Sunday, December 9, 2012

~It's a Dressed Up Cottage Christmas ~

Little bits of Christmas all through the house.

There's a  tree full of memories

Both old and new

Things to make the Grandchildren smile

And even Lizzie has several ornaments for the tree.

The most precious one of all, carried home from school in proud little hands.
This loving gift to Mommy always sits at the top of our tree.

After years of doing a monochromatic color scheme for Christmas of whites and creams and golds,
I went completely outside MY box this year and went with a Santa theme
Blame it on the Grand kids,
But this year, there's lots of red and white and I pulled out all of my Santa ornaments and put them in front
And speaking of Santa.......

Welcome to Santa Lane

Have you been naughty or nice??

Even this wacky Santa managed to find a spot, perched on top of a light pole

An homage to my Swedish roots. This is one of my favorite Santa's .

And my little Swedish girl always stands next to him.
Isn't she adorable?

Another little Santa scene on a glass cake pedestal

A simple vignette on the coffee table

I hope you've all been good little girls and boys
Because you know who has been watching........

NO..not Lizzie

THIS, you know you. 


  1. I absolutely love your beautiful Santa wonderland! And Lizzie is looking precious as always! :)
    Merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks PeaceLover;
      The Santa wonderland is getting a little out of control.
      But what's a girl to do, when a sweet little Santa asks to come home with her?

  2. Dear Terri ~
    Thanks for sharing your Christmas decorations with us. You are always so thoughtful, and your holiday decor reflects that. From your personal collection of Santas to the ornaments for the grandchildren and Lizzie, I love it.
    Happy Holidays!

    1. Thanks Loi,
      One of the most special things about decorating for Christmas is unwrapping all the ornaments and with each layer of tissue removed, memories come floating out.

  3. I love your Santa collection! Your house looks great...I can sure see the grandchild influence!!! Maybe you should come over and decorate my house next year! :-) Wonderful job, as always, Martha!

    1. Oh if you want to see the Grandchildren influence, stop by late Christmas day and see what's left of the house!!!
      Martha would shudder.
      Thanks Lucy.........but you need NO help from me, your house is decorated to perfection all on it's own. :)

  4. your home is so lovely! and the CHRISTmas decorations are beautiful - you & rex are so cute! i absolutely love when he shares your blog with us! God Bless you both & have a wonderful CHRISTmas!

    1. Thank you for stopping by the Dressed Up Cottage and taking the time to leave kind words, Christi. I always love to see someone new here. Kuddos for my Rex, for sharing my little blog.

  5. Ahhh! They're all adorable, but I have to say the little aviators are my favorite. :)

    1. Ah thanks Kerri, those are carried over from my son and now my little grandson loves them too.


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