Christmas Around the Cottage…….

I’ve almost got all the dust bunnies wrangled! This Saturday is our annual Christmas party….and we just might have a clean cottage. :) This will be the 18th year of our party…it is something we look forward to all year.  Can’t wait!

Here’s a little view of Christmas around our home this year.  Just a few little peeks….

No. 1 Son made this little nativity when he was 3…it is one of my favorite decorations. It sits atop a Bible from the 1800’s, open to the Christmas story.

nativity and bible

My grandmother’s creche….complete with rooster and turkey. :) {And a pomander that needs to be replaced….good grief! Just noticed that. ha!}

creche

12 Days of Christmas table setting…with the original meanings of the 12 days printed on a scroll and rolled up. {I’ll be sharing this free printable I created in coming days….}

christmas dining table

Olive wood nutcracker from Israel……

olive wood nutcracker

Vintage cameras join the snow globes….

vintage camera christmas

On December 1st we start the advent calendar…made from small muslin bags with numbers stenciled on them. Each little bag holds a treat, coupon, etc.

advent calendar

Vintage chocolate mold from France…..

vintage chocolate mold

We added this fun felt mistletoe this year….we collect all things mistletoe…..couldn’t pass up this cuteness…..

felt mistletoe

We had fun making our centerpiece this year.  We gathered tons of glass jars…all different shapes and sizes, and vintage salt shakers….filled them with ‘snow’ and trees.

snowglobe centerpiece christmas centerpiece

The cars are ready, too…….

wreath on c

What kind of decorating are you doing around your home?

Merry, Merry~

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Comments

  1. You put so much love and history into your home, and into your decorating. I know there is a sadness at not having your beloved grandmother with you, but how lovely that you have things that keep her close. The little Nativity made by your son is so precious.

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