Thursday, December 11, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

Snowglobe
Today, I am sharing some of our special Christmas treasures. I enjoy new decorations, but the ones we've had for many years are my favorite.

Snowglobe
My Nana gave me this snow globe when we visited Canada last year.

Snowman
A friendly snowman that rests on top of a door frame. I got him shortly after Phillip and I were married.

Christmas living room
My mom always put these Victorian Christmas bunnies out at Christmas time and now they live at my house. :0)

Christmas rabbits

Advent calendar
I have a weakness for Advent and countdown calendars. This one has little pouch with velcro candy canes, sleighs, teddy bears and more.

Advent calendar

Advent calendar
Another countdown calendar that I got from Avon over 10 years ago.

Nativity
And finally, our Nativity sets that remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. We have one on our entertainment center and another under our Christmas tree. Thank you for taking a look at my show and tell!


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85 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Kelli,
I really enjoyed looking at your decorations. I really love your nativity...the colors are so rich looking and I think the fabric you are using is so pretty!

An Help Meet said...

Kellie, I accidentally put my post over at paper crafting thursday first. Would you be so kind as to delete it for me? Thank you.

An Help Meet said...

your decorations are lovely. :-)

BECKY said...

Hi Kelli! Love the little snowman on the door moulding, and the snow globe from "Nana"!! I love seeing other people's special treasures!!
Have a fantastic Friday!!
Blessings, Becky

Julieann said...

Kelli, I loved all your special decorations, but I especially liked the snowman over the door frame--I have never seen anything like it.


Happy Show and Tell--I made it:)

Julieann

char72 said...

The snow globe is so pretty and I love the bunnies.
Charlotte

Gattina said...

I felt in love with your Christmas bunnies ! That's really special !

Jewelgirl said...

I love the snow globe it is so glittery! I like that kind of thing!
Your nativity is very detailed and
lovely. Thank you for showing us your
treasures!

Captain Ron said...

Kelli, I especially love the display in the bathroom! Very delicate and beautiful. Also the snowman on the door frame. I like things that work that way - (it looks like it should fall down but it doesn't). I think that's clever. And the Santa countdown calendar. That's really clever too with the number blocks!
Nancy

Nanna said...

fantastic show-n-tell Kelli, my grand daughter's into snow globes this year, everythign lokks great!
Helen

Melinda said...

Your home is so wonderfully decorated! It's always so warm and inviting.

Elizabeth G. said...

I love the Christmas star globe the very best.

I hope that you are truly enjoying the season.

I wish you loads of fun!
Blessings,
Elizabeth

JanMary said...

I loved hearing about the stories behind your Christmas Decorations. I really love the snow globe and the nativity. I am continuing with my daily Christmas blogging - today it is my nesting Santas.

Tammy said...

Your decorations are truly sweet...they are things that I would love around my home, as well!

I'm finally participating this week! I'm showing some old home made ornaments...

Blessings,
~Tammy

Scrapdolly said...

I LOVE your special christmas treasures.
I have a countdown very similar and the rabbits are too cute for words

Monique Elisabeth said...

Lovely things Kelli !! I love the snowglobe, that is one of my favourite things too.
The snowmen at the doorlist is very cute too and the calendars, such great ideas !!
Have a wonderful day !!

Zebu said...

Kelli,

Once again, beautiful Christmas decor! :)

I asked another blogger this question and will ask you, too. I will be starting my Etsy shop in the near future and saw that they only allow hand-made items, which is great. Yet, I have seen many things on there that are obviously not handmade, i.e. Thomas the Train, cookbooks, etc. I was going to post some homeschooling books that I have but don't want to go against the rules. Thoughts?

Elizabeth said...

I love the green cloth with the nativity set. It really brings it together.

Hootin' Anni said...

I like 'em all Kelli, but the Santa countdown from Avon™ is my favorite.

Today I share a Christmas Fairy Tale from a special holiday edition at our home.

Happy Weekend everyone

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. said...

Lovely things.

Alfazema

Breath of Fresh Air said...

Kelli,

I like the snow globe and it is special since it came from your Nanna. The snowman on the door frame is also cute. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed Christmas.

Breath of Fresh Air said...

Sorry Kelli, You will have to delete #31. It automatically came up with my address to Thanksgiving link.

Liesel's Garden Party said...

I always look forward to Christmas so I can get those treasured decorations out of the box. They bring memories of happy times and family now and gone =)

Magnolia Memories08 said...

Everything is beginning to look
like Christmas. Very warm and inviting to all your viewers.Thanks for hosting show and Tell Friday

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a lovely snowglobe!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

The snow globe and the Nativity setting are my favorites-the fabric under them is a great idea!

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Love this idea of Show and Tell. Thank you!

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

oops; pls remove number 44. Thanks. Nancy

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Hi Kelli,

I enjoyed looking at your decorations! That snowman that sits on the door trim is so cute and the snowglobe is my favorite!

Manuela

Lisa said...

Your decorations are truly special. I enjoyed looking at the photos.

A Hint of Home said...

Merry Christmas Kelli,
Thanks again for hosting show & tell.
Your decorations are full of memories for you and that is so special. They're all lovely.

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, Kelli, after months of wanting to participate, I finally got it together enough to do it!!!

Oh and that snow globe is beautiful. I love your priceless treasures.

nannykim said...

That is such a pretty globe--I have not seen one like that before! I love the quilt behind the bunnies--nice touch. And there is always something so exciting about advent calandars!!! The nativity is so nice toooooo!!!

Danielle said...

Mine's up, but I am not sure it's an "item". I wanted to blog about it anyway. By the way, I LOVED garlic bread twists, thanks for that recipe back in July.

Linda C said...

I enjoyed seeing your decorations - each one is special because of the memory behind it. Thanks for sharing that too!

I especially like the snowman above the door:)
Linda C

Jules said...

Thanks for sharing you decorations! I love the Nativity Scene and the Snowman above your door. :o)

Lady Katherine said...

The snow globe is beautiful and looks perfect in your bath. I just love your snowman, that is cut out to above the doorway! Now that is wonderful! How sweet the victiorian bunnies are in the rocker, and so special that your Mom had them in her home and now you are carry on the family tradition. You have me wanting to go find my calandar, we always put up for the girls! I gave them each one when they got married, but they still want the one I made long ago.

Tammie @ Are You For Real? said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas decorations with us. I love your Nativity Scene. I read a friend's blog last week, and she has very young grandchildren. I really appreciated her idea of having one sturdy-made Nativity set down low for the babies to play with, and to give her the opportunity to teach them the over and over the true meaning of Christmas. Great idea, huh?

LBP said...

Yngwie had the boy rabbit just like yours! I think Santa left it the first year he was born. I enjoy looking at your Christmas decorations.

Blessings
Linda

Heather said...

i love your snow globe! i used to have the same snowman that sits on top of the door frame!

Kelly said...

I think the bunnies are my favorite and they are in such great shape!! They are adorable!

Hugs~
Kelly

Needled Mom said...

What cute decorations! I love the snow globe. It is so unusual.

Isn't it fun to get the house all decorated?

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I enjoyed looking at all your decorations. That little snowman that sits on your door frame is so cute!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Kelli...cute...I love what you have done! Everything looks wonderful. I really like the nativity! Great job.
Blessings,
Debbie

Darla said...

Your decorations are great! My show and tell is a little craft for the kids.

Sha-Sha said...

That's the prettiest snow globe I've ever seen!

Judy said...
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Judy said...

I always love your decorations Kelli. I also have the calendar Santa but I'm not sure where I got mine from.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Judy

Elena said...

Beautiful snow globe. I do not have any but I definetly would like to collect them some day!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

Your pictures are so cute. Your advent calendar brought back such memories for me. My children loved doing the special something each day. I'm afraid they've outgrown advent calendars but I haven't. :)

Blessings

Gina

miss m said...

I have never seen a snowglobe like yours. It is so pretty.

Alice said...

I love your snow globe. It's so beautiful with the star. I've never seen anything like it. And, I have really enjoyed watching your blog the last week or so as you added your room-by-room tour. Thanks for some wonderful inspiration :).

glorv1 said...

I love your snow globes, I collect them as well. Very nice Kelli. Thx for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! I loved all of your pictures but my fav. was the fabric under your Nativity scene. I don't have anything under Nativity so I think I will get some shiny fabric today and put under mine for that special touch. Thanks for sharing.

Hope everyone at the Winn house has a beautiful and fun week-end together. Love, Debbi

LuLu & Co said...

Kelli- I your decorations all wonderful. I love hearing the stories behind an item. So special this time of year. thank you I really enjoyed discovering your blog today,
LuLu

Becki said...

Kelli,

As usual, I am inspired. I especially LOVE the display of your nativity on the green cloth under your tree.

Mrs. Miles said...

Ohhh - I always intend on going blog hopping right from here... but Kelli, your blog is SOO SO interesting and lovely I wind up spending FAR too long LOL.

Your decos are amazing, your living room both elegant and peaceful looking and your card and instructions a great rescource. Thank you so very much.

Frazzled Mom said...

Your house looks so cozy for Christmas. I especially love your bunnies. I have a soft spot in my heart for bunnies.

Brenda said...

I love the snow globe. i started collecting them for Kaytlynn. Right now we get the small ones,but when she is older I will get larger.
It looks so pretty how you have it.

Shopgirl said...

Your decorations are magical and the snowglobe is very pretty. Have a wonderful season.
Hugs, Mary

Andrea said...

I really like the snowman. :)

Naturegirl said...

Kelli your Christmas treasures are special~ love the snow globe!

Devita said...

wow! that's B-E-A-utiful!

Dianne said...

You have sweet decorations Kelli-thanks for sharing. I haven't played for a few weeks, but I'll be back. On Monday 'Boo Mama' is having a holiday tour of homes' and I'll show my decorations then. Right now our tree only has lights on it.

Mimi Sue said...

Love the things you collect over the years. Your cards are so gorgeous. Mimi

Grammy said...

Hi Kelli, I love your snow globe. I have always enjoyed them since I was a kid.I love all your decorations. Have a great holiday.

Linda said...

Kelli,

Lovely decorations, especially the bunnies, how adorable!

Linda

SMH said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE this idea of sharing our Christmas Decor.

Extremely cute home, Kelli!!

Cindy B said...

Kelli...I have enjoyed browsing around all these wonderful places...Happy Holidays!

Cindy B said...

Kelli...I have enjoyed browsing around all these wonderful places...Happy Holidays!

Barbara said...

wonderful decoration...Kisses barbara

My open roads said...

Your place is looking very Xmas'y! Love it!

Ms. Tee said...

I love your globe, Kelli, and how special that it came from your Nana! Silvery Christmas things seem to be my favorite. :)

TJ said...

It's all gorgeous Kelli! We finally put our tree up, and just a few decorations. With hubby's surgery, I decided that less was more this year.

Carrie said...

It was good to see your special Christmas decor items.
I just got to add my link even though the post was done Thurs. evening and published at 12:01 am.
However, due to the ice storm I awoke to no electricity, no heat, no internet and no telephone. Last night I and my 90-year old mother took refuge 50 miles away at my sister's home. I hope power will be restored so I can return home at least by Monday.
Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage

Wanita said...

Hi Kelli,

I enjoyed your show and tell. It's always fun to display treasured Christmas decorations that hold special memories.

Blessings,
Wanita

Jackie said...

Kelli, the Snow Globe is a treasure. I absolutely love it as well as your other decorations.

God bless.

Farrah said...

The rabbits remind me of the children's book, "The Velveteen Rabbit." It's so fun seeing other's holiday decorations! :-)

Divamom said...

Kelli, I love your decorations! Like you said, the new ones are nice but the old ones are treasures! I especially like the Avon countdown calendar. They always have the coolest stuff that you don't find everywhere. Now that I sell it, I have a little too much! LOL Thanks for sharing!

Ali said...

I love your Advent calendar and that snow globe is precious!

Lora said...

You've been given a blog award:)

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YayaOrchid said...

Kelli, I made a show n tell post, but I didn't know you had to link to here. I'm notquite sure how it's done, but I added my url to the little box and my name shows up on the list. If I'm missing something, pls let me know. Thank you!

BTW Love your decor and love your blog!

YayaOrchid said...

Kelly, I made a bbooboo. I entered my url, not permalink. So I reentered thinking it would edit my entry, but now it shows 2! Could you delete the first (#75)? Thank you!

Michelle said...

What beautiful decorations. I just LOVE that snowglobe!!