Tuesday, December 20, 2011

*Thank you**It's my Birthday**More Christmas Pix*

Have to give a big shout out of thank you's to all those wonderful ladies that ordered from me. I hope you enjoy your goodies for many years. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments from each one of you. ((((HUGS)))

Yep I'm a December baby some 40something years ago!!! I won't tell you how many cause quite frankly I quit keeping track after 40. Oh and the 40's have not been good to me physically either but thats a whole other story. I am thankful and blessed to have so many wonderful family members and friends wishing me a Happy Birthday! So yeah!!!Happy Birthday to me. Now let me show you what hubby got for me. I think he got tired of me bugging him for the past umpteen years about it.
The latest Cricut!!! I can't wait to try it out!!!
I also had to get myself alittle something from a friend of mine, Brenda. I've been collecting her Santa's for years and this year I requested one dressed in green.
Isn't he divine looking? I'm already thinking of next years color. Either a brown or blue one!!!
Now onto some random Christmas decorating around the homestead.
Here's one of my many pillows I've been making. It reads The Ickes Homestead...and if you are wondering what an Ickes is....thats my last name! I am having so much fun with these. I've done Merry Christmas, Santa Claus, Comfort & Joy and am starting on some new ones for Spring and everyday. If interested in any...just shoot me and email:-)
The tree in this picture used to be covered with glittered fruit, but after some surgery this is what it looks like now. Oh and it smells wonderful. Lots of cinnamon and cloves covering this lucky lil guy. Very prim indeed.
Tried to get a picture of this without lights cause it looks so darn purdy at night, but didn't turn out very well. So here's one with the lights on too.

This is last years Santa that I got from Brenda...another great one!
The whole kitchen window where I enjoy doing my dishes...LOL...at least I have something nice to look at!
Sheep and candle holder made by my dear friend, Kathy.
Our tree....
Tree in the diningroom filled with pears, felted icicles and a partridge. Love this....so simple
This charcoal print was found in my hubbies grandparents attic. It is a beautiful drawing, some damage to the frame but that gives it character I say!
Another shot without lights...
And this lil fellow keeps me company next to my bed.
So that's it for now!
I hope everyone has a Joyous Christmas and Blessed 2012. I've met many wonderful people and have made lifelong friends on my blog. Here's hoping to another wonderful year and many more friendships. Thanks to all of you for visiting my blog and for leaving me a comment. I really do appreciate all the encouraging words.
Huge hugs to all of you!


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERESA....what a great gift from your husband...and Brenda makes some gorgeous things doesn't she? I have a couple of her creations.

    Your decorating is wonderful and what I'd give for a nice window like that in my kitchen...well, I have the window over the sink...I guess it's the large 'sill' to put things on that caught my eye.

    Merry Christmas

  2. Happy birthday Theresa! What wonderful gifts you got! I would love to have a cricut! And that Santa is wonderful!

    Your home is looking devine too! I love it all. So pretty and Prim!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  3. Happy Birthday, sweetie!!!
    Hope it's a great one.
    What a wonderful gift from hubby.
    And love your Santas from Brenda.
    She's so talented!!!
    Your decorations look prim perfect!
    Hugs and Merry Christmas!

  4. Happy Birthday Theresa! The charcol picture is wonderful nice that it has "real" family ties.Love the santa's a partridge tree.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  5. Happy Birthday Theresa. What a wonderful gift from your hubby. I love your Santa and your decorating looks awesome.
    Christmas Blessings,

  6. Happy Birthday Theresa! Hope you had a wonderful day. You will love your Circut. My daughter has one and she does amazing things with hers. Love those Santas. Such amazing craftmanship. All your decor is so pretty. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  7. I hope you had a wonderful Birthday!! I really love your new Santa. I have mine from you from last year and I love it! He has such a great face!
    So tell me...what is a cricut and what do you make with it? Can't wait to see what you have in mind!
    Very pretty decorating!!! Merry Christmas to The Ickes!! Big hugs to you all!!

  8. Happy Birthday! I love all your photos, the Santas and trees are just wonderful. Bet you love the Circut! Merry Christmas!

  9. Happy Birthday!
    What some awesome gifts you recieved.
    Love the Santa!

  10. Happy Birthday!!!! December babies are the best. I'm a December baby so is my daughter,my mother and both of my grandmothers were. it was a family tradition.Ha!! Now all I need is a December grandbaby. Denise

  11. Theresa I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!! As you know I LOVE ALL of your Santa's....I adore the Santa you gave me last year I will always treasure him!! Your home is always so pretty each season. I hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas!

    Christmas Blessings,

  12. Happy birthday Theresa! Love your santa. Have fun with your new cricut. I have been wanting one for a long time also. Merry Christmas. Mary

  13. Happy belated Birthday to you girl! Congrats on your Cricut! I have the old little one, I would love to have the nice, big one like yours. I use mine a lot. I'm sure you will love yours, enjoy it!

    Brenda's Santas are beautiful! I don't blame you, get one in every color, lol. They are wonderfully made I'm sure as she is so full of talent.

    I love your Christmas decor! I wanted to make a partridge in a pear tree this year but I didn't get around to it. I need to start now for next year, haha.

    I've really enjoyed following along your blog this year. Looking forward to next year too. =] Have a fun time ringing in the new year~

  14. Theresa
    Sorry I missed you birthday~
    So Happy Happy Belated Birthday!!!
    Love looking at your displays~ oh, girl you can decorate so pretty~

  15. How did I miss your pics until now? lol

    LOVE the Santa's, the Christmas tree redo, the picture... ok all of it :)

    Have late birthday!!!