Thursday, December 13, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Please come in out of the cold and join me in Yuletide song as I show you some of my Christmas decorations...

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, With lush green boughs unchanging-
green when the summer sun is bright, and when the forest's cold and white. 

(This is my feather tree that was featured in this years Victorian Homes Christmas issue.)
To see that post click here.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, with lush green boughs unchanging! ...


Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la!


"Tis the season to be jolly. Fa la la la la, la la la la! ...


Joy to the world! The Lord is come. Let earth receive her King.


Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room, And Heav'n and Nature sing, And Heav'n and Nature sing,
And Heav'n, and Heav'n and Nature sing.

(the bird is an antique little paper booklet called "The Christmas Chirp". It has a really cute story inside. The hummingbirds and nest dome was an Ebay find several years ago.)

Hark! The herald angels sing, ...


"Glory to the newborn King! Peace on Earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled."
Joyful all ye nations, rise! Join the triumph of the skies. With th'angelic host proclaim,
"Christ is born in Bethlehem!"

(The above manger scene is Hallmark, 1988 and 89. The camels are bone china. The vintage angels are an auction find and are like a paper mache material and marked Germany, they are very delicate and so sweet!)

Angels we have heard on high, Sweetly singing o'er the plains;


And the mountains, in reply, Echoing their joyous strains:


Gloria in excelsis Deo, Gloria in excelsis Deo! 
Come to Bethlehem and see, Him whose birth the angels sing.
Come adore on bended knee Christ the Lord, our newborn King.

(the above manger tucked in the branches is a Sunday School craft that my son made when he was little)


Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head. 
The stars in the heavens looked down where He lay, the little Lord Jesus, asleep in the hay.


(below is a message from me, not a song)

In the midst of all the hub bub and chaos of the season 
let us not forget that this little babe was born to save the world. 
Jesus is the reason for the season.

And now for the last song of the night.

We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas, 
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

(Antique postcard from my collection.)

Glad Tidings we bring to you and your kin.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


I am linking up to the following parties...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy at DWELLINGS
INSPIRE ME TUESDAY with Marty at A STROLL THRU LIFE
A RETURN TO LOVELINESS with Kathy at A DELIGHTSOME LIFE
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME with Marie Elena at OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
HOME with Sandi at ROSE CHINTZ COTTAGE
WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY with Patti at IVY AND ELEPHANTS
TREASURE HUNT THURSDAY with Pamela at FROM MY FRONT PORCH TO YOURS
HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy at A DELIGHTSOME LIFE

26 comments:

  1. Wow! GinaB, you did an awesome job on your decorations, especially that beautiful feather tree!
    Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Merry Christmas to you, Gina! Lovely post as always. Your home looks beautifully festive. The photo of your beautifully adorned feather tree was especially eye-catching.

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  3. We all need a little Christmas and I am so glad I have gotten yours. Love the candles on the feather tree. I could not find mine, in the bottom of a box, to much trouble. Love and Sissy kisses. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  4. Oh, just gorgeous, Gina! Your Victorian Christmas is just fabulous. I love the feather tree, but the dome with humming birds and nest are my favorite. You have the best finds, and a real eye for displaying them.
    Hugs and happy holidays,
    Patti

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  5. I love your Christmas decorations, Gina. Your home is lovely!..Christine

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  6. Gorgeous decor Gina. I love your feather tree. It's very magical. you have certainly decked your house out in the lovely
    Christmas spirit.

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  7. Belle deorazioni!Amo il tuo primo albero vintage!Baci,Rosetta

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  8. Dear Gina,
    Your home is stupendous! Just beautiful! Although we "live and love" different eras, we are a lot alike---Love to find my bargains! Oh, and our beloved yorkies! Have you seen my two on my blog and read past posts on how we 'adopted' them, etc.?
    I am so glad you are 'visiting' me, and that I found your blog as well~
    Happy Christmas from New Hampshire~
    Mary
    http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

    (Hope you will stop over to see our 4th annual '18thc. Christmas Past in the Old Brown Cape' photo gallery now up on our website:
    www.thecountryladyantiques.com

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  9. Your rooms were just made for Christmas! A gorgeous setting for your trees. I feel like I just peered into a storybook!

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  10. Gina, your home decorated for the holiday season is so inviting. At every turn, the eye is drawn to take a closer look. Especially love all the angels and nativity scenes reflecting the true meaning of the season.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Debra

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  11. Hi Gina,
    Oh cangrats on your tree being in a magazine, it is picture perfect! I just love the little candle lights:-)
    Merry Christmas!
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  12. Gina I love your feather tree! Hubby and I were in an antique store today that you would've loved. Tons of feather trees and other old fashioned trees - all loaded with vintage ornaments. I felt like a kid in a candy store. I just couldn't believe all the ornaments they had! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  13. Gina,
    I am FINALLY getting around to do some visiting!! I love the feather tree!! Stunning!!
    I have some of the cherub ornaments that you have shared. I use mine for Valentine's Day trees....
    Everything looks so pretty and festive!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  14. Beautiful! Your home is gorgeous, love how you have your feather tree decorated.
    Happy Christmas
    Betsy

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  15. Gina,
    I had to come back for a second look...
    The gold cherubs that you have hanging on the garland on the stair railing ( from Michael's, right/) are some of the ornaments that i use on my red and gold Valentine's Day tree in the LR. I got them for 90% off at 19 cents each!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  16. Dear Gina ..I'm so glad that I got a peek at your lovely christmas trees...before the end of the decorative season... Everything is so beautiful and in full regalia of a Victorian home. The ornaments are delightful and I must say that I too have afew of the same little cherubs adorning my trees. Does that mean that we're ' vintage" ( ha ha)... Thank You for sharing and inspiring my heart...ENJOY the New year and please drop over again for tea at the " Grand Lady "... Blessings xoxoxox

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  17. Hi Gina,
    Your feather tree is great! I really enjoyed your Chrismas blog! Excellent!
    Karen (and Kevin)

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  18. Beautiful Victorian decorating! Love the songs in between....lovely post! Visiting from Amaze Me Monday....and you did!

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  19. Beautiful job decorating, loved the feather tree and all the beautiful warm colors you used. Everything looks wonderful, very traditional and warm. You have a beautiful home.
    Sandy

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  20. Gorgeous, all your trees are fantastic. I love the candle lights, they are amazing. Thanks tons for lining to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Your feather tree is just exquisite! I have been looking for one for donkey's years, but so far with no result. However looking at yours is almost as wonderful as owning one myself (ALMOST!!!)

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  22. WOW! Your candle tree is amazing! So much to drool over. :)
    I love Victorian style and I am anxious to see the rest of your home.
    Merry Christmas!
    ~Liz
    P.S. I'm your newest follower. :)

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  23. Gina, your home looks wonderful all decorated for Christmas. Your feather tree is amazing! How beautifully decorated it is and congratulations for it being featured in RH magazine! Thank you for sharing your lovely post at my HOME and have a wonderful day.

    Christmas blessings,
    Gina

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  25. Such stunning decorations! So glad I found you Gina :) Like Sandi, I'm especially fond of your feather tree. It so amazing to me how something so old and so fragile can withstand the test of time. Happy Christmas! Diana (Adirondack Girl @ Heart)

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  26. So Victorian! Absolutely gorgeous! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    kathy

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