Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Christmas Menagerie



Opening with Maxine can't be a bad thing. Can it? Well, anyway, no tree at my house is complete without Santa Frog....I do love frogs...













And how's about a little trip with an ancient Santa? His pack is all loaded with toys and candy.











And here are some old warriors...I see we located one that is complete....Above see the jolly snowman....below are the Nutcrackers














Move along Paddington, you're drawing a crowd...


So, this is a bit of what I have saved over the years....and yesterday received the most beautiful card handmade by Sissy...I mean Kari...will save it to hang every year because she put so much work into them, I'm afraid she's suffering from Christmas Card Burnout....well, back to the sofa for a bit of a lie down...refusing to give in completely to med effects works sort of...but every so often, I'm just a weakling! Back soon...like maybe Tuesday...xo




19 comments:

Brenda said...

Im with you on the feeling bad. I think I have the flu.I felt better yesterday,but today my head is busting off.I sure hope you are up and going soon.

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Love that snowman. And the Santa. And the soldiers. And Sherri would love the frogs. She's a frog fanatic these days. I found her the world's ugliest ceramic frog (it was wearing a Santa hat so that helped improve its looks a little!) and gave it to her, kind of like a joke. She said she was going to take it to work and put it on her desk. Geez. Me? I might have put in UNDER my desk, but never ON it. lol

Hope you're feeling better soon and no, I'm not suffering from Christmas card burnout. In fact, now that I'm done making them, I feel sort of bereft, like I have no project to get out of bed in the morning for. lol Maybe I should start on NEXT year's cards, huh?

Terri and Bob said...

I have never seen frogs on trees. I have to say that the touch of whimsey touches my heart!

Find a warm blankie and snuggle in!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi sweets!! Love the snowmen and the nutcrackers:) And Paddington, we just love Paddington Bear, when Jacqui was a toddler she used to call him Paddlington! Here is a little joke "One elf said to another elf, "We had Grandma for Christmas dinner".
And the other elf said, "Really? We had turkey!" Ha ha ha!! Hope you had a giggle on the couch, take care hon and have a restful Sunday:) Jenn and Jacui xo

joan said...

Maxine always cracks me up! And I love all of your decorations especially Paddington, it's been a long time since I seen one and I love him.

Katherines Dream said...

Hi Sandi,
The things we hang onto....my loft is bursting. But when you get to dig them out aren't you glad that you did keep them. My hubby wants to throw everything out, drives me mad.
I love all your little Christmas men...
Hugs,
Carol x

Mockingbird Hill said...

Love that frog! I have a friend that is a frog nut...I never thought I'd meet another! Will any frog do or does he have to be wearing a Santa hat??

Take care of yourself...be thinkin' of you... ;)

Cathy said...

That card made me laugh -so true! Lovely decorations - I especially like the frog. Not very traditional but very cute!
Cathy XX

justabeachkat said...

Oh....what fun to see these photos. I love the snowman, frog santa, Paddington, oh shoot! just everything! You know I love Maxine! LOL

Snuggle up and get better. Hope you feel the prayers I'm sending your way. I really am. (See my post today.)

Christmas hugs to you sweet friend!
Kat

Christine of Epiphany said...

We can always use a little Maxine to kick-start our day...!

Pam said...

Oh Paddington! I love him!

That cartoon is too funny!

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Country Cottage Chic said...

Your decorations look such fun! I like Paddington particularly - and all his friends!

Jeanne said...

LOL on the Maxine. She's right. Love the pictures!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Sandi, all your cute decorations are great! Thank you for taking time to stop by to see me so often. It seems like I'm always trying to catch up with all of you. Hope you're enjoying this Christmas Season.

Rhoda

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Feel better, Sandi, thanks for blogging even when you're not feeling so on top of the world. I always enjoy a chuckle visiting Holding Patterns. I'll be looking for you tomorrow...

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

You like frogs huh? You will have to pop over to my latest post and read the seven fascinating and random facts(???) about me. xoxo Lynn

Love all your ornaments. It's so much fun to see everyone's tree ornaments.

Susie Q said...

I LOVE all of these but that Paddington is SO wonderful!!!

I hate that you feel rotten...I hope that by today, you will be more like your self...: )

I am still catching up and I missed dropping by. I will r=try to do better and will be here, even when I do not always leave a comment! I am SO behind...ARGH!!!!

Hugs,
Sue

Jodie Adams said...

I love it all. It's looks so nice.