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Saturday, December 19, 2015

CHRISTMAS DECOR CONTINUES


For the past ten years, I have displayed this Fontannini nativity set on the mantel. This year, I decided to go for a change on the mantel. You can see this year's mantel here.
 
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
I have put the Fontannini set on a table in the front entry, and I love it here. To read about Fontannini figures and how I practically stole this set at an estate sale years ago, click here.
 
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
I can enjoy the figures and the details so much better than I could when they were on the mantel.
 
 
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
This may become a permanent Christmas home for this set.
 
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
 
 
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
I have also displayed my mother's figures of Scrooge and the other characters in the front entry.
 
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
They photograph better without the glass dome.
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
Each year, our grands eagerly await the arrival of  the Christmas carnival in our sunroom.
 
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
The sunroom is filled with snowmen.
 
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
 
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
I set up a small wine bar in the sunroom, using the wine stems my sister gave me years ago.
 
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
 
 
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
A close up of the lamp-in-a-jar that I
ordered a few years ago from Lynne at Lynne's Gifts from the Heart.
 
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
 
A tree skirt covers the top of a round table.
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
The snowmen have over-populated the sunroom buffet.
 
 
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
 
 
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
 
 
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
 
They are also populating the plate rack above the buffet.
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
 
 
They've also taken over a side table in the sunroom.
 
Thank you for reading my blog. Have a great weekend!
 

5 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your home is special through out the year, this time of the year it takes on a child like magical feel. Would love to be a guest to enjoy all the magic that happens. fondly ~lynne~

Sharon Collins said...

Your home is just magical. I, too have a large collection of snowmen that are decorating my den. I didn't see any Snowsnickles. Have you met Snowsnickles? Google Snowsnickles and see how she places a nickle in the base of her figures to honor the nickle that she used to buy the book that inspired her. I have so many that I would love to gift you with one of mine. I could either mail it or get it to you when I come to visit my mom either this winter or spring.

When my hubby and I married we were given his childhood creche. The stable was built from wine crates and half of the figures were made by a dear lady from his church. The others were dime store figures. We will have been married for 50 years in April so our children,especially our son, dinged them up pretty badly. Last year we invested in new Fontanini figures. As I said earlier, he grew up in New England where they really did have white Christmas, so they always draped the roof of the stable with angel hair to represent snow. Our kids have grown up with that and see that as normal.

Merry Christmas

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your home is amazing any time of the year, but Christmas is magical and stunning. I love it all.

Sarah said...

Laurie, I sit here and smile thinking about how much joy you must feel each year as you decorate your home. Your collections of different things is amazing. My snowmen didn't come out to play this December. Perhaps they will make an appearance in January. '-)
Merry Christmas!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Love seeing your beautiful decor and SNOWMEN!! I bet those grands love it all!!! Marry Christmas to you and your family!!!