Merry Christmas

December 29, 2011

Merry Christmas everyone!!  So, I'm a little behind.  :-)  We celebrate until January 1st.  I took a little break from longarm quilting and the computer to enjoy Christmas and family.  It went by so fast!!  Wow!  We visited family and family visited us.    I thought I'd share just a few pics of some of my decorations before it's time to take it all down.
These are my mini Rudys.  I used my big ones as models here.  I added two more this year.  The one with cute wool and bells and the one made out of burlap.
I always place them on the window in our downstairs.  The famous window that we brought my longarm in through!!  I even put a few Santas in our bathroom downstairs.
Looks like Santa left his cane.  I have to give a lot of credit to Scott.  He did all the beautiful tile work in our home!!
On top of the pie safe this year.  I scaled the decorating back a little this year.  Just a bit.
Little prim Christmas tree.  Too bad I haven't finished that Buggy Barn tree skirt yet.  It would look perfect under this tree.  Of course lots of Santas.  A few new ones this year too. :-)
See my little prim twig tree?  I love them!  I bought two in November while on our girls' excursion in Wisconsin.  I purchased them from JJ Stitches.  They were the steal of the century at only $12!!!  I decorated mine with some little candy canes.
 Yes, that's a photo of the girls with a sheep when they were not quite 2 1/2 years old.  I know it's not very Christmasy, but I never take it down.  I love that picture.  It's textured like a painting.  I thought the sheep was going to be a baby, but it was nearly as big as the girls!!  Took forever to get the picture because it kept running away!!  LOL!!!
Not all my decorations are prim.  I like a little red sparkle too.  Usually, I put a little Christmas village on this desk.  We have collected some antique pieces over the years, but this gorgeous desk I inherited from my grandma.  I used to play "office or school" on it all the time as a child.
These are our Santa Bears.  I collected a few, but decided I didn't really enjoy finding a place to store them all.  I always have them sit on this antique bench.  It's another piece from my grandma.  It's 12 feet long and one solid piece of knotty wood.  It's a prim lovers dream.  I was fortunate enough to be the only one in the family that had the space for it.  As a matter of fact, we finished our downstairs with a wall specifically so it could go there.
Last, but not least, the photo on this year's Christmas card.
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!!  And thank you so much for all the more than kind comments left on the Anniversary Quilt post!!!! I can't tell you how much they mean to me! You guys are the best!!

17 comments:

  1. Very Merry! Thanks for the tour o:) Beautiful photo of the girls and the pup!

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  2. Merry Christmas to you too!! I love the last picture...it is so cute!!
    Happy New Year!!

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  3. Thanks for opening your home to us and letting us see your fun Christmas decorations! Happy New Year!

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  4. Loved seeing all your decorations. Especially loved the picture of the girls. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  5. Love the decorations! I couldn't help but notice the primitive houses you have in the first picture with the wool sheep. I have those too! Funny. I think I got mine at Pride and Country up in Saginaw. Have you been there!

    Glad you had a nice break. You needed it.

    Enjoy your New Year's with family and friends!

    Hugs,
    Sue

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  6. Wonderful decorations and it looks like you had a wonderful Christmas.

    Debbie

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  7. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

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  8. Merry Christmas & have a fabulous New Year. Love the decorations. Looks wonderful. Hugs,

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  9. Your decorating is beautiful - I love the prim trees. Sounds like you had a great holiday!

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  10. Gorgeous pics...your decorating is lovely!

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  11. I adore the picture of your girls over the mantle! Your house with all the Santas and deer just warm my heart! Maybe you can slow down with your quilting a little and rest some!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  12. Your home and decorations are just beautiful, Linda! LOVE the pic of the girls, oh they are too pretty. Scott does really beautiful tile work!

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  13. Merry Christmas Linda! Your decorations are gorgeous! lv, Joy

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  14. Your house looks so pretty and festive! Love the photo of your daughters.
    I hope everyone is finally well at your house.
    Happy new year!!

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  15. Merry Christmas, my friend! Your house is gorgeous, and so are your kids/dog. :-) Love ya. Hope you had a great holiday!

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  16. Lovely decorations! Those Rudies are my favorite! Especially with those houses.
    And of course the last picture (o:

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