I took the day off from decorating yesterday to visit our little granddaughter. We built her a wonderful cupboard for her new nursery. I will show you that later. First though I want to show you The BIG GREEN CUPBOARD I have been talking about that holds all my Christmas decorations.
Beautiful isn't it! Now lets see what else has been done in the Christmas House.
I love Christmas pictures. I found this lovely one in a Calendar so I framed it. It sits above my old desk and I just love the way the candle light hits it at night.
Here are the lovely ornaments from my Grandmother. I adore Father Christmas figures but I especially like ones that are a little different. This guy I picked up years ago. He is so folky and his outfit is salmon pink. The strangest thing about him is that he is holding a sheep but it has two heads instead of a tail.
These are a couple of my Grandmothers. The paper mache bell are held together with glass balls. The gold leaf piece is one of my favourites. It is so elegant looking. I put it on the front of my pine cupboard.
My Cooking Kitchen is white so I like to use primarily red there for Christmas. I have been collecting these pretty reindeer dishes for a while. The cute santa cutouts are from Hallmark.
The NOEL angels sat on my Grandmother's table every Christmas lit with little candles. I have the pieces of the E to glue on but they did get some damage due to Luca (my cat) knocking them over. That's okay though because it does not damage my memories of them. The little red girl was always filled with candies. I had to laugh when I took her out of the box of my Grandmother's things because she still had a 25 cent tag on the bottom probably from a church sale.
I like to set little Christmas surprises around the kitchen. There might be a snowman here and a little bird there, you just never know. I really like vintage Christmas pieces and they make some great reproductions. The door hanger has nice old bells on it. I adore this garland. It is a lovely old silver with top hats, bells and christmas phrases. I hang it between my two kitchen so I can really see it.
Today I decorate the tree and finish the family room. I took it out this morning and tested the lights, all are working so far.
Just two more things before I go.
Here is my little granddaughter cupboard we built her. She giggled when she saw it and crawled over and rubbed the wood. I cannot tell you how wonderful that made us feel.
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Now I have finished my coffee, finished my post and I am putting on my elf's hat to finish decking the halls. I will start the studio on Sunday and I still have five stockings to make. For my U.S. bloggers hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and a fruitful Black Friday now get home and decorate!