I love decorating my home and I love the decorations that we’ve collected over the years. Some years the house is all-out decorated, this year, I’d say it is about half-out decorated. Nevertheless, as requested, I am sharing some of my Christmas spirit.
My most cherished Christmas decoration. My Mom made this sometime in the late 70s or 80s. I loved it when she made it and I am honored to put it out every year. Around it are miniature nativities that I bought in Germany. I tried to brighten the picture so you could see them better, but the tree is the main thing. The linens are classic German linens. I have no idea what material it is, but it is a wee bit shiny and supposedly washable.
This is the nativity set that I’ve been collecting for years. For a long time, it was a standing item on my Christmas wish list and many of the pieces were gifts. The glass hurricanes were gifts from my husband’s officers’ wives in Germany. They are one of my most versatile pieces and are out continuously in one fashion or another.
This is the beautiful nativity that I fell in love with in Germany, the Kathe Wohlfahrt store to be exact. If you’re a military wife and you’ve been to Europe….you KNOW this store! I have a set of angels to go with this nativity, but they are in the china cabinet, where they joyfully reside all year.
These sweet little things are my choir boys. I was coveting the set my friend, Deena, had in her home. Well, what do you think I opened a few days later? I cannot look at these without thinking of her.
Well, the mantle picture will have to wait….it is just too dark, so I’ll need Hubby’s photography skills for a better picture. I know ya’ll are just dying to see it.