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Monday, December 28, 2009

Mariposa's Christmas Decor

So glad to be back to Fun Monday before ending the year!

The lovely Gattina is hosting this week and her task for this week is --

Just take a picture of one Christmas ornament which you love the most, explain why, and if you don't have any explanations it's also OK. For those who haven't celebrated Christmas, just take a picture of something else you love as decoration.

This is quite easy to do and I have more than one. I remember doing a similar theme in my first year with Fun Monday, but of course I'm not posting that old photo. ;)

First off, here is my Christmas tree! This year I did not so many decors like I used to but I decided to bring the tree out the porch. This is a favorite decor as there was no Christmas without it. So here it is with its lights. I love them in feels nice listening to the lights sing those Christmas carols. 

Then under the tree is where my gifts are. (I know there are not decors but I love them and my Christmas tree is not complete without them!) I love wrapping gifts and moreso the fun of distributing them to friends and families. Here is my taking a short break with my wrapping of gifts adventure. Iwas not halfway then...but the IT Guy asked me to pose and so the obedient me did as he told me and you see there one harassed butterfly! LOL


 And my most favorite Christmas decor of all is the Nativity! And most especially this one as this was given by a friend 12 years ago. One of my most treasured decor. For 12 years I have kept it and I intend to keep it forever. By the way, here in my place we this Belen. We always display the Nativity in our living room every Christmas. It's not so big we can put it on top of a table, a low shelves, etc.


 So that's it. Let me go and visit the others now and see what they have. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2010!

Hugs and Kisses,


Sayre said...

Your tree is beautiful (as are you!) and I agree, your nativity is lovely. My parents used to have one that was plaster cast and handpainted by my mother. It was gorgeous. Unfortunately, it was also irresistable and my brothers and I played with it - until the pieces broke. I'm very sad about that...

My post is finally up!

Sayre said...

Oh, and I'll add you to my FUN MONDAY list on my page. Once you volunteer, you're pretty much it!

broca's area said...

i so much miss these...:(

not much celebrations of these in this part of the world:(..

plz send em some of those lovely cakes:))

Gattina said...

The nativity is real cute! We have a very big one Mr.G. got when he was 2 years old, in Italy there were no Christmas trees but very big nativity scenes ! If we would put the whole village together with farmers cows, houses etc, it would take half of the room, so we used to squeeze it under "my" German Christmas tree, lol !

Nobody volonteered so I will announce your devotion, lol !

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful my friend. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and have a very Happy 2010 :)

Pamela said...

we have a little nativity scene that my husband bought when he was just a young teen... so it's probably 50 years old. We display it, too!

Faye said...

Hi Mariposa! Glad to see you back with Fun Monday and thanks for volunteering to get the new year off. 2010 is going to be exciting for you, I'm sure.

My Nativity is a multi-colored pottery one that my friend made for me about 40 years ago--very precious. Like you, well-wrapped Christmas gifts are the best decoration for the tree. Your tree is quite festive and how fortunate to live where the weather is mild so you can enjoy it outside.

Janis said...

I also display a nativity at SIL made it for me 35 years ago. Wrapped presents under the tree makes it look so festive. Happy New Year to you and yours Mariposa.

Pamela said...

do you have a topic for fun monday?