Monday, December 19, 2011

Just a little Christmas

Just a little bit of Christmas from Hillsborough.  I decided this year that to adopt the 'less is more' philosophy in decorating and opted for a few 'vignettes' rather than the all out decoration of past Christmases.  
"Baby Cat" did not want to be left out of the photo.  Here she is casually sitting among some stuffed and musical  toys. Cats are sneaky that way!!!
 I just love our pre-lit 7 foot SLIM tree. it fits very well in the corner of the family room.  The only problem is that there is less space for the many ornaments and decorations that have been accumulated throughout the years.  One way to display a some of the extra ornaments was to put them in a basket surrounding a pine-scented candle.  When lit, the candle's fragrant pine aroma fills the room with the 'real tree' scent and bring out the sparkle of the multi-colored glass globes.

 The Mantle seems the most logical place to display my Santa, Toy Soldier and Nutcracker collections.

The wicker loveseat that 'winters' in the foyer seemed the ideal setting for more stuffed and musical toys.  The message on the antique marble table reminds us that Christmas is all about 'believing'.

 A Toy Soldier stands guard on the piano, and a 75 year old coat rack becomes a truly SKINNY tree flanked by the wreaths that dress up the door to the home office. 

No Christmas tradition would be complete without "A Charlie Brown Christmas". This story has been told countless times, and thanks to Linus reminds us that "that is what Christmas is all about".

Thank you for visiting "This and That" .........and a little bit of the Joy and Peace of Christmas.  From our house to yours, a Very Blessed Christmas and Health and Happiness in the New Year. 

Linda P

1 comment:

  1. Dear Linnie, I'm glad to see that I am not the only adult who loves stuffed toys and holiday decorations! Great job throughout the house. I also have an "Alpine" style Christmas tree. It looks great with white lights in a dark room. Love the Cat too. Merry christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Love Lori(RED) oxoxoxo