Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Holiday Homes Tour 2012 - how familiar!

We managed it much earlier than last year - we decorated on Dec 22 last year. Just so you can see how little we change from year to year, here's:
 All our wee bits and pieces: revolving presents (from the German Christmas market in Birmingham a few years ago), candle, Nativity scene, Lego snowglobe, Playmobil Nativity pieces, wooden Nativity scene (Birmingham Christmas market again), glass candle holder decorated by daughter at Guides last week, and our Habitat Christmas lights tree.
 My Hotel Chocolat Advent Calendar, won on Kelloggsville's blog.
 Tree lurching forwards
 Snowmen, son's Lego Advent Calendar, and Santa
Goldfish crackers, sent to us from the US by the very host of this Holiday Homes Tour- not exactly decorations but part of Christmas! The children are rationing themselves to make them last, we don't have these in the UK.
 Glass bells from Austria
Back when I had time to cross stitch, I made this. That's our Marie Curie jar to the right, where we are collecting coins (as are all our Brownies) for Marie Curie Cancer Care till next March.
The Christmas Minas Tirith sitting on our Christmas tablecloth (which isn't on the table yet, too much homework to be done at that table between now and a dressed up table)
 The tree
 The Christmas Pterodactyl in the Christmas barbed wire.

These are our traditions!

 Be sure to check in with Jen to see who else is participating in the 2012 Holiday Homes Tour.


smalltownme said...

I'm shocked for 2 reasons, 1) you are done decorating so soon and 2) no goldfish crackers?

Jen said...

Much better organised this year! And yes, we don't have them here, except if you go to an American store, there is one in London.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

The Pterodactyl cracks me up.

I'm so glad the Goldfish were such a hit.

Laura CYMFT said...

What lovely traditions. The dinosaur one I've never heard of LOL

fivegoblogging said...

I love your pterodactyl! Very festive :D

JanMary @ www.janmary.com said...

Happy Christmas and thanks for the tour - I remember you from last year too :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Sweet! It's like a global museum of holiday awesomeness.

Janet said...

Love the Minas Tirith and the tablecloth it's on! Beautiful tree and decorations :-)

Patience_Crabstick said...

Christmas Minas Tirith? That's hilarious.

Susan said...

We have a papier mache pig which we adorn with antlers each year - so I relate to the pterodactyl tradition!

Kim Kasch said...

Dinosaurs at Christmas - who would've thot? :D

I love the Goldfish best of all tho'

So much fun to share different traditions from different places :D

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I haven't cross-stitched in years, but that makes me want to take it up again!

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