Friday, December 16, 2011

A little Christmas at home....and Stella

Stella came to stay at our house while we all go to Montana for Christmas.  My good friend Margie stays here with all the pets, Bailey, Jack, Lola and Stella!!
It makes our trip so much better because I don't have to worry about them and they don't have to be boarded.

Her Mommy is my oldest girl that lives in Jacksonville Florida.  I drove to Jacksonville to pick Stella up so I got to spend the night with my sweet girl.
Amanda is leaving tomorrow for Montana for 3 whole weeks!!
We leave next Saturday.
The whole family will there along with my Katie's boyfriend Charlie.
Charlie is great, he does the polar plunge with my husband on New Years Day.
It's crazy


OK, a little bit of Christmas.
I found these at the Thrift Store this week!!
They still had the $39.00 price tag on them from Potterybarn!!
I paid $1.91 for the small one and $2.93 for the big one!
I was smiling when I walked out the door that day..


And now a few of my vintage ornaments.


I love this lamp, my husband doesn't get it at all.
Do you?

The shade I got at Farm Chic's this past June.  It had quite the journey getting to Florida.
My good friend drives her RV to Montana for the summer, so she brought it back for me in September with a stop in South Dakota for her son's wedding, who didn't get it either.


I have had this lamp for a while, I found it at the Thrift also.
$6.96!

This perfect lantern I bought at Art Angels where my booth Chic and Shabby is.
I added the jar and candle that fits perfect.

Perfect rust!!

I didn't have to do much to this bench from the Thrift Store.
$4.94!!
Bailey is trying so hard to be friends with Stella, she has never been around dogs so Bailey will have to be extra gentle.

She is a sweet girl, but misses her Momma!

Lola is actually trying to be nice but Stella is so scared it might take a while before they become friends.

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16 comments:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Yes, I get the lamp shade! The cats are sooo cute and the puppy to! You have a fun Christmas with your whole family, that sounds like fun!

carol

Di said...

Take care and enjoy your trip. I so get the lamp!! Be safe, Merry Christmas, Di

Connie (aka LOU) said...

Karen Sue -
Oh my goodness, what a great thrift store you have. Great finds and great prices. Sure wish my mom would have kept her ornaments. They would definitely be vintage by now. You have a great collection. Your four legged family sure are lucky to have you. I worry about them too when I'm away.
Connie LOU

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Beautiful decor...love all your vintage ornaments!

Blessings,
Linda

Anita said...

I love that pic of Lola! If you are coming in a week... I guess I had better get out and do the snow dance! I'm still decorating for Christmas...by the time I get it finished it will be time to pack it up. I am seriously considering doing the Farm Chics show...at least applying

Sylvia said...

I wish I could find potter barn finds in our thrift stores! I totally get the lamp,it looks cute with the ornaments.

Have a Merry Christmas...
Sylvia

concretenprimroses said...

I love the vintage and vintage style ornaments. Nice collection!
I have a lampshade like that waiting for a lamp, lol.
Kathy

The Boston Lady said...

Stella, our Bumby sympathizes with you very much...

Love that lampshade, cuz I get it! Ann

Linda said...

This is such a cute post...I love Bailey and Stella! Wow you had some great finds this week...the bench and stars~ wonderful~ and you know I love the vintage ornaments! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas in Montana! (Sounds like a made for Lifetime TV movie lol)

~~Carol~~ said...

I adore your ornament lamp shade! Merry Christmas!

Becca said...

Oh so sweet! I love your babies! Bailey looks so sweet and patient. I have a new kitty, Lucy that loves to climb our Christmas tree! Pets are the greatest aren't they? I love all of your vintage Christmas finds! I look forward to decorating more next year in my new home in Seattle.

cityfarmer said...

I do think our hearts beat at the same time!!


thanks for linking!
chat soon
merry christmas

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Of course we get the lamp shade! You have some major thrifting skills girl! Have a wonderful Cristmas with your family! :)

Diann said...

Love thse thrifted stars! And all your holiday decorations are wonderful! Have a fun and safe trip! Thank you so much for joining TTF and I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Ellie said...

I "get it" with your ornaments on the old lampshade frame. Old frames have soooooo many unique possibilities. I adore them. Merry Christmas.

Ellie said...

I "get it" with your ornaments on the old lampshade frame. Old frames have soooooo many unique possibilities. I adore them. Merry Christmas.