Southern Christmas Visits

et’s do a little more visiting tonight with some of the family and see what kind of Christmas decorations they’ve got going on.

First, we’ll check out an outside picture from Mama’s house.


Verry pretty!

Let’s go inside and have a look at their tree:


Oh, and are those nutcrackers up on the shelf?

Hmmm, I really like that ornament, let’s get a closeup:


Very sweet.

Now, let’s got to my little sister Linda’s house and have a look at her tree – or should I say trees?


Is that a present for me in that bag?? What other trees do you have, Linda?


O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging;
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging;
Not only green when summer’s here,
But also when ’tis cold and drear.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging

A little outdoor red for Outdoor Wednesday with A Southern Daydreamer and Rednesday! with It’s a Very Cherry and today’s lagniappe is a great idea for Crockpot Wedneday with Dining with Debbie.

Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester

Today’s Lagniappe:  Clarence Moody’s Odor Punch (NOT FOR CONSUMPTION – just to make the house smell good!)
This recipe was sent to me by sweet Kim Reddmann from over in East Arkansas. Kim says, “I know this isn’t a “food”, but my Mother always had a sauce pot on the burner with this simmering in it. I’ve also done this for years, makes the home smell like love!!” – Debbie, I think this would be wonderful simmering in a crockpot!

1 qt. pineapple juice
1 qt. water
1 qt. apple cider
4 pieces of ginger
3-3″ sticks of cinnamon
16 whole cloves
1 t. allspice
1 or 2 t. pickling spice

Place all ingredients in a large cooking kettle and allow to come to a boil for several minutes. Then simmer. Add water as needed

I seldom have whole ginger, the powder works just fine. As does ground cinnamon and ground cloves. Great recipe to clean out the spice rack each season!

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!






13 responses to “Southern Christmas Visits”

  1. Andrew Avatar

    beautiful tree of Christmas. This year I am gonna make it to my home.

  2. Doylene Brents Avatar

    Your pictures are beautiful. I love the recipe. Thanks, Doylene

  3. Teresa Avatar

    Not sure I will ever get to all the holiday homes…but so enjoyed yours..
    can it really be 2010….So glad I found your blog and look forward to many reads in 2010..Happy New Year..

  4. Michele Avatar

    thanks for the tour. I love your mothers house decorations outside. I love to drive around at night to look at holiday decorations, specially the lights.


  5. Lori E Avatar

    I love to have this potpourri simmering in the house. I have never put in pickling spice though. I should try that this year.

  6. Eileen Avatar

    Love the outdoor lights, very pretty. Your tree and ornaments are beautiful too.

  7. Doylene Brents Avatar

    I love this recipe. I have made up my own recipes to make the house smell good. The warmth makes it go throughout the house. Thanks, Doylene from Russellville, AR

  8. Hootin' Anni Avatar

    Everything…everything is perfect!

    My Wednesday issue is posted. Come see my lighted Christmas Village HERE.

  9. Linderhof Avatar

    Pretty trees all. I make something similar only use water and do it on the stove top — does make the house smell wonderful!

  10. chubskulit Avatar

    Your Mom and sissy have beautiful decorations.
    My Outdoor Wednesday

  11. LaVoice Avatar

    Really enjoyed the tour of your family’s Christmas decorations. They all simply beautiful.

  12. darnold23 Avatar

    Thanks so much for posting to Crock Pot Wednesday. I know you left a comment, but I had some issues with that post and had to repost it. I would love to know what you had to say. I loved the tour. Thanks.

  13. paula Avatar

    Thanks for the tour! So fun – loved your tree’s
    stop by my blog when you have a minute

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