I have been very busy this week getting ready for my Christmas Party tomorrow but I took a few pictures of the Christmas House and thought I would give you a peek.
We will start in the dining kitchen. I decorate the shelf above the bench with white lights, these adorable HO HO HO's, my collection of folk art animals and men, some gorgeous red and white striped ornaments ( still looking for the candy canes) and a collection of Krinkles Christmas Cats. It looks so faery like at night.
Here is my grandmothers little deer I spoke about and I found this cute glittered paper mache house with little brush trees at HomeSense. I made the ELF letters for the tree. I love my herd of cows on the old ash sifter. I like to use vintage Christmas prints and frame them. A great source are Christmas books you can order them and many of the pictures, especially the Norman Rockwell books, are made to be removed and framed. I also use old Christmas and Post Cards.
This is my latest aquisition. I always liked these, when the candle is lit the heat makes it rotate. I have seen the angel ones but this reindeer one I just had to have. I got it on Ebay for $5.
On top of my primitvie green Linen Press I have my grandmothers folkart Canada Goose. I love these rusted trees and I have the collection of folkart men for the first time this year. They were part of my grandmother's collection I inherited from my Uncle. The wheel form on the wall looks great with Brenda from The Rusty Thimble's tuck pillows.
HomeSense carries some really amazing vintage like ornaments. I picked up two of these great glittery things this year. They look great over the doors. I get very sentimental when I put my grandmother's ornaments in the big wooden bowl every season. The stockings I made look great, I just love how they turned out. I love my odd looking Santa who has in front of him a sheep with two heads, I think it was meant to be a tail.
I have had this huge candlestick for years. My grandmother bought it from an old church in Quebec. The cupboard is from Quebec as well. Love this little Santa he reminds me of the one in the old Christmas Rudolph cartoon. I got these brush trees for a dollar and glittered them. They look great with my wooden Santa against this old basket.
Here is another photo I framed, this one was from a calendar. I filled this hanging bird container I made with red balls and a cute tree. The wooden girls are actually lamps without the works. They each got a cute hat. Here are my grandmother's paper mache stars. I am very gentle with them but some of the glitter paper still comes off every year. This is the paper mache Santas Head I usually fill with candy canes. Love the metal rocking toy, another HomeSense find.
I moved this cupboard to the back wall and fell in love with it all over again. I found these simple candle holders at Value Village and they look great with my folkart figures. I just received the monk, he is from the 15th. century and he is from Wales. The light on the Prayer Bench looks so welcoming at night with my Santa and Snowgirl dolls.
I will end todays tour with my favourite Christmas book "The Snowman" that sits with the little mouse my son made me when he was in grade 4. I will let you know on Sunday how the party went and show you the rest of the house. Have a lovely weekend!