Tuesday, December 20, 2011

OH HOW WE LOVED TO DECORATE!

    Year after year a favourite activity for Janine and I was getting our living-room looking great with every inch oozing the Christmas spirit.  As CDs and radio stations belted out carols ranging from the traditional to our pulsating reggae and fast moving calypso beat Janine would be the first to start putting up the decorations. We had a wide variety from around the world and many that we bought. I am not sure I will ever be able to decorate again on that large scale. Anyway I try to decorate with some of her favourite decorations:

46 comments:

Sandee said...

They are all beautiful, but I like the "Twins are Twice as Nice" on the best. I'm guessing you do too.

Have a terrific day. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Sandee! You are right, the "Twins are Twice as Nice" was always a big favourite at Christmas. We were thrilled when we got it from an American pen-pal. On birthdays she also sent us lovely cards for twins. I thought it would be difficult to use this decoration again but happily I have managed to do so. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Lucy's Soup Can said...

Hi. Found you through Friend and Follow. What a beautiful memorial to your sister this blog is. I hope you are finding peace and joy in your memories and in sharing them with us.

Anji said...

There is nothing more special than the decorations that are brought out year after year. A real tradition.

Yours are lovely. I like the "Twins are Twice as Nice" decoration too.

Sunray Gardens said...

Lovely decorations. I like the twins are twice as nice. :)

Cher Sunray Gardens

momto8 said...

beautiful decorations!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks momto8! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Sunray Gardens! It was such a relief to be able to use that ball again after Janine's death.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Anji! I can still remember how thrilled Janine and I were when we got the one with the words "Twins are Twice as Nice."

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Lucy's Soup Can. This Blog has certainly helped me in the healing process. I will definitely follow back. Happy Holidays.

Nekky said...

These Christmas ornaments are very beautiful. I like 'Twins are Twice as Nice', I've never heard it before.

MarieHarmony said...

Very nice decorations! Hanging them around is one of the time I like the best.
I like the "Twins are Twice as Nice" decoration as well.
Have a great day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks MarieHarmony! Happy Holidays!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Nekky! Janine and I got a wonderful surprise when we received the decoration with the words "Twins are Twice as Nice.:)Have a great day.

Yee Family said...

Beautiful decorations! I really do enjoy your posts and what a great way to honour your sister :) Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm following you on Twitter as well now, please feel free to follow back :)

www.twitter.com/yeewittlethings

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Yee Family! I will definitely follow you on Twitter too. Have a good day.

May said...

They are very beautiful.. Creativity at it peak. My best picture here is the las one. Thanks for sharing..

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks May! I see you like the one featuring bells! Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.

Ai Sakura said...

Those are really pretty.. I like the twins bauble too :)

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Have a blessed hols!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka
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Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Ai! Happy Holidays to you too!

Clairejustine said...

These are lovely :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Claire! Take care.

kewkew said...

Those are some lovely decorations. And yes, I thought the Twins are Twice as Nice ornament was very special too.
Have a Merry Christmas.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks kewkew! Have yourself a great holiday.

Trisha said...

Such nice decorations! I love your twins ornament, very cute! Thanks for linking up at TMomma T and Baby E!
Trisha

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

They are so beautiful Judy! I love all the decorations!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Melissa! Happy Holidays!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Trisha! Enjoy your holiday season.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I see you love to Decorate and you do a great job putting this all together for the Holidays sweet lady.
I hope you have a wonderful Merry Christmas and a Happy new year with your family.
XXOO Diane

TToria said...

These are great, thanks for sharing and Happy Christmas! :-)

Here's my WW:
http://ttoria.blogspot.com

TToria
xo

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Diane! I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and great 2012!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much TToria! I will definitely visit your Wordless Wednesday. Happy Holidays!

Candice said...

I love the all the stars you have...so pretty! Thanks for sharing some of your favorites :)

KristaM said...

Hey! Just found your blog through Give a Hoot blog hop. New follower!

Stop by my blog and follow back :)

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Krista
http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com

Treat and Trick said...

Lovely decoration dear! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Treat & Trick! Happy Holidays to you too!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks KristaM! I will follow back. Happy Holidays.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Candice! Take care.

Annie said...

love, love, love this Judy! i didn't decorate last year, Jim dying so close to the holidays but this year i have several things up in his honor. i think he'd be pleased. i blogged about it, stop by when you can. xoxo

Maria said...

Judy, these are all wonderful keepsakes!! How neat that you have a twin ornament!! I love that!!
Ahh, when you mentioned the music you and Janine enjoyed listening to, it reminded me of being in Jamaica. Steve and I loved all the music they played on our resort. Especially when we would visit the pool. We would drink pina coladas and lay on the rafts while they played reggae music. That sounds nice right about now ;)

I'm wishing you lots of love and happiness!!
My thoughts are with you!
Xoxo
Maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Maria,
I am really glad that I have these decorations. It is good to know that you had such an enjoyable time in Jamaica! I hope you get to visit again some day. Take good care and Lots of Love & Best Wishes to you and Steve.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Annie,
I know exactly what you have experienced. It is so good that we are now able to decorate with things that our departed loved ones treasured. I will definitely visit your Blog. Take care and my prayers and thoughts are with you.
Judy

Yona said...

I love the silver star decoration! So pretty. I bet it shimmers nicely.


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Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Yona! I will definitely follow back. Happy Holidays!

Katherines Corner said...

Wonderful post my bloggy friend. I love the twins are twice as nice ornament!thank you for sharing and for linking to Thursday Favorite Things blog Hop at Katherines Corner. Merry Christmas Hugs!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Katherine! I am always happy to link up. Merry Christmas to you too.

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