During the holiday season one of my joys is decorating. I have so many gifts given to me through the years that I put on display. The Southern Hostess has inspired me to "Trim a Tree on Thursdays". For me it's a great push to dig through all of my boxes and put out my Christmas decorations. I have slacked off the past couple years and a lot of my decorations have not seen the light of day until this year. In my living room I like to use all of my handmade ornaments and quilts too. This room has more of a primitive look to it.
I get in the mood with a little help from my friends. That is classic Christmas DVD's and wonderful music. After a few Lindt truffles and a nice cup of tea I'm ready to go adorn my home.
These are the handmade ornaments that hang on the living room garland. I have made a few. I can't say which one is my favorite. I love them all. Most of the ornaments were gifts from friends.
I never realized how hard it is to take good pictures of things with tiny lights on them. I have taken at least 50 pictures between last night and this morning. I am so grateful for digital camera's. Remember the old days(just a few years ago) when you had no idea how your pictures were going to come out? O.K. so please excuse my lousy shots. If you have any idea's please share! Anyway click on the picture to get a better view.
I usually keep the garland up all year and decorate it for the different seasons. Because I have so many snowmen I will keep them displayed for the next few months.
A snowman and his wife sit on top of the quilt rack.
I put up two trees in this room. This tree sits in an old crock that my in-laws made sauerkraut in many, many years ago.
I am a Jim Shore collector and show them off on this tree.
For all of my warm weather friends this is the view from my living room window. Snow!! Not very much. Just enough to make it feel like Christmas time. I better get back to the basement. The Christmas boxes are calling my name. I have so much to show you the next few weeks. I better get busy. Have a wonderful day. Merry Christmas!