I have been so excited about Deck the Halls and I hope you have been too! I can hardly wait to get a glimpse into your homes and your holiday decorations. Christmas is a magic time for so many reasons. I like to think that my outward decorations are just an expression of the joy in my heart. So, I’d like to invite you into our home.
Welcome! We are a pretty traditional family when it comes to decorating for Christmas. We do have one running controversy however. Beloved wants RED and green not gold and green. I did wreaths with red ribbons in all the windows at the last house. This time it’s my turn :)
The foyer holds my very favorite Christmas decoration—A Fontanini nativity. This is the first thing to go up every year and the last thing to be put away. The Bible is opened to the book of Luke, the story of the first Christmas. Although I sometimes read other versions for clarity, I still love the language of the King James version of the Bible.
The House of Fontanini was founded in 1908 by Emanuele Fontanini in a small village in Italy. Each figure is exquisitely detailed and can take up to two years to create. Today Fontanini is still directed and operated by the fourth generation
The figures are crafted of resin and the wooden stable has natural fibers to make it more realistic. This is on my daughter’s Christmas wish list. Every member of the family has cherished this for a long time.
The bannister is done, but you can’t go upstairs. I haven’t decorated up there yet :). Come into the living room. This is the room my family calls my room. It has “my” Christmas tree in it.
There is an assortment of crystal angels..some with harps, some cherubs, some with beautiful wings. I love the way the lights shine through them.
There are whimsical ornaments too…reindeer, ballerinas, Santa, doves, snowflakes.
A candy cane poinsettia in my grandmother’s crystal bowl carries out the red theme in the room. Early birds got these poinsettias at Home Depot for $1!!!..My early bird daughter picked them up for me. The limit was ten :(.
I filled this crystal trifle dish with leftover gold baubles. Sometimes when it is quiet at night, I like to come in here and just enjoy it. I hope you enjoyed coming to “my room” too. But, I know, it’s getting late. W e’re all still recuperating from Thanksgiving.
Don’t worry. I’ll invite you back next Tuesday. If you are participating in Deck the Halls add your permalink, not your general blog address, below after you have actually published your post. Don’t forget to copy and paste the Deck the Halls logo. Thanks for participating. I look forward to visiting you.