“From home to home, and heart to heart,
From one place to another,
The warmth and joy of Christmas,
Brings us closer to each other.”
– Emily Matthews
A few more pictures from my living room and dining room. I do them in shades of blue, silver and white, in contrast to the rest of the house, which is more traditional multi-color, and heavy on reds and greens. My living room tree, which is being backlit by the big window in this picture, and thus not nearly as pretty as it is after dark. But you can get an idea.
A close up of some of the blue and silver oraments. Also not the greatest picture, sorry.
A tabletop vignette with some cool little forest trees and a beautiful Father Christmas given to me by my sweet DIL.
Another little vignette with white papier mache church and Santas.
Dining room wall. Mark put up the bead board and plate shelf, and I used it to display in vintage FiestaWare until my MIL gave me her stunning set of Blue Danube china. Now that resides there all year long, and at Christmas, gets the addition of greenery, mercury glass votives, and other silver bits.
Close up for the Blue Danube, and a mercury glass container.
A little corner hutch I inherited from my grandmother, and which I love. Some of the pretties pieces of the china fit in there perfectly, and it lends itself well to Christmasy touches, too.
In particular, I love the graceful curves of the gravy boat. It looks like it should house a djinn, or something!
Okay, that’s enough for today. I’m afraid I’ll send you all into Toxic Santa Shock or something. But since I have virtually nothing up yet this year, it made me feel good to go through these photos from last year. Lots of memories, here. Hope you enjoyed seeing some of them!
Here are a few more pictures from last year’s Christmas, just for the heck of it. Hope you enjoy them.
This first one is part of my entryway village. Tabitha decided to give it a name. I guess The Village wasn’t quite creative enough for her, so I found this sign posted a day after she came to stay with us for our regular holiday visit. I packed it away so I can use it from now on.
This is the pass through from my library to the kitchen, and my Holly Jolly Santa Shelf. Every bookshelf gets some Santas, too.
These next two are closer views of the pass through decorations, from the kitchen side. The white wooden tree holds a collection of small Santas, many very old. The mugs are mostly vintage ones from the 50’s, as well.
One of my library bookshelves. Even Bob The Skull, a character in The Dresden Files books, gets into the act. His girlfriend, Boberta, is going to get a hat this year, too, when I get to it.
Santas and more Santas. Country style Black Santas, Chinese Santas, African Santas, Patriotic Santas and more, on every shelf in my library and family room. And thanks to Mark, I have a LOT of bookshelves.
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