Of all my Christmas decorations, I treasure my All Through the House (Dept. 56) collection the most. Each piece is colorful, wonderfully detailed and represents a house and family as they would’ve lived in the Victorian era during the holiday season.
It all started about ten years ago when a member of my critique group gave me the Christmas tree as a gift. It was her intention to add pieces for me as time when on, but I didn’t want to wait that long–and besides, she moved! During the next several years, I fashioned the set to represent my own family. Four little girls, mama and papa, a kitchen wing and parlor, complete with an overstuffed chair.
Ironically, two of the girl figures have the same name as two of my daughters. The family is centered around that Christmas tree and decorating it in anticipation of Christmas morning.
My sofa table reigns supreme with that Christmas scene. It’s the first thing anyone sees as they walk into our living room. Here, I caught my little granddaughter standing quietly, studying each piece in fascination. It truly warmed my heart.
Ah, Christmas through the eyes of a child!
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS!