Saturday, December 27, 2008

Remember my post on "to the moon Halloween?" That post I shared with you some of the Halloween collections of our friends Barry and Tammy. Well, their Christmas collections are just as fabulous! They had us over for dinner a few weeks ago (yummy!!) and afterwards I walked through their lovely home and took a few photos - (just snippets) of their amazing pieces. I know, I know....Christmas is over but I just had to share these with you. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them. Barry and Tammy display their pieces perfectly.

An old fish aquarium filled with decorations. See that little red bird lamp on the back left side? Love it!!!

Here gnomes, toadstools and a chenille pinecone Santa hang out in a darling vignette. The little cottage in the background is a gnome cottage.
Inside the built in wall cabinet is a vast collection of Christmas dishes - many of which are German. See the little walnut candle holder in the front? So cute.

I spy the cutest gnome!!
The church is an old candy holder.
Little German gift tags are displayed in place card holders. The little girl on her skies is an old Snow Babies piece.
The little Christmas trees are chenille.
Just one of many cloches in the house that hold sweet vignettes.

This cabinet is filled with old Celluloid Santas.

More snow babies displayed amongst bottle brush trees and deer.
One of my favorite pieces is this German piece of a boy on his skiis. Barry and Tammy find a lot of their collections on eBay and antique stores. Their favorite pieces are the 20's and 30's European pieces that are from Czech, Prague and Germany.

Ok...I am now on a mission for one of these little skiing boys!

Have a lovely day!


Unknown said...

I love those little German dishes! And the Gnomes.. love those too!

Thanks for sharing your friends home! Way too many great ideas for next year.

Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

I love this. Do they only display this at Christmas time? I cant imagine storing away all of this beauty. I would have to share it all year long. Have a blessed week.

Sal said...

Fabulous displays....thank you for sharing ;-)

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh these are amazing! I know Christmas is over but thank you for showing these. I love the way they show thier collectibles:>)

Anonymous said...

How lovely, Any children visiting that home must be enthralled.


Brenda said...

Oh my goodness and I am dreading putting my Christmas stuff up!!!!

Jean said...

What beautiful things they have on display. The german dishes were wonderful and I love the figurines too. They really have some unusual pieces. She has a great knack in displaying her treasures too, just like you do. Thanks for sharing. Even if it is after Christmas I still love looking.
Jean in Virginia

Nan said...

These wonderful Christmas decorations just keep going on and on, I love it and I am in love with those gnomes as gnomes and fairies are my favorites. Your home is decked out for Christmas in spades. I bet that is a lot of work putting all this out each year but so much fun to see. Thanks ever so much for sharing. Nan

Dena said...

I would never be able to focus on visiting...I'd be too busy studying all of those pretty decorations!!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas :)


BittersweetPunkin said...

Very lovely decorations!

I hope you have a fabulous New Years!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh, how sweet!
I clicked on quite a few of the photos to see them more closely ~ thank you for sharing your friends' lovely decor.
I, for one, am not ready to let Christmas go just yet this year...

Anonymous said...

what fabulous displays and collections... that was nice of her to let us see too!!! thank you!

Betty said...

Oh Wow! Oh Wow! What a wonderful collection!!

Rochelle said...

I just love their stuff! Those little gnomes are so cute!
Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Everything is just wonderful. I loved seeing the collections and little vignettes...hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Becky! I'm running a few days late and having a marvelous time catching up on all the lovely pics and posts I was too busy to read during most of December.

I absolutely LOVE the framed Santa portrait, and am sitting here wishin' I'd seen it early enough to do something similar myself for 2008, and am also planning ahead for how to do it in 2009. I'm also now toying with the idea of dedicating a special wall space to a monthly/seasonal/holiday framed *something* that would get changed each month, just like turning the page on the calendar.

Thanks for the inspiration, and have a blessed 2009!

Victoria & Lulu

Connie said...

How sweet are your collections. You must have been collecting these for years. You did such a great job organizing everything, too. I love it all.

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Rose of Sharon said...

Oh I'm drooling! You have fabulous things! I love the old German santas and your huge celluloid collection......oh my goodness...Wow!

Hugs, Sharon