This is 1/2 of the living room window from outside. I display my dolls there in the double window each Christmas and Bill strings lights around the frame on the outside which he has not done yet. I could not take a picture of the other window during the day because of the reflection but will take one later of the other dolls. The doll showing is from the very early '40's and handed down through his family. I put the dress on her and made her bonnet. Her face is cracked but she is still beautiful!
This is an old wreath that was once pure white. It yellowed with age and so I spray painted it gold a couple of yrs. ago. It is really ready to pitch out but I wanted to use it one more time on the front door.
Every year I fill this basket with gathered pine cones and odds and ends of old Christmas decorations. I put it on the front porch at the top of the steps and I really like it's welcoming look. Maybe next year I can give it a new filling.
This is the little tree that we used last year instead of putting up the large tree. It is enough for our house for now and not a big chore for Bill to have to set up. I still get every little old ornament on it despite it's mini-size and it is in the living room behind the double windows. Just enough when lit to see from outside. Many of our wood ornaments on hung on it and some felt ones, too. Most every one is a hand made item and I love it.
This is a heavy wrought iron Santa that my neighbor gave to me last year. It has a hole in the bottom so that you can put it over a candle and then it glows through all of the star openings on his head and beard! I really like him. He is about 14 inches high.
So that is as far as I have gotten today. I will share our wood Santa collection that we have made through the years next when I get them arranged on the mantle Bill made for me in our eating area in the kitchen. He can make anything I ever asked for. Even though we do not have a fireplace in this house, I love the look of a mantle with Shaker pegs underneath. I usually keep my Mother's cups and saucers there but at Christmas, I put up all of our santa's and wood figures.
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