Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Our Home At Christmas

I had hoped to be finished decorating by today but still have a couple of tubs of decorations I have not put out.  I am joining Sherry at No Minimalist Here for her "Share The Decor" blog party.  If you visit you can take a look at many beautiful decorations.
 I will share with you what decorating we have done.

I cleared a couple of shelves in my Oak Cupboard to put my Christmas dishes and decorations on.

This Tea Cozy  I made from the book "Crafting Christmas Gifts" by Tone Finnanger.  I love her books and have made several things from them.

I love all kinds of trees and here are some on the top of the Hoosier cabinet in our kitchen.

These pieces are from my "Once Upon a Midnight Clear" set created by Jim Wickesberg.
My husband surprised me a couple of years ago and ordered these after I waited to long and they were sold out at my favorite Christmas Decor Store, Wights Nursery.  I had thought I would buy one set and he bought me three.

This picture does not really show how pretty the tree looks.  It is the first year we decorated  without ornaments from one of our kid's collections.  Our youngest was married this summer and took his ornaments to decorate their tree this year.  This is also the first year that we did not add ribbon or our traditional popcorn.  It does look pretty with the lights glowing.

We give each other a new ornament each year and these are a couple of mine.

We have several ornaments hand painted by my Mother in law Virginia, the pictures do not show how beautiful they are.

I enjoy taking out my Christmas Decorations each year but this year seems to have been a long process.  Maybe tomorrow or the next day I will turn on the Christmas music and get it done.
Merry Christmas!


  1. Beautiful Christmas decor! Just found your lovely blog. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Merry Christmas!

  2. your decoations are beautiful and I especially love your town! Hope you were able to finish decorating and can sit back and enjoy it now :)

  3. Hi Sherry: I love your holiday decorations and they truly are beautiful. My favorite is your white village on the mantle and the pieces under the glass cloches. May you enjoy this magical season. Happy Holly Jolly Joy...

  4. Beautiful! I love the Once Upon A Midnight Clear set and the hand painted ornaments!

    Thanks for entering my giveaway! Have a great day!

  5. Wow! You have so many beautiful decorations!! And those painted ornaments...what a treasure!

  6. Sherry, your home is looking very festive. I adore your bottle brush trees, and your white village all lit up. Gorgeous!
    How wonderful that you have ornaments painted by your very own mother in law! What a treasure.

  7. What wonderful treasures you have! I really enjoyed looking at each and every one. Your bottle brush trees are so pretty. I love your cloches too.

  8. Sherry, Thank you for sharing your beautiful tree and decorations at my party. I am in love with your Christmas village and the wonderful cloches. Everything is gorgeous! Have a very happy and blessed holiday.

  9. Your tree is gorgeous! I love the handpainted ornaments, your MIL is so talented. :)

  10. Love it all, can't choose a favorite, try as I may ;)
    Thanks for sharing your creative Christmas talents and home.

    Merry Christmas,

  11. Beautiful decorations! I love everything you have! Merry Christmas!