Saturday, December 21, 2013

JOY


JOY


is what I am feeling this Christmas.


DELIGHT in creating a welcoming home for my family.


HAPPINESS  because we are home for the holidays and I have time for creativity.


BLISS when I am finished setting a "Christmas" table each night.


ELATION that Lulu has recovered from her surgery.


GLEE that I have filled several tins with home baked Christmas goodies.


TRIUMPH because the house is decorated and I can relax and enjoy each day leading to Christmas.


EXHILARATION after walking Lulu to the park.


MERRY CHRISTMAS and may you have JOY each day. 

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Join me at these fun parties

It's Overflowing - All Things Christmas

Funky Junk Interiors - Party Junk

Too Much Time on My Hands - Get Schooled Saturday


Twigg Studios - Sunday Show Off Party

43 comments:

bobbie said...

Hugs ~~~

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Super cute pillows!

I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hugs and Kisses Carol. So happy LuLu is doing great and I am so excited for you that you will have a old fashion Home Christmas this year. Enjoy and Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.
Kris

Botanic Bleu said...

Love your Joy banner on the table, and love all the ways you expressed joy. How wonderful for you to be home this Christmas.

Judith

Kathy said...

Oh Carol, Merry Christmas to you my friend!

cynthia lee designs said...

Great post! Love the Joy banner. So glad the Lulu is doing good.
Merry Christmas!!
Cindy

Acorn to Oak said...

Your house is so festive, warm, welcoming and joyful! I love it! I love the new photo angle of the dining room looking toward the door. Such a cute house you have! I must have missed a post about Lulu's surgery. I'm glad she's recovering well. I love the picture of the park. Looks like a wonderful place to go to. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! :-D

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Who could not smile after reading your Happy Post ! Merry Christmas to you and yours! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Carol, I could feel your joy with each word! And I am happy for you. Your house is adorable, absolutely adorable, and I have enjoyed this journey with you. SO glad you can relax and enjoy. SO glad you pup is better. SO glad you have had the opportunity to decorate so beautifully for your family and this time to create for you AND them AND us.

Love to you and a very Merry Christmas!

XO,

Sheila

podso said...

Your JOY banner is simply gorgeous! Your house looks like Christmas! Have a wonderful one!

Susie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. Wishing you a truly blessed Christmas. xoxo,Susie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Christmas crafts are the most fun to make! I love your pillows and the banner. Your house always looks so bright and cheery....just like you! Merry Christmas!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It is all cute and festive and I love those pillows.

Merry Christmas!

Diane said...

This post made me smile the entire time that I was reading it. I always love your photos, but I truly enjoyed reading your words on this one! Have a joyful and merry Christmas!!!!

ANNE said...

Merry Christmas Carol! I am thrilled that Lulu is better and that you are feeling joyful.

All my very best wishes for 2014 xoxoxo

Stacey said...

You too sweet friend. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Carol wishing you JOY! I love that word! Your home looks wonderful and I know you will enjoy being home for Christmas! Hugs to all of you!
Linda

Scribbler said...

I have really enjoyed all your colorful posts this year -- and especially these at Christmas. Have a Very Merry!

Patty Antle said...

It's just beautiful and I can sense the serenity you have this year having the time to really enjoy each minute!

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Dear Carol - I am so happy for you that you aren't stressing over the last minute Christmas "stuff" and are reveling in JOY. I can't say I am doing the same but I have so much to be thankful for. Your home looks so welcoming. Have a wonderful Christmas week with your family and blessings to you dear lady. Patti

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Now it's time to sit back and enJOY it all! Your home looks amazing.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Sarah said...

Beautiful post, Carol. Joy is one of my favorite words. Love the way you illustrated its meaning. '-)
Your pillows are adorable! Did you make these?
Merry ~ Merry!

must love junk said...

Love this post! It's great to take time and count our blessings! Merry Christmas :)

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely post. merry Christmas !

Cheryl Lawson said...

What a beautiful post...Merry Christmas!
Cheryl

Shabby Passion said...

I wanna come with you and Lulu to the park, I would love to learn to lay a Christmas table the way you do, I understand your joy and I'm happy for you!
You made me smile, love reading you, always.
ciao e Buon Natale
Lisa

Melanie said...

Glad you are experiencing joy this Christmas season - it shows in your beautiful home! Lulu had surgery? What did I miss?

Art @ Home said...

I love the little JOY bunting on your table. Too, too *cute* Carol!!! Merry Christmas, Sweet Friend!

My Garden Diaries said...

Merry Christmas to you dear friend! SO glad LuLu is doing good! And your Joy table is fantastic! All of your photos are so happy and joyous! What an amazing setting you have created in your home! Pure magic! Many blessings...Nicole

greenthumb said...

Wishing you a very happy Christmas .

Debby said...

I can feel the joy through your words. Have the best Christmas ever with your family and that sweet doggy. Your house looks so nice and cozy. Merry Christmas/

Renee said...

Great post.

We need more JOY in the world :) Glad LuLu is okay

Poppy said...

Carol, such pretty and festive touches everywhere, all of them bringing feelings of joy! Your pillows are sweet. The white shelving lined with dainty and delightful trinkets is, for me, solid charm! Now, sit down, and enjoy it all!

Poppy

a breath of fresh air said...

Hello Carol

Haven't blogged for a while so sorry to hear Lulu had surgery hope all is well now.
Love your photo's the most obvious is our weather, its dreich cloudy and snow covered mountains !
Which will mean a white Christmas :-)

Annie x

Sam I Am...... said...

Your house is delightful and I can tell it is filled with joy just by the happy decorating. I love everything you've done and your colors and happy accents are right up my alley. You've put a smile on my face and motivation in my heart! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and I'm so happy Lulu is better. Joy to you!

Sue said...

You spread JOY everyday on your blog so I am glad you are enjoying Christmas so much. The candles tied up in a simple jar just AWED me. Love to Lulu.

fiona anderson said...

The house looks gorgeous, I love the tea towel cushions and your little JOY banner, did you make it ?
Have a wonderful Christmas at home with your family and Lulu x

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Thank you so much for your visit and your sweet welcome to me in Blogging. I enjoyed this post and wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas.
Vera

Jeanna said...

Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful holiday posts Carol. Your home is decorated so nicely and festive...I'm so happy that you have accomplished so much and enjoyed it! Now you can relax and take it all in...

Merry Christmas my new friend!

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Judy

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Lovely post, I'm glad Lulu is back to her full self! Joy is one of my favourite word for the season! Have a joyful Christmas!

Tuula McPhee said...

A very Merry Christmas Carol! I'm so glad that Lulu is doing well. All the best to you and your family!

Carla said...

Awesome post. It brought me JOY
Hope you continue to find that Joy in 2014