Saturday, January 01, 2011

My Sister's Christmas House

My sister Nancy and her husband Arnold live in a storybook kind of house. Nice beyond my own wildest dreams, I always get a kick out of seeing the place and exploring how she has decorated it. Nancy does Christmas major league. I lost count of the Christmas trees in the house. Many.

At any rate, here are photographs of her house, still decorated for Christmas as of her son's 40th birthday party which I attended there last night:

The house as I saw it on arrival.

I tried to get a good photo of this, but couldn't quite find a happy medium for the lighting. The cool part about it was that the gift box at the foot of the giant nutcracker soldier is filled with stars. It was a really nice touch.

Christmas tree in one of the front rooms.

If I had to choose, this was my favorite tree. It was in the formal dining room.

I reckon this was the main tree. In the den.

This was another cool tree. It's on a kind of landing over the front door. I don't even know how to gain access to that part of the house. But there are doors leading to that spot.

The snow-baby Christmas tree. This was also a really cool tree. Decorated entirely with ornaments known as "snow babies".

A mantle piece decoration. Very impressive.

A display of nutcrackers on the landing of the loft.

Another display that was hard to photograph. One of the coolest of the decorations, to my way of thinking. I got a kick out of just looking at it.

Looking down on the den from the upstairs loft.

There were lots of other Christmas decoration touches to the house which I didn't photograph. One of the thoughts that kept running through my mind last night was: "Man, I am so happy that I don't have to take this stuff down and pack it away."

But it sure was fun to see.

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