Friday, December 2, 2011

little bit of Christmas

Cindy and I had a challenge to post our decorating today. So here are a few of the pictures. I still need to take some pictures and post in another post.
No special camera or lighting so look past that.
This chair was passed down to my father. It has to be at least 100 years old. The teddy bear was a gift for my anniversary from my hubby 9-12-11. I bought the doll because it looked like my daughter.
The wagon in a favorite of mine. I love it. In the newest PB catalog there was a small glimpse of one like it with Christmas things in it.
These are the little trees that I put out instead of a big tree. It looks kinda jumbled up with the cabinet in the back. But, really it doesn't look like that in person, you have to trust me.

Lots of
Boyd's bears here.

Another view, sorry about the cords. The trees are tucked in the corner to avoid furry babies and little curious people.

I found a little
Brownie. Do you see what it says "Holiday Flash". I was cleaning it up and my husband saw it. He said he had the same camera and told me how it worked. Usually he doesn't get why I have these things but this one brought back memories. How cute is that little angel looking at you. She was a gift from a friend that paints beautiful faces. (I also have the little instruction book that came with the camera. There is a penciled in date of when it was given as a gift....1956.....thanks Murphy for finding that for me at the sale)

A bear from my cousin Jo. So many of my Christmas items came from her. Glad to have the memories. The little desk it is sitting on is supposed to be from CHina and 100 years old.

A new little ME wreath from my sweet friend Genie.

My grandma's hutch and punch bowl. The punch bowl has ornaments in it. There was a bear in the little basket but he is hiding it looks like.

Our old TV fit in the cabinet. I loved being able to close the doors on it. The new one just fit on top. It limits what I can put on it. Has to be low so the controllers work. This had been a favortie place to decorate.

A little musical tree in the kitchen.

More to come later. I am trying to make it simplier every year.

I am headed out to a toy store to see if I can find a little gift for Mabel. She wants a baby carriage for her Calico Critters. It's a fun store that has lots of little stocking stuffer like toys.

Are you getting in the holiday spririt. Sometimes it is hard. I had one of those weeks nut it is time to move on.


♥ Sonny ♥ said...

aww.. your displays warmed my heart and brought a smile to my face.

so holiday sweet.. love your bears.

E said...

You have the spirit girl ! I know where you live and I am coming after that wagon :) Glad to see your in the groove. Hugs to you, E in TN

Heather said...

I love all your decorations! I especially love all your bears!

Kimberly said...

everything looks great! I love the angel. They are my favorite.

Cindy said...

Hi Debby! Wow we need to challenge each other more often...although I did read you had already

Love your bear collections. They are adorable. That camera is wow!! What a find. Love the little trees also...we always have a large one...but it won't fit...can you imagine..duh!!lol

More next time and outdoor time. Get ready set Go!!

Hugs Cindy

Junebug said...

I love seeing that you have started to decorate. I'm still patiently waiting for ceiling to be done. I so want that wagon filled with bears, well maybe one just like it. And that camera, what a find! Looking forward to more pictures! Hugs!!

Nan said...

I see you like bears Debby. Thanks for giving us the old Christmas decorations tour it was fun and I see you have fun too putting all this together for family and friends to enjoy!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I love how the trees are in the sweet wagon! I think you have LOTS of Christmas at your home!
Deb ;)

Sue said...

I heard you talking to Murph re: the camera but didn't know he had discovered the date in the booklet. You have such a wonderful bear collection and that heirloom rocker is amazing. Looking forward to seeing you soon. :-)
hugs, Sue

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How sweet your decorations. Love all your teddy bears. They have a way of making you smile don't they.
I am trying my best to get in the mood here it is so close and I can't get anything done.
I am though having a long over due giveaway that I wanted to give you heads up about before it is over with.
Have a great weekend

Donna said...

Hi Debby, I love the sweet things you put out to decorate with. They are all charming. I love the camera too!

Great job!


Karen Mortensen said...

I love Boyd's bears. They are so adorable.

Elly-My Everyday Things said...

Oh Debby, it looks so cosy and inviting at your place!!! I love the chair and the wagon! Oh and the cute doll of course and the fluffy bears...and...and...!
Have a lovely Sunday!
Hugs Elly

Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

What a nostalgic feeling you've created, Debby.

You have done so very much this year. . . . and it is just lovely!

Thanks for stopping by. . . . I love hearing your kind thoughts.

Pam said...

Neat camera. I love all your decor and the wagon with the trees in it is adorable.

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit, Debbie. Your little bears are really sweet. Thanks for sharing the joy.

Julie Harward said...

Hi there, love all the Teddy Bears, makes me want one for myself for Christmas! We do buy for all our children and grands..crazy huh, one of these years we will need to cut that off! ;D

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Your home is so adorable and decorated with such a loving touch. That wagon is really wonderful! I love anything old with words on it.

Thanks for the sweet house from you! I am going to share them on a post soon. Looking forward to adding all of my goodies to my tree.