Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday Sharing

As we count down the days to Christmas, we thought we would share with you today one of Mom's favorite Christmas collections.  It is behind us on the dining room table in full display.

This is Mom's Dept. 56 collection of the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Most of the "days" were gifts from her children.  Let's take a closer look.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
A Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the second day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
2 Turtle Doves

On the third day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
3 French Hens

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
4 Calling Birds

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
5 Golden Rings

On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
6 Geese a Laying

On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
7 Swans a Swimming

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
8 Maids a Milking

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
9 Ladies Dancing

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
10 Lords a Leaping

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
11 Pipers Piping

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming

And if you put it all together, here is what you have.  Shall we all sing together?

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming
11 Pipers Piping
10 Lords a Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a Milking
7 Swans a Swimming
6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

In the center of the display we have this 15 inch tall glass Santa.  It is a handpainted blown glass piece by Thomas Pacconi.  There are so many beautiful details in this treasure.  It is one of Mom's favorite Christmas Santas.

Our Sunday Selfie

We just want to add that we think the Twelve Days of Christmas needs one more verse that brings lots and lots of SNOW to all who love it - like US!!!

We hope you enjoyed seeing a little more of how our home is decorated for Christmas.  The next two weeks are going to be very busy for all of us.  Our human brother and family will be visiting for Christmas.  It seems like our house is the main gathering place for all the family fun.  Our two human sisters and families, who live in our area, will be here all the time too.  That makes Mom and Dad, their three kids and spouses, and the SIX grandchildren who range in age from 6 to almost 12 - that makes 14 Peeps and 2 Furries (Santa, can you please one more furry?).  We have so much fun with everyone but it doesn't leave us a lot of time to post and to visit.  We will do our best, but know that even if you don't "see" us, you are still all in our hearts that are filled with wonderful holiday wishes for you.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning 


Brian said...

We totally love your 12 Days of Christmas!!! Y'all keep a watch out for the Santa Dude!!!

Mark Muller said...

that's a wonderful collection.... and to see them all together makes christmas to a super special fest :o) have a fabulous time with the furmily, eat treats as much as you can and get 87k belly rubs and hugs and kisses during the howl-i-days :o)

Madi and Mom said...

Ahhhh Ciara and Lightning what a beautiful collection your mom has. We were not familiar with Dept. 56 but NOW we are thank you.
Lets see if mom did the math right you two will have 28 hands to pet you and love you and feed you.
That is a ton of hands.
Happy Happy Happy for sure you all have a wonderful Christmas and we'll catch you on the flip side.
hugs madi your bfff

Mitch and Molly said...

The Christmas decorations on your dining room table are just fabulous!
Have tons of fun with your family, Ciara and Lightning!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Those are lovely decorations and it is good that there are two good dogs who don't break things.

Cinnamon said...

We love your dept 55 display.
Having family over for christmas celebrations
will be fun, enjoy your time together.
Love to all.
Merry Christmas
xo Cinnamon and Linda

rottrover said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful collection. Ciara, I know it was your idea. Lightening probably just wants to break that Santa!!


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Love your Christmas decorations. It's always fun to take them out each year. Sounds like you'll have a houseful. Hope the kids drop some foodables. And we hope you get some snow.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What a cool post!!! Love all the decorations!
Merry Christmas

Idaho PugRanch said...

We love the Christmas decorations, and that they are gifts from your children makes them all the more special. Enjoy the holidays with your family!
Mom got to spend this afternoon baking cookies with the Airman Grandaughter who is home for the holidays.
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

The Florida Furkids said...

Pawsome decorations! We hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family!

The Florida Furkids

Ziggy Stardust said...

Mommy is crazy go nuts for that beautiful collection. Thank you for sharing that. If I get some snow I will try to figure out how to send it to you. We are gonna be real busy, but not as busy as your family. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Ziggy Out!!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely Christmas pieces with us. They are so special. As we are kittehz, there are not many breakables out in our household. **giggle**

Dory and the Mama said...

What wonderful Christmas pieces!!! If we don't "see" you, have a very Merry Christmas!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Marg said...

Wow, that is one fantastic collection of the 12 days of Chrismas. Bet that was such fun to collect. We are just glad there aren't any cats that live with you all.
Sounds like you Woos are going to get lots of attention over Christmas with all those peeps around.
A very Merry Christmas to all of you.

Cupcake said...

Wow, what an incredible collection! That's very special. Now that I have the song in my head, when I was reading all the people coming to your house to visit, I could almost sing the 12 Days of Christmas using all your family members. Grandparents, Children, Spouses and Grandchildren. Don't forget "And a new puppy in a pear tree!"

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

That's a beautiful collection, made more beautiful by the memories it made in the gifting. Enjoy the holidays@

C.L.W.STEP said...

We loved seeing your little figurines. They're adorable! Hope you have a Merry Christmas, especially with all that family visiting. Should be great fun!

Sketching with Dogs said...

Ohh, those 12 days of Christmas figurines are so lovely!
Hope you get your wish for snow.
Dip and Elliot x

The Army of Four said...

We love those special decorations! Mom LOVES that glass Santa - he's so detailed and gorgeous! I especially like the French Hens. I've always wanted to know - do they speak French?
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

sprinkles said...

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing, I loved it and can see why your mom does too.

We've got some snow here that I wish I could send your way. Most of it's melted in the front yard from the rain, but we still have some in the back yard.

Merry Christmas!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Very nice and so festive!
Happy Holidays
Lily & Edward

Melon said...

I too have been very busy over Christmas. Looks like you've done a much better job keeping up with blogging than I have!
Your 12 days of Christmas ornaments are lovely. You must treasure them a lot, especially gifted from your kids!