Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #20

Thirteen Christmas Decoration Photos

I've seen a lot of people do this, and I thought it was cool. So I took some photos of some of the Christmas stuff we put out every year.

1. Yukon Cornelius - As you'll begin to understand as you look at all of these photos, we love the characters from the old 1960's Rankin/Bass Rudolph. Yukon Cornelius is one of the greats. I always loved the supply list he wanted to buy, "Corn meal, gun powder, ham hocks, and guitar strings!"

2. 'Bominable Snow Monster - This is the Christmas ornament that is modeled from his fearsome look before his encounter with Herbie the dentist.

3. Snowman Pottery Candle Holder Thingy - This is something Lovely Wife bought, but I think is really cute looking. Plus he sits still very well for photos, so...

4. Rudolph Singing Characters - Each of these is battery powered and sings a song from the show. Santa sings "Jingle, Jingle, Jingle" and so forth.

5. Charlie In The Box - Younger Brother bought this for us several years ago, and it's one of my favorites. I love that line he has in Rudolph, near the end of the show, when Santa comes to The Island Of Misfit Toys. "It is! It's Santa! And Look, Rudolph's leading the way!"

6. Various Snowmen and Santas - In this one, you can see one of our picutes on the wall we wrapped. A few years ago, I was trying to come up with new ways to decorate, and I had a brainstorm. We took down most of our pictures on the walls and wrapped them like presents during the Christmas season, and hung them back up. It puts lots of Christmassy looks right at eye level. Try it! As for the other stuff in the photo, we've ended up with lots of things from over the years, and just set stuff out everywhere we can. I like it that way.

7. Snowman - The material this snowman is made from is an old chenille bedspread from my maternal grandmother's home. This bed spread was on the bed in their spare bedroom. I remember laying on it and just rubbing all of the little bumps on it. Several years ago, Big Sis had a friend cut out what usefull pieces she could salvage from the old spread and had her make us each a snoman. I thought it was a unique way to keep a little bit of our past with us a Christmas time.

8. Sainted Mother's Snowflakes and Izzy - Years ago, my Mother made us a whole bunch of hand crocheted snowflakes for tree ornaments. We keep them in a special box and put them all over the tree every year. The other ornament is Izzy, from the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games.

9. Lighted Santa - We've had this guy for years and years and set him out in the house somewhere every year. He's old, and we've had to change his bulb many times, but he's still lighting up.

10. Santas, Snowmen, and various things - More displays of different Christmas things. The Santa from Polar Express, our little flip-flop clad Santa with a manatee, etc.

11. Large Nutcracker - One of Lovely Wife's nutcrackers. She has a set of three that are about 18 inches tall each.

12. Wreath - This is part of one of our wreaths that we put out every year. I'm easily distracted by shiny things and like the glittery items on this wreath.

13. Tiny Glass Nativity - I like this little bitty item, and the Christmas doily with Peace On Earth written in it.

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Le laquet said...

I have not decorated because I am going away in the morning until after New Year's ... I'll be getting the decorations out there when I get there!

amy said...

How nice!~ I love Christmas lists. I really like the snowmonster

Laura said...

what wonderful treasures!
my tt is up. 2 cents said...

Alot of great decorations! I really like the nutcracker!

Skittles said...

I love the way you did this with the pictures. The one made from the bedspread must be so special to you.

Happy TT and thx for dropping by mine.

Sunflower said...

very nice list! happy TT!

Mine is up too!


Heather Smith said...

Great 13! We have a lot of the Rudoplh Ornaments at my mom's house. I love Yukon Cornelius too. And my friend would love the Santa with the manatee. She's down in Miami now working an internship where she gets to take care of manatees. She thinks it's heaven!!
Hope you have a very merry Christmas!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Great ornaments. I love the Rudolph cartoon theme. Your snowmen and Santa's are too cute. Very festive. Thanks for visiting and have a very Merry Christmas!

Caylynn said...

Great Christmas decorations! So beautiful. :) Rudolph is one of my favourite Christmas shows, so I really like all your Rudolph ornaments and decorations.

Happy Holidays! :)

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Love those ones from the claymation movies!

Sparky Duck said...

Every tree should have an Izzy!

Nice decorations though

Di said...

Now I REALLY feel guilty that I don't have our tree up yet! Of course, we are a mixed marriage, so waiting until Hanukkah is over kind of makes sense.

I have ornaments that are almost as old as I am. When we were little, my grandmother would always put a cute, cheap little ornament on top of our gifts and we saved them. So when my sister and I went out on our own, we had our own ornament collection started.

Carmen said...

i get the feeling that you like Christmas TV specials. :)

Emily said...

IZZY!!! hehe, I like that one.

Melissa said...

I love your snowman candle thingy and your mini glass nativity. And I vow to learn how to crochet those snowflakes one of these years!

busy91 said...

I love Christmas knick Knacks, I have many around my house. Merry Christmas.

Norma said...

You have a very special collection of Christmas items.

Thanks for visiting my TT on memories of Christmas gifts.

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