Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas at Mimi's Cottage

We are having our little neighborhood home tour tomorrow and I'm just about ready. I've been trying to clean a little everyday and I'm just about finished with the decorations. Well, I could still do a bunch more but I really should just stop. So here's a little preview of Mimi's Cottage.
When my kids were younger we bought this nativity at one of those ceramic places where you paint your own. We spent a few weeks cleaning them, then painting, then firing and now when I unwrap it I have those fun memories of the family creating this nativity. Please ignore that wire thing on the left. I now have a scripture I printed out on the computer stuck in the wire.

I stitched the Merry Christmas and have made several more for gifts.
I love my little sparkly village. I try to add to it every year at the after Christmas sales. The Mommy gave me a few one year as a gift.


mimi said...

Oh your cottage looks so lovely and inviting. I really love your nativity too. I have my Grandmothers and it has such nice memories for me as well. I can still picture it under her tree and then under my parents as I was growing up. I hope you have a wonderful time on your house tour. I know your guests will love your home.

Lorilee said...

Everything looks wonderful! I would be such a basket case over a tour of my house! What a wonderful memory for your nativity! My mom gave me my figures for my birthday the year I was married. My husband gave me the wooden stable to use with the figures.

Aubrey said...

That Merry Christmas stitchery you made is so darling-- I love the holly greenery border on it.

I can't wait to come and see everything tomorrow. I didn't realize you'd said Alicia's house was included--there's another I've always wanted to seet he inside of. I'm curious to see what her painter husband has done with their walls.

Annie said...

It looks so nice. Very charming houses!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Mimi, your cottage looks so nice. I would be going crazy getting ready for a house tour!
You are up in northern Utah? We have one son in Hyde Park, all the rest are in Salt Lake, Sandy, Cedar Hills, So Jordan, American Fork. My husband was born in Salt Lake I am a California girl through and through! I do not like the cold in Utah. We have a blessing and a baptism in January of two of our grand daughters, I am not looking forward to going up there in January! brrrrrr!
I put you as one of my favorites if thats ok with you.

creative breathing said...

Mimi, Thank you so much for the wonderful tour of your home at Christmas. Many blessings at this home! I am more than happy to have you copy my hearts. I hope that you too will make a gift of one to someone special in your life. My first heart was given to my mother at the age of 7. Merry Christmas to you! Elizabeth PS Did you try your hand at my puzzle to try and win the First Snow Heart? It is not too late!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I love the idea of a snow house on a cake pedestal! Your home looks perfectly ready for a tour!

Lallee said...

I love all of your vignettes. My eyes zero right in on the red. Love it all.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Everyone is going to love the tour of your home, I am sure! It looks beautiful!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Cuteness everywhere I look. Love the stichery and the glitter houses. Great job. I hope the tour goes well!!!

Donna said...

Love all your decorations, especially the sparkly little village. Your home looks wonderful.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!


Kathleen Grace said...

Adorable decorations:>)