Thursday, December 11, 2008

Our December

I truly love this time of the year. I love celebrating the birth of Jesus, I love giving to others, I love Advent, I love Christmas programs at church, I love traditions.
Above is a photo of our sweet and simple little tree, decorated mostly with homemade-with-love treasures and vintage ornaments.

Our table centerpiece, a gift from my mom a few years ago. My favorite thrifted cotton tablecloth.

My treasured Mary and Jesus carving, a heirloom from my husband's family. A few Christmas candles lending a warm glow to mostly gray days.

Our Christmas village, a source of enjoyment for sure. My kiddos spend hours playing here and love making new pieces each year. We made the blue house out of a cardboard box last year. It reminds me of the beautiful Mica houses from the 1930-50's.

Another simple centerpiece. I love using natural (in this case natural looking) materials when decorating for Christmas. Pine cones, pine boughs, berries, straw ornaments,metal and wood. It brings me back to Christmases long ago when families looked only to Creation for inspiration.

My sweet daughter made this angel at preschool. Her traced hands are the wings and her traced foot makes the angels body-so cute! Don't you love the face, quite a happy angel. LOL.
I am of mostly Swedish descent. I love how most of the Swedish Christmas traditions began with Christ as their inspiration. One thing I would like to make or purchase for next year is a Advent Star (aka Swedish Star, Welcome Star) Here is the one I love. Maybe my dear hubby can figure out a way to make me one.
I will be mostly away from the computer the rest of the month. I pray that you are all blessed this Christmas season.
In God's Love, Tami


  1. I had just popped over and saw your December entry. I just love the little village. I am definately going to try this! My kids would be playing with this too. We are currently painting wooden birdhouses for gifts for grandparents. They are coming along nicely. Enjoy every minute of this season with your family. Blessings!

  2. very pretty :) i love this time of year too! just wish it wasn't so busy. hope all is well.


  3. Praying you and yours enjoy a love filled blessed Christmas.

    Mrs. B

  4. I loved your pictures & reading about your Christmas season. I liked your centerpiece very much. Holly