How would you like to come along with me for a little Christmas tour of my home . I have really enjoyed seeing so many bloggers share their homes as they have readied them for the holidays so I hope you will enjoy my little show as well.
This is what you will see as you enter our home , this quilt is a Debbie Mumm BOM from a few years back , my little Christmas mouse has been around since the boys were very young and although she has a tail that has been slightly chewed she is otherwise in great shape .
To the left as you enter is the little Santa wall hanging that you see in my header , as I have told you before this was a drawing by my granddaughter Alyssa when she was 8 and I traced it off and made this hanging .
To the right as you enter I have a very old school desk that I treasure and like to add a few decorations to as well. The Father Christmas is one I made a very long time ago and his beard is getting a little tattered but I am fine with that.
As you swing around the corner slightly you will see my old sewing machine decked out with a tree runner I made many years ago . The Angel is a gift from Nila and Elise last year as they told their Mom we have to buy that for Gammie because she loves angels ,and I do love this one. Above the angel is one of the first Christmas wall hangings I have ever made , it was a free BOM on the internet and I believe it was designed by Debbie Kratovil , it took me a few years to get it completed and I do love this one. I just looked and this was completed in 2008 , however I know it was much earlier that I started this .
Right next to the sewing machine and desk is our friendly old fellow Santa , he is even carrying a package just for you . Santa was a gift from Bill many years ago and one I love.
Now we will head on down to the living room ,my little fireplace all decorated with some greenery and candles and a stocking I won last year from Gingerbread Snowflakes
Sitting next to the fireplace is a little bunny I made years ago wearing a Christmas outfit in my favorite little rocking chair .
To the left of the fireplace I have my nativity set arranged on my golden colored velvet , this was made by a neighbor of ours in the 80's and has been lovingly cared for and carefully packed away each year.
I wanted to share a photo of this German carving , not sure what the proper name is but it should have candles in the holders and when lite the heat from the flames will turn the little figures .This was a gift in 1983 from the Topcu family , at that time we had their daughter Nona as an exchange student and they very generously sent this along to our family and it has been enjoyed each year since.Under the carving is a lovely table topper made for me by my friend Betsy of Quilting Fiesta , beautiful embroidery adorns the lovely curvy shape. Directly under this is a sweet little lighted gift which my friend Linda gifted me last year . I placed the cradle beside the tree just incase we have some little visitors ;-)
On the table behind our sofa I have a few things on display , most importantly to me are the two little wagons with the horses which were carved by my wonderful Dad , each year I add a Santa and some little packages to the wagons. Here are some closer shots .
The second one
The little Santa in this wagon was given to me by my grandchildren , Christopher , Alyssa and Caitlin many years ago . I have some special ornaments I also want to share but I will save that until tomorrow , hope you are enjoying a wonderful day . Rob and Diane, Alyssa and Caitlin I posted this for you too as I know you aren't able to be here this year but I want you all to know you are always a part of our Christmas , love you.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed seeing my home.