our holiday polar bear
Someone asked recently if Suzanne enjoys decorating for the holidays. The answer is obvious to anyone who has ever visited our home during the holiday season. This year her Arizona friend Lenore will surpass her with a total of 14 Christmas trees. That's probably only because we had to sell a bunch of our Christmas things in order to fit in the 20 foot container we brought to Ecuador. We also won't have a decorated front yard and a front driveway lined with lighted trees. Heck, we even decorated our 9 foot Saguaro cactus when we lived in Arizona!
|Suzanne's Santa collection|
is always out for the holidays!
|Suzanne collected these Anri nativity figures as a child. It has been|
an important part of our holiday decorations each and every Christmas season.
|Nearly every nook has something|
for the holiday on display!
|This is Holly,|
one of our special Christmas bears
|Rusty is one of our regular bears.|
He gets to wear a special headband
just for the holiday occasion!
|Our tabletop bear tree in the upstairs|
|Our back patio is the home|
of our Latin America tree.
|Our Snoopy tree is in the den.|
|Roger, of course, had to have a special wine|
tree. The cork ornaments are actual corks
taken from some of his favorite wines
|Roger's wine bar also features a "Wine Santa" bringing|
gifts of good wine to all good boys and girls!
(provided, of course, that they are of legal drinking age!)
|Our musical Snoopy, decked out in his holiday|
shirt, stands guard next to the "Peanuts tree".
|Back in Arizona, this tree was our|
"secondary tree" The 10 ft tree we had in Arizona
would not fit here, so this has become
our main living room tree...it just did fit!
|Suzanne loves angels and you'll always find some in our house |
all year around. However, there has to be a special one
just for the holidays and here she is!
|There's no longer a tree for our antique ornaments so Suzanne set|
some display containers for them at a few points in the house.
|We even have a "Christmas Cheerleader"|
sure to help get our guests in the holiday spirit.