Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Joy To The World

Joy to world, the Lord is come
(Have you every stopped and thought this song through?)
Let earth receive her King.
(Is that not the prayer of all Christians?)
Let ev'ry heart prepare him room
( I have prayed this during this Christmas season that every heart could prepare room for Jesus)
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and nature sing.
(Would it not be a blessing for heaven and nature so celebrate this joyous day)
This past week was my monthly dinner date with the "girls". I made them all wreaths with some of my antique ornaments with the Lyrics of this song attached. We talked about how many times we sing it.. It was our "devotion for the night" so to speak... and speak to me it did. I love this song. About three weeks ago as I was spending my quiet time, this song came on the xm and I chose to make that my prayer for this Christmas season... so please join me in singing (and praying) the rest of this precious song.
Joy to the world, the saviour reigns
Let men their songs employ,
While fields and floods, rock, hills and plains,
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat repeat the sounding joy!
No more let sin and sorrow grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground.
He comes to make his blessings flow
Far as the curse is found
Far as the curse is found
Far as far as the curse is found.
He rules the world
with truth and grace,
And makes the nation prove
(People do you hear what this old Christmas carol is saying? )
The glories of his righteouness
And wonder of His love
And wonder of His love
And wonder and wonder of His Love!
Merry CHRISTmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Open House

Here is wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy tour of the Philben home. Hope you enjoy! Blessings , Roxanne

I just finished "wallpapering" some shelving in my living room with scrapbook paper and spray adhesive and decided not to put anything back onthe shelves until after Christmas. I found the turquoise reindeer on 40% sale so purchased 3 for $4.00. The three sleighs filled with ornaments are from the thrift store. Two were already silver and one I spray painted to match the others. The "P"s I bought from HL @ 40% off and the frame from a junk jaunt this fall... soo in total this new makeover cost around $18.00. It feels so good to accomplish a lot with a little.

This is in the walkway from the living room into my kitchen. The picture is one I fell in love with and purchased and decided to go with the blue and silver theme here.
I came home from spending some special time with my best friend (my mother) to find my DH had completely decorated outside for me. He did such a fabulous job I thought you needed to see his work as well.

This wreath I made with lots of hot glue, owie fingers, ornaments from the local thrift store, and another one of the frames from my junk jaunt.

Twigs from my yard spray painted silver and a little foo foo to go along with them:-)
I made this chandelier with a few teacups and an old candle holder. Looks cute with candles in the teacups. I made it to sell.... but here it is.
This poinsettia tree is a gift from my grandmother who is 86. I love love it and will cherish it forever.
Can you tell I love old ornaments? I put a string of lights in with them and wow they sparkle!! The candle holders are thrift store glass holders that I silver leafed and antiqued.

My brother made me these shelves from scrap lumber and they are so fun to decorate. The picture is from my soon to be sister in law. It was some upholstery fabric that she framed. I dearly love it paired with some old skates.

This is our bedroom again decorated with some of my finds.
Like my bucket of used tinsel?
I picked up these plates @ the thrift store and liked the unmatchy look of the three together

The cover over my bed is a tablecloth. Stole this idea from another clever blogger... can't remember which one though or I would give her the credit.
I love these huge snowflakes. Found them @ Walmart for $2.00 a piece. The christmas plates are gifts from my Mom, Mom in law and my husband from last Christmas. We have been eating on them since before Christmas to make sure and get a lot of use out of them.
I purchased these antique wreaths for a steal @ an antique store and each one of my dining chairs has a wreath on the back.

Yep, more ornaments in my punch bowl.

My Mom surprised me with a new tablecloth that is actually long enough for my enormous table. Thanks Mom....

I wanted to show case the true meaning for the season and so I painted this cake tray and waaa laaa.
This is an old bulletin board covered with fabric, feathers and joy.

And two of my precious babies displaying my daughters village in her room. She is my little decorator.

Thank you boomama for this opportunity to share with others my love of Christmas...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Holiday Garland Show and Tell

Ooo I'm late... hopefully not too. Here are my pics of my garland/mantle. Thanks for letting me share...Blessings