Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Annies and Elfies!

Is Elfies a word? heehee!


I love changing things up on my baker’s rack!

My Annies have some gingerbread men

AND a sweet little bear in their basket!


I bought this bakers’ rack years ago for $20 at

Home Depot and I’ve gotten so much use out of it!


I’m glad I got more than one! lol


This one is in my lanai and it’s getting

loaded down with Christmas pretties!


I’m joining Cozy Home Scenes for the Gingerbread Party!


Do you have a favorite spot in your home to decorate?

Enjoy this wonderful season!

Hug a doll....or an elf...or a Teddy BEAR!!!


Unknown said...

Too cute Diane, and fun. Love them. Yes, I believe Elfies is a word. We must "believe" what we want and it's true! Right?? Have a great time today! I'll be thinking of you while I'm working.

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

I would like to add another "someone" to your hug a doll...or an elf...HUG A TEDDY BEAR! Giggle.

And, I say that elffie is a word, at least in my little teddy bear world it is. (o:

We love your decorations, so lovely.

Heaps of Hugs

The Rusty Thimble said...

Sweet decorations love your annies Daine and in you next post, we won't be adding crabs to it LOL. But next year we are doing a live tree on our deck here at the lake and adding nothing but fishing items to it for deocrations.


peggy said...

I call them Ernies. Love your Annies, Ernies, and little bear. I would check every morning to see what the Ernies have been up to during the night.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

All your Annies, Elves and Bears are adorable and they look so cute mixed together like that!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

They are all so adorable! Love your display!

The Bear's Blog said...

Oh, Miss Lavender Dreams - you are so wonderful. (o: Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Hugs & Kisses

Hi Diane,

You spoil that bear, she now considers herself "empowered". Good grief, HELP ME!!!! (o:

Hugs, have a wonderful day. It's in the low 30's here - is this Florida?

Screaming Sardine said...

Love your collection, Diane! I myself am partial to teddy bears, raggedy annes, and gingerbreads.

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So cute! I don't have a lot of stuffed friends, but a few now that I have a Grand Little.

Vee said...

I'm sure that the Annies welcomed the Elfies! Very cute display. No, I don't have a favorite spot. In fact, I'm overlooking some prime spots just because I'm not in a decorating mood today. I'm in a sewing mood.

It's me said...

What a sweeties !!!

Barb said...

Everything is adorable....brings a smile to my face.

Barb ♥

Danice G said...

Diane, you really are the best at decorating! I love all of your decorations, especially the darling elves :)

Simply Shelley said... of my favorite things :) Gotta hug a Teddy Bear during Christmas or all through the year...for sure.

Cameron said...

Such a warm Christmas red overflowing from those shelves....cute, cute!

Della said...

Diane I love how you decorated your bakers rack for Christmas!!!! This is awesome!

Hugs, Della

Unknown said...

lovely elves and annies and gingerbread men too ! so festive and happy. I like to decorate the mantel. and trees

- KAT -

Anonymous said...

I love seeing old fashion children's Christmas things. All your little goodies are adorable, and I've told you before how much I love your doll collection. Those rag dolls and teddy bears are perfect with the gingerbread men! Thanks for linking up to my party again.

Vintage Gal said...

I think your Elfies love your Annies and they look adorable ;-)

Kaybe said...

How adorable! I haven't got the first decoration up but my truck is filled with all the Xmas tubs from storage. I'm heading out to unload this afternoon.

hootnonny said...

Cozy for sure!

Ann said...

Diane, So glad you received my basket. I'm excited to see in this post that you are the proud owner of other handwoven baskets! I know from your post that you will treasure my addition to your collection. Merry Christmas. ~Ann

JG said...

Nice! Diane, I like the cross stitch in your header - very dainty. Decorations are found in many spots in our home, especially Nutcrackers! :)

Soggibottom said...

I'm sure the way I spell Elfies is definatly a word :-) Beautiful display of colour.
Thank you for the birthday wishes.
:-) X X X

Faye said...

Cute :)

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

If I didn't "believe" already, I would after seeing your festive vignettes!!! :)

Ames said...

Very Cheerful. Love all the red. It's totally Christmas there!~Ames

Anonymous said...

what a lovely display you have of your collections, beautiful, just lovely!

Happy@Home said...

You are so cute, Diane. Always having fun and enjoying life. Love what you've done on your baker's rack. Your Annies and elves are adorable. The elf with the long nose is darling.
I do have an elf collection. This year they didn't make it out of the attic, however. But, I still love them (they may not love me for leaving them in the attic) LOL.

Susanne said...

Finally made it to your blog to see all the pretty things you have going on over here, and what can I say but "my, my, how cute!" I have always loved home made ornaments and simple tree trims. The ones the kids made me back when they were in grade school still mean the most to me. They each made an angel from heavy cardboard cones and we would alternate which angel was placed on top of the tree. I solved the problem by always putting a note that said "I am the angel that sits on top of the tree this year" inside the bottom of the cone. The other angel would be perched nearby in the tree. I guess it was always the tree that was my favorite thing.
Susanne :)


Looks like your little elf's are having a fun time!
I love to decorate my mantle and bow window!
Pretty blue crab tree in the last post and I do love crab :) YUM!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your Annies and very cute!!

Unknown said...

That sure looks like a Baker's Rack of charm. I love to decorate my Baker's Rack too. Never have any room for pies and cookies though. Filled to the brim with season al decorations, just like yours.

Arabella said...

Elfies is definitely a word, at least it is now ;o)

Serious they are so adorable and all your little stuffed friends put a big smile on my face.

Happy holiday hugs,

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Elfies is officially a word now. They're just the cutest little guys with those sweet long noses.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Diane...

My friend, I just knew that you would have Christmas dollies out! Hehe! I really love all of your sweet Christmas babies and bears...soooo adorable1 I love all of your pretty baskets as well! What a beautiful Christmas vignette you have fashioned for your bakers rack! I love it! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas with us, dear friend!

I sooo enjoyed your visit today and the sweet note that you left for me...thank you! Warmest wishes to you and your family for a blessed Christmas, dear friend!

Chari @Happy To Design

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

As a child I would have been in 7th heaven at your home! an adult ..same thing! DELIGHTFUL!! Now that is what I call a Christmas display! I love it! But you and I are really into toys! :) We are little girls at heart, I think! :)

Trace4J said...

Oh I just love your Elfies and Annies. And Gingers too.Just love how you've decorated your bakers rack. I do have a favorite spot to decorate.
Hugs to you Friend

Musings from Kim K. said...

I always enjoy your collections and how you display them on your bakers rack. I'm so ready to start enjoying the holiday season after so much "life" this past week.

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LindyLouMac said...

Um, what a good idea, my bakers rack is still full of plants. :)

Prims and Annies said...

My favorite place became a favorite just this year. We put a tree (4 ft tall and sits on an old wood box) in the bedroom in front of a window..I love to look at Christmas trees (from the outside) in homes. It's very simple with lights and a few decorations.. mostly reds.

Merry Christmas

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Elfies is a wonderful word. I think it needs to be in the dictionary. Cute, cute display. I just love decorating. However, I think the kitchen might be my #1 favorite.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

What a lovely blog!

I LOVE your sweet collection of Elfies, and teddies and friends!

So nice to meet you!

MadSnapper said...

i can tell it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. thanks for stopping by today

Jan said...

Hi Diane,
Thank you so much for your visit. I swear, where does the time go?? I feel like I haven't gone a day without a needle or hook in my fingers. I just seem to be doing some sort of creating all the time. Well, I guess that was what I was put on this earth to do and I LOVE IT ! ! ! heheh
Love your Florida arrangement and the fabric is awesome. Reminds me so much of days gone by.
I hope you both have a wonderful Christmas and at least you will be warm. heheh

Jody Wakefield studio said...

Love all the annies and gingers!! did you make these adorable things or are they a collection of bought treasures? It is so so cute!!

Jody Wakefield studio said...

Love all the annies and gingers!! did you make these adorable things or are they a collection of bought treasures? It is so so cute!!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

ADORABLE! Love your Annies & Elfies...and your beary too! Such a sweet vignette!!!!!