Winter Flowers

Winter Flowers

Monday, December 17, 2012

Some Holiday Decorating

Thank you so much for the nice comments about my PS Santa.  I have noticed that you pick out a pattern you like, but when it is stitched up it is always so much prettier than the photo.  Santa is like that.  He is now sitting on an end table looking very handsome!  If you read the article I posted yesterday, you will notice that it is gone.  I learned that it was a hoax.  I still agree with much of what the article said but don't want to continue a hoax on Morgan Freeman. We, as a nation ,are  still so sad.  I debated whether or not to do a happy post.  Last year my New Year's resolution was to live out two ideas which are the same.  One being, "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it" or the Hallmark version " The Magic of Ordinary Days. " So I hope you will enjoy this post.  It shows my Christmas decorating and stitching in the kitchen and dining room."

I love these antique "fairy lights". In Victorian times they were hung on Christmas trees.

I showed these jars at Halloween, now they are ready for Christmas. Green pasta, Christmas tree pasta, red berries ,and green lentils.

More holiday pasta, wasabi peas(they look like snow covered green berries), red beans and candy canes.

This old wooden bowl has been in my family for at least 3 generations.

My Woolpets are all ready!(Thank you Laurie and Kevin)

I stitched this while we were moving out here.  The linen is so big you could do it in the car quite easily.

An oop Prairie Schooler .

Several years ago my daughter knitted this for us.

Holly from my BIL's home.

One of my favorite antiques.

This china is called ,"Winter's Eve"  I like it because you can enjoy it all winter.

An onion  lantern with a cork whale oil burner from about 1830.

Santa sits in a very old high chair with the original red paint.

The little patriotic tree.  We started this tree when our Son joined the military.

I hope all of you will have a holiday season blessed with family and good friends.


  1. How funny! My son told me tonight about something he saw on the internet similar to what you posted... tho now I know it is not the same, and is on youtube. It is from March 25, 2009 and it is a british newsman (Charlie Brooker)talking about how NOT to sensationalize these senseless killings. It is so true! I surely enjoyed seeing your decorations--very inspiring! Thanks! Merry Christmas! Hugs!

  2. What a lovely tour! Thanks for this! Enjoy your week!

  3. I'm a HUGE fan of blue patterned china - so pretty Barb!

  4. All great pics Barb!
    I think my favs are the fairy lights, and whale oil burner. Great treasures.

  5. Wonderful decoration! I am a little behind, but soon I will show some pics of my decoration as well... This year it isn't that much...

    I wish you and your family a festive season! :o)


  6. Beautiful decorations, Barb! I love your china pattern! The village is really neat, too. I used to collect Dept 56 houses when we lived in the US. Your patriotic tree is so nice, too. I would love to do something like that!

  7. Lovely decorations Barb! I love the holly.
    I also like your New Year's resolutions.
    That little felt animal is a sweet one.

  8. Lovely decorations! I like the little rascal! Cute!
    Happy Holidays

  9. Beautiful decorating! I also enjoyed seeing your wonderful antiques and the blue and white china. I have hung blue and white plates in my kitchen. They lookk great on my blue walls.

  10. love the blue china - i miss having real holly in the house at xmas time - i enjoyed your photos - big hugs, Amanda

  11. everything looks so wonderful and festive. i LOVE the raccoon!

  12. Lovely decorations and stitching!

  13. You've been taking some wonderful images! The house looks so cosy and festive!

  14. Thanks for the tour of your Christmas pieces, Barb. Love them all, especially the PS finishes...

    We are due to get snow tomorrow, too--I'm so hoping for a white Christmas :)

  15. Your home is so lovely... inside and out! Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful pictures.

    I absolutely adore the felted cardinal in your header pic... he is priceless!! I have a soft spot for these birds... they were my Dad's favourite (he passed away at a young 68 in 2009.)