tangible Christmas


Even though I fully understand that Christmas is not things, I equally comprehend that in my two year old's mind, Christmas is everything around him.  It's what he sees.  It's the tangible.  I loved reading this article.  The author beautifully writes what I have briefly tried to explain.

These photographs are just little snippets of the visible Christmas-ness in our home.  I would have also posted a picture of the sweet nativity set that my mom recently sent to Graeme, but the animals have been missing ( because he loves to carry them with him ev.er.y.where. he goes! ) since the package was opened.  Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus were moved to another location--sitting on the edge of a lamp--and all that was left in the original placement of the nativity are the three wisemen, which Graeme also turned them all around to stare at a painting of mistle-toe.  Poor guys.

Merry, merry Christmas from my home to yours..............
p.s. I did indeed spray paint a fake green tree off-white.  ( see first photograph )  I love it.  It isn't perfect, but for seven bucks, I'll take it, wink wink!

13 comments:

  1. It is beautiful, Sarah!!!

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  2. sarah....these pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I love them all....and sweet job and his little red sweater make my heart melt! I need more yarn trees...{I see that you added some purple!} I love the colors!...and I still need some for "L" too.....{wink!} Love you!

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  3. Did you make those yarn (?) cone trees? They are absolutely fabulous! I LOVE them. And yes, your pix are just lovely, so light & bright.

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  4. Did you make the tree forest? I love that, I am thinking of making a few trees every year and starting a forest of my own!

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  5. thank you, ladies;-)

    kt and Allison,
    yes, I made the yarn trees; I sell them in my etsy shop, Cranny, but they are very simple to make yourself and add so much texture and color to any room. thanks for the kind comments about them;-)

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  6. Wow. Your home is fantastic. Im going to become a follower too. I love the yarn Christmas trees. I love Your reindeer picture and that fabulous chalkboard memo board. So pretty!

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  7. I'm loving that giant gorgeous chalkboard. I like the style of your decor with the interesting and appealing tree collection. Such sweet photos of your child, too.

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  8. Jen, thanks for following and for the kind words!

    Miss Charming, I love my chalkboard too! It's probably my most favorite thing in my home. It was a very special gift. My husband made it for me for my first mother's day! thanks for stopping by!

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  9. your home is awesome! i love your chalkboard and your yarn wreaths.... and your sis! ;)

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  10. Cranny, your home is stunning! I love all of the trees, wreaths, chalkboard, etc. etc! Did you make the little trees and the wreaths? If so, those you did an AWESOME job! They look totally professional.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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