Monday, December 26, 2011

The Season Continued!

Here's hoping you had a Very Merry Christmas!  
We certainly did.  We traveled to Travis and Kerry's for Christmas Eve Mass and supper.
(Since I was so busy sewing I am sharing some Christmas decorations that I never got around to sharing.)
The Willow Tree Navtivity was new last year.  I took a photo of my ceramic one, but iphoto is not cooperating today!
ALL kids, grandchildren, Mom, and my sister were here yesterday.  That was a grand total of 12 adults and 7 kids.  It was great fun and just a little noisy!
This Santa greets you as you come in the front door...along with my quilt and the antique candy machine.
 My collection of Christmas tins sit on the shelf in the foyer.  Among them are some antique ones, collector items, and just plain old tins!  I can't fit them all up there though.
The girls requested that we not do our traditional meal, so we had ham sandwiches, potatoes, and a ton of appetizers.  They said they did this so I wouldn't be so stressed, but really we (Bud & I) didn't like it.
There is something to be said for the togetherness of a sit down meal, along with helping the little ones practice their manners, and letting me enjoy using my Christmas dishes!
Next year it's back to our regular sit down meal with real dishes.
I love decorating for Christmas!  It does take me longer now than it used to though.
I have nine decorated trees, and several other small ones with just lights.  So every room has a tree except one bathroom I just didn't get one into this year.
This Hawkeye tree was our newest addition in our family room downstairs.
With a Hawkeye Santa of course!  
A Hawkeye tree skirt is on my to do list.
 I was so busy sewing that this is my second set of poinsettias on top of the hutch since the first ones died for lack of attention! (And there's another Santa.)
This Santa on the left sits on a shelf at the top of the stairs.  
The one on the right is my tallest one, and he stands in the corner of the living room.

This Santa stands by the fireplace.
 This one sits by the fireplace, and is a favorite of the kids because when you push the button he snores "like Grandpa"!

 These two have  antique quilts as coats and they sit on a bench with some quilts.

 The last of our kids left this morning with one tired and grumpy grandson(and maybe a sleep deprived son-in-law).  Now it's time to clean, and decide what to do for the rest of the day.

Stay tuned for some "catch up" posts all week since I can finally show you what I have been sewing!

1 comment:

Josie McRazie said...

ha yo said non in the bathroom and I thought of the Charlie Brown tree from walgreens! It would be just the right size for a small room (it is only about 12 inches tall)! One ornament! LOL perfect!!