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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 14 December 2009

Welcome To My Christmas Cottage

Hello everyone~ Today I thought I would take you on a little tour of my home. I will be posting only a couple more times before Christmas because my son arrives home tomorrow and I will be busy spending time with my family and preparing for the Holidays. Come on in and I'll pour you some tea. We can sip on tea and munch Christmas cookies and chocolate. Make yourself comfortable and we'll begin here in the kitchen.
This wreath with the teddy bear bell greets you as you enter. The kitchen is where I have all the whimsical decor. Lots of red which then transitions into burgundies and pinks as we head into the dining room and living room. Even my rooster gets into the fun and festivity!I usually decorate every room in the house but this year I cut back a bit because we are heading out west after the holidays to visit my other son and his family. I thought it would be easier to not have as much to put away after we get back...This little porcelain deer was a gift from my Mum many years ago.The little Christmas tree in the dining room with teacups and tea pots arranged around it.Now, let's step into the living room. A birdcage all decked out for Christmas.A Christmas birdhouse.Snow Baby collection.A few pieces of china which adorn our main Christmas tree.A bathroom decorated in white, cream, and green.This is part of the Christmas village in the Family room. Little tole painted gingerbread men that I've had for many years.The horse and sleigh which sits on the top of the mosaic table my parents made back in the sixties. This little stable was built by my father for me. A little tree adorned with tiny nutcrackers and gold balls.

This is the guest room, all ready for my son. The open Bible is his which he won for memorizing scripture verses in a Sunday School contest when he was around ten years old. It is well worn. A ceramic Christmas tree that my son made while I was doing ceramics. He would have been around eleven or twelve at the time. It is sitting on the dresser in the guest room awaiting his arrival.
Lastly, my Nativity which is displayed in the china cabinet. A collection of porcelain figurines and a handmade stable; all gifts from family and friends. This is the most central part of my decorating for without the coming of Christ to earth over two thousand years ago, we would not have this glorious season of celebration. JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you all enjoyed your visit and I hope you will come back again soon. I so enjoy your company. From my home to yours, I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and the Happiest and Healthiest of New Years! God bless you all!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi