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Friday, December 16, 2011

Some holiday things

It's been a busy December, but I managed to get a few holiday things done.  

I crocheted little twine stars and decorated them with buttons and pearls.


and I painted hangers to give as gifts, below.



Some people asked about what a feather tree looks like.  Mine isn't an antique one - it's a modern version.  But I love it.

The original ones had little candle holders on the ends of the branches, with tiny candles lit for a few moments of splendor on Christmas.  Mine has a tangle of tiny white lights cascading down the sides.


I have a thing for snowmen. Above is one of them -- a chef snowman.


My friend stitched little felt stockings for me. There's one, beside a beautiful bird, above.


I discovered this lovely angel 30 years ago, above, and she has graced our family Christmas trees ever since.  


See the beautiful lacy Christmas stocking, above?  My friend Sox made it for me this year.  Onto the feather tree it goes!


And below is a 25-year-old quilted wall hanging my mom made for my son when he was a baby--our Little Bear calendar.  Each day of December, Little Bear would look for Christmas all around the house - under the front mat, in the attic, at the skating pond.  To make the holiday more fun, "Little Bear" always left a little present for the children wherever he looked for Christmas.  (Wasn't that nice of him?) I think the kids were actually a little sad when Christmas day came because there were no more Little Bear presents to search for every morning.


Hope you enjoyed my holiday house tour.  If you post pics of your tree, will you let me know? I love seeing decorations!

14 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

I love seeing all your Christmas things and especially that little bird ornament.

Liz Deck said...

How sweet!
The 30 year old + angel is a beauty...
The little bear tradition may surface again w/ g"kids?
Or just live as a HAPPY memory in your heart, just the way it is.

kareninkenai said...

I so enjoyed the holiday house tour; I haven't decorated yet, but might do a bit after working next week... Your tree is beautiful and I love ornaments. Sox's stocking looks great. I have mine with my cards right now. We had a "December" countdown fabric calendar for treats, too; but, none of us can find it right now. It may have disappeared; but, I am hoping it will show up. These are such fond memories. Hugs. Karen

Socrates said...

What a gorgeous elegant christmas tree. Feathers! Yeah! What a great idea! I'm glad my little sock fit with the overall theme. WE never did the 12 days of christmas. Must be an american thing. Deprived, we were. lol

Holli said...

Wow Teri.... what beautiful things you made and your tree is spectacular! A feather tree.... I love that!

Brenda said...

I am soon! Maybe tomorrow. I will post my ratty old angel that I bought for $1.00 and I can't bear to throw her away.

Love the feather tree.

thepinkrachael said...

such beautiful decorations - I love the twine stars, gorgeous idea! And your mum's little bear hanging is amazing!

Lisa said...

Teri, your little twine stars are cute and the hangers are awesome! What a colorful closet that would be :-) Your feather tree sounds very beautiful too. Love the tiny delicate ornaments.

Lisa said...

Love the feather tree! I'd love to have one. I keep thinking I need to just get a couple more trees to decorate and give up on all of the other decorations because I love the idea of doing theme trees.

Tammy Freiborg said...

I've never seen a feather tree - truly lovely. Loved seeing a few of your decorations and your twine/button stars.

Aimeslee said...

Such pretties, Teri. Thanks for sharing. I'm worn out,the workshop elf life is not for me! hehehehe xoxo

Michelle said...

Your tree is absolutely beautiful and your twine star....simply lovely!

Thauna said...

Beautiful!!! I love that you've been able to hold on to so many cherished Christmas ornaments and goodies.

craftyM said...

So enjoyed your nostalgic Christmas decor tour.... Wish I had more time before all the holidays to tour everyone's blogs to see all the different traditions and loves in everyone's homes. It really is a window into each person's soul and such a pretty picture. Just always leaves me feeling nostalgic and good. Hope you had a Merry Christmas, Terri and a Happy New Year!
Marita