Sunday, December 18, 2011

deck the halls... room 3

christmas times for dreaming
thoughts of long ago
holidays of childhood
memories all aglow
-alice kennelly roberts

i love our tree in the family room. at night when the tree is lit we turn all other lights off and enjoy the glisten, the glitter, the peace. i used huge ornaments this year. the santa's are 12" high, the glitter gifts are 10" square, the bulbs are 6 and 8" round. it is glorious at night.

twas the night before christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. when, what to my eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer, with a little old driver, so lively and quick, i knew in a moment it must be st. nick... his eyes how they twinkled! his dimples how merry! his cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

we must not forget about frosty the snowman, he was a jolly happy soul
with a corn cob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal. he was a fairy tale they say but, we all know how he came to life one day, there must have been some magic in that old silk cap they found, for when they placed it on his head he began to dance around...
i have a love for glass ornaments and in the past couple of years i have been collecting and studying them. i love how they vary in size, weight, glisten, and history.