Monday, December 8, 2008

Miscellaneous Monday


First things first, Red House Sampler is framed and hanging. I went with a warm colored frame because I thought it suited the colors of the linen and threads. I didn't realize it at the time I chose it, but the frame has carved medallions that are very similar to the border design.

So, with that out of the way, here's a look around at how I decorate our house for the holiday.

I love the simplicity of small wreaths hanging on the Windsors and greenery tucked in with fruit. We put the tree in the dining room this year, our house is fairly small, and it fit well in the corner. I enjoy looking at it at dinner time.

What more can I say? I'm a colonial at heart.

A small collection of Santa's. I like the unusual and skinny ones the best. You won't find any roly-poly well-fed Santa's in the lot.

The kitchen counter tree, filled with small cooking utensils, and sitting in a coffee cup.
More kitchen...


More Santa's on the pie safe. These fellows are all salt-glazed. They are made by Eldreth Pottery in Lancaster, PA., and a new one is issued each year. I just noticed that the one on the right is a roly-poly chubby Santa, so I stand corrected.

7 comments:

Sherry said...

Oh my! You just have such a lovely home! Your taste in pottery and samplers just make me drool! The Red House Sampler looks stunning in that frame! I just can't see enough of your home and your stitching talent!

Sandra said...

Your new sampler looks gorgeous framed, and you are right, the medallions do match, you couldn't have picked a better frame. Love your Christmas decorations too, we still have to get our tree down from the loft, late as always.

ivoryspring said...

The frame is so pretty! I love the warm honey color... it really matches the stitcher perfectly.

And.... may I come over and spend Christmas at your house? I LOVE anything colonial!!

pj said...

Beautiful sampler and frame is perfect choice. Love your home...I have been looking for those little wreaths too...give a hint where they can be purchased. One more question, would you want to sell your pattern to Red House? Merry Christmas! What a warm Christmas feeling you have created. pj

Linda said...

Just found your blog. I filled my trencher in a ver similiar way this Christmas - I love colonial style decorating too.

Your samplers are wonderful. VERY colonial. I have made many in my time - and gave too many away!!

Come on over and visit sometime!
hugs, Linda

Melissa said...

The frame on Red House Sampler is perfect. What a gorgeous sampler.

I love your house and I really love your pineapple centerpiece.

Like the kitchen counter tree too.

Thanks for sharing your home with us!

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