Saturday, December 1, 2012

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas......




Well, the tree is up and decorated for the second time! Yes, we did not follow the directions exactly for the swivel tree stand and almost lost the whole thing. However, we all survived. We like to decorate early so that we can actually enjoy the season and what it means. It also takes us longer. This year I added some glitter houses on the Welsh cupboard where my faux chocolate Santa Claus lives with the Majolica. My friend Patti gave me this a few years back when my life was not very happy and more than one person has tried to take a bite out of him! Thank you Patti.

I don't have room for a lot of collections but I do have a few Byers Carolers that live in a pine cupboard for the holidays.


When I first met Jack, it was almost time for me to go back to Florida. One day we took a trip to North Conway and went into the Christmas Loft. We saw a beautiful tree that he wanted to buy if I would spend Christmas in Maine with him. I agreed and he bought me a music box which I treasure. We had a good Christmas that year and now spend them in Florida.

So there are flowers - both real and faux - around the house.



The Santa wall hanging is hung. I made this for Jack on out first Christmas in Florida. It has a gazillion stitches. Thank goodness for the embroidery machine.

The embroidery machine is making lace icicles. The bread machine is making bread. I shall soon be knitting.
I hope you are having a peaceful day.

10 comments:

Jackie said...

The Father Christmas certainly looks realistic, I would want to take a bite. i have a few Christmas things out on display but will wait another two weeks before I finish it. I have that lovely icicle you sent me last year, thank you, a good reminder of my dear blogging friend!.xx Jackie.

Claudia said...

Good for you for getting your decorations up! I always hold off a bit because I'm more comfortable doing that. Love how everyone has a different tradition re decorating. Yes, I'd be likely to think that was chocolate.

xo
Claudia

Shirley said...

Hi Carol, Your home is getting to look very inviting. The flowers are pretty whether real or faux. I am trying to catch up with friends while I take a minute with everything going on in my life right now. Have a great week. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

Eileen said...

Everything looks so lovely. I hope you are enjoying a pleasant holiday season so far. :)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I love the music box. :)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your decorations are beautiful!! Especially the chocolate Santa! Are you a New England girl? You mentioned missing some favorite spots.

Merry Christmas!

Sheila said...

I loved reading about your decorations and the stories behind them. Best wishers for a wonderful Christmas day filled with special memories!

Mary said...

Merry Christmas, Carol. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Christmas blessings...Mary

Kathleen said...

Hope you are well and had a blessed Christmas!
Best wishes for a healthy 2013

Vee said...

Hope that you had a delightful Christmas. It always pleases me to see gals decorating so that they can enjoy the season. And a Happy New Year to you and your Beloved. Hope that 2013 is very kind to you both!

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