Martin and I brought the tree in this morning to get things going on the decorations . As you can see we had some additional technical support making sure the stand was straight!
"a little to the left dad!"
The Martin went shopping and left me with the rest .I took my time and got most of it done
My snow baby display
the view from the dining room to the kitchen
(last year , my nativity sat there , but as I said then the shoe box I had made for a creche was pretty dilapidated , and it did not come down well. hoping to make a new one for this year )
A whimsical display of bears
My Christmas village and Santa train
My Carousel display , the Calliope is a little temperamental after 25 years and only plays at one volume (used to be able to turn it down or mute )but it is still going strong
My dining room table
And it just is not Christmas until my Grandma Horricks ' church is set out .It plays Silent night , when you wind it up. and sometimes during a particularly magical moment it plays all on its own!
I have a few other displays set up , but it was dark when I was done and they don't photograph well in poor light .
Anyhow we are getting caught up , still have the cards to write and some baking to do ,but it seems manageable .
Stay safe and warm my friends