Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday thoughts

Some things to share with you on a Friday post:

I've been sharing pictures of hubby's shed under construction. We have had lots of rain, so it's a bit water-logged for this picture. Next step is gray paint to match the house. Daughter Heidi and I will fix it up and I'll post another picture.



Time to get Christmas decorations up, so here's the fireplace and mantel. The creche scene is mostly Willow Tree characters, and you will note there are a few of my Santa collection on the mantel as well.


Now those of you who are opposed to guns and hunting, skip over this one. This is Grandson Carson with his first deer, a 9 point buck shot right through the heart with his rifle. Pretty impressive, and he is so excited. For hunting families, eight is the age for getting that first deer.


Is this how you feel with the holidays in full force? It's so hard to not pick up a tasty tidbit to nibble on!


This is my favorite Santa from my collection, mostly because of the detail. I love the fox and note the baby fox in the grass at his feet and the little owl at his shoulder.

Joining today with Willy Nilly Friday 5 and Five on Friday. Thanks for hosting, ladies!

Linda Kay

35 comments:

www.paperwriting.xyz said...

It is so cool you are already preparing for Christmas Holidays. I love decorating my place but I really have no time to do it. That's sad.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your decorations and mantel are beautiful. I love the Santa with the fox. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Congrats to your Grand, how exciting to get his first deer.
Your Santa is lovely, I like all the detail:)

Anvilcloud said...

I'm all for balance except I don't seem to just eat salads and go to the gym. :)

Lea said...

A balanced meal - a salad with a cupcake for dessert!
I was against deer hunting until the deer began to eat my garden. That changed my mind pretty quick!
Have a wonderful week-end!
Lea

mamasmercantile said...

Lovely mantel and collection of Santa's. Have a lovely weekend.

DeniseinVA said...

The decorations are lovely, especially like the Santa with the little fox sleeping at Santa's feet. We are not hunters in our family but have several relatives of hubby's in North Dakota who are, and have been since your grandson's age.

DeniseinVA said...

I like your shed also and look forward to seeing how you decorate it.

Nonnie said...

Very nice shed! Your fireplace and the decorations are so beautiful. I gave the Willow Tree nativity sets to our kids and they have really enjoyed them. Linda, I have a pic of our grandson like that. We could hold them up side by side, they are so much alike. I'm okay with their hunting deer since they do eat the meat. I don't care for killing for the sport.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Linda, your husband's shed is a beauty! I think I could live in it! :D

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Love your fabulous stone fireplace all decorated for the season! So pretty! Your Santa is wonderful and how sweet is that little fox? Your hubby's new shed is great - I need one of those for my gardening junk. Not hunter's here, but congrats to your grandson! That quote just about sums it up, doesn't it? I'm in the cupcake phase.....haha! Have a great weekend! x Karen

Tom said...

Lots of neat stuff going on. Enjoy the holidays.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

LOVE, love, LOVE the santa. Wow. Would I cherish one like this in MY collection.

I am not at all against guns/hunting. As long as the user respects that it's a weapon for survival and not .... well, you know. And starting the teaching of respect at 8 is a good age!!! Congrats for his first deer.

Your fireplace is gorgeous. I really like the side shelving units. And the work shed will be his very own. I'd like one for gardening.

fishducky said...

Love your Santa. I don't comment on every post you print, but I DO read every one!!

William Kendall said...

It is a neat looking shed!

Amy at love made my home said...

Your husbands shed looks really great doesn't it! He will enjoy doing all sorts of things in there I am sure. Your decorations look great too, especially your crèche scheme, that is a lovely set. Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

Cynthia said...

Looks like you are having fun decorating for the first Christmas in your new house. It looks pretty. I like your Santa and I see why it's a favorite.

Cranberry Morning said...

Look at that proud grandson! Our son would be so annoyed, he hunted a week and didn't get his deer. I told him that I'd warned the deer to run and hide. I think he's convinced that the deer and i have conspired against him. :-). Loved the poster. Isn't that true!

Gosia k said...

your husband's shed is awesome. the christmas decorations great

Pom Pom said...

Your hearth looks great and I do love that Santa (the fox especially!)

Mike said...

That shed is tall. I can see a lot of stuff hanging from the rafters.

Mac n' Janet said...

Nice looking shed. Love your Santa, particularly the fox.

Linda W. said...

Nice shed! Like all your Christmas decorations too.

Janie Junebug said...

Will you make him live in the shed? You can lock him in and pass food through a small opening you make in the door. Then he can pretend he's in prison, in solitary confinement. He can keep a diary. Then you write a book based on the diary. I edit it. It sells millions of copies. You're welcome.

Love,
Janie

Grantham Lynn said...

Great post. My men are hunters. I 'get it'. I love your Santa. I have a collection too. I hope to get some photo's up this week.
Still trying to get everything put up!
Have a great weekend.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Your Santa is lovely..
Don't know about the deer...did he kill it all by himself?
Have a nephew who goes hunting for deer..

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Linda; Oh, you have to be prepared for Christmas☆☆☆ I LOVE the wonderful decoration of the Santa with the fox♪ Sure is impressive what your grandson achieved. 
Hoping the fixing will go smoothly, Dear friend.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Tabor said...

Not opposed to guns and hunting, just opposed to lack of gun regulation for those who hunt mankind because they are angry and do not agree with the religion or lifestyle or anything else. Teaching children how to use guns for hunting is an important skill.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This is a very warm, family post. I like that you share as you do. Thank you.

Lexa Cain said...

The shed looks good even with the water stains. I'm sure it'll even look better when you're done. Congrats to your grandson on his fist deer! (I'm not opposed to hunting as long as the animal is consumed, so I hope the family now has some good venison steaks for the winter.) Your Christmas decorations are awesome! I love that you have a real fireplace. It's beautiful! :)

The Yum List said...

We still haven't put up an Christmas decorations. Today might be time to do so. :-)

pattisjarrett said...

I look forward to seeing the shed when you're done painting. What a beautiful mantle and fireplace! Willow Tree is my favorite Nativity, though I've not purchased one. Congratulations to your grandson. I imagine he was quite excited about his first deer. I like the Balance saying. The fox is beautiful!

Gail said...

Congratulations to your grandson. Jake, our middle, got his during the youth hunt weekend we have. He and we were very proud.

Joyce said...

Men and their sheds are a bit like women and their craft rooms : ) Your decorations are lovely!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Your Santa is wonderful, and congrats to your grandson!
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