Come visit with me as I stitch and craft my way from one Christmas to the next - I like to have Christmas projects close by me all year. I have a particular fondness for Santas and Angels. If you have the time, leave a comment so I know you've visited.

Friday, December 23, 2011

My Santa Tree

This dowelling  tree has only Santas on its branches.  It stands at the top of the stairs, and it's the first thing you would see if you opened my front door and looked upwards.  On the door in the back (linen press door) I have hung my Santa ornaments and some special ornaments made for me by children over the years. On the tin trunk under the tree, and on the floor you can see a few of my Christmaa tins,  The large Santa in the small table at rear is a particular favourite.  I've has him for 17 years, and carried him home from USA.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Angel tree

The picture above shows my Angel tree (made from dowelling, and hanging from a picture hook on the wall), and a collection of standing angels on the box below it.  You can also see my L&L Angel of Hope on the wall.  Below, there is a pic taken from a slightly different angle.

Monday, December 12, 2011

My "Angel Room" aka (when it's not decorated for Christmas) the Sitting Room

My doll-angels are in the pic above.  Not all of them started life as angels, but they all have their wings now.  They sit by the 1970s Christmas tree.  If you stand looking at the doll angels and look to the left, you'll see my L&L Angel of Grace hanging in the stairwell, and catch a glimpse of my much-loved Christmas fridge magnets (picture below).

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

My 1970s Christmas Tree

This pphoto really doesn't do the tree justice - it really is much prettier than it llooks here.  At the back of the tree (on the right) you can see one of my rescued angels (I call this one Angelica, and she's the largest of my angels).

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Moving on into the kitchen ...

 A collection of cups plates and dishes (above) and my much-loved salt and pepper pots on the window-sill(below).

Updated Christmas pics

The photo above is an updated pic of my lounge room corner with the 1950s tree, now with its full complement of wrapped Christmas gifts.

 The next picture is of the dining room , showing my two framed cross stitched Marilyn Gandre works - Santa's Great Book and Santa's Workshop.

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

Just before we leave the dining room ...

This is the fat terracotta Santa that greets my visitors - he is standing near my front door.  My dear niece Aislinn gave him to me for my birthday a few years ago.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

More of the Dining Room Christmas display

This is my Dining Room table, which has some of my nesting Santa sets.  You can just see the corner display unnit which has my vintage colection.  On the wall are L&L's Oh Christmas Tree and Santa of the Forest (the top is undfortunately cut from this pic.

Two more little finishes

These ornaments are Christmas gifts for two youngsters, a brother and sister. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

A little finish

I was asked to make this ornament which is to be a Christmas gift.