A White Christmas Centerpiece and A Good News Update

Hello Dear Readers!

Are you dreaming of a White Christmas?

It’s been cold here;

however, no signs of snow,

which makes this former Florida girl happy!

Today, I am bringing back a White Christmas 

flower arrangement to  wish you all 

a very Merry Christmas with a good news update.


White Christmas Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs

I love collecting vintage ironstone, especially tureens.

I have quite a few that do not have their lids,

so they are perfect for displaying pretties,

plants and housing a flower arrangement.


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The flowers I used  are:

White Roses
White Stock
One Lily stem
White Tulips
White Mums

The dining room truly was simply decorated for Christmas.

The table centerpiece started with a pretty gray

wool blend beaded and embroidered

table runner by Nicole Miller (HomeGoods).


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I gathered my winter birds

that I have used for many years

along with a pair of acrylic deer,

that were also in my Christmas decor stash.


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The White Christmas arrangement

was placed on a silver trophy platter

of faux snow (Dept. 56) and mini white ornaments.


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When we were traveling for a tournament

and  stopped in for breakfast at Cracker Barrel,

 and I saw these pretty lighted deer.


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The lights are battery operated

so they could be placed anywhere.

I thought hmmm, maybe in a tree for next year!


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Hope you all had a great weekend

doing wonderful things all about the Holidays.

And speaking about wonderful . . 

My surgery was this past week.

The surgeon said that my tumor was gone!

Tissue from the affected area was removed

and we are waiting for the pathology report

to come back in about 10 days.

It was a wonderful and encouraging day!

Thank you, thank you for all of your 

many, many prayers and words

of encouragement.  I am truly blessed!!!

I wish you all a most joyous Christmas

and here’s to a most fabulous New Year

and a great new decade!!!


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  1. Pat Francoforte says

    Thanking God for this great news and praying for continued healing! Everything is beautiful, especially you!

  2. Linda chapin says

    So especially happy for your good news this Christmas week. Continue to heal, rest, and get stronger!

  3. Beautiful centerpiece and BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!


  4. Shirley, What a wonderful Christmas present and news to receive! I’m so happy to hear and share your good news! Wishing you a Joy-filled Christmas week and Happy and Healthy New Year! ♥

  5. Deborah C Johnson says

    What wonderful news! Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!

  6. What a wonderful early Christmas gift, I pray all the bad days are gone and only good days ahead. Can’t wait for you to start posting again. Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!

  7. Shirley, this is the most happy news and the perfect Christmas present! I want to wish you and your family a very Merry and joyous Christmas and Happy New Year!

  8. I got so excited about your good news that I forgot to tell you that your dining room centerpiece is stunning! Everything looks beautiful! There is something so elegant about white flowers, and the birds and deer are adorable! Merry Christmas!!!

  9. God is so good. Wonderful news! Merry Christmas and a healthier, happier New Year!

  10. So happy to hear the good news. I know that you and your family must feel a great joy now. Prayers that you have a wonderful Christmas. Love your white decorations this year. Looking forward to seeing more blogs from you in the future.

  11. So happy for your good news. I’ve been thinking about you.

  12. Shirley! Prayers answered! Oh my gosh, this is such good news! I wish you the merriest of Christmases, and continued good health in the new year! Best news yet this Christmas season! xo

  13. Paula Woolley says

    What wonderful news, Shirley. So happy to hear that you are on the road to a complete recovery! Prayer is powerful! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  14. Oh what Fabulous news. I am so happy for you. Such a blessing and answer to prayer. God Bless and Merry Christmas

  15. My heart is full. Continued blessings for you and your family.???

  16. Merry Christmas and glad your surgery was a success! You can celebrate the blessings of the season.

  17. That is simply wonderful news Shirley! So happy your surgery went well….great news before the holidays for you and your family! Merry Christmas!! 😉

  18. Praising God for your good news, Shirley! Wishing you a joyous Christmas and a very Happy and HEALTHY new Year! xoxo Heidi

  19. Terri Santa Coloma says

    Great news, Shirley.

  20. A beautiful centerpiece and wonderful news! Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas and many blessings for the New Year!

  21. Great joy hearing the good news about your tumor! That arrangement is lovely! Love the lighted reindeer from CB!

  22. Sherry carroll says

    Shirley, This is such wonderful news and the best Christmas present ever! Merry Christmas.

  23. Halleluyah! All praises to the Most High! Thank you for sharing you wonderful news. You have been in my prayers and thoughts since you first shared about your journey. I am soon happy for you and your family and am believing for an excellent report in 10 days! Psalms 31:24 Be of Good Courage!

  24. So glad to hear your wonderful news! Merry Christmas
    to you & your family, Shirley. Love your blog.
    Be well, Jo

  25. Prayers answered! What wonderful news> Merry Christmas!

  26. Such wonderful news Shirley! Merry Christmas!

  27. Best news ever!! Merry Christmas and. Happy New Year!L

  28. Wonderful news Shirley. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a new year full of blessings!

  29. Best news ever! So thankful for the good news! I wish you and your family the very best Christmas and a healthy Happy New Year too!

  30. A beautiful centerpiece Shirley. It is so good to see our Shirley and her creative heart come back from the battle you have won. May the new year bring much better health and much happiness. What a great way to start 2020 free of cancer. This is amazing. I knew you had it in you sweet friend to be the warrior you needed to be. You may be Little but so fierce when it came to the battle. Our prayers have been answered and that is a gift to all of us that have been your prayer warriors. I love those lighted deer so much. I am going to have to see if they have those at the Cracker Barrel near us. Love them have to have them! Have a great Christmas sweet friend.

  31. Best Christmas present ever! So happy for you and yours. Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy next year.

  32. Wonderful, fabulous news and the BEST Christmas present!!!!! I am beyond happy for you!¡! Continuing to pray ???? for total healing and good health in the new year. Merry Christmas!!!!!

  33. Nancy Brantley says

    What a special gift to receive….thanks to GOD thru JESUS OUR SAVIOR! MERRY CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS

  34. Absolutely stunning! What an amazing Christmas gift you have received…..such wonderful news!!!
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

  35. Thank God!! I have been praying for your recovery Merry Christmas and your house looks beautiful!!

  36. Rebecca turner says

    Wonderful News! Merry Christmas, Shirley!

  37. So happy to hear your good news! Best wishes for good health in the new year and much happiness in your new home. By the way, I love this white arrangement. Stock is one of my favorites and I love the texture with the roses and the long pine branches.

  38. What amazing news. Congrats to you. Great way to head into Christmas.

    I’m thrilled you’re on the mend and I’m continuing to send you good vibes and thoughts.

    Happy holidays.

  39. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says

    That is the most amazing wonderful news Shirley! I wish for you and your family and healthy fabulous new year in your gorgeous new home. xo

  40. Blessings to you and your family as ou celebrate your good news during this Season of Joy!

  41. Elaine Reese says

    Wonderful news! The perfect Christmas gift! Merry Christmas to you and your family. The centerpiece is lovely!

  42. Praise the Lord for a great report. Everything is so elegant and beautiful.

  43. So happy for you and all your family and friends! Yes, Merry Christmas and a joyful new year!

  44. I am still rejoicing over this wonderful news! God is so good and faithful. Wishing you the best Christmas ever with your sweet family! Love and hugs my friend!

  45. Wonderful news! Merry Christmas!

  46. Shirley happy tears are flowing. This is wonderful news. I wish I could give you a hug. Thank so much for sharing this wonderful news. Sending love and continued prayers. ??❤️

  47. What a beautiful White Christmas Theme. I am so glad your surgery is over and praying for excellent results from lab. Merry Christmas

  48. Merry pierson says

    The flowers are gorgeous but the news is over the moon! Thank God the tumor is gone! That is the best news ever..Now on to good reports..

  49. Beautiful arrangement and beautiful news! Evidence of the power of prayer and of your determination to beat the big C! Merry Christmas, my friend!

  50. I’ve been waiting to hear this wonderful news! Praise God! Have a Merry Christmas, my cyber friend!

  51. Shirley,
    So happy to hear of your great news and to know God’s healing power is ever present. I know this is the best Christmas present you and your family could receive this year. Blessings for 2020!

  52. BOBBI DUNCAN says

    Shirley, thrilled to know your surgery was a success. I know this will always be a Christmas with special meaning for you because of this uplifting news. A very Merry Christmas and all good things to follow in the New Year! Almost forgot…the tablescape and reindeer are lovely. I love battery-operated decorations! Hugs!

  53. Wonderful news…you continue to be in my prayers. Beautiful arrangement. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Oh and if you would like a little snow and chilly weather…I would be happy to express mail some to you from Minnesota?❄️

  54. Merry Christmas and a most joyous new year. Best news ever, hope your margins are clear.

  55. Edith (Penny) weldon says

    Praising God for He is ever Faithful??
    Love your gorgeous arrangements?
    Merry Christmas ??

  56. What wonderful news to receive just in time for Christmas. So happy for you!

  57. Great news!!!have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy Happy New year..

  58. Praise God!! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

  59. Prayers answered. Wishing you the very best of health and every happiness in the New Year.
    Many blessings to you and your family.

  60. Here is to all good things that are yet to come. I look forward to all that you share in the new year.

  61. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says

    Such wonderful news, Shirley! How we thank the good Lord for the many answered prayers on your behalf. What a great Christmas gift this was for you and your dear family. This is truly a special Christmas for all of you! We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers for a complete recovery.

    Love your tablescape, Shirley! And those deer are so pretty! Hope you and your dear family have lots of time to just relax together and enjoy all the beautiful décor you, so lovingly, have been able to do. Bless you!

    We pray that you will sense the love of Jesus and His nearness to you during this wonderful time of year — and always!

  62. What a wonderful Christmas Blessing!!! God is Good and has good plans for us! I know you’re in for a Happiest of New Years!!

  63. What a wonderful, blessed Christmas, Shirley!

  64. Hi Shirley,
    Wonderful Christmas Blessing 2019!!!

    Firstly, thanks for sharing the article. Wishing you a bunch of flowers with a merry Christmas. Here Merry discusses flower arrangements for Christmas. This is really cool and very common. Here is a great look at the unique floral with White Roses. That will make your Christmas more appealing. The author’s much-anticipated winter bird showpiece Christmas decor has won the spot. Here is the White Christmas arrangement. All in all a great experience. I am glad to read this article:)

    Happy New Year 2020!!!

  65. Sharon Avinger says

    Praise God for your good news! Happy, Happy New Year!

  66. Great news Shirley! I will continue to pray for your complete recovery!

  67. Linda Sitton says

    Wonderful news! Happy New Year to you and yours.

  68. Such wonderful news to start the new-year! Continued prayers for a blessed 2020:)

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