I'm not a scrooge by any stretch of the imagination
in fact, you won't find a person more into the season
whatever that season may be!
And I consider myself very lucky to be mother to children who share the same holiday spirit
we don't do black Friday, or Cyber Monday or shop till you drop Christmas
our holidays are simple and without any kind of flair except
lots of cooking, wining, decorating and hanging out
and so....I do love to decorate
under my trees you won't find presents
but you will find the greatest gift
The garden tree
now located in the atrium
features lots and lots of nature ornaments
brings the greatest feeling of
beneath it is this nostalgic manger scene from years and years gone by
In the music room you will find a heavily flocked tree also with nature ornaments
Me and Pops have owls on our shoulders...fun!
My mother made this bejeweled nativity in the late 1960's
Baby Jesus has gone missing...so I just place a tiny gift here
I think it's the perfect answer, don't you?
In the entry are a grouping of 3 trees that have mirrors, tree ornaments, peacocks, fancy chairs
and gold and green balls
and this very old manger scene that we bought an estate auction
Why is Baby Jesus always missing?
So we can find Him!
In my kitchen at the baking station where no one bakes
a tiny glittery nativity
and my grandmother's handwritten recipes
yummy goody ornaments
Nutcrackers and baking utensils
even in the powder room
a wooden tree
with a teeny tiny nativity from Peru
I know why Baby Jesus is missing...little bo peep loves to play with Him
And perhaps my very most favorite nativity in all the world
We found this under some rubble as we were tearing out the old garage apartment
covered in dust an other bad stuff
It lives in an art niche in a prominent place to remind us throughout this season
why we celebrate
and that yes