Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Little More Christmas Cheer

I am ready for Part 2, there are not a lot of changes, just a little rearranging to accommodate a new purchase or 2.

Our dining room is to your right as you enter and the living room to your left. 

This room is so great at Christmas.  Green rug and red sofa, all of the accessories are red and green year round in here.  All I do is add a few Christmas pillows, and bring out some of my German Christmas collection.

My aunt did the cross stitch about 30 years ago, she is gone now, so I treasure it all the more.  The little angel pyramid was my first purchase of German decorations.
I only light it for a little while when the grandchildren are over.

My new addition this year is the large pyramid I purchased this summer.  My sister lives near the Kathe Wohlfahrt shop in Minnesota.  This is the only US location of this German Christmas store.  I have been to their flagship store in Rothenburg on der Tauber and all I can say is WOW.

This little music box plays O Christmas Tree.

This little nativity is Italian.  I finally found the 3rd wiseman on Ebay last year.

The mantel is simply decorated and I haven't changed it in the 5 years we've been here.

These windows are in hall across from the library.

The library tree is our family tree.  The one with the collection of ornaments going back 35 years.  The first Christmas we were married, we bought a real tree and did not have one ornament.  I bought 12 candy canes and a box of balls that first year.  I have been collecting ornaments ever since.

That little Santa and the children on the rocking horse were bought that first year I believe.  They are still 2 of my very favorites.

The bottom of the tree holds the ornaments my girls made.  

This is a newer collection.  The classic FP toy ornaments.  I was so sad to hear that they are not going to have these anymore.

This little section is devoted to sports.  Does anyone else group their ornaments in a certain general area?  I have always done that on this tree.

My Santa carolers are in the bookcase here.
And favorite children sitting on Santa's lap.

It's a very cozy {small} room, but I do love to sit in here at night and read.

And here is our family room tree.  But this will just be a teaser, because this post is getting to be a book!  So I will try and show a bit of this room and the kitchen tomorrow.

I love this old sleigh I bought up at the cabin.  A trio of Santas fit nicely into it.

Have a wonderful evening ~ 

And Richella for her Grace at Home Party.
Sherry's Open House Party.
And the Holiday Housewalk Party with Jennifer.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sue, everything is so beautiful! I love the plaid stockings! And the library feels so warm and cozy! You have so many amazing pieces in the living room and in the library! I look forward to the next post! You are so good!

The Martys said...

Beautiful!!! I want to visit. I love your house at Christmas time. It is sooo pretty.

priscilla said...

Your home is beautiful ! Love all your trees and decorations !

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Your home looks beautiful all decorated! I have reds, greens and golds in my home and Christmas goes so well with those colors.

Candi said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love traditional trees and your home is beautiful from what I can see. I am new to your blog & can't wait to go back & look at more pictures.

Shelia said...

Hi Sue! Oh, everything is just so pretty! I love your beautiful living room and all of your treasures! Your little German ornaments are darling. I'm jut in love with your little toy decorated tree.
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Suzy said...

Sue, your home is so lovely and the Christmas decorations are just perfect! I loved hearing the stories behind several of them. Thank you for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Thanksgiving bloghop.

The Avery House said...

You have such a beautiful home! I love your German decorations! I have a fondness for German Christmas decor. I especially love your large wind mill Christmas scene. I would love to find one like it. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for sharing your lovely home!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely holiday home!

Rettabug said...

What a gorgeous home, Sue! I think this is the first time I've seen some of these rooms. I remember your outdoor areas very well, but these scenes are new to me. Just BEAUTIFUL!! You are truly blessed.