Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Time to be Merry and Bright....


Tis the season.....


For Santa to keep watch by the door.....


Making sure everyone is NICE and not NAUGHTY!!!!!


We keep in our hearts the "Reason for the Season".....



....and enjoy this time to create both Christmas whimsy,


...and to showcase favorite Holiday quilts!!!!


Our Santa plate is rarely empty of cookies.....


....and our Snowman family overlooks our dining area from the top of the buffet!


Santa visits at our table.....


....and our hearth is full of Santa's collected over the years.


On display too are lots of my Christmas Cross Stitch.....


....but my favorite decoration this year is a card I received last year from my dear friend and student Julie. She knew we were anxiously awaiting Clare's birth and wrote a sweet note in this card.

What she couldn't have known ( and to everyone's astonishment), the bitty girl in the sled looks EXACTLY like our CLARE....even to the round red cheeks.

I guess it is just one more magical Christmas moment...and I wish you all many of the same!!!!

6 comments:

annieb said...

What a beautifully decorated home! All the best of the season to you and yours.

Taria M. said...

How very festive and pretty!!! :)) Wish I were there to tour and see all the cute little things that I know are around... the ones that a person could miss with a quick sweep of the eye. :) LOVE the quilt hanging over the banister... the hearts caught my eye! :) I miss you all and wish you a very Merry Christmas!! Sending you love and hugs!

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Wow, your decorations are wonderful!! I have a few out too like the nativity scene!

Quilt Hollow said...

Just discovered your blog and love your decor for the holidays!!

Cheryl said...

How pretty your house looks..and such wonderful holiday quilts! Hugs to you Annie!

Carol said...

Your house looks BEAUTIFUL!