Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Blog Party-2010

Oh, the weather outside is frightful...

but inside, it's so delightful...

Living Room:

Our Christmas tree is in the corner of the living room.
We don't have a mantel, but I decorate the bookshelves
on each side of the armoire like little mantels.

I'm sure there is a name for this decoration.
It is one of my favorites. When you light the candles
the heat causes the propellor at the top to spin.
The shepherds and wise men then
rotate around Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus.

Hark the herald angels sing!

The top of the other book shelf.
The nativity takes center stage.


I love my big, lit wreath in my kitchen window.
It's decorated with teapot and teacup ornaments
that I've collected in various places over the years.

Christmas mugs
Tin sign from Hobby Lobby
Old water bottle that my Grandma L.
used to keep well water cold in the

Fire King bowl from Grandma L.,
"holly elf" apron made by Grandma L.,
various kitchen utensils from Grandma D.

Grandma L's silverware,
small depression glass salt shaker
from my mom

Teapot ornament on the wreath

Dining Room:

We are using this as an Advent wreath this year.
I used a mirror as a base.

The garland that hangs on the living room side of the doorway.
I hang all my glass and vintage ornaments here.

Garland ornaments.

More garland ornaments.

My front porch can be found here.

Thank you for coming to see my decorations.
I will be posting more as the month progresses.
Believe it or not, I still have more to do.

Look for: nutcrackers, window seat decorations, more nativities,
snowmen, lit houses, our Jesse tree, and what ever else happens
to come out of the boxes:)

Please check out these fabulous blogs for more party fun!

Linda at Coastal Charm


Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Beautiful!! I love the vintage kitchen stuff! So pretty - great job!

Kathy said...

Hello there! This is just fabulous. Wish I knew the name of your windmill decoration - for some reason I think it is German or Austrian - I may ask my friend - she may know -
Love the teapot and teacup ornaments especially how you've decorated them on the wreath!
Love how you've incorporated special things from your grandmothers as part of your decoration - lovely!
Your 'mantle' decorations are wonderful - thoroughly enjoyed this - thank you for joining me at Christmas with Victoria!
You've made it all the more special,

Heather said...

All your Christmas decorations look delightful! I especially love the kitchen. The kitchen wreath is fabulous!!

Privet and Holly said...

What a magical
Christmas home
you have created!
I loved the tour.
Thank you and
Merry Tuesday!
xx Suzanne

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi there,
I really enjoyed my visit with you! Your nativities are wonderful and I love your teapot ornament! The candy canes keeping company with your silverware looks very nice together too. Thank you for sharing.

Christmas blessings,

Saminda said...

I love your Christmas decorating! The snow falling outside must be so pretty. :) It looks cosy indoors though.

That little spinning statue with the nativity would be a favourite with my children, I'm sure! So sweet. xx

Carol said...

How beautiful! Your lovely home is full of Christmas spirit. Thanks for the tour!

Kelly said...

Beautiful holiday decorations! I would love to see pictures of the outside of your cottage and your brick street, sounds lovely!


Karen @ The Whimsical Lady said...

Your tree looks beautiful. The decoration is a german pyramid, and it's wonderful. I've had my eye on one for a long time... One of these days... I love your vintage ornaments. They are gorgeous! Your kitchen looks soo cozy. Love the teacup wreath!

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

I love your green bowl full of vintage cookie cutters and such.
Happy Holidays