Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Pictures #2

I think this is the first time all year that I've posted 3 times in one week. I'm really getting in the Christmas spirit by sharing all these awesome pictures with you guys, no? Anyway.

This spot is an open window (I really don't know what the technical term is) between my kitchen and my living room. It makes the house feel all "connecty." One of my brothers gave me the Grinch doll several years ago. The animated version of that is one of my family's favorite movies. (The Jim Carrey one is pretty great, too.) The Richard Scary Christmas book leaning against the wall is one of my family's favorite books. We love the story of "Abe and Babe, the Bad Twins" best. There were fights over that book---so I got online and ordered extras so we could all have one. I bought the nativity on the red, wooden background from Metal Moms. I love it! It's one of my favorite things I own. The wooden half-circle nativity I bought in Germany a couple years ago.


It used to be my job to decorate the little Christmas tree and I hated it. The branches were scratchy and hard to get into the right place. So why'd I end up with it? Cuz I like all the ornamnets that went with it. And cuz I needed a tree:) The three nativity pieces at the bottom are all ornaments, but they're too heavy for the tree so I left them on the music cabinet. The two other nativities are made of olive wood and were given to me by two of my cousins. Chrissy brought me hers from Jerusalem several years ago---I'm not even sure how many. And this last year, Becky brought me the other after spending the semester studying there.

13 comments:

Cherie said...

I think it's so fun to be able to start decorating your own home for Christmas with things that you love and are meaningful to you.
I adore all your nativities - something I seem to collect as well. Yours are beautiful.
And that book I have never heard of but it sounds like I need to check it out!
Happy Day Barb! :-D

Emily said...

With my vast knowledge, I can tell you that the technical term for your "window" is a pass through. You know, so you can pass food through it to the dining room/living room. I also know that a half-height wall is called a pony wall. That doesn't apply to your pass through, but I've always thought it was a funny name, so there you go!

I am loving that nativity with the wood and metal. Might have to order myself one. Thanks for the link.

Kristina P. said...

One year, my roommate and I weren't going to be there for Christmas, so we decorated our palm plant with ornaments. Surprisingly, it died after that.

sara said...

I love the olive wood nativities! I would love to have one someday.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

LOVE your Christmas pics! That German nativity is awesome and what is Christmas without a little Grinch? :)

susan said...

I do! I feel so very "Christmassy" each time I stop by. If you could post some cookies and Hot Chocolate...

Have a Happy Christmas!

Boy Mom

JD said...

I like the window connecting the kitchen and the rest of the house. my sister has it.

wendy said...

very nice
and I had to giggle with your use of the phrase.....makes my house look connecty

so funny

Connie said...

No wonder you wanted the tree! The ornaments are super cute!

Richard Scarry is one of our favorite authors. Love his books!

I hope your Christmas was fantabulous! Have a Happy New Year!

Sandra said...

Awww, that Grinch is cute...and so is the little Charlie Brown Chritmas tree!

Erin said...

We watched the cartoon Grinch last night and the Jim Carrey one a few days ago. I love Christmas. That tree and the other decorations are pretty great too!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Lub your little tree. hee hee

Becky Dayton said...

What fun Christmas decorations!