Thursday, December 29, 2011

Before I Put It All Away...

I really enjoy all of my holiday decorations. I think it's a shame they come out only once a year. For example, these little snowmen look so jaunty. For some reason they remind me of Gene Kelly dancing in "Singin' In The Rain".



I also love these little reindeer; they are posed so gracefully. I like their tiny red noses and their white fawn spots.


The snowmen and the reindeer are all vintage Gurley candles from the 1950s, which I have been collecting. I find them all so charming. Here are some more of them:


I like to see the top of the fireplace all lit up with lights like a little wonderland with Santas and candles.







Last year my mother gave me her nativity scene and asked me to display it for our family get-together. I like the details in it. The expressions on the faces, and the body language of the little animals.




Of course, there are little stuffed critters too. I have so many collections... I just can't resist them.






I just have fun with it all! And now I have to put it all away until next year!



4 comments:

rachel said...

Those little candles are quite charming! A lovely collection. My decorations don't get put away till Twelfth Night, do yours? Oddly, by then I'm ready to see them packed away till next year.

judy in ky said...

I put them away a little at a time, so it will probably take until Twelfth Night to complete the job.
I'm glad you like the little candles, too.

Natalie said...

I love the decorations, too... especially when they recall fond memories. Let's see how long it takes me to pack it all up! Oh my!

judy in ky said...

There is no rush, Natalie... we have a long winter ahead of us!