Monday, November 8, 2010

This was one of our most FUN HOUSES EVER!  Darlene is a dear friend of mine.  She has always wanted her house decorated by my elves.  Little did she know, this was going to be the YEAR. 

This year is her 50th BIRTHDAY (I hope she does not mind me saying that)  She has a wonderful HUSBAND. 

She has a wonderful daughter that was a partner in crime….we all worked hard to pull this off.  
Jimmy had a plan.  A man with a plan is fun to work with.  Throughout the summer he and I, along with their daughter Ashley, PLOTTED about how we could SURPRISE Darlene with ALL NEW CHRISTMAS STUFF….ALL NEW…Get that…EVERYTHING NEW.
We decided to do it late October, so she could enjoy it for a longer period of time.  Jimmy’s plan would be to take her away on a short business trip and we would move in to work…

The new tree was bought, ready to go. We were  up early the next morning ready to go to work, creating MAGIC.  Remember he wanted her to have ALL NEW THINGS.

We had so much fun working on it, knowing how surprised she was going to be.  We decorated every nook and cranny and this is a BIG HOUSE.  They had only lived in it one Christmas before, so nothing had to be in any specific place.  We had a lot of permission to CREATE, all the time envisioning her eyes when she walked in. 

You will see the little white tree below that we did for her office, with pictures of her grandsons and children's memento's.
If I showed you every picture we made it would be an all time LONG POST.  So I just posted some of my favorite shots. 

Back to the plan ….Ashley, her daughter, disarmed the garage doors, so when they arrived home, they had to go through the front door.  Trees with twinkling white lights could be seen through the front.  I am told she just stood their speechless and then had a good cry. 

I saw her a few days later and she is still giving tours…
What fun it was to make SOMEONE’S DAY, MONTH, HOLIDAY SEASON.   JIMMY, WE VOTE YOU HUSBAND OF THE YEAR! Feazel2010(2)Feazel2010(1)
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Jimmy and Darlene……what a special couple. 

AND THE GIVEAWAY WINNER is Nonny at Love Being a Nonny!


RaeAnn said...

Lovely work! That was very well done to those who decorated for the surprised wife! I love even the Faith Hill song! RaeAnn Pool =)

Love Being a Nonny said...

I won! YEH! Thanks so much!!!

This is one of the sweetest and best gifts ever from a husband to his wife! I would love to walk in to a decorated house...LOVE IT! How thoughtful!!!!!!!!!!!!

Theresa said...

WOW, TERESA... What beauty you all created! I am amazed at the Christmas Surprise you created and YES, he is the HUSBAND OF THE YEAR!

Have a blessed day! Thanks for the inspiration:)

Vicki said...

Beautiful decor! What a great guy, I'm definitely sharing this post with my husband!

ShirleyC said...

Wow! That's amazing. You did a fabulous job, and I can imagine how surprised she was.

West Side of Straight said...

What a grand surprise. So beautiful!

Anonymous said...

that is so beautiful! Christmas is my favorite holiday and so my best friend shared the link to this post with me. what a wonderful gift!!!

Kim - A Creative Spirit said...

He definitely is best hubby of this year and prob many to come... what a wonderful surprise and how wonderful you were a BIG part of it...

Angie Knight said...

AWESOME JOB!!!! That was the sweetest thing I've heard of a hubby being that into what would bring a SMILE to his dear wife's face!!!

Angie Knight said...

AWESOME!!! (I tried to leave one comment--but it may not have taken!)

This was a BLESSING for them BOTH! What a gift!! Hurray for YOU--so talented!

gayle said...

Oh Wow everything is so beautiful!!

Kat said...

Wow! What a thoughtful gift from a very thoughtful hubby! Everything looks so beautiful.


btw...congrats to Nonny. She's a sweetie pie!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

From the title I thought you were going to talk about Jack! Wow, what an awesome surpirse that was and what a sweet husband to surprise her with new items. It all looks so beautiful. I almost cried reading this.

Mellodee said...

Wow! What a lot of work you put into these and such attention to detail. Just....Wow!