
A snowy starman …
and a beautiful country church with glowing windows.
If you would like a chance to add one of these to your own magical Christmas celebration,
leave a comment on any of my posts this week.
If you are a follower or become one
leave another comment telling me so.
I will announce the two winners next Sunday on my Seasonal Sunday post!
The ornaments will fly to the two winners by Christmas Express
and arrive just in time to join the others on the tree.
‘Tis the season to be jolly!
Be sure to leave a jolly comment below
and you might win an ornament!