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!