Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tradition!

My sister (in law, which is just a technicality) and I adore the movie, *Fiddler on the Roof.* One of the songs is entitled, "Tradition." I tend toward tradition with Christmas -- even white (to me) is traditional. Well, here's the traditional green and red, but with a little twist. Are you traditional, transitional or a tradition-breaker?

49 comments:

It's me said...

O my...that sweet bay,.....that yummie choclate.....that beautiful home....and towels.....and amazing car !!! i love love love your post !!! warm hugs from me..............xxxxxxx ......Ria...

Mari said...

I love that old car!

cottageprims said...

I love the old truck! Oh you had to tease us with the strawberries.Warm Blessings!~Amy

katie said...

You know, I just think I like it all.
That baby is just so sweet in it's nice warm knit hat, and those strawberries, who wouldn't love those.
Stay well, and stay warm.

Jojo said...

At Christmas, I tend to love it all - the whites, blues, pinks and of course the traditional red & green. I'm a mix of colors and tend to let each room be a different color combo.

devonaz said...

I am tradional..Simple decorations,tree and the lots of baked goodies,,I am wishing you a very Merry Traditional Christmas..

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love ALL these pictures, but you know how I feel about red and green, thow some yellow in there and I'm one happy camper! What a sweet little one with the hat and pic #2, I could live in that room, for sure!
xoxo

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Janean! All the photos are beautiful, but you know I love that sweet baby picture the best! I may have to try to copy that cute Christmas hat!! Yep, I'm a traditionalist!!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Oh, I love all of your green and red pictures - especially the truck! My car is almost 10 years old and has well over 100,00 miles on it, and that is cool as I plan on driving it "until the wheels fall off"! But my dream car these days is a gorgeous restored OLD pickup truck in either a bright red or green. Somehow seeing one (have you seen the one in the presc. meds commercial - be still my heart!) just makes me happy! Of course I also want a little restored Scottie camper to tow along behind it!

And I am definitely traditional, with maybe just a big toe in the transitional. But just ONE BIG TOE! Like I said, I'm a traditional girl at Christmas time!

Merry Christmas Janean!!!

Farm Girl said...

I think I am more of a silver and gold person at Christmas but the last picture with the baby might make me switch. :) The image with the room with that red and white chair, is just so nice. I would wish if I could ever have a look in my house it would be that. I love the green mantel. these are really nice and I think I always go along with traditions. The one thing in my life I don't break rules. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet! I guess the older I get...the more traditional I am! I love everything old fashioned and actually LOVE finding vintage things now! Happy holidays, sweet friend! Enjoy your day! ♥ PS I saw Santa last night...I'll post pics soon! ♥

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Janean! Well...I think I'm 'traditional'...yep now that I think about it..I'm definitely TRADITIONAL. I'm an old fashioned girl at heart but I try and be a little creative although this year I just couldn't get the 'creative juices' flowing. I like that old truck and of course the baby's hat. I hope you're having fun getting ready for the holidays. Enjoy what's left of your weekend!

Maura :)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Lovely photos and that is the sweetest baby!

Julie said...

Oh Janean,

I love your last photo. How precious...new life...so sweet.
I have been away from many blogs as my time was pared down while helping my dad through my mom's final weeks with her battle. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thanksgiving. We are coping and mourning and healing. Thrilled for her, taking one day at a time here. I am following in your footsteps. I am back to visiting some of my favorite blogposts again. I am so eclectic, I am not sure what I am....lol. I love the mantel pic.
went back and visited past posts..saw your room. LOVELY - Stunning! I do so love it. Have yourself a wonderful week!!! Hugs to you dear bloggy sis...

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Janean -
I would say that I'm traditional in that I use mostly white. I used to be traditional as in red and green for many years. I love these photos....especially the last one of the sweet little angel :)
Toni

FairfieldHouse said...

Janean,

I too am a traditionalist. Love the photograph of the fire place and the sweet pea in the knit cap!

Your Friend,
Deborah

Helen said...

I'm a little of all three!!
Happy Holidays!

NanaDiana said...

I guess I am pretty much a traditinalist...especially at the Holidays..colors, foods, same old family and friends...and always ready to welcome a new tradition in to become part of it all. Nice post- Hugs-Diana

Bernie said...

I so love tradition.....always have and try to continue them each season as my parents and grandparents before me. Great Photos dear friend......:-)Hugs

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Pass the strawberries please. I could just stare at that beautiful baby all day. Nice post!!

Karen said...

Janean, yes, to all the above! :P Boy, those strawberries look good. And I could just smooch up that little baby!

kpaints said...

I guess I am traditional....but with a twist...I have red and green in my kitchen...year round!!! Adore the patina on that truck!!! Thanks for posting it!

Rita said...

Oh those strawberries look scrumptious! And the baby is sooooo precious!

Tanya said...

Janean,
Everyone of those pictures makes me ooohhhh and aaahhhh! Just loved them. And I love WHITE!

Dolores said...

I don't have a favorite.... I love all the colors .....and I love all the pictures...and precious baby!
Hugs,

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

What a pretty post. Thanks for coming by to say hello.

Judy

Oklahoma Granny said...

I would so love to own that truck!

Suz said...

Oh Fiddler..it's tradition

voiceofpendergrass said...

I am the sister "in law" who shares the love of "Fiddler On the Roof"! And I love all of these pictures today, how sweet is that last one!
I love the traditional Christmas colors, but I also love seeing a new twist with the colors and ideas. As we get older and maybe away from family, sometimes the beloved traditional, kind of hurts because we can't be with the ones we love, so the different twists make things fun with out hurting.. makes old things new. I toured the Atlanta Christmas house this past Saturday and saw a lot of new "twists" on Christmas decorations... interesting!
Merry Christmas to everyone!!
vop

Mari said...

I am more of a fan for a green and red Christmas. Th look strawberries delicious and the baby adorable.
Have a great afternoon.

kimsound studios said...

I really like the red & white wing-back chair next to the fireplace :D What a warm feeling you get looking at that picture - the old truck reminded me of a little place near the out/side of town near Waco, TX. We would pass it going to my grandmothers :D Merry Christmas!!!

red ticking said...

love tradition and LOVE jesus... so happy to have found you... blessings to you this christmas season... xx pam

Barb said...

Hi Janean!

I love the traditional red and green Christmas! I am an old fashioned girl at heart and just love the holly and the berries look. I especially love the little Christmas elf with the hat on!! I will be having two of them within the next few months - so exciting! I hope they look like elves too!

Hugs,
Barb

Laura said...

What a special post.
I felt relaxed and at home just reading it.

How are you doing Miss Janean?
Happy Holidays!

Laura
White Spray Paint

Technodoll said...

I want that hat :-D

Hmmm, not sure which category I belong to... it depends on the year and on my mood, I guess.

Mostly some traditional with some grinch sprinkled here and there, LOL!

myletterstoemily said...

oh, i love that little elf! how adorable!
it made me smile, and i needed to do
that. thank you.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Eye candy!!! Thank you!
*hugs*deb

House Revivals said...

Usually, I would say "traditional with a twist", but that truck makes me want to go red and green all the way! Thanks for stopping by Revival House Style -- I hope you also visit House Revivals!
~Amanda

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Janean!

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL HEADER AND BLOG POST! I love cottages you know, and that front door just invites me in! I am delighted to meet you and thank you for coming to visit my post. I am putting your name in for the giveaway and it is so wonderful to meet new Christian friends. I am always amazed at how we all find each other!

May your holiday celebration and traditions bring you more joy and memories for many years to come!

Anita

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Janean,
Thank you for coming
by! I've enjoyed
wandering your archives
and taking in your
beautiful blog! I love
green and white for
Christmas with quiet
touches of red but I'm
also drawn to touches
of faded pinks or blues....
I guess I love it all!
Happy Thursday,
xx Suzanne

Kerrie said...

What a wonderful post! I am traditional and also open to new-ha!

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hi Janean,
What a pretty room! And those towels,oh my! are a nice twist on Christmas colors. My favorite thing to do.
Thanks for stopping by! You could make an all white blanket...the ties would look like ruffles :) Wow, now that's a thought.
As far as Christmas decor...I'm all over the place. I love traditional, but giving it a little tweak or twist is most fun.
Kelly

Gloria said...

I love that old car! Beautiful!

What a sweet baby! Now, that is adorable!!!

Merry Christmas to you my friend!

xoxo Gloria

GardenofDaisies said...

I'm not sure... so that probably means transitional, somewhere in the middle, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

When I saw your strawberries, I had a "Mom" moment....my Mom (4 years passed) was always creating edibles like that (one year she made 57 different Christmas cookies!) Thanks for the warm moment and the hug from another place.

Mary

dobco said...

I guess I am traditional. I refuse to put white lights on my tree! Well maybe one day...but haven't gotten there yet! Mostly red and green in my house.

Betsy said...

Your pictures are so incredible...the strawberries, the adorable baby, the truck, the room. They're all so different, but they all go together. I would consider myself "traditional with a twist"
Thanks you so much for your very kind comments on my camera transformations...not too traditional though.
Have a Very Merry Christmas.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janean,

I love all the beautiful pictures you have shown. The truck is lovely.
I like all things traditional, the reds, green, and gold.

May you have the very best Christmas and holidays.
Hugs
Carolyn

LV said...

More people need to stick to the old traditions in a lot of things. I enjoyed all the things you shared today, but that baby is so precious.