Wednesday, December 9, 2009

White Wednesday, Little White Christmas Churches

There is just something so serene and peaceful about a country church. From my childhood drives with my family I can remember the small clapboard structures with the towering steeples. And when the snow dusted their rooftops they became magically beautiful; a place where one could slip inside, sit quietly in a back pew, and marvel at the sunlight streaming through the stained glass windows.
Here are a few of my small Christmas churches that I've been collecting for the last several years. These next few are found in my "Holiday Cupboard", which I showed this last Monday.


















These next few are on a tray on my coffee table downstairs.
Mostly metal votive holders.




This one is bisque.






These next few photos are newer larger lighted ones,
 with small interior bulbs.
I love how they look at night all aglow.









And this one in my Dining Room was a gift
 from my daughter Erin a few years ago.
We found it at the Seed Box when they had their store in Ozark.
Even though it's not technically "white", I wanted to share it.






Hope you're having a blissful week.
Many of you are getting snow.
 Maybe we will all have a White Christmas!




Say Hello to Kathleen and all the others at

Happy White Wednesday,
Debra

35 comments:

  1. Oh how precious!!! I love them. I actually did a church stained glass stepping stone for the pastor of our little church, a birthday present. It was quite primitive, but she loved it. I have been going to my little country church for 32 years now... I absolutely love it and the people are my second family. We have probably 100 members and usually 50-60 each Sunday.
    Glad you missed the storm... they are calling for 50 mph winds today that is going to blow the 8 inches of snow around and -3 tonight... I am so blessed to have a warm house to stay in.

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  2. Love all your little churches. I too am so drawn to little churches and I also love driving by and stopping at old churches, white ones are my most fav. Thanks for sharing, T

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  3. Oh my! I'm a sucker for houses! I always find myself drawn to houses in photos, prints, miniatures, etc. Love yours. They are precious!

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  4. Enjoyed looking at your photos - it's like a mini-tour! Fun during this season especially!

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  5. Beautiful, Debra! Thank-you for sharing your lovely collection of churches today!

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  6. Now that is a great collection! Aren't little, white, clapboard churches the most charming and quaint? Your gift from Erin is my absolute favorite. Thank you for sharing these with us.

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  7. Debra the churches are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. And yes we got snow last night. Might have a white Christmas this year.

    hugs
    Pam

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  8. I really like these... great collection.
    I could do that.
    Blessings,
    Lee

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  9. Hi Debra! Your house looks beautiful with your sweet church collection displays! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. I love all your holiday church houses. They are so beautiful. I bet the lighted ones do let off a lovely glow at nite. Blessings to you, :)

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  11. I love it Debra!!!!
    It is sooo pretteeee!
    What a gorgeous collection.

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  12. Good Morning Dear Friend...I am loving these precious little churches you collect!
    I have one...it lights up and I too enjoy looking at it and thinking of the wonderful little country churches I see when driving thru these back woods.
    Hope you have a marvelous week...donna

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  13. Debra, your collection of churches made me smile this morning when I brought your post up. I LOVE churches. When I drive into little towns around I look for the steeples and I love it when their bells ring. They add such charm to a city. All of your pretty churches must also add such charm to your cottage.
    Hugs~

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  14. Hey Debra!
    Love the little Churches... What a great collection! You are such a sweetie...And do such a wonderful job, sharing...
    Take care!
    Barb C.

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  15. Debra~~~

    Your collection is fantastic...I love each and every one!! Well, I am partial to the sparkly ones and the last one you bought in Ozark. I too, love looking for the church steeples and then driving by. The more simple, the better.

    xoxo
    Jane

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  16. What a wonderful collection! I usually try to pick a favorite but not this time... "I LOVE THEM ALL"! Have a blessed day!

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  17. Oh..........those are SO gorgeous!!! Each and every one of them!!! I've been on the hunt for a couple for my Mom... I think I'm in the wrong part of the US. LOL

    Have I said how much I love glancing in your windows and seeing bits and pieces of your house? LOLOL

    Seriously though... you need some cinder blocks just for one of those gorgeous churches so that you can think of me...I'm gonna go see what I can find...

    xoxoxoxo
    Those are so beautiful - and to me, so Christmas.
    ;-) Robelyn

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  18. So pretty. I really like that last one. Rosie

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  19. What a great collection. I know you look forward to Christmas each year so you can get those beauties out! Hope all is well. Just rain and wind here in NC. I want some SNOW!!! Big Hugs, Janna

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  20. You've got a really nice collection going on here. Thanks for sharing and hope you are taking some time to enjoy the holidays.

    Take care and stay warm!

    Kathleen

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  21. I love all your lovely little churches...I have the one in your first photo. If I had the room I am sure this would start me with another collection....smile...thanks so much for taking the time to share yours....blessings

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  22. Debra,
    This is the best post ever and I adore your little houses. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Lois

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  23. Debra, the little churches are so beautiful as most everything you post a photo of.
    Blessings,
    Rose

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  24. What a collection you have! I want to got into each and every one of them for a service! The last one with the sparkles is a sweet touch. I think real churches should have sparkles!

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  25. I love all of these churches! When I was growing up we went to a very small church much like some of the ones in your post. My mothers family has a reunion every year still held in a small, old church in a small town. It's great!

    Thanks for signing up as a follower of my blog...I'm following you now too!

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  26. Girl you got some churches!!!! :) They are all so beautiful, whether they are holiday themed or not!
    Inquiring minds want to know...do you have more churches or more sheep??? I'm actually scared to ask that question! ;)
    Beautiful!!
    everything vintage

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  27. Oh Debra- this post tugs my heart. I just love churches- the older the better.

    We love old things, don't we.
    I hope you are having a blessed week dear friend.

    Laura

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  28. What a perfect time of year to showcase your wonderful collection of churches. Each one is beautiful, but I think my favorite is the last one. Hope you are enjoying this blessed season.

    ~jermaine~

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  29. Love your churches. They also remind me of when I was young. Then they all looked like that -- before mega-churches. Stay warm! Jan

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  30. Love you little white churches!

    Dulcy

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  31. Debra,
    How wonderfully inspired you must feel when you look around your home and see these beautiful reminders of The Bride!
    They are so pretty. Thanks for sharing them.
    Deb

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  32. You have quite a collection. Each one is special and charming in it's own way. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!
    Gwen

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  33. Debra, what a pleasure to see your collection of churches! Have a blessed and peaceful holiday.

    Sandy

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  34. Very pretty! I like little churches too! :D

    -c
    yapping cat

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  35. Henceforth you shall be known as The Collection Queen!
    Girl, you have sooooo many beautiful collections, and now I discover one more!
    So pretty!
    Get ready to add to another one of your collections soon, hehehe! ;-)
    Anne

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