Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's Looking Like Christmas

Happy December to you all. Our home is completely decorated and today I wanted to share a bit of it with you. Most of the decorations are 30+ years old and my collections have changed throughout the years. If you click on the above photo, you will see a darling Needlework & Quilt store that my dear friend and old neighbor, Barbara, gave me one year.  We actually toyed with the idea of opening our own quilt store but that never materialized.  This is my friend that taught me so much with quilting and gently invited me to grow; whenever this village is up I am reminded of her friendship and just how precious she is.
 This year hubby set up my village; he did such a nice job and I was so thankful when I got home and didn't need to work on this.  Our grands will be over tonight and I can't wait to see the expressions on the youngest ones faces.  I've had this village for almost twenty years and I never tire of it.
 My island is the perfect place for these two special figures.
We have very high ceilings in our kitchen and it is always a challenge to find items that don't get dwarfed by their height; this is the perfect place for my collection of snowmen. 
I hope that the season is bringing you joy as you prepare for Christmas.  There are so many that are hurting and you never know just how much a smile will mean to someone. 
Hugs to you each today,
Noreen

13 comments:

  1. Delightful. Merry Christmas!

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  2. Your decorations are so pretty! I love your village display :) Merry Christmas! ~Karen

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  3. WOW...completely decorated! We are still not done!
    Hugs,
    andrea

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  4. What beautiful Christmas decorations ... especially the villages ... and the Santas ... and the snowmen. It's all beautiful! Thank you for sharing it. I'm glad I stopped by ... I always have a smile on my face when I visit your blog.

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  5. Your home looks so cozy!!!

    I just started pulling things out. Love to decorated during this time of year. Take care and enjoy your grands tonight.

    Nancy

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  6. Very nice. Finally your page loaded for me. I've had major problems with it loading. Miss your e-mails. Hugs and much love

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  7. How fun. I have a different village. I'm not getting in the mood for all the decorations yet. This year has turned into last minute gift ideas that involve a lot of time. I should have gotten an earlier start. Your house looks wonderful.

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  8. Oh soo pretty. I have a village sceen too but I just couldn't find anywhere to accomodate it this year sooo I think I will pass it on to one of my daughter in laws. I have ALWAYS loved it. Your hubby did a wonderful job. I am enjoying my decs too but I have barely begun to shop. I wasn't going to let that happen this year either. I know it is only the first, but I really wanted to experience a December with NO shopping...guess it isn't going to be this year, haha...Hope you are having a good day. HUGS

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  9. I love your Christmas village, I had one for many years and sold it in the Auction in May.. ahhhhhh Thank you for swinging by to see the tree and leave such a sweet comment. hugs ~lynne~

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  10. I just love, love, love Christmas decorations! Your little village is so sweet, and I must wonder if you sit and stare at it for hours on end like I do mine?

    Enjoy all the decking of halls.

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  11. How very cozy and Christmasy Noreen! Now is it just me - or can I even smell scented candles in the atmosphere? hee hee
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  12. oh, how pretty! the grandbabies and the decorations!

    makes me feel the need to get out some more boxes and dig down deep to find some snowmen!

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  13. I love your decorations and your village. So happy you have the Quilt store. Very neat. My mom loved her village. I inherited one this year from my husband's grandmother and I really enjoyed setting it up this year. I also enjoyed your post with the different nativity sets. We have a couple, but I am still looking for the perfect set that once I find it will speak to me!

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