Friday, December 12, 2014
Monday, December 5, 2011
Look who already stopped by to escape the noise of busy elves. S-h-h-h-h, he’s taking a little nap. (My sweetheart asked me if Santa was drunk!)
Have you been to this site yet? You upload a photo of your Christmas tree, and you can pick from a large selection of Santa figures to put Santa into your photo. So much fun. Click here to go check it out.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by during this busy holiday season. Laurie
Friday, December 12, 2008
An Angel tops one tree, and a Santa tops the other tree.
Under each tree is a nativity set that our grandchildren can play with.
The mantle displays a nativity that our grandchildren cannot play with.
My husband and I bought this nativity set the first year we were married -- 39 years ago.
Now we come to the really embarrassing part. If you can't stand clutter, please exit now, or forever hold your peace! We have a little Santa collection.
I never intended for it to grow this big, but once I started collecting them, people kept giving them to me -- usually birthday and Christmas gifts. Now, when people want to clean out their Christmas decor, they just bring their trash to me!! It just grew...
AND GREW! (The stockings are hung by Santa with care, because we KNOW that Santa is already here!)
Okay, I did buy one Father Christmas this year. I couldn't resist Rose's (Santa Maker's) French country Santa, with his little birdhouse, wine bottle, fur hat, fruit, and his pretty checked and paisley clothing. He is the pride of my collection. Look at that gold trim on his coat. Isn't he beautiful? He's the first one I've bought in years, and the last one I'm going to buy. I promise!
Around the world Santas
Santa hangs out and flies over every thing in our family room! He's everywhere!
And yes, if you look up, you'll see another tree on the balcony. Oh, there's another Santa up there too!
Okay, before you leave me a comment about how insane I am, I need to let you know that I am already well aware of my insanity. I will be even more aware of it when I start taking this decor down after Christmas. Every year, I say that I am not going to do all of this again next year. I think it's kind of like having a baby...a year later, I kind of forget about the bad part (putting it all away after Christmas), and only remember how much my family and I enjoy it when the Christmas decor is EVERYWHERE! Thanks for coming by to see me. It's so kind of you to visit an insane lady! laurie