I added a bit of sparkly editing today just for fun, but I enjoy having actual sparkles during Christmas. The blue tinsel garland has silver stars in it while the cluster of colorful stars on the right look as if they’re erupting from the base. The two white angels were purchased years ago at a church Christmas sale and are taking a ride in the horseless sleigh. πŸ™‚ In the background in the mirror you get just a peek of our French Christmas table cloth.

This is our Noah tree, gifted to us by my sister-in-law many years ago. The base is the ark, Noah and his wife, and duos of animals while there are two sets of similar small ornaments on the tree supplemented by tiny gardening-themed ornaments from who-remembers-where-or-when. Candle St. Nick/Santa stands ready to deliver gifts over on the left. On the right is one of my latest additions, our Swedish gnome with whom I fell instantly in love at an IKEA visit in southern California. Still deciding on a name. Lars? Sven? Ragnar (more of a Viking sound)? No matter, he’s adorable.

Life in Colour: kaleidoscope

  1. beth says:

    so pretty and I love sparkles too

  2. Heyjude says:

    You weren’t kidding when you said you liked Christmas decorations! Lots of great memories there. Even Odin looks fab, 😍 have a great holidays Janet, and thank you for your bright month xx

    • Odin. Ha! That’s not all the decorations either although when in various rooms it’s not overwhelming. We all love the decorations so it’s been a joyful time of decorating for many, many years. You have a blessed Christmas as well and although I understand why you’re not continuing the challenge next year, I’ll miss it. It’s been so much fun.

  3. I’ve never seen a Noah tree so thanks for sharing. I love the Santa too – handsome guy.

  4. Very pretty! Merry Christmas to you and Bill and here’s to an excellent 2022, too.

  5. Ally Bean says:

    I’ve never seen a Noah tree. It’s cute and unique.

    • We’d never seen one either but it’s lots of fun. When we lived in Cleveland, there was a Christmas store nearby run by artists and they had ornaments and all sort of Christmas things from all over the world, although mostly Europe and the US. We got lots of things there, including the Noah tree, although my s-i-l bought it for us.

  6. Your tree and sparkles are wonderful! Your gnome is cute! Your French tablecloth looks lovely. All are treasures!

  7. What wonderful decor! Happy Holidays!

  8. scr4pl80 says:

    So cute! Maybe if I wasn’t the only one putting out the decorations and maybe if we had more room I would because we certainly have enough stuff but all I could think about was the work to put them all out and then put them all away again. I love the sparkles πŸ™‚

    • I love putting them out. Putting aw, not so much. But because of the individual boxes that’s easy and can be done a bit at a time. That’s also why I often leave them up until mid January. Lol. When we have a big tree, I let my husband and the girls if they’re here decorate it because by the time I get all of this up I’m done for the season. πŸ˜‰