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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

My Holiday Home, Part I

What do I love about my holiday home? That it is a "Nativity House," with numerous nativity scenes and related items on display throughout. Besides nativities, prevailing themes are angels, musical instruments, evergreen trees, holly – all, of course, relating to the true reason for the Christmas holiday.
Coming up the six steps from the front door the Holly Dining Room is ahead. The lighted garland over the entry has musical instruments swagged at both ends.

The table setting is monochromatic ivory with hints of gold. It is accented with the green on the linen, the green glass ornaments strung on green ribbon and tiny stars scattered on the table runner. The centerpiece is the China Jewels nativity which is ivory china embellished with enamelled trim. The place setting has "Holiday" plates, green goblets, and "Autumn" clear goblets

On a small table is a new silver tinsel tree with mostly vintage glass ornaments.

Two special ornaments are from Karla Nathan’s Etsy shop.

The ceramic nativity under the tree is the second nativity I bought (1991).

I have truly enjoyed sharing this subdued but festive setting with friends and relatives over several years.

The Living Room’s front window displays the 4’ tree with its nativity ornaments and ivory and soft gold glass balls. In the window is a lighted silhoutte of the Holy Family with a Star above.

The creche ornaments are of many different materials and design concepts.

The fireplace mantel has a lighted garland with angels in robes of blue and ivory. The nativity is of stained glass done by a school teacher as a fundraiser.

Next to the fireplace, the curio cabinet has a crystal and gold nativity and a porcelain nativity.

Beside the couch a lamp table holds a Pam Schifferl nativity set in an Italian wood stable.

Continued in Part II

[Sorry, but this incurable collector likes detail…]


Adriann said...

Popping over from Karla's. Beautiful home! I love the dining room. I'm not a decorator but you all are definitely inspiring me to do better next year.


Sandy said...

Your dining table deserves to be in a magazine! It is beautiful and those dishes (drool!) You holiday home is just lovely. Christmas Blessings, Miss Sandy

wanderlustandpixiedust said...

Wow. What a beautiful table! You almost don't want to add to it with food, it looks so lovely as is. Loved your silver tree! Reminded me of my own that stayed in storage this year. You know you are in trouble when you can't put all your ornaments out at the same time!

Irene said...

Your dining room is very inviting.