Sunday, December 23, 2018

Holiday Decos 2018

In recent years, and for various reasons including a family death and pending house sale, we didn't extensively decorate for the holidays in our NH mill apt. This year we were home from Thanksgiving through Christmas and decorated a lot — Welcome to our home.

In an earlier post, I wrote about my enjoyment in mailing holiday cards. It's also great to receive them and these are always displayed in our home. (Do you do the same?)
Our decorating got off to a late start because we both had colds that dragged on from Thanksgiving into the second week of December. But, once we got started, Santas, reindeer and snowmen were soon hung on most doors and walls. 
This snowball trio were "surprises" left outside our door a couple of years ago by former next-door neighbors who have since moved to another NH city. We sent them a photo of these jolly "faces."
We've collected quite a few other snowmen and moose figures since then, several of which have been given by friends here. (Hint: if you don't want a collection to expand, never mention to anyone that you "like" some things. In Virginia, it was penguins and frogs. In NH, it's snowmen and moose.) 
This year the New England village was expanded to include a train and station as well as more "villagers." The centerpiece Christmas tree was given to us by a former Virginia neighbor before we moved; she said it "needed a new home" and it's found one too. 

We turn on the tree and village lights nightly and enjoy them while watching a holiday film. (The reflections are from apartment lights across the Nashua River.)
The tree ornaments and some shelf decorations include ones with special memories of time together and gifts from friends no longer with us such as the bear music box. (Doesn't everyone have some of special ones in their holiday collection?)
This year we added some new ornaments that were handmade locally in NH. This is something we're trying to do each year. In so doing we donated ones that these replaced. (Didn't you just know there would be a snowman or penguin in these new additions?)
Of course, there's always penguins in our holiday decorations. This group relocated from our former Virginia home and seem to prefer New England now.
We had lots of fun decorating — hope you enjoyed seeing these and had own fun too🎄 (Ours may stay up till at least mid-January, how about yours?)


coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Your little village with the train is very magical! I like a tree in front of a window, that way you share it with everyone else! -Jenn

DUTA said...

Your home looks magical with all those Christmas decorations!
Their variety and richness of color create an atmosphere of fantasy and warmth. The tree is the centerpiece and it has beautiful ornaments! Well done!

Emma Springfield said...

It is all so welcoming. Merry Christmas

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

Wow! Your home is absolutely beautiful. It looks like a magical winter wonderland.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

William Kendall said...

Wow! You really do go all out in decorating!

L. D. said...

You have a lot of wonderful things to display. Your village has become much later than when you last shared a photo of it It really is a nice display.

Anvilcloud said...

Look at all of those cards. We only have a few now.

My name is Erika. said...

Your apartment looks so festive. Hope your holiday is just as fun. Peace, joy and hug Erika

Red said...

Wow! You really have made things very attractive.

bill burke said...

You did a fantastic job decorating, it's beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a Happy and Healthy 2019.

L. D. said...

I looked again at your ornaments and enjoyed seeing them all. Your village really does look displayed in front of the tree. I use to put a tree on the far end of our dining room table. It was fun to eat there and be able to look at the tree and lights. You could appreciate the ornaments while you eat.

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