Friday, November 23, 2012

When the year comes that I can no longer decorate for Christmas I will be truly, truly sad. My home always gives me great joy, comfort and a place where I can just be me. Christmas, like no other season of the year I can get out my vintage toys and no one really thinks it's all that strange! After spending the afternoon wrapping  a few gifts and planting poinsettias in the front yard I had a little "me" time to settle in next to my cute little red fire place with my coffee and enjoy my tree. So quite, so peaceful.
Here is my red fire place, it fits perfect in the living room fireplace nestled between the two trees. This little German Twig tree is just the right size for my White House ornament collection.
The big tree ...I had to get a new one this year and it's a great fake!! It's filled with ornaments made by my kids and grand kids plus German blown ornaments that hung on my childhood tree. My collection of Longaberger Tree Trimming baskets and a vast assortment of treasures I've collected over the years. My new doll from Audrey is under the tree along with a vintage rocking horse and my little black cradle full of doll quilts! I love my tree, it's just chock full of memories.

This picture was taken at Santa's Village a REALLY long time ago! I'm on the left .... I was even fashionable at 5! Check out the cross body Tinker Bell purse I'm wearing!!
My downstairs Americana bathroom. A perfect place for my Americana Santa's!

 Another view ....
The family room mantle. A perfect spot for my small collection of Debbie Tibadault Santa's and my newest Santa is from Stacie Driot - Arnett Santa's. He's the largest one and I love him. He came home with me from my visit to Ohio last October.
A bit of a closer look. The details on his face are so wonderful.
My final quilts of 2012! I got the binding on yesterday and gave them a wash to make them soft and cozy. With all I have to do I think these will be the final trio of completed quilts this year. The largest of the three is a Primitive Gatherings Christmas Quilt and I love it. The two smaller ones were from my friend Paula. The Churn Dash quilt was a kit and the little fall doll quilt was a pattern just perfect to use up some left over scraps.
 Tomorrow I will be hosting a wreath making class using the Longaberger Santa's Belly Gatehouse basket. Can't wait to see how they come out. I'll share the completed projects soon!

1 comment:

  1. wow!! Your house is beautifully decorated for Christmas! I LOVE it!