They loved making paper chains, we also pinned buttons to Styrofoam baubles. The fun was selecting the buttons from the wide collection and being able to use pins (they were supervised at all times). The joy...
My second was celebrating my parents wedding anniversary. It was their 60th so Diamond Anniversary. I applied for them to get a card from the Queen, they were so thrilled and it made their day.
Thirdly, I have been busy decorating and dressing the house ready for Christmas. The throws and cushions are looking good on the sofa....
...for five minutes, the dog wasn't keen!!!
...he didn't want to share with Santa!!!
Number four is the tree in all its glory, there are enough memories in the ornaments to last a lifetime.
Finally, a treat for you Amy I thought I would share my mantel I know how much you love a decorated mantel.
... and just for fun, I have even included the obligatory side view...
I am once again joining Amy over at Love Made My Home for the weekly get together, pop over and see what the others have been up to. Are you all decorated and ready for Christmas?
See you soon.
It's all looking so wonderfully Christmassy at your house! How wonderful to have a Diamond Anniversary and a message from the Queen. Congratulations to the happy couple. :-)ReplyDelete
That really is a special anniversary...60 years together! Your house is looking very festive and I love all those craft ideas with your little ones. Have a cosy weekend. B XReplyDelete
Fantastic!!!! I love the mantel, that is so wonderful, and the obligatory sideways shot! That has made my day! Your mantel is though far more glamorous than any of mine could ever be, you are a wonderful decorator - as your tree also shows which is beautiful too!!! Congratulations to your Mum and Dad on their wonderful wedding anniversary!! I am so happy that they received a card from The Queen, how wonderful is that!!! It will be something to truly treasure in your family. I do hope that they have many more happy years of marriage together! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, and for all of your fun through the year! I hope that yo have a great weekend! xxReplyDelete
Such a wonderful, heart-warming post! Your home looks very Christmassy. Belated congratulations to your parents! Oh, it would be really thrilling to receive a card from the Queen!ReplyDelete
Your house is looking so chrismassy!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to your parents!
Happy Belated Anniversary to your mom and dad. You are all set to welcome Christmas. Lovely decoration. Have a beautiful weekend!ReplyDelete
Happy anniversary to your parents !!!!ReplyDelete
Your house is beautiful with all the Christmas decorations !!!
Have a relax weekend !
Many congratulations to your parents, 60 years is some going, isn't it? My parents will be celebrating their diamond anniversary in February so I've got a note in my diary so that I don't forget to tell the Queen. Your doggy is absolutely gorgeous, I don't blame him not wanting to share with Santa, but all your decorations and trimming up looks fabulous.ReplyDelete
Congratulations to your parents. What a thrill to get a card from the Queen! Oh my gosh! Your house looks great! Your decorations are beautiful...and you are such a good grandma! It is always fun to see your blog.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your parents diamond anniversary! I think it's really special that the Queen will send out these cards. Your parents look like a very sweet couple ;)ReplyDelete
Your decorating looks wonderful ... love the mantel! So nice that you had some helpers with the paper chains and button decorations. My kids loved making paper chains too, such a simple yet festive decoration. Enjoy your weekend!
Very nice decorations !!! and congrats for your parents !! wouahh diamond anniversary !!! I'm impressed ! Your pic with the dog on the sofa makes me smile .... does he behave like a rascal ?!! :-;ReplyDelete
Have a quiet and lovely weekend !
Wonderful Five on Friday, congrats to your parents. Beautiful mantle.ReplyDelete
Your Christmas decorations are so pretty and what fun to craft with the little ones.ReplyDelete
A card from the queen? How awesome is that! A very Happy Anniversary to them. It looks like you had a fun creative week.ReplyDelete
Congrats to your dear Mom and Dad; how special to receive a card from the Queen. Your Christmas tree is so pretty. And, I love the way you've draped the ribbon across your mantel. It's so lovely. I wish you a wonderful weekend, Pat xxReplyDelete
I love all your decorations! Congrats to your parents! 60 years is something else :)ReplyDelete
Your home is decked out so beautifully, sweet friend! And those faces....such sweetness! What joy it must be to craft with such precious little girls :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations to your lovely parents - what a blessing for them :) Hugs to you!
you have a beautiful home! love your mantel :) congrats to your parents anniversary!!ReplyDelete
I think celebrating at Christmas with children makes it so much more fun & exciting! I love to see the joy & excitement on their faces!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to your parents! 60 years together! It's wonderful they received the card from the Queen.
I love your decorating even if the dog didn't!
Enjoy your weekend!
It always is fun to craft along with grandkids. Such a nice gesture to apply card from queen for your parent's anniversary. The christmas decors are beautiful btw:)ReplyDelete
Your dog looks a little annoyed. What a sweety. Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
Lovely pictures and congratulations to your parents on their diamond wedding anniversary. I particularly love your twelve days of Christmas throw that the dog is sitting on. You have decorated your house beautifully.ReplyDelete
Congratulations to your parents on their diamond anniversary. Your house is decorated beautifully. I love your dog. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.comReplyDelete
Wow, what a week. The button baubles are a good idea and the card from her majesty - how special! Tree and mantel looking lovely xxReplyDelete
I am so happy for your parents, and love that you applied for a card for them from the queen! Your crafting with your grands and your decorations are lovely to see and help me feel and celebrate that we have so much in common across the pond from one another :) xxReplyDelete
I love your mantle, it looks very festive and I'm delighted Amy approves ha! So lovely seeing your grandchildren having a lovely time Christmas crafting. Congratulations to your parents, they both look so young and how fantastic to get a card from The Queen. Have a lovely weekend xxReplyDelete
Your mantel is beautiful! And so is the tree. Congratulations to your parents. wow, 60 years, that's wonderful! And how special to get a card from the queen.ReplyDelete
Your grandchildren must have had fun crafting with you, too!
oh what fun it is with Christmas coming and crafts for the young ones! Your house looks lovely. I nearly bought a wintery looking fleece throw for our couch the other week. But I put it back. Do I really need another blanket? It was so pretty though...oh well! We've got enough blankets and very little room to put extra...could clean out the linen closet?! Sigh! Have a good weekend and stay dry and warm. It was a bit better today with not alot of rain, some wind..will see how Sat. turns out. take care!ReplyDelete
Your home is looking so beautifully festive, and your mantle deserves a prize! Congrats on your parents anniversary, what a lovely milestone. Have a happy weekend, xxReplyDelete
How wonderful for your parents to receive such a nice surprise!! You are so blessed to still have both of them with you. Happy anniversary to them both!! I remember making paper chains as a child. Such simple fun and a wonderful keepsake for years to come. You have so much going on as always. You truly inspire me!! Have a beautiful weekend!! xoxoReplyDelete
Such beautiful Christmas decorations! And what fun to have little ones around during some of the preparations...Christmas is so joyful with little ones! Loved the Anniversary celebration! Congratulations on their Diamond Anniversary! And how wonderful to get the card from the Queen to commemorate the special day.ReplyDelete
*H*A*P*P*Y* * *A*N*N*I*V*E*R*S*A*R*Y*!*!* to your parents! 60 is a huge accomplishment! You are such a good grandma to your littlies! Your house looks gorgeous!ReplyDelete
*M*E*R*R*Y* * *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
((hugs)), Teresa :-)
It's all looking lovely and festive. You've reminded me that I haven't brought my festive cushions downstairs yet xReplyDelete
Button baubles - perfect - will set that aside for a craft day before Christmas :) And many congratulations to your parents- 60 years - that's amazing :)ReplyDelete
Happy anniversary to your lovely parents. SIXTY YEARS! That is wonderful and so special to get a card from Queen Elizabeth.ReplyDelete
Your decorations are beautiful and I think the pup makes it extra special.
Happy Anniversary to your parents, mine made it to 67! Love how beautiful and festive your house looks.ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary to your parents. What a great example for us all. I love those crafts and your pretty mantel. Your tree is beautiful. I need to wait for my children to visit next weekend so they can help decorate. I will put the lights on this week.ReplyDelete
Looking gorgeous. And I bet your little visitors had as much fun as you did xxReplyDelete
Your tree and mantle are so elegant! Such fun crafts for your little helpers, and imagine having anniversary greetings from the Queen. Congratulations to your parents!ReplyDelete
Wow looking great! Congratulations on the anniversary for your parents. I do like your 12 days of Christmas blanket too.ReplyDelete
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