Thursday, December 1, 2011

In December it is good to remember

......what goes up must come down!  


I am in the "throws" of my holiday house fluffing.  Each year it is less and less.  I haven't bought one gift yet, bought my cards a month ago but they are not written, and ran out of vanilla extract and cinnamon, not to mention flour, sugar and butter for holiday baking. 


I am working on my hutch as soon as I hit the "publish" button, and hope to post photos soon.  In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy this 360 view courtesy of The Daily of the tree lighting in Rockefeller Center.  


 http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/12/01/120111-news-rock-center-360/



That's the spirit!  Happy December!!




xo

31 comments:

  1. Barbara, don't feel alone. I am so slow this year in getting ready for Christmas. It's so not like for me.

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  2. Hi Barbara! Oh, don't remind me! I know I'll have to take all my Christmasing down. But to my delight, it comes down quicker than it went up! ;)
    I'm never ready - just got my decorating done, but gotta be gifts now!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  3. I wish I wasn't feeling so Grinch like. I've helped my daughter get her Christmas on, but I've still got the Thanksgiving decorations up.
    Sigh...

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  4. I hear you about coming down. I am just doing the outside and a tree. I have the outside about done and will post Sunday. I do not do lights as, in 1845, they did not have them. Be sweet, Richard and Sissy Dog at My Old Historic House.

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  5. I am doing 'less" this year and it feels wonderful1 :D

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  6. One dayh at a time and we will all get there; I have cut down quite a bit.
    Rita

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  7. Can relate - taking deep breaths here and saying, you can do it!
    xo Cathy

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  8. I feel for ya.

    I was able to get my Christmas tree up and decorated.
    Then my husband decided to start on the kitchen renovation. I guess I won't be baking anytime soon.

    Dee

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  9. Dearest Barbara,
    Good Luck, my friend!!!
    Sure is a busy season for western people♬♬♬
    As you might guess; personaly I've never had a Christmas Tree in the house. Maybe, nowadays the people who have a big house will.
    Blessing to you, xoxo Miyako*

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  10. Thank you for stopping by the virtual craft show! I love your blog and look forward to seeing more. I hope you take the time to check out my designs at designs by susan
    http://designsbysusan-dbs.blogspot.com/ and www.facebook.com/designsbysusan. Hope to see you!

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  11. I'm trying to think a bit simpler every year. Of course, I only put up one tree, and in my family that's practically a spartan Christmas.

    Now to look at the tree lighting!

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  12. OK, that link was really cool!

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  13. Your still ahead of me!Looking at the tree in Rockefeller Center makes me long for a New York Christmas. Can't wait to see what you do with your hutch.

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  14. I still have my Thanksgiving stuff up. Need to take those down and put up the Christmas. Still recovering from having my kids and grandkids visit for Thanksgiving. It was a busy and hectic week indeed. But so much fun!

    ~Linnea

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  15. I think it must be a sign of the years advancing because I too think of nothing but how much of a lousy job it is to take down the decorations all the while I put them up. Am I turning into the Grinch? I do however have plenty of baking ingredients on hand for the impulsive baking project - I never know when it will hit!
    Hugs,
    Lisa
    ps I am with you on the cards not even started...

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  16. Tomorrow is my big day...Todd's on shift today so I'm going to spend this day in the quilting room! :)

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  17. We had a wedding the week before Thanksgiving here on the Ponderosa and now my Christmas is runnin' a tad late too!!!

    Godb less ya and have a marvelous weekend sweetie!!! :o)

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  18. Look amazing Barbara and I love too Doris Day song:) How many movies I saw of her and we loved her:)

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  19. Happy December, Barbara!

    My Christmas decorating will be minimal this year, too, but that will give me time to concentrate on what the season is really all about :)

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  20. I have been blessed to see the Rockefeller Center tree. Do they still have the little trees down the walkways?
    Thank you for sharing.
    I am not doing a lot of decorating this year as we will be in Tn and Il. for the holidays.
    Hugs to my friend, Ginger

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  21. Chill.........Christmas is in your heart, not your decor. Honest.

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  22. We are still doing quite a bit although not nearly as much as years past. Just about finished with the lake place. Plan to publish something sometime this week. It has been fun decorating here at the lake.

    Thanks so much for the link!

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  23. I, too, cut waaay back on decorating the house this year. I get sick of it all before Christmas is over if I get too much stuff going on. By the time I put up 18 Christmas stockings and a tree, I am DONE ! :)

    Gotta go to the store today to buy more sugar, spices and COFFEE..:)
    XOXO bj

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  24. Hi Barbara,
    Did you really have to remind me that it all has to come down? I haven't gotten it all up yet! I don't know why it is taking me so long this year. Must be stopping too much to take those photographs!

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  25. I do less and less too. From 7 trees down to one lg and a few small ones.
    And you are so right, putting it all away in Jan., oy!

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  26. I've done less this year too... but more than I expected. Once I started it was hard to stop...ha! Can't wait to see your pretty pictures!

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  27. hi barbara! i ordered the hidden rose apples from oregon. it is the only place they grow them. i can't remember the name of the company but maybe you could google them and find them!

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  28. Barbara, I had to laugh when I read your first line!! Such wise words!!! I'm hoping to work on my Christmas cards tonight!!!

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  29. Oh my..... let's see..... I am done with my shopping. Baking is an on going thing. I bake cookies as they get eaten..... My decorations are as up as they are going to be & so it goes ! ! Bring on the Holidays!!
    Marilyn

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  30. Just beautiful! Good luck with the preps!!

    Blessings, Debbie

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