Do any of you love to peep into other people's homes? We have so much fun riding around during the holidays looking in all the pretty lit windows. This is our home.....
With all the holiday lights & Christmas decor, it is all just icing on the cake for me! Factor in that my birthday is on the 15th, & I have always thought this is the most wonderful time of the year! When I was little I used to think that everyone was really revved up about my birthday!!
Mother always made our home so beautiful, especially so at Christmas. And she always gave me such wonderful birthday parties. I remember the pretty little angel ornaments we gave as party favors one year. I'm still searching on eBay for those!!
This year I decided to go with a different color scheme ~ PINK PINK & MORE PINK!
I've been showing a few pics this past week, but have several more to share, so here we go........
I collect bottle brush trees.....the pink one has been displayed in my bedroom every year since I was 7 yrs. old! This year I placed it in our family room in the beautiful shabby wood box with appliques & crystal knob that my dear Daddy made for me. It is one of the last pieces of his that I have, given to me for my birthday 2 Christmases ago. I will treasure it always.
Pic of me, 5 yrs. old, 1960, playing with a stryofoam & plastic Santa, Sleigh, & reindeer. This is what started my addiction.....Below is the pic of the actual Santa ~ Mother was going to sell it for a quarter in a garage sale & I had a fit. It comes out every November! The sleigh & reindeer didn't survive ~ I broke them so many times, Mother finally quit gluing & pinning their little broken necks back together.
I pair it up with this little wooden reindeer my daddy & my daughter made one night while my parents were babysitting while we attended a party. I'm surprised Bree hasn't asked for it yet for her new home. Shhhh, don't remind her I've still got it!! :0)
Then I bring out the blue snowflake tablecloth & my favorite Blue Santa & some of my vintage bottle brush trees & decorate the dining room for Christmas dinner.
This is one of my favorite SPODE Christmas plates.
I will have more pics next time of some of my other favorite goodies. Thanks so much for coming to my holiday home. If you post a comment, I'll enter you in my birthday giveaway on Sat. night!