Hi Everyone, I've been busy starting to decorate Ten Gables for Christmas! I decided to use the tall tree toppers again at various places on the tree by wiring small dowel rods here and there and sitting the toppers down on the dowels. It is hard to get them straight, but they look so pretty! Enlarge the photo for a better view.
I have so many ornaments! Over the years I have collected various ones from craft shows, department stores and travels both in the U.S. and overseas. Also I have many that have been gifts. The one above in the shape of Minnesota and hand painted was a gift. I love it! The snow scene looks so Christmasy and pretty. The little teapot ornament is from Harrods in London and I bought it on a trip there.
This is a little group of three tall skinny pine trees and I have placed them in the entrance hall. They are decorated with a children's theme and the ornaments are either handmade or from a country I have visited. The handmade ones were made by a talented artist and I met her at a crafts show several years ago. Her ornaments were nursery rhyme characters and children's book characters, all done by hand and with incredible details.
This wooden moose is from Norway. I will show you more of my collection in a few days.Must say goodbye today and get back to cleaning my porch, getting ready to decorate it. Happy decorating to you, too.