Like many of you, I start decorating with Christmas things the day after Thanksgiving. We are in a much smaller home now so I cannot put out as much as I have in the past.
But....I do manage to set out a few of my favorite things....many I have made....some are things I have had for many years.
The wonderful old santa photo is actually the front of a magazine cover dated from the 1920's. My adult children didn't want many of their dad's things when he died...so I kept a few of the things I thought were special.
The brass candlestick actually was an anniversary present to my in-laws for a important wedding anniversary. Both of them passed on many years ago...and no one in the family wanted this set so I kept it as a remembrance.
Here is the other candlestick and a wonderful Red Lion amaryllis purchased at our local Trader Joe's a few weeks ago.
Both of these little trees are made with vintage bulbs and things I have had for a long time....I wanted to consolidate into a more manageable mode at Christmas....hence...putting it all together. The cross was hand made by an artisan at the Santa Fe market. I liked its simplicity and yet wonderful design.
And last a simple wreath made with vintage bulbs that were my mother-in-laws....very few things from my family were passed onto me so I really can appreciate keeping those special things that bring back fond memories. I will pass on these things to my nephew when I go and hopefully he will use them lovingly... as I have.
This is just the beginning of the Christmas season so I'm looking forward to the many lovely things everyone will be showing us as part of their Christmas decorations and customs.
Closing for now.