Merry Christmas Everyone!
For those who've wondered why I'm so far behind in everything, here's the answer! Now you can see just what Christmas time is like at Fursdon House! And it isn't just me either! Nigel is just as bad (whether he admits it or not)! Every time I suggest we cut back, he gives me all sorts of reasons why we shouldn't!
So. . . . .here they are, photos of one room per post. Remember to stay tuned for more!
The Living Room!
Here's another view, taken just before Thistle the Cat decided to get a case of the "Bah Humbugs" and pee on the bottoms of the curtains I made last year! Thistle Cat was NOT the most favorite member of the family that day! And she still has a LOT to make up for as far as I'm concerned!!
At night or early in the morning before work, I enjoy sitting on the sofa having a cup of tea and just quietly marveling at all the beauty before me! We've been so truly blessed!
This is my Jim Shore Nativity that Nigel bought me for Christmas several years back! I found it at Hallmark and fell in love with it, then I begged him unmercifully for it until he caved in (to shut me up probably!). The manger building itself came from Wal-Mart (I did NOT like the manger that was designed to go with the set) and this year, I added the two large wooden trees in the background. They're not Jim Shore, but they go great with the set! I found them at my favorite store - T. J. Maxx!!
This sweet little Nativity was made in Mexico of tin! Mom found it at a rummage sale more than 35 years ago, when we were teenagers! And about two years ago, she gave it to me! It's so precious, and just as beautiful as the Jim Shore one in its simplicity, even though quite a contrast! Last year I made the blue background "wall" with the "North Star" on it. But it still needs something for the base to help show it off. Maybe this year, or at least before its showing next Christmas, I'll have it completed!
My first village! Yes, there are several! I discovered this one while we were stationed in Mannheim, West Germany (it was called "West" back then in 1981). Again, I fell in love with it and did my usual "begging routine" with Nigel. Poor man! He succombed to my charm (AKA: insanity) and gave it to me for Christmas that year! I have to say, Nigel was very extravagant because it wasn't exactly inexpensive considering our very low salaries back then, but he got it for me anyway! True love!! (AKA: Getting Jan to stop begging routine!)
A close-up view of the right side! They're made so you can insert a light into the bottoms of each building, but I was too lazy this year to set it up. The detail is amazing, but I've never seen them again in stores since then! Which is just as well, once you see the other villages I've got!
That's all for today! I hope you enjoyed the photos as much as Nigel and I enjoy decorating our home! Until we meet again, have a wonderful and peaceful holiday season!
Merry Christmas and May God Bless!