Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Many...

Of you have been posting photos of your Christmas decorations, some even rethinking this year's decorating. Few changes take place here, which may seem boring, but I think of it as tradition.  Every year when I begin to decorate fond memories come to mind as I place each ornament, Santa and treasure in it's usual place.

Yet simple as it may be, I did rearrange the deer tray and...


The Santas came down from the mantle...


Allowing one of my favorite samplers to shine without the clutter.

What changes did you make this year?

17 comments:

Dona said...

I love that sampler, too! It is a great verse.

Your deer tray is so pretty and shiny.

marly said...

What changes did I make? Forty seven so far. Oh - you mean from last year? I can't remember last year. But I'm loving your Santas, sampler, and brick.

Margaret said...

I love your decorating! Change can be good. :D Beautiful sampler.

Melissa said...

Your decorating looks great, Joy!

That's a lovely sampler but of course it's got us asking - what's it called and who designed it? It goes well against the brick wall.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Lovely decorations and I love the sampler.

Ranae said...

Pretty decor!!

Joy said...

Marly, I loved all your work, but it wore me out;)

Melissa, SL http://www.scarlet-letter.com/samplers/hutton.php

P.J. said...

What a beautiful blog. Looking forward to perusing through your older posts. I agree with having the sampler speak for itself. Thank you for joining my blog!

May your holiday be merry and bright.

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Hello

Thank you for following my blog. I hope you enjoy reading about my life and needlework at Poldhu Cove.

I have certainly enjoyed reading yours and look forward to following.

Wishing you a blessed and joyous Christmas and a happy New Year, may it bring you gifts of joy, health and happiness (and lots of stitching time).

Nicola x

Penny said...

I find comfort in traditions, so no changes here. :) I love the display on your tray and the Santas too. What a beautiful sampler, and I love the verse.

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely sampler!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful!! I seem to change up my mantel every year, but everything else seems to stay about the same. Loved seeing your changes! Those Santas are fabulous!

BitsAndPieces said...

I favor tradition and memories when it comes to decorating. The tray is so special with treasured pieces. Santas and sampler are wonderful, too. Merry Christmas, Joy.

Sandy

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Everything just seems to have a place when it come to decorating and so not much changes from year to year unless a new purchase is made.
Yours Christmas decor looks lovely,
Have a very Merry Christmas Joy!
~Nan

Kimmie said...

Love all of your decor!!!!

I left one HUGE tote unopened in the garage. And the only things the kids missed were their stockings....and then they got a couple of cheapies from my MIL so I guess it's all good. LOL

Sherry :o) said...

changes keep everything fresh! I love the sampler - who did it and what is the name? I think that would make a great addition for a Christmas pillow on my bench of Christmas pillows (part of my favorite decorated areas of my house each year)!

Linda, NE Iowa said...

I love the large sampler and I know it's more beautiful in person. I stitched it 20 years ago and it remains my favorite. (It's on my list to grab if I ever have to evacuate!) I still remember that it only cost $50 for the beautiful frame and labor. Oh, that we could have our samplers framed that inexpensively these days.