Tuesday, December 15, 2015

More Christmas Bits and Bobs 2015

The above blanket is ever so soft, and I bought it this month to keep on the sofa and cover with for reading or tv watching.
Santa on left above is hand painted by my friend and this photo shows it more clearly than in the previous blog post photo. And I have to smile when I see Surfing Santa with his Ho Ho Ho surfboard, sent to me by my sister.

Our nutcracker collection. The one third from the left is the cowardly lion from the Wizard of Oz, but I think of him as Aslan from the Chronicles of Narnia. He is a cute lion.
Do you have a Christmas collection of something?

23 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like to collect vintage things, especially the little knee hugger pixies. I love that pretty blanket! Looks so soft and cuddly! Holiday hugs, Diane

donna baker said...

I can't hear the bells anymore Terra (Polar Express.) I just gave my nutcracker collection to my son and I do have some mercury glass ornaments from long ago. German, I believe. I do have some antique ornaments I use for a feather tree, quite a few years ago. I am keeping those for now though.

Michelle said...

I like that surfing Santa :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your collection of nut-crackers is swoonnnn!!!! Love your mantel.
Thanks for your sweet comment for our new baby.
Hugs,
FABBY

Inger said...

I love those nutcrackers! No I don't have a collection, but I do have a Santa made by my grandfather in the early 1900s. I always post him on my blog as it gets closer to Christmas.

Tracy said...

I have some beautiful vintage Christmas lights that I haven't put up for a couple of years now. The cat broke one and I just don't want to risk more damage, they can't be replaced or rather I can't afford to replace any of the globes.

Far Side of Fifty said...

What a great bunch of Nutcrackers! I collect Shiny Brites! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

That is one gorgeous blanket and I truly love something soft and cozy to cut up with. I like seeing your festive holiday treasures. I'm a little slow this year so I'm enjoying what I see on the blogs!!

Happy Holidays, Terra!

Jane x

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That's a really cute blanket you bought. Love the Santa's and your collection of Nutcrackers is amazing.

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

Love your collection of nutcrakcers, my eye was caught by th elion immediately. I like blankets, can't get through winter without them!

Stella Jones said...

Your mantle shelf looks so pretty with so much colour Terra. No I don't have any Christmas collections (yet)!

Carol Z said...

How pretty! I'm enjoying spending time with my snow people family.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Terra,
Nice to see you came by, love all your nutcrackers, they are all so cute..........
Also love the Santa your friend painted for you, she really did a great job.
Your throw is cute.........we have several of those soft ones and just love them......they
are so cozy and comfy.......

The best part of that make ahead salad I wrote about is it keeps me out of the kitchen
more on whatever holiday I prepare it, as I do not like to be in the kitchen while
everyone else is having fun..........lol I also have a great make ahead delicious
chicken dish and rice dish, then all I have to do is pop them in the oven.......if you
are interested come over to my blog and search for it in the upper left hand corner
under "Party chicken". Everyone loves it, and I only make it several times a year, so
it is special when we do have it..........

Thanks for coming by and for your sweet comments. Hope this find you doing well hon,
Blessings for a Merry Christmsas,
Nellie

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing, and Merry Christmas to you! :)

Laura said...

Boy do I have collections.
Too many? Yes.
But I love them all and I love your nutcrackers!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Laura

White Spray Paint

Teresa Kasner said...

What an amazing nutcracker collection! My sister's MIL gave a new one to her son each year.. lol!
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Jane the Booklady said...

I love your nutcracker collection. I have a passion for old glass chandelier droplets, which I collect to hang on the tree and around the house at Christmas. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Jane xx

Debbie said...

I don't have a Christmas collection of anything, mine is eclectic I suppose. Your nutcracker collection is especially beautiful. That looks like a perfectly festive blanket for display and keeping warm!!

Sandra said...

I love the hand painted Santa. i only have 6 San'ts in my collection now, but I used to have 40... friends and relatives went overboard. i had to down size. the blanket is so pretty and so is your mantle

Red Rose Alley said...

Your Nutcracker collection is awesome, Terra. And surfer Santa caught my eye. My son went surfing today, can you believe in the cold rainy day.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas. May your heart be filled with love and joy in the new year.

love, ~Sheri

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

I really enjoy seeing how people decorate for Christmas, and love the way that some ornaments become precious to each of us. Yours are lovely!

Jen (emsun.org) said...

That blanket looks really, really warm and comfortable.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

You Nutcracker collection is lovely.