What November 17th means here at the nest

Birthday balloons arrive


Wishes and lovely gifts arrive
from friends and family near and far

(and one of my little birds is here for a few weeks!!!)

my favorite carrot cake is delivered

................but the newest thing 
that has been decreed for this day

is that it is 

OFFICIALLY THE START OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

The mantle is decorated 

and the little Patience Brewster Faerie takes her place

among the greens and lights and flowers

the t.v. music station is set at Sounds of The Season

every possible Christmas scent 

from Bath and Body fills the air

and we are savoring every precious moment 

of the

34 days, 11 hours, 36 minutes, and 26 seconds

until Christmas!!!!

GO HERE TO UPDATE THE COUNTDOWN.

12 comments:

Denise said...

I am happy to see others get excited about christmas before Thanksgiving too.Ever since I "handed the baton over" of all the holiday dinners to my four grown daughters, I've been wanting to start christmas decorating near halloween.I stop myslf just in case the grandkids come over.Is there a Happy Birthday for you?How nice.

La Dolce Vita said...

happy birthday!! and many more!!! smoochlets!!

Debby said...

Happy Birthday RElla!!! Beautiful post..
Debby

debi said...

Happy Birthday my sweet friend!

I hope you have had a wonderful week!

I love your fairy, she's so sweet! The Christmas season has officially started here too and I'm just so excited!

Suz said...

Happy, happy birthday, Fellow Scorpio! i am so ecited to hear of the official beginning of the Christmas season at your house. I think I may borrow the idea because I looove the holiday season so much!
Hugs,
Suz

Terri said...

How fun!
Your flowers are beautiful!
I do hope you had a lovely birthday.

At our house, Christmas season starts the day after Thanksgiving.
I like your Christmas spirit! You get a head start!
Hugs,
Terri

Joanne Huffman said...

Belated Happy Birthday! Your Christmas mantle looks delightful.

zUzU said...

=^.*.^= thinking of you.
. . . xoxzUxox . . .

Claudia said...

Happy Birthday, friend! Mine is today. We have birthdays only a few days apart. I hope you had a fabulous day filled with love and laughter.

xo
Claudia

~*~Patty S said...

Happy Happy BirthDAY, WEEK and MONTH dear Rella!
Brightest of Blessings All Ways!
oxo

Marianne C. said...

Well, Happy Birthday, Rella! Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate!

I like to savor each holiday, so I wait until after Thanksgiving to start the Christmas season (though truly I keep it everyday in my heart). But Christmas is something to be excited about any time!

I think Patience Brewster is an amazing artist! Your fairy is perfect to start off the season.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Hi Rella,
I love your mantle fairy ~ she is very charming! Happy Birthday too!
Your button fairy and swap gifts are quite divine too! Lots of magical wonderful is happening in your land!
Blessings,
Katie