Buckle up, it's going to be a long,
hopefully not bumpy ride.
For some of you this might be overload.
I kept taking pictures, but did not have time
to post.......and like bunnies, they multiplied.
And since I took them, I will share them with all
my friends in blog land and my family in Germany.
This will be more or less a picture show.
I hope you enjoy the tour.
Welcome to our home.
Since I am a "Nester", this ornament suits me well.
You might have noticed, this year I went more sparkly,
but my beloved color red is still showing up here and there.
I purchased this stocking many years ago.
I love the little girl on the sleigh.
One of my Santa's.
These silver bullion wire balls were packed
away for many years.
I forgot I had them.
They glitter and sparkle when the light
My Santa only stayed a few days in this spot.
He moved to a new home.
Funny, I have been making Santa's for many years,
and I have never been able to keep a white one for myself.
That is OK, because I know they will be loved for
many years to come by someone else.
As I wrote in my last Christmas post,
I was inspired by James Cramers book
" 'tis the Season"
I made my birds and they landed in different
spots in the house......
and finally they settled in the kitchen window.
I love how they came out.
The guest bedroom (this bed lifts up and out
and becomes two twin beds), is one of my favorite rooms.
I snuggle in the chair, or stretch out on the bed with
a good book.
The little doll is by doll maker Nicole Sayre.
She looks adorable with her companions.
I found this beautiful silver plated trophy cup
at the Goodwill store for a mere $ 8.50.
I knew right away where it would end up.
I love it !!!!!
She is ready for bed with her kitty
to wait for Santa.
I always have fun dressing her up.
I played with these toys as a child.
They belonged to a very large dollhouse
with lights and running water.
The little pictures are copies of paintings I grew up with.
These ladies are in my studio to keep
The standing Americana doll and the
snow girl are mine, don't know who
made the others, but I think they are
I had to decorate the newly remodeled
And I spoiled myself with lovely
towels from Pottery Barn.
I like combining my German traditions with American ones.
I grew up with this advent wreath stand.
Love this funky rabbit and sheep.
Don't know the maker...
One of my older Santa's with "Jodel",
a gift from my friend Laura @ 52flea.
Makes me want to sing songs from the
"Sound of music".
Jodel just reminds me of that, and makes me smile.
That sweet kitty snuck in again!
I leave you now with this wish
for peace on earth.
May you all have blessed and joyful holidays.
I wish you for the new year health and happiness,
may all your wishes come true,
but most of all we, hubby and I, wish for
PEACE ON EARTH