Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas at Casa Golondrina


It's beginning to look like Christmas at Casa Golondrina- 
our new home in El Paso.

Earlier this month, as I emptied crates of Christmas treasures from their home in the garage, I rediscovered old and new friends , as I do each year.

They each have a history and tell a story of sorts creating their own Christmas tour.
Here are their stories:)

Sagrado de Corazon
Each of the three gold tin hearts is a Sagrado de Corazon- or Sacred Heart. My dear friend Anna said they represent Jesus's love for humanity.Isn't that a beautiful message this time of the year? I bought them on our last trip across the border before we moved. Somehow I knew I would find a home for them.
Christmas Angel
The tall gold angel is exactly like the gold angel I gave another dear friend- Lupita- many years ago.
Three Wise Men
The three wise men belonged to my mother.
As a child, I thought they were so beautiful, and I still do.
Christmas and Blue and White
This buffet has displayed so many of our Christmas favorites- all nestled in with my blue and white.

I bought the red velvet and glittered poinsettia stems years ago on a trip to Laredo with my friends, Anna, Mary Jo, and Fran. Mary Jo pulled an enormous trailer with her husband's truck that day to hold all of our finds, and I have never laughed so hard in my life.

Christmas Tree 2017
And when we moved in, I didn't have a Christmas tree that would look right in a room with high ceilings. I found this one at a warehouse sale with my daughters which always means lots of laughter and comments of  "Oh, Mom." 

Christmas Tureen Collection
My collection of tureens survived the move, and I feel comforted seeing them in their traditional location.

I want to thank Katie of Let's Add Sprinkles for organizing this wonderful Cozy at Christmas Holiday Blog Tour.
All of these ladies have stunning homes and amazing Christmas decor.
Make sure you visit all of them!
*****



27 comments:

Katie Mansfield said...

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous treasures. The wise men are wonderful. It all looks so beautiful.

My thrift store addiction said...

Your tree is gorgeous and I love your wisemen! Happy to be touring with you this week! Blessings, Cecilia

Eilis said...

There is something special about your first Christmas in a new home- the joy at seeing familiar and loved pieces in their new homes. You have so many beautiful Christmas treasures. I love how you have styled them together.

Tammy Lagaly said...

What a beautiful home! So many beautiful things to look at, how do you get anything done? I'm afraid I would be tempted to just sit with a cup of tea and enjoy it all day long. Those hearts! Thank you so much for sharing. Delighted to be touring with you this week!

Bonnie said...

Laura, your home is beautiful! I love your Wise Men that were your mothers. Your tree is elegant and stunning! You have excellent taste and I'm loving everything I see.
Hope this Christmas will be especially wonderful for you and your family.

Decor To Adore said...

What an absolutely gorgeous tree. I love the jewel tone. Your collection of sacred hearts is truly lovely. May you have a very merry Christmas season.

Jeanie said...

How wonderful to be spending Christmas in your new home. And I love your supersize-me tree! It's perfect with your tall ceiling. And that angel with your blue/white vases is a real gem. So much to love here, Laura, but especially the thought that you are connecting with your "old friends" in your new home.

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe, how very pretty everything is. Loving your tree. I know you are excited having your first Christmas in your new home. How wonderful. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Ever Evolving Home said...

Your home looks so elegant and beautiful! Your tree is amazing!! I hope you have a wonderful first Christmas in your home!

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Everything looks so glorious - enjoy your first Christmas in your beautiful new home!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Gorgeous home and gorgeous Christmas decorations!

bj said...

I love your pretty Christmas decorations...and the tree is gorgeous

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I am loving your three wise men too. And that wonderfully tall Christmas tree with all the red...Oh my! I need that one for sure! We have tall ceilings too and they just make everything look small and squat.

Cecilia said...

Love the pretty and meaningful decorations. How wonderful to have special memories attached to them! Love your pretty tree with all the poinsettias!

Lea said...

Everything is so lovely and such beautiful treasures. Hope your first Christmas in your new home is extra special!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Thinking of you during this most special time of the year and wishing you a blessed and beautiful Christmas in your new home.
Your lovely collections and Christmas Tree are beautiful indeed.
Jemma

Sarah said...

All beautiful, Laura! I love bringing out special Christmas pieces each year, just as you do. Christmas traditions are important to me. I enjoyed seeing your special pieces and reading their stories. Thanks for sharing. The large tree is gorgeous!
Merry Christmas!

taylorlisa said...

You have collected some beautiful treasures over the years. Everything looks lovely.

Laura Lane said...

Classy and pretty my dear!
Christmas blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
Laura

Manu said...

Wow thanks for sharing the decorations of your home!
Love

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin from The Dedicated House said...

Oh, how gorgeous! I love the way you decorated your tree! Stunning! Thanks for sharing! Have a Happy Holiday Season! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Terra said...

I like everything you are sharing here in your photos. I would display the hearts year round, the one you show is glorious. I like all the red on your tree, the wise men and all you did.

Botanic Bleu said...

Laura,
What great memories with friends and family for all of your Christmas decorations! Hope all your family is able to be together for Christmas this year, either in El Paso or another location...

Merry Christmas,

Judith

Art and Sand said...

Oh my, your home is so beautiful decorated for Christmas.

Jann Olson said...

So many gorgeous family pieces! Also love your collection of tureens.
hugs,
Jann

Pura Vida said...

It all looks so beautiful and festive! Love to see your treasures!

Sandra said...

Lindas imagens. Feliz semana.

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