Thursday, January 1, 2015

Christmas Living Room 2014

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These are not the best photos but my camera is not new nor top of the line! This wall hold lots of our antique and other needle work. Yes that is the cat tower our fur babes got for Christmas to the left...;-)
I gave up trying to get a good pic and went to this mode  with no color and came out best! The mantle dressed up with a lot of nutcrackers!
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Our walls are not this bright yellow but lighting would not do right in  here!!
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These two small trees hold old family ornaments.  The kitties did good with no bothering them. Snow fella was new buy this year .
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I have used the table trees for at least last four years. I like them easy to use no need to move furniture about an kitties do not bother them at all!! DH wants to use the tall floor tree next year. Boots and Wiggles will be older then so may be okay...will see.
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Found this book a few years back had to have it as that sweet opossum elf has my name! The antique quilt is from Uncle Ollie's grandmother.
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I placed the tree in archway between living room and dining room.  Worked fine.
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Snow angel on top of tall clock with Aunt Dot's old deer. The photos on left are my Mama's parents the ones on right are my Father's parents and grandmother.
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I love lots of ornaments on our trees! So many of these go back many years. Have been used on our trees since we have had trees!  
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Some were gifts and others are family treasures we were handed down.
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We buy new ones every year.  Those painted Santas are from craft show. Love hand made!
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We also have our angels in heaven on the tree.
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I have a November birthday and love Christmas decorating so folks will bless me with ornaments or other sweet decor items.
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The kitties were sleeping elsewhere when I took this pic. We enjoy watching those two play up a storm on that tower! So funny! The old blanket chest is from DH's Grandmothers family

Well that is about all the good pics I managed to take.  Did not do much decor in other rooms.
We plan to enjoy the decorations a bit longer.
Makes it all feel so cozy in the evening or on these last few gray days. I do make a mess when it all comes down! So it can wait...;-)

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas Dining Room 2014

Here we are on the last day of December 2014 and I am finally able to share some photos of our Christmas decorations!
I had to retake those that I had accidentally deleted off camera! 

So for this post it is the dining room.  Photo heavy!
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The white Treat Tree as I call it sits on DH's Grandmother's old treadle.
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We have collected so many candy, cookie, cupcake, candy canes, gingerbread, aka 'treat' ornaments for this tree.
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The garland is hard candy which is plastic . Found at a local dollar store many years ago.
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 The vintage deer were my MIL's from DH's childhood.
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I added the Raggedy Ann and Andy balls to this tree this year. Used to put on our tall tree.
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This is a Snowman Nutcracker my son and his wife gave me one year. He counts down to Christmas Day!
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The cooking Elf a gift from my daughter 20 yrs or so ago. Love him!
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Here he is again by tree.
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Some vintage Santa and Snowman on antique quilts.
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 Our manger set up was also a gift from our oldest daughter.
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 I had to take the soup tureens off the buffet so pie safe got rearranged (piled up)...;-)
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My sweet Mama bought this sitting Santa for me one year on my birthday. 
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Table placed catercorner and I like it!
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Dish rack over chest. Yes I see the chest is pulled over! We had pulled out to get a kitty toy and did not put back in right place!
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Looking into the kitchen. Just really one long room with small kitchen at end.
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An Olde Santy Claus made by a friend.
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 Here is Old Fishing Santa! Been around many years!

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Old Primitive Santa keeper of some wine...;-)

We are still enjoying these decorations . Will come down later in January!

Next post will share living room!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September and Fall on the way!

Well we can hope! We are hot and humid this week. not like it was last month with the wonderful fall like temps and days we had early! Knew was to good to be true!
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Looking forward to pulling out the Fall decor items and doing up the place one more time!
Was hoping to have more things made but not so much! Oh well not like I NEED more!
Course it is a bit too early for the fresh squash and pumpkins. Will just add them as they come available.

Planning to attend the Gathering of Primitive Friends at Not Forgotten Farm near Amherst, Va later this month.  May just find a few things to add to my decorating for Fall and Christmas! Looking so forward to it. My niece and I are making it a Gal's weekend get away!

Guess I best get to finding some Fall in these old closets around here!!
Have a good one!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy July 4th

Wishing the United States of America a very Happy 238th Birthday!
Hope we all are showing a bit of red, white and blue for the July 4th weekend!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter

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May you  each enjoy a very happy and Blessed Easter Sunday!

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Livingroom 2013

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 Tree is a real cedar with vintage card ornaments and garland.
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 Smells wonderful still.

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Cross stitch ornaments on a tree near old wash stand.
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 Chest with a small tree.
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 Some family pics on this chest. Quilt robed Santa plate.
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 Mantle with  cards and ornament wreath.
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 Old Santy!
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 Redwork snow folk nativity.
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 Living room view.
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Snow Angel Mandy on top of grandmother clock.

Christmas 2013

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 Side buffet with soup tureens.
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 Small tree with antique family ornaments some from Germany.
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 Table centerpiece.
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 The Claus Gingerhouse!
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Old pie safe top.
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 Nutcrackers.
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 Santa platter by small tree on buffet.

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 Amaryllis bloomed for Christmas Day.

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 Table top.
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Snow Fella on buffet.