This is the Christmas tree in my parents' bedroom. When they were having this house built, my mom was already planning to have a tree in this room. Their bedroom is on the front of the house, and it has this wonderful, big window. She decorates this tree mostly with white and gold and a few touches of red.
This vintage gold ornament with the glitter design came from my maternal grandmother's collection. My mom and uncle found these in a box after my grandmother passed away. The ornaments were made in Austria.
I love this sweet little Victorian doll ornament. It was given to my mom by our great-aunt as a gift several years ago. I see another Austrian ornament to the left of the doll.
This wall sconce is on the dining room wall. In all the times I've been to my parents' house, I don't think I've ever noticed the candle snuffer on this sconce. Pictures really are the best way to see everyday objects. I gave my mom these music candles for Christmas one year -- found them on etsy, and I just love them. My mother-in-law received some, and I have some too. You may see some of the same ornaments and little accessories in all of our homes; we like to share the love. :)
The dining room chandy. I may have to copy this idea. ;-)
My parents' Department 56 "Snow Village" looked so cute last year. They got a bunch of pieces to the village years ago, but my mom only puts out a small part of it now. I think this is just the right size.
I love all the little details.
My mom and dad on Christmas Day last year.
This is Gracie, enjoying all the excitement of the holiday.