Friday, December 20, 2019

Christmasing in the Den

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I'm trying to show you all of my Christmasing before the big day gets here.
Hurry, hurry, hurry I say!
 This is our den. You've not seen this room in our new house before so Christmas time is a good time to show you!
 This room is located behind our living room and shares the fireplace with the living room. So if we light a fire - it's visible from the living room and the den! Yea! This is a long narrow room and it's been a little hard to decorate. You see the window is nice but it's very high and lets in the light. I think the reason it is so high is because of privacy. It keeps us from looking right into our neighbor's house and it keeps them from being a Pepping Tom to us. So it works. I really didn't have to put up any window coverings but I just think that finishes a window. You know I still have nekked windows in this house but will eventually get them taken care of when I decide what I want to do.
 Here you can see that it's narrow and above where the TV is that big ole opening into the living room. I hate that! But hopefully in time we can get someone out here to close the wall and try to get it to match the other shelf side in the living room. Nothin's perfect y'all.
 Okie doke. See that little love seat? It's new and makes out into a twin bed. My beloved olive green chenille covered sofa for the den would just not fit in here! It was too big. So we gave it away. I cried a couple of tears and then got over it. I probably could hang a larger picture behind the sofa but just opted for the little seasons painting we got in Germany many years ago.

If you know me you know I'm a cross stitcher and here is my Christmas cross stitch wall . That's my chair on the bottom right side where I go to town stitching.
 Here's a simple little arrangement sitting in a tray on the coffee table. Santa Claus is coming to town!
This is the other side of the room. I've never had two mantels before and it's kinda fun! As I've said, I did get rid of so much of my things - Christmasing things included so everything on the mantel is new, except the mantel clock, mirror and wreath!
 I made this a Santie mantel to please my grandbabies as I will poke them on the little sofa bed in here when they com. I've been stitching the Prairie Schooler yearly Santas. They've been putting out a yearly pattern since around 1989 so I have a few more to go!  :) I've hung the ones I've stitched, I have one more to add, on the garland
 Here's the little hearth. Old familiar things here. You can see right through to the living room. This is a nice feature of the fireplace.

I found these two trees and three Santies at Hobby Lobby just for the mantel. I poked in some picks and I was done. I added lights to the garland. Lights on...
 Lights off!
 Now on to Edra. She wouldn't fit anywhere else in this house so she sits here. She requested to be Christmased up also so I went to town.
 I've told you I got rid of my dollhouses and one day I was in JoAnn's and saw that little birdhouse and just had to have it since it looked like a little bitty dollhouse. I need to put a stained glass window in that hole. Wouldn't that look cute? It was perfect for my two little Tiny Tildas. I gave them a Christmas tree - they love it. An angel band came to play and I wish there was sound because then you could hear my Tiny Tildas singing Ave Maria accompanied by the angel band! It's glorious! :)
 They are just so musical and cute - all at the same time.
 Then I poked down these soft blue and white ceramic pieces. The little girl sitting by the fire playing and a bunch of Santies from all around the world. Edra is decked out and she loves her Christmas look.
Now you know what I'm going to say - Willow is my most precious little Christmas ornament in here. She and her curly little self want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little 

The Christmas Song

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots, with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you 
~ sung by Nat King Cole