Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Little Bit of This and That

Christmas is over. I'm ready to take the tree down. I just haven't made time to do it yet. It usually comes down Christmas night or the day after. This year it will probably be New Year's Day. I keep the mantel decorated until the end of February or March 1st when all the snowmen go back into hibernation. It's a bittersweet day. A lot of work, but so worth it when I get them back out on November 1st. It's like Christmas early because I always forget a lot of what I have.

On Christmas Day we had the hubby's family over. Of course, I meant to get family pictures of each little family, but didn't get it done. Partly because my camera did not want to cooperate or maybe I just was not tolerant. Tonight I realized the batteries were going dead so maybe that was part of it. Here is one of Grandma Katie and Emilee. Emilee is posing with her gift to Grandma. Who could resist that face? Emilee was quite proud and so very happy.

This one turned out a little better. I only wish the others I had taken turned out better and I truly wish I had one of everyone together. Maybe Easter.

The hubby being supervised by Annie P. She didn't much like the "sniff" of our new table. We picked it up a few weeks before Christmas. We agreed to pick it up and put it together ourselves. Big mistake. There were several flaws. The store kindly agreed to order us a new one and let us keep this one during the holidays. Oh, a chair had a flaw too. I refused to take it home so they ordered another one of those too.

I wanted something to go with the buffet that was given to the hubby by his mom, Katie. There is a table to match with a butterfly leaf. It needs a whole lot of work, so for now, we opted to get a different table. I touched up the buffet with scratch cover oil. It looked pretty good when I was finished. I found the doily for $2.50 at a local antique store.

Another pic of our table. It also butterflies out to a perfect square seating up to 8 people. We got the new table today. It's below:

Remember, I am not a photographer. I only dream of it. My camera took two pictures before pooping out on me. I took off a bit to meet the delivery guys. It was delivered with an arm chair. I did not order an arm chair. The table also had a couple of flaws. I returned to work to tell the hubby about the chair and the table. He was ready to call the company and tell them to come and get that table and well, you know. We both had several choice words to describe the whole ordeal. Then we came home and he got to see the chair I didn't order. He loved it. Then he told me the flaws on the table were not noticeable. Remember he said that. He doesn't cook OR clean. He also knew this primitive table was right up my alley. Or something like that. After a few weeks of dealing with the store and getting not-quite-what-we-paid-for as well as a little sarcastic lip from the saleslady/manager we decided to keep the set and take the discount. I'm just relieved it's over. Trust me. I had a whole stanza memorized of what I was going to tell the lady to do with the table leg!! I tried it out on a co-worker before meeting the delivery people. He wanted to come with me when the table was delivered.

Tomorrow night I'm fixing supper for us for New Year's Eve. Even though we don't go out anymore I always look forward to this night. I rarely make it up to midnight, but I try. Mom gave us a new Margaritaville-type-frozen-slushy-drink-kinda-maker for Christmas. We'll try it out!

So, if our new Margaritaville-type-frozen-slushy-drink-kinda-maker really works. You won't be hearing from me until AFTER New Year's. So, everyone take care, be safe and have a wonderful ending to 2008!!!


justabeachkat said...

Happy New Year! I wish for you a blessed 2009.


Gayla said...

Happy New Year! I think the new table looks wonderful... Hope you enjoy your frozen slushyville thing... Hooo Hooo!!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Beautiful table and chairs and I also love your centerpieces. Have fun with the slushyville thing!

Becky K. said...

Happy New Year!

The table and the buffet are both great! Love the colors in the wood.


Cindy said...

Hi Lisa, Just wanted to return your visit. Although I usually visit you through my reader and therefore don't usually comment.:( Bad I know. But I love your pictures. Your holiday home looks so pretty. I haven't taken my decorations down yet either. I really want to get them down, but hate to do it alone. It is such a big job.
Hope you have a wonderful safe new years eve.

Terri and Bob said...

Can I come over and try the Margarita frozen slushy style drink thing with you?

I wanna be there next time you get a bum table (twice).

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy New Year, Lisa! All the best in 2009!

tidymom said...

Oh you got some wonderful pieces!!

Happy New Year!!

and thanks for the visit and the support of my sparkly addiction!


Kim said...

I love that you still have decorations up. Your snowmen keep your house looking festive. I used to have a snowman collection but it seems I got rid of them all when I changed my Christmas decor. I'm kind of enjoying the non cluttered house at the moment though. I have so much Christmas that the house gets very full.