Have you had enough yet??? ;o) I love to forage around my yard "pruning" the trees that's what I tell Hubby so he doesn't think I'm just hacking up the trees and shrubs for my live greenery displays. Here's how you are greeted when you come to my house for the holidays. This little vignette is at the driveway,
right by the garage door . . .
. . . then you'll pass the garage window boxes filled with fresh greens,
to the front porch . . .
. . . where Santa is there to greet you!
I love these little skates. They were a Kohl's find last year. Unfortunately, they took a beating out there last year. We have such strong winds, it would knock down the sled, which by the way was mine and my older brother's going up - pretty cool, huh?!, and they're actually broken in a few places. I couldn't bear to throw them away. I need to get me some "real" old ice skates!
This is the foyer tree. It's my Victorian-like tree. Oh, did I mention we have six trees in all around our house. Little over the top, you say? No way!
Sadly, we don't have a fireplace . . . soooo this is
where Santa has to find the boys' stockings.
In the powder room.
A few more items I received on Thanksgiving that were my Grandmother's. I just set one footed bowl inside the other and loaded them up. I love having things around that once graced the homes of family members long ago. Just think of the hands that have touched those items . . . their history . . .
Above my sliding door which is in the eating area of the kitchen, is a large self my brother-in-law custom made for us when we moved here 16 years ago (it's getting a new coat of black paint after the Holidays). This is where most of my salt-glaze pottery pieces are. Any of you familiar with Eldreth Pottery located in Strasburg and Oxford, PA? That's where most of the pieces came from. I've been collecting for, well, almost a couple decades now geez, saying that really makes me feel old!
The deck has to be "decked" out too, right?
My ole rickety wheelbarrow. Hubby keeps bugging me to take it to the curb. Ha! I don't think so!
I've so enjoyed having you all visit our home this Holiday. I hope you've enjoyed visiting as much as I have had sharing with you.