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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bits of Christmas 2014


Hello friends! We are just back from Amelia Island and, between unpacking and loading the washing machine, I thought I'd share a bit of Christmas. 

You might recognize Allegiance in the pic above. Allegiance is one of my dolls that I decided to keep and she has now become my "alter ego". She recently found a new friend...Fiona Fox...an early, well loved Steiff fox. Allegiance took a liking to Fiona immediately. 


Allegiance is wearing a very early red calico dress. She thinks red is her color. I agree.



A couple of my red and green samplers.


Can you see the shoes? They are a wonderful green color and sport milk glass buttons.




I found this sweet, white Santa this past summer.


He has such a kind expression.


A collection of Norma Schneeman's ornaments nestled in baskets in a very large wooden bowl


...a sweet man in the moon




An antique Santa ornament sits atop early holly gift boxes.


Lots of red and green popping up at Mugwump Woolies!


I hope to be back with more bits of Christmas later this week. 

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Hope you are all are staying well and enjoying the spirit of the season.


While in Amelia Island last week, we got into the spirit during our first Christmas party of the year...a festive and fun occasion with our Florida Bar Board of Governors family. Annie spent some time with all of her favorite people at the party. 

The week before we left we made personalized mugs for her many friends.  We bought white mugs, Annie decorated them with smiley faces and dots in gold, then we baked the mugs so that the oil based paint stays on after washing.

Annie bought a Santa hat for her special friend Mr. Gene...the gentleman who gave Annie the President's Award this past summer. The hat reads, "I 'VE BEEN GOOD THIS YEAR". The perfect sentiment for this special friend. He's the best in Annie's book!


You can see Annie's mug in this pic...Mom forgot to take pics of the nine mugs all together.


Annie also spent some time with Mr. Gene's lovely wife, Sheila. They had tea in the lobby at the Ritz and read Annie's favorite Christmas books together. Mom enjoyed a couple hours of down time. (Thank you, my dear friend!)

It is so nice to have friends that enjoy spending time with our girl, and go out of their way to show her how much she is loved. 

Have a wonderful week!

Enjoy the day,
Robyn


*antique red dress from Kathy Barrick
*antique Steiff fox from Early Country Antiques








13 comments:

  1. The red and green of your special treasures compliment your home perfectly! I am always so intrigued by and enamored of your beautiful collections.

    What sweet gifts for Annie's special friends! The smiles say it all!!

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  2. Afternoon Robyn, your home looks beautiful with all your treasures. Those wee shoes are so cute, wonderful displays you put together. Such sweet pictures of Annie, made me smile seeing her cute face light up.... Blessings Francine.

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  3. Everything is simply wonderful Robyn!!
    You know I love red, and all the added touches of red and green really set things off beautifully!!
    So happy to see sweet Annie enjoying special friends!! Love the mug and Santa hat too!
    Warm Hugs~
    Julie

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  4. Robyn, your home reflect your good taste in decor. It must be very satisfying to see how it all comes together. Everything looks like it has a special place in your home and heart.

    I love that wink in Annie's eye. It's a priceless moment for her having her picture taken with her special friend and his wife also.

    Wishing your all a warm and cosy holiday time together.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  5. Thank you for sharing your bits of Christmas. You should be an interior designer. Everything is just perfect.
    Sweet pics of Annie. She is lucky to have such special friends.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  6. I thought that fox looked familiar. So glad that it went such a lovely home :) glad that you all had a lovely trip. Your home is gorgeous as always!
    Blessings, Patti

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  7. Love all of your festive Christmas decorations. Thanks for sharing....your blog is beautiful! Hugs!

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  8. Annie is smiling her sweet smile it must be all good at your house. Your sweet doll is so cute.

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  9. What true Christmas love!
    I love Christmas books too.
    What is Annie's favorite?
    I love her dear gifts.
    What sweet treasures.
    Woolie Hugs

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  10. Your house is so beautifully decorated for Christmas! I'm in love with that sampler on the wall with the greenery on top. Looks like a lovely time in Amelia Island with friends too!

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  11. Robyn, all of your touches of red and green are so beautiful! I love miss Allegiance in her red dress and holding her fox. Your antique red and green samplers are so awesome and your Schneeman goodies are wonderful too. And it's always fun to see pics of Annie and her favorite friends. I'm glad you had a good trip. Hugs, Lori

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  12. Robyn, your decorating looks so beautiful! I love your antique samplers and Allegiance in her red dress. Seeing those sweet little boots makes me think of Carol.
    Annie is precious!
    xo

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  13. Such wonderful photos!
    I love your special friend in the red dress!
    Your darling Annie girl, the precious life of the party, and a good friend to all, no wonder you are so proud of her, and she is very well loved!
    Love that sweet fox, and the Santa, he does look gentle.
    Hope all you holiday days are just as blessed!
    Merry Christmas to all!

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