Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Even More Decorations

While it would take more than a month to show you all of our decorations, this will be the concluding post. We decorate just about every inch of our house and truly enjoy all the decorations.

This is another favorite Santa. He has several lovely dolls in his arms, each quite detailed.

This Santa is flying through the sky with a little friend hanging on.

This Santa reminds me of Moses. He is standing next to a lovely little tree that lights up and plays music as well. Why do all of them play "We wish you a Merry Christmas," one of my least favorites?

Several Santas decorate the top of the large display cabinet in the great room.

I must admit...I am not fond of nutcrackers. I've always thought they were a little creepy looking. But then, I'm not fond of clowns either. These are Jacob Marley and Ebenezer Scrooge.

I actually do like this one. It is Tchaikovsky, holding some figures from the Nutcracker Suite.

It's New Year's Eve. I'm glad we are back in Eastern Time where New Year's comes at midnight. In the Midwest, the Big Apple ball drops at 11:00! We won't do much celebrating. But we will definitely raise a glass to toast our friends and neighbors, including those blogger friends we have come to love.


Dog_geek said...

Goodness, that's a lot of Santas! Happy New Year to you, too!

Cedar ... said...

I like your santa decorations. Especially the one in the sleigh. I know about New Year's Eve ... I spent a winter in Mobile, AL and was chided because I watched the ball drop in Times Square,.. they said it wasn't midnight,.. I say that when it's midnight in Times Square it IS midnight for ME. But that's just me... :)

Cheryl said...

Lovely post......a farewell to the Christmas decorations.....your home must look charming and so festive, it has been wonderful to share your space for a short while.......

I wish you and yours a healthy and happy New Year.......

Ruth said...

I do like your nutcrackers! Goodbye to Father Christmas and hello to the New Year. May it be a good one for you.

George said...

I'm glad you saved some decorations for next year.
We hope you have a nice New Year's Eve and a wonderful New Year!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Carolyn, Love your posts this week. You could open up a store or a museum showing off all of your goodies.

Love the Santas and the Nutcrackers... And that Tchaikovsky is amazing!!!!

Happy New Year... Are you out-of-town this week? I've missed your comments on my blog.

Tina said...

Your collections are wonderful..and they all look like they are brand new! What a wonderful tradition you have kept. I also hope you have a safe and healthy New Year!

Dawn Fine said... certainly have a great collection of Christmas decoration...all kinds!
We packed up all my parents Christmas decorations make things easier for them after we head south tommorow!
Wishing you and your a wonderful New Year!

The Birdlady said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful decorations. Happy New Year!

Shelley said...

So many great santas that you have!Have a happy new year!!

Jayne said...

Happy New Year to you too Carolyn. :c)

Kim said...

I love your Santa collection. They look lovely in your home.

Happy New Year to you and your family.

cedrorum said...

Happy New Year to y'all as well! I hope this next year is better than those before for you. We have started packing up Christmas stuff the last few days.