Art, Decorating

Merry Christmas 2021

It is hard to believe that 2021 will soon be coming to a close. I just wanted to take a few minutes and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Last year I did not decorate very much because of Covid, but this year I took some time and decorated a little. I thought I would share my home with you this year.

At my front door I have two angels by my door. I had painted these many years ago to go with a nativity that I had painted. I have since given the nativity away but still have the angels. The nativity was a Juliet Martin design and I painted these to go with it.

If you haven’t guessed already, I love angels. This grouping by my front door are byers choice angels and the angel tree is a Rosemary West design that I painted.

I put up a lot of small trees this year. I love seeing all the lights dancing through the house. Here are some pictures of the trees in the living room and dining room.

This one is by my front window and has angels on it. The angels were painted by Shara Reiner and Jane Lazenby.

I call these dolls my aunts because I made them to look like my beloved Aunts. They were a Christmas present to them many years ago and after their passing they came back to live with us. They are a sweet reminder of two beautiful people in my life.

A few more pictures of things in my living room/dining room.

In my family room, kitchen I put up a couple of trees. My main tree was all done in reds, white, silver and gold.

This year I painted Lynne Andrew’s 12 days of Christmas ornaments. Only problem was that I chose larger ornaments and they were heavy, so I had to tuck them back on the branches.

I loaded my mantel in my family room with holly and trees. I wanted to have the trees at different heights so I used pretty spools of ribbon under some of them. I was happy with how it turned out.

Here are some pictures of other things in my family room and kitchen:

I put a little tree in each bedroom, so that their would be lights in all the windows.

In my middle bedroom I was inspired to paint some ornaments after watching Andrea Garvey’s video on YouTube:

They were so much fun! Andrea is very generous; I have taken a number of classes from her. She is a great teacher, and her things are fun! You can find the link to the video here: Andrea Garvey Ornaments

I also put a few pink trees in my studio. The new one is LED and it is bright!

Like for so many of you it has been a bittersweet year for us. Last November my husband’s brother Rick came to live with us. With the help of Hospice we were able to care for him for 7 weeks until he took his last breath on Christmas eve. It was a special time for all three of us and we were so glad that we had that time together.

Rick was a big guy with a kind heart. He always loved adventure, the great outdoors, he was an avid reader and loved good food. He has been and will continue to be missed. This picture was taken many years ago shortly after we met. I am between my husband Al and Rick (right).

We hope you enjoy the tour of our home this year. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Big Hug,

Jane and Al

16 thoughts on “Merry Christmas 2021”

  1. Thank you for sharing Jane. I never saw Rick before. He was a big guy. Merry Christmas to you and Al and Happy New Year!

  2. Thank you for sharing your lovely tree decorated home. Its all just beautiful and your painted projects are wonderful too! Merry Christmas, Jane.

  3. Your home is just lovely, thank you for sharing. I love the nativity above the fire place did you paint it. The one out side is wonderful, I’m sure everyone enjoys seeing it.
    Merry Christmas.

  4. I am fascinated with all the beautiful decorations! Great job! You have a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing that with us. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

  5. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with all the gorgeous Christmas decorations the nativities were really beautiful merry Christmas and a happy new year

  6. Oh Jane…thank you for sharing your home photos. A beautiful surprise every time I scrolled down! I love your angel tree and the angel box it sits on. Your story of your two aunts brings tears to my eyes. Simply awesome…just like you!!! Thank you!!!

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