Sunday, December 5, 2010

Deck The Halls - Christmas 2010

This weekend was dedicated to decorating and decking the halls! So grab a cup of eggnog and I'll show you around. We'll start with our traditional tree.

Santa at the top.

Loaded with ornaments.

This year's White House Ornament.

Next a new nativity set for the mantel.

A closer look. Sorry but my house was dark so I've had to use the flash some.

What's going on over here?

A little mouse is writing to Santa.

Her stocking is hung...

...and her tree is trimmed.

A little desk with Christmas bunnies and friends on top.

A little village down below.

A collection of 47 Santas.

All shapes and sizes.

A little table in the corner.

A Christmas wreath and candle on the table in the dining room.

A closer view.

Another nativity set.

A closer view of the Holy family.

Santa and nutcrackers.

My angel tree.

Filled with churches, angels, white candles, and snowflakes.

My washstand reminds us that "Santa Claus is coming to town!"

A few years ago, when my Dad downsized, he gifted me with his Christmas village.

On to the kitchen for some refreshments and gingerbread.

A quick little trip to the powder room.

These kitchen towels set the tone!

Last we have my grandmother's Bible opened to the story of the birth of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke -- The most wonderful message of Christmas there is.

Sure enjoyed having you stop by for a visit and I hope you enjoyed the tour.

See ya!


  1. Dear Martha,
    Loved the tour!!!!!
    You have some very nice Christmas decorations that warm the heart.
    Enjoyed this very much.

    I am just getting started decorating and have a ways to go.
    May your month be blessed,

  2. I don't know WHERE to begin. I LOVED everything and wish I could see it up close and come for some gingerbread! My "VERY FAVORITE" is your Grandmothers Bible with the little reading glasses... I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE that!!! It is PERFECT and so sentimental!!! Then I love the santa collection and that would include the santa mugs!
    Have a wonderful FUN week,

  3. Martha, you are so blessed to have so many beautiful Christmas Decorations. I truly enjoyed seeing them all. Thanks so much for sharing! xxoo

  4. Everything is so pretty and festive, and I see a lot of great memories too-enjoy:@)

  5. I love it. I feel as if I have been in your house for Wassail. I got my apron and LOVE IT!Frank said to tell you the nuts were fabulous. I am going to post about the apron soon...I need to get my stage for it set. I have several of the little Santa mugs was my was mine....and I picked up some newer ones over the years. Thanks for sharing again....I loved it.

  6. What a great tour Martha!
    You have some amazing collections, that santa one is really awesome! Your tree's are all so pretty and your home is so festive and ready for the holidays!
    Thanks for sharing,


  7. Looks like you have a little bit of Christmas in every nook and cranny. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your beautiful home.

  8. Wonderful!! Everything is done up beautifully. I especially love the Christmas village. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Thanks for sharing your lovely house and decorations! Love all those Santas!

  10. Thank you so much Martha for sharing your beautiful home all decked out for Christmas with us! I love all of it!!!

  11. Thank you Martha! My girls are eveything to me. This year has been way to busy and much heartache. We lost Steve's mother on Nov. 5th and I'm still trying to get things straighten out. I'll come by and vist more after the holidays. Thank you friend.

  12. Martha, you have been very busy! Everything looks gorgeous! I couldn't attempt to pick a favorite thing, because I loved every bit of it. We have very similar Christmas collections, but you are way ahead of me in getting it all out. Your house looks so festive. I hope you are going to have a party before Christmas. Everybody should get to see this. laurie

  13. Hi Martha! Everything looks so pretty! I love your litte mouse and grandmother's Bible! Thank you for visiting me, please come by again soon! Cindy