Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas All Around the House

I spent the first week of December in mid-80's temperatures in Florida,
and returned home to a whirlwind of family activities.
Therefore, the Christmas decorations went up Thanksgiving weekend,
and were downsized from years before.  
 Our tree decorations include handmade ornaments, gifts from friends,
  and ornaments collected during travels.  Some date back to the 1970s.
A Christmas tree full of family memories!
 What began as a Santa Music Box collection, due to breakage, etc.,
 is now a Santa Collection displayed on the mantle in the living room.
The two daughter's family personalized stockings have been sent to their homes
for Santa to fill for their own Christmas morning celebrations.    
 This year GJ added a train scene to my Tea House Village. 
And, below, the large tea themed tree was replaced with
the tiny teacup tree.  This is in our tea room/music room.
We used my mother's drop-leaf cherry dining room table
(below) for our family dinner on Sunday night
with Princess KJ's family.   
The entrance foyer above, and the porch below
with a very light dusing of snow outside this morning.
From our home to yours,
Seasons Greetings
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


relevanttealeaf said...

I enjoyed the Christmas tour of your home. You'll have to put a bug in GJ's ear about the Department 56 Oriental Tea House. ;-) The train scene he got you is beautiful. I've been enjoying two days of "downtime", but our daughter and family are coming over tonight for an evening of home movie viewing [of her children's younger years]. Blessings to you in the New Year!
Hugs, Phyllis

Micupoftea~ said...

Nice photos! Hope you had a lovely holiday- Happy 2013 :)

Joy said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your decorations, as well as your princess, with us! :-)

Marilyn said...

It looks like you had a special Christmas. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy seeing your Christmas photos. What a fun and special time of year!

Marlena said...

Lovely, lovely. Your girls have a cute sense of humor and I can't believe how grown-up your son is now! I hope the New Year is wonderful for you and yours.

GardenofDaisies said...

It was fun to take the christmas tour! It looks like you had a wonderful time with your family! Wishing you a very happy New Year!

Steph said...

Very festive! Happy New Year!

Angela McRae said...

Enjoyed seeing all this lovely Christmas decor!


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