How lovely are thy branches.
We chose a live tree this year and it smells SO good.
Next to the tree is an antique buffet that has another family treasure on it.
Not only Santa (another from my Russian collection)
but his sleigh...and...
8 tiny reindeer.
The sleigh and reindeer are from Thailand and have been in our family for a long time. My parents purchased it there when my Dad was in the Army. We moved there was I was just 2 months old. I hit a milestone birthday next month with a 4 in it so that tells you how old this little treasure is.
And under the tree is another favorite family piece. It is German and we used it for many years to place under the tree when I was growing up as a tree skirt or mat. I am using it this year to lay in a large basket that will soon be full of presents (if I can get to wrapping).
I still find colored tree lights to be as dreamy and wonderful as I
did when I was a little girl laying under the tree with the kitty looking up at the branches.
Do you have all your presents wrapped?
Common Ground (Vintage Christmas)
2805 (Christmas Trees)
French Country Cottage (Christmas Vignettes)
There is so much to see!