A Few of My Favorite Things

Christmas decorThe door is open so come on in for a few of my favorite things.  No, they’re not whiskers on kittens or snowflakes on mittens but some things that hold special memories and make me smile.

nativityThe piano has become a display of nativities all gathered together for the first time in several years.

nativityThis was my very first one bought early in my marriage from a store long closed.  I loved the simplicity of this one, just some wooly sheep protectively gathered round a baby.   If you look closely, you will see that the dog liked it too as the sheeps’ legs are lovingly chewed!

nativitynativitynativityThe collection is eclectic (surprised?), mostly from numerous holiday shows in which I showed my handwoven pieces.

nativityNone are large, but this one is particularly small with the figures being about the size of a finger joint.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMoving from nativities to angels, I’m laughing out loud wondering how many years ago I made these gals and what I was thinking when doing their faces.  They have been in a closet for a very long time, but I’m so glad to have rediscovered them as they definitely add quirkiness to the season.

Christmas decorAnd then there are the Santas sitting on the breakfast table.  I’m a sucker for clever ideas and love that gourds took on a whole new look.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow, in case you are wondering about those white pumpkins that have appeared here and there since October, here they are!  I had thought to paint them, but why bother when they are fine just the way they are?

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22 thoughts on “A Few of My Favorite Things

  1. Wow, this is so creative. Loving the Santas… and everything!

  2. What a delightfully different & interesting collection, Lulu! It is very obvious that you have an artist’s eye. Beautiful home & beautiful decorations as well.
    Thanks for answering the questions about the doors…I, too, was curious. They are magnificent!!

    1. Thank you. Whether or not I have an artist’s eye is debatable, but I do like a lot of different things!

  3. I love seeing all your eclectic decorations, I love the wooly sheep! And I can’t believe you still have your white pumpkins! Did you do something special to make them last, mine rotted so fast!

  4. Your décor is beautiful! You have so many unique nativity sets. I love seeing them displayed on your piano.

    1. All was well until I lit the candles and wax dripped on the piano!

  5. Wonderful THINGS

    Have a wonderful Christmas
    I added a shot of Nubble on my Folsom Mill Studio should you begin to miss Maine.

  6. You left out the one thing I thought was the favorite–the doors. At first u thought they were covered in wrapping paper, but then not. Please tell about them. Are they the main entry doors, the lanai sliders? Etched glass? As Alycia said, unique. I am a sucker for beautiful front doors. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Linda.

    1. Billie, the doors were done by a glass artist here in Houston. I just let her do whatever she wanted so long as there was some fiber element in her design and this was the result. They are actually more geologic than I would ever have dreamed of them being, but let an artist go and you never know where their head is going to go.
      Merry, merry to you, too.

  7. When I saw “My Favorite Things”, I thought Oprah was going to jump onto the screen and say, “You get a car! And YOU get a car! And YOU get a car!!!” 🙂 A gal can dream!

    That has got to be one of the coolest entryways I have ever seen!!! Those doors! Wow!!! So unique! I have never seen anything even remotely like that here in the staunchy old Midwest!

    Everything looks beautiful! Enjoy your favorite things!!!!

    1. Yes, I kept waiting for Oprah to show up here and when she didn’t I just had to make do!

  8. That wooly sheep nativity is great. Those angel faces are not what I was expecting 🙂

  9. I always liked the wooly sheep nativity. Glad you can laugh at those crazy angel faces all these years later! xo!

  10. Lovely collections indeed!

  11. I love your eclectic collections…they remind me of all your wonderful art.

    1. Thank you, Karen. You did pick up on the fact I am all over the place!

      1. I think you taste in art and decorating is just like your personality…fun!

  12. The Santa gourds are wonderful! What a creative idea. Happy Christmas season. 🙂

  13. I love the pumpkins! My fall pumpkins have found their way into my Christmas decorating also, they are just to pretty to through out. At this point they may make it into Valentine day with a few hearts attached! Happy Holidays!

    1. Who knew pumpkins would last so long and be so useful!

  14. You have a wonderful collection of nativities. I’ve actually been looking. We had one early on in our marriage and the puppy destroyed it. And your angels are beautiful, I like their faces!


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