FIRST CHRISTMAS ON WELLINGTON

2008

 

CHRISTMAS 2009 HERE

 

 

The Felix forest on Nov. 25th...taken off my front porch

 

 

Melanie (11) holding tree straight while Carl gets it in the stand...November 28

 

 

The tree right after being decorated...Is a Douglas Fir

 

 

Sunrise off my side porch Dec. 2nd

 

 

Sunrise out the window over my kitchen sink

 

 

Wreath I made for the inside of the front door

 

 

Bigger wreath I made for the outside of the front door

 

 

End table in living room. Tree on left plays music. Joey made the little arrangement with

the shepherd.

 

 

Close-up of Joey's arrangement. I just asked him to put the sheep with the shepherd and he has them

all looking at him. I really liked how he did that.

 

 

To left of dining room window...the painting is glossy and just won't photograph...so I

tried for a close-up below...

 

 

I love this painting...love the topic...love the golden lighting on the sheep

 

 

 

Roman nutcracker Sharon sent me. That bowl with grapes lives there year-round and I just

stuck a few extra Christmas sprigs I had on top...

 

 

Little tree in family room

 

 

Family room pinecone swag

 

 

Family room coffee table...

 

 

Arrangement of sleighs at edge of living room. Always think of Marshall when I pass by these!

 

 

Looking across living room toward front door

 

 

Small coffee table in living room. Joey set up the village.

 

 

Base of Christmas tree. Haven't really wrapped presents yet (Dec. 9...when I'm making this page)

 

 

Advent ark Bert sent me. Each of the 24 doors (12 more on back of ark) holds an animal

to put on the deck. I wait and let the kids do it, which is why even tho today is the 9th there

are only 5 animals present.

 

 

I like this Christmas tree gal in the window. She's...whimsical...and I like whimsy

 

 

Realistic face on my Santa

 

 

Soft snowman looking up at the tree

 

 

I love this guy!

 

 

Felix Forest Dec. 9th out my front window. These two angels and the 2 in the second window

were given to me by my Grandmother when I was a kid.

 

 

This was my very first fancy ornament when I was grown. My first Christmas after I got married, we only had the solid glass

balls in various sizes, then the second one I was great with child (due Dec. 11th but Allan was born the 21st) and my mother

flew up from SC to be with me. She and I were in a department store in Indianapolis and she bought this for me and that year

it was the only non-plain glass ball on the tree.

 

 

I had a huge bag of stuffed Christmas snowmen, etc. that I mostly chucked in March when we moved. These two made

it through and sit just at the entrance to the kitchen.

 

 

One corner of dining room. Mistletoe hangs from chandelier over table. There is a clear gel Christmas

tree I stuck piece by piece on the curved glass over the top shelf of the china cabinet on the right.

 

 

Dining room window. I just popped some poinsettias in the plants! The deer are really, really old.

The big castle has been tucked in sections here, mostly behind the curtains, as I had no place to

put it while the big Christmas tree is occupying its spot.

 

 

Little tree in dining room. They never look quite right in photographs. Guess it's the flash.

 

 

 

 

Big music box on a bookcase in living room. The dancers twirl and it plays 50 songs...

25 Christmas, 25 regular.

 

 

Music corner of living room

 

 

 

 

My 'pet' cats. They live on the love seat in the living room. You can see where in the picture

above this one.

 

 

 

 

These aluminum bells are also from my childhood. They make a real old aluminumish

sound, too, but I've heard them for so long they've become the sound of Christmas for me.

I hung them on the door of my bedroom this year.

 

LINK TO OTHER PICTURES OF THE INTERIOR OF THE HOUSE HERE

 

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