Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas Sharing

Where has the week gone? I can't believe it is already Friday and only 11 days until Christmas. It is just about time for me to start dinner but I did want to say hello and share a little Christmas at my home.......
This is my coffee table, well it's really a trunk. It was one of our very first purchases at a street fair years ago. It's decked out for the holidays now but the rest of the year I keep fresh flowers and family photos on it. Do you see the sweet little candle boot? It was a Christmas gift from Lisa years ago.....her dad took her shopping when she was just a little girl and this is what she chose for me. I love it and would never in a million years think of burning it.
Just a few Santa's from my collection. The little one on the skis is my favorite....oh, I'm not sure, I like them all. Most are from my honey but I did buy the one in the white sleigh.
Feather trees with Santa and old fashioned reindeer's. The reindeer with the little red ties around their necks were my father's when he was a little boy as were the sleigh and Santa.
This is part of my Dickens Village, I love the old world look of the buildings and the clothing on the little people. When I see this village all set up it reminds me of the play A Christmas Carol by Dickens, one of my favorites. Honey and I are attending a matinee this Sunday,and I'm so looking forward to it. This is the 2oth anniversary of the production and I see it every year.....it's just tradition.
Happy weekend to all, and may the spirit of Christmas be forever in your heart......Linda

22 comments:

bj said...

Oh, I love all your little santas...and the trunk you use for a coffee table.
bj

Michelle said...

Linda, your decorations are so pretty. I love your village but I really enjoyed your stories of the special pieces in your collection. That Santa boot candle is precious.

Michelle

Natasha Burns said...

oh goodness Linda I love your Dickens village but by far the most beautiful and special is the boot candle from Lisa!

Monica said...

Oh that is a special little boot!
I have that same mercury glass tree I just bought at Kohls. Love the santa collection and your village too , thanks for sharing your Christmas with us!
Happy Holidays to you incase I dont make it back before the big day..with hubby coming home I might be MIA..lol!

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love your green depression glass behind the feather trees...I collect Amber depression glass and have inherited a ton from my Great Grandmother!!

Love all your decorations!!
Blessings,
Robin

The Rose Room said...

Thats all lovely Linda, your little Dickens village is delightful. Merry Christmas and Blessings - Rachael xo

Teresa said...

Linda,
I love the decorating. The feather trees are beautiful in front of the glassware. Have a great time at the matinee!

Warmest holiday wishes!
Teresa

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I love all of your decorations. Your village is beautiful. Don't you wish there were towns like there in real life? What a special boot, it is so nice to have memories of differnt things during the Holidays.
have a wonderful day
ginger

Jackie said...

That trunk is just beautiful. Such a wonderful idea to use it as a coffee table.

The Christmas village is lovely, but like another poster said the stories that go with them are the best part.

Patty said...

I love your decorations. I use a cedar chest made by my great grandfather as my coffee table and love it. I think your trunk is a splendid table !

Elizabeth said...

Hi Linda,
Thank you for your visit. I will post my book list soon. I love the decorations. I have the orginal now village. All the buildings are so fun to collect. We have a rescue fur baby too. Miss Candi. I post about her. She is been with us almost 3 years.
Have a very blessed day,
Elizabeth

Dolly said...

Linda your home is beautiful!
Love all your christmas treasures!
Love the depression glass plates behind the feather trees too...looks perfect together!

Thanks for shareing!

Hugz, Dolly

Esther Sunday said...

Linda - it all looks so lovely, warm and cozy! Have a super weekend! Love, Esther

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Linda, where shall I begin? First, those reindeers that were your fathers' are just wonderful and I have never come across any LIKE them before. What a treasure! You have everything displayed so cute! I LOVE all of the old pieces you have...super collection of plastic santas and feather trees!! OH MY! Thank you for sharing your SWEET home with us. Spectacular!!

xo
Becky

Kari & Kijsa said...

Linda,

Your home is lovely and all your decorations are truly beautiful!

Merry Christmas blessings,

kari and kijsa

Nan said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I have Dicken's villages as well.
I love your Santas too!
Nan

PAT said...

I like your Santa collection! I have quite a few, also! I have a couple of the candy containers, like yours. In fact, I think I have one with Santa and white sleigh.

Pat

Back Through Time said...

Oh those little plastic Santas are great! I think you have some really great decorations!
Hope you are having a great weekend!!
Michelle

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Linda, thank you for stopping by our Blog and for your lovely comments! Your Dickens village is just gorgeous and the candle from Lisa is so precious. A Christmas Carol is one of our favourites too! Hope you had fun :) Jenn and Jacqui

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Linda,
Your decorations are lovely. The Santa's are so cute. I love the green depression glass plates!
Penny

Nan said...

Our computer modem went out yesterday and my husband just got it replaced a while ago. I was going nuts w/o my e mail and blogging. In the mean time we also got a bunch of snow that had to be plowed.
Hope you had a good day.
Nan

Mrs. Staggs said...

Yours is one of my very favorite sorts of Christmas decorating, and I have many things that are similar, including a small Santa collection. Thank you for sharing so much of your lovely Christmas with us. I've enjoyed seeing it all very much.