Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Merriment, Day 8

Good morning and it is day 8 of the Merriment Days, sponsored by Robyn and Misi. I have enjoyed this so much and hope you all have too. It is amazing how similar we are, isn't it.
Today's Merriment is brought to you courtesy of my daughter and s-i-l. He is a wood carver by hobby, so he carves and she paints. These are in the center of my mantle. I keep them in a cupboard all year long but is is so much fun to get them out and set them around during Christmas.

There is no better gift than something you have taken your time to make for someone. Time is something that you can never get back, once you have given it away.
I am so thankful you take time to come Through My Back Door where life is good.


  1. Good Morning Betty Friend
    What beautiful Christmas treasures from you talented Family.
    I just love them.
    Nothing is better than handmade with love!
    Christmas Blessings


  2. What wonderful Santas! Warm Blessings!~Amy

  3. Love all the hand carved Santas Betty. I would leave them out all year also. Darbee Rae told me yesterday that I had Santas out all year. I told her No, I do not. She then told me if I didn't have finished ones out, then I was working on some Christmas ones in the craft room for my show. Too observant so young!!!Never had thought about it, but guess I have Christmas in my heart all year.

  4. Hello dear truly a great treasure from your family..I love them so much..
    Bug hugs cucki x

  5. The carver & painter are very talented! Beautiful Santas!

  6. I am just amazed at the wonderful talent between the two! Such attention to detail in the carving, and the beautiful hues in each Santa is just exquisite! WONDERFUL!!

  7. Good morning Betty,
    Well for certain I haven't been here for 8 days that's for sure...lol
    Your Merriment posts are delightful - I read on back to number 1.
    Goodness your sil does wonderful work...I see why these are treasures.

  8. Hi Betty! Our best friends were wood carvers so I am very partial to these pieces. Your SIL is very talented--I may have to pull out my collection of carvings for a Merriment post too!! --Jan

  9. Oh Betty the talent! I wouldn't put them away either. Homemade gifts are the best, since they are made from the heart! OLM

  10. Very talented couple. I love those! You are so right, the very special gifts are the ones that have a special meaning behind them.....when someone takes the time to create something for you....that is extra special. Blessings!

  11. You have a very artistic family, such treasures.

  12. Wow! Those are gorgeous Betty!What a talented couple.Hugs,Jen

  13. Hi Betty, I'm a new follower. Love your merriments, esp the santa's...such a creative couple! Have a wonderful holiday season and please stop by sometime:)

  14. Oh my Heavens Betty. They are so fabulous. I am drooling:) You are so lucky. -Steph-

  15. Wow Betty!! Love your carved Santas and there is nothing better than a gift from the heart. Fabulous treasures!!

    Enjoy your evening~Becky

  16. Oh My, Oh My!!!!!!The carved Santas are spectacular. I love every one of them. How well they all look together, too. Your family must be very talented because these are fabulous.

    Thanks for showing us, Betty. I am glad you did.


  17. Yeah...what THEY said..... Oh MY HECK!!! These treasures are absolutely AMAZING Betty!!! What a blessed soul you are indeed. I can think of no finer treasures to be able to display this magical season than something such as this....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  18. What awesome artists you have in your family! Theses are truly beautiful. Warms my heart looking at them! Thanks for sharing Betty!
    Be blessed,


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