Saturday, December 10, 2016

Bits of Christmas

Hello, friends! Hope you are enjoying this wonderful time of the year! My decorating has been slow...I have been doing a lot of gleaning of excess decorations. Things that have not been put out for years have been passed on to the Salvation Army for others to enjoy. 

I have had this early German feather tree for a while. I have been collecting Santa ornaments to decorate it and finally have enough to do this old gem justice. Two requirements for the ornaments...they have to be early and they have to be German. 

I decided to make it a Santa tree...kinda.

A few strawberries and pinecones made the cut as well.

Love the clip ons. They are hard to find and usually have a pretty price, but I've found a few that were reasonable.

This sweet little indent made the cut. We're enjoying this new addition to our Christmas decor.

I have collected Santa books for decades, but have not put them out for a few years. The graphics are so sweet and colorful on these oldies.

Although not a Christmas ornament, I thought this lady fit right in. This is a pipe bowl from the 1840's. It is porcelain and there is a small loop on the back of the silver rim. The lady is hand painted...isn't she lovely? After spending the holidays nestled in this bowl of naturals, she will go on a chain and I will wear her as a pendant. 

This early velvet tobacco bag is hand embroidered and rests on a wonderful large slice of very early linsey woolsey on the back of a wing chair. Hmmmm pipe...tobacco unintended coincidence.

Annie and some friends getting wild at a recent party...Annie's Gal Pals. Like herding cats to get a pic of this crew.

And then there is this little guy...always into mischief. Annie looks for him every morning.

Hope you all are enjoying the sights and sounds of the season. Hope to be back with more bits of Christmas next week. Have a great weekend!

Enjoy the day,


  1. Love your feather tree and ornaments. The lady pendant sounds like a great idea, didn't realize it was so small as I've never seen one. The elf looks very familiar to me as I used to have about 6 of them and disposed of them years ago somewhere somehow.

  2. Your home is always so wonderful and gracious. Love all the decorations, so wonderful!

  3. Everything is just beautiful! Including the Elf on the Shelf! I know some don't like him, but watching my grands with him is just priceless! I look forward to seeing more bits of your Christmas decorating soon!

  4. I am on the hunt for some early santa ornaments too as I want to do a small tree in them. Great idea to mix in a few other pops of red into the tree. Annie looks like she was having a wonderful time! Janice

  5. Hi Robyn,
    Your feather tree with old Santas and other old ornaments is just wonderful!! I also love the sweet lady pipe bowl and it will certainly make a fabulous necklace!! Annie and her friends look so happy, perfect during this time of year!
    I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful home, always so inspiring!!
    Happy weekend, my friend!
    Heart Hugs~

  6. Hello Robyn. I love your tree and your little touches..the tobacco bag is wonderful. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas

  7. Love your ornaments. Perfect for the tree. Hope to see more!

  8. I have a feather tree also but mine is a reproduction. It is filled with old ornaments though. I love your decorations so sweet and lovely.

  9. Your old feather tree is perfect with the antique santas. It must bring you joy to have these special decorations.

    My daughter Christine has one of those elf and he brings a book every morning for the James and Daniel. They hurry and look for him every morning to see what book he brought while they were sleeping. This goes on until Christmas. It's a great way to get them to love books.
    Merry Christmas

  10. Your feather tree and ornaments are wonderful! Annie looks like she is having fun. Love your decor any time of year but especially your Christmas touches. Thank you for sharing with us. Lori

  11. Love the feather tree and ornaments. Your decorating style is perfection.
    Annie looks like she is having the time of her life.
    Merry, merry :)

  12. Oh that wonderful feather tree and the old ornaments... treasures indeed! Love the old velvet tobacco bag! Annie surrounded by friends and laughter! Great pic!
    Merry Christmas!
    Cathy G

  13. Your Holiday home is gorgeous. I adore your reclining angel.