Friday, December 19, 2008

Mooresville, we have a problem....

one of our newest of residents has gone stark raving nuts about Christmas. How do we control her? It looks like the Christmas train slammed into her house! I believe she needs an intervention! Quick, let's get over there!!!

There's Christmas EveRyWheRe! And I do mean EVERYWHERE!

Oh, and look! She even has a Santa tree! Who would have thought?
Let's look at some of the Mark Robert's fairies....

Oh, I think the pink ones benefit breast cancer research!

I've got a great year when she decorates the tree, maybe she can try finding the Santas and fairies BEFORE the ornaments go on the tree!

I think that's a GREAT IDEA!

and there's a Make-a-Wish fairy! We'd even sacrifice our color scheme to help sick children, wouldn't we?

and some Santas....

Hey, I remember that Santa head with the white dreadlocks...perhaps he should just shave! Wonder what Santa would look like with no beard?

and the ornaments...

Oh, I bet her husband is a golfer!

and I bet she's a beach bum!

my there a free branch on that poor tree???

sure doesn't look like it!

Don't ya' think someone ought to tell her less is more???

Do you REALLY think she'd listen???

Hard to believe all of this is just in the keeping room.

I'll say...then it's no surprise that a nut like her would be nuts for NUTCRACKERS too!

What's with all those stockings? I thought there were only 3 of them.

And the elves! I've heard she catches grief from her family because that "BELIEVE" sign interferes with the remote signal when changing channels!

Poor Tar! I don't think that there's help for her kind of problem!

Can you believe we still haven't even seen her big tree or her daughter's pink and purple trees!?

How many trees does this crazy chick have?

Hmmmmm.....stay tuned to find out!

I see why she hasn't been in Blogland much lately. But, I do think Melissa over at Melissa's Heart and Home was right....she does qualify for the Christmas Spirit AWARD!

Thanks, Melissa! In order to qualify, I'm suppose to:

1) Be a true Christmas lover.

2) The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with Christmas.
3) Link back to the person who gave you the award.
4) List 5 things that you love about Christmas. If you can't limit it to 5 things, then keep going until you run out of space!
5) Pass the award along to as many people as you like. That can be 1 or 50, it's up to you! But, you must pass it on to at least one person in order to keep the Christmas cheer going! Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving them a comment.

Some Things I Love about Christmas:

1) My daughter's face on Christmas morning when she sees her presents, and her excitement/anticipation on Christmas Eve.

2) This year, it's the fact that in addition to a few (100) :O) other things, my daughter put on her Christmas list, a nearby house she and I been watching and are in love with! She gave Santa directions to it and asked him to give her a loan to buy it! Hope he figures out a way to grant that wish, in this economy! Of course, we told her she could have asked for a grant!!!

3) Shopping for a "few" new decorations each year.

4) I love wrapping paper, bags & ribbon...if I live to be 100, I'd never use my supply up - and that's before going to more Christmas sales! (still trying to stimulate the economy :O)

5) Christmas music (although after 2 months, I am beginning to tire of it!)

6) The lights (white) - especially outside!

7) The fact that we GET TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, and the reason for the season!

and this is extra (again, I'm not one that stays "in the box"), but I'm going to list a few things I DON'T LOVE QUITE SO MUCH ABOUT CHRISTMAS (do I lose the Christmas Spirit AWARD if I do that?) I'll take the risk...

1) people that steal "my" parking space when my signal is ON! Can I get a "Hello!?"

2) children that change their list to Santa 1 week before Christmas!

3) being awakened at 3 a.m. after going to bed at 1:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve! Unless Santa brings that house up at #2 - pleeeeeeez keep your happy self in bed until 7-ish!)

4) shopping in crowds - my ugly side comes out

5) alot to do - and not alot of days to do it in!

6) cleaning up & putting away gifts after opening all of the presents (Probably why I'm not a big fan of January!)

7) un-decorating (new word?) Maybe that will be something to look forward to in January!

Now, Melissa did a great job of spreading the love with this award, so...if there is anyone who feels they are qualified to receive it (and I know ALOT OF YOU ARE, then please feel free to copy the award & the rules from my blog over to yours!)

Thanks for sticking with me through this VERY LONG POST!

I'm headed out of town for a few days, but I hope to post a few things while I'm gone! If I don't get to come by to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, I hope you and your families will all be safe and have a wonderful celebration!

Much bloggyland love,


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Ok, you win! You are the Christmas Spirit Queen!!! Wow, know how to do it up right! I love all your nutcrackers...your tree is amazing! I love a "full"'s just perfect. As Charles Faudree says...too much is never enough! :-) Oh, and your eyes aren't deceiving ya...that is a Santa on the the handle of a little knife/spreader that you saw sticking out of the gravy boat. Good eyes! :-) Susan

Dee said...

that was great! I was so surprised to see the picture of the elves, there is an elf there that my mom had, and I loved that little guy, I always set him out each year when I was a child. Sadly I don't know what's become of him.

Gollum said...

I love it. Those are the cutest Santas ever. I want to move to your neck of the woods-within driving distance of A Southern Season.

Susan said...

phew...for a minute I was worried you were talking about me (new resident and christmas crazy,lol) since I am a new blogger!

I love it all...I have a Santa tree as well...and many nutcrackers.... and I would be happy to have any of those Mark Robert elves!!

Merry Christmas!

Rebel said...

Congratulations. I think everything looks wonderful. I bet your family loves it.

Gollum said...

I was in Chapel Hill last January and had lunch in The Weathervane and picked up a catalog. I adore that place!

Gollum said...

No, my signings were elsewhere--but I HAD to stop by A Southern Season. Young Gollum was with me, and he is hard to impress, but he was bowled over. I could spend all day in the TEA aisle alone.

Happy To Be said...

Oh I love your tree...its all just beautiful girl..what great santa you have and the Nutcrackers are wonderful...thanks for sharing...have a great weekend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Anonymous said...

Love, love love, that tree with all the Santas and that ribbon just set it off. You are the queen.


Bo said...

Oh I must bow before you dear are the decorating Queen!
I LOVE your Santa tree 'cuz as you know I've never met a Santa I didn't like. Big hugs, ♥ Bo

mbkatc230 said...

Wow! This is amazing, love the Santa tree, and the nutcrackers have always been one of my favorites. Great job, and I can't believe there's even more. Oh, and those elves are fabulous, and . . . Thanks for sharing this. Kathy

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Oh my many days did it take you do get all of your decorations out? I LOVE IT!!!

Keetha said...

I love nutcrackers too - - - but you have me BEAT. I think I have a couple that are LARGER than yours, but you definitely have MORE.

I'm here looking for the tour, and even though this post isn't labeled as your tour entry - - - OH MY, it should be!!!

Merry Christmas

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Merci ME! That is a lot of Christmas decorating and well done, I might add. Love the elves, of course! And the Santas, and all of it! Thanks for coming my way for for the nice compliments!

Melissa Miller said...


Tare, You are amazing!!! Christmas Spirit I'll say you have it. Stunning!
Thanks for posting and sharing the award.
You're awesome and loved all your answers.

Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Holiday.

~Enjoy~ Melissa ;0

The Muse said...

Good heavens! This is a Christmas Wonderland! :) :)

nikkicrumpet said...

Christmas EXPLODED in that house.....unbelievable fun and wonderful!

laurie said...

It's just a good thing I don't live in Mooresville. Between the two of us, they'd probably just shut the town down and turn it into an asylum for the insane! I LOVED all of your Santas and nutcrackers, but especially your vintage elves (probably because that's one collection I don't have)! I'm so glad to have some competition for the craziest Christmas collector! Yours looks fantastic. laurie

squawmama said...

OK Tar... you are officially the Queen of decor... I loved everything you have... Talk about Christmas Spirit... I bet Merry Christmas is scrolling all over you... Wonderful... Thanks for sharing... Love YA


tam said...

WoW! It's like decorating maddness-but I think I like it! LOL! It all looks so fun!

Lynette said...

Love EVERYTHING!! And, ALL the answers to you Christmas Spirit Award - the good and the bad!! You put in to words everything that I think!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Miss Janice said...

Goodness gracious! Love the nutcrackers and santas. You went all out! Everything is so it!

Kristen said...

I love the Nutcrackers and elves!

I have passed on an award to you

Merry Christmas

santamaker said...

Hey ! Glad I was able to catch up with your posts.... you have been busy! Your house is really full of christmas cheer... love your santa tree!

Super Saturday said...

Love your blog! So fun to see all the fun Christmas thing you have and how you have displayed them. Thanks for sharing!
Paula from Idaho

Travel Writer said...

Wow! The tree is awesome!

Super Saturday said...

If this is a repeat I am sorry - I left a comment but I am not seeing it here.
Just wanted to let you know I love your blog! Love the way you have displayed your treasures. Thanks for sharing!
Paula in Idaho
Please visit the following blogs to view all the beautiful Christmas decor!
Paula in Idaho

the voice of melody said...

Congratulations on your award! Love the nutcrackers and all the cute ornaments. Merry Christmas!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Tar! What a fun post!! LOVE your Santas, elves, Christmas spirit!! Yep, I think you must be bloglands Queen of the Holidays!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

lvroftiques said...

Lord have mercy!! What an incredible collection!! You have such a FABULOUS tree!!!! Vanna

Carol said...

Your collections are beautiful! Of course my favorites are the Santas! Merry Christmas!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Less may be more, but NEVER at Christmas! LOL! The more the merrier, and that includes decorations! :) Love your Mark Roberts fairies and the vintage elves! Too cute!

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Styling by Coty Farquhar said...

Oh my gosh, how many elves do you have.?

x Coty