Monday, December 19, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Little Like Christmas

We scaled way back on decorating this year...I think the issues with my Mom have sapped some of my Christmas spirit, but we still have a tree and some of our treasured decorations placed out here and there.
Enjoy the peek inside our humble abode!

My very first "real" cross-stitch piece ever...I saw this in a magazine at a yard sale and wanted to stitch this for our home.  I loved it then and I love it now...


The very first ornament I bought for my sweetie.  We were still "long-distance" dating and I wanted him to have something special for his tree, especially when we weren't together.  We are both "eggnog hogs", so this seemed like a perfect ornament for him.


This angel is so precious to me.  My dad bought this for me the year I was born.  I was a Christmas baby and he wanted "an angel for his angel".  This poor little angel looks older and more worn every year but she hasn't missed a year being the topper on my tree.  I shed tears every year she goes up, I miss my dad so much.  Now my dad is celebrating Christmas with the real angels in heaven.



I love my snowman lamps....









Could Christmas be complete without a dancing Santa?  LOL  My mom bought this for Ian when he was little...Unfortunately,  this Santa has followed us on every move we've ever made.  LOL



I bought these lighted "twigs" and the glass container a few days ago.  It's definitely a work in progress...the bow is about as far as I've gone with this.  I seriously need a trip to Hobby Lobby to get some "fillers".  The container is filled with sand...hey, we live in Florida!  It works!  :)  Our entryway is a round "rotunda".  It's hard to  find things to decorate round walls with - I thought the twigs/container were a nice solution...use your imagination, if you will.  I can see red fillers and hearts for Valentines, greenery and shamrocks for St. Patricks Day.  Wait, I'm getting way ahead of myself!  For right now, just imagine these lonely twigs being interspersed with red and green for Christmas.   :)



What would a pantry door be without Santa?  (I made this old fellow from a bleach bottle years ago)




I hope you've enjoyed your tour of some of our Christmas cheer!  May you all have a blessed holiday season!!!  :)

I "cherish" Christmas memories - old and new....

*Sharon















4 comments:

Myra said...

What sweet memories you have. I enjoyed seeing some of your treasures and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

Minnie said...

You have some special decorations and each one has a story. Thank you for sharing and I wish you and your family a Happy and safe Christmas.

mdgtjulie said...

Lovely decorations Sharon. Happy Christmas to you, and I hope your whole holiday season is happy and safe.

Siobhan said...

What fun decorations! I hope you had a fantastic Christmas. Best wishes for a wonderful 2012.