Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Little Christmas Tour, 2007

Join me for a little Christmas tour.

The fireplace and Christmas tree
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Every ornament on our tree has been collected over our thirty years of marriage. In fact, we have an ornament from our first year of dating. The Pilot Guy made one for us at a fund-raiser at the college we attended. That blue ball is precious and often the first ornament we hang on the tree.

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Naturally, we have an ornament for each son every year, too. Some years have more ornaments representing them than others. During our travels in Europe we collected all sorts of things to use as ornaments from each country we visited. Key chains were pressed into service often, but we also have our ski lift passes from skiing in the French Alps, and an authentic Austrian cow bell.

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Ornaments that are hand made are very special.

I made these red fans with my mother. We were outside the isolation chamber my dad was in while in the hospital in Houston.

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Popsicle airplanes we made when Kevin was nine and Nathan was four.

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One of my most precious possessions is this Santa face. My mother drew and colored this guy when she was pregnant with me. This Santa is celebrating 51 Christmas's this year.
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Thanks for taking a bit of a tour this morning. It is pouring rain out, so no outdoor decor for the moment.

By the way, today Karla over at Karla's Cottage is having a party. If you want to see more holiday blogs, hop on over and check it out.

Thanks again for visiting!

11 Other Creative Souls are Saying:

het lieveheersbeestje said...

This is so sweet! You have a tree like we do, almost all decorations have special memories... Your house (and your blog too!) looks very warm and cozy. I loved to visit you, thanks!

mama lieveheersbeestje.

Southern Heart said...

Everything looks so pretty....I love all of the red. Your home is warm and welcoming, and your guests must love visiting you!

xo, Andrea

black eyed susans kitchen said...

That is one beautiful fireplace. I love the Santa painting. Susan

DebMc said...

Mama lieveheersbeestje, where do you live in the Netherlands? We lived for a time in Brussels and currently still have friends in Gent and Antwerp in Belgium and Haarlem in the Netherlands. My son is learning Dutch--oh how I wish you could tutor him. :0)

Beautiful country!

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

This is so sweet and pretty! Your home looks so inviting!! I loved to visit with you!!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your decor is so lovely and meaningful, and that Santa is just the best!
Please visit our home for the holidays too!

Alison Gibbs said...

Thanks for sharing your christmas decorations with us. It is lovely how so many of your decorations have special memories for you.

Debbie said...

Hi Deb, another Debbie here. My DH and I have been collecting ornaments for 30 plus years too. They get dearer every year, don't you agree?

Rose said...

A very warmly decorated home, Deb. I love that you have some of things your mother made.


The Rose Room said...

Beautiful and special ornaments. Merry Christmas and Blessings - Rachael:)

Amy C said...

I love all your recent entries. YOur notecards are beautiful!