Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas all over the house

I have been busy getting ready for Christmas, and thought you might like to see some of my decorations. The storm that is raging up the east coast brought us some wonderful winter white today. I took this photo at about 3:30 p.m.; we got a little more later in the afternoon, for a total of about two inches, I think. This is rare for the Charlotte area.

I have been collecting these glass balls for years. The nativity set is by Eldreth Pottery in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

I purchased these darling primitive angels (”Hope” and “Peace”) from a woman at Barnful of Quilts last fall.

I got this standing angel on sale after Christmas several years ago... she was left behind because one arm is attached backwards... and I love that!

My mom gave me her carollers last year. They look marvelous on the piano.

My parents and my best friend, Dawna, gave me these elegant Russian Santas.

Snowmen and Eldreth Pottery Santas by the window in the family room.

My stitchery (a pattern by Buttermilk Basin) and little quilt, with my mom’s old wool skating socks, beloved Norwegian and Swedish mittens and booties purchased for my children when they were tiny, and a simple hand-carved wood star.

My wool advent calendar, “Gingerbread Countdown.”

A pile of quilts with the angels, and a sampling of folk art Santas by my neighbor.

A tin sign graces the old china hutch…

and these Eldreth Pottery Santas sit atop, in their wintery wonderland.

I put the Santas away after Christmas, but leave out the snow and the winter tree through February, wishing for snow.

Fresh mistletoe in a sweet vintage vase.

A wintery view out our window.