Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Merry E.Michels Christmas to You

5 days, 5 hours and 55 minutes from now my house will be a tattered mess of wrapping paper shrapnel—if my Snoopy countdown clock can be trusted.  So, I thought I would welcome you to my home today while the candy canes remain uneaten and the cinnamon scented candles haven’t burned down to charred wax.  Pull up a chair, have some coffee with your Baileys and I’ll give you the nickel tour. 

My tree is decorated in ornaments inspired by the Victorian Era, red beads, poinsettia blossoms and a few hand painted and poorly glued ornaments that were made with love and match nothing.  *grins* Like the rest of my house my tree is very traditional.  I like the old world, eclectic look of antiques mixed with clean lines of cottage décor…Oh dear, someone stop me before I start calling rooms spaces and referring to the hand and twist of carpet. 

Meet my little member of the Queen’s Guard.  He keeps order on my tree and never laughs even if you do silly things right in front of him.  I bought him in a gift shop in London when I was 18 and he still makes me smile.

These are my cookie ornaments.  I collect gingerbread men, ladies, houses and pretty much anything else gingerbread.  Similar yummy decorations can be seen in every room of my house. 

It was a childhood dream of mine to have a tree decorated in candy with popcorn garland.  I added this tree to my décor last year.  My candy tree makes me ridiculously happy, especially with the chef’s hat on top.  I mean, seriously, how cute is that? Love it!

Mr. Alpha Male and I started collecting Dept. 56 Dickens Village years ago.  Every year we get a new piece to add to our collection.  This year we got a bookstore!  Fitting right?  Our collection is starting to go from small hamlet to village now.  One day I hope it fills a room!  

Thanks for stopping by to visit for Christmas.  I hope you and yours have a peaceful and joyous holiday.

xx – E. Michels


Virginia Farmer said...

Oh Beth, your decorations are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing. I absolutely love your candy cane and popcorn tree! What a cool idea! Merry Christmas!

Heather McGovern said...

You know I'm a fan of your kitchen tree. I love treat themed trees. =) The chef's hat makes it.
Our Christmas decor really does fit who we are. The truth will always find a way out!

Enjoy the holiday season in your Old World Cottage! If you need me, I'll be running the Horse & Hound Pub in the Dickens Village. ;-)

Elizabeth Michels said...

Thanks so much for tree love, ladies. :) Next year I'm going to try to make gingerbread presents with candy bows to go around the base of the kitchen tree...of course I said that last year too. LOL Merry Christmas y'all!

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