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Monday, December 15, 2008

Pixie Elves and Other Christmas Decorations

The year was 1969. My mother purchased this tree topper blinking brightly off and on ~ off and on as I sat dreamily (is that a word?) on the couch mesmerized by just everything in my presence. You see this was the Christmas I knew my Mr. Brown Socks was going to give me an engagement ring. Could this be why I have a new found love for Pixie Elves? My mother still puts this sweet topper on her tree each Christmas because she knows how much I love it.
Recently I found this vintage planter which I just adore. While shopping last week I found these other two little elves in a big plastic bag of old ornaments and Christmas decor at my local thrift shop for 1.99. Excitement!!
Below is a picture of this year's Christmas tree. It is full of lights and loaded with ornaments. I just love looking at my ornaments with a new love for them each year.
The little reindeer is plastic and was my husband's as a boy. His mother always had it hanging from her tree. When she passed away, it came home with me.
The ribbon banner reads, Keep Christmas In Your Heart.
The nativity sits on my sofa table front and center of my open living room/entry. The flash makes it look very gold, but it really is pretty.
I have the holy family plus the three wisemen. There were animals available, but the pieces are so big I didn't think I needed them.
I hope you are warm as we are getting closer and closer to Christmas. It is bitterly cold in my part of the country. Until next time........

16 comments:

southerninspiration said...

Awww, so does Mr. Brown Socks call you his little pixie???? Sweet post!
Suzanne

ksarra said...

What a precious post, and I loved looking at your beautiful Christmas decorations. That little pixie on your Mom's tree has a smile that seems to say, "I've got a secret Christmas surprise!"

Cathy said...

Great post! Love the pixie's. Your nativity set is gorgeous.

Cathy

Shellmo said...

Your tree topper is great - fun! And the nativity is so beautiful!

lvroftiques said...

Awww Donna I love the pixies too! They remind me of my childhood. I had a large pixie that sat on my bed. It was made of felt. I think my mom still has it. And your nativity scene is breathtaking! Vanna

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love your new header!

This year I have found the tea at Walgreens in the Christmas food section, Walmart near the wrapping paper (?) and safeway. Let me tell you, it is ALWAYS a hunt.
It is made by Celestial Seasonings.

Good luck!

The Muse said...

i was delighted to see your elves..but more so as i continued the post to find your divine nativity...it is beautiful!

thank you for your blog visit! i am glad that my blue monday brought back memories of "mom" :)

Melissa Miller said...

Hello Donna,

What a beautiful Nativity scene. I have never seen one done before in glorious golds and coppers.
It just glows with warmth.

I wanted to let you know if you would like to post and share the Christmas Spirit Award PLEASE know that I am passing it to you as well!!! :)
I just ran out of room on my blog list at the bottom page. I really need to figure out more features on these things. I'm not the best at this computer stuff. LOL!

Have a wonderful day my friend. ~Melissa :)

Bo said...

Hi Donna...aren't pixies just the cutest things! Your mom's tree topper is almost an antique or maybe it already is...amazing she has it all of these years later. This was a fun post! ;-) Bo

Knitty said...

I loved this post and see what you meant about our similar tales. I heartily agree with your comment about faux flowers too. That made me laugh!

I'll be back to read more as I like your style.:)

Gollum said...

I remember those! What a neat collection! And what a joy to take this little trip back to that time.

profenretraite said...

Ohhh I love all the little pixies and elves! What a sweet story to go with the topper! No wonder you love it! Your nativity scene is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your wonderful decorations...Debbie

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a great tree topper! I have several of teh knee-hugging elves too.. so I understand your passion. ;o)

Paula said...

Beautiful things! I love those Pixies and hadn't thought about them in a long time.

Stephany said...

Love your Christmas decorations. I like the nativity scene.

tardevil said...

I love old elves! (you might have noticed on my blog) I love ALL OF YOUR ELVES, and it's nice to know why you like them so much. The nativity is GORGEOUS! You don't need any animals as it's so pretty just as it is! Happy New Year!