Thursday, December 23, 2021

From our Home to Yours


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Our Home isn't a showcase, it's small by todays' standards, it isn't new, it isn't full of all the LATEST TRENDS. 
When I started blogging, I promised myself I would stay true to myself. We have Vintage-which really means OLD stuff, LOL, a few NEW things, definitely a lot of GREEN gardening and recycling, and some REDO...fixing what might otherwise be thrown away.

As children of Depression Age Parents...this is the way we were brought up!

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Entering our home--this is the first thing you see. Our sons' two hand plaques from 1976, and our grandgirl's  from 2016. Our home is about Family and friends.
The small angel picture was a gift from a crafter I did shows with. We would often share a hotel room, or even camp-out in the van together to save expenses, for years.

My mother and grandmother kept a home as museums, except for the kitchens. Nothing was to be touched...admired but not touched. 

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Our home, I hope, is more welcoming. I move things around, and I display items which mean something to us.  And everything is able to be touched and used.

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Our holiday mirror display---really a hodge podge, but a curated hodge podge.


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The Fish is my husband's favorite ornament. The bells play continuous music when plugged in, I know we have had those since the early 70's. The horse was handmade by a friend, the reindeer was a gift in need of serious repair job. She is sweet and had been dearly loved, but was in need of rip repair, and an eye, and lots of love.

The brass box is an Arts/Crafts movement piece I picked up maybe 40 years ago. 
The small house is an exact match to our first home in N. Wisconsin. It was a drafty 3-story limestone monstrosity, which we never could quite afford to manage to totally restore---! It was gorgeous though, but a nightmare money pit.

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This stocking was a Hallmark item, Grampa (Hubby) came home with---and plays "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year". The ears flap up and down...and you just can't help but smile when it plays.

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These items are up all year round...I forgot the holly sprig and ribbon I put on the old car horn, found in my grandmother's stash of stuff. (From an early car in the 1910's or so, possibly my great-grandfather's.) The wall is uneven and the mirror had to be hung on a stud, so I have to constantly adjust the balance of items here. 

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This guy is one of a trio of pieces of assembled Vintage put together by a crafter. It makes me smile. The bells were vintage(60's) in a goody bag in a thrift store. I strung them on some green string...just so cute. 

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I love vintage images and old postcards. I have them here and there in the house.


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This little girl I found in a thrift store for $.99. She was broken and her packages had separated. A little hot glue and she's so sweet again. Singing from the Julbok, or Christmas songbook. She's probably Swedish---
but carries a cute little elf (Nisse) too.
She's ME, white hair and all.

Around the corner is our Victorian China Cabinet. 

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This is when thrifting becomes an illness...I bought several at thrift stores and Hubby brought a few home, too. Massed together they are quite fun. I love that these are all the traditional Nutcracker faces. The Majolica Biscuit jar is filled with greens and one poinsettia, and of course lights.!

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The television cabinet has brass candlesticks, some snow and lots of North Pole Polar Bears. Royal Copenhagen bears were gifted from my grandmother early in our marriage (50 years or so ago).

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The white porcelain RC Ermines play in the snow. And a thrift store Snow Baby reads stories to some ducks/penguins?

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Of course the North Pole has to have Santa...this is automated and recites the entire, 'Night Before Christmas.' The reindeer move, it's adorable...another thrift store find for $6.99, it's too much fun and we will play it on Christmas Even.  I filled my stoneware pitcher with greens of ivy and pines, and some snowballs.

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The shelf above the TV has lights and an elf---I have 4 of these made by a crafter and they are just mischievously tucked here and there in the living room.

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I have one girl and 3 boy elves. The ceramic and porcelain dogs are from left: paternal grandmothers', small Terrier was in my grandfather's things, right Spaniel was my maternal grandmothers' and the white Scotty was at my parent's cottage. Not sure where he came from. The Vase is Royal Copenhagen and was my grandmother's. 

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Well it's time for me to move back to the kitchen. I have lots of cooking to do.
The Christmas Pig, has to be cooked, the rice pudding, red cabbage, stuffing, yada, yada, yada!!!

I've already made stuffing, and now have to start on vegetables. We have a refrigerator repair man coming tomorrow---and I can't count on having a space to work. Our fridge is at the end of the island...and well, that's  where we all stand when working at the counter, in front of the fridge!

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Hope everyone has a marvelous Holiday. I'll be taking some time off to play with dolls. You can reach me at my doll blog: 
and Blessings to you All!

Sandi, from OUR Home to Yours!

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14 comments:

  1. Dearest Sandi,
    May the glow of Christmas candles brighten your days and your heart.
    Happy Holidays!
    Much love
    Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

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    1. Oh, Thank you, and hope you have a Happy New Year...hugs, Sandi

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  2. I said the same thing when I started blogging and I'm glad that I have stayed true to me. I'm glad you have too. I loved seeing all the things in your home that are part of your Christmas. So many enchanting photos and sweet things that tell me the kind of wonderful person you are. Merry Christmas to you -- and a joyful holiday.

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    1. Hugs, Jeanie. Sometimes you wonder if you are lost in the fray. But, the comments are so heartening---giving and receiving...what a lucky bunch we are!!! Hugs, Sandi

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  3. Hi Sandi, nothing prettier to my eye than a house full of sentimental memories! I especially love those sweet little hand prints - so adorable. Merry Christmas to you & yours and thank you for your always kind words and blog visits. Jane

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    1. Hi, Jane. Totally love your comments...I guess we just have to stick with what we know! Hugs, and Happy New Year! Sandi

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    1. Thank you for stopping by...the photo you have up of the lady/window is stunning! I couldn't see where to comment, Hugs and Happy New Year!!!Sandi

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  5. A house is just a house until you make it a home, which you have done. Hope you had a Merry Christmas, Sandi!

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    1. Hi, Amy. I hope you had a lovely holiday season with your family! It's true, it was a very special Christmas---the hit was kazoos I put on the table...since my heathens can't remember the words to carols...lol. Hugs, Sandi

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  6. I love to see the trinkets that turn a house into a home. You have some lovely treasures.

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    1. Aw, thank you Cherie. They say you should get rid of what doesn't give you joy---but everything is so tied up in memories...it's really hard...so it becomes a happy cluttered home...LOL. Hugs, Sandi

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