Welcome to our holiday home this year.
I have only decorated a few rooms.
There has been very little time to get it all done,
but I am happy and in the mood.
The weather here in the North-East has
certainly made us feel like it is winter,
even though it is still fall.
Snow has been falling, and between the two storms
we were up to twelve inches.
We are expecting warmer weather,
but I think we will still have a white Christmas.
Along with children and grown ups,
even dollies are waiting for Santa to come.
So here is a little tour of how I made our home feel like
My snow people are feeling perfectly happy in this weather.
Sheep are warm in their woolly coats.......
....and mom is holding her baby close to keep her warm.
Owls have nested again.
This time in the entrance foyer-breakfast room.....
......and sweet books are there to read.
The living room is light and airy.
(Light makes me happy)
Santa is on his way with his reindeer.
Wonder what he will bring?
The mantel a bit different this year.
The little stars dangling from the twig star
We have only one wish this year
I believe that is the most important thing.
Everything else will follow.
Our beautiful Frazier fir tree is a bit different this
I used chandelier crystals, icicles, birds, nests,
stars and shimmering bird cages.
The tree sparkles and glistens.
A little snow girl made by Pat Castka
is bearing a gift.
I never realized how many different trees I had.
It truly made a virtual forest.....
....with a cute chalet.
And of course my pillow, inspired by a Pottery Barn version
a few years ago.
Last winter I made this cutie.
I actually kept her.
(Paula love, you will have to wait a little longer)
One of my earlier, and larger snow gals.
I love the beautiful antique fabric I used
for her dress.
The porch looks pretty for winter.
I love crows.
Don't ask me why, I just do.
The are actually very funny. I feed them scraps and it is
amusing how they all interact.
So needless to say, I collect vintage decoys.
At a show recently, I got to talk to a customer who bought
one of my crow dolls.
She loves them as much as I do.
She told me an interesting thing.
When a crow passes away, they all mourn.
Did not know that.
Mine look quiet happy sporting their new ribbons.
I recently purchased these
candy canes made from wire and fabric.
When I put them into the jar, they made this
Natural, light and airy with some glitter.
I like it!
Our sons favorite Santa.
Made many moons ago, and still loved so much.
I purchased this sweet little angel a long time ago.
Don't remember the artists name.
It is a tiny treasure.
My wish for everyone...
May angels guide you and keep you safe.
I like to wish everyone happy holidays.
May all your wishes come true in the new year.
Most of all, we wish for peace on earth.
May the wars stop, and all serving our country
return safe and sound.