Squirl's Nest

Saturday, December 24, 2005

A little color is good

I love the bold, pretty colors of this season. And poinsettias have some of the best. I just couldn't resist taking these pictures. The one of the tree came out a little blurry but I'm posting it anyway.


See the table in this picture? I really want to buy one of those. They have one in New York's Museum of Modern Art. It would go really well with our modern leather and chrome furniture.


Everyone please have a safe, fun, and a Merry Christmas!


Blogger JD's Rose said...



Sat Dec 24, 02:28:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks you, Kylz, the same to you. :-)

Sat Dec 24, 02:36:00 AM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I'm so grateful for the warm fuzzies that are being passed around by our blog friends!

Sat Dec 24, 08:32:00 AM  
Blogger hellokittn said...


I was so excited when I saw the second picture I had to show my chair all of its bretheren. The ottoman was a little jealous that he didn't have any family to see.

I love bringing inanimate objects together for the holidays.

Time to start Christmas shopping!!! Loves to you and yours!!!

Sat Dec 24, 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger greatwhitebear said...

Beautiful pics! And I love that table too!

I have multiple personality disorder when it comes to decor. I love modern, so I would LOVE the chrome and leather furniture. I also really love art deco, especially from the 20's and 30's,about as opposite as you can get!. Yeah, I'm a complicated guy.

Anyhow, hope you and eveyone in the nest have a fabulous Holiday season.! You will have to tell us all what non sports fans do during Christmas week... I've never quite figured that out!

Sat Dec 24, 09:34:00 AM  
Blogger mreddie said...

Good pics - love the bright color - have a Merry Christmas. ec

Sat Dec 24, 09:38:00 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Cool "tree"! Where were these taken?

Sat Dec 24, 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Beautiful tree, Squirl!

(and I didn't notice any fuzzyness at all)

Chia - are you really one of those people who goes out and does all shopping for presents on Christmas Eve? You could be on the news! (they always show one of those stories every year on Christmas Eve about the last minute shoppers)

Although, I guess she won't be around to answer. Squirl? Do you know?

And Merry Christmas to you too!

Sat Dec 24, 10:05:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, I am, too. This is really a wonderful group.

Morning, Chia, I was sitting in our chair like that last night. I wish you luck in all of your shopping. Looks like it's going to be very wet shopping today.

GWB, I think leather and chrome look great with art deco! I am going to be taking time off through Wednesday this week. I wasn't really even aware of what's going on sports-wise. ;-) Maybe I can finally catch up on some reading.

MrEddie, thanks!

Jim, let's just say it's a place close to my heart. :-) Thanks

Danielle, I don't think Chia usually puts shopping off until the last day. She's been trying to find a place to live for a while. If you're interested, and have time, you could link back and check out what's been up in her life lately.

Merry Christmas to all of you and thanks for finding the time to write today!

Sat Dec 24, 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Am I the only one who has never seen a poinsettia tree like that?? That is the coolest "tree" EVER! How beautiful!!

Merry Christmas to you, Squirly and Ichabod, and all whom you love.

Sat Dec 24, 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, last year was the first time I ever saw one, so they're still kinda new to me. I just loooove all that color.

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours, too!

Sat Dec 24, 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger Nina said...


I LOVE that tree and the table and your furniture.

Blessings to you and yours!

Sat Dec 24, 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nina, thank you. A Merry Christmas and blessings to you and your family, too!

Sat Dec 24, 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

LOL - Squirl, you're so mean to Danielle. It's Christmas Eve and you're sending her into the mouth of the grinch. :P

Actually, I'm usually a pretty thoughtful gift-giver. It's killing me that I cheapskated out and got every one gift cards. I'm going to see if I can get something "meaningful" for the ones I love.

Love you guys, Happy Holidays :P

Sat Dec 24, 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Chia, hi sweetie! I hope it's all going well with you.

Happy Holiday!!!!!

Sat Dec 24, 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

The mall near us does those poinsettia trees. I just LOVE them; I've even threatened to have our family Christmas pictures taken there. Your post inspires me in that direction.

Thank you for sharing so much good stuff with us. OH, thanks for the card and cartoon, it's up on the bulletin board at work! Watch your snail mail...

Merry Christmas, and thanks for adopting me :)

Sat Dec 24, 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, you should absolutely have your picture taken in front of a poinsettia tree. They are so gorgeous with all that color.

I saw that cartoon and knew you had to have it. Do you ever feel like that?

Adopting you is one of the best things I've ever done. So glad you're in my family, Susie.

Merry Christmas!

Sat Dec 24, 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Merry Christmas, Squirlie Girlie. Aren't you glad I dragged you over into the darkside of blogging?

Love, your evil sister (as opposed to Susie, the adopted but angelic sister)

Sat Dec 24, 02:30:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Merry Christmas, Bucky, yes I'm very glad to have been brought, by you, over to the blog size.

And I love my sisters equally. ;-)

Sat Dec 24, 02:38:00 PM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

Wow thats alot of poinsettas, really pretty.

Way back in his teenage years Nick used to work for a greenhouse and he said those things are a pain in the butt to grow, but they look so pretty when they are big.

Merry Christmas to you lady.

Sat Dec 24, 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Jess! I've never been able to do anything with those plants on my own. I buy 'em, they're pretty for a while, then they die.

A very Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family, too!

Sat Dec 24, 03:26:00 PM  
Blogger Ern said...

Merry Christmas Squirl! May you get all the nuts you want this Christmas.

Sat Dec 24, 06:43:00 PM  
Blogger SunDenine said...

My Grandma Ingham used to get a poinsetta each year in memory of my Grandfather. She would put them in her basement and somehow revive them until she had so many poinsetta's (Grandpa passed in '78), that she HAD to start disposing of them. I take after my Grandmother in many ways but cannot for the life of me keep a Poinsetta let alone SEVERAL.

Anyhow, have a very Merry Christmas!

Sat Dec 24, 07:50:00 PM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

Nick told me that you have to be careful when handling them, the oils from our skin and hands really mess with the leaves and stuff and can make the plants die off...

Sat Dec 24, 09:07:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Ern! ;-)

DP, some people must just have knack for taking care of those. Merry Christmas!

Sat Dec 24, 09:09:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Oops, hi Jess, I missed you while I was commenting.

So the oil on our skin is detrimental? I'll have to remember that if I ever get one again. Thanks!

Sat Dec 24, 09:12:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Wow! That poinsettia tree (?) is fabulous!

Hope Christmas brings you many blessings and a huge amount of joy!

Sun Dec 25, 12:24:00 AM  
Blogger Tardist said...

Very nice pics, sis. I've never seen one of those "trees" before - really cool.

Merry Christmas. See you soon!

Sun Dec 25, 12:43:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Nick, I really hope the same for you! Merry Christmas!

Tardist, thanks, yeah those are pretty cool. Merry Christmas and I'll see you soon.

Sun Dec 25, 07:08:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

It's Christmas morning.
Where's my BB gun?

Pa in his kerchief
And I in my chaps
Had just settled in
For some eggnog and crap.

Merry Christmas!

Sun Dec 25, 08:55:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

You'll shoot yer eye out kid!

Great poem.

Merry Christmas!

Sun Dec 25, 08:58:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Merry Christmas, sis!

The Angel Susie ;)

Sun Dec 25, 02:10:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Merry Christmas you guys! I hope you opened 7 kinds of brownies and they all RAWKED!

Sun Dec 25, 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

Have a Merry Christmas!!!!!!

I love the pictures!!!

Sun Dec 25, 04:45:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Merry Christmas, Angel sis Susie!

Mr B, along with many other goodies we did get a pan of brownies from Ichabod's sister. She's the one who gave me the recipe for the ones I make.

Amber, thanks and Merry Christmas!

Sun Dec 25, 06:22:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Hey Squirlie -- I just dropped by to check on your Christmas day. Hope it was filled with people you love and things you like.

Sun Dec 25, 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger August95 said...

Merry Christmas Squirl. That tree is so cool. I hope you both have a wonderful holiday.

Mon Dec 26, 12:34:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Eclectic, yes it absolutely was! It was a wonderful day. I hope yours was, too.

August, it's been wonderful. I hopey you're enjoying yours, too.

Mon Dec 26, 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger Momentarily_Distracted said...

Love the tree! :oD

Mon Dec 26, 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber said...

You know, I should totally should send you my chocolate chipotle brownies in a jar. They are yummy.

I hope you had a good time. Lovely flowers. So Christmasy.

Mon Dec 26, 09:55:00 PM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

Squirl? Are you coming back yet?

Tue Dec 27, 05:06:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Yes! You got brownies! The holiday, she's-a saved-a!

Tue Dec 27, 06:52:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, MD!

Amber, those sound interesting. Are they really hot? Yes, I had a great time. Thanks!

Kylz, I've been a slacker. I have a bunch of pictures that I took on a walk the other day. I hope to post those tonight.

Mr B, I just had one for breakfast. ;-)

Tue Dec 27, 08:56:00 AM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

I MISS YOU!!!!! I read 1/2 of eats, shoots, and leaves this morning and you're not around to laugh with me.


word verification: mereoj

Tue Dec 27, 03:47:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

I hope it was a good one for you and yours.

Tue Dec 27, 06:02:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Chia, I got another book by Lynn Truss for Christmas. She's pretty funny. I'll be back on Wednesday.
Mereoj. Does that mean there's no alcohol in it?

Kranki, hi! The holiday was wonderful. I hope yours was, too.

Tue Dec 27, 06:06:00 PM  
Blogger whfropera said...

love from opera-gal

Tue Dec 27, 10:14:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi OperaGal! So great to see you around again!

Wed Dec 28, 09:19:00 AM  

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