Tessie Fay

Hello!

I'm Tessie. I'm an artist and surface pattern designer living in Minnesota.

Christmas Family Room

Christmas Family Room

Well hello again. Nice to see you. 

I am especially happy today because our house is all decked out for Christmas and nothing makes me happier than coming down the stairs in the morning and seeing the tree all lit up!

I thought it would be fun to share all my holiday decorating this year. So let's begin in the family room.

Christmas Family Room

The stockings were hung from the chimney with care...

Christmas Mantle with Handmade Stockings

I made these stockings years ago. I designed all the patterns by hand then used tacky glue to glue all the little felt pieces on.

Handmade Felt Christmas Stockings

My sewing skills have greatly improved since then but the kids will never let me make new ones because they are all so attached.

Handmade Stockings

Our family gets a real tree every year but we cut down our own for the first time ever. The first couple of days it smelled amazing.

Christmas Tree

The kids LOVE the train.

Christmas Tree Train

We have lots of traditions that center around decorating the tree, but the first thing we do every year (after stringing the lights) is to find the perfect spot for our butterfly cave.

Butterfly Cave

And here are a few more of my favorite ornaments... The puffy snowballs from England.

Snowball Ornament

The glass Cinderella ornaments that my Uncle Jim gave to me in High School.

Cinderella Ornament

Sparkly snowflakes.

sparkling Snowflake Ornament

12 days of Christmas ornaments from The Land of Nod.

12 Days of Christmas Ornament from the Land of Nod

Yoda asking Cinderella to Dance.

Cinderella and Yoda Dancing

The Woodland Creature Ornaments I made a few years back.

Woodland Creatures

And these little gift toppers/ornaments that I made last year.

Handmade Gifttag and Ornament

And to round things out, a few throw pillows from Target.

Target Reindeer Pillow
Gold Target Pillow

And that's the family room all ready to host 20 people this year. Seriously. I think we might be crazy.

Christmas Family Room

Come back tomorrow to see more rooms decorated for the holidays.

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Nook

Christmas Nook

Uncle Jim

Uncle Jim

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