Sunday, December 19, 2010

Nativity Scene

This beautiful nativity scene in our neighborhood has been displayed at a corner home for the past five years. It expresses the true Christmas, Christ's birth. The King is born in Bethlehem.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gingerbread House

Turn up your speakers and watch the 31 second video,  below,
to hear about this little gingerbread house.
video

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Tree

Christmas trees with ornaments from throughout the years are my favorite because they are so personal. As each ornament is hung you remember that person and that year. Some of those people are still in your life, others lost to time and moves.

Our tree for the last 10 years has been an artificial tree with attached lights. After several years we quit using the bottom and now have it smaller on two of my old iron ladies, treadle sewing machines. This is the view entering the front door, the teapot wall, turn top card table and tree.



The next view is from the livingroom, all set up with a cozy fire and mantle decorated with silverplated Wallace bells. The first bell was 1979 from my boss, Ray Wilshire, when I worked for him in Hanford, California. It was such a beautiful large jingle bell I collected a few more over the years and even found an older one with a 1971 date.
(Click on Read More to see some of the ornaments)