A lot Like Christmas!
My decorating is finished and the mess is put away,
so my house is pretty much in order.
I love to decorate for Christmas and have collected a lot
of things over the years.
Many have been given to me by family and friends
and a lot of them are hand-made.
Years ago my parents started giving me a Frykman Santa
each year for Christmas.
I love how whimisical and happy they are.
These Santas are made by a woman in Ohio.
She makes them out of old quilts and wool blankets
and adds vintage trinkets to them, too.
I found these bottle brush trees at Target this year!
I made "Noel" on the left a couple of years ago
from a kit. Her buddy was purchased at some point.
The quilt on the back of the chair is the
Friendship Star quilt with wool baskets
I made last year.
Here are more of my Santas made from old quilts.
The turquoise Santa and the green and turquoise tree are made from a vintage Italian blanket.
The woman who makes these puts this information on the tags,
which I leave attached and tucked to the back.
My sister crocheted my little trees.
Years ago I made the pomander balls and they still smell so good.
I need to get some greenery to add to my bowl, but it's been raining here.
My husband has collected Santa Golfers for years, too.
(Or maybe I should say I have collected them for him!)
They sit on a shelf in our family room.
These Cross-stitched Santas were made over 30 years ago
when I was in my cross stitching phase.
This cabinet stores a lot of my smaller quilts
and is a great display for my milk glass pieces.
My Christmas cactus is blooming for the first time!
Now to get the Christmas cards finished and mailed.