Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas sitting room decorations...come sit with me, will you?

In an old house this room would actually be the dining room but we use it as the computer room, sitting room, right now. It has built-in china cabinets that are original to the house. This large coca-cola santa my husband found as a display in our local drug store and got the manager to give it to him for me. I really love him. He is about life size. I have him nailed to the wall because he is cardboard and he kept falling over. LOL He is newly displayed this year.

Most of these santas were painted by my mother or myself. We used to paint all kinds of things but most of all holiday items. I have a santa collection as you can see.

This is the rest of the Santas that I put out this year. Honestly, many of our decorations are not out this year I guess I was going for a new look this year. These are sitting on the built-in china cabinet. Maybe I should share a picture of the entire thing so you could see how big it is.

I know that it is impossible to tell that all these plates are avon Christmas plates. My mother stared buying these in 1987 and so far we have them all the way till 2008. I leave these plates out all year. What better place to have them than in the dining room. I adore them and look forward to them each year. Thanks Mother.

This is a wreath made out of my daughters little hand prints. She made this in preschool and I took it and had it framed. She is now 20 and I so adore this little memory. Thank the Lord for wonderful preschool teachers.
I also have three pencil trees and wreaths on the windows but I just could not get a good picture of them....maybe I will try when it is light outside.
Later I will post a full picture of the chine cabinet so you can see how huge it is really beautiful and full of old fashioned dishes.
Well, this ends the tour of my sitting room...but we are getting snow so maybe I can share a few snow pictures with you later. Until next time, be blessed.


Tolentreasures said...

Your house is beautiful and I am enjoying the tours. YOu must be in the same band as us. We are getting a lot of snow tonight, the roads are really a mess and it keeps coming down. A great night to be inside.

Amber said...

I love the hand wreath! I must do that with my kids! What a lovely keepsake.

millerhomestead said...

I would love to come sit with you! It looks so pretty. God bless, Jamie
p.s. did you get the "blind date" video? Too funny! LOL

Farmchick said...

I love looking at all the pictures of your home. Thanks so much for sharing...I love the wreath too...we have several of those around here also...such treasures.

Shellmo said...

I love all your Santas! And your daughter's handprint wreath is precious - what a great memory to have forever!

Meggie said...

Your home sure looks festive, Dianntha! The handprint wreath is quite sweet that you've kept it all these years.

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Dianntha sweetie! All of your Santa and Gingerbread decorations look so wonderful, and I especially love the handprint wreath made by your daughter. Such sweet memories! Wishing you a happy week dear friend!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh I love that Coca Cola Santa the best too!!

That hand wreath is adorable...wish I thought about that when my kiddos were small...not sure if they'd be up to it now at their age LOL.

Donetta said...

Thank you I need to go get a cup of tea. I trust this finds you well

Linda said...

Hi Dianntha, your home is looking so cozy and Christmasy. Your plate collection is wonderful...I clicked on the picture and I could see them up close, they are so pretty and I love the hand's a treasure...hugs, Linda

Gumbo Lily said...

Hey, I like the Christmassy look here at your blog. And I really like that vintage Coke Santa!!