While browsing some blogs, I came across some wonderful Christmas-themed blog parties! And, I LOVE blog hops. It's such a great way to be inspired. I just hope I can inspire others as well. So, read along and well.....blog along as well! Enjoy!
I just recently re-visited Etsy Cottage Style blog and discovered the "Holiday Edition of the Cottage Colors Party". I thought I'd join in on the fun.
Click here: Etsy Cottage Style to link up or visit other blogs. The Cottage Colors for December are RED and GREEN. I hope you enjoy my Christmas decor and collection(s):
Here is our tree. It's the smallest one we've had in a long, long time. We down-sized into a ranch home and our living space is much smaller than before. Our tree is 6 feet tall and about 4 feet wide. My tree is an assortment of ornaments that I've collected over the years or have sentimental value to me. It's not a fancy tree and isn't a 'showroom' type tree. I do not have a 'themed' tree unless "eclectic" counts--LOL! Still, we love our tree. When I open the boxes of ornaments each year, and pull out each one, I remember moments of my past and it always brings a smile to my face.
Here are some of my favorite ornaments:
I bought this bread dough ornie for my daughter when she was 3 years old.
And at the same time, I bought this one for my youngest daughter who was just a baby at the time. They're now 26 and 23.
This is the first ornament my husband and I bought as an engaged couple.
This is the fireplace. Pretty big, huh?
Here are some close ups of the hearth:
I've been collecting snowmen and Santas for many years. Considering that I have a much smaller place to display my collection, I did manage to put out every one of them--some on the hearth, some on the mantel and others on the hutch:
And this is the display on my 'coffee table', which is actually an antique trunk:
Different angle, different setting on the camera:
Close ups of the Snowmen on my hutch:
And of course, we can't forget the Reason for the Season--the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ: This nativity set is 26 years old. It was given to us as a Christmas gift all those years ago. The paint is wearing off here and there, but it's a treasured family heirloom:
I'm glad you stopped by to see my Christmas decor. I'll post more tomorrow or Tuesday of my Gingerbread kitchen.
I'm also linking up to these parties: