Dec 15, 2009


Yesterday, my dear friend, Sares at, gave me the "Your are the Sweetest Award" It just made my day. You can see it on the side bar. I was so under the weather, when I got it. The award put an instant smile on my face. I know that some of you ladies have a no awards blog. I just love them. They can come at the perfect time. A time when you need a friend or are feel alone. They can come from someone you would not expect, and you are given an instant smile! Someone is thinking about you! It made my day, thank you, Sares. Sares is so great, she even put it on my blog for me. If you do not know her, please visit, you could not ask for a more caring friend. She is the best!

I took some more pictures of my Christmas Tree collection. A picture of my son, Kyle, playing with his mother. Plus a few things I found at the Thrift Store today. Another piece of Belleek, to add to my collection. Good news that horrible test has been rescheduled until Feb. 5, 2010. They want me well rested and not stressed before I take it. So YEAH! Here's to not being stressed!

I going to get my Christmas table ready this week. That is my current goal, along with finishing my gift wrapping, and of course the Christmas cards! So, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. How is is going with you? What do you have left to do? Tell me everything! Blessings dear friends, Martha


Arts and Herbs said...

Those Christmas tree pins are too beautiful for words, I've never seen anything like it, thank you so much for sharing.

Bettyann said...

Love the Christmas pins..I remember my Mom and Grannie wearing them on their scarves at christmas time..glad the tests won't be happening till's to stress-free..take lovely the are the sweetest..

Unknown said...

Ahhh, Martha, Sares is the best! Congrats on your award.

Love your beautiful & inviting decor. My DHs Mother those little pins all the time.

Hugs, TTFN ~Marydon

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha! your tree pins are so beautiful...I love the way you set them in a shoe or in a pretty bowl with other things, they aren't just to wear, you actually decorate with them...Now that's a great idea! I still need to make cookies and finish laundry, but I have a cold that seems to be getting progressivly worse and it's making me really tired...I just hope all is fine by Christmas day atleast. I'm glad that they rescheduled your test, that way you can enjoy the holidays without worry. Congrats on the award, Sares is such a beautiful person with such a heart of gold!!! Have a great day Martha! Hugs, Jennifer

Jenny said...

Hi Martha, glad to hear your test is rescheduled. Have you seen when you frame a piece of black velvet and then pin all the pins on it in the shape of a Christmas tree or a wreath? That looks really pretty, too.

Susan said...

Hi Martha....The pins are lovely, especially the one with the little red poinsettias. Thanks for sharing. Things are a little hectic around here, but fun, too. This is a WONDERFUL season. Take care, Martha. Sincerely, Susan from

Terri said...

Martha, I love your post, again. I am glad you are feeling a little better and enjoying your family. Your blog is looking very festive!
I love the singing lady. And the shoe you have a pin in, the one that looks like it is made from silk? Green leaves....It look fab from what I can see of it. What is it?
I am glad your tests are delayed. Enjoy your holiday in peace!
My heart is full of love for my children and grandchildren! And for my wonderful husband as well. I am so thankful for all of them in my life!
I love to collect old rhinestone jewelry. Silver and glass. Thats what I love. I also collect old lace, soft, lovely old lace!
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs to you!
Terri Oh, I am drinking a tea cup full of Chamomile tea with honey right now...

Tara said...

Hi Martha! I just sent you an email asking about your test. I can imagine you are stressed and when they tell you not to it makes it worse. A real catch 22 if there ever was one. Your tree pins are all so pretty, you could decorate a small Christmas tree with them! Your thrift shop finds are beautiful and your son looks like he's having a good time teasing you! Thank you for the sweet words once again. I just realized I forgot to put the award in a post for you, sorry. Now do as the Doctor says and rest up and take care of yourself!

Draffin Bears said...

Congratulations dear Martha, on your Award!

I love all your Christmas trees, you have a lot.

I hope you take it easy and get some rest.


Anonymous said...

Hi Martha, Thank you sooooo much, I'll keep my eye's open for the postal lady...I'm so excited and can't wait to decorate with it for the holidays. That was so sweet of you and I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart....Have a beautiful day! Hugs, Jennifer

The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Martha

Your Christmas tree pins are wonderful! I love how they sparkle. I've been hinting to Santa that I would like one in my Christmas Stocking - fingers crossed.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!

Bunnym said...

Love the pin in the the hug))))


Anonymous said...

Beautiful Christmas pins, Martha. I especially love the poinsettia one~

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