Tuesday, December 20, 2011

WHAT…NO Christmas…?

As you know we are Snowbirding this year…spending Christmas away from home…for the FIRST TIME! 

Back in October, I was kicking up my heels…in giddy glee as I  vowed that there would be NO Christmas Baking…YAHOO!!  NO Christmas Shopping…YIPPEE!!  NO Christmas Decorating…WOWZERS!!  NO CHRISTMAS…WHAT??!! 

And I truly BELIEVED this…until Dec.1st rolled around…and our neighbours parked their huge motor home in the site beside us.  Jack and Jill (YES that’s their names) were here last year.  Nice couple but apparently they didn’t know about my Christmas VOW…because they weren’t here a week before the Christmas lights were out in FULL force, stockings decked the front of their trailer and we were FORCED to look out at their fully lit Christmas Tree…bah humbug!

Yup…they were here maybe a week before I was off to Wal-Mart in search of our own Christmas Lights…just a few I told Hubby…

Now does this look like a place where there is NO CHRISTMAS?

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Yes, you can even see us from the back wash…and way up to the main road…Yes, Christmas is definitely at this camper!!

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Little did anyone know that inside this camper…there was NO CHRISTMAS happening…until YESTERDAY!!

I whipped into Marshalls for some Christmas Wrapping Paper (YES…I broke ANOTHER VOW!!)…and lookie what I found…Wooden Snowmen Garland…SEW dang cute…and three packages followed me home…Guess they heard that Christmas wasn’t happening at my house…P1160614

Look at how the bags are fastened…with wooden signs!!  SEW DANG CUTE!!

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Before they knew what hit them, they were strung across each window…

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What do you think…Christmas or clutter…?

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Throw a few Christmas Quilts here and there…

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And we have Christmas…

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Yup…Christmas has definitely arrived at The Sands…

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ALL the presents need to be wrapped…:) and the cookies are in our wee freezer!!  And did I mention that I found a radio station that plays Christmas MUSIC…all day long!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS from our house (on wheels) to YOURS!!

Have a terrific Tuesday and Happy Quilting!~P

33 comments:

K and D in the RV said...

You better watch out... you better not shout! All that stuff will take valuable quilt fabric space in the rig on the way home!!!! - Don

Mary said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun getting ready for No Christmas. You put a smile on my face this morning.

Darlene said...

Merry Christmas - adorable garland.

Teri said...

I does sound like you had fun finding your treasures and probably much cheaper buying at this late date. I also like the matching snowman quilts....

Sandra Henderson said...

You should read John Grishams Skipping Christmas....youd love it, quick read

Shakerwood said...

So that's what the "Let it Snow" and "Cabin Friends" looks like quilted and bound! There is just no escaping Christmas. I'm sure you have already had a discussion about next year ....

Wendy said...

The little wooden ornaments are just right with your Christmas quilts.
Merry Christmas.

Vicki said...

think they look good - simple but fit in with the size of a RV - nice touch and Merry ho ho to you. Our weather is very dry and mild right now.

Dolores said...

No Santa? Looks more like you are missing snow and the cold and the snowballs and a fireplace and ...

Terry said...

Your decorations all look great! Love your quilts of course! Merry Christmas! :0)

Cheryl said...

A very Merry one to you and I love the way you decorated for Xmas. We are campers also and often thought of spending an Xmas away at Christmas in the trailer. You have inspired me!! Merry Christmas

Lise said...

Have a Very Merry Christmas looks like your set are ready to celebrate..So glad to see that your enjoying all the finds... Woohoo...pst..we have no snow here yet in Sudbury Ontario..might be green..lol..

Carol said...

Merry Christmas, you nut!!

paula, the quilter said...

You should make a Christmas Tree wall hanging for next year. That way, you can pile the presents under the tree *LOL* Merry Christmas!

Allie said...

Haha the Christmas bug bit you after all - your home on wheels looks great, so festive!!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Cute decorations and wonderful Christmas quilts. Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the nice warn weather!

Lesley said...

Have a wonderful Christmas! I love seeing some of your new Christmas creations adorning your home on wheels! Enjoy!

Sinta Renee said...

That sounds like a very happy Christmas story! With a very happy ending! Merry Christmas to you!

Quilt Hollow said...

The garland is adorable...though next year spruce it up a bit more with some simple green garland and perhaps some rip-rag ribbons. :-) YOu did good to find that!!! Well done!!!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

what fun!! A few little Christmas touches sure can change the look, and light up that Christmas spirit!!
Merry Christmas and enjoy your "non Christmas!"

Karen said...

The campers in the local park have all kinds of Christmas lights and decor. A lot of them have palm tree decorations with lights on them that look pretty neat. Are you going to haul all those decorations home or new fabric?

WoolenSails said...

Those garlands are so fun, will have to hit the home store again. I usually hit them after the holidays and get some good deals, but some times the good stuff is all gone by then. Your trailer looks wonderful and love all your quilts mixed in, makes it nice and cozy.

Debbie

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Toni said...

Gosh what clever packaging those garlands came in. I'm glad the christmas spirit came and tugged on you lol

Rosa said...

Your decoration is beautiful.

Merry Christmas!

sandra said...

No matter where you go Christmas will find you this I know. Your decorations are sweet!! Have a fun non Christmas. Blessings for Christmas and New Year sandra

Cindy said...

Yes, it definitely looks like Christmas now!! So glad you decided to do this and not be sorry later that you didn't. Love it all from the lights to your quilts- very festive!!:) And that sweet little garland is perfect!! Happy Holidays to you and your hubby!!:)

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I love the garland! Your quilts and decorations look great. Merry Christmas!

~~Sue B~~ said...

very festive, Paulette!!!...it isn't Christmas without a few lights or 'clutter'!!!

QuiltSue said...

I knew you wouldn't be able to hold out on the No Christmas thing!

Ellen S said...

Love the garland!! I tried to find them at my local Marshalls, could you email me the manufacturer? I love them!! Thanks somuch!!

Ellen S
UKFAN52@MSN.COM

Lori said...

I'd miss the hoopla if I wasn't doing it either. It looks very festive!! Merry Christmas Paulette!!

Kathy said...

Your decorating in the motor home is very festive! It's fun to see how you have creatively displayed so many holiday and snowman quilts inside the rig. I love all the lights you've even added outside on the lot where you park. Have a very Merry Christmas.