The very prim Santa to the left of the wreath was from a giveaway by Brenda at rustythimblesalesblog.blogspot.com -- and has certainly made himself at home. What better place than over a fireplace built in 1800 althought I missed the original bread oven on the other side. Many thanks Brenda!
The livingroom fireplace has my one completed Christmas quilt hanging and a Santa made from an old quilt. My quilt is one of the Schnibbles. The close up is one of two tiny Shaker boxes painted by Susan Trenowith and are among my favorite things.
Here's the second painting on a box lid...
I have several small trees around the house - and a balsam candle to make up for the lack of a fresh tree this year. This one is in the center hall and is the Santa tree.
Finally, in the sewing room, I have two Christmas projects in progress. I just finished the squares for Gail Pan's stitchery and will frame and complete a small quilt this week. The second one is Lynda Hall's Bundling Board quilt that is done in muted reds and greens that was intended as a Christmas quilt when started many years ago... and is finally waiting for quilting.
I have linked this post to SewCalGal's virtual Christmas quilt show just for fun... http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2009/12/virtual-christmas-quilt-show.html Great viewing!
I would like to dedicate the picture at the top of the page to Barb - it should make her picture from her window in Hawaii even more appealing! Tomorrow, I have some pictures for Pat of the goodies that I brought back from Lancaster in my 'Amish bag.'
Have a great day!