Monday, December 19, 2011

a first peek at Christmas here on 34th street...

i'll try my best to give you a  proper view.
the weather has been dark so light is a challenge.
let's start where i finished...the dining room!

can you believe it's five days until Christmas and the farm table is clear?
...well,  for the moment! 

Saturday night, i finished the kindergarten angels.

on Sunday morning, i made a simple little garland with some found items
around the house. i used some of our vintage tiny tinsel garland
from Anthropologie.  i love it's nostalgic look!

this year i added silver jingle bells tied on loosely with hemp twine.
 ( i used the crochet hook to pull the hemp through the loopholes on the bells.)
i have a ton of upholstery ticking that i purchased two years ago when a fabric store
 went out of business. so... i made some little regalia flags!

the chandie holds the kindergarten angels, some paper graphic
(coasters) from CAKE Vintage,  a beautiful sparkly Angel card that
i received from Rachel at 425,  

"Silent Night, Holy Night"
and the amazing rag Christmas hymn rag balls
that were made by Marlene!

our manger scene is very sweet and simple. do you see the bunny
keeping Baby Jesus warm and cozy?

on the farm table...i decided to create a mini marshmallow world.

it's a perfect little yummy vignette for a few of our Christmas village people to
hang out. could that be Loretta Young and Cary Grant?
 the Bishop's Wife is one of my favorite classic Christmas movies.

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you may be wondering...
why does Lynne refer to her little angels as kindergarten angels?
this morning, i will also show you the top of our tree. there perched
 are my two very favorite kindergarten angels.

they were made by Chrislyn and Jay in 1988  and  1989.
don't you love the big smiles? i love Jay's green apple cheeks!

the pretty ornament next to the angels was given to Mr D and i by his
mother Rita on our first Christmas.  she passed away soon after.
she was a nurse. she worked in labor and delivery!
 her precious gift has hung on the highest limb ever since.

today's post is dedicated  to Chrislyn and Jay's Grandma Rita
and  to their  kindergarten teacher,
Mrs. Hutchins. both have  passed from
this world, but  have touched our lives and the lives of many...forever!

"Always have room in your home for some 
 Christmas miracles!"

Merry Christmastime!



  1. Love it! Your chandy sure is handy for switching things up for the seasons and you always come up with the cutest ideas. LOVE the marshmallow trees :)

  2. Your chandy is absolutely incredible! I love it! I'm crazy about your marshmallow world too.

  3. I love your chandelier!! Everything looks beautiful! Hoping you have a wonderful holiday season!

  4. Hi Lynn,

    I love your decorated home! Those kindergarten angels are just darling! Loved the story behind them too! :) Looks like you are all ready for Christmas - I however, am still behind! lol Merry Christmas to you!!!