Friday, December 12, 2008

More Decorating

Gerry and I finally went out and cut some greenery . I have holly and cedar in our yard, but I wanted some fir too. Now I've been doing more decorating. I always have lots of greenery around.
I put it over pictures, with festive primitive ribbon.

Garlands over doors.

Inside and outside.

Around the Nativity.
The Nativity sits on top of the buffet in the dining room. I hang starry fabric on the wall and sheer over the stars with angels in the folds.
I made the copper angel several years ago .
My oldest son made the stable using cinnamon sticks many years ago. The floor of the stable is scattered with sandalwood and star anise and anise seed. The aroma is wonderful. Not the usual for a stable. The Christmas village is arranged. Carolers sing, couples walk, children throw snowballs. Each house shines brightly in the candle lit room.
The stockings are already hanging, ready for all the little fun things that fill them each year. Not so many this year. I've made crazy quilt stockings for each child.
Our home is almost ready. There are a few more things to do. I'm enjoying the moments, and the memories. Most of the decorations are older, so as I set out each item, conversations and and expressions are in my minds eye. So many happy times, then and yet to come.

7 comments:

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Catching up on my visits. I love greenery in the house to at Christmas time. The stable is so cute. Never would of thought of using cinnamon, it looks great.
Great ideas for gifts. You do a great job with all you do.
Take care,
denise

Mrs.Kwitty said...

What a cozy and warm Christmas home you have! Love the way you did up the wall above your nativity--very pretty! Have a lovely and Blessed Christmas!
Smiles, Karen

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh I love the little cinnamon stable, Debbie!! I'll bet it smells wonderful.
Everything looks so pretty!

Katheryn said...

Hey mom! THe house looks great! I miss it! I wish I were there to help. We put up the christmas tree a couple weeks ago here...but its a fake tree...and you know that doesn't cut it for me...so I went down to the tree lot and picked up their scraps of branches and filled in the fake tree with real branches! haha...now it smells like a real tree...it helped. :) love you!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Love the wrapped posts on your front porch! Love your nativity and all the fresh greenery you used!

Manuela

A Romantic Porch said...

Your decor is so beautiful. I love the drape behind your manger scene. Merry Christmas! xorachel

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Merry Christmas!
denise