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Sunday, December 31, 2006

"Undeck the House"?!






I never tire of the decorations with the little white lights.
There is lots of greenery in my house adorned with simple bows and cones.

I think I could just keep them up and call them Winter Decorations after pulling all the Santas. We do have many Snowmen already which will fit into the January's theme..if we ever get real snow!

Angels too, can always be included into house decor for reasons other than Christmas. They were indeed needed by me last year when I went through all my health scares!

The reindeer are so simply "Laplandish" which inspires thoughts of snow and winter! Maybe they'll be lucky charms to bring it on!

My favourite piece of furniture is the old cherry wood pump organ that belonged to Great Grandfather and which still works beautifully. In my dining room, it is especially beautiful when the lights are on at night. It makes me think I'm in some special alcove of a unique heritage restaurant. So peaceful, warm and inviting!

The hanging rug is a Victorian picture called, "Winter Deep" and shows the couple skating on a pond. I'll keep that up.

The tree and wreath will come down soon after New Year's but I shall savour the others just a bit longer. My Winter Delight.

Mother of Invention, in no hurry!

24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are you "supposed" to take down the lights? I like my little tree too.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

 
Blogger RennyBA said...

Thanks for sharing your Winter Delight - you really surround yourself with beautiful things and I am glad to know!

Wishing you a blast of colors tonight too:-)

Sunday, December 31, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoying the decorations is one of the best things about the season! The pictures are darling.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 31, 2006

 
Blogger Barbara said...

Beautiful, tasteful decorations. Maybe you should just enjoy some of them a little longer. Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 31, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to find someone else who is reluctant to put all that beauty away too soon. Lovely pictures, MOI. Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 31, 2006

 
Blogger Maggie said...

Beautiful MOI. Savor the magic as long as you can! Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 31, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your photos and the decorations in them. It's amazing that you got such a precious organ that belonged to your Great Grandfather and it works! Your home is lightened up with love and warmth, indeed.

Wish you have a Happy New Year!

Monday, January 01, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Bobealia: Many think New Year's Day people often leave it up longer. We have a 12th Night tree collection here so I'll leave it up a few more days.

Renny: Thanks, Renny..you too and I'll check your pics!

Brooksba: Thanks, I feast on them for a long while...it's my favourite season. Happy new Year!

Barbara: Thanks! I think I'll do just that...it's a long winter sometimes. You would make the organ sound beautiful!
Happy New Year to you too.

Pauline: Then your litle tree will keep mine company across the miles! Have a wonderful 2007!

Maggie: Thanks! I'm all into savouring as much as possible. You too!

Fennymun: Thanks. It is an amzing piece and I wish I could play!I'm glad you can feel that by looking at these pics.

Happy New year!

Monday, January 01, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your home looks quite cozy. I love the organ as well. Happy New Year!

Monday, January 01, 2007

 
Anonymous Brian said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. We have three cats, and my wife talks about them on her blog all the time.

Have a Happy New Year.

Monday, January 01, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Stephen: Thanks...I like it because it has character....mostly mine but my husband's in some rooms!

Brian: Cats are great! I'll check her blog out if there's a link. Thanks!

Monday, January 01, 2007

 
Blogger meno said...

That really is a beautiful piece, especially with the lights on. Great pictures.

Monday, January 01, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They could be called seasonal decorations!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

 
Anonymous colleen said...

I love the second photo. Is that the rug? I got to go do some undecking myself. Christmas decoration after the 1st always look depressing to me.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One year we left the tree up until the last week in January. Go for it!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

 
Blogger Richard said...

The onl disadvantage of not taking the holiday trimmings down is that they will become less special.

On the other hand, what is wrong with garnishing up the house to look green and alive during the dead, dark nights of winter? (Mind you, this winter has been pretty mild, and the lawn was reasonably green until it snoewd Boxing Day).

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Meno: Thanks..I love it and just wish I could play.

Old Lady: Yep, I'll but that!

Colleen: Yes it is the big rug. I love Victorian pictures. I did take some down today...sadly!


Bob:Well, I feel right in line then! Was it real?

Richard: I've removed all the Santa type obviously Christmas stuff but I can rationalize all the snowman winter stuff. maybe it'll be a good luck charm to bring on the snow! Not much in sight right till Jan. 16th. Strange winter.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my yes, it was real. we still have a few needles buried in the carpet as proof.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful thing that old pipe organ is, wow what a treasure! I'm starting to take down my decorations tonight and I'm telling them "see you next year". Makes me kind of sad to box them up for the attic.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Bob: Remember to wear your slippers!

Lynclay: It sure is a family treasure and a great piece even if no one can play. I have packed up all the decs except snowmen but have yet to make the trek to the attic. Is yours in an old house? Ours is a great storage place and would make a neat studio or loft as it is on a 3rd floor and full height except along the sides.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh so nice! looks warm and inviting :) I esp love that piano..

Thursday, January 04, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Mystic Rose: Thanks! It is a cosy warm and earthy place as is the rest of the house. Suits our personalities!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

 
Blogger Kilroy_60 said...

I LOVE! the pump organ with the decorations.

Yes, I say, keep the decorations up for winter and put the Santas away to rest. An interesting side note here...TheSpecialOne put her snowman collection out early last year and added several new pieces. It snowed more and more often that it had for years. This year she didn't put them out at all and we've barely had cold let alone snow. The weather people are blaming El Nino; but I think it's the snowmen!!

I, by the way, have a large Christmas ornament that hangs in The Writer's Nook year round. 8-) You know what they say about ever day being "a present".

I'm still in the "mode of four" from the first post --------(-)--> Let me know if you decide to list on BlogShares; I definiely want to buy in. 8-D

Friday, January 05, 2007

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Kilroy: I love the putting out of snowmen to bring it on! I have those snow globes, mostly musical ones, and I shake them to bring on snow. It works sometimes....not yet though.

It's neat to have that "present" in your writer's nook...that place looks so cool.

Sorry butI'm notlikely to do the Blogshare thing...not much my kind of thing...and ask Annelisa, she can tell you that I'd hardly even understand the directions!! She tried to get me to do that Peace Globe thing to no avail! Hope you get others though.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

 

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