Saturday, December 13, 2008

This weekend we're taking the Boy and the Girl here...
To see rooms like this...
I've been looking forward to this for months! I'm not letting a little cold weather, a persistent cough, and a drive of over an hour in a compact car with four people, three of whom are 5'9"(me), 6' (Mr Darcy), and 6'3" (the Boy) dampen my spirits. Who cares if my decorating isn't done? This is the Biltmore House people!
Things are still crazy busy for me at work and home. I'm still coughing and not feeling 100% yet but I am pleased to report that last night Mr Darcy, the Girl and myself worked on our living room Christmas tree. Progress! O course Indy wouldn't leave us or the tree alone! Have you seen Darlene's blog post on Midnight? Aside from her beautifully decorated tree/home and fur babies that actually get along it's like looking at my own home and our crazy kitten Indy!
Meanwhile I'm trying to whip up a quickie tree skirt from some left over silk I have and stayed up till midnight pinning my trim on. This morning found me sitting at my sewing machine furiously trying to finish up a new robe for my darling Mister D before changing my thread for sewing the skirt. Not quite there yet but close!
Progress thus far...
Living room tree up and decorated
Patriotic tree up and decorated
Sideboard (still unpainted) decorated
Dining room mantel decorated
Bathroom tree decorated
Outside of house decorated
Remains to be done...
Kitchen tree found and decorated
Handmade gifts to be finished
Stockings to be made
All boxes removed
And my camera is still messed up! I don't know what the problem is but the flash isn't working and since my rooms are dark it's making pictures impossible. My darling husband hasn't really shown me how to use his digi camera yet but hopefully I'll learn fast and will be back to posting pictures soon! I have so much to share!
Wishing everyone a wonderfully blessed weekend!


Darlene said...

Morning Kitty Scraps,

Oh I would LOVE to go to the Biltmore, esp. at this time of year. I bet it will be GORGEOUS! You will have a wonderful day. Gosh, I hate that you are still not fully recovered. You have been battling that for quite some time now!

It does sound like Indy is as much of a handful as Midnight. I am about ready to pull my hair out most days now. Between Lucy and Midnight (both under a year) it has been a little hectic to say the least! Good luck with your tree skirt. My poor tree doesn't even have one....just a couple of moments of it down showed me that wasn't going to work AT ALL! Does Sissy have claws? Tangie does not so I am not worried that she will hurt Midnight. If Midnight becomes too much she just starts hissing and runs away to hide We also have a large kennel in the living room with a litter box, bed, food and water so that when Midnight becomes too wild or we just need a break she goes in there. We also put her up any time we telling what our home would look like if I left her out and we were gone...YIKES.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I'll "talk" to ya later. ♥

kari and kijsa said...

he Biltmore has been opne of our favorite places to visit!! We would love to go at Christmastime!!
Have fun!
We have a fun giveaway of a target gift card today with the AHA for go red! A little early Christmas gift!

kari & kijsa

Lorrie said...

I hope you had a lovely time at the Biltmore. My husband and I were there at Christmastime several years ago,and really enjoyed it so much.

I hope that you're feeling all better. I bet Indy is enjoying all the decorating!

Daphine said...

WOW! Biltmore looks like my kind of place to visit! I hope you had a great time!

Have a great week ahead!

Susie Harris said...

Oh you lucky lucky little lady! My sister went a few years back and said... beautiful! I would love to go myself one day. Ahhhhh. The thought of all of yall in that compact car...priceless. Just think of the sweet memories yall will have. Please tell me that you will take tons of pictures( if they let you). Bet that house is all decked out in Christmas.... Have fun~

Susie Harris said...

Please show us pictures and give us all the yummy details of your trip. I bet it was a grand one!!! Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes. I ate a piece of cake for ya, smile~

Thistledew Farm said...

Biltmore is awesome! Nice pictures.