Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas Pixies and Flocked Deer

I remember these cute little pixies in our decorations when I was a little girl.

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So I’ve collected them over the years.

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And this year, Hobby Lobby came out with some with the same sweet faces.

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You can find them all over my house this month!

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I’ve also loved the old fashioned deer and always make a little display of them in our entry.

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Christmas brings back good memories of my childhood.

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It’s fun to spend Christmas in Florida and we usually drive to the beach for the day. One year, I took a pixie with me!

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I like to make a few new traditions as the years go by. Nothing stays the same, does it? It’s nice to hang on to our good memories but always be open to making new ones!

I’m joining Mosaic Monday HERE .

51 comments:

Sandra said...

all your little Christmas trees stirred my memories of mothers Christmas decorating. she had as many or maybe more of those little trees. and she hung pixies from light fixtures and fake misteoe from lamp shades. her house was decorated to the inth degree

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I like the cute Pixies and the deer. Pretty decorations! The beach photo is cute and fun with the Pixie. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead.

It's me said...

Enjoy your week....wonderful love Ria x ❤️

laurie said...

I absolutely love your collections, every one of them!!!

Vee said...

True...nothing stays the same forever. I remember we had cute pixies, too.

Lea said...

Cute Pixies!
Have a wonderful week!

Happy@Home said...

I'll be enjoying the pixies over here from now on. As part of my downsizing, most of my collection has been sold on Ebay. Hard to believe, isn't it? I did, however, keep a few of my very favorites.

Sandy said...

Who knew your pixies would be so popular again with the ELF thing? I love the idea of adding new traditions. There have been several times in our lives when things change. You can either moan and groan about missing the old days or adjust and make new traditions. I am going with adjusting.

Snap said...

Thanks for sharing your holiday memories and your elf/pixies are too cute! Happy Monday!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Oh Diane! How sweet is this?! I'm lovin' it all. Thanks for the invite.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Oh Diane! How sweet is this?! I'm lovin' it all. Thanks for the invite.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your pixie collection is adorable. I have a few who lurk in my home at Christmas! It's a lovely time of the year and always good to make new memories and start new traditions. Merry Christmas Sis!

The Sketchy Reader said...

Lock up your valuables! Those pixies are full of mischief! But they are so darn cute!

Maggie said...

Diane, I love this post! So uplifting and funny, the little elf at the beach made me chuckle.
Sorry it's a flying visit from me this week but I still haven't shaken off this cold.
Happy MM.

Small City Scenes said...

Love your elves. I used to collect fairies but no more----I have enough but if I see one with the right face I may have to have it. I like the little edge sitters

MB

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love all your pretty Christmas decorations, Diane! I have one of these Pixies and my oldest granddaughter thinks he is the "Elf on the Shelf" that her classmates talk about, so she looks forward to coming to my house to see what antics the pixie is up to! That means I have to move him around and make him do funny things..lol Right now he is hanging on my Advent Calendar. Next, he might be playing the piano! It's fun!

Lorrie said...

Christmas brings all kinds of memories to the fore, doesn't it? It's the old things we treasure as mementos of childhood. As you've said, it's important, too, to make new traditions and embrace the now, as well. Love the elf on the beach photo!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

These old things are magical - they tug at our heart strings!

Lovely post Diane,
Ruby

Linda said...

You are so right! It’s good to keep the old traditions as long as we can while not going all to pieces if something happens to prevent that. And it’s good to have new ones! Tomorrow is my Cup of Christmas Tea Party and I love hosting all my sweet friends. Wish you could be here. Please email your address to me, I would love to send you a Christmas card. That’s a tradition I have picked up again this year!
Love LOVE love all your wee elves!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, oh how fun to collect the pixies. I love Christmas and thinking about all of the wonderful memories too. So nice to be able to go to the beach too.
It's so cold here and we had a few inches of snow on Saturday. It's starting to melt but seems perfect for Decmeber weather.
Hope you have a wonderful week.
Julie

Gillena Cox said...

A collection of cuties, thanks for sharing, happy Mosaic Monday


much love...

Terri D said...

So many sweet memories and sweet decorations!!

Lynn said...

Lovin' your cute Pixies! I'm always on the look-out for them at the thrift stores:@)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Ah--yes, I do remember Pixie's--and was just thinking the other day that I don't have any and need one or two or three!!!!
Love the little book I won--thanks again for the give away--
enjoy the moments, di

NanaDiana said...

Love that you took your pixie with you! I love the old traditions but also like making new ones. I went to Hobby Lobby but it was pretty picked over here already. I did snag two elves that someone had set down in a different dept and abandoned them. Their loss? My gain!

Have a great week- xo Diana

Inger said...

Your pixie is enjoying the beach, for sure!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Diane, your pixies are darling. I remember them well. Your's looks right at home at the beach! A pixie after my heart! ♥

Angie said...

Diane - those pixies look pretty sneaky. Who knows what they'll get up to before Christmas? I like the sailboat and sand dollar in the midst of your holiday decorations to remind us that Christmas is not always cold and snowy!

Linda said...

Cute! I too have a weakness for deer.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Fantastic decorations!
Your Pixie looks very happy by the beach as would I!!
Have a great week :)

Connie said...

I love your decorations . . . it keeps your childhood Christmas memories alive and well. I love that you have them hiding all over the house, too . . . that's so much fun:)
Merry Christmas!
Connie :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Your pixies are delightful. I haven't been to Hobby Lobby lately, and would love to see some new ones. Your deer display is precious also with all the trees. What a cute picture of your pixie at the beach. It looks like he may be a special one to you. ; )

love, ~Sheri

Debbie said...

i like traditions...we only have a few and each christmas is different now that my children are grown and gone. your decorations are pretty, of the vintage type!!

carol l mckenna said...

Oh love your cute little pixies ~ I have one of those ~ love the one on the beach ~ great photos ~

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

happyone said...

They are cute and I have one or two of them too. : )

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

I collect those little pixies too! I'm especially fond of the ones passed down from my Mom, that I grew up with.

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh what a lovely post, love the pixies.
Enjoy your week.

All the best Jan

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

We had those too. I'm sure they are all long gone which is sad since they're so retro and fun to have now. Last year we were at the beach on St. Simons on Christmas but sadly, not this year. We will be here. In the cold. And snow. Boo Hoo. No pixie would want to be here haha!

Maggie Ann said...

You make things such fun, you must be very fun to be around! Your Pixie's are sweet and I too remember the flocked animals. When I was a girl, I could never have imagined or believed the wealth of things available today....and lol, in my craft room alone!

Stacey said...

Diane, at this stage in life we have no choice but to change and make new memories. Right? Our kids have grown and are doing their own thing...our parents need help or have passed on. Every time we turn (my husband and I) things are different but we are always happy to be here and be together. Your little pixies are adorable!

Thanks for your sweet comment on the encouragement post. I want to tell you that you always inspire me!! You are kind at every turn. Your hikes, your nature observations, and your time with your husband are examples of the way we like to live. It makes me feel happy to see those things.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I want to be at the beach with you and that cute pixie

Hula La said...

Very cute...and we can use those warm southern hugs up here in the Northeast! When it came time to sell our parents home, I was able to "extract" some of my fave old glass ornaments from those early Christmas days, since my 4 siblings were not really interested. I treasure them to this day, and store them in a little "hand me down" box for my own children! Have a wonderful holiday season! Fa la la...and all that jazz! Aloha!

Cherdecor said...

Diane, I love all your festive pixies and your deer. I never thought of collecting deer. I wish I had because I think they are so graceful and sweet. I saw a YouTube video of them eating out of the hand of a farmer. I loved that!

It is so cold here today. I will not have to go outside till Friday to meet with my surgeon. Finally, I think it is going to happen in January.

BeachGypsy said...

Howdy there Diane, I love your pixies and how you've arranged them.....so so cute! I do remember those from our childhood, and I love the little old fashioned reindeer too, they are so cute! Im always on the lookout for them in the thrift stores. We often go to the beach on Christmas day as well!--and yes, I love my memories but we do have to be open to new things and making new traditions, which sounds like you've done exactly that, and I do as well.

Danice said...

I remember the little pixies. We used to play with then all during the holidays and use them as decorations :)

Jeanie said...

the pixies are awfully cute but I'm just swooning over the deer!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like your idea of combining tradition while at the same time being open to the new.

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

Those are just the cutest little elves! I missed them when I was at Hobby Lobby but then I wasn't feeling well so I just ran in and back out. Your little vignettes are the best!

Joy H said...

Oh my! I love the elf display, so adorable. My daughter does the elf on the shelf for my grand daughter. She loves it.
Have a great holiday!

Annesphamily said...

Hi! Oh I loved those littles too. I am not a huge fan of this elf on the shelf but as a child, I loved those magical pixies. SO cute and clever that you have them peeking around the house. I love it! HUGS

Deborah Montgomery said...

Hee, hee. So cute! I love your joie de vivre! Those little pixies sure are cute. xo