Thursday, December 5, 2019


Do you remember
 back in summer time 
I fixed you up a Cottage stew 
where blue and white 
were the meat and potatoes and 
I told you that
 Christmas was going to be dessert?
  Well, I still have a lot to show you
 so I thought we'd eat dessert first -
 and the parlor seems to be
 the logical room where 
it all comes together - and where...

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

I have had this 
sweet little Nativity set 
since the kids were little. 
 After they grew up,
 I put it away and 
this is the first time 
I've brought it out. 
It is probably close to 54 years old.
 I bought it at a craft fair
 all those years ago.

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go
Take a look at the five and ten, it's glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes that glow

I'm sure there are some of you out there 
that remember Woolworth's
five and dime store.

In Santa Cruz 
we had one on the main street of downtown. 
It was actually a 
Christmas experience 
every time I was able to go there.

One of my fondest memories 
when I was very young 
was going with 
my grandmother and my cousin and 
having lunch
 at the lunch counter 
of Woolworth's.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Toys in every store
But the prettiest sight to see
 is the holly that will be
On your own front door

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go
There's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well
It's the sturdy kind 
that doesn't mind the snow

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Soon the bells will start
And the thing 
that will make 'em ring 
is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart."

Meredith Wilson - 1951

Our beautiful little 
Christmas blue bird angel 
is the right one to sing 
the carol that is within 
everyone's heart 
at this time of year.

Please return next time and 
celebrate in our sitting room
 where the rumor is that 
Santa Claus is coming to town 
very soon.


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  1. What a wonderful tour!Gorgeous vignettes!Hugs!

  2. Beautiful Christmas decor Judy. Everything looks so festive. You have some sweet collectibles. You are so right. The time between Thanksgiving is short to Christmas. Thank you for sharing your lovely Christmas decorations.

  3. You have a fun and comfy home. The red luster is really gorgeous! Thanks for the tour!

  4. Judy!!
    How lovely and charming everything looks!! I just love your parlor and that Tree!!! So pretty!! I will never be disappointed in seeing your Kitchen even if there is plaid!! LOL!! I do admire that style and if i had another room left to decorate, I would probably decorate it in that style. I do plan on using some red checked and black checked ribbon in the Kitchen for the Winter..... But for Christmas, I stuck to my Victorian guns, so to speak, and remained true to the style that I love!! I so enjoy seeing your beautiful home..It is such a treat for me!! Are you on facebook? There is a lovely Victorian group on face book that I belong to and they all share their love for that style. I hope you have a great weekend, my friend!!

  5. I really love it, Thanks for sharing! Looking forward for more!

  6. Ok love it all. Your sweet nativity scene that has so many memories of years of joy is wonderful. I love love that little blue bird angel. You find the cutest angels. She is a sweet one. Happy Friday. Have a great weekend.

  7. Oh, Judy! Words fail me as I don't know what to say - your home is just so beautiful and you really know how to make it sparkle for Christmas!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Thanks for the lovely tour. I loved that little nativity scene from long ago. I am slow going this year. Have a wonderful Christmas season ~ FlowerLady

  9. It's all wonderful as usual! Yes.. the sweet wood nativity scene is just precious! And I love your mantel with all the greenery and the candles glowing against the mirror. I want one just like that. Ours is still unfinished from when we had the woodstove insert put in so we're thinking of tile around it which would look so pretty, and then the wood posts on the side and white mantel. I can dream anyway. Just showed hubby yours and he really liked it! So fun touring your darling cottage! Hugs.. Marilyn

  10. We had the same Woolworth experiences -- different towns, same story. I do miss it! I loved our Woolworths! And I love your beautiful home with its wonderful decorations. It's incredibly fun and festive and that's what I adore at the holidays.

  11. Judy, the pretty just keeps on coming! I love your nativity set and those lacy candles. Where do you find all of those gorgeous treasures?

  12. Hi Judy, you have lovely and beautiful Christmas decors!

    1. Thank you so much, Daniel. I appreciate your visit and your kind words..Merry Christmas..Judy


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