Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Stitch - Christmas Decorations - Big Tree and Media Center

Design - "Four Reindeer"
Chart - "Reindeer Roundup" #182
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - 32 count Lambswool linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 20 December 2014
Completed - 21 December 2014
This has a pretty simple finish for an ornament suggested. Maybe after the holidays I should try it!

Onward with the Christmas Decorations Tour.

I didn't go totally overboard with the Media Center this year and left three shelves of books. 

This is a display of my winter themed Emma Bridgewater mugs.

On the left side is my collection of hand-carved wooden Santa, on the right is my sister's hoard of Santa.

And here's my Mom's winter-themed collection of Emma Bridgewater mugs.  

This year my sister bought a new and larger tree for the living room.  

She has a nice collection of Christopher Radko hand-blown glass ornaments which have not seen the light of day the past few Christmases.

The details are amazing.

She has several Santas and snowmen.

I find this Harlequin bunny to be charming. 

She has nutcrackers, angles, reindeer, and churches too.

Now I need to ferry down my wrapped gifts and set them under the lovely tree.


cucki said...

Wow the tree is so pretty and your cross stitch too x

Pam in IL said...

Everything looks so lovely and inviting!

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Wesołych Świąt!

Carol said...

How cute is your latest finish, Beth!! And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those handcarved Santas that you and your sister collect... Your media center display looks great :)

Melody said...

Beth, your decorations are beautiful. I love the Emma Bridgewater mugs!! Your Santas are nice as well. The reindeer ornament is cute too.

Von said...

Your home is all dressed and ready for the holidays! Please enjoy each moment and have a very Merry Christmas!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

So beautiful!!

Maggee said...

I don't even know if I told you how much I liked the Tante Zolder ornament, but I did... and this one is great also! Love the Emma Bridgewater mugs too... Oh heck, love it all! Ha!

Ruth said...

It's DEFINITELY Christmas at your house! Everything is so beautiful -- enjoy your lovely holiday. (Oh, and I love the herd of deer!)

Margaret said...

How many Radkos does she have? Oh I just love Radko ornaments. lol! We have quite a few, but not as many as your sister by a long shot! There are some really cool ones on her tree! Love all the decorating -- the Emma mugs are to die for! And they are a great way to remember your special trip too! Love your stitched finish too!

Wanda said...

Beth, I have just read the last three days' posts and all I can say is 'wow, I just love it'! You and your family have beautiful collections.I laughed out loud when you commented that you don't cook much - me too, but I do love to bake.

Frances N said...

I love that reindeer ornament! I have that chart and must stitch it! So cute!
Your tree and decorations are just lovely! I am such a Radko fan--I have a number of them and usually put them on a separate "glass" tree, but I just didn't get that one up this year....I'm disappointed but will definitely do that one first next year! I also love that bunny ornament--I haven't seen it but it is wonderful!
Merry Christmas!

Shebafudge said...

Gorgeous decorating and those ornaments are wonderful!

AJ said...

Absolutely beautiful! I share your love of stitching and Emma Bridgewater:)