Christmas House Tour 2012 Day 4

and we’re still in the big room.

I thought I’d try to get slightly better photos of some of the things that were flown past in the last post. I’m not sure that these pics are markedly better, but that’s what happens when you mix warring felines and suicidal cameras.

and just so you know: the ailing ONE MONTH OLD Nikon is covered under my insurance but the cost of claiming is more than said camera cost in the first place or the local camera place can send it away to be fixed, at roughly the cost of a new one … so … I bit the bullet, and ordered another one yesterday,which means that you should only have to put up with the lousy pics for a couple of weeks.

Anyway, mooooooving on … in the corner whatnot, near the predominantly blue Arctic Saint Nicholas, are a couple of danish yule plates that escaped from the kitchen, 018


as well as a family [ herd? Does three constitute a herd ? ] of reindeer.

Some marginally better shots of some of the nativities:

this paper one from 1950, printed in the UK051



and if this one was a bit clearer 055

you could see that due to an unpacking incident, poor Joseph has had his head glued back on, the ox has had reconstructive surgery to both ears, and the ass has fared no better.

Over the doorway through to the kitchen is a swag of fake greenery with a few silver ornaments.


The cats that you can barely see, were machine embroidered in gold thread, but gold isn’t really my thing so this year I spray painted them antique silver.

so that’s about it. I’ll leave you with a couple more of the vintage postcards,

059and the advice to rest up tonight my dears, because tomorrow we’re in the kitchen and that’s where it really gets going. 058


4 thoughts on “Christmas House Tour 2012 Day 4

  1. Lynne says:

    Such fun! You really know how to make Christmas something special!

  2. Marigold says:

    Lovely decorating! Love the old postcards!

  3. Val Groombridge says:

    looking good but hope you are taking time out to enjoy your birthday!!! Have a great day and ebjoy!

  4. Rhonda says:

    Gorgeous! And I spotted the Royal Cpenhagen Christmas plates in another post. I have an eye for them – there’s 40 of them on my loungeroom wall!

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