My New Favorite Holiday Decoration

Thanks to a smart and thoughtful friend, I have a new favorite holiday decoration. Kelleen knows I struggle getting into the spirit of things come December, and likes to send me a pre-Christmas present so I can get excited about the coming holidays. This year’s really did the trick.

Saturday, I found a big box on the porch. Inside was a present with the best tag a present could have: “Open Me Now!”

Under the wrapping, I found a holiday-themed Lego set: Santa’s Workshop.

Look what I got!

It includes the sleigh and reindeer, busy elves, and both Santa and Mrs. Claus. I was so excited I postponed all the chores I had intended to do, put a Christmas video on the TV, and got to work. The results were fantastic. Not only is the workshop with trimmings absolutely adorable (I love teeny stuff!), but it made me smile and laugh. Now it’s gracing my mantelpiece and making me happy whenever I think of it.

Santa, sleigh, and reindeer.
Santa’s Workshop (You can get to the rooms from the back side)
An elf hard at work!

Thanks to Kelleen, I’ve shaken my holiday blues. The Grinch is historyย and I am really excited about the coming holidays. All it took was some cute combined with fun and frivolous.

What is your favorite holiday decoration and why?


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Kit Dunsmore

Kit Dunsmore has believed in the magic underlying the muggle world since she was a child searching for the Shetland pony pooka she was sure was hiding in her back yard. She learned early on that books were magic doors into other worlds, and that she could revisit a beloved character or place by opening the right book. As she grew, she decided she wanted to make magic with words, too. Today Kit writes about things she loves: poodles and dragons, witches and artists, quirky underdogs and loyal friends. Whether her setting is 6th-century England, the imaginary Twelve Kingdoms, or an art-obsessed version of modern America, magic always finds its way into her story. She enjoys turning fairy tales inside out and watching characters sacrifice everything to reach their goal, but she also believes in happy endings. When she isn't writing, Kit experiences magic by making things with her hands. Over the years, she's made quilts, fabric sculptures, collages, sweaters, and blank books. Her newest interest is learning how to spin her own yarn, a skill guaranteed to strengthen one of her many delusions: that she is a self-sufficient pioneer woman. She also thinks she is a hobbit, a witch, an artist, and a good cook. Living in the foothills of Colorado, Kit enjoys the giant skies and prairie landscapes which suit her need for wide open spaces. In addition to hiking through glorious scenery with her husband or imagining herself living in the Middle Ages, Kit works as a pillow for her miniature poodle and polishes the next small piece of her handmade life.

9 thoughts on “My New Favorite Holiday Decoration”

  1. When she found out I wasn’t getting a tree, my friend, Phyllis, made me a little tree which sits on my mantle. That first year it had glass pinecones and tiny glass balls in shades of brown. It now has a bicycle made from copper wire, a wooden canoe, tiny clay ornaments made by my friend Gina, and two owls made by you.

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    1. That sounds adorable and perfect! My folks have gone to a table-top tree and I expect we’ll do that one day, too. Having handmade ornaments from friends is extra-wonderful! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  2. My favorite decorations are a nativity scene my brother and sister-in-law gave us the first year we were married and a Santa that my father painted for me.

    We downsized our entertainment center this year which left me with nowhere to put my decorations. I was pretty sad about it but my hubby commissioned some shelves for me and put them up last night. My favorite decorations will be in place this evening!

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