Saturday Snapshot: Christmas Decorations

Last weekend was fairly Christmassy–I spent part of Saturday decorating, and part of Sunday wrapping presents.  I have a small apartment, so I just get a little tree to set on a table.  But I seem to have bought small presents this year, so everything fit under it too.

Christmas Tree

I discovered that the tree looked far more interesting photographed in the dark!

I also put up my musical shepherds every year.

Christmas Shepherds (1)

These gentlemen and their flock were part of my grandpa’s Christmas decorations when he was growing up, so they’re probably about 75 years old.  You can still see the price stamped on some of the pieces: each sheep was five cents, and each shepherd was twenty-nine cents!

Christmas Shepherds (2)

Here’s a closer view.  I love how each shepherd is so individual, with his own personality.  Some day I must write a story about them.  They’re a bit worn–but that just means they have history!

What are your favorite holiday decorations?  I’d love to hear about them!

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12 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot: Christmas Decorations

  1. How wonderful that you have decorations from your grandfather! I don’t have any family heirlooms like that, but like to put up traditional decorations like garlands and use a lot of gold/red and natural ornaments like straw figures and so on. A subdued look but one I really love.

  2. dianem57

    The shepards look quite charming & not too worn! My favorite Christmas decorations are the Advent candles and our Nativity scene.

  3. Oh, I love the family collections for Christmas. I don’t have any of the ones my mother used to put out…but that was always a comforting thing to see. She had tiny little trees and deer on the mantle.

    I, too, have small Christmas trees…three of them. This week, I’m celebrating some Christmases Past in MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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