When you have Grandchildren you decorate for them. Usually this buffet has the entire village up, but this year, I went with a snow and our favorite things theme.
Unpolished family and thrift store silver softly reflects the lights. The white weasels are Royal Copenhagen from my family's collection.
A dapper mouse ski's on the snow, while Santa floats in a boat.
A sugarplum fairy, vintage trees, a plastic scene, an old chalkware Santa, and mice all occupy my buffet forest.
Two polar bears nestle under a dome, while birds, shelter below.
The Nisse elf (representing Scandinavia), is one of an old series of Santa's around the world, issued by Carson Pirie Scott in the 1990s. I have several. I have two Rudy's, one from my husbands grandparents, and one from mine.
We can pretend it is Rudolph and clarice. The Ty baby, is the Grand's and she always wants it in the decorations.
Mama Bear and baby, play in the sparkling snow---they are Royal copenhagen from my family.
The sweet bird, is one of the last gifts I gave my mom.
Back in the forest, a sweet fairy does her magic.
Only a few feet away is the Christmas tree. This is the first year with all glass ornaments in quite awhile. We downsized the tree last year, and it has wonderful open spaces to showcase our collection.
In an Antique fenced stand, a few toys lurk before presents are banked around the tree.
My 19th Century spinning wheel, has a few decorations. I still have elves to find that will play on this.
Hoping your Christmas is filled with Nostalgia, Whimsy and Love.
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Thank you for your cooperation, Sandi Magle
I will be sharing at these fine Parties!
thank you for sharing such a wonderful post, you truly warmed my heart !
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas,
and a New Year filled with Love, Peace and many Blessings,
Oh, thank-you Danny, the same to you and all your lovely posts. It is about memories and family for us here. Peace to you and yours, SandiReplyDelete
It is absolutely adorable in every single way, Sandy. Your little grand is going to fall in love with the magic of it all.ReplyDelete
Merriest of Christmases to you. I hope it's beautiful. (Please don't forget to enter my anniversary drawing on Marmelade Gypsy!)
Wonderful Christmas pictures!Your Royal Copenhagen bears and weasels are just fabulous!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!ReplyDelete
Thank you, I try and use them in the winter as focal points somewhere!Delete
Sandi, I love your sweet Christmas forest! I did not have one of those Rudh's, but a friend sent me one in a blog swap. Love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.ReplyDelete
I was so rushed at Christmas---Thanks so much Jann, have a Happy New Year!Delete
Hi Sandi, just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC today.ReplyDelete
I really like your new decorative designs! it's so beautiful so much and good idea on site.ReplyDelete