Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Just to the left of the stairwell is my Angel Corner, which houses an assortment of angels (candle-holder angels, bell angels, glass angels, brass angels, musical angels etc) over-looked by my L&L Angel of Love hanging on the wall.
There'll be more of the Angel Room in the next post.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
and the final pic is also from the Dining Room, showing my Advent Calendar on December 7, Seven of the starts have been turned to show Santas. I've also replaced the table runner with a new market purchase - a lovely patchwork Christmas runner I bought from the lady who made it.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
So, to cheer myself up I'm putting in a few more pics of my Christmas house - it was so nice to open the door and see Christmas again.
We've moved up to the dining room now. The first pic is the top of my cedar chest, and it has my gourd Santas, a few nwsting Santas and some particular favourites of mine. I stitched the cross stitched Santa many years ago, from one of the Leisure Arts Christmas Cross stitch hardcover books.
and this pic shows the top of my buffet. It houses my Advent tree, and my very small collection of Jim Shore Santas. This picture was taken before December 1 - had it been taken after December 1 the appropriate number of stars would have turned into Santas. The small cross stitched Santa on the wall is teh Santa that took me the longest to stitch. I started him in 1992, and didn't finish him till 1997 - it has the fiddliest back-stitching round everything, and the face is full of fractional confetti stitches. Being fairly new to cross stitch when I started him, I stitched him on 18 count Rustico Aida - not the best choice of fabric for a design with so any fractionals!
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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
moving down a little, here's a clearer pic of the two Santa masks, and you can just see in far right the white trolley with my musical Santas.
and in this final pic you have an overview of the whole wall. To the right of the Santa mask is an advent tree - no gifts in the pockets yet, but they'll be there come December 1. Further right is this year's Christmas cross stitched project - Santa and his sleigh. On the white trolley is my small collection of musical Christmas ornaments. In front, you can see some of my reindeers.
On the wall to the left of the tree is a display of some of my treasured vintage Santa brooches in a recycled set of frames.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
This next pictture shows what is behind me and to the right as I sit here. You can just see Miss Maddie stretched out on her cushion on the left, and on the ottoman next to her are the children's Christmas books. Next to that are the children's play things, on top of a black metal trunk. You can just see (far right) some of my recycled Santa cards hanging on the door that leads into the lounge room.
Monday, October 31, 2011
The second pic is what I am looking at now on my right as I sit at my computer. It is my small collection of snowpeople, and it is on my computer desk. I collected these treasures accidentally over the last couple of years, and now I am quite fond of them.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
While I'm talking of angels - here's an update on Miss Maddie. She is back to her usual self, cheeky and bossy as ever. There have been no medical set-backs, and she is active and behaving quite normally. I am a very happy camper!