Sunday, December 8, 2013

Chevy Chase's Christmas Vacation Advent House



 This is the Advent House you see in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

It's so much fun to open a window each morning.

Each window is numbered.

The pictures are all Victorian Christmas Vignettes.


I've been wrapping presents and making baskets.
Chicken and dumplings and homemade shortbreads for a sick friend.

And the stockings I stitched 30 years ago are waiting for Santa to fill them.



15 comments:

Laurie said...

beautiful, and the baskets, what a gift, the Advent house and the magic books, , do you mind me asking how one comes about having these items, friends in high places maybe, ???lol!
Do they sell them after the movie?

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I think of You every time I see that movie and I see it at least once every Chriatmas, often more :-)

Christmas stockings almost didn't exist here when I grew up but I've heard more and more families have them now days. Smart since we usually plan our Christmas after Donald Duck and his friends celebrate Christmas (we've seen that show here every Christmas eve for 55 years now :-) ), the kids won't have to wait for so long if they have those stockings.

Have a great day!
Christer.

chickpea678 said...

Wow! Cool advent house. And I can't believe you stitches those beautiful stockings (well, actually I can.)

Patty Woodland said...

I'm sure your sick friend will appreciate the goodies.

We are getting our tree this week so I'll get to decorate. If we thaw out!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

WHY OH WHY can't I be like you??? ARRGGGGGG!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I LOVE that movie and never fail to laugh. Anything National Lampoon I get a kick out of. Tree is sitting out on the patio all wrapped in the netting which I brought it home in..in water of course. Branches are in water waiting to be added to the vases in the house...but..but..

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Love the way you hung the stockings--might have to borrow this idea

TARYTERRE said...

BEAUTIFUL advent house. Lovely baskets and the stockings are sweet. We hang ours but never fill them.

Barb said...

It all looks so pretty. That movie always bothers me because of the way the house gets trashed! I think I must be very anal!!

Guillaume said...

Funny, I still fill my stockings too.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm glad you bought the Advent House and not Cousin's Eddie's RV!

luckybunny said...

That is AWESOME!

Clotee S said...

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
By the way, I'm clotee. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

Regards,
Clotee

Kay said...

You are so very creative. I love how you decorate for this festive season.

Autumn May Dale said...

Cool! This advent house is what I am looking for. I want something like that in my house. Glad that you shared it to us.

Autumn May Dale