Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Transforming the home

I think I got a pretty good tree this year - still bare - waiting on Taylor to get home for the decorating.
I love this season - the decorating, the music, the Christmas cookies and hot wassail, the warmth of the fire and the glow of Christmas lights, the laughter and closeness of family gathered together.
This is very special piece my mom gave me when T was just a baby - it looked just like T with her curly red hair. And a family portrait that I have always loved - the capture before my younger brother got in the frame. If you look at it you will see every one is looking in a different direction - I love it.
A few corners of home have been transformed into their Christmas glory. The house seems warmer with all the red and "green"ery placed about. There is nothing I like better than to have the Christmas lights glowing and a fire burning and to just lie by the warmth of the fire and escape - just slow down - for a few minutes - reminiscence... reflect on all that is good.
Here stands a Santa that my mom carved and painted for me and a little clay dog I made when I was young, along with my collection of little Christmas books and a german snowman piece.

And a there is a special spot in the corner cabinet for the snowbabies that T gave me every year for my birthday until I had to tell her to stop because there was no more room on their playground.


Sew Fab Martha said...

Beautiful decorations!
I haven't taken photos of mine yet, but when I do, I will be sure to take a photo of a Santa that I carved years ago! Love your mom's carved Santa! Well done!
Love transforming my home into a Christmas wonderland!

bermudabluez said...

I absolutely love your tree! Good for you....getting it all in the house and in the stand and all set up waiting for your daughter! Your decorations are beautiful....I love those snowbabies!! It is hard when you start collecting things....at some point you run out of room! I had started a collection of Boyds Bears for my daughter and I must have a zillion by now....our daughters are about the same age. I had to stop...No more room!

Ms. Tee said...

Your tree is very pretty and so are your decorations! I can't believe your mom carved that Santa - it's great. Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season. :)

ELK said...

such wonderful memories here...the snow babies have a place of honor

vanessaann said...

i love the decorations! decorating is probably my favorite thing about christmas!

Elizabeth said...

it looks like you have a lot of special Christmas pieces!

The Empty Envelope said...

It looks so warm and cozy!!

Dori said...

What a lovely Christmas feel you have around your home. Just beautiful! It makes me feel like I've just visited your home :) Merry Christmas!