Wednesday, December 16, 2009

More christmas at my house

One of the things I love at Christmas is Nativities. This nativity was our first, it is italian plastic, lol. I just love this set and I am always on the lookout, at the thrifts, for pieces that match. We got it at a discount store that is long gone, so I have to rely on finding them second hand. It is a great set for a kitty house, they can't break this one;) The wonderful stitched pillow was a swap present from my friend Imi, in Holland. I really wanted a piece like that and didn't have time, so I was so happy when I found that in my goodie box.



I found this wooden horse at the thrift store. I do like brighter folk art toy items, to decorate too. It cost me a whopping two bucks.



I love this sled and wish I had gotten another. I got it from a post Christmas sale. The snowball and crow was made as a gift, from my good friend Jacque.



And from Christmases past, this hand carved Santa. Yes, I carved him myself. I am not a great carver, but I have made a few things and enjoy making things with wood.

12 comments:

Joanne said...

Everything looks great!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love the santa you carved.. you do great work..and I love your decor..:)

moosecraft said...

Oh Debbie! I LOVE that carved Santa! Is there anything you can't do?!?! I'm also admiring that shelf in the first pic with the beadboard back... is that something you or Bill made too?

WoolenSails said...
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WoolenSails said...

The shelf Bill made and I did the staining and painting.
The problem is that we need to make a key hole in it, so it lays flat on the wall, so I can just put small things in it for now. I also need to put the nails in the bottom for hanging things.

Debbie

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
I LOVE your carved Santa. I took a few wood carving classes, but had a lousy teacher and did not learn much. My goal was to learn to carve Santas, but that did not happen. Oh, well, oh he**...lol! I still have all my carving tools, so maybe one of these days {{sigh}}.
All your decorations look great!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Jacque said...

your hand carved Santa is GREAT..

Cassie Shella said...

OMG! Your Santa looks wonderful! I think you did a great job with him.

Quilt Hollow said...

Your decor is so charming and inviting...when can I come over?

Carrie P. said...

Lovely decorations.
I love all the things in the first photos even the piece of furniture.

primitivebettys said...

Wonderful Christmas treasures! It all looks GREAT! :)

Kim D. said...

The Santa is great. Love all of your thrift finds.