Friday, December 5, 2008

The Snowman Lamp Arrived & A Butterfly Award!

Whooo Hoooo! My new snowman lamp arrived yesterday afternoon! This is just too adorable when it's lit up. I ordered the lamp with an extra red marble sleeve from Lynne at The cutest little silicone looking light bulb came with it too.

I've been busily decorating small trees and moving them around the house auditioning locations. My husband periodically hears glass tinkling and asks what I'm breaking. Hmphf! It's hard work moving those decorated trees. The snowman tree works well with the new lamp in the picture below. They moved to another possibly tentative location under the stairs later on last night. New pictures to be taken soon.

Can you see our new paint colors? My DH painted 2 walls in the dining room and we love the colors. (The colors are washed out. Think I need to give up and use another camera.) The moldings & baseboards are still on the list of things to do.

I received my new white Christmas tree today! It's partially fluffed and waiting for ornaments. I still have to get out our 9' tree and decorate it too. ugh.....

Awww, isn't this the sweetest Butterfly Award? Thank you Bridget, for presenting this to me. You can read Bridget's wonderfully witty blog at

The rules for this award are:
1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you
3. Nominate 10 other blogs
4. Add links to those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs

My 10 nominee's for the Butterfly Award are:

  1. Susan at
  2. Gloria at
  3. Lynne at
  4. Tam at
  5. Lynette at
  6. Buffie at
  7. Melissa at
  8. Deb at
  9. Ann at
  10. Kristen at




Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Diane,
Thanks so much for the award, girlfriend! I have been so bad about not posting about them...I am terribly behind. I blame working...and getting ready for Christmas! :-) Your snowman post is hilarious! Love ya,

The Muse said...

Congrats on your award! I love the vignette in your header:)
Merry Christmas!

Kat said...

Congratulations on a well deserved award Diane! I laughed aloud at the Walmart post. The new paint looks fabulous! Kudos to hubby for getting it done for Christmas. I cant wait to see the rest of your decor. The new snowman is cute!
Glad you found a white tree.

Happy To Be said...

Diane Thanks for the award...I will be good and post it by Monday..being its not a me me award..hard for me to think about things about myself..Now don't you just love those snowmen lights !! Lynne has the most awesome things in her shop thats where I got my Gingerbread man hanging on my door..I love your piano and the way you have it decoratate girl too so glad to see you play Christmas Diane...I know it hard but it has done me good this year to get back into the grudge of things but allot of work..Hope all is well on your side of the mountain I am going back to bed..little under the weather today..hugs and smiles Gloria

Bo said...

Congrats on the award, Diane... and the snowman lamp is such a good size he'll go anywhere! ;-) Bo

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Buffie said...

Oh Diane, everything is looking SO pretty! Where do you find the small trees? I have one that my MIL found for me in Colorado but I want a few more...I can't wait to see your white one up, I've always wanted a white one, maybe next year. :)

Thanks for the award too, that's so sweet!


Bridget said...

I love that snowman lamp. I have a thing for snowmen! ; )
Great group of ladies you've chosen to pass this award on to too!

nikkicrumpet said...

I LOVE that little snowman! I gotta go get me one of those! Everything looks so pretty. And congrats on your award! Have a wonderful day.

Lynne said...

Good morning dear friend.. Thanks so much for the award.. I'll be posting it "soon".. Your new snowman lamp is adorable..tee-hee!! I'm so glad you like you.. I'm sure glad you found your white tree.. and a 9 girlfriend that's going to take "alot" of ornaments.. can't wait to see it.. I know it's a beauty...hugs ~lynne~

laurie said...

Congratulations! I have one of the snowman lamps from Lynne's shop too. Aren't they darling? Your little tree looks so pretty. laurie

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Diane and THANK YOU!

This is a wonderful thing that you thought of me! I will post it very soon.

I'm so excited to see the white tree all decked out! I'm so glad it's working out for you so far.

And finally, the Snowman lamp is too cute for words!
~A-dorable...I would love to see a pic of the red sleeve as well. The new paint looks pretty. My husbands the painter around here too.

Have a wonderful weekend. ~Melissa :)

xinex said...

Ooooh! Isn't that just the cutest snowman lamp? I have the same one. Thanks Diane for the sweet comment you left on Laurie's blog about my dining room. I also love the little trees and snowman on top of the piano....Christine

squawmama said...

Congrats on the award Diane... It is a beauty... Also I love your Snowman Lamp... He is really cute... Have a fun Saturday...


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dana said...

I just chuckle each time I see that photo of "Chief" on your sidebar--such a cute smile!!

Love that snowman light--and I am impressed with your decorating progress! I have done verrrrry little as I am getting ready for one final sale next weekend. I will be so glad!

Hope your weekend is great! dana

Happy To Be said...

Diane thanks for coming by my PINK were so quiet you did't even wake me up..Hope you have a great Sunday girl hugs and smiles Gloria

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Diane, Thanks so much for the award! I really appreciate it! I will post it soon, I posted a blog givaway if you want to stop by and register. I love that candle from Lynn's shop, so cute! Kristen

nikkicrumpet said...

THanks for the tip on getting rid of my "odor"...I'm gonna have to give it a's so disgusting having to drive to work with the windows up lol

niartist said...

What a GREAT candle you picked from Lynne! It looks great with your miniature ornaments. I'm so in love with the Christmas decor in all the blog pages I visit! If you get a chance, pop over and see my living room, I posted it yesterday. See you soon! Merry Christmas!

Lynette said...

Diane, thanks for the award, I just love them!! I'll get it posted soon!! Your snowman lamp is adorable!! Can't wait to see where he finally finds a home.

lvroftiques said...

Hi Diane! Your new candle lazmp is adorable! I knew in a second that it came from Lynnes place! *winks* Doesn't she have the cutest stuff?! Looks great with your Christmas tree! I also love your piano! BUT and it is a large BUT! I love your furbabies most of all!! What an adorable menagerie you have! I have 4 dogs and one cat! I wish mine would hold still long enough for me to get a pic of them all together! I've managed to get three at one time....guess it's the best I'm gonna do!*winks* Vanna

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