Holly. I love the look of holly. It is so crisp and clean looking as well as striking with the bright red berries contrasted against the glossy greens.
Doesn't this holly look yummy? I don't have much patience for decorating cupcakes or cookies, wish I did. These are so pretty.
I'm loving this turquoise and red combo. It is one my newest favorite color combinations. This sweet little songstress is ready for the holidays.
And I love this simply sweet Christmas dress by Michie' Mooney. The simple snow white dress with just the sweetest touch of embroidered holly along the lower yoke. Classic and beautiful.
This is from a set of placemats my mother cross stitched about twenty five plus years ago. I need to find a way to use them. We have long since outgrown the number on hand for Christmas dinner but I still love them. (I don't know why I can get the extra line space out of there. Ignore it.)
Classic smocking on a white bishop. Love it.
And does anything say Christmas more than Burl Ives? This program is one I remember from my childhood and is a well loved classic still today. I loved how Sam the Snowman swirled through the snow.
I know my intent was to do both "H" and "I" today, but I changed my mind. I have a reason that I will share at a later date. I hope there is some "holly jolly" in your Christmas preperations. If you read comments from yesterday, you would know that not everyone is staying warm. She grumbles. Humor her.
FYI, don't google images of just "holly." Put the word Christmas with it. Trust me.