Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Christmas Tour Continues

We find ourselves back in the dining room today finishing up a look at the Christmas decorations.   I thought you might like another look at the dollhouse all set for the holidays.

The oil lamp that belonged to my Grandmother finds it's way to the sideboard.  I remember what it once looked like at her house this time of year and remember the smell of the oil burning.

The table wears it's Christmas quilt that I made last year at this time.  It was a great stash buster, using many different red prints.  The wonderful thing about this quilt is that whenever I look at the individual fabrics, I remember other things that I made with it.

By the window stands a small tree that I made a few years back.  The garland is made from sheet music and the tree skirt is lace from the Civil War era.

A small church pew that found it's way into my heart and home several years ago makes me wonder about the people who would have been sitting there for a Christmas service.

A cross-stitch picture my Mom made hangs on the wall and reminds me of a simpler time.

A favorite item in my dining room are these Rudolph dishes.  Whimiscal and charming and must have once held cookies for Santa.  Off to the "Pretty Room" tomorrow!  Blessings!

With joy,


  1. Your home is just charming. Thanks for the tour!

  2. Lovely things with special memories attached, thank you for sharing. xx

  3. love your home! i love the rudolph dishes!!!

  4. I love your is so pretty and the way you really have some nice memories with the oil lamp and the picture..I love the church pew and the pillow you have sitting on it....Merry Christmas....

  5. Your little white tree is so pretty. Love the antique lace too. Your quilt on the table is also very beautiful.


  6. I have that cross stitch your MOM did in fact I think I have every pattern that Mirabella made...I have done quite a few of them..but never that one....mmmmm again thanks for the are such a terrific hostess..

  7. Your home is very beautifully decorated for Christmastime!!

    That cross stitched picture from your mom is truly amazing. What a treasure! I can imagine all the hours that went into making that!

    I love your rudolf cute and sweet...:) Your vintage embroidery quilt is beautiful too! Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy the Christmas season my sweet friend!

    xoxo Gloria


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