Rolling the Dice and Clinking the Ice

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

On the day AFTER Christmas, my true love gave to me....

Hello dear readers and I hope that all our Christian readers had a wonderful Christmas day yesterday. We enjoyed time with family and friends, and actually, my family is not quite done with our get-togethers!  And that's A-OK with me, as I like to spread out the festivities and good cheer. 

For today's post, at the risk of being redundant, I want to share a few more images of Christmas around our home and a few other places this season.  Christmas cards, cookies, and the Pink Pig, oh my!!  Please indulge me, as I figure that this is my last chance til about 11 months from now to get in the Christmas spirit!

Without further adieu....

The below cake was actually my birthday cake, which was celebrated earlier in December.  Thanks to the hubby and my stepmom for this great cake!  Don't you love the tall candles??


Old-fashioned peppermint ribbon candy from a wonderful place in Indiana that I scored while visiting one of my best pals Rosemary... it's a restaurant called Zaharakos in an old ice-cream shoppe and soda fountain that was established around 1900!  (I also got some rock candy there that we stuck in our champagne at our Christmas party - I shamelessly found that idea on Pinterest).

And we certainly enjoyed the Atlanta tradition of the Pink Pig this year.... well, my aunt Bobbie, my stepmom, and my mother-in-law did... our little one was less than enthused.  Maybe next year!

Love the curly tails!!

There's Priscilla rounding the bend!

I just love nativity scenes, big and tiny.... I put this one on my husband's bedside table this season.

That is an ORIGINAL "Elf on the shelf!"  Meaning, that is not a reproduction, that's a cute little ornament from the '50s that I scored at oh-so-happy place Scott's Antique Market last month!

A beautiful pendant banner made from pages from a vintage Rudolph book that I hung in my son's room this season.  I scored this on Etsy at a neat vintage and ephemera shop.

I made this wreath by wiring vintage wooden ornaments to a trusty faux-evergreen standby.  This is on the door to my son's room.


A bunch of greenery was all that little white urn needed.  Thank you DeKalb Farmer's Market!

The stockings in our downstairs guest bedroom are made from a vintage Hudson Bay hunting blanket and I scored these beauties on Etsy (from this seller)  as well.  Love that site!

I found some old sleds at neat Atlanta antique and curio spot Paris on Ponce and put some ice skate decorations from Plow and Hearth on top for added appeal.  Thanks to the husband for mounting them on our back terrace for me! 

And please LOOK at what a pretty job, if I do say so myself, that Callie of calliespondence did on our Christmas cards this year.  I just loved them!!

A gold edge was my favorite touch!

I put vintage Christmas seals alongside our real postage for an extra special touch.  I found those on Etsy from Dishy Vintage a few months ago.

Callie lined the mint green envelopes for me, with a print of old Christmas carols.  I purchased the Christmas carol paper from an Etsy seller, Curious Crow Digital, as well.

Last but not least, here are some goodie boxes I whipped up for a few friends that I wanted to thank at our little City Hall.  Boxes are from Hobby Lobby, and the labels are from tinyprints.

See you in the New Year, everyone!  Here's to a great 2013!



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