Hello, friends...here are this year's Bits of Christmas....just some random shots around the House of Mugwump. Through the years, I've amassed a sweet little collection of red children's socks and mittens. Along with greens and my favorite pepper berries, these simple items add color and whimsy to our Christmas.
I hope you enjoy these Bits of Christmas at our house.
...a new German Belsnickle
...socks and Shooner Redware
...an early tartan seed pouch...and socks
...tiny red wool mittens
New this year is this early German cow pull toy with his folk art painted base.
...socks and strawberries
I added an antique Santa to my early German feather tree...the fellow at the top...he's a clip-on.
I've had this wonderful early tin cookie cutter for a few years and decided he would be perfect in this old red carrier.
He is a handsome fellow...and has quite a presence about him.
I have been gathering early spun cotton ornaments for a few years and now have enough for this old feather tree. This tree is in our sunroom where we spend most of our time. It is the first time I've ever put a tree up in this room. When we are in this room we can see the real tree in the living room and Annie's Owl Tree in the family room...and now this sweet small tree, too.
...early spun cotton and cotton batting ornaments.
Many years ago I had photos of Annie turned into these stand ups. They enlarged the photo and backed it with hard plastic so it could be put in the stand. They made great gifts! This is Annie on Christmas morning when she was two and a half. She had just started walking and she would walk a little and then sit down and give you this very look..."I did it!"...so pleased with herself...even her hands are happy!
...and those little red long johns are still a part of Christmas at our house.
Hope you enjoyed these Bits of Christmas. I've tried to keep it simple these past few years...some greens, socks and mittens sprinkled in with redware and a couple of small trees...and,
Annie's Owl Tree
Enjoy the day,