Friday, December 23, 2011

A Camo Christmas?

AAaahhh...afternoons in the lanai!


Relaxing and enjoying 80 degree temps!


So who do we have enjoying all of this Florida sunshine..

blending into the decor in ‘lanai camo’?


The big ole Elf that Brenda from the Rusty Thimble sent me!

I won her November giveaway and oh how I love him!

(and YES, Vicky, I kiss him every day! heehee!)


I also got the hand made ornies as part of my

PAFA Winter Wonderland win.


She included a beautiful snowman soap, too!


Thank you SO very much Brenda! I’ve had the most incredible month! So we are all happy in the lanai today!

Well....Anne is still a little aloof but she’ll come around!


Is it warmer than normal at your house?

Are you enjoying all of your Christmas pretties?

Enjoy your week!



The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

It's way too warm for our liking. But it's dark and stormy so that sorta makes up for the temps. It's snowing in New England (wish we were there).

We are having lots of fun, enjoying all the decorations and traditions that mean so much to us.

Merry Christmas.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence & The Gang

The Rusty Thimble said...

Good Morning Diane

How Sweet I am so glad he made it to you. I actually envy him soaking up those beautiful sun rays in Florida!! I think I need to be sitting there with him and Annie LOL

It is warm here, well not warm but more then normal. It appears that may be changing sometime today though BRRR........oh How I do not enjoy the thought of it getting any COLDER!!

Big Hugs to you and Merry Christmas


Cranberry Morning said...

There's something about that elf that would make me a little afraid not to kiss him! ;-) Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. We're supposed to have an unseasonable 35 degrees and only a trace of snow on the ground. Love it!

The lanai and Florida sunshine does look so appealing!!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

The elf is so cute sitting there. It is quite cool here this morning with a low of 29*. Our afternoons have been right around normal - mid 50's.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!!

Vee said...

Eighty degrees? Wow! No, it was warmer and now it's back down to "normal." Sweet little elf. I'm sure that he looks forward to his daily kiss!

Unknown said...

HEHE, Diane! Don't you just LOVE him?!!! Brenda's work is amazing!
It is very unseasonably warm right now but we look to get a cool down soon! Enjoy it while you can!

Debbiedoos said...

Enjoy that Florida sunshine. Today it is a gorgeous day in the Carolinas!
Cute elf Diane. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your elf is adorable. We're disappointed to have such a green Christmas in West MI. It's definitely warmer than usual.

Have a blessed Christmas!

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Diane,
Your elf is adorable!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It's been too warm and humid here in Georgia. I would take that Flamingo pillow off your hands if it's in the way there...tee hee! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas. hugs, Linda

Barb said...

Sending you warm Christmas wishes!

Barb ♥

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Just wanted to stop by to wish you and Mr. L.D. A very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Don't forget your sunscreen today.
Heehee. Your little elf is very lucky to have found such a sweet place to call home. With a big Christmas hug, Shannon

Catherine Holman said...

It is warmer here than usual. I'm still hoping for some snow though.
I love your flamingo pillow!
Merry Christmas,

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Diane. It is warmer than normal here in Western MA. We are supposed to get snow on Christmas day however.
Your Elf from Brenda looks perfect in your lanai. Enjoy your tropical weather.
Merry Christmas,

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Your lanai looks so relaxing and peaceful. Makes me want to lay down and take a nap. Merry Christmas!

It's me said...

Bedankt lieverd voor je gezelligheid steun en liefde van het afgelopen jaar......liefs van

Thanks my darling for your fun loving and support over the past from


Fijne Kerstdagen,
Merry Christmas,
Glaedelig Jul,
Merry Christmas,
Joyeux Noel,
God Jul,


Your elf looks right at home sitting there. Hope you have a Merry Christmas! Cyndy

helen tilston said...

Happy Christmas Diane

This glorious Florida sunshine is so welcoming. It is equally as beautiful here at Indian Rocks Beach.
We are truly blessed.
Happy Christmas. Thank you for your inspiring blogs, friendship and comments.

Helen xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear Lavender Dreamer,

We here in Minnesota have NO SNOW and the temps are most definitely warmer than usual!!! YES, I am enjoying all the glitter and tinsel and beauty of this one time when we can come together to STOP and wonder, WONDER at the LOVE from which we all are born.


Brenda Pruitt said...

How cute! Merry Christmas!

Cobalt Violet said...

80 sounds lovely but I can't complain, it's 55 at 7:20pm and is supposed to be 74 tomorrow!

Merry Christmas!! :)

Pam B said...

Diane, you crack me up! LOL

Love your fact, I think he should have come to my house instead. But I have to admit that he looks quite at home in the lanai.

It's a chilly 25 degrees here in Idaho right now. We're expecting a messy weekend; the weathermen apparently have no idea what it's going to do outside, only that it's going to be cold and wet. The forecasts range from rain, to icy mix, to snow.

Since there's already snow on the ground, I hope that means that we'll definitely have a white Christmas. It will be my first, you know!


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

It has been warm up til this morning when some nasty north wind blew in and just about blew me and Tinkerbell to Kansas. haha
Love your new Elf. How cute!
Just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas dear friend

Danice G said...

We are having cold and rainy weather here in Alabama. Going to be cooking and looking for family on the 24th. Merry Christmas to you and yours Diane :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Merry Christmas, dear friend! I am looking forward to this coming year and enjoying your beautiful home, dollies, and sweet personality! It's been a fun year with you!
Merry Christmas!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

(´¨*·.(´¨*·.¸(´¨*·.¸Merry Christmas Diane!!¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨)¸.·*´¨)

Donna said...

Congratulations on your winnings! Everything looks so festive, despite your warm weather! It's chilly here, but thankfully we didn't get that white stuff that is scary to drive in, LOL!

Sheila said...

We are experiencing very unusual weather. It was wonderful to be walking along ice and snow free pavement as we picked up the last few items for Christmas dinner! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Lallee said...

Merry Christmas! It's a warm one!