Friday, November 30, 2007

It's Starting To Look A Lot Like Christmas

A little grouping of Santas and my squirrels. This happy group sits on top of my desk in our den. The "pencil" Santa is my boys' favorite one. Each year I buy a Santa piece for my collection and this guy is about 15 years old. The tallest Santa was given to me by my father for my birthday many years back. Dad bought him on a trip to Oregon. I love Santa's boiled wool red cap and coat, his green cords and black buckled shoes! He is a beauty!!

I found this great shelf to display my Vintage Baby Ben clock collection in. For quite some time I have been looking for a shelf like this and found this one at my friend Marcia's shop. I love the dark green color. On top is an old CWS biscuit tin with a bluebird..one of my favorite tins.


Has everyone started their decorating or finished yet? I find myself moving things around here and there to get the right look. The house is looking cozy and with the twinkle lights and the little Santa faces smiling here and there. I did not get around to entering the Cottage Of The Month contest over at Jennifer's, but am anticipating who the lucky winner will be. No doubt it will be fab-u-lo-so!


Till the next post, wishing all of you a happy weekend! Take some time to enjoy the day!!


xo

25 comments:

Amy said...

Hi Becky,

Lovely as always; looking forward to more glimpses of your Christmas decorating. -amy

Esther Sunday said...

Hello Miss Becky - I love your new shelf! It displays the clocks sooo wonderfully! Santas are cute too. With Marty back in our home, I have one two many men in my life, so I am going to pass on displaying Santas this year.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I love your Santas. They have such character. And your new shelf is great.....so perfect.

Nancy said...

Have a wonderful weekend Becky!

Your photos are so beautiful, and you create a very happy and warm holiday atmosphere. I love your clock collection, and my favorite Santa is also the one in the red wool coat and cap.

Kristen said...

I love the shelf and your Santa's as well! The clocks are wonderful! I am done decorating aside from anything else that we make along the way. :)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Becky,

I love your shelf, it fits beautifully for your clock collection and that swag hanging on it is darling. You Santa collection is cute too! Happy Friday :)

Hugs,
Dena

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I like your Santas, but I think I like your clock collection even more. I love clocks I have a few of them but nothing worth showing. OH SO SAD! I thought for sure you would enter the cottage of the month. I am sure that would be a bit stressful, for me anyways. Seems like these days I just can't put on more thing on my plate.
Have a blessed day
ginger

Nancy said...

They are some very handsome Santa's. I have about a fourth of my usual Christmas out of the attic, and I think I quit. I have to crawl in on my hands and knees, and I am just not in the mood.
I love your shelf and clock collection.

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Becky your house is always so pretty.I always enjoy your posts.Brenda

Alison Gibbs said...

How wonderful your shelf with the clock display looks.
Love the Santas.
Alison

Rosemary said...

Love your displays so far!
Rosemary

Lisa said...

Beautiful decorations. Love the Santa. Those rooster pillows you posted earlier are really cute too.

Happy holidays!


Lisa
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Michelle said...

Your new shelf looks great with your clocks. I really like your Santas~too pretty. Michelle

Flea Market Queen said...

Oh Becky what a charming shelf!
Love the baby bens too...
Priscilla

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Becky, love your beautiful Santa from your Dad, that is just lovely :) We also adore your clock collection in the shelf, is that a cute scottie we spot on the top shelf?!! Hugs to Doogs :) Jenn and Jacqui

Nan said...

I collect Santas as well. I love yours. I also like your clock shelf. It's perfect for your collection.
I have most of my Christmas out. Although, I do keep finding things and adding here in there.
Nan

Mary Isabella said...

I love the Santa's. The decorating is so awesome!! Have a great day. Mary

Feenwerkstatt said...

Your clock collection is amazing, and the shelf is perfect!
And I love the santa with the cat, he's so cute...
Love, Anja

bj said...

I love your decorations and the clock display is fabulous! That shelf looks as if it were made to hold your clocks.
bj

Mary said...

Love your Santas I have a couple too I love the decorating but too early for me yet

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

That shelf is very cute! Love those little clocks!

Fun to see a peek at your holiday stuff. We've been decorating our tree. It was an all day experience, being that it is the most hugest one we've ever had! Now I need to buy more ornaments, darn!

Back to finish up some stuff, just popped in for a little inspiration and a big hello to you and Doogs!

xo

Cottage by the River said...

Becky- Everything looks wonderful.
Thing here have been crazy. I wanted to apologize I put your little scotty dogs in the back of my suv mess. I just found them!!! I promise to mail Monday!!
Bristol

Scrappy Jessi said...

so sweet! love the squirels
clever.
jessi

Heidi said...

Good start Becky. I really think that big Santa looks like an Oregon Santa. Does that sounds silly? He looks very outdoorsy. :) Do you put Santa's all through your house?

The shelf is perfect for you clocks. They look great in it! BUT I spied something else...THOSE LITTLE WONDERFUL AND ADORABLE ELVES!!! How cute are they. Humm, I may have to come along in Santa's sleigh and steal those. Ho Ho Ho!

I have been sharing my decorations on my blog so come over and have a look...

Hugs ~
Heidi

Lallee said...

You have a wonderful collection of Santas, all the more special when you have a special memory about them.

The shelf is absolutely perfect for your beautiful clocks. Of course I like the Scottie tucked in there, too.