I have shared very few of our Christmas decorations. As we are almost at the end of the year, I thought I would share these. You will see the tree I mentioned before, after having had a smaller one in the family room for many years. I wrote about that here, when I shared the decorations on the Mount Vernon tree.
For several years I have been putting a collection of teddy bears underneath the tree, including items I have been gifted. I also decorate the hearth. This year's addition was a pretty cardinal lantern, a gift from my son and daughter-in-law. It is the kind that lights up and there is a small motor inside that acts like a jet and swirls the sparklies around in the liquid. It is beautiful when all lit up, like a perpetual snow globe of sparkles. I love it! A perfect and now treasured gift. And, as you may know by now, I play with photos on the artcard app I have on my iPad, finishing off in Paint Shop Pro. But first here's the original lantern...and this is one I turned into an artsy 'painting'...
with thanks to my Lovelies who gave me such a thoughtful gift.
A few angels.
Wherever you live in this world, may you know peace, happiness and love in 2023.
A few Santa Claus ornaments.
There are several British themes. No surprise there!
There are many critters on the tree, such as the sea horse...
and then a little mouse in a shoe.
Just beautiful. And thank you for yet another delightful year's posts and the very best of wishes for you and those you love in the coming year.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sue, I have enjoyed visiting you with all the delightful scenes you have shared throughout the years. Getting to see Australia through your camera lens has been a joy :) I wish you and your loved ones everything that is good and kind.Delete
Your angels are beautiful! And the lantern is so pretty, a perfect gift. Love the teddies on the hearth!ReplyDelete
Thank you Ginny, always happy you enjoy what I share :)Delete
Christmas decorations have been so dazzling and wonderful!ReplyDelete
Thank you Roentare :) I appreciate your comments very much :)Delete
Love, love, love your hearth!!! And the new mechanical snow globe lantern!! Your ornaments are delightful...angels are favored.ReplyDelete
That’s great Anni :) so glad you enjoyed and seeing your wonderful collectibles has been a joy. Thank you!Delete
Love all your ornaments and decorations. That cardinal lantern is beautifulReplyDelete
Thank you Ann :) I agree about the cardinal lantern and very happy you enjoyed everything else too.Delete
Piękne są te ozdoby . Śliczna choinka . Wspaniałego 2023 roku życzę Tobie i wszystkim , których kochasz i lubisz.🍾🍾🎄🎄ReplyDelete
Bardzo dziękuję za bardzo miłe komentarze. Życzę Tobie i Twojej rodzinie cudownego 2023 roku :)Delete
Thank you very much Sandi, I always appreciate your visits :)Delete
You have a beautiful collection of bears and ornaments. The angels are beautiful.
Take care, have a happy New Year's weekend.
Glad you enjoyed them Eileen :) and thank you. I wish you the same.Delete
Isn't it fun to change photos with a photo app? I do not do that much and then I wonder why I dont. I like to frame my photos in my Fotor Editor. I used to use Picmonkey but they changed things so I selected a new app. We gals can do what we please. heheReplyDelete
That is so very true Latane and thank you for the smile :)Delete
These are pretty.ReplyDelete
Thank you William, happy you think so :)Delete
I love the seahorse the mouse in the boot and all the angels. Those are my favorites everything is beautiful and so are your teddy bears and Santa's around the fireplace. Mama had one of those lamps it didn't have a cardinal on it but it did have a thing that made it turn and it looks like flames that was probably 60 70 years agoReplyDelete
That is a lovely memory about your Mama’s lamp :) and thank you Sandra, always happy you enjoy my posts.Delete
These are lovely! I'm glad you took and shared photos before it was too late!ReplyDelete
Hi Jenn, I almost missed the boat as I wondered if it was a bit too late to share. Thank you for letting me know you were happy I did. I really appreciate that :)Delete
Beautiful ornaments! Yes, almost time to pack everything away! I did buy some new led lights on sale for next year.ReplyDelete
Thank you Christine :) Getting things on sale is great. I bought a couple of boxes of next year’s cards already.Delete
Beautiful decorations! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you all the best for the new year!ReplyDelete
Hi Nikki :) we did thank you and I hope yours was fun. I would also like to wish you a Very Happy New Year!Delete
Beautiful tree and ornaments - I pray that angels guide your steps in 2023. I'm looking forward to our visits with each other next year. (I especially love your talking birds)
Thank you for the sweet sentiments Carol :) and I will be chatting to my birds today. They are a bit late! Never know what the conversation will be ;) wishing you your own guiding angels next year, with many blessings.Delete
It was fun to see that lantern and the special ornaments on the tree, Denise. A very Happy New Year to you and yours!ReplyDelete
So glad you enjoyed Ellen :) thank you and I wish you and your loved ones the same.Delete
You have some beautiful ornaments. We will probably put all our stuff up in the next day or two. It seems like we just got it down!!ReplyDelete
You have some major artcard and paintshop pro skillz. I love artcard.
Thank you Yogi :) I know what you mean. I appreciate the compliment on those skills, but all I do is push a few buttons and they do the rest. Artcard is great!Delete
what a beautiful tree!! i especially loved the lantern and the angels!! i am starting to put things away today, outside is done as we had warm weather today, rain in the forecast for tomorrow, so we will finish inside!!ReplyDelete
happy new year my dear friend!!
Thank you Debbie, I also consider you a dear friend :) we all seem to have a labor of love with our decorating. Always fun to look at others neat decorations. I haven’t looked at our forecast yet. But I probably won’t be going too far. Stay dry and warm :)Delete
You have a beautiful tree and lovely ornaments.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed seeing the teddies too :)
Enjoy these last days of December and have a happy and healthy 2023.
All the best Jan
Thank you Jan, so happy you enjoyed and I wish you the same :)Delete
simply beautiful decorations....ReplyDelete
Happy New Year
Thank you BB :) and a Happy New Year to you also.Delete
I have the Santa in the first photo. I think it is a Hallmark one. Put my stuff all away on Boxing Day.ReplyDelete
Hi Gill, the Santa on the heart was from Hallmark. I have had him for a few years now. I will be putting everything away on 12th night :)Delete
Your Christmas tree looks wonderful and glows when the lights are lowered, I'm sure. I love all the ornaments placed lovingly on it, each one treasured. Christmas is a special season. We continue here in our home until Epiphany then the tree and decorations are packed away. Thank you for your blog friendship. Best wishes are sent to you and your family for a happy, healthy and peaceful new year.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much Linda, I have enjoyed our friendship tremendously :) it certainly is a very special season and a time to wish you a very happy, healthy and peaceful new year also.Delete
I love seeing others' decorations and am so glad you shared yours. Your tree is really stunning and beautifully positioned. I loved the close-ups of some of your favorite ornaments (especially the call-box and Washington Cathedral). And your stuffies are so cute on the hearth! The lantern is especially lovely, too -- a wonderful gift. I send all good wishes for a happy, healthy new year!ReplyDelete
Me too Jeanie, always so much fun to see everyone's decorations. Thank you so much, I appreciate your sweet comments and I send you the same :)Delete