Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Cheer

Some of the decorating is done...I've been doing just a little bit each day. This is one of our Nativity scenes. I love this one and have actually thought about leaving it out year-round!
And...our stockings have been hung on the bookshelves with care! Yes, it's true that we don't have a fireplace, so the bookshelves have to make do! Our stockings were crocheted by my Grandmother. I've had mine since I was a little girl; when I got married she made one for my husband, and then made each child one for their first Christmas. We love our stockings, but they are rather big. Sometimes Santa has to be very creative so that it doesn't cost him a fortune to fill them!
Jacquie recently had a post about her trees (you should go over and look at them--they are a lot of fun). As I brought out the decorations this year I realized that I have more trees than I thought (but nowhere near as many as she has). These ceramic trees came from my mother-in-law when she scaled back her decorating a few years ago.

I also received these crystal trees from my mother-in-law. The Snow-Babies figurines were gifts one year from my husband's grandmother. Someday only the ice-skaters will be here--as my children will take all of the decorations and ornaments that are theirs when they have their own homes. We also have a fun collection of Santas and music boxes--again, gifts from my husband's grandmother...and again, many will leave one day!

Oh, and I have to send you over to Nanette's. Nanette's blog is one of my favorites, and she is having a grand celebration this week in honor of her one-year blogiversary! She has lots of prizes and tons of fun ideas to share!

11 comments:

rachel griffith said...

CUTE decorations.
thanks for sharing!!!

i'm SO excited for nanette!!!
this is gonna be such a fun giveaway.
:D

jacquie said...

look at all your pretty things....i'm coveting those trees. oops, probably shouldn't be doing that!

Stephanie said...

Great stockings! You have lots of beautiful decorations. I read Jacquie's comment...don't let her know where you live. I think she's a tree snatcher.

Carrie P. said...

Lovely decorations. We uses to have a nativity set and it got broken and I have not been able to find another one I like. Like you we do not have a fireplace either but we do have a wood burning stove.

Dawn said...

What a great reminder to leave a nativity out all year!

Carol said...

Oh those are such wonderful stockings...love your Santa's.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Thanks Sherri for the mention! Love the decorations. It is so fun seeing everyone's christmas stuff. I love it. It is like a peak into a Christmas Village sometimes. The stockings are my favorite.

The NELSON Family said...

Wow! So much cute stuff. I've got like four Christmas things out! I guess I better get collecting!

Eileen said...

Your decorations are so beautiful. I love the santas!

w&v said...

V. here...
I ALWAYS love to look at Christmas things. I love your blog. You must never have an idle moment.
Several years ago my mother got me a Jim Shore (?) Nativity for my birthday (in Sept). Of course, I displayed it and couldn't bear to take it down even after Christmas . Finally, right before Easter I took it down. Now, every year I put it up on my B-day and take it down before Easter! V.

Jamie said...

I have to say I love your Christmas stockings! We have the very same stockings in my family. My Grandma made every grandchild a stocking. When I got married, my husband didn't have a stocking, believe it or not. I decided to make him one, but in order to do that, I had to learn to crochet. Amazingly, my Grandma still had the original pattern for the stockings. In fact, she had the whole magazine the pattern was in. The pattern was published in a Dec. 1972 issue of McCalls magazine. I've since made stockings for our daughters. I love that we all have matching stockings, and the girls love that they were homemade!