Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas mantle #2.

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This is the mantle in my living room. I needlepointed the stockings for Robert and the children. Notice that mine is missing. That would be because it sits, grossly unfinished and untouched, in a bag in my closet. It is a beautiful canvas, and I need to either finish it myself or admit that I'm never going to and pay someone to do it for me. {sigh}

The little stockings on the right belong to our cats, Percy and Ginny. Dots picked those out, and then she and Daddyman beaded the cats' initials on them.

Also in my living room is my collection of crystal ornaments from Tiffany. Each year I buy one for myself and one for my little namesake, Eloise, who lives in Birmingham. The year that we celebrated my 40th birthday in New York, I gave the candy cane ornament to each of the couples who joined us there as a remembrance of the weekend.

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I have some Tiffany porcelain ornaments displayed on our coffee table.

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Oh, how I love Christmas!

11 comments:

annechovie said...

Your house is looking beautiful! Love your mantel and stockings!

Laura said...

So very pretty!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love Christmas too! Your mantle looks so pretty. The greens are simple and perfect. And I am impressed that you have any needlepointed stockings...my needlepoint hasn't seen the light of day in 6 months and clearly would not be up to the challenge of making a stocking for each member of the family!
Carrie

JoAnn said...

ooooh, it's all so pretty! Tell me about the branches with gold balls standing on the hearth.

Kappa Prep said...

Your home looks wonderful! Needlepointing can be so time consuming so I do not blame you for not finishing your stocking. I think someone through Needle in a Haystack does them. When I was there about a month ago a woman was picking up three that were done and paying for them. So asked to write a thank you note for all the lady's hard work so I assume you might be able to take it there!

Rachel said...

Your house looks beautiful! Can you come help me decorate mine?

The 5 Bickies said...

You have such beautiful collections and decorations! I love your mantle. Your stockings are wonderful...don't give up on yours!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh...I LOVE it too! Our anniverary (20 this year) is Christmas eve. THAT'S how much we love it!

but...you NEED your stocking up there...pronto! Pay, buy do what you need. But for Heavens sake...join the family!

It is certainly Christmas at your abode!

The Mrs. said...

Everything looks wonderful! I looove those stockings! Your mantle looks divine!

3 Peanuts said...

Eloise,

It all looks beautiful!

Darlene said...

Your mantle is absolutely beautiful. I lOVE those Tiffany ornaments displayed on your small tree...just beautiful. I browsed through your blog and enjoyed it tremendously. Your home is FABULOUS! I'm going to add you to my favorites so I don't miss anything!