Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Home Sweet Home #44

Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  I am so impressed by all of your Christmas decorations!  You guys have been busy.  We had a record party last week!  So many really awesome links!  Thank you very much for showing off your home at Home Sweet Home!  I loved visiting with you!   I am getting the party on a day early this week because I will be away from the computer tomorrow. 

Today I'm sharing a vignette with a favorite Christmas story of mine.  It was a little story about a family that had their tree picked for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.  This was my storybook from childhood, so it is vintage!  I dug it out last year and read it to my son who is a real tree lover.

Here are some more of my Christmas stories from the 1970's.  My Aunt and I used to get these out every year and re-read them each Christmas.  I used to love Christmas so I could read these stories and enjoy the pictures in them. 

Christmas is such a special time to share your childhood memories with your children.  

 Now, I would like to feature some wonderful posts from Home Sweet Home last week.
First Emily at The French Hutch  showed her beautiful decorations and tree.  Click the link to view.
Audrey, at Elegant Economies showed off her red transferware.  Click the link to view.

Elizabeth, at Home is Where the Heart Is showed off some gorgeous quilts she made.  Click the link to view.
Debbie, at Mountain Breaths showed off her Nutcracker Mantel.  Click the link to view.

Katty's Cozy Cove  showed off her angels and two variations of angel wings that was awesome!  These are handmade of paper.  You can even make the feathers out of sheet music.  Click the link to view.

 And last, Jacqueline of Purple Chocolate Home had her kitchen all decked out with visions of sugarplums.  Click the link to view.

Again thank you to all who join me at Home Sweet Home!  It is awesome to have you here!  
I will join these ladies today:
12 Days of Christmas Traditions  over at Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive, 365
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party:

Attention: To link up with inlinkz you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or they will not allow you to link.  
Link up anything in your home or garden.  During the holidays, I'll love seeing neat shops too!
My button is on my sidebar for the party, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower. Please don't link up more than two posts.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)
Now let's see your beautiful homes!


Martha said...

Hi Sherry, thanks for hosting!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sherry, I love your little trees and the wee church is adorable too. Thanks for hosting and have a delightful week.

Christmas blessings,

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Sherry, love seeing these sweet little books for Christmas, and love that first pic with the tree in the gorgeous transferware cup! just linked up, xoxo

Desire Empire said...

What a lovely family tradition you started with your aunt and that you can now enjoy with your son. The simple things at Christmas time are what really matter.

Carolyn xx

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love vintage Christmas books. Cute vignettes Sherry. Thanks for hosting. Great features.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the features, Sherry! I still have my favorite Christmas books, too! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sherry I LOVE that first shot!! I had those books growing up too, happy memories:) Thanks for hosting, Martina

Anonymous said...

I love your little story books, what treasured books from our childhood. Love the features, too, I fell in love with that pink kitchen design when I first saw it on her blog - I'm not one bit surprised she was featured. Thanks for hostessing the party.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sherry, those vintage books bring back a lot of fond memories! Thanks for sharing; and thanks for hosting!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Hi Sherry! I had some of those same Golden Rule books. They're the best!

I also bought 7 or 8 or those little white tree ornaments. They look so vintage! I just love them!


A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Such lovely features! SO MUCH talent out there! I shared a very, very simple holiday mantel. Thank you so much for hosting. :)


Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thanks for hosting, I'm a new follower of yours and saw your link over at Northern Nesting and thought I'd come over and join your party! Thanks for having me!


Anonymous said...

Hello Sherry!
Your post is gorgeous!!! The story books bring back so many memories. I must dig out my son's.
Thank you for hosting.
Hugs Rosemary...xx

Pamela said...

So delightful in its meandering. Your Rockefeller story, the vintage books and the links from around blogland. It all made for a pleasant visit!

Natasha in Oz said...

I have a few of those old Golden books too. I would love to see the one about the Rockefeller tree!

Thanks for having me today. I am so thrilled that you are joining my Christmas party too!

Blessings and best Christmas wishes,

Highpoint Circle said...

I have a collection of pop-up books that I still love to look at--I still buy them when I see a special one!


Your post is so terrific! I know my girls have some sweet books from their childhood, but certainly they're not vintage. Very nice features. Thank you for hosting and having me. Merry Christmas. FABBY

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

It looks so wonderful! I love the little trees in the cups.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love the old vintage Chritmas books I have a few myself from when , well guess when my daughter was little back in the late 1960's.

I love seeing your Christmas decor, thanks for sharing and letting us share

Sue said...

I think so many of us grew up with those sweet little Golden Books! I wish I still had mine, but have to settle for finding them in out of the way places. Thanks so much for hosting the party again, Sherry. :-) Christmas hugs to ya! Sue

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh how I adore those vintage Christmas books. Such a wonderful time of year. Your tea cups all dressed for the season are perfect.

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

The photos make me feel warm inside :-}
Ok this weekend the decoration go up!


Grandma Linda's Daydreams said...

I just love your little story books! It's so important to read these Christmas stories to our children and grandkids! I think it's cool that you still have your own books from your childhood! Your photos of your sweet little trees and cups, and the tiny church and brush tree made me smile! I hope I can join the parties you host soon, looks like so much fun! I love seeing how everyone decorates! Merry Christmas! Linda

Unknown said...

I love the special touches that Christmas and other holidays bring forth, reading special books, looking at photo's from he past...baking special's these moments that truly make the holidays! Very lovely...

Unknown said...

another fabulous collection of inspiring "home-sweet-homes"!!!

this is my 1st time here...i may be here awhile, as there is just so much to discover:)

xo, Rosemary

xinex said...

Your vignettes with the little trees are so pretty, Sherry....Christine

Miriam@BeBookBound said...

Your decor is beautiful! Thanks so much for hosting this :)

Sylvia said...

Hi Sherry ,
I love reading Christmas stories with my family and I posses a great collection of classics . One of my favorites is " The Gift of the Magi ". Thank you for being such a thoughtful host !
Enjoy a warm and gentle season !

Unknown said...

I so wish I would have saved my old Christmas books! DANG! :)

Thank you for hosting! :)


Faye said...

Hi Sherry, I love your little tree, pine cones and cute!
Thanks for hosting!

Sarah said...

Sherry, there is lots of gorgeous inspiration here! Your features were some of my favorites last week. This community continues to amaze me!
Thanks for hosting each week. ~ Sarah

Sue said...

There are so many beautiful things going on in the homes of bloggers right now! I keep seeing things I want to try or color combinations that I haven't thought of. Your photos are wonderful...we have a couple of those books here too. I love the little tree in the bowl with pinecones.

Marianne said...

Hi Sherry, love your little bottle brush trees and those Christmas books bring back memories. Thanks so much for hosting!
Marianne :)

Susan Freeman said...

I love that precious little church! Thanks for hosting Sherry!

Susan and Bentley

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

Oooh..I love the pretty bottle brush tree and pinecones in that beautiful red transferware bowl, my friend! LOVELY!!! I recognized a few of those Christmas books too! Sooo very sweet! Thank you for sharing more of your beautiful Christmas with us, dear lady...and for hosting another lovely party!

Warmest Christmas Wishes,

The French Hutch said...

Hi Sherry, How delightful you have your special Tree book from your childhood to read to your son. I pulled out several books I've saved for my son and gave to him to read to his three year old son, my grandson Connor. These old childhood books are truly treasures.
Thank You for selecting my Christmas tree as one of your features for this week. With so many amazing Christmas post I was delighted to be included with group. Thanks so much for hosting your delightful party every week.

The French Hutch

Blessings from Cindy said...

Thanks for hosting the party! The books bring back a lot of memories!! Love your decorations; just lovely!

Unknown said...

I absolutely love the simplicity of the fir tree in the bowl amidst the pinecones, one of my favourite displays yet!!!

Unknown said...

so much to love about vintage Christmas!!!!!

Mimi said...

Love the vintage style ornaments and books.