Christmas Spirit Award....

Hello and a very happy Monday to all of my fellow bloggers and friends!!! I have to tell you that I have been busy all morning just trying to stay warm...it was a chilling 12 below 0....when I got up this morning! So I put on my warmest sweats (I know...not very sexy but who can be sexy at -12 degrees anyway?) ....I put on a pot of hot coffee....and I added wood to the fire that my honey had already built before he left to work!!! I think the high temperature is only supposed to get to 12 degrees today....brrrrrr!!! Hehehe....so goes the life in Colorful Colorado!!!


Well...my dear friend Melissa over at Melissa's Heart and Home...gave me the Christmas Spirit Award! It sure warmed my heart this morning....and remember "warm" is a good thing...hehe!!! Thank you so much Melissa!!! Melissa is such a sweet gal and she has an absolutely gorgeous home...you have to go and see it for yourself!!! Here is the link to Melissa's blog....http://melissasheartandhome.blogspot.com/.

Here are the rules for the Christmas award.
You must be a true Christmas lover to receive this award. The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with Christmas. You must link back to the person who gave you the award. You must list 5 things that you love about Christmas. If you can't limit it to 5 things, then keep going till you run out of space! 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.
***Here are my Five Things***


1. Christmas is a special time set apart just to celebrate Jesus and His birth!

2. All of the memories of Christmases past...especially the one's with my children!

3. Fellowship with friends and family!

4. I love how Christmas makes me feel like a little girl again...Christmas always holds a special...awe...wonder to me!

5. Christmas decorations, Christmas candy & cookies, the smell of fresh cut evergreen, cinnamon, & peppermint!

I love Christmas!!! I would like to pass this beautiful "Christmas Spirit" Award to all of my blogger friends....but....there is just one lady....that I think especially deserves this award....and that is Laurie over at Bargain Hunting with Laurie!!! She has the most awesome collection of snowmen...Santa's....Christmas villages...that you could ever imagine. But don't just take my word for it...go and see them for yourselves!!!

Here is a photo of just one of Laurie's collections

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Why just look at all of Laurie's Santas!!! When I viewed Laurie's collections, I felt like a child again....I just Oooohed and Aaaahed...wished you could have heard me...hehe!!! They are absolutely amazing...just like my friend Laurie!!! Thank you Ms. Laurie for sharing all of your Christmas collections with all of us here at blogland!!! Your house is absolutely gorgeous all dressed in it's Christmas finery!!!

Thank you Melissa for the "Christmas Spirit" Award!!!

Love ya'll....



Melissa Miller said...

Hi Chari!

Thank you so much for taking the time to post and share this special award. I can't think of anyone more deserving than you and Laurie of course!
You're exactly right, I thought of her and all her Santas when posting it yesterday. :)

Well you stay warm and cozy. Drink lots of hot cocoa!

~Warmly, Melissa :)

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Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Chari! Ohhhh...honey! It is cold out there where you are! We had about 60 degrees here in the South today! I loved your Christmas award post! Congrats...you certainly deserve it! How nice of your hubby to build you a fire! Stay warm....Debbie

lvroftiques said...

Chari we have snow here in Washington!! But girlfriend -12 is beyond cold!! It's 20 degrees here and that's quite cold enough thank you!! But my honey did get to stay home so I am basking in his warm presence*winks* Isn't Lauries santa collection just over the moon fabulous!! Well all her collections actually!! I think she's holding out on us girlfriend....I bet she has a warehouse to store all her fabulous stuff!! *winks* I know her house is large but cheese n rice!! Those are some HUGE collections!!! And if you detect the smallest hint of jealousy....Who the heck can blame me!!! Lol!! Anyhoo you stay warm my friend! I luv ya!! Vanna

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Chari, what sweet things you've said about me! Oh Gosh! So hard to live up to these glowing words you've posted about me! My heart is overflowing after reading your blog. Thank you so much. You have certainly made my day (possibly my year!) I love ya, laurie

Anonymous said...

Congratulation on the award Chari! I've been doing the tour of homes (I'm working at the antique booth but it is a very slow day- Monday's usually are!) - my there are over 500 entries now- It will take till Easter to get through them all!!!

How are you doing girl? Does the weather affect your health? It was 6 degrees here this morning and I sure could feel it when I got up!!


xinex said...

Hi Chari! Isn't Laurie's collection truly amazing? And I can only imagine the work it took for her to display them all. WOW!. Congrats on your award!..Christine

Lynette said...

Awe - how sweet!! Wasn't Laurie's "Santa" post something?? I couldn't believe all those Santas in one place!! My jaw just about it my desk when I saw them all - LOL!!
I got most of my Christmas dishes as gifts, but they were ordered online. The brand name is Pfaltzgraff (sp?). It is not very old - I've only been collecting it for a couple of years!!
Congrats on the award - Melissa passed it to me as well - I'm going to post it tomorrow - I hope!!
Have a good night.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Just off a long shift but had to tell you how happy I am to "meet" you!!Please come by again!!!Thanks for your sweet comments!

Bo said...

Hi Chari...congratulations on the award...loved reading your list. I couldn't agree more about Laurie... her home is amazing...
just like she is. It was sweet of you to mention her. ;-) Bo

Salmagundi said...

Us Colorado girls (you, Mary Ellen & I) are freezing, aren't we? It's in the 20s here, and it's the middle of the day and the sun is shining. What's up with that? I got my Johnson Bros. Castle Christmas Tree dishes at Marshalls in Colo. Spgs. Do you ever get to Denver - I bet they have them. Also, type in Johnson Bros. Christmas on ebay and maybe some good deals will come up! Happy hunting - I definitely think you need them!! Sally

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Chari, thanks for swinging by the Snowflake Tablescape.. we're a work in progress over here..
hugs ~lynne~

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Chari how are you doing dear friend?? well we got our foot of snow here in 1 day...tell me its not cold..I have been in sweats now for 3 days and just loving that part...but oh what this cold weather does to my body..I have been running around with my Old red robe on over my sweats laying down on sofa covered up with a blanket and still telling Len I am hurting...hope you are staying warm and safe friend..love ya Hugs and smiles Gloria

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Your blog looks wonderful!! It's good to see that you stopped by my blog. Of course you can use the candy cane story for your blog. What are friends for?? I am ready for Christmas. How about you??
Have a great day!! Hugs, Terrie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a wonderful surprise to see your name this a.m. I always enjoy hearing from you, you know that girlfriend.. Thanks so much for the "title" .. now I'll be looking for a crown.lol.. hope all is well with you..hugs ~lynne~