Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Reuse decorations...

I just read an article about this year's decorations at the White House.  They really are beautiful and as a bonus 90% of them were re-used from prior years.
Santa on books - 1991, Maryland
Which got me to thinking about how many of my decorations were "re-used."
Russian carved santa - Moscow, 1993
This year, except for the Poinsettias almost all of my decorations have made prior appearances!
Santa Smoker, Germany 1984
When I traveled often I bought a Santa almost every year so I have santas from Germany, Russia, England, Poland, New Mexico, Virginia...well, lots and lots of places!
A lighthouse star from my Mom, 2005
My tree ornaments range from German, New England seaside, to scottie dogs (yes lots of scotties!)

Plus a few sewing related....tiny thimble ornaments!
Christmas Music Magazine, 1927 (framed in 2010)
I even change out some of the pictures on the walls.


Today I'm making some fun table runners using Cowboy and truck fabrics...

need to add a few new things to the mix!

11 comments:

Vic in NH said...

What a wonderful Santa collection, thanks for showing it here for us! Merry Christmas!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Haven't seen the White House Christmas special this year--wouldn't it be wonderful to have a team of decorators descend on your house and transform it in one day. Oh well, a girl can dream

Gypsy Quilter said...

Ohhh, I'm really liking the red trucks. Thanks for sharing some of your treasures.

Janet O. said...

I like to hear that the White house is reusing decorations. I always do and it doesn't seem to bother my guests! : )
Love the Santa collection from your travels. And the framed music magazine is a great idea. I have some vintage sheet music of Christmas songs that would look great framed. Problem would be where to hang them. : )

Candace said...

To me, part of the joy of Christmas is seeing the same decorations from year to year. I can't imagine getting new decorations every year. Maybe add in a few new things, but I want to see those older, much loved pieces from the past.

cityquilter grace said...

that is part of the magic of christmas, nostalgic decorations to revisit every year...

Tonya Ricucci said...

all wonderful!

Barb said...

wonderful decorations. I also love to see my favorites every year.
Merry Christmas!

AnnieO said...

Love the variety! I have used many of my decorations year after year but somehow new ornaments always find their way into the mix, as well as new handmade items. I have made a ton of table runners for others, but have a blank spot on my own table! Time to remedy that :)

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