Sunday, November 13, 2011

Twelve days of Christmas

12 days of Christmas tree sits right next to my desk

A drummer drumming

A lord a leaping

A swan a swimming, a partridge hidden in the tree,
and a peek at a lady dancing

A few shelf sitters and danglers here and there
 playing in the room

On the other side of the room, another skinny tree 
tucked next to the bookcase.

Lots of Santas and elves

The ornaments and figures here are all 
from the House of Hatten
designed by Denise Calla in the late 80's.
My collection is quite large, 
too many pieces for this tiny room
but I love them, so I display as many as I can.
I hope someday one of the kids 
will want the collection.
Meanwhile until 2012 I can enjoy them
each time I sit down at the computer.

The bedrooms are also finished,
what remains is the main living room
 and dining room.
That takes a full day, oops, 
it takes today, so I had better get started.
In case you are wondering I put up
11 trees this year
3 - 3'
2 - 4'
3 - 5'
2 - 7'
1 - 8'
but who is counting?


D.B. said...

Love, love, love House of Hatten! I have a few of these ornaments but not as many as I would like. Twelve Days of Christmas is my thing!

Bead and Needle said...

You, are amaZing! Can't wait to see them, tomorrow...I probably won't want to leave!

time worn interiors said...

Really looking festive around your house! Love it! I'll do good to get one tree up at my house! I just trying to get my normal stuff back on the walls and in cupboards, making some progress today!


Robin Larkspur said...

It is remarkable how you can have all those trees up and decorated and your home does not look cluttered and clustered and crammed. Everything looks so very charming and cozy. I love your book shelves/book case, and I do believe I spied with my little eye the Harry Potter books! I enjoy the glimpses you give us of your delightful home!

Di said...

Beautiful, loving you for sharing your decorations and jealous you have a head start. Di

sissie said...

You have surrounded yourself with lovely things and the twelve days of Christmas tree is so pretty.

Keep showing us all your pretty Holiday lovelies.


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh my goodness really go all out for the best time of year !!!!
I love your decorations....they are perfect. Fun but tasteful.
It is my favourite time of the year but, I don't put our decorations up until the second week of December !!
I will look forward to each and every post that you do on the lead up to Christmas. XXXX

Marcela para Colorin Colorado said...

I still think that you lost your Christmas marbles...11??? I get tired just thinking about it....and I'm not even thinking about all the packing after Santa is gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Boston Lady said...

I am coveting not just your Christmas decorations, but your bookcases and books, not to mention the extremely cool ladder! I have to make it through Thanksgiving before concentrating on Christmas, but I know you have some special events to motivate you. Just fantastic! Ann

Olive Cooper said...

Z, that shot of the book case and the skinny tree is magical. Eleven trees? I think I have done something when I put up two and drag all my stuff out. I bow in the presence of greatness. O

Razmataz said...

No wonder you have so many rubbermaids in your garage! And 11 trees?????? I am lucky to get one up...

It all looks fabulous.

C. Joy said...

Beautiful. We only do two trees. I'm looking forward to decorating after Thanksgiving. Right now I'm off to play with my camera and see if I can take pictures that don't show the dust - if I can't fix the camera I'll have to break down and actually do a bit of housework. Your photos are so inspiring. Enjoy this week. Joy

Blondie's Journal said...

This is incredibly beautiful, Suzan! I love the shelf danglers. And all the sparkle and shine. You did a wonderful job...I can imagine how long this must take, but all worth it. So magical!


TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh, but for a home that could accommodate 11 trees....of any size! More so, the amazing gift you have to do what you do with them. It's purely and simply magical....I'm in Christmas love (and that's the best kind you know!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Pooch Purple Reign said...

ah-MA-zing book shelf/library
your house looks beautiful

Kit said...

You and your many trees! I just love that you love it so much. They are just beautiful! But I am really loving your bookcase with the bench on top. Very cool! Kit

Bead and Needle said...

P.S. Boy, I love that new little button/link on your sidebar, "Artists For Respect"...grabbed it myself and threw it on my own blog...wish I would have had it a few years back! Thanks, Z...Tanya

lana said...

Ok, I'm jealous!! I completely agree with the comments about your BEAUTIFUL bookcases, the ladder, the "skinny" tree and your overall look of coziness and peace. Wow. Your hard work and style really zing!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Upon my word...your home is absolutely magical!!!!


Cindy said...

I LOVE your home! So pretty and cozy. I am guessing Christmas is your favorite time of year? I will do to get a tree up a week before Christmas! Love all of your collections. Can't wait to see tomorrows post!

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh those ornaments are wonderful! I have a skinny prelit tree like that in my bedroom. I don't decorate it though...just enjoy the twinkling lights! I am so showing this post to Jim...he thinks I am crazy having 4 trees!

Anonymous said...

I love your Christmas decorations. I thought I was the only lunatic- I've got you beat- I already have 12 trees up with one more real one to go! I don't have a blog but my friends do (52 Flea,Evi's Country Snippets and Maynard Greenhouse)-my house at christmas frequently shows up on their blogs. Love your style.

Joanne said...

What a pretty tree to have beside your desk. Christmas is such a wonderfully visual time, and so inspiring too ... Enjoy that tree!