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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Sights and Sounds of the Season

Bon Soir, Mon Amis!
Hope you are having a great Tuesday!  It's another blustery day here at the Chateau.  No snow, but it's beginning to look alot like Christmas around here!

We got our tree on Sunday, and finally got all 13' (or more!) of it lit a decorated yesterday!  I will just show you a sneak peek at it tonight, but will share more of it with you ladies thru out the week.
I got down on the floor to take this shot of our tree!  The things we bloggers do for the sake of a photo!:)

I made a bunch of these ornaments last year, to give and to keep.  Can you guess what they are made of?
Ok, how many of you have glittered airplanes hanging from your tree?  Hubby is a pilot, so we have several airplanes flying around on our trees!  And of course I just had to add the glitter!
I have a ton more ornaments that I will share with you later this week!

Last night, we took a much needed break and attended a John Berry concert, at the Ark in Ann Arbor.  It was an awesome show!  John Berry is my absolute favorite singer, and this is the 5th time that we've been fortunate to see him.  Unfortunately, he doesn't get played on the radio much anymore these days.  His voice is incredible!  He performed both his own work, and lots of Christmas songs, which was a real treat!

We had great seats, too!  Front row, left of stage!  One of the great things about seeing a show at the Ark is it's a small theater, with less than 500 seats or so.  And it's such a relaxed laid back environment, it feels as if you are having your very own personal concert in your living room! In fact, most of us in the front row rested our feet on the edge of the stage all night long!

The really nice thing about all of John's shows is that he always has a "meet and greet" afterward, and he will talk with anyone who wants to see him!  Ok, this is a horrible picture of me!  I swear that they guy who took it must work for the Department of Motor Vehicles!  But then, it's a great picture of John Berry, and a good picture of hubby, too in the background!!

If you are not familiar with John's work, you can click here and watch him perform "Your love amazes me", which is my all time favorite song!
Have a great night!


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, I LOVE this pic and it is so neat he lets you get pictures with him!!! How very, very special!!! And I love all the decorations and the plane is amazing too!!!
You have been SO busy and SO creative!!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

P.S. I love your necklace!!! lol

Kim K. said...

What a beautiful tree. And I thought our 11 foot tree was big. Is that a milkweed pod that you turned into an ornament? How fun to meet your favorite singer in person. It's not a bad picture of you. It's quite cute. Looks like a great night.

Linda said...

Thirteen feet?! Wow, that's an amazing tree! How fun you were able to meet you favorite singer! I love the picture...you look happy!

NanaDiana said...

Now-THAT is a happy face~ Glad you had fun at teh concert...and I'm not sure WHAT those ornaments are made of...tell us quick~ Hugs-Diana

Debbie said...

That sure is exciting. What great pictures Donna. I am still getting over the size of your tree. Was that a hummingbird ornament I spied? It is super cute, my Mom would sure love one.

mizdarlin said...

What a gorgeous tree! I'm so glad you are sharing as I'm not having one this year, so get to enjoy everyone else's decorations vicariously..

mizdarlin said...

As for guessing what you used on that ornament..cornhusks? Catalpa leaves? Whatever it was, darned interesting..!

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna! How wonderful to have such high ceilings that you can have such a HUGE tree for Christmas! Your tree looks amazing!!
It sounds and looks like you had a fabulous time at the concert!! What a great picture of all of you!! You made me laugh about the DMV thing... lol! Not true, though... you look great!
Jo :)

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Love John Berry!!! You lucky girl!!! I love your tree and the glittery ornaments! Great from below shot!